To qualify for the Staffordshire County Championships athletes have to enter and finish in the top two in the field events or top three in their track event at their District Championships.
Thirty-one schools from across the extensive Midlands region were competing in the Midlands Independent Schools Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Our Junior athletes performed extremely well on the day, with many of them achieving top ten performances in their individual events.
Joyella having won the ISA Midlands Area High Jump Championships was selected to represent the Midlands team at the ISA National Championships at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.
A super afternoon in the blazing sunshine was had by all the boys and girls from Primary Two at the Dodderhill Multi-Sports Day, the emphasis being on participation rather than competition, with each group rotating around a set of activities – tag rugby, long jump, hurdles, tennis rounders, foam javelin, mini hockey, relay, diamond cricket and the adventure playground.
St. Dominic's are Staffordshire School Games Tri Golf Bronze Medallists - twenty schools (two hundred children) from across Staffordshire were competing at the tri golf finals at the end of June.
Qualifying for the Staffordshire Schools Games Finals held at Keele University means that you have in tri golf, either come first or second in your District Competition and that you now face the best schools in Staffordshire on this day.
The school trampoline teams were participating in the prestigious Staffordshire School Games at Keele University at the end of June.
They all had to perform a compulsory routine in the first section followed by their chosen voluntary routine, in front of a panel of experienced judges.
On Wednesday 26th June, Year 7 students enjoyed a fun packed visit to Conkers in Derbyshire.
The purpose of the visit was to develop an understanding of the regeneration of the former mining area. The students listened to a talk on ‘Coal to Conkers’ led by a ranger and participated in a Bare foot Walk where they developed their understanding of the history of the site while experiencing different textures underfoot!
On Monday 17th June, the GCSE Geography students enjoyed a visit to Birmingham where they collected primary data to help them to investigate the task question ‘How does the quality of life vary in Birmingham?
They collected data across four different sites and worked very well in their group. Mrs Longmore was very impressed with the student's approach to the investigation and enthusiasm for asking people to answer their questions.
As part of our topic ‘Splash’, the children are learning about Canals this week. We had a lovely walk along the canal today and saw a narrow boat passing through the lock as well as five signets with their parents. ‘What an adventure’, said Sophie!
Our Prep Sports Day took place on Friday and, as always, the children had lots of fun.
Children from Pre-school to Y6 participated in a number of events. They had lots of fun completing the obstacle course, long jump, javelin, hurdles and many other activity stations.
The challenge for our KS3 students this year was to design, build and market a working wind turbine.
The brief for the teams of 5 was to produce a turbine with the highest voltage output, be stable and aesthetically pleasing, and at minimal cost.
The Priory Hall was a buzz of activity throughout the day, with team members adopting a variety of roles – design, construction, testing and marketing.
Mums and Dads joined our Pre-school for their last Stay and Play session of the year yesterday, where the topic for the week has been trees.
The children followed the normal morning routine which started with name recognition on the self-registration board and also completing the date board. They then looked into the learning suitcase and found out what they would be learning about