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During the Easter break a group of Forms 5 and 6 Geographers and Scientists set out to explore the wonders of Iceland. Iceland is an island which is located where the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans meet and was created by divergence at the Mid Atlantic Ridge. 'The Golden Circle' is a land full of volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, mud pools, jagged coastlines and other incredible geographical features, unmatched by any other place.
The annual House Cross Country Run for Forms 4 to 6 is a sporting event the children train for in their Games and PE lessons and combines the excitement of competing for their House, as well as the chance to run around the beautiful St John’s Playing Fields.
The performance of the Passion of Christ that closed the Lent term was accomplished by our talented Sixth Form year group. The play recalls the final days of Jesus’ life – from his entry into Jerusalem, to his crucifixion five days later – and all of the complex plotting, political side-stepping and betrayal that facilitated Jesus’ downfall. The Passion Play is a moving story that required a deep intensity and thoughtfulness, which the Sixth Form delivered. The production was performed to a predominantly standing audience and in a highly immersive way with the story unravelling all over the
Our Fifth Form performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat over two nights - a musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Jacob's favourite son. The brightly coloured costumes, confetti cannons, a very impressive camel and a vibrant neon set inspired by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and painted by the children and staff all added to the talent and boundless energy of the real stars of the show, our Fifth Form year group. The children impressed on stage with a plethora of catchy songs and complex choreography, alongside many memorable injections of humour as well as
Members of Form 5volunteered to come in to school on a Saturday to help paint the set and backdrop for their upcoming musical, 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' which the children will perform over two nights in March.
Form 1 performed ‘Roman Britain Rewritten’, which was written by ourForm 1 class and drama teacher with music by our Byron House music teacher. The children'sproduction linkeddirectly to theirstudies of Romans and Celts in class and built on theirhands-on Roman Day workshop last term. Each class performed their own section of the production and, as well as acting, the children also sang a class song with moves choreographed by our specialist danceteacher..
ThreeSJCSteams took part in the Semi-Final and our Team 1 came 7thwhich qualified them to go through to the Final, joining the other teams in the top 20. The National Finals of the Championships will take place in the Summer Term and teams have the option to go and take part in person in London or, alternatively, online.
‘How do you view stressful situations, as a challenge or a threat?’ Cambridge-based Sports Psychologist, Helen Davis, posed this question to our Form 6during her inspirational ‘Think Believe Perform’ talk about how to become a more positive and effective thinker, in sports and beyond.
The Fourth Form had a wonderful opportunity to enhance their understanding of Buddhism with a trip to theCambridge Buddhist Centre. In the Michaelmas term, the children had an introduction to the key Buddhist concepts and practices. The Buddhist hosts at the Centre built on this by answering the children’s questions and putting across the ‘flavour’ of a modern Buddhist life.
We were delighted to welcome Barry Griffiths fromJimmy's Cambridgeto talk to Senior House about what the charityis all about and how the money the school raised last term might be spent. Some of the money resulting from Form 4's Victorian Fayre, as well as the total amount from our whole school Christmas Jumper Day helped raise £541 for Jimmy's. Barry also spoke from first-hand experience about what was like sleeping rough and how Jimmy's helped give him hope for a different, more hopeful, future for himself.