EASTER HOLIDAYS ARE HERE

Our students break-up today, April 7, for the Easter holiday and will finish at 12.30pm after our Easter assembly in St Antony’s Church.

We hope you all have a restful, holy Easter and return refreshed on April 24 ready for the busy exam season and summer term.

God bless you all.

 

 

 

LENTEN PRODUCTION

We hope as many parents as possible can join us tonight for our Lenten reflection, ‘Born For This’ in St Antony’s Church at 7pm.

The evening of music and song will be a beautiful finish to a very busy term in school and our students have been rehearsing for the Passion Play for weeks.

If parents and carers could come and support the students it would make all the difference.

We hope to see you there.

 

NEW MAGAZINE LOOKS BACK IN TIME…

The Easter issue of our school magazine is out this week and your son will bring it home with him on Friday, April 7, when we finish for the Easter holiday.

Please make a note of the Important Dates on the back page that details our Whit Holiday, Bank Holidays and finishing date in the summer.

We hope you enjoy reading the many stories and photographs included in the issue.

 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPS AGAIN

We are over the moon today after hearing that our Under 14 basketball team have just won their match in Leicester against Raines Foundation School from Bethnal Green making them the National Champs for the second year in a row.

The final score of the Basketball England U14 tournament was 77 – 46 and our Head of PE, Sam Bartlett, is very pleased with the team’s performance. 

Mr Caddy, Mr Onireti, Mr Robinson and Mr Senior  were there too and all echoed Mr Bartlett’s sentiment.

 

AND THE MONEY KEEPS ROLLING IN!

Jamie, our Headboy would like to thank everyone who sponsored him during his week-long sponsored silence after he managed to raise an impressive £170 for the charity, Aid to the Church in Need (UK.)

This money will be added to the £1, 277.56 raised for Red Wednesday.

A fantastic achievement Jamie!

OUR BASKETBALL TEAMS SECURE PLACES IN NATIONAL FINALS

Two of our basketball teams have secured places in the national finals of the Basketball England Premier Schools competition later his month.

The Liverpool Blue Coat School travelled over 240 miles down to London last Friday, March 17, to face off against St Bonaventure’s in a repeat of last year’s semi-final action for a play at the 2017 Final at stake for both sides.

 

The final score was a mighty 100-56 ensuring a place in the  Under 16 finals in Leicester for the fourth year running for the team.

Well done lads.

This news comes hot on the heels of our Year 9  squad win against Northampton School for Boys.

The team travelled up to the Midlands brimming with confidence after an encouraging encounter in a service station on the M1 motorway when a member of the public was very complimentary of our students’ behaviour and politeness. They were rewarded with KrispyKreme doughnuts all round which set the scene beautifully for their day.

At the end of an exhausting match, the score was a resounding 90 – 34 victory that earned them a trip to the finals in Leicester on May 30.

Huge congratulations to everyone involved.

Many thanks to Coach Onireti and Mr Senior for their continued support and the best of luck on March 30.

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HEAD PRAISES GENEROSITY

Mr Halliwell was full of praise for students and staff who joined in and supported Red Wednesday this week as an amazing £1, 277.57 was raised.

The money will be handed over to ‘Aid to the Church in Need’ once the  extra money from Headboy Jamie’s sponsored silence comes in next week. 

Mr Halliwell added: “This was one of the largest amounts we have ever raised from a mufti day and I want to thank all parents and staff for helping the church out. It really will make a big difference to the charity.”

MAGISTRATES’ COURT MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

14 boys from Years 8 and 9 were at Romford Magistrates Court today, March 10, to take part in a Mock Trial competition. 
 Once there, they assumed the role of magistrate, prosecution lawyer, defence lawyer, court artist and witness in the pseudo trial. 
The aim of the competition was to increase their knowledge of the court system in an innovative and exciting way. It helps build confidence, increases team work and the ability to develop an argument as well as improving their analytical  skills. 
St Bon’s went head to head with All Saints School in Dagenham in the first trial and won. 
The second trial proved more tricky and we lost to Campion who in turn lost to Sydney Russell School. 
Overall it was judged to be very interesting and informative day and our boys learned a great deal.
Thanks to Miss Salau for taking the boys. She added: ” This was the first time we had taken part in the competition and we did really well and they loved the formal setting and the play acting.”
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