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Plaque for Clare

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Staff and students created an array of different coloured flowers to add to a plaque in memory of Clare Lawrence.  The plaque will be displayed in Clare’s Science Lab.

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St Paul’s Cross Country 3rd League Race

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Under overcast skies and out in a field in Lutterworth, the third secondary schools cross country race took place on Saturday 10 October.  The St Paul’s cross country team had another strong showing and raced tough on a very hilly course.

Aoife again led the year 7 girls team with a fab 12th place finish.  Alex looked good and held form at 29th and Zuzanna continues to find her cross country legs and finished strong at 35th.  The year 7 boys sauntered up to the line and it was a fast start indeed.  Ollie stayed on form with another great finish at 4th and again, on his shoulder, Tycho looked very comfortable to take 7th place.  Hugo, with a grin on his face, continues to get stronger and finished at 48th. I believe he is thoroughly enjoying himself!

We have a new addition to the cross country team in the lovely Alivia, who in her first race and with only one practice under her belt, raced confidently finishing 25th in the junior girls race.  In the junior boys race, Damian continues to race consistently and with a sprint finish crossed the line at 28th and Noah looked quite impressive at 49th.  Lotfi had to limp back to the finish line after twisting his ankle in a deep ditch, but until then looked great!  Please note that these year 8’s are also racing against year 9’s!

In the last race of the day, another new member and brother to Alivia, Ethan, had a baptism of fire in his first cross country race for St Paul’s.  However, he managed brilliantly over the 3-mile course in the Inter/Senior race and finished a strong 15th.

Well done to the St Paul’s cross country team.  The tough training and miles are starting to pay dividends.  I am a very proud Coach, indeed.

Coach Parkes

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Year 8 Netball

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The following students took part in a year 8 netball fixture at Soar Valley Netball Centre on Tuesday 6 October:

Maddie, May, Megan, Toni, Paulina, Nothando, Eve, Shahaan

 

The results were:

SP 5 Soar Valley A 6

SP 4 Soar Valley B 1

SP 4 Rushey Mead 5

It’s a Girl!

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Congratulations to Mrs Gurav in the Modern Languages Department on the birth of her baby girl Ashvi (2.5kg)!  Mother and baby are both doing well.

Welcome Mass for Bishop Patrick McKinney

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On Tuesday 29th September, three of our Parish Ambassadors attended a Welcome Mass for Bishop Patrick McKinney along with primary and secondary schools from around the diocese. The Mass was held at St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham and organised by the Diocesan Education Service.

During Mass, Bishop Patrick spoke about how much he had learnt from young people and how he hoped to continue to learn from them. He spoke of how welcome he felt in the diocese and said that he prayed everyday for everybody in Nottingham Diocese, especially all the young people.

After Mass, the students had a chance to speak to Bishop Patrick and enjoy their lunch in the garden of the cathedral.

 

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It’s a Boy!

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Congratulations to Mrs Mann in Performing Arts on the birth of a baby boy!  Mother and baby are both well.

Hope, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support

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Hope, in 10L, has shaved her head to raise money for Macmillan Cancer.

Hope said “having lost my auntie to cancer 5 years ago and my grandma this summer, this inspired me to want to raise money for Macmillan Cancer so I decided to ask people to sponsor me to shave my head. My target was to raise £100 but so far I have collected £285”!

Well done Hope!

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WW1 Battlefields Trip, 9-11 July 2016

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St Paul’s History Department will again be running a residential trip to the First World War Battlefields visiting Albert and the Somme area of France.  The visit will take place from 9-11 July 2016 and will include extensive visits to battle sites and cemeteries around the Somme Front Line as well as the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, where students will participate in an act of collective remembrance.

The cost of the fully guided trip will be £275 per student.  This will include all travel, accommodation, entrance to all museums and visitor sites and all meals whilst in France.

If you would like your child to take part in this exciting opportunity, letters are available from the school office.