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    Nelson Mandela


St John’s Events Friday 1 July 2016

St John's Marlborough logoThis Friday, 1 July, is a busy day at St John’s Marlborough, and we’d like to invite the press to join us for Sports Day and for the Year 11 Prom.

The annual Sports Day, scheduled to take place all day, unless the weather lets us down, in which case it will be postponed until Monday 18 July. Press are invited to attend throughout the day. Please sign in at reception before making your way to the sports field.
The Year 11 Prom at St John’s starts at 19:00hrs and will end after a firework display at 22:00hrs. The traditional arrival of students, many of them in unusual and distinctive vehicles, is from 6:30pm, and will alight from the vehicles in the upper car park before heading to the Theatre. Press are invited to attend the vehicle arrival from 6:30pm.
If you would like to attend, or have any questions, please contact Kate Hunter.
Mrs Kate Hunter
Development Officer, IB, DofE & AEN Administrator, Gold DofE Coordinator
St John’s
Granham Hill
01672 519575

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Burbage Primary School Running Club Success

Burbage_1110685-4268Congratulations to our Running Club who ran fantastically well at the Avon Valley Mini Marathon on Saturday 25th June. The U9 girls came 1st in a field of 9 schools. The U9 boys came 4th in a field of 14 schools. The U11 girls came second in a field of 10 schools and the U11 boys came 4th in a field of 9 schools.

Thank you to Mrs Renshaw, Mrs Smith and all of the parent volunteers who run the club and help prepare our athletes so well.

Easton Royal Academy Pupils Learn About Brazil

BrazilProject04Well we certainly ended the term with a bang!  As part of our whole school project on Brazil, children made their own carnival masks and headwear and infants each made their own ganza.  Juniors wrote and performed poetry about the carnival and set their rhyming words to the syncopated rhythms of Brazil that they have been learning about in their music lessons.

BrazilProject06+7At ERA, we have been lucky enough to borrow a whole set of samba drums and we have been learning the traditional polyrhythmic beats of South America.  We have also learned the samba dance step and, along with our parents, we ended the term with our own carnival procession around the school.  I’m so proud of the samba band because they kept the rhythm and breaks going for the whole procession, even when marching – I have seen adults struggling with this!

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