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 £136 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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RED WEDNESDAY

You’ve no doubt heard of Throwback Thursday and Black Friday but have you ever heard of Red Wednesday?

Next Wednesday, March 15, has been declared a day of wearing red by our School Council in a bid to raise awareness and raise money for the ‘Aid to the Church in Need’ charity.

Students don’t need to wear top to toe red to school but it is a mufti, non-uniform day when all staff and students are encouraged to participate.

A pair of red socks, a red jumper, red tie, scarf or  red shoes are all ways of joining in and raising awareness.  A minimum donation of £1 is needed to support the charity that highlights the plight of Christians around the World who are being persecuted and killed for their faith.

It promises to be a bright day!

 

DABBLE IN SCRABBLE FOR SUCCESS

These students were the worthy winners of the Giant Scrabble challenge this week that took place in the library organised by librarian Miss Masset.

 The 9 Forest boys won chocolate goodies and dictionaries for their wordpower prowess.

It was great fun and a good way to enrich the boy’s vocabulary skills.

Miss Masset added: “The Scrabble board took ages for me to make but it was all worth the time and effort. The boys loved it and we will be using it a lot from now on to encourage their literacy skills.”

 

 

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

Twenty four students are at Cambridge University today, February 28, with Mrs Burke and Miss McNulty for the launch of the Brilliant Club initiative.

We look forward to hearing how they get on in the coming weeks after their tutorials and specialist lessons.

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GREAT NEWS FOR SUPER ORGANISER ETHAN

12 year old Ethan Suppaya who is in 8 Forest was given a Headteacher’s commendation this week for organising a TELCO basketball match in school to support local refugees and migrants.
The match took place last Wednesday on a very windy afternoon the day before Storm Doris blew in.
The lads all paid £1 to enter the tournament and a fabulous £53 was raised for TELCO.
RE teacher, Mr Fouabi helped organise the day and said: “This was a great way for the boys to start off their campaign to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in our area.
“Ethan did really well to gather interest and he deserves his commendation.”
Further fundraising activities are planned for the coming weeks.
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ST BON’S BECAME ST BONES FOR THE MORNING

A little heartwarming shaggy dog story to warm the cockles of your heart this windy Wednesday. 
One of our caring Year 11 boys, 16 year old Winston Shaw, found a small Lhasa Apso dog wandering along the extremely  busy main bus route Plashet Road on his way to school this morning.  The dog looked scared and fearing for it’s safety the quick thinking lad decides to scoop it up and bring it to school for its own safety. 
Once at school he handed the shaking dog over to dog-lover Mrs Skelton who contacted a local vets, Goddards in Stratford and they told her to fetch the dog in to be scanned. Once there, staff were pleased to discover the lucky dog was microchipped and they were able to contact the owner who hadn’t even realised the dog had somehow escaped. She was extremely grateful and very emotional when she realised what had happened.
The little dog’s name was discovered to be Alvin and he recovered well after his scary ordeal and was non the worse after his escape. 
This proves not only Superheroes wear capes, thanks to Winston and Mrs Skelton’s kindness.