Tagged: Community

A Language Masterclass

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A small group of Year 10 PGS pupils visited St Jude’s School to co-teach a lesson in Spanish and share their knowledge with the children at this local school. Focussing on greetings and numbers, they enthusiastically delivered this topic using modern technology and played Quizlet and Kahoot on their iPads, enjoying the fast and visual learning games. St Jude’s pupils were totally immersed in learning the language, whilst having fun and it was a very positive experience for all involved. “It was wonderful as it not only improved my Spanish skills but hearing the children actually converse in Spanish after…

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Families In Need

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The images on the television news over the summer of people leaving their homes to look for a safer and more secure life in Europe for themselves and their children moved the PGS community to launch a campaign at the beginning of this term to offer some support. Over the last ten days the whole school has worked together to raise funds and gather items that will go some way towards helping refugees living in the camps of Northern France or travelling through Europe and in need of shelter and support. This week the Junior School held their annual Harvest…

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Our Harvest Festival Assembly

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Our Harvest Festival assembly, held at Portsmouth Cathedral, is always a very special event and this year was no exception. In fact, we had so many parents and family members joining us we had to find extra chairs! We are all fortunate, of course, to reap the rewards of a global harvest and the children are taught to appreciate the wonderful choice of food they have. They also learned, through our special assembly, about the traditions of Harvest in this country, appreciating the importance of community and helping one another. This year, the children were also made more aware of…

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Getting to Know You

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During their time here, our pupils have a long association with Portsmouth Cathedral. There are numerous, assemblies, events and services held there from the Carol Service to Harvest Festival, Prize Giving to art exhibitions and of course our half termly Junior School assemblies. Some of our Junior boys are Cathedral Choristers and many of our families attend services and other family activities there. It is a wonderful venue and provides a spectacular space in which to sing, play music and reflect on all that we do. We are always made to feel very welcome there and the Cathedral is very…

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