A whole school assembly celebrated a successful half term. Congratulations to our new Form 6 prefects who collected their badges from Mrs Daniell. They look forward to the responsibilities and challenges of their new roles. Well done to Yeats who won the first house cup of the year. Also, a big thank you to our wonderful choir who sang a rendition of ‘The sun’ll come out tomorrow’, from the musical Annie.
In Roman times, the town of St. Albans was called Verulamium and was burnt to the ground by the warring Boudicca only to be rebuilt by the Romans. The girls really enjoyed their workshop where they were free to touch and pick up Roman objects found beneath their feet during past excavations. When trying to work out their use, some of the artefacts were far more puzzling than others. Some caused revulsion; why would they have a sponge on the end of a stick? Did they really use a tiny spoon to scoop wax out their ears? One of the most impressive ideas was a ring that was not decorated with a pretty stone but a key to a precious container. Was this where ‘keyring’ comes from? They enjoyed the intricate mosaics that must have taken months or years to make, the decorative coins made from precious metals and of course, the remains of dead bodies in lead coffins.
On Friday 13th October, the whole school participated in the annual harvest festival celebration, led by Mother Sarah in St Michael and all Angels Church. In preparation for this, the children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 created harvest hats, which they wore with pride on the day.
Form 6 created a magnificent display at the front of the church with gifts donated to the Upper Room charity,
The choir and flute group helped to make this occasion memorable. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event so special.
This week the nursery children have been learning about harvest. They made their own soda bread and tasted lots of different fruit and vegetables. The children enjoyed the Harvest Festival at St Michael and All Angels church.
Thank you very much to everyone who donated for the ‘Genes for Jeans’ day. The children looked brilliant in their denim on the day and we raised a fantastic amount of £386.26. This money will help thousands of people who are currently suffering from a genetic disorder and be used to support research in to fighting genetic disorders. As part of the fundraiser, each class designed and decorated a shield with denim. The children had great fun doing this and all the shields were extremely creative. This meant the Thorneycroft House Captains had a tough decision judging them. However, Form 3 were crowned the champions, a massive well done to them. Thanks again to everyone for your generosity.
We have been taking part in ‘Beat the Street’ for a few weeks now. The other day we received a visitor to see how we were getting on.
Beattie the hedgehog asked if he could stay with different CBPPS families for the weekend and go on their walking, running, scooting or cycling adventures around the local area.
Our Junior Travel Ambassadors were very excited to launch ‘Beat the Street’. This is a fun community challenge to see how far you can walk, run, scooter and cycle around your local area.
We hope you are all enjoying using your cards to collect points as you travel between each box. We look forward to seeing CBPPS move up the leader board.
Thank you to Harriet, who came to assembly to talk to the children about the initiative. She left Beattie the Hedgehog with us to join in the game.
Beat the Street runs until Wednesday 8th November 2017.