The sun shone, the rain held off, but the mud was still everywhere! Welcome to the inter house cross country for 2015! It was a great afternoon of running, and more than that it was a great afternoon of friendly house competition. The end result saw Studland coming in as the run away winners (no pun intended!). Here are some memories of the afternoon.
As part of their project on Africa, Noah Messomo, drummer and story teller visited Year 2 for the day. The Year 2 classrooms were filled with stories, songs and rhythms from Cameroon. The day ended with the children holding a drum concert for their parents.
Castle Court entered two teams in the West Wilts Geography Quiz at Warminster School on Thursday 12th February. There were 12 teams in total. Castle Court came first and second. Our winning team named Rock Bottom were Evie, Emma, Samuel and Max. Our other team The Volcano Vipers with Joel, Sabrina, Izzy and Charlie were a close second. Many congratulations to all eight pupils. This has really put the school on the map!
Congratulations to the Girls U12 netball team and the Boys 1st VII hockey team who, respectively, have just won places at the county netball finals and the IAPS hockey finals.
They played in some very hard fought matches to win these places, beating Allenbourne and Dumpton, amongst others, on the way to their wins. We wish them well for the next round of their competitions!
The Lemonade Studios were in school today to take the cast photos for the Year 3 play, “The Pied Piper”. This is one of the out-takes! Mr Frog (the laugh master!) was there again, at the request of the children, to help with giggles and general merriment and he seems to have photo bombed this picture!
The excitement is building across Year 3 as the performance to parents is on Thursday 12th February. If today’s dress rehearsal is anything to go by the play is going to be wonderful!
The Easter Holiday Course programme has arrived. If you are on our mailing lists then the brochure will be popping onto your doorstep shortly. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to know more please email the school office, firstname.lastname@example.org . The activities are as varied as ever with ski-bobbing, zumba, cooking, skateboarding, ski-ringos, textiles and bowling on the menu for the “Big Kids” and fabulous Springtime Activities planned for the “Little Littles” and the “Little People”. The course runs from Monday 23rd March to Friday 27th March. Places are limited, especially for the “Little Littles” programme and the Pony Camp.
Despite the snow school is open as normal. Please be careful around the lanes. Please can children wear warm sensible home clothes.
Stardust was certainly falling in the performing arts centre this afternoon as the Forest Forge Theatre Company staged their version of the children’s classic Stardust. Over 200 of our children enjoyed the wonders of a “live” theatre presentation, and seeing a story known well by many, come alive on the stage. Year 3 all thought they had picked up some tips for their presentation of “The Piper” which is being performed to parents on Thursday 12th February.
Chris Roberts, ex-England international hockey player, and hockey coach in residence at Sherborne School, recently visited Castle Court to coach the U10 and the senior boys’ hockey teams.
Here he is pictured with some members of Year 7. We look forward to seeing the benefit of this coaching over the coming weeks. His skill impressed boys and staff alike, many of whom may be spending hours over the coming weeks practising some key magic trick shots!
The 10th December was the day for Christmas plays from Badger Cubs to Year 2. It was a truly delightful festival of acting, singing and dancing with all three plays telling the Christmas story in very different ways. The audience for the Reception play, “Scarecrow’s Christmas”, were particularly delighted to meet members of the cast from the first time that the play was performed at Castle Court ten years ago. Jenna and Anoushka, both now at Canford, presented the children with some celebratory chocolates after the performance before going backstage to congratulate them on putting on such a fabulous Christmas presentation.