Mrs Hawkins kindly came in to share her experiences of the Islam faith with Primary 5 last week. The children learnt so much from it, in keeping with their Early Islamic Civilisation topic. The children asked some very thought provoking questions about modern Muslim life compared to that of the past.

Read more: Mrs Hawkins visits Primary 5

Our ‘World Book Day’ theme this year is: ‘Share a Story’!

The Preparatory school are hugely excited about sharing their favourite stories by bringing in books to swap with other students tomorrow.

Staff have also fully participated by bringing in one of their favourite stories and ‘telling’ it to their class students! The oral tradition of story ‘telling’ is hugely important to our culture, as it improves our auditory memory, and from Chaucer’s day, has held audiences ‘spellbound’ in the joint art of listening.

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Miss Felicity (our former nursery manager) has a fantastic new business venture called 'Little Mess Staffordshire'. Today, she visited school to run a messy play session for Pre-school and Reception, which was themed around their current topic of 'Space'. The children enjoyed using their senses to explore all different types of galactic mess and there was lots of communicating amongst the group, using their new 'space' knowledge and language!

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Today Pre-school have been celebrating St David’s Day.
They have enjoyed learning all about St David, and the country he is patron saint of – Wales. They have talked about Welsh emblems (the daffodil and leek), where Wales is and also their flag.

The children have also had a go at making their own daffodil picture, whilst listening to Tom Jones!

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!


St. Dominic's came away with two County Champions, one runner up and two fourth places after competing last week in the Staffordshire Schools Individual Table Tennis Championships held at Clayton Academy.

There were two round robin sections in the U13 girl's competition. St. Dominic's had three girls qualify for the semi finals. In the end, Caitlyn beat Holly in the final to finish as Staffordshire County Individual Champion and qualify for the All England National Schools Championships at Aldersley Stadium in April.

Read more: Staffordshire Schools U13 & U11 Individual Table Tennis Championships

With 800 competitors and 30 schools, Bedstone is not only a highly competitive Championships, but it is also one of the toughest courses on the cross country calendar. It is an achievement in itself to complete the course around Bedstone, particularly for the younger runners. The sense of satisfaction in completing it is felt by all.

Top finishers were Caitlyn Disley Yr 7/8 (8th), Mary Ellis Yr 10/11 (17th), Isaac Graham Yr 7/8 (18th) and Joyella Yr 5/6 (22nd).

Read more: ISA Midlands Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships

St. Dominic's finished as runners up in the Stafford & Stone Sports Partnership, Key Stage 4, Tournament.

Sophie Hughes and Mary Ellis anchored the singles matches and Georgia Glassey and Francesca Burda were our nominated doubles partnership.

The girls played teams from Blessed William Howard, King Edward V1 High and Alleynes High.
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