We have received the ICT Cambridge National and Free Standing Maths Qualification Certificates for the Leavers of Summer 2014. They're available to collect from the school reception.
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.
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!