April 2022

SJCS Pupils raising money for Humanitas charity with Grow a Pound
Apr 2022
The Grow a Pound project, now in its eighth year, has raised over £3,000 for Humanitas charity – our highest amount to date. The initiative is designed to encourage each child throughout the school to discover and develop their entrepreneurial skills, by converting the £1 they are each given into more money for charity.   Over the Easter holidays, the children brought home their £1 and they had until the start of the Summer term to grow this pound into more money, through whichever way they decided. The original £1 is donated by the School to Humanitas and the children had the option
St John's pupils on the ski trip to Andorra 2022
Apr 2022
Kitted out in personalised hoodies, 35 excited children in Forms 4 to 6 travelled to the resort of Grandvalira in Andorra for the Interski ski trip over Easter. The resort of Grandvalira is a vast ski area offering over 200km of ski runs including 118 different slopes and its highest lift reaches 2640 metres and it is the largest ski resort in the Pyrenees. The resort was first established in 2003 when two of the oldest ski areas in the Pyrenees combined to create one larger ski destination, which rivals some of the better known resorts elsewhere in Europe. The vast ski area, huge
St John's pupils exploring Iceland 2022
Apr 2022
During the Easter break, a group of Senior House 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, mudpools, jagged coastlines and other incredible geographical features, unmatched by any other place. Having landed in Keflavik and driven across the Reykjanes Peninsula, the group’s first stop was the ‘Bridge between Continents’ that divides the North
SJCS pupils performing Alan Parker's musical Bugsy Malone
Apr 2022
Hinsley Hall turned into the ‘liveliest joint in town’ as Alan Parker’s world famous musical Bugsy Malone took to the stage with Form 5’s production at the end of term. The children donned moustaches and armed themselves with cream-pies and splurge guns for their knock-out performances with one parent commenting, ‘We were also terribly impressed by how slick the whole show was with such a large number of children constantly moving on and off stage; it all seemed completely flawless and stylish.’ Set in 1920s, the production featured Dandy Dan and Fat Sam’s gangs battling it out for
Apr 2022
The performance of the Passion of Christ that closed the Lent term was accomplished by a mature and 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 play was led by a humbled, strong and convincing Jesus, whose authority lay not in his anger but in his calm