A very enjoyable few days with St John’s. The Harvest Festival service at the Church was a wonderful occasion with, as usual the whole school taking part and a packed church. Years 1 and 2 with their “A Song for Harvest” and Year 6 with their “Streets of London” sang beautifully and so clearly. The service was in aid of the school charity Toybox (changing the world for street children) and Year 5 explained to us in great detail all the charity does. There were some stirring hymns, another excellent sermon, prayers from Year 3 and the choir inspired us all with “Harvest for the World”.
Janet and I were lucky enough to attend the Duncan Edwards 60th anniversary of his death in the Munich air crash in Dudley on Thursday evening and the family, team and town spirit that came through so strongly when talking about Duncan’s too short life made us both feel so grateful that in a changing world this same atmosphere still prevails at St John’s.
This was also evident when I arrived back on Friday and took part in the House sports afternoon that Danielle Hollands had organised for Years 3-6. Every child represented their House and the sportsmanship and team spirit that is so much a part of the school made the whole afternoon so enjoyable.
To finish off a great day the parents’ quiz took place in the evening. This was all organised by the parents, including the setting of the questions and the hall was packed. 14 teams took part, one of them won and one took the wooden spoon, but the success of the evening was the great fun had by all and the sense of togetherness of all being part of St John’s school.