May Half-Term dates: Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
The Maths department wishes all Year 11 students good luck for the maths exam tomorrow.
Following on from the Year 8 focus day on Thursday May 3rd, Mrs Merrigan wants to congratulate the year group on their outstanding efforts and engagement throughout the whole event. Representatives from St John’s ambulance commented on how wonderfully behaved our Year 8 students were throughout their First Aid sessions. Here are some potential life savers in action, well done all!
If any dancers would like to perform at the Formula One Grand Prix this year please see Mrs Jarman to put your name down.
You will be performing on the starting grid, in front of the Formula 1 cars and Formula 1 drivers just moments before the race, in front of 125,000 fans, broadcast live to countries around the world.
You need to be available :
Sunday 8th July (Grand Prix)
Tuesday 29th May and Wednesday 30th May (Rehearsals)
What’s been happening on Monday afternoons? CC Plus ! Spring Term in CC Plus, During the Spring Term, we have been going round and watching the various Year 7 CC+ activities and talking to Year 7 students in their CC+ classes. We have seen a wide range of subjects, including: Dance, Catering, Art, Drama, History and IT. Every Monday afternoon, Year 7 students have a half an hour CC+ class. William Edwards makes sure their pupils get good learning experiences and this is where CC+ comes in handy.
At the start of this school year, all the new Year 7 students were asked to fill in a ‘passport’ which asked questions about their creative interests, this was to help put everyone into their classes for CC+. After the CC teachers had considered all the information we provided about whether we could dance, sing, draw, code… we were allocated to one of the creative classes. This is what we have been doing during those Monday creative sessions.
In Catering, students have been showing a lot of creativity and skill by making cars out of fruit, during the catering class that we visited when we were writing this report, it was very calm as everyone was focused on what they were doing and the teacher had really captured the imagination of the class. There were a lot of positive feelings and everyone was working together.
In Drama, the class was working on a performance of a modern day ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which they went on to film. During the lesson that we visited, there was a lot of fun and action and the class all seemed to be enjoying the challenge. It was obvious that the class liked this activity.
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Congratulations too all 130+ Year 9 students who PASSED their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expeditions this weekend. You did an exceptional job and made us all very proud! A letter will be sent home in the next few days regarding kit collection, finalising your award, and the next steps onto Silver if you wish to continue on the award. A separate thank you must also go to all the teachers who supported the weekends – Thank you and well done to all again.
Bronze DofE participant reminder: Our DofE Bronze assessment expeditions run this weekend!
Kit Check: As this is the assessment, and as outlined on the expedition letter, you are required to bring your bags in for a ‘kit check’ on Thursday after-school – Anytime between 3 and 5pm. Please meet in the Hall with your bags packed and ready to show your assessors (Food does not need to be packed in at this point). A list of ‘need to haves’ has been uploaded to the Twitter page so you can see what you assessor will request to see.
Mobile Phones: Students should not be carrying or using personal mobile phones. However, they should agree on using one student’s phone as an ‘emergency phone’ during the weekend. This phone should be bought along with a battery pack charger, and it will be wrapped up safely, only to be used in the event of an emergency to contact the staff present.
Expedition: Please meet at 7am in the Visitors reception car park on your day of departure (Friday or Sunday). You are advised to bring sun cream and AT LEAST 2 litres of water due to the current warm weather conditions. Fresh water will be available at every checkpoint with staff and at the campsite, for you to refill.
Parents/carers: We aim to be back by 5.30pm on our day of return, however this is dependent on students’ end time; for specific travel updates please follow WES_DoEBronze18 on Twitter. Any questions please contact Miss Rawson via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PE Notice: After School PE clubs are cancelled all of next week – 14th to 18th May – due to District Athletics Heats nights at Blackshots. Before school clubs will remain on.
Bank Holiday weekend. School back on Tuesday 8th May
Ellise is having her hair cut short on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 3.30pm to donate to the Little Princess Trust a charity which provides wigs for children who suffer hair loss due to cancer treatment.
If you would like to make a donation to the Little Princess Trust please come and see Ellise who will be at the PALS table both breaks, from Friday 27th April to Wednesday 2nd May
or visit her Justgiving link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ellisemilanvega
Thank you for your support