French Exchange Update

On Friday students took part in lessons in the French schools, and then enjoyed a crêpe and hot chocolate in a café. In the afternoon they visited a sea museum where they were able to touch some starfish and sting rays in the touch-pool, as well as visit a nuclear submarine and a Titanic exhibition. In the evening the Year 11 and Sixth Form students were invited to a reception at the town hall to celebrate the long lasting relationship between Poole and Cherbourg.

An article has been published in a French newspaper today following the official welcome. The title of the article: The French welcome their English friends.

Yellow Bus Route

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have shared the concerns of many parents regarding the withdrawal of the U9 and U10 Yellow bus routes and have been working hard to try and find a solution to help our families at this worrying time. We have been in contact with Freedom Coaches who currently run the school bus that comes from Hamworthy. They have shown an interest in providing a school bus that could also include Parkstone and potentially other areas, subject to numbers of students travelling.

If you would be interested in using such a service, please would you advise the school of this by emailing enquiries@st-edwards.poole.sch.uk by 12 noon on Monday 26 March. If there is enough interest we will then be able to discuss further with Freedom coaches and come back to you with an update.

 

Battle of the Bands

Thank you to everyone who came to support Battle of the Bands last week, we had over 300 people there!
Winners of best band and best original song was “Yeti” – Zach Bulloch, Joe Dowty, Lemmy O’Brien and Jack Bowen
Best individual performer – Ben Roth

School Bus Route 40

Route 40 school bus have asked us to remind students that they should bring coins, rather than notes, to pay for their bus fair, unless they are buying a weekly ticket.