Year 5 children took a trip to town and visited the Beaney for an exciting Victorian workshop. They learned interesting facts about old Victorian toys and had the chance to dress up as Victorian children and use their imagination in creating toys of their own to play with!
Our annual Music, Dance and Singing performance filled St Edmund's Theatre earlier this week and showcased the talents of 160 children.
Pupils from St. Stephen's Infant and Junior School, previous pupils and our visiting Partner school from Madrid collaborated to perform a medley of music, dance and song from around the globe. The show was a sell-out and a number of dignitaries attended.
Pictured in the photo to the right are; Mr Stuart Pywell (Headteacher), Sheriff, Cllr Jeanette Stockley, and her escort Cllr Ian Stockley, Virginia Villar (English Teacher) and Maria Jesus (Headteacher of CEIPSO Principe Don Felipe of Madrid) who can be seen preparing to enjoy the show.
We also wish to thank St Edmund's School and staff for the use of their Theatre and Recital hall for the show this year.
"Throughout the Galaxy! In the Star Trek movies Starfleet trainees face the almost impossible Kobayashi Maru test. This is a test of leadership under pressure against impossible odds with a no-win scenario always present.
Mrs Shelley Andrews, Mrs Sarah Harmer and Miss Jo Harrison faced this test with over 150 children from our school, the Infant school and our Madrid school, PrincipeDon Felipe Boadilla Del Monte. Our teaching and young stars; encouraged, joked, demonstrated, leapt around, giving Musical direction and dancing steps enthusing our children with a love for performing. It was a real masterclass both from our teachers and from our children. A wonderful evening’s performance of Global Voice. Congratulations". Mr Stuart Pywell, Headteacher
St. Stephen’s had a fantastic day raising money for Comic Relief. In assembly the year 3's had the whole school laughing watching them tell jokes and pulling funny faces before learning about the importance of Comic Relief. The assembly finished on a high with most of the teachers getting splatted by a few lucky children. With the sale of raffle tickets, contributions for wearing something red and the cake sale, we are pleased to announce that we have made a whopping £650, so well done everybody and thank you for your support.
You will probably see in the media today various articles related to school funding. I know that over 7000 Headteachers have written to parents warning about a funding crisis in schools. I want to update you on how the “real low levels “of funding have hit our school; St Stephen’s Junior.
Despite intense lobbying of the Government and Department for Education by Headteachers, matters remain extremely challenging. In short, schools are still not being provided with adequate funding and resources to deliver the level of provision and support that is expected and that our families and children deserve. Read more HERE