STANWELL School has had a busy few weeks of celebrating literature, sporting success and a half-term trip to Paris.

World Book Day was celebrated at school with the promotion of reading for pleasure. Teachers from around the school decorated the doors of their classrooms in honour of their favourite novels and book quizzes were held throughout the day.

Last week the Year 7 netball team were victorious in the Vale of Glamorgan County tournament and gained the title of Vale Champions. During the tournament, the girls beat four other teams from local schools and played outstanding netball. A school spokesman said: “Well done to all who participated and best of luck for the next stage of the competition at the county finals.”

On Friday, March 21, Stanwell pupils and staff will also be walking or running a mile around the school in order to raise funds for the BBC Sport Relief Appeal and to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Donations of £1 per pupil are requested and participating pupils should wear their school PE kit or plain black or navy jogging bottoms to school on the day. A school spokesman said: “We really hope that as many members of the school community as possible will join in to raise money for this worthwhile cause.”

Pupils studying French and Welsh have returned from a highly successful and enjoyable trip to Paris. They visited Disneyland to see the St David’s Day celebrations and also took in the iconic monuments of the beautiful city of Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, before experiencing a boat ride along the Seine river.