The children have had a great day celebrating world book day, their costumes are wonderful and they have taken part in lots of reading activities!
We have joined the national campaign to eradicate illiteracy and build a brighter future for children and young people.
From the 1st March 2018 (World Book Day) Saints Peter and Paul will join early years settings, schools, colleges, community groups, parents and carers across the UK in trying to read for a collective 100 million minutes. The campaign is run by the leading charity, Achievement for All, which works in partnership with schools and communities to improve outcomes for all children and young people vulnerable to underachievement.
Throughout the month-long challenge, our children and children and young people across the country can log their reading minutes in class and at home. Prizes will be awarded to the schools or settings who achieve the highest average number of reading minutes per child or young person. Certificates will also be available to individuals who reach key reading targets during the challenge. So keep reading!
Saints Peter and Paul are hosting a 3D architect model of the proposed Shakespeare North Playhouse, we were given this opportunity through our participation in the Shakespeare North Festival.
The model will be on display in our school for one week to show children and parents what the building will look like.
Please pop into the office to see the model.
The Y5/6 children performed Twelfth Night in the Shakespeare festival the following is an appraisal by the Shakespeare North team member Lane Paul Stewart;
by Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School
at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, 17/11/2017
appraised by Lane Paul Stewart
I would like to offer sincere thanks and congratulations to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic
Primary School for your wonderful production of Twelfth Night as part of the 2017
Shakespeare Schools Festival. Students and teachers alike have put hard work, imagination,
determination and passion into this production, and were a credit to the school. I'd like to
take this opportunity to highlight just a few fantastic moments that you should be especially
v We saw some wonderfully clear and comic characters from the moment the play
opened and these continued to deliver light-hearted humour to the piece until the end.
v The energy of the company was high throughout the play and this kept the pace up
with confident entrances and exits.
v I was impressed by the fantastic physical expression from the actors, including their
bold gestures full of intention, which helped communicate the developing story and
character relationships clearly to the audience.
v The company put great effort into breaking down the fourth wall and inviting the
audience into their play, which was extremely entertaining. They worked well as a
team, reacting brilliantly to the action on stage and listening to one another, completely
immersing themselves and the audience in the world of this farcical play.
This was a lively and humorous Twelfth Night performed by a committed cast that invested
in their characters and the comedy world of the story.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this superb production. I hope to
see Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School in the Festival again next
Lane Paul Stewart
If you’re a former student of Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, or if you live within our community and could act as a role model for our pupils we want to hear from you!
Your experiences since leaving could help to motivate and inspire our current students to feel more confident in making decisions about their future. We’d love you to join our alumni network and stay connected with the school.
We’ve partnered with the national education charity Future First, who specialise in helping schools like ours to stay connected with their former students.
You can choose how and when you help – perhaps you can act as a career and education role model, provide work experience, become a mentor in person or online, or help with donations, fundraising or even apply to become a governor.
It doesn’t matter when you left us, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.
In order to sign up, just follow this link and fill in the online form – we promise it will only take a couple of minutes.
The Celebration of Achievement 2017 took place at All Saints Catholic High School, sixteen school from the Kirkby Collaborative took part, 98 pupils across the sixteen school received awards, here is the photograph of our children – one pupil from each of the cohorts One – Six received awards for their effort, attainment and perseverance all year – A massive well done to these pupils.
The children from KS1 and KS2 took part in Junior Chefs’ Academy earlier this month. Each class had a session with the Chefs and learnt how to cut fruit and vegetables with real chef’s knives! they dressed up in their chefs hats and aprons and enjoyed the whole experinece. The children made a dish of rice and vegetables and took this home for tea! Many children reported the next day that they had had this for their dinner the previous night and it was delicious!
The company who runs Junior Chefs academy have emailed school since the evnt and said ‘the behaviour and interaction by the children was exceptional. The children of Saints Peter and Paul were a joy to work with’.
A huge well done to all the children who took part, we look forward to Junior Chefs’ Academy coming back next May.