Saturday 22nd July 2017
St. Pirans - Inspiring Confidence
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July 2017
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Speech Day to end school year

Speech Day to end school year Friday 14th is our Speech Day and Prizegiving when we recognise all the many achievements at St Piran's over this academic year, and look to all that 2017-18 has to offer us. Michael Windsor, Headmaster of Abingdon School and St Piran's Governor, will be speaking and presenting prizes to the children, plus our Head Boy and Girl will offer us a few words of wisdom as they leave the school. 
Farewell to this school year and to all our leavers to whom we wish all the very best as they depart for their new schools.
We will see you back in September. Term begins 6th September for Main School and new Nursery pupils and 7th September for the Nursery Department.
Have a good summer!

Year 5 design dementia friendly games for local care home

Year 5 design dementia friendly games for local care home Year 5 pupils visited Clara Court care home to donate the dementia friendly games they have designed and made in their Design and Technology lessons. The children had the idea of making the games, after seeing their Art and Textiles teacher, Mrs Jeanette Scrace, making a memory cushion for her own elderly mother.

Mrs Scrace and Mrs Coope said we were looking for a project that involved the wider community, and both thought dementia friendly games would be a great way of fostering children’s awareness of the differing needs of the older generations. Through videos, discussions and personal anecdote, the pupils became aware of the kind of things that they would have to take note of when designing their games. They took account of failing eyesight, decreased joint mobility, loss of short term memory, weakness of grip and the importance of texture, when creating their games.

The visit was a huge success on both sides. The children introduced and demonstrated their games, later playing them with the residents. One of the pupils, Hamish Walker, commented, ‘ The best bit about visiting Clara Court, was the joy on the residents’ faces when they won a game; it made me feel special.’ Another pupil, Lexie Barnard recounted that she, ‘… really enjoyed visiting the home. It gave me a chance to step into their life and it shows me what I might go through when I’m older. The visit has prompted the idea of further connections, on a regular basis, between the home and the school.