The U12s take on Mary Erskine
It was an action packed game which was end to end from the first whistle. An early goal from Fiona put us in front and Mary Erskine drew level on the stroke of half time. Midway through the second half MES took the lead but Millie Love brought us back on level terms with an great finish. MES struck again and with 5 minutes left Fiona completed her brace. Another great performance from all involved.
The U12B Team had a hard fought game, with end to end play in the first half. Eva had 3 balls which just missed the target by centimetres. Spirits were high and with determination the team upped their game in the 2nd half. Great linking play allowed St Leonards to attack the Mary Erskine goal line. Corinne fed a fast ball past the defence and Eva finished it off, and scored the winning goal. Superb!
Magnus earns his Blue Peter Green badge
We are all immensely proud of Magnus for earning the ultimate accolade: a Green Blue Peter Badge. With the aim of building a shelter for hedgehogs, Magnus cut up old pallets and constructed a superb home for them over winter. For his initiative and endeavours, Blue Peter recognised Magnus' contribution to wildlife and awarded this sought after award. Congratulations, Magnus.
DR. SWIFT VISITS YEAR 3
We have launched our new monthly competition, 'Artist of the Month'. Presented to a pupil who has not only produced a stunning piece or work, but also put a great deal of effort into his / her art, this award will be presented monthly. With the pictures framed in our 'Artist of the Month' gallery, we will also produce a calendar at the end of the year.
Many congratulations to Freya in Year 5 for her superb landscape piece, inspired by Joan Eardley.
YEAR 2 ENGINEERING TALK
Year 2 had a visit from two real engineers, Jonny Chernin’s parents, Margi and Leon, as part of our inquiry into simple machines.
They introduced us the tale in which Archimedes, who had been examining the properties of levers and pulleys, built a machine that allowed him to single-handedly move a ship and her crew across a harbour.
Leon had created an amazing system of pulleys that allowed us to replicate this venture in the classroom, much to the delight of our class! Pulleys certainly made this job easier.
COMMANDER DOUGGIE BOSPHORE-WARD MBE
Our warmest congratulations to Mr. Bosphore-Ward's husband, who was awarded an MBE at an investiture at Buckingham Palace by Prince Charles. Commander Douggie Ward, a Royal Naval officer, has been recognised for his work on gender equality & LGBT within the Royal Marines and Royal Navy. He joined the Royal Navy as a Logistics Officer in 1997 and has served in a variety of ships, submarines and shore bases. As a qualified Barrister, he has also undertaken operational tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bahrain, as well as other legal posts in the UK. He currently serves as a Prosecutor at the Courts Martial. Douggie is also a Stonewall Scotland Role Model and works with the charity Diversity Role Models to give anti-bullying talks in schools around the UK.
This is a superb achievement, and a richly deserved accolade for Commander Ward.
YEAR 4 ARE FLYING WITH THEIR 'UNIT OF INQUIRY'
In conjunction with our 'Unit of Inquiry', investigating processes, Year 4 have been exploring the language of instructions. Here, we made paper aeroplanes. One group had picture instructions, one group had word instructions and one group both. We all agreed having both was the best scenario but all our planes were airworthy. Great fun!