October 2022

Oct 2022
Form 4 visited Wandlebury Country Park, a 110 acre estate in the Gog Magog hills, just south of Cambridge for a whole day’s activities learning about the life of the inhabitants of the Iron Age.They had a guided tour of the site, learning all about Wandlebury's past and what evidence has been found to show what it would have looked like in the Iron Age, including the hill fort complete with circular ditch. The children spent part of the morning examining the type of food that was eaten and the way in which they produced their flour. This experience was highlighted by the children,
Oct 2022
Form 1 travelled back in time to a Chieftain’s Roundhouse as part of their Iron Age Farmer Day. The children learnt hands-on from the farmers and guides at Celtic Harmony – the biggest reconstructed Iron Age settlement in Britain, located in Hertfordshire. This exciting Iron Age trip incorporated discovering more about hill forts, tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture. The children enjoyed learning through the hands-on workshops: grinding wheat with a quern-stone to make dough balls; foraging for herbs and plants with medicinal qualities, grinding these into paste for flavouring
Oct 2022
On 30th September, the U13 A Boys’ Football team travelled to Bishop’s Stortford College for the IAPS East Regional Football Tournament. This is the first time St John’s has taken part in this tournament as there are many children who play the game outside of school and this event presented an opportunity to represent the school in this sport. Director of Sport, Mr Gareth McComb commented, ‘The team played some great football and performed well across the whole day.’ The tournament comprised four pools of between 4 to 5 schools and games were played in 8-minute matches one way with