Memorial Service in Downham

On Friday, November 10th, Year 5 went to the memorial service at Downham. The service was on the 10th because the 11th (when Remembrance Day actually is – the children have been learning all about it in English) was a Saturday. The service was very poignant with readings and hymns led by students from Bonus Pastor but supported by a large number of local primary schools and members of the community. It was very similar to the memorial service held at the Cenotaph. They played The Last Post to mark the end of the two-minute silence; it was all very proper and grown-up.

“The memorial service made me feel sad because I was thinking about all the people who had given their lives so that I could live freely”. John Richard

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School Games Gold Award

School Games Gold Award
It delights me to announce that St Augustine’s has been awarded the Gold Standard Award in the school games 2016-17. We have gone from a Bronze Standard to Gold Standard within 2 years showing our sporting excellence and the extensive range of opportunities provided for all children to excel in P.E. and Sport . This includes 2 hours of quality P.E. lessons each week, a range of extra-curricular clubs, intra-house competitions and organised competitions outside of school taking place throughout the year.

The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is an awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. As a school we have worked hard to achieve the best standards in Sport and P.E. It is all about providing our children with the opportunities and positive experiences in physical education; helping them to be fit and skilled for life.

Well done everyone and especially Miss Mcguire who organises sport within the school and to all the staff and parents who support the out of school events.