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Archive for February, 2018

Pancake breakfast

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Thank you to all those that joined us for a very successful pancake breakfast.

Worcester Wolves Basketball Players Visit Bosco

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

We had a fantastic afternoon of basketball as two professional players from Worcester Wolves visited to teach the children some basketball skills and to speak deliver an assembly. Key Stage 2 rotation was great fun as the children worked on their dribbling and passing, and played some fun basketball team games. The players, Dallin Bachynski Elvisi Dusha, then delivered an assembly. Their main message was to enjoy whatever you choose to do and to put the time and effort into your chosen career. Thanks to the players, to our parent helpers Raj and Dean who set up the basketball posts and to Worcester Wolves for allowing us to watch them play and sending their players into visit. A memorable afternoon!

Sorry and Forgiveness in Year 1

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Over this spring term, we have been learning about Jesus’ parables and the messages they all send. These stories have taught us how important saying ‘sorry’ and forgiving people is and how all of our actions have consequences to them.

Here we are taking part in an activity called ‘Conscience Alley.’ In this activity, we were given a scenario and discussed the kind and unkind choices we can make and consequences they have.

We also had a very special prayer time where we used balloons to reflect and write about what we are sorry for. We got in to a circle and tossed our balloons as a sign of God hearing our prayers.

Finally, we wrote our prayers on stars and they are now all up in our prayer area!

Indoor Athletics Festival

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

5 of our upper Key Stage 2 children enjoyed an afternoon of athletics over at Tipton Sports Academy. We had a great time competing in a javelin throw, long jump, individual races and relays. All of our children were impeccably behaved, doing their best and encouraging each other throughout. Well done all and thanks to the staff who made it happen.

Y4 Football Finals

Friday, 9 February 2018

Our Y4 team played at Wood Green Academy in the finals of the West Bromwich football tournament having won their league a couple of weeks ago.

We played three matches in total, winning two (3-1 and 4-1) and losing one (1-2). This meant that we finished second overall so came home with runners-up medals.

Well done to the whole team who played really well. Our player of the tournament was our captain, Remari who led by example throughout.

Boys’ Football League Games

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Our boys played two more league games over at Harborne Rugby Club. We were top of the league going into the evening but found it tough going at first in difficult conditions. Once we adapted and began playing at a faster pace, we looked a strong side. Everyone involved performed to the best of their ability and we deservedly won both games – 1-0 against St. Mary’s and 2-0 against Bells Farm. This now puts us firmly at the top of the league with two games left to play. Well done to all of the boys and we look forward to our remaining matches in March.

KS1 Indoor Athletics

Thursday, 8 February 2018

10 of our year 2 children enjoyed a sports afternoon at Tipton Sports Academy. They tried a range of activities including running, balancing, throwing and jumping. Everyone had a fantastic afternoon and we were pleased to finish 6th out of 18 teams at the event. A great experience. Well done to all involved.

Worcester Wolves Basketball Trip

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Some of our year 5 and 6 basketball club members were treated to a thrilling game at the University of Worcester Arena. It was the first leg of the BBL Trophy semi-final and after being 16 points behind at one stage, the Wolves stormed back to draw the game 86-86. We all had a fantastic evening and now look forward to some of the players coming in to see us next week.

Cyrille Regis Memorial Day

Thursday, 1 February 2018

We held a day in school to remember the great Cyrille Regis. He sadly passed away at the age of 59 and we wanted to hold a day to remember him and celebrate his life.

In their best Baggies clobber – donning anything blue-and-white they could get their hands on – pupils arrived in their droves to pay tribute to Cyrille Regis who sadly passed away last Monday.

As a school in West Bromwich with probably 80% of our children and families being West Brom fans we wanted to mark the occasion in some way.  Lots of children and families have been affected by the news of Cyrille passing away. 

The day started with a mass dedicated to the life of Cyrille, with pupils and staff – draped in Albion scarves and flags – praying for his family and the many people whose lives he touched. Then came a special “footballers’ lunch” with some of The Man’s finest Albion goals playing on the big screen.

Senior staff led the tributes to “a true gentleman”, with Albion-daft youngster Emily opening up about what Cyrille meant to her.

“Cyrille was bullied because of being black but he didn’t run away and let it get to him,” she said. “He stood up for it but he didn’t fight. He was a gentleman.

“He deserves his life to be honoured.”

WBATV also came along to film some of the day – https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/january/children-pay-tribute-to-cyrille/