Year 7 pupils took part in a Christmas Carol service at St Stephens Church, on the 9th December 2014. The service comprised of traditional readings, carols and music to celebrate Christmas. This was a wonderful event that we have organised for our Year 7 pupils that retells the story of the birth of Jesus in readings, carols and music. The event showcases the wonderful talents of our pupils and staff who participate.
Thank you to all the pupils, parents and staff who attended the Talent Show on Thursday 6th November. It was a wonderful event and all the contestants were fantastic. Well done: Ben Ainslie, Isobel Brook, Shelley Denton, Nicole Duhaney, Georgia Kelly, Luke Lenihan, Georgia Plunkett, Lily McKenzie, Kitty Reid, Jordan Sherwood, Gemma Smithies, Amrit Uppal and to our winners:
Overall Winners: The Rebels (Oliver Smith, Oliver Dales, Dylan Martin and Sam Whitehead)
However, it could not have been achieved without the fantastic students in the backstage team: India Masih, Alfie Kennedy, Lewis Turton and Manuel Mainetti; our brilliant hosts: Ginny Armitage and Charlotte Williams; and not forgetting our fabulous judges: Mr Clarke, Kieron Collins, and Mrs Johnson.
Parents who wish to have a copy of the performance of ONLY THEIR OWN CHILD should email Mrs Glover and then send in either a labelled disc or a memory disc with at least a 1Gb of memory as the video format is HD.
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.
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!