The annual Junior School Pumpkin Party took place on Friday evening and was a resounding success. Over 100 children attended, over a hundred doughnuts were eaten and lots of apples were dooked for! Mr Goldsmith was a very busy quiz master for the evening.
The Fancy Dress competition was again very popular with children wearing a wonderful array of costumes, some quite topical.
Without the help of parent volunteers the evening would not have been possible. A very special thanks goes to the team who ran the stalls and also importantly those who helped behind the scenes.
A number of IB students also worked really hard and were invaluable in making the evening a success. Head Girl, Linsey Scott and Head Boy, Justus Imkampe judged the Costume and Pumpkin Carving competitions.
VISIT FROM CERES FOLK MUSEUM
On Tuesday Year 2 were visited by two volunteers from Ceres Folk Museum who allowed us to handle a huge variety of artefacts that would have been found in homes and schools in days gone by. Our favourite artefacts were the train set, the carpet cleaner and the handwriting booklets. We are really looking forward to setting up our own museum in our classroom next week!
There was a sense of poignancy this morning, as the Pupils, Staff and Parents of St Leonards Junior School gathered for our Armistice Day Assembly and Act of Remembrance. Paying tribute to the five St Leonards Seniors who gave their lives through conflict, pupils from all year groups participated in the service of readings, poetry and music. Our Year 7s led the Act of Remembrance in front of Hepburn House to remember all those who have given their lives in war, especially the 400,000 British soldiers who died in the Somme a century ago.
The Pupils are to be congratulated for their composure this morning.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
7C were fortunate to welcome Dr. Gillian Thomson to their Latin lesson earlier this week. Having spent half-term in the Eternal City, she was kind enough to share her family photos and experiences with us.
We were treated to a whistle- stop tour of Italy’s capital from the Vatican and St Peters, to the Coliseum and Parthenon via the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps.
Dr. Thomson enthusiastically delivered an entertaining mix of fun facts, anecdotes and historical information, ably assisted by her daughter, Faye. A big thank you to both of them. Year 7 were left debating whether a school expedition to Rome might even top the French trip!
WOODLAND CLUB - CAMBO ESTATE, KINGSBARNS
We have received information from Chris Childe, a freelance Environmental Educator specialising in Forest School and Earth Education. For the last four years he has been successfully running woodland clubs at Cambo Estate.
He will be running an outdoor woodland holiday club for 6-12 year olds at Cambo Estate on Thursday, 29 - Friday, 30 December.
Bookings made before Wednesday, 30 December will receive £10 off the normal booking price of £50.
If you would like to hear more, please contact Chris directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School has no experience of this club, so cannot give a personal recommendation.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISING FOR ST LEONARDS
The Parents Association is pleased to let you know that we have raised enough money to fund 3 items on the Headmaster’s Wish List!
1. Modular Staging worth £5,536 requested by the Drama Department.
2. New Plasma Screen in the Junior School needed for presentations to students and parents for £1000.
3. New Junior School play equipment for £1000.