January 2023

Form 6 Geography Field Trip to Epping Forest investigating Debden Brook
Jan 2023
Form 6 pupils were eager to get their hands dirty and wade into the river, when they visited FSC Epping Forest, a Special Area of Conservation. Head of Geography, Miss Grant explained, “This field work experience is very important as it allows our pupils to practise their collaborative skills, appreciate that they are all part of a team with a specific task to complete and to enjoy and savour the fluvial landscape around them. It gives them the opportunity to test their understanding of the theoretical aspects of fluvial environments with reference to an actual example." Our
St John's College School pupils presenting a charity donation to support Cambridge Childrens Hospital
Jan 2023
Mr Patrick Hawke-Smith (Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT)) visited St John's and was presented with a cheque for £600 on behalf of the Cambridge Children's Hospital. In our Senior House Assembly, he explained that the campaign for this hospital, announced in March 2021, brings together ACT , Head to Toe Charity, and the University of Cambridge. Together, they have committed to raise £100 million from philanthropy and fundraising by 2025 to make the plans a reality. The money presented was raised at Form 4's Victorian Fayre last term and more will hopefully be raised when Form 5
St John's College School Kindergarten pupils learning about Chinese New Year
Jan 2023
The children in Kindergarten have been learning about the traditions, food and customs related to Chinese New Year which, this lunar year, is the year of the rabbit. Two current parents kindly gave up their time to talk with the children about how they celebrate what is often called the 'Spring Festival' with regards to decorations that are hung, typical meals that they share with family and friends and the symbolism of ancient stories. The children found out that 'lucky' foods might include dumplings, noodles, rice balls, rice cake soup, tangerines, whole fish and sesame balls.  Chinese
Form 4 pupils performing their 3 folktales in January 2023
Jan 2023
Form 4 performed three different folk tales with their recent production, 'Folk Tales from Around the World', to a packed audience in Hinsley Hall. Each class had their own folk tale to focus on in Drama lessons so the children could get fully immersed in their own story, characters and plot. As the rehearsal journey progressed, the children were encouraged to add suggestions as to how each character might be portrayed, or how a certain scene might unfold. As Drama teacher, Mr Will Evans, explained, 'I wanted the children to feel as involved in every stage as possible with every idea
St John's College School Form 6 pupils visiting the Imperial War Museum at Duxford
Jan 2023
Form 6 spent the afternoon at the Imperial War Museum Duxford as part of their combined Art and English studies on World War One.  Duxford is set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield and the trip allowed the children the time to wander through the hangars, which contain many of the world’s most iconic aircraft, before having the time to observe their form and to create their own images on large sheets of paper. This trip was designed to incorporate cross-curricular links as the children will be studying Michael Morpurgo's 'Private Peaceful'