What a Week!

Amazing Antonio!

What a week it's been at the Minster! On Wednesday, we were treated to a visit from the West Ham and England Premier League football star, Michail Antonio. As the uncle of two of our pupils, Michail kindly agreed to come and give a talk the children to lend support to our sports pitch fund. He was greeted by screams of delight from the children, as he came to the school hall and spoke about his rise to fame. It was an isnpirational 'rags to riches' type story, with an important message about never giving up and believing in yourself. He  came across as humble and a true gent, and kindly signed a West Ham shirt to be auctioned, along with signing some autographs to be sold to the children to raise money for the sports pitch.

 

London Youth Games and Southwark Leavers' Service

On Thursday, many of our amazing athletes competed in the London Youth Games. Head over to Twitter to see photos of this, along with all our other events.

The Year Six pupils had a fabulous trip in the hot July sunshine to the traditional annual Leavers' Service at Southwark Cathedral, for all schools in the Diocese. Hyms were sung, blessings were given, and the children had lunch in the garden before walking along the river bank and looking at the sights, including the Golden Hinde and the many skyscapers that grace London's skyline. It was lovely to see the children show such bravery, visiting the site of Southwark Cathedral and walking through Borough market, the scene of such horror recently. How great to see the market back to its diverse and bustling self, with the cathedral presiding alongside. Much like our school, the area celebrates Christianity and diversity as one, and it will continue to do so.

 

Fun Fun Fun Day!

The Sun smiled down on us for our fantastic Fun Day on Friday. Though we've yet to total up the money raised, it's clear the day was great success and fun was had by all. There was fun to be had on many diverse stalls, from 'beat the goalie' to basketball shooting, and 'paint your own tee-shirt' to tin can alley. There was also lots of delicious food and drink. One stall in particular was very popular, and made a lot of money: yes it was SOAK THE TEACHER! Many of us put ourselves in the stocks, medieval style, and allowed the children to get their own back for all those times they've been told off! Best of all, Mrs Jacobs sportingly went into the stocks at the end of the day, and it drew quite a crowd! One of our school govenors was heard to shout, "Oh what a good sport she is!" I think we can all agree on that...

 

Assemblies

Let's not forget Kingfishers' amazing assembly, where we were treated to Trojan horses and Greek dancing. On Tuesday, we have our final assembly from Moorhens.

 

Next Week...

Looking ahead, we have yet another busy week, with Sports Day on Monday, the Eco Fashion Show on Wednesday, Parents' Evening on Thursday and the Talent Show on Friday!

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