‘Decorate a Pumpkin’ Competition 2019

The winners of our annual ‘Decorate a Pumpkin’ competition are:

Pre-Prep – Florence N (Reception) with her ‘Greedy Caterpillar’ Pumpkin.

Prep – Rufus and Clemmie H (Years 7 and 5), with their ‘Puking Pumpkins’.

RICOH IMAGING

Rufus and Clemmie actually grew the pumpkins themselves. Their ingenious idea was to put a cup inside containing coca cola which, when vinegar was added, then spilled out of the mouth of the pumpkins.

Well done to everyone who took part, there are some fantastic entries this year.

Friends of Winterfold Fireworks Party 2019

The Friends of Winterfold Fireworks Party will be held on Wednesday, 6th November 2019 at 6.00pm. We have an amazing display of fireworks, which will begin at 6.45pm.

The price of tickets is £15 per family and these can be purchased from either the School Office or the Nursery.

As always, there will be the usual delicious refreshments on offer and the children will be selling sweets and glo-sticks in aid of Ncemaneni. We always have a tremendous turnout on the night, so please get your tickets early!

Senior School Experience at Bromsgrove

A great time was had by our Years 5-8 pupils who enjoyed an afternoon of theatre, science, music, sport and a tasty supper at Bromsgrove School.

 

Year 6 Trip to Roman Villa

Last Friday, 11th October, Year 6 set off to explore Chedworth Roman Villa in the Cotswolds.

They discovered that Chedworth has some of the most impressive in-situ Roman mosaics in the country, as well as bath-house rooms and hypocaust systems. Our expert guides really brought the villa to life for them as they shared stories of the villa’s history and the more recent archaeological work. The museum had fascinating artefacts, which have been unearthed during on-site excavations, giving pupils an insight into the different religions which would have been worshipped there.

A particular highlight was being able to inspect and handle replica and primary source materials, including bone, pottery, tesserae, metal, shells and building materials – the pupils certainly seemed to relish the “wow” of holding something that was “really Roman”. Pupils also enjoyed participating in a Living History workshop, where they got dressed up as Roman slaves and had the opportunity to learn about Roman medicine as they ground up spices in a mortarium to make a medicine bag to take home. All in all we had a fantastic day out.

We were particularly delighted when Staff at the Villa commented on the impeccable behaviour of all of our pupils – very well done Year 6, you have done yourselves and us very proud!

Harvest produce goes to Basement Project to help local community

The whole School was involved in Harvest Mass this week, celebrated by Father Lamb and Deacon Sean.  The new Worship Leaders led the Mass with their superb reading of their own Bidding prayers and from the Scriptures.

As a School, we amassed a wide variety of fresh and dry produce to give to the Basement Project in Bromsgrove, which was delivered by the Worship Team and Mr Mitchell. We are heartily grateful for your donations, which shows our commitment as a School to our local community.  This time of year can be extremely difficult for those families in the unfortunate position of needing food and shelter.  As always, we keep them in our prayers.

Pre-Prep Harvest Festival

The Pre-Prep Harvest Festival was a lovely event for family and friends on Friday 11th October.  The staff are extremely proud of the children’s efforts to learn and perform their musical numbers so eloquently. A big thank you to all of our families for their very generous donations of food and produce for the Basement Project.

Taster Sessions for the Tennis Academy

Winterfold children have received a free tennis taster session with Director of Tennis, Richard Lawton.  This morning, it was the Year 8s  turn.  They had great fun playing ‘tennis cricket’ and ‘Champion’.  Places are still available for anyone who would like to join the Bromsgrove/Winterfold academy. For further information, contact rlawton@bromsgrove-school.co.uk

Cross Country Stars

On Thursday 10th October, fourteen children took part in the annual Cross Country event organised by Abberley Hall School.  Despite the inclement weather, our resilient children showed true Winterfold spirit and ran with guts and determination to the very end. Our top placed finisher was Isaac B-G, who finished in an excellent 8th place in the U11 Boys’ race. He was closely followed by Tom L (11th), Matthew H (12th) and Guy M (33rd).

These fantastic results enabled the Boys’ team to finish in an excellent 4th place overall. In the U11 Girls race, our top placed girl was Poppy J who was 20th and she was joined by Maiyla DN (21st) Abby W (22nd) and Frankie B (39th). In the U13 Boys’ race, our first runner home was Tom A (30th), followed by Oliver S (42nd), Archie S (48th) and Charlie M (49th). We only had two runners this year in the U13 Girls’ race. They were Kasey N (37th) and Emma W (56th), who ran with her asthma inhaler in her hand and despite needing to use it on the way round, still managed to finish with her smile on her face.  Well done to all of you!

 

 

Winterfold Children Sing in the Local Community

Children from Year 4 were invited to sing at the new café in Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall which has been set up by the local community to help people with dementia.

The talented choir, including two soloists, performed a range of songs, which were hugely appreciated by the audience. Afterwards, the children interacted with the guests, chatting and playing a wide range of board games. It was wonderful to see the meeting of the two generations. The café organisers were greatly impressed and are keen to have us back again in the near future.