Celebrating our Successes
Aylesbury in Bloom Competition and Visit from the Mayor
As many of you will know, the Mayor visited school on Friday 9th July 2021 to award prizes for our participation in the Aylesbury in Bloom competition.
I am pleased to share with you all that we did incredibly well. We received a silver gilt award for our entries (and were quietly informed that there were no gold winners this year so we have done exceptionally well!) as well as a special commendation for creativity and imagination.
Framed certificates for both will be displayed in the entrance foyer.
We also received a number of gardening gifts that will help to support the work of our ECO council next year.
The Mayor fed back the following from the judges:
They liked the use of the variety of containers we had entered
They liked the use of colours and range of plants was good
The creativity and imagination of each design of a very good standard
A thank to Miss Tobin for organising this and thank you to our children who really impressed the judges when they spoke to them about their creations.
The mayor was able to tour the outside of the school and to briefly speak to all the children across the outdoor areas. He enjoyed his visit, and the children had many good questions to ask him.
Well done everyone!
Harvest 'Share it round......' - Thank you
A big thank you to all those parents who donated dried foods for the Vineyard Church to help families who are struggling and to support our local food banks.
Macmillan Fundraising Event
A big thank you to everyone for supporting our 'Wear Something Green' Mufti Day
We raised over £285 in donations for Macmillan Cancer Support. Well done.
Youth Sport Trust Bronze Quality Mark Award
We have recently been awarded the Youth Sport Trust Bronze Quality Mark Award.
The Bronze Quality Mark has been awarded to St Joseph's by the Youth Sport Trust for our participation in a number of clubs, sports and activities.
This Bronze Award reflects our efforts in using PE and school sport to raise achievement across the school by working towards our whole school Vision for PE and Sports. Our Year 2 Play Leaders proudly accepted our Award from Mrs Fox.
12th Aylesbury Brownies - Autumn Gardening
12th Aylesbury Brownies meet in school each week. The leaders have prepared and fertilised the bed outside Class 2S and the group have donated plants to enhance our school environment. The girls will maintain this and some other areas as part of their community support.
Thank you for helping us to improve our school grounds.
Walk to School
October is Walk to School month and we are encouraging everyone to put on their walking shoes and walk to school, from school or all the parts in between!
The children received a visit from ALLF (Always Look and Listen First), the Walk to School mascot. ALLF met the children and gave them walk to school stickers.