June 2022

Jun 2022
Senior House children and parents enjoyed a STEM Roadshow led by Scott Marley from Imperial College, London in partnership with the staff from Oundle School STEM and DT Departments and their 'OPEN' initiative. This event provided a wonderful opportunity for the older children to gain further insight and be more inspired into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It was also a chance for the children to meet the specialist staff from a senior level. Astrophysicist, Scott Marley, presented the lecture and took the audience on a journey through the solar system and
Jun 2022
St John’s Parents’ Association held the much-loved Charity Fun Day on 22nd May for the first time in three years. This is always a fantastic community event which has remained hugely popular since its inception as there is so much to enjoy for all members of the family. An amazing £5,500 was raised at the event for Castle School in Cambridge with activities such as sumo wrestling, a huge inflatable slide, face paints, tattoos and hair feathers, a bouncy castle for under 5s, clothing from Vintage & Rose, a book stall, a plant stall and more! The Karen Morris Memorial Trust was also 
Jun 2022
The children in T2K were invited to visit Stetchworth Estate Farm near Newmarket to find out more about the different types and stages of growth of crops this arable farm grows. This linked to their child-led topic of 'growth' which has seen the children plant seeds and learn how to take care of them and what they need for survival. The morning started with the children viewing and learning about the different machinery which is used in order to maintain crops on a farm, such as combine harvesters, irrigation machines, planting machines and hay balers. The children compared how they
Jun 2022
As part of their current Science topic, Form 1 visited King’s Dyke Nature Reserve at Whittlesey near Peterborough and took part in a nature trail, bird watching, pond dipping and fossil hunting. The geology of the location consists of the Oxford Clay Foundation representing the middle Jurassic period of circa 180 million years ago. The clay is quarried for brick making but a spoil heap is provided in a designated area for the fossil hunting. The pond dipping platform provided a safe place to catch and observe the abundant under-water wildlife. Form 1 had nets, trays and identification
St John's Choristers singing from the roof of St John's College Chapel on Ascension Day 2022
Jun 2022
Children in Senior House attended the Ascension Day Service in St John's College Chapel on 26th May and listened from First Court as the Chapel Choir sang from the roof of the tower for the first time in several years. Ascension Day celebrates the Christian belief in the ascension of Jesus into heaven, 40 days after his resurrection at Easter. Each year, members of the choir at St John’s climb the 163ft (50m) spiral staircase to the top of the tower to sing the Ascension Day carol. It was also the first occasion where the newly appointed girls sang with the choir for the first time,