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Non Uniform Day To Raise Money For HELP For HEROES

Posted in: Latest News on Friday, June 21st, 2013

On Friday 28th June following a week of activities organised by some of our Army Cadets (and prior to Armed Forces day on 29th June) we will be having a non uniform day to raise money for Help for Heroes.


Year 11 Leaver’s Day

Posted in: Latest News on Friday, June 21st, 2013

Year 11 Leaver’s Day is taking place on Wednesday 26th June. All of Year 11 are invited back to school for an assembly in the Hall at 11.15, followed by a bouncy castle and BBQ throughout the afternoon. No school uniform is required. Remember to come along!


PSJ Raise £686.75 for Unsung Heroes at Matford Car Boot

Posted in: Latest News on Friday, June 21st, 2013
PSJ CarBoot 2013

PSJ Raise £686.75 for Unsung Heroes at Matford Car Boot

Alarm flashes four twenty,
Time to get up and have coffee a plenty.

Off too pick up on my way,
Another person to help today.

Twelve of us in total heading too Mat-ford,
Not a moment to be bored.

Stood around and told what to do,
Wish I’d stayed in bed like you.

Off to meet with a smile and hello,
How we look so cool in our florescent yellow.

In come the cars, lorries and vans,
It’s time to direct with the use of our hands.

All settled in and ready to go,
Wandering round many people too and fro.

Round and round and round we go,
Picking up rubbish off the ground as we flow.

People selling fruit, veg and meats,
People looking for tasty treats.

Be it pennies or quite a bit more,
Whatever you seek you’ll find it for sure.

As we are nearing the end of the day,
Most of the buyers are fading away.

This leaves the sellers to head off in glee,
And the ‘Parents of St James’ to thank them for their fee.

The cash (£686.75) that we have has been raised for you,
As a ‘WELL DONE’ from us for all that you do! :-)


Review: Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots

Posted in: Latest News on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013


As part of Exeter’s Ignite Festival, which has been taking place this week, I went along to the Exeter Phoenix to discover more about Exeter’s hidden history by watching the performance of Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots.

As soon as the lights dimmed, and the spotlight was turned to the hosts; local story-teller Sandhya Dave and Lucy Mackeith – a local historian – the audience’s attention was held as the hosts and the other volunteers of the show, took each individual on a colourful and mystic journey through the hidden treasures which are present in Exeter’s city walls.

The storytelling began by explaining an artefact from the RAMM museum and how the three stories of a character called Ganesh are interlinked to this one artefact. Then smoothly, we were transitioned to other interesting and intriguing stories with tales of The King’s Jews, Frederick Douglass and American GIs in Exeter, which were just some of the highlights amongst many of the stories which enchanted the auditorium.

A special mention needs to go to the four girls from St James’s school (Sam Cruzada, Tina Liu, Nikoleta Raikova and Kemberly Espina) who performed a piece called Anna’s story which dealt with the issue of accepting those from other cultures and being in a new and unfamiliar place. The girls showed confidence and professionalism which were beyond their school years. The great thing about this performance is that it attracted a broad spectrum of people from Exeter and the surrounding areas, who all connected together to go on a journey of Exeter’s vibrant and colourful past.

No fancy special effects or flash PowerPoint’s were needed as the power of the spoken word was enough to keep the audience enthralled, as each volunteer on the night, came to the front and spoke of the tales this city has brewed over time. On the other hand, there was often a range of percussion to accompany the performers and while at times it added to building up the suspense, there were times it was a distraction as to the words and tales that an individual wanted to speak about.

Although this was a one off performance for the Ignite Festival, the work that the group does, goes beyond the stage as Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots is a project of the Devon Development Education which has been funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Its aim is to bring together local people of all backgrounds, ages, ethnic groups and nationalities, to find out about the rich and varied past of the local area.

There is more to come from this project with concepts such as multi-coloured tours of Exeter being created to reveal more of Exeter’s untold past, which I am sure will be a welcome addition to the city and will raise awareness of the rich and diverse stories that need to be uncovered and preserved for future generations to know about.


Article written By Steph C – theexeterdaily.co.uk

Photo taken by: Mike Alsford – RAMM

Article can be found @: http://www.theexeterdaily.co.uk/news/entertainment-reviews/review-telling-our-stories-finding-our-roots



Ski Trip 2011

Posted in: Gallery on Monday, June 17th, 2013


Year 8 Crealy Trip Reminder 19th June!

Posted in: Latest News, Letters on Friday, June 14th, 2013

A reminder for all those going on the Crealy trip – Wednesday 19th June!

The Letter has been attached below

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Primary Maths Challenge 2013

Posted in: Gallery on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013


Music Celebration 2 – A showcase of musical talent at St James School

Posted in: Latest News on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

“Music Celebration 2″

A Showcase of musical talent at St James School

thursday 13th June 2013  -  6.30-8.00pm in the hall

Entry is Free: Donations for the music fund welcome.

After a successful Music Celebration 1 and back by popular demand. We are very please to present our second celebration of musical talent. The event will be an informat,supportive occasion, providing every encouragement for our performers. we hope you will join us and share our enjoyment.

Ms Sarah Poole

Music Advance Skills Teacher


GCSE Geography revision sessions

Posted in: Latest News on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Mr White will be running a revision session Monday 10th June P1,P2 and p3 in preparation for Paper 2 (Human) which takes place on Wednesday 12th June.


Old Computers And Parts Wanted!

Posted in: Latest News on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Old computers and parts wanted. The Design Technology and ICT department are currently running a joint computer maintenance club at St James where students take old computers and give them a new lease of life. Students will be responsible for refurbishing and maintaining old computers which would otherwise be gathering dust or thrown out. The re-built, working systems will then be put to use in our new experimental CAD/CAM suite which will be managed by the Design Technology department. If you have any old computers, monitors, computer parts that you wish to donate then please send them in with your child to Mr Farmer in G67 or Mr Daly in G24. If you would like to talk to either of us about this project or need help unloading equipment then please contact us on Stephen.farmer@st-james.devon.sch.uk and joe.daly@st-james.devon.sch.uk




Mr S Farmer & Mr J Daly