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School invites ex-pupils and staff to join 50th anniversary celebrations

Posted on Wednesday 20th June 2018 at 9:53 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of staff at Holy Family RC Primary School. L-r: Alison Bush (teaching assistant), Anne Collins (administrator) and Caroline Carter (head).

In September 2018, Holy Family Primary RC School will be celebrating the fact that the school has been open for 50 years. On 4th September 1968, Holy Family opened its doors with Mr PD Driscoll as headmaster and just four classes totalling 104 students. Two of those first pupils are still at the school as current members of staff: school administrator Anne Collins (née Hewlett) and teaching assistant Alison Bush (née Greenman). Were you part of that original class or are you an ex-pupil, parent or member of staff from the 50 years in between? If so, come and join us this summer as we mark our golden anniversary with a series of celebrations.

Mass with Bishop Declan

Past pupils, teachers and families are invited to join us for a celebration Mass at 10.30am on Thursday 28th June, which will be led by Bishop Declan.

Mass will be followed by the unveiling of our 50th anniversary mosaics and refreshments in our memory café. If you have any old photographs or memories to share please drop them in to the school office beforehand, so we can add them to our collection.

Golden Street Party

Current pupils and families are invited to join us on the playground for our 50th Celebratory Street Party on Friday 29th June at 2pm. Make sure you join in the party atmosphere by wearing something gold.

Summer Fun Day

The celebrations will continue at the Holy Family Summer Fair on Saturday 30th June where everyone is welcome. We hope pupils, parents and neighbours past and present will join us for the annual fun day from 12pm until 2pm.

We are hoping to see lots of familiar faces for our celebrations, so spread the word to anyone you know who has been part of the Holy Family team over the past fifty years – and come and join the fun.

Caroline Carter, Head of School
t: 01454 866786 (office)

Photo: Staff at Holy Family RC Primary School, Stoke Lodge (l-r): Alison Bush (teaching assistant), Anne Collins (administrator) and Caroline Carter (head).

This article originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 31). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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St Chad’s pupils help create ‘memory path’

Posted on Monday 18th June 2018 at 11:11 am by SH (Editor)

A 'memory path' being installed at St Chad's Primary School, Stoke Lodge.

The pupils of St Chad’s Primary School in Stoke Lodge went back to the Stone Age with a school-wide adventure during May.

Amongst many other lovely items on in the school grounds, the wooden pagoda which stands facing the main entrance gets a lot of attention. The school has been looking at ways to create a mud-free path around the outside of the hexagonal shaped building because as well as being a place that pupils enjoy sitting in the shade, chatting with friends and just relaxing. It is also a very popular ‘tag base’ which means that you will often see pupils chasing each other around its sides. The outcome of this has been, of course, that the grass wears away quickly and although the school wants the pupils to have fun, this is not so much fun in the rainy wintertime. The Friends of of St Chad’s proposed creating a stone walkway around the school’s pagoda and this idea evolved into creating a ‘memory path’.

Each pupil was given a stone pebble to take home and decorate in a way that they felt symbolised themselves and symbolised what the school stood for. When they were returned, there were designs from the simple to the extremely complex, but each representing one pupil in St Chad’s school. Mr D Lippiatt, a parent of two children at the school and the owner of D J Lippiatt Carpenters and Builders took home the nearly 300 stones and varnished each one by hand.

After digging out and laying the groundwork, the pupils were treated, a class at a time, to coming and setting their stone into the wet concrete.

The path is now set and waiting to cure, and after one last varnish, there will be a small piece of everyone currently in St Chad’s Primary School for many years to come.

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BSCS Young Enterprise team progress to regional final

Posted on Friday 18th May 2018 at 10:23 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of the team behind Bradley Stoke Community School’s student business Phonic Farm.

A company set up by a group of thirteen A-level students from Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) has made it through to the regional final of the Young Enterprise scheme after being crowned ‘programme winners’ in the area final.

Their business, Phonic Farm, is a literary company which sells phonic inspired cookbooks and recipes to encourage children to learn whilst having fun.

Guided by a volunteer business advisor, Nicole Crompton, marketing manager at Dunkley’s Accountants in Bradley Stoke, the students began their Young Enterprise journey last September. Their first tasks were to decide on a company structure and assign themselves individual roles on the board of directors, along with selecting a company name and a product range.

During the first term, various milestones were achieved, such as deciding to produce a Christmas cookbook with accompanying festive cookie cutters for their first trade fair experience at St Nicholas Market in Bristol. Here, the company did extremely well selling over £130 worth of product and being placed third within the overall Young Enterprise company competition on the day.

Following this success, the company decided to continue down the recipe route and develop a set of recipe cards. A second trade fair at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway in February saw the students sell £70 of product and receive positive feedback about the unique qualities of their product.

The area final, held on 26th April at Kingsweston House in Lawrence Weston, saw the BSCS students competing against seven other teams. The format of the event involved each enterprise using a trade stand to showcase their product to a team of judges, who also quizzed each group about their company reports. This was followed by a series of four-minute formal presentations, after which the judges retired to a ‘secret room’ to make their final decisions.

More: Team named ‘programme winners’. Next stop is regional final. »

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Almondsbury school’s ‘Slimefest for charity’

Posted on Sunday 15th April 2018 at 9:20 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of the Slimefest fundraisers (l-r): Dilly King, Amelia Griffiths and Gabi White.

Over the past month, some of the students at Almondsbury C of E Primary School have been busy preparing for a monumental fundraising event.

Amelia Griffiths, Dilly King, George Wrigley and Gabi White have been creating an impressive amount of potted, colourful slime. Using ingredients bought with the support of others and with their very own pocket money, they have spent many hours of their time, just to support a worthy cause.

All of the money raised from selling the slime will be put towards making a sensory room, so that children with additional needs can benefit from their own purposefully designed space. Leading this forward-thinking idea is the school’s special educational needs coordinator, Mrs Jo Duffy.

On the last week of term 4, these inspirational students sold their handmade, creative products outside the school library, where other students were able to purchase them for various prices.

Headteacher Mr Smith commented:

“We are so proud that the children are using their initiative to support our fundraising efforts in this way.”

Photo: Slimefest fundraisers (l-r) Dilly King, Amelia Griffiths and Gabi White.

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 18). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,200 homes in Bradley Stoke and Little Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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