Full Circle Newsletter St Bees School Issue 28

School Update

This week the pupils returned from their half-term break eager to continue building on the excellent work of the previous half of the term. You can read below about how their chocolate space-craft challenge went!

Spring certainly seems to have arrived and we are sure you will agree, the grounds of the School are beautiful with the spring colours that cover the banks of the terrace. As ever, our groundskeeper David Lamb is doing a wonderful job!

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This Week at School

You may have read in a previous newsletter that our pupils were building a ‘heat resistant space module’ to protect a square of chocolate from a heat source. The benchmark was set and the unprotected chocolate managed to withstand 1 minute and 30 seconds of heat. The competition began and the boys successfully protected their square of chocolate for an impressive 5 minutes. However, the girls managed to protect their chocolate square for 10 minutes! It was interesting to see the two different approaches to the design.

The left image is the girls’ module which included a separate ‘pod’ for the chocolate to sit in, the right hand side image is the boys’ module.

Well done to both teams!

A Blast From the Past

Many thanks to the anonymous generous benefactor who has donated the 1930 whole school photograph. The photo was discovered when clearing a loft in a house. The Old St Beghian Society hold an amazing array of memorabilia celebrating the history of St Bees School. The photograph collection included whole school photos from 1929 or 1931 and the addition of the photo from 1930 completes another piece of the St Bees School jigsaw.

Pam Rumney of the OSB society brought to our attention that Dr William Frankland is most likely in this photo as he attended the School in Foundation North from 1926 – 1930. Dr Fankland is our oldest OSB and will be turning 107 on 19th March. We all wish him a very happy birthday!

Open Event Information

Come and meet the team on Saturday 30th March (12noon – 4pm) and find out more about the amazing opportunities on offer here. An opportunity to talk to teachers, headmaster, and to take a tour, including the newly refurbished boarding facilities.

Toy Swap at Little Learners Nursery

On Saturday 16th March from 2pm – 4pm our friends over at Little Learners Nursery (Abotts Court) will be holding a toy swap. Come along with some of your old toys and swap them for another. If you have no toys to swap you are still welcome to go and take an item. All toys must be in good, clean condition and games/puzzles should have all of their pieces. Donations are limited to a maximum of ten items. Any queries please contact amylinton1983@gmail.com.

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