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PGL Trip to France 2017 – Year 7 & Year 8

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2017 PGL Trip to France

PGL 2017

If any students would like to go on the above trip, please collect a letter from the office or download the PDF version above and return with your deposit by Friday 15 July, so that we can confirm final numbers to PGL. The trip will take place in activities week so there will be no interruption to student’s curriculum learning.

The Big Friendly Read

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One of the best things you can do over the summer holiday for your child is to encourage reading.  To help with this, why not sign your child up for the Big Friendly Read, this year’s summer reading challenge?

Celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl and the amazing artwork of his illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake, with this summer’s reading challenge – The Big Friendly Read. The 6 themes: mischief, invention, adventure, wordplay, child champions and friendship are all explored in Roald Dahl’s most famous books.

Who: Children/ young people 0-15yrs.  They need to be a library member to join – it is free and easy to join at any Leicester Library/Bookbus.

When: Starts Friday 1st July. End Wednesday 31st August. The scheme will extend for a further 2 weeks into Sept to allow more children to finish – last day to finish Sunday 11th September.

What: Each child will be given a Big Friendly Read card wallet on joining.

Collect 6 Quentin Blake cards (some scratch n sniff) and other giveaways as children read books/talking books – fiction and/or non-fiction.

6 visits to libraries needed to complete the challenge:

  1. BFR core pack (wallet) –record no. of visits by writing number or stamping wallet.
  2. Collector card 1 + 2.
  3. Wristband
  4. Collector card 3 + 4
  5. Collector card 5 + 6
  6. Medal (with lanyard) + certificate.

The emphasis is on reading for pleasure and library use. Children can take part/ finish anytime throughout the summer.  In addition to the challenge, Big Family Fun Days will be held in all Leicester libraries throughout the summer. Special Big Family Fun Day Event at Leicester Curve on Tuesday August 2nd . All activities free.


Help St. Paul’s to win! City school with the highest percentage of pupils who complete the Summer Reading Challenge –Read 6 books in July/August- will win a creative workshop day for their school from Spark Arts for Children/Curve . Mrs. Wilson will collect the numbers of pupils for each school, so bring in your certificate of completion the first week of term.


Nora Ward

Assistant Headteacher






Team Ghana – Update

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Team Ghana are visiting Lake Bosomtwe, West Africa’s largest lake today and are then  heading off to the Christ the Teacher Training college.

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Win an ipad-mini!

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Would you like to win an Ipad-mini?

Tickets are £1 each – all proceeds to Ghana – available from Miss Boyle in English.

The draw will take place at the end of lunch on Friday 24 June.

Good luck!