You will go to the ball!

CCPaF are hosting the Castle Court Summer Ball in aid of Julia’s House on Saturday 27th June.  The marquee is up, the caterers have arrived to help to set up the tables and prepare the food, and the marquee is now being decorated.  Soon all will be ready for an evening, of great food, music, dancing and friendship.  Thank you to everyone who has helped make this evening possible, through either their time or by sponsoring aspects of the night.  As a school, we look forward to being able to help to support the fabulous work undertaken by Julia’s House.

Here is the marquee being prepared this afternoon:

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Adventure time!

Badgers and Badger Cubs entered into the spirit of the outdoor adventures that all in the rest of the school have been enjoying this week, by holding an adventure morning to which all Mummies and Daddies were invited. There was a treasure trail around the woods, fun with water, arts and crafts as well as fun the the play park which had been turned into a  underwater sea adventure! The older children have been slightly further afield for their activities: wild camping in the Purbecks, visits to adventure centres in France, as well the second world war battle fields, and trips to an outdoor adventure centre in Devon for a week of team building.

Here are some Badgers enjoying their fun!

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Senior Wessex Athletics Success

A great week of athletics! Five Castle Court athletes won gold medals at the Senior Wessex Athletics and have qualified for the National Finals – Lennon, U14 Boys’ 100m, 75m Hurdles and Long Jump; Clarice U14 Girls’ High Jump; Jack U14 Boys’ Discuss and Josh U13 Boys’ 1500m.  Adam, who won silver has also qualified in the U13 Boys’ 70m Hurdles.  Lennon had a particularly good meet as he was also awarded the Best Overall Athlete shield.

At the same event Cory came 2nd in the U13 Boys’ Discus, Lucas came 3rd in the U12 Boys’ 100m, Tommy came 3rd in the U12 Boys’ 200m and the U12 Boys’ 4 x 100m team (Lucas, Tommy, Tommy & Charlie) came 3rd.

Congratulations to you all!

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Poole Park Festival of Running

Castle Court turned out in force last  Sunday for The Poole Park Festival of Running. We had 22 athletes taking part in the minithon events. Iris  won the 8-9 Girls race, running a mile in 6.57 mins. Eleanor  finished just behind her in 4th place in a time of 7.10 mins. The girls team came 2nd. Lucy  came 4th in the 10-11 Girls race in 6.27 mins, with Jemima  close behind in 6.36. The girls team also came 2nd. The 10-11 boys team came 3rd with Lloyd  finishing in 6.12 mins and Tommy  6.18 mins.  Joshua  won the 12-14 boys race, running 1.5 miles 8 min 36 secs. Freddie finished in 10 mins 14 secs. Every runner who came in the top 20 of their races was given a penguin – just to explain the photo below, which includes a selection of the runners!

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Summer Holiday Courses

The full programme has now been announced and courses are booking up fast.  The two week holiday course runs from Monday 6th July to Friday 17th July, and this summer there is an additional four days filled with rugby, from Monday 17th August to Thursday 20th August.  The two weeks in July will offer a chance for all children from two to 13 to have fun in the sun; art, nature walks, and adventures including for the older children horse riding, coasteerting, paddle boarding, archery, wheelchair basket ball and a trip to the newly opened Wibit waterpark in the New Forest.  August sees the arrival of ex- Samoan rugby international Juniour Paramour to lead a pre season rugby camp.  Places are limited, and going fast!  Please call the school office on 01202 694438 to find out more.

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