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Easton Royal Academy Pupils Learn About Brazil
Well we certainly ended the term with a bang! As part of our whole school project on Brazil, children made their own carnival masks and headwear and infants each made their own ganza. Juniors wrote and performed poetry about the carnival and set their rhyming words to the syncopated rhythms of Brazil that they have been learning about in their music lessons.
At ERA, we have been lucky enough to borrow a whole set of samba drums and we have been learning the traditional polyrhythmic beats of South America. We have also learned the samba dance step and, along with our parents, we ended the term with our own carnival procession around the school. I’m so proud of the samba band because they kept the rhythm and breaks going for the whole procession, even when marching – I have seen adults struggling with this!
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St John’s support from local business
Jon Horsley, owner of Cadley Garage, recently presented St John’s Principal Mrs Nicky Edmondson with a donation of £1,000. Cadley Garage has supported St John’s for several years, by sponsoring events, and also by providing trees to be planted around the school.
“St John’s is an important part of our local community and I am very pleased to be able to support the school and its students” said Mr Horsley.
“I also wanted our business to be able to help offset the impact our customers vehicles have on the environment, so we plant a tree – usually at St John’s- for every vehicle service we carry out”.
Mrs Edmondson thanked Jon Horsley for his support “We are very grateful for the support of Cadley Garage. Building relationships with local businesses is very important to us, as they can offer a range of opportunities to our students. To also receive financial support is wonderful”.
Cadley Garage is also looking to employ a school leaver to train with them as an apprentice mechanic, leading to an Auto Electrical qualification. Anyone interested should contact Jon Horsley directly.
Fairfield High School Appoints New Head of School
FHS is delighted to announce its new Head of School, Mr Nick Lewis.
We have recently restructured our Senior Leadership Team in order to meet some of the challenges we face in light of a second year of a full intake. Following a meeting with Ms Mangham and Dr Patrick Hazlewood of the Excalibur Trust, it was proposed that there should be a role of Head of School; with Nick Lewis successfully being appointed to this post. Mr Lewis has been at FHS for 16 years, holding most recently the position of Assistant Principal for Outstanding Curriculum.
Ms Mangham will continue to have strategic oversight of the School, but will now have the opportunity to focus on how the Excalibur Trust can best support the development of FHS and its relationship with local primaries. With immediate effect, Mr Lewis as Head of School will be responsible for our day to day operations.