Tri Golf Competition

Team Friars went to Garons Golf Complex to take part in the Tri Golf competition. The event challenges the children to show ability in short and long range shots, chipping and putting with each activity having a points scoring system. Team Friars had three teams attend this event in which Friars finished 1st, 2nd and 4th in the score rankings and allow us to attend the Essex Finals again this year as Southend champions. Well done.

Hi 5 Netball competition

Team Friars performed outstanding at the Hi 5 Netball competition this week winning 7 out of 9 games to take 3rd place in the Southend Schools competition at Garon Park.

Cyber Safety Session

On Wednesday afternoon, 25th April, Year 6 were visited by Stuart from Southend Fire Service where they participated in a 'Cyber Safety Session.' They listened to how to keep their personal details safely online, including names, date of birth and pictures; what apps they are old enough to use (are you aware that as of today you can't have a 'What's App' account unless you are sixteen or older); online gaming and the potential problems of it; cyber bullying and how to deal with any problems caused by online activities. The children listened intently, raised genuine concerns and asked sensible questions. Please discuss with your children what they learnt so you are aware what they have

KS2 Celebration Assembly

Well done to all our certificate winners last week. 3GS managed to achieve 100% attendance and Windsor were the first to win the House Cup this term.

Karate Competition

Congratulations to Tyreece who took part in a Karate competition in Basildon over the holidays. He participated in the Kumite section and finished with the bronze medal! Great work, Tyreece!

South East Essex Design Competition

We were absolutely thrilled to have taken part in and attended the SEEDC (South East Essex Design Competition) awards ceremony at The Deanes Academy on the The SEEDC sees many local primary and secondary schools create showcases of their amazing art and design projects from their school. As a result of Friars pupils impressive art and the explanations given by the girls and boys who represented us, Friars were awarded with a bronze for the Year 3 Roamin’ Roman Sandals, a silver award for the Year 5&6 Art Club’s ‘Frozen Planet and the Year 4 Stormin’ Norman Settlements won Friars a gold award! Needless to say, we are very proud of the children from each year group who took part and produced

Year 4 Book Week

Before the Spring break, Year 4 pupils were very lucky to be visited by an author during our rescheduled book week. This author was particularly special because he was in fact a parent of children that attend Friars! Year 4 listened in awe as Mr Nicholls explained how he came to write his story and which books inspired him (including The Lion, he Witch and the Wardrobe which we had been studying in class!) and he also shared some of the illustrations his children created for some of the characters, and how a designer had brought these to life to use within the book. The children loved hearing a chapter of The Magical Secret of The Crystal Kingdom - they were desperate to hear more of the sto

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