We are happy to be able welcome Playsongs Plus to our Badger Cubs activity programme from Monday 5th November. Playsongs Plus have a fabulous reputation for being innovative and fun and so helping very young children to develop a love of music, movement and stories. If you would like to know any more about the Badger Cubs Club, Castle Court’s specialist programme for pre-nursery age children then please do contact the school office on 01202 694438 and we look forward to welcoming you to one of the activities described in the following link Badger Cubs Club 2012-2013
The Castle Court Rowing Squad are now back on the water and honing their skills. They are looking to attend more regattas this academic year as their skills develop. The members of the squad are using quads and single sculls during their sessions which are held under the guidance of the rowing coaches at Canford.
We are very excited that rugby premiership side Bath are once again holding a rugby training camp here at Castle Court. Open to children from the age of 6 to 13 it will offer a chance for all to develop their rugby skills with highly experienced rugby coaches. If you would like to know more please visit www.rugbycamps.com or call the school office on 01202 694438
Each year the DT department set a challenge. In 2011 the chidren were asked to design and build a collection point that could be used by the RNLI. Some great designs were entered for the competition, made from a variety of materials, plastic bottles, lego, paper, and old boxes being some of the construction tools used. The winners were treated to a special tour of the RNLI centre. Ben, now in Year 4, decided to put his entry to the test and over the summer asked family and friends to try out his collection point. He was able to come into school last week with the proceeds and hand them to our Deputy Head who is an RNLI volunteer.
Castle Court School recently welcomed Paul Turner a leading rugby coach and former Welsh international rugby player to come to the school to run training sessions with both the senior boys and girls.
Paul has been coaching at the top level since 1990 and is one of the most experienced coaches within the Aviva Premiership having coached at clubs such as Saracens, Gloucester, and Harlequins and spending 5 years as Director of Rugby in his home region for the Gwent Dragons in Wales. He is currently the Attack and Skills Coach at Premiership side London Wasps.
Paul is highly regarded for his visionary playing ability and for his innovative approach to coaching.
Nick Robinson, Director of Sport at Castle Court stated “ We are thrilled that such an experienced coach has joined us for the day. The boys’ senior teams have really benefited from the small group coaching approach and highly skills focused training practices that Paul has used today. The girls were also thrilled to spend time with him and use his expertise in ball handling and individual spacing skills to help them in both their hockey and netball match play. “
Richard Stevenson Headmaster added “ Sport is one of the key added extras, along with music, art and drama that make life for children at prep school so broad ranging. I am thrilled for the children that they are able to learn from such a well-respected coach at this stage of their sporting lives. It can only help them as they develop their sporting skills further through their school careers.”
The Colts A football team were very excited to have won their first tournament of the season. Held at Bournemouth Collegiate Prep School, the team did well to win against some very talented local opposition; they are also all very thrilled to have been invited to join Premiership side Arsenal’s local development academy.
The school came together at the end of September to celebrate Harvest Festival. It was lovely that so many parents could join in this special occasion. It was standing room only in the hall! The service, a festival of songs, readings and drama culminated in all the children donating foodstuffs to the Bournemouth Church Housing Association.
Thank you to all the parents who baked cakes and came along to support this event. As you can see from the photos the tables were literally groaning with cakes (although not for long). After an hour and a half the coffee morning had raised over £1000 for the Macmillan Cancer fund.