Full Circle Newsletter St Bees School Issue 37

Taster Day – A Welcome to New Starters

We were excited to welcome a number of our new starters for September 2019 this week.

They spent the full day experiencing what life at St Bees School will be like for them when they join us in September. After a tour of the grounds with Mr Gribble the students settled down into the day with an art lesson taught by Miss Baker. Mrs Hall gave them their first taste of Fusion Maths before an action-packed team building session with Mr Rogers. The students were then joined by our current year 7 students and staff for a buffet lunch.

After refuelling for the rest of the day they had science with Miss Cole and took their first steps on their journey to learning Mandarin with Ms Zhang. At the end of the day, as part of an introduction to the Global Awareness Programme, the students presented to the rest of group about what they liked most from their day.

We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming new parents and students to the School and we look forward to welcoming them back in September!

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Volleyball Practice

We had our last volleyball coaching session for the term on Tuesday.  The session was led by Mrs Hall and Miss Cole.

Mrs Hall has been coaching the students over the last two terms using her experience playing for Chester ladies, Cheshire U17s and the North West U17s as a teenager.

The students are familiarising themselves with the skills of volleying, digging, hitting and serving and are now learning position and game play for indoor 6 a-side volleyball.

We look forward to playing against local schools next year!

Old St Beghian Dinners

WThe month of May saw two large gatherings of Old St Beghians (OSBs) at either end of the country. The Cumbria dinner was held in Armathwaite Hall and had excellent attendance from both local OSBs and those coming from further afield. This was Mr Sinnett’s first chance to speak to a group of the School’s alumni as Headmaster. Later in the month, the RAF Club played host to the London dinner, which was equally well attended and even had someone flying in from abroad to attend. OSB events are always attended by a range of ages and these were no exception. Our most senior attendee was Ivor Nicholas, who was on School House 1944-48. Our most junior attendee was Laurence Gribble, School House 2002-09. Despite the very different times, many of the stories remain the same through the years. The buildings, the history and the traditions endure.

Diary Dates

  • Entrance Exams
    • Wednesday 26th June
    • Limited places available, call us on 01946 828000 for more information & to book a place
  • Speech Day
    • Friday 5th July
  • Bees Bash

Summerfest / STEAM Forest School

During the course of the summer we will be running the STEAM Forest School.

The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) inspired forest school programme will provide the opportunity for English children to meet and learn alongside Chinese children. They will be developing the understanding and awareness of environmental issues through fun and stimulating activities.

  • 15th July – 19th July
  • 22nd July – 26th July
  • 29th July – 2nd August
  • 5th August – 9th August
  • 19th August – 23rd August

Summerfest only

  • 26th August – 30th August
  • £350 per week for full boarding spaces (limited spaces available)
  • £125 per week for day programme

Book your place atstbees.schoolactivity.co.ukor contact Ann Stott for more information on 01946 828094 or ann.stott@stbeesschool.co.uk

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