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Football vs Leamore – Unbeaten run goes on!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

On Monday, 8 children headed over to the Forest Arts Centre with Miss Ellicott and Mr Masterson in our brand new minibus, to play football against Leamore (Mr Mobberley’s new school).

As the weather is so poor at the moment, we played indoors in their sports hall.

When the game got underway, despite the early pressure from Bosco, Leamore took a surprise lead. This seemed to spark Bosco into life and a good passing move led to Elliot Butler cooly finishing past the excellent Leamore goalkeeper to level the game at 1-1. The next ten minutes proved very fruitful for Bosco with Josh Harris grabbing 2 goals and Elliot adding a 2nd to give Bosco a 4-1 half time lead.

Agata made a couple of  superb saves at the beginning of the 2nd half, showing bravery and skill. Jamie, Alfie and Abbie held firm at the back allowing the midfielders and strikers to attack and add to the lead. Josh completed his second hat trick of the season with another excellent finish and then Elliot, who worked hard all game, added to his tally to also complete his hat trick.

This made the score 6-1. The next goal was scored by the determined, Elliot Hill, who passed the ball brilliantly all game and so really earnt his goal. Leamore managed a late rally to pull 2 goals back, but Bosco had the final word with further goals from Elliot B and Josh.

The match finished up 9-3 which was probably a fair reflection of the game. Bosco passed the ball well all game and could have had many more goals but for the very talented Leamore goalkeeper. Dylan captained Bosco for the first time and did a great job.

We thank Leamore and particularly Mr Mobberley for the game which was played in the right spirits and also for their hospitality.

This result leaves the Bosco side unbeaten in the Autumn term which is a great achievement. Well done!

Sponsored Sleepover

Sunday, 2 December 2012

On Friday, 30th November, 42 children from Class 5 and 6 at St John Bosco School took part in a sponsored sleepover. The event was held to raise money for our partner school in India, the Mulvalia. The children at the Mulvalia school are very poor and in need of financial help. They live at school during term time and have to sleep on the floor of their hall with no mattresses or comfortable bedding.

Therefore, the children in class six decided that it wouldbe an excellent fundraising idea to emulate what the Indian children do for a night and get sponsored for doing so. In total, over £500 has been raised in sponsorship money.

On the evening, the children arrived at 6pm, very excited! Miss Ellicott organised some sports games in the hall before we played Wii dance for a bit. Later we played a giant game of duck, duck, goose before class 5 vs class 6 benchball. Of course year 6 destroyed year 5!

After that the children had supper (biscuits and hot chocolate) before they got into their sleeping bags and lay in bed watching Elf.

Despite the fun and excitement, the children did eventually fall asleep and stayed quiet until 7.30am the next morning.

In the morning, we had breakfast (toast, tea and juice) before playing more games. Parents arrived at 10am to take the children home.

The children were extremely well behaved and they all had a brilliant time. Thanks to the staff that helped us out – Miss Joyce, Mrs Stocking, Mrs Carter, Mrs Cresswell, Mrs Hart, Miss Evans and Mrs Knight. Also a big thankyou to Mr Adams who ensured we stayed warm through the night by sorting the heating for us! The children were so good that it allowed the staff to have a lovely time too, so they’ve even agreed to do this again next year!