September 2014

Sep 2014
With Jaz Ampaw-Farr and Marilyn Brocklehurst Our Pre-Prep parents enjoyed an informative and entertaining English Morning at St John’s with talks from our teachers about the development of reading and early English skills at school. The parents also had an inspirational and energetic talk from synthetic phonics ‘guru’ Jaz Ampaw-Farr, as well as a passionate talk about reading to children from Marilyn Brocklehurst. Jaz Ampaw-Farr is a synthetic phonics expert and has a wealth of experience in helping children to secure early reading and writing skills. One parent commented, “She
Sep 2014
After a long summer break a group of Form 5 and 6 children were ready to hone their rugby and hockey skills with a mini tour to Edinburgh. The group of girls and boys had an initial training session at school before taking the train to Edinburgh to play against Cargilfield Prep School, situated on the outskirts of the city. The children stayed at the Central Youth Hostel and stomped up Carlton Hill on their arrival which has stunning panoramic views across the city. The following morning they enjoyed an historic tour around Edinburgh Castle before doing a quick spot of shopping on the
Sep 2014
The national Coffee Morning is Macmillan's biggest fundraising event, where the charity asks people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £20 million and this year the current total stands at £8,718,863. The sun shone for the annual St John’s PA Macmillan coffee morning which is held each year in the Master's Lodge of St John’s College, the beautiful private residence of the Master and his wife. The cakes, made by PA committee members and kind friends, looked and tasted fantastic and put
Sep 2014
On Saturday 14th September, our St John’s rugby teams visited Framlingham College for their annual Pre-Season U11 and U13 Prep Schools Rugby Festival. This Festival attracts over 250 boys and it gives coaches and players the opportunity to play in a number of games and to enjoy themselves without the pressure of playing for a trophy.  Brandeston Hall, Barnardiston Hall, Holmwood House, Widford Lodge, Orwell Park, Old Buckenham Hall, Taverham Hall and The Abbey all took part in the day. The Senior boys’ played four matches and were victorious in all of their games. They used the ball