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.
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.