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Christmas Story CompetitionLogo of Harpenden Building Society

Congratulations to all the winners from local primary schools who entered the Rotary Christmas Story competition. 


It was supported by Harpenden Building Society and organised by the excellent team of Primary Liaison students at John Colet School.  Logo of the Rotary Club


The stories were judged by a Rotary Team and a John Colet Team and prizes awarded to all.  A book was printed of winning stories and is available from Wendover & District Rotary

Christmas Story Competition



Fund Raising W C E J S
The children’s enthusiasm for supporting their nominated charity is tremendous:

Animal Mufti Day was a huge success raising a total of £292.73 for the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.  Well done Bacombe (Red) House!

The next fundraising event was the Jam Jar Tombola which saw the children queuing half way round the school they were so keen! Boddington (Green) House raised a total of £260.11 from this event which is being donated to the Pepper Foundation (Cancer Care for Children). Congratulations Green House.

There are two more House Fund Raisers to follow.

John Colet Samba Band

John Colet School Logo

A few weeks ago the John Colet Samba Band attended one of our Wendover Junior assemblies and all the children were thrilled by the band’s vibrant, rhythmic performance. Subsequently each Year 6 class has enjoyed a session with the Samba Band, led by their conductor, Miss Sadler. 

This has been an excellent opportunity for all the Year 6 pupils to experience the fun of playing different percussion instruments in a band under the direction of a conductor. 

I would like to extend my grateful thanks to Ms Whitehouse, who organised this event and to Miss Sadler, the conductor of the band, who directed the children with such ease and expertise. Hopefully some of the Year 6 pupils will now be inspired to join the Samba Band when they attend John Colet School next academic year.