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Archive for April, 2012

Soccer Star Challenge

Friday, 27 April 2012

Pupils from St John Bosco Primary School developed their penalty skills and raised money for a good cause after The Soccer Star Challenge arrived at school.
Each pupil in the school took it in turns to take 3 penalties into the special inflatable goal which used a sensor to measure the speed of the shot.
The children had been introduced to the challenge several weeks ago by none other than Gully-Mouse from Gullivers Kingdom and many of them had raised money for the school’s chosen charities.
Once the challenge was complete and the scores recorded various prizes for the fastest shots were awarded including trophies, balls and tickets for a trip to Wembley.
Everyone enjoyed activities and raising funds at the same time.

43.2 MPH


Friday, 27 April 2012

Year 6 students from St John Bosco Primary School learned about the world of work through a two day workshop led by staff from Connexions in West Bromwich.
During the activities the pupils learned about the qualifications needed to gain certain jobs, the types of job people do, how trends in employment have changed over time, how technology has changed the world of work and much more. They even learned about some of the jobs certain celebrities did before they were famous.
The activities included filling in job application forms, taking part in interviews, producing posters and using the internet to research jobs and taking part in numerous discussions. All of these held the interest of everyone and an enormous amount was learned. One of the key points that kept reoccurring was that Maths and English is paramount to nearly every job and that reliability and trustworthiness is the biggest factor an employer looks for in potential employees.
Although only 11 years of age many of the class have a good idea of the career they would like to pursue in the future and through this workshop they gained a big insight into what they need to do to turn this into a reality, next year when at high school and beyond.

St John Bosco v St Joseph & Theresa’s

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Mr Mobberley and Miss Ellicott took two teams along to Chasetown in God’s own county of Staffordshire to play against St Joseph & St Theresa’s School (who are also outstanding just like ourselves)

Miss Ellicott took charge of the younger team who played brilliantly and won 7 – 0. At the time of writing this I’m not sure of the scorers or details but the team comprised of :- Kamil, Nolahan, Elliot H, Elliot B, Jamie, James, Dylan, Alfie and Abbie. A great result well done.

The Year 6 team took on their opponents and opened the scoring through Sandeep. This goal was soon equalized and then the opponents went ahead. Mitchell scorede to level the scores before a J & T free kick went through the wall to make the score 3 – 2 at half time.

The second half began and the score was still the same after 18 minutes. By this time the younger players and Miss Ellicott’s game had finished and they were watching and offering their support. This must have played a part when Mitchell scored a late equalizer.

3 – 3 would have been a fair score but with 10 seconds remaining St John Bosco gained a corner and all of the team except goalkeeper Megan packed the area and the ball fell to Mitchell at the far post and he swung his foot at it to score a late late winner and complete his hat-trick.

Team: Liam, Cain H, Connor, Justin, Megan, Luke, Sandeep, Mitchell, Ethan.

I normally take a team photo for these match reports but completely forgot. However, for those old enough to remember it, Mitchell’s final goal was very similar to the one Man Utd scored against Bayern Munich in Barcelona both in it’s timing and style – so a photo of Ole it is!

Polly on Holiday

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Over the Easter holidays Isabella and Jude York took Polly parrot to Weymouth. Polly played on the beach, went to the Arcade and even had a ice-lolly. Polly had a brilliant time and can’t wait to go on another trip.

St Patrick’s Celebrations

Friday, 6 April 2012

Year 6 pupils from St John Bosco Catholic Primary School joined in with the recent St Patrick’s celebrations at the public art Galley organised by Sandwell Irish Society.

Prior to the event the pupils were visited in school and taught some traditional Gaelic songs and poetry by singer Clare Diamond and mastered the tricky words really well they also visited the Public in advance of the event to take part in a range of art and craft activities under the guidance of a professional artist.

On the day of the event the pupils took part in the parade around West Bromwich town centre before taking their place on the stage and performed a range of traditional songs and Irish favourites such as the Wild Rover accompanied by Claire, to a huge audience, they also enjoyed some traditional Irish food and took an active role in the remainder of the celebrations and activities.

The pupils are pictured here in the parade and with Claire Diamond outside the Public after performing.

The pupils would like to thank Siobhan Gorman from Sandwell Irish Society for allowing them to take part in the activities both before and on the day.

Eco Bus

Friday, 6 April 2012
Students from St John Bosco Primary School developed their knowledge of science and geography last week following the visit of the Sandwell Eco bus to the school for two days.
The bus, which is owned and run by Tipton Litter watch, is fully equipped and staffed to provide a range of activities for pupils to take part in a range of activities related to environmental issues and awareness.
Each class in the school spent time on the bus learning about recycling, writing raps, making models and circuits and learning about solar energy plus lots more.
This was a fantastic opportunity for everyone and a great learning opportunity.

Coin Trail

Friday, 6 April 2012

Year 6 pupils from St John Bosco Primary School at West Bromwich organised a fundraising coin trail to raise money for the Catholic
Charity Father Hudson’s Society, which they are focussing on.
On Monday all of the clases raided their piggy banks (and probably
their parents’ too) to bring in as much loose change as they could.
This was used to create a coin trail on the school yard with each class competing to make the longest continuous line.  When the
trail was complete it was measured and was over 300m long and
contained just over £130 of 1p and 2p coins.
The longest individual line was created by Year 2.
I was very proud of the effort and enthusiasm of the class. They were
keen to organise and take part in the event and did so well.

Catholic Netball

Friday, 6 April 2012

Having already been declared both Sandwell and Black Country Champions, the school netball team set off for St Augustine’s School to take part in the Catholic Cup. With one team having to pull out at short notice this meant there were two games to play. The St John Bosco team were missing a couple of regulars but still had lots of experience and this showed as they won both games comfortably with Megan scoring loads of goals and Chris and Elliot chipping in too. Success on the night was marred with a bit of unfortunate news, the finals are an all female affair, something that was not made clear on the original entry. This meant Luke, Christopher and Elliot – all crucial team members were not available. Late replacements had to be found. The new look team did a good job on Saturday morning drawing their first game 0-0 and only just losing their second. Unfortunately this wasn’t quite enough but well done both sets of players.


Friday, 6 April 2012

Students from St John Bosco Catholic Primary School in West Bromwich acted as ball boys for Walsall Football club’s crucial match v Stevenage  at the Banks’s Stadium.The day  began with a training session and match on the astroturf pitch before the children led out by Christopher Law welcomed the teams onto the field and spent 90 minutes helping the game run smoothly.Everyone enjoyed an excellent day in a very closely contested game which earned Walsall a valuable point as they try to avoid relegation and maintained the school’s record of Walsall not losing when they go.At the end of the game the children were congratulated by Walsall Community director Adam Davy for their terrific enthusiasm and behaviour. A signed Walsall ball was awarded to Jack Summers for showing the best attitude. Everyone looks forward to their next visit, hopefully in the pre season and Walsall still in league 1.