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St. John's Primary take on the Daily Mile challenge!

You will probably be aware of recent concerns around physical inactivity and childhood obesity. As they go through primary school, many children put on weight and, across the UK, around 35% of pupils in Year 6 are categorised as overweight or obese. In addition, many 10-year olds lack basic fitness. The Daily Mile is an initiative that encourages children to spend an hour doing daily exercise.

The Daily Mile is very simple to start in a school. Every child in a school or nursery goes out each day in the fresh air to (run or jog at their own pace for 15 minutes). It is not competitive though some will compete and that is fine. Most children will average a mile in the 15 minutes, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but physical activity in a social setting which is aimed at improving the childrens physical, social, emotional and mental health, and wellbeing. The children run in their ordinary school clothes with trainers being ideal but not essential. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment. And most importantly, the children really enjoy it. Since 2015, The Daily Mile has been adopted by almost 2000 schools in the UK alone, proving extraordinarily popular with thousands of children, parents and teachers. The initiative is also attracting strong overseas interest, and schools have signed up in over 30 different countries. Globally, it has been adopted by over 3000 schools. We would like to introduce The Daily Mile for all the children in St. John's and ensure its health and wellbeing benefits are available for everyone. .

 As a school we are really excited about this new initiative and we are looking forward to the benefits it will bring to your child/children. To find out more about how it all works please visit: www.thedailymile.co.uk. P please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Year 3/4 Complete The Body Coach!
 
This week the children in Yeara 3/4 are taking part in the LIVE Youtube stream of Jow Wicks school workouts. The children do 30 minutes of exercise per day to increase their fitness. Here is a link to the youtube channel if you would like to do more at home! The Body Coach
STAGES 2018 ticket and t-shirt information
 
 

TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 8th 2018

AT THE COLSTON HALL BOX OFFICE

 

We will be performing on

SUNDAY MARCH 4th 2018

IN THE EVENING SHOW

 

PRICES: Adults - £11.30

Children & Concessions - £8.06

(all prices include booking fee)

 

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N.B. There is an additional £1.50 transaction fee to cover admin and postage for online and telephone bookings.

 

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Primary Schools’ Swimming Heats
 
St. John's Primary have entered the Bristol Swimming Championships. The first heat will take placeon Tuesday 20th March Horfield LC - warm up 1.30pm. Changing rooms will be open from 1.15pm EThis is an exciting opportunity for the children of St. John's to showcase their talent and represent the school.
 
 
Here is a guideline of times (seconds) for each event to see if the competition would be appropriate for your child. 
 
 

Stroke

Distance

Boys

Girls

Butterfly

25m

28

28

50m

58

58

Backstroke

25m

29

29

50m

60

60

Breaststroke

25m

31

31

50m

63

63

Freestyle

25m

26

26

50m

55

55

Individual Medley

100m

2 mins

2 mins

If your child is an experienced swimmer and would like to compete please e-mail Sarah-Jo Scarborough on scarboroughs@stjohnsprimary.org.uk
 
Swimmers may enter a maximum of 3 INDIVIDUAL and 3 TEAM events but may not enter both 25m and 50m races for any one stroke. Please state up to 3 individual and team events that they would like to take part in. 
 
Individual Events:
 
25 m Freestyle
50 m Freestyle
 
25 m breaststroke
50 m Breaststroke
 
25 m backstroke
50 m Backstroke
 
25 m Butterfly
50 m Butterfly
 
 Team Events:

i) One freestyle team of four boys;                                          ii) One freestyle team of four girls;

iii) One medley team of four boys;                                           iv) One medley team of four girls;

v) One cannon team of eight swimmers of any gender. 

St. John's New Kit!
 
Our new kit has arrived and it is fantastic! A massive Thank you to Andrews Estate Agent who kindly sponsored us. I have no doubt we will achieve sporting greatness this year with our 'cool' new kit!
 
 
 
 
St. John's School Teams
 
St. John's this year is focussing on creating school teams. We are thrilled to be running after school dance and netball activities for the children who would like to be part of the St. John's Dance team and Netball Team.
 
Keep an eye open for news on competitions coming up for these teams!