Fantastic Fund-Raising in Year 4

Year 4 raised a magnigicent £235.85 in their sponsored activities yesterday. Congratulations to you all and thank you to parents and friends for such generous support. The children have decided to buy:

  • Help a Child Refugee £46
  • 10 mosquito nets £70
  • The Gift of Play £27
  • £92.85 donated to Christian Aid and doubled by the government.

Details of all their CAFOD choices here.

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Girls Maths Club – Uganda Cafe

The girls of the maths club made a brilliant job of shopping, writing menus, taking orders and giving change. They raised over £50 for Brother John and our partner school in Uganda. Thank you to Mrs Gadston and Miss Meteau for organising the cafe, and to Mrs Nash for the scones.

Year 4 Cricket Success

Year 4 entered Swanage Cricket Club’s Annual school competition determined to bring the trophy back to school for a second time.

Although a little disheartened when they saw the opponents were mainly year 5 and 6 pupils, they battled on and won two of their first three games. This saw them in the final against St Mark’s. We batted first and saw numerous 4s and 6s flying through the boundaries in all directions, reaching an awesome 296 at the end of the innings. Our fielding carried on in a spectacular fashion with many wickets being taken at the stumps. St Mark’s played well but couldn’t reach our total.

Well done to the team for bringing back the trophy!

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Bird Boat Trip

Once again, years 3 & 4 were lucky enough to spend a morning on the bird boat, cruising a very still Poole Harbour. The trip was organized through Birds of Poole Harbour, who pay for everything and provide binoculars and expert guides/birders.

Here is a list of what we saw:

  • kingfisher
  • buzzard
  • cormorant
  • shag
  • shelduck
  • spoonbill
  • little egret
  • great crested grebe
  • red-breasted merganser
  • avocet
  • dunlin
  • golden eye
  • oystercatcher
  • bar-tailed godwit
  • redshank
  • and 2 seals