In the recent hot weather Primary 6 pupils have been learning about circuits and attempted to apply their knowledge in a practical way. The children used motors, batteries and switches to construct fans to keep themselves cool!

 

P6 children presented a special class assembly on Thursday. Pupils carried out live Science experiments in front of the prep children and parents. Sophie and Harriet began by showing how to play different sounds using a wine glass. Next Tabby and Kitty asked the audience to predict how much weight an egg could hold before astonishing everyone by balancing 10kg on one! Hugo, Jemima and Natasha demonstrated the famous Mentos and cola experiment, creating fountains of fizzy drink. Amanda and Daisy showed how vitamin tablets could be used to blow up balloons. Lastly, Kyra and Poppy tested asked for volunteers to test their reactions, comparing children with adults.

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Over the last weekend eight of our Y10 students braved the scorching conditions and blazing sunshine to complete their D of E Practice Expedition.

They hiked for a total of 14 hours on Saturday and Sunday, with an overnight stay in tents.

They gained many vital skills and gained experience to help them pass their Qualifying Expedition in July.

Great effort, determination, teamwork, motivation and navigating skills were displayed by all.

Well done!

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Hugo, Daisy and Jemima from Primary 6 had a great day today at Alton Castle as part of their preparations for their Confirmation.

We started the day with prayer time followed by a treasure hunt around the grounds of the castle looking for the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Next we took a hike "in the rain" where we paired up with someone new and got to know them as we walked. A beautiful view greeted us from the top of the hill.

We dried out and ate our lunch before learning how to light a fire using flint and cotton wool. We toasted marshmallows as a treat.

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On Monday 29th May, the much anticipated Soap Box Derby took place in Stone High Street. This was the first year we as a school had entered the competition.

The team consisted of 4 pupils from year 9. The drivers were Miles Forrester and Ava Stacey who were aided by the pit stop crew, Amelia Moore and Emily Frodsham, who were overseen by pit stop physics teacher Mr Bruno and pit stop Headteacher flag waver Mrs Harrison.

Ava was the first driver off the blocks, and after a short performance on stage, the team descended the high street. Ava managed to reach the finish line in a very modest time, without knocking over any cones or pedestrians!

Miles was designated driver for the second run, he accomplished a faster but bumpier ride, hitting the ramp at a good speed! He was greeted by Amelia who was waiting at the bottom of the high street waving the finishing flag.

Our formula one soap box and crew looked amazing, but unfortunately, our efforts were not rewarded; we finished fourth in our category.

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On 22nd May 2017 Helen Howard pate and Olivia Brosnan took their first Holy Communion. Shane Morris joined in the celebrations after taking his a week earlier in his parish church. The girls looked breathtaking in their white dresses and Shane extremely smart in his suit and red tie. Father Doyle led a beautiful and moving service and the prep choir sang whilst Mrs Dickson accompanied them on the organ. Emily Bedwell sang a moving solo as the congregation took communion.

Children from Little Dom's to year 9 joined together in church to share this special event in the children's Catholic life. Helen, Olivia and Shane were supported in their preparations by their class who led the bidding prayers and offertory procession with great confidence and joy at being able to share this occasion with their friends. Mrs Moore was very proud of primary 3.

After the church the sun shone and in true St Dominic's tradition the pupils,parents and staff formed a guard of honour along the green. Helen, Olivia and Shane led the procession to raptous applause followed by their family and friends.

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Our Year 10 History students visited Kenilworth Castle on Monday 15th May as part of their GCSE course. They explored the grounds of the castle and learnt about its extensive history. At Kenilworth the students were able to climb to the top story of Leicester’s building and gaze out over the surrounding countryside and wander through the garden built to show the Earl of Leicester’s love for Queen Elizabeth I. They were later surprised to find that the castle had been pulled apart by an English Civil War Colonel in order to furnish his new home. It was a very rainy but enjoyable day – seeing history brought to life.

 

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