Aspirations Week started with everyone coming into school dressed as somebody in our chosen career. We had so many different costumes from doctors, nurses, teachers, explorers and even a palaeontologist! We were very excited to share our chosen careers with each other and with Matt. He was very impressed!
Matt O'Donoghue very kindly came to visit us to talk about his work in the media. He inspired us with his amazing stories of the work he has done in the past. He showed us some of the equipment he used and told us all about the different roles involved in making a news programme which reaches so many people every day. We talked about how our Gospel Values will help us achieve our goals and how important it is to keep the hard work going.
Ann Wilson came to speak to us about the amazing work she has done in Calais. She volunteered in the kitchens there to help the refugees who were stuck and had nowhere else to go. She also told us the tragic story of the Lampedusa shipwreck, which was carrying refugees towards safety. She then showed us how, incredibly, something good had come out of such a sad event - a man had made wood from the wreckage into some crosses - a reminder of how Christ also suffered.
Christopher Lubbe spoke with Key Stage Two on Wednesday. His incredible story told us all about his work with Nelson Mandela and how he had spent a lot of his life fighting for the rights of people of different races in South Africa. He even showed us part of the very special limestone Nelson Mandela had given him as a present when he retired. Mr Lubbe's story reminded us to keep respect at the heart of all of the work that we do.
Science Week 2019
This week we have celebrated British Science Week. The theme for 2019 is Journeys.
During Science Week we had science experts in, who talked to us about various areas of science and we carried out different experiments in our classes.
Why do we celebrate Science Week?
It aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to become fascinated by the world we live in.
International Peace Day
On Friday 21st September we celebrated the International Day of Peace. Our Mini Vinnies and School Chaplains went round to each class to deliver some prayers and messages reminding us how we can share peace around our school and community.
Red hats have been spotted on the playgrounds. Who could they be ?
Are they superheroes? Are they magical mystery magicians?
They’re actually our wonderful ‘Playground Leaders’ from Year 4 and Year 5. After some gruelling training and many long hours of practice, the children have descended on to the playgrounds to provide a variety of activities and games for all children to engage in.
Friends combining, teamwork showing and smiles a plenty have been the sight for all staff to see. This week’s activities have included javelin throwing, fast footwork and team activities including netball.
What an incredible start for our ‘Playground Leaders’ in 2018!
Head Boy and Head Girl
We would like to welcome our new head boy and head girl to their positions.
After bravely presenting a speech to the school where they needed to explain why they would like to take on the challenge there was a general election. It was a very close contest so it was decided that each term the role will be given to a different person.
The autumn head boy is Henok and deputy head boy is Joshua
The autumn head girl is Muna and deputy head girl is Tunmise.
We are confident that they will represent our school well to visitors and other schools. They will lead by example to be a good role model for younger children.
Throughout school the children are in houses named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Each week, the children earn house points and the winning team at the end of the term receives a reward. This term it is an afternoon tea. Each house has a captain from year 6 who were also elected. These children will be required to motivate their team to earn points, lead their team during sports day and into school after each playtime. They will also need to be a good role model for younger children.
Junior Dance Competition 2018
A HUGE congratulations to our junior dance team at St. Sebastian's who came FIRST place in the Salford Junior Dance Championship's 2018, which was held at the Lowry on Sunday 1st July. They have worked extremely hard on their routine with Miss Grimes and we are all so proud of them! Well done team!
Sports Day 2018
The day Cressida Cowell came to visit!