Month: May 2019

Netballers take tips from the Stars

A group of Winterfold netballers, parents and staff recently went to watch Severn Stars netball team play Wasps in a Netball Super League match at Worcester Netball Arena. It was a fantastic evening, with superb skills on show from both teams and it was lovely to see the speed and agility from the players on court.  After the match, the girls enjoyed meeting the players to get photographs and autographs.  It really was an inspirational evening for our young players.

Reception visit the National SEA LIFE Centre, Birmingham

As part of their Under the Sea topic, Reception children have had an exciting trip to the National SEA LIFE Centre in Birmingham this week.  They met Pablo, the Penguin and his pals, Mo, the giant sea turtle, Ozzy the eel, Reggie the ray and even sharks! An expert aquarist guide led the children on a VIP behind the scenes tour, to show them how staff at the Centre care for the marine and fresh-water creatures. 

Performance at prestigious Mayor Making Ceremony, Kidderminster Town Hall

On Wednesday 8th May, the Girls’ Harmony Choir and Groove Diggers were invited to perform at the prestigious annual Mayor Making Ceremony, Kidderminster Town Hall. This was a very high profile event, with nearly 200 guests and many civic Mayors and dignitaries from the surrounding areas present. The children sang and played with real confidence, producing a wonderful sound for a very appreciative audience.

PGL adventures

Year 4 have spent three action packed days at PGL Hillcrest in Ross-on-Wye.  With activities ranging from canoeing and kayaking, to archery, zipwires and the Leap of Faith trapeze, the pupils had some truly exhilarating experiences, requiring personal courage and determination, whilst supported and encouraged by their peers. This residential has helped the children develop key skills in leadership, teamwork, communication and problem solving, combined with a lot of fun.

South Africa Tour

The eighth sports tour to South Africa was a great success and pupils will be talking about it for many years to come.  Without doubt, the tour highlight was the visit to our sister school, Ncemaneni. This was a very humbling and emotional experience for everyone.  The tour was like a highlights package right from the word go, with something interesting and exciting to look forward to every day.  Huge thanks go to the supporters’ group, Mr Brinkley, Mrs Humfress, Mr Dieppe and Madame Farrell for helping to provide our pupils with a fantastic experience and lifelong memories.

Shakespeare Day

On Friday 3rd May, pupils from Years 7 and 8 visited Shrewsbury School to take part in a day of Drama and movement, focusing on a number of Shakespeare’s plays. The workshops looked at the use of language, sound and movement, with the day culminating in an impressive performance from all three groups. Winterfold stood out for its discipline on stage, enthusiasm and conviction when playing key characters. Our pupils learnt lots of new Drama techniques, made some interesting friends and had a fun filled day.

The Crowning of Our Lady

On Thursday 2nd May, the Pre-Prep and Prep school gathered in the Secret Garden to crown the statue of Our Lady.  Ela in Year 8 led us in the Angelus prayer and Mr Price played the accordion to the tune of Immaculate Mary, whilst the children and parents joined in heartily.  Sofia in Year 3 had the honour of crowning the statue with flowers and Father Lamb ended the ceremony with a Marian prayer. This was a fine example of the Winterfold community coming together in honour of a religious occasion, with every child contributing reverently and enthusiastically.

Year 6 at the Islamic Experience Exhibition and Central Jamia Mosque

Year 6 spent a very informative day at the Islamic Experience Exhibition at the IPCI and Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif in Birmingham. At the Islamic Experience Exhibition, the children explored five topics; Faith and History, The Five Pillars, Family Life, Islam and Science, Activities and Questions Answered. The pupils learned a great deal during the day and were really looked after by the whole team.

All Stars Cricket Workshop

Budding cricketers from Years 1 and 2 enjoyed a workshop with All Stars Cricket from the England and Wales Cricket Board on Wednesday 1st May. The children, most of whom are new to cricket, were taught the basic skills of the game adapted to their age group, which ranged from catching bean bags and balls, throwing and batting, to teamwork with friends.

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