There was plenty to learn for a first-time sailor like myself. The crew were organised into two watches, spending four hours on/four hours off.
Last term staff and students alike enjoyed the after school Clay Club run by our Art Technician and Potter, Lizzy McCracken. Students and staff came along for the four week two hour sessions, learning to throw on the potter’s wheel as well as slab building techniques, decorating with metal oxides and glazing. Everybody went home at the end of the course with a lovely slab built box and various wheel thrown creations.
Last Tuesday visitors to our annual Open Evening were able to see what a great school St Bart’s is, the whole school was alive and buzzing. The efforts from staff were very much appreciated and the students involved were fantastic ambassadors.
Comments from all the visitors were full of praise...
Toby worked with the group introducing them to a variety of team building skills and activities which the group then shared with the visiting Year 5 and 6 students who were attending the Open Evening.
Over the summer holidays students from St Bart’s, who are in the Newbury Rangers team, trained and participated in a National Kho Kho tournament organised by the Kho Kho Federation of England or KKFE (https://www.khokho.co.uk).
Kho Kho is a traditional Indian sport that requires extreme fitness, agility and stamina.
In the Prehistory gallery the students tested out how the people who built Stonehenge lifted the stone blocks.
St Bart’s athletes had a fantastic 2019 summer. The Junior Boys, Inter Boys and Inter Girls all came first at Basingstoke in the Regonal B Final and the Junior Girls came 2nd at the Regional A final at Millfield. Here they are, presented with their medals.
Students were excited to learn that the House Championship Cup 2018/19 was won by Patterson, the first time in 15 years that Patterson have won! The announcement was made in the first assembly of the year. Patterson also won the Academic Championship and the Citizenship Shield.