Year 13 English Language trip to Winchester University

Did you know that ‘gloxing’ is the term used to describe the sound made when pouring liquids into a glass? Neither did I! I found this out on Tuesday 17 November when Mr. Holloway, Miss Bowen and eleven Year 13 English Language students attended a lecture about the history of English
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Interview with ‘Richard and Judy’s Book Club’ author and former St Peter’s student, Lucy Clarke

We were lucky enough to have a direct contact with celebrated local author Lucy Clarke – her cousin is our very own Julia Hanlon, of Year 12! After attending St Peter’s Sixth Form and Cardiff University, where she studied English Literature she embarked on a six-month trip with her fu
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BTEC Music Concert

Last Thursday, the Year 11 BTEC Music students organised a concert in the theatre at lunchtime. Various talented musicians plied their trade in front of a paying audience; with all the money going to Brother Lionel, of course.   The first performer was Greg Johnson, with acoustic
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St Peter’s presented with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Licence

On 18 November Mr Welch was invited to attend a Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Gold Presentation afternoon at St James Palace to meet the HRH Duke of Edinburgh and be presented with our DofE centre licence certificate. We are now excited to be offering our pupils the opportunity to take par
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The Bishop of Plymouth

Bishop Mark O’Toole, the Bishop of Plymouth, visited the school on 22 October, to meet with students and staff from Plymouth Diocese. This was almost exactly one year since the visitation by our own Bishop Philip. Interestingly, when a Bishop visits within the Diocese of another Bisho
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Best Walking Float

Art Teacher, Mrs Cherrett and ten art students proudly took their giant sculptures down to Southbourne High Street for  Southbourne’s first ever carnival and lantern parade. They were all very honoured to win the ‘Best Walking Float’ and to be presented with a certificate and ro
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Artist visit in preparation for Southbourne Carnival procession

On Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 November St Peter’s School Art Department were lucky enough to have a visit from the Dorset-based artist Sarah Butterworth. She did a two day sculpture workshop in preparation for the Southbourne Carnival procession on Saturday 14 November.   I felt
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St Peter’s to grow seeds from space!

Students at St Peter’s are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space.   In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they will spend several month
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The Real Game

Year 8 students at St Peter’s Catholic School spent the morning investigating the world of work by taking on various job roles in the careers simulation exercise “The Real Game”. As well as finding out about qualifications and salaries, students discovered the realities of life
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Year 11 Psychology trip to Monkey World

Early October, Year 11 Psychology students were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit the world-renowned animal sanctuary, Monkey World in Dorset. The purpose of the trip was primarily to deepen our understanding of the topic of ethics.   We learned about the bad trea
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