Year 1 visited Corfe Castle for a packed day of train travel, castle exploring and rain. We enjoyed huddling into King John’s toilets, three of them, side-by-side, for chatting. We learned that the king got so fed up with being cold he invented the dressing-gown to keep himself warm. Also, girls did not wear knickers, apparently.
Here are some pictures of the day:
don’t mess with guard
over the drawbridge
following our guide across the bailey
through the inner gatehouse
arrow slits in the towers
the sally port, where spies come in and out
protecting our lunches from the rain
exploring the castle
Congratulations to the Year 6 girls cricket team who won the Purbeck tournament securing them a place in the Dorset finals! The whole team demonstrated excellent batting, bowling and fielding skills leading them to win each of their games. Good luck in the final!
Year 6 spent a fantastic day at Salisbury Cathedral. They dressed up as members of the clergy to find out about who’s who in the cathedral, as well as having an interesting tour and creating a stained-glass window.
St Mary’s first venture into the Dorset Hard Ball Cup: losing to Epiphany!
Children from our school choir finally took part in the performance of Ahoy! which they have been working towards for months. What a super evening! Children from local primary schools, ex-St Mary’s pupils, a large adult choir and a super band, as well as dancers from the Ranger School of Dance, all celebrating the recovery of the Mary Rose with sea shanties and new music. Thank you as always to Jay Buckle for leading us in this uplifting venture.