March 2017 News
Easter eggs to end term!
To mark the end of term and to wish everyone a very happy Easter, the St Piran's Society will be sending every child home with an Easter egg!
We hope everyone has a super few weeks away from school and we look forward to seeing Main School back on Wednesday 26th April.
Rugby U10As pile up points at National Tournament!
On Sunday, St Piran's U10A team headed to Epsom College to the National Schools Rugby Finals with great success!
Convincing wins against Chintworth, Wellingborough and Hoe Bridge and a 3-3 draw with Wetherby saw us win more points than any other school at the competition. Excellent result!
Trampolining triumph in Newcastle
Well done to 4 of our pupils who travelled to Newcastle for the Schools Trampolining Finals on Saturday. They won the Novice U11 competition and Ben Phillips was thrilled to receive 3rd place overall!
Colts A netballers in top 8 teams in the country!
A succession of triumphant wins for our U11A netballers at the IAPS Regional tournament earlier this month propelled us into the National Finals, held in Essex last week. An early start, but the girls were smart and well prepared, leading the team to some great victories against Ashfield, Newland House, Marist Prep and Millfield Prep. Quarter finals loomed with our match against Kensington Prep decided on a golden goal! A very closely fought contest and although we were defeated in our quarter final match, we are immensely proud of our girls for this outstanding achievement. We are now one of the top 8 teams in the country! Well done, St Piran's netballers!
Read a full match report and the progress of our U11A team here.
We had an exciting and stimulating assembly today, led by Mr Jon Brooks, our new brass teacher. Lots of the children participated enthusiastically, blowing raspberries and making sounds with long and short pieces of hosepipe!
They were excited to hear him play "I'm the King of the Swingers" from The Jungle Book on trombone and to hear the range of sounds the instrument can make. Brass lessons are available to children in Years 3 and above. Instrumental lessons form available on the website.
Celebrating St Piran's Day!
We have celebrated St Piran’s Day in style starting with our assembly in Tippet Hall. The children have all been wearing black and white in honour of the Cornish flag! After hearing the story of St Piran, the children headed off to the all-weather pitch for the annual Millstone Race, recreating the story of St Piran’s journey across the Irish Sea from Ireland to Cornwall. After a closely fought race, West Clan won again – they have won five times in the last six years! But all the children were winners and they celebrated in style with some special Cornish-themed cakes that Hazel had produced for them. The money raised from the day will be sent to support the work of the St Piran Trust in Cornwall.
A great day was had by all!
Here you can find out more about Saint Piran and the work of the Trust.