Lessons from Auschwitz

We have two scholarships available for members of Year 13 to visit Auschwitz in October 2012. There will be an opportunity to attend two seminars outlining the history of the Concentration Camp and also opportunities to reflect on what can be learnt from it.

If you wish to be considered for a scholarship please write a letter to Mr Daw. In the letter you must give reasons for why you want to go, what you think you will get out of it, and how you will communicate that to others when you return.

Please send by email to c.daw@stjamesboys.co.uk by Monday, 2nd July 2012.


Celebration of Modern Languages

Following our visit to Brussels, the Sixth Form celebrate all modern languages today. In the pictures you can see the Sixth Form preparing crepes. Year 12 had to work from a recipe written in French. Eugene and Seb offer a translation:

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients (for 15 crepes):

300g of flour, 3 whole eggs, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of oil, 50g of melted butter, 30cl of milk (pour until liquid thickens), a small glass of rum.


Put the flour in a bowl and make a crater. Add eggs, sugar, oil and butter. Mix delicately with a whisk, whilst adding the milk. The paste must be in a liquid form, not too thick. Put mixture in a non-stick pan with some oil. Cook crepes gently.

(apologies to the MFL Department for the absence of the circumflex).


Day of Service

It was a huge privilege for us to welcome some of our local community to St James. We offered an experience which we called ‘Back 2 School.’ Our guests attended lessons in French, Chemistry, IT, English and Music. The day was rounded off with some cake and tea to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. One parent remarked, “It was a perfect day with great company, great food and hospitality. The boys did us proud, as always.”