Reception children stepped back in time on Wednesday 28th November during their visit to Hartlebury Castle. The children discovered first hand what life was really like in historic Worcestershire and really enjoyed the hands-on activity comparing and contrasting our homes today with homes in Victorian times.
Month: November 2018
Year 7 & 8 were treated to an afternoon of Shakespeare with a performance and workshop based on Macbeth by the talented actors from the Young Shakespeare Company. All of the children were fully engaged, taking part as characters from the play. The whole afternoon was excellent and the children and staff enjoyed how the Scottish play was retold. The actors completed the workshop with a question and answer session about the acting profession.
On Friday 23rd November, our Cross Country runners competed in the KS3/4 Wyre Forest District Trials, with just under ten schools competing and runners covering increasingly longer distances. Congratulations to all our runners who ran superbly and particularly to Lewis T who came third and now has a place in the U12 District Team.
On Tuesday 20th November, our Year 3 girls hosted a successful hockey festival with King’s Hawford and King’s St Albans. It is wonderful to see them improving and developing as junior players, whilst having fun at the same time.
Congratulations to Fraser B and all those who took part in the Cross Country competition on Friday 16th November. After their superb performances, Fraser claimed the silver medal and the U9 team won gold.
Year 3 have finished making their wonderful wind chimes. They designed them very carefully, before constructing them with wood, threads, keys and acrylic paint. Very well done to our mini designers.
KG2 children have been learning about Diwali and have made Diva lamps out of clay to mark the occasion. Diwali marks the victory of light over darkness, right over wrong, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. For some, it celebrates the story of King Rama’s return from exile after he defeated Ravana and his evil army. As Rama returned to the city of Ayodhya, people lit the path home by lighting rows of clay lamps.
We’ve had some great drone photos of Winterfold and our new AstroTurf facilities. They’ve reminded us just how ‘in the countryside’ we really are. We’re welcoming enquiries to hire the AstroTurf pitches, therefore don’t hesitate to contact Paul Felton, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Father Lamb and Deacon Sean led a very moving Mass of Remembrance on Thursday November 8th to remember the fallen Old Winterfoldians and their fellow soldiers who lost their lives in various conflicts. The children performed beautifully and took part with reverence. At the eleventh hour, the whole School observed two minutes’ silence in the Courtyard.
Congratulations to the U11s who won the Best Team Award at Wolverhampton Grammar School’s Rugby Festival on Wednesday 7th November. Well played boys and also to Mr Heatley for encouraging and developing their team spirit.