Year 3 and 4 Multi skills: On Friday 31st January, 20 children from Pegasus and Dragon Classes attended a multi skills activity afternoon at Bath University Sports centre. The children took part in various physical activities involving stamina, strength and agility. A great time was had by all.

Ruby (Y3): We all had lots of fun. We got to work with new people from other schools and learned how to do long jump.

Gino (Y3): I didn't know I could clap three times and catch a ball!

Youth Speaks: On 29th January​, six children from Phoenix Class entered the local Rotary Club Youth Speaks Competition. The children worked in two teams to present a discussion on topics relevant to today. The girls' team, consisting of Rosie, Lupita and Sarah tackled the question 'Should everyone consider becoming Vegan?' in which they explored the arguments for and against Veganism including the impact on the environment. The boys' team, Harry R, Alfie and Benji, presented arguments for and against people changing to electric vehicles as a way of tackling global warming. Both teams presented their speeches clearly and with great understanding of their topics. They answered the questions from the audience intelligently and proved themselves a great asset to the school – we are very proud of them all! The boys' team were awarded third place in the competition and are very proud of their medals and certificates – well done children! 

Goodbye Mr Chapman!​ Mr Chapman, our wonderful School Crossing Patrol man retires today. We are very sorry to be losing such a wonderful 'Lollipop Man' and will miss him desperately. Thank you so much Mr Chapman for the fantastic six years of service you have given to the school. We wish you a happy and restful retirement and hope to see you out and about sometimes! Love to you from all at St Benedict's!

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Sports dayWhat a wonderful morning we all had! The weather was grand, the children were brilliant and the parents were there to support! Thank you everyone who managed to get here to support all the children and thank you to Ms Mattick and all the staff for ensuring events ran so smoothly. We would like to say an extra thank you to John Reynolds, our local sporting hero, for opening the Sports Day and getting involved with the events so enthusiastically.

The winning house on Sports Day was Maison Vert. Congratulations children! We were delighted to welcome back John Reynolds who came to present the Sports cup to the winning house. John runs the Westfield TT Running club which meets every Tuesday at 7pm in the Pratten's car park opposite the school – everyone is welcome to join!

Kilve Court Retreat: Griffin Class went to Kilve last weekend! The children survived wind and rain and had an amazing adventure trying out new activities and sharing reflective times with the many new friends they made while away. The children really engaged with the experience and had a go at everything on offer. They were very well behaved with several adults from the other schools commenting on what super manners St Benedict's children have and how respectful they were towards other people. We were so proud! ​


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