Dear Parent / Carer,
Children in Need to be held in school on Friday 14th November 2014.
As part of the national fund-raising for Children in Need, we are going to hold a 'Non-Uniform Day' for all pupils. For the privilege of not wearing school dress for this one special day, pupils will be expected to make a minimum donation of £1.00.
We hope that parents will support us in ensuring that their son or daughter wears sensible clothing appropriate for school. This year we are allowing those who raise £25 sponsorship in advance the opportunity to wear fancy dress.
Other activities will take place at break and lunch-time organised by staff and the pupils themselves to raise further money. As the school has an excellent record for fund-raising for charity, we hope that all parents will support this worthwhile cause.
Mrs. C.G. Spencer
A massive thank you to our pupils, parents and staff who contributed to our Harvest Appeal once again this year.
All staff were encouraged to greet their classes in a foreign language during the day and all year groups took part in an inter-form European flag quiz – something which numerous Form Tutor took incredibly seriously! There was a poster competition for the Year 8s, with gorgeously designed artwork about European countries. Year 9 baked and sold cakes in the Salendine Hall; raising over £50 for charity.
The pièce de résistance was the Year 7 hat competition where students made and paraded their European country-themed hats in their language classes. Amongst the entries were a model of the acropolis, an Italian football pitch, a traditional Spanish flamenco hat and a Venetian bridge. All in all the day was a huge success with students and staff having a great time getting involved in the activities and thoroughly enjoying discovering new cultures!
2014 is the centenary of the beginning of World War I which began in 1914 after a Serbian nationalist shot the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. This event was the spark which led to a 4 year war; a war much bigger than anything that had ever happened before.