Pupils in Year 8 spent a day with a difference in the Pottery Department working on modern interpretations of the ancient Green Man design with our pottery teacher, Mrs Simpson. We trust that their wonderful creations will survive the firing process and be on display around the school before too long.
The Greenfingers Gardening group was joined by a few volunteers from across the older year groups in the school to sow some poppies of remembrance outside the Hall. The seeds, kindly donated by the Royal British Legion, will hopefully germinate and bring a very visual reminder to the central concourse of the school, marking the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1. The pupils who were present maturely discussed their understanding of the War and the need for younger generations to look back in gratitude for the lives lost in the pursuit of freedom, reflecting on John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Field. Over the coming weeks, we hope to watch these tiny seeds grow, bringing a dash of colour to our corner of England.
Members of the Castle Court Tennis Academy, Toby and Alex, recently had a fantastic week at the Tennis Europe Bressuire Top 10/12 Championships. Toby reached the semi-final of both the 12&under singles & 12&under doubles (with fellow Brit Derrick C) from an entry list of 64 boys across 16 countries. He met the French no.1 in the semis who went on to win the final. Alex got to the quarter-finals of the 11&U singles and 11&U doubles semi-finals. Congratulations to you both on some outstanding performances.
Badgers’ Woody is outstanding in his field…
Children in our Badgers Nursery class enjoyed putting together a wonderful scarecrow called Woody, who is now proudly surveying the plots at Kingston Lacy National Trust property just outside Wimborne.
He was put forward for the ‘Schools and Community Groups’ section of the annual scarecrow competition, where he came a very respectable third. He is now at home on the allotments keeping a beady eye on all the plots around him.
If you’re out and about over the summer, make sure you pay a visit to the site to see him – and some of the other amazing creations – on show. You might even spot a few Castle Court parents tending their plots.