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Our U16 squad were crowned ISA National Netball Champions in Nottinghamshire on Thursday.

Many congratulations to the U16 squad who achieved the impossible on Thursday by narrowly winning their group stage by drawing with Queen Ethelburga’s, North Yorkshire, in their last group match. The semi-finals proved to be easier than they thought and they quickly went into the lead convincingly beating the Duke of Kent School, 16-6. The final proved to be more of a challenge, although the girls’ confidence was high, they managed to overturn a centre pass to give them the advantage allowing a three goal lead until the final whistle - beating Alderley Edge, Cheshire, 12-9. A wonderful end to the week and well done Miss Gutteridge who is off again today with the U13 Squad. 

 

‘Business as usual’ for the farmers at Rushall Farm as Year 7 bathed in the sunshine on Monday. 

A rare opportunity for our pupils to experience the importance of the land for farmers and finding the best use for the soil. Group work was also carried out by undertaking a guided walk which looked at key points around the farm where students learned how the farm contributes to conservation, protection and enhancement the local environment. At the same time they looked for both the practical and the financial issues involved before presenting a plan for further diversification. 

Thank you to all girls who presented their findings so confidently and enthusiastically to the whole school at assembly Thursday morning. After assembly all the girls were asked to vote on which local charity they would like to support for the next three years. Ms Clifford is delighted to confirm that we will be supporting the Will Houghton Foundation charity. The charity was set up in the memory of former Senior Boy and Sixth Form student Will, who died in a road accident while cycling at university. The foundation works with UK charities, such as Snow Camp and Ku Cares, to help disadvantaged 14-24 year olds reach their potential through sport and education. 

So don’t forget your pennies as 'Charity Week' kicks off on Monday 16 March with Year 7 organising fun fair stalls over the lunchtime period and during the rest of the week we will see all our year groups participating in various activities and events to raise money for our chosen charity. See the scedule below:

Monday 16 March

     

7A/B/C

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Hall

Fun Stalls 

10A/B/C

All day

n/a

Mufti Day to raise money for the Australian bush fires. £2 - Year 10 only 

Tuesday 17 March

     

9A/B

1.15-2 pm

Food Tech

Waffles, Pancakes and Fruit Kebabs

Wednesday 18 March

     

Year 11

Inter House Music

Hall

Confectionaries

Thursday 19  March

     

10 A/B/C

1.30 - 2 pm

Hall

Stalls (food) 

Friday 20 March

     

8A/B/C

1.30-2 pm

Picnic tables/Hall  (weather permitting)

Popcorn/Guess the baby/ pick and 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday we welcomed the National Citizenship Service to talk to our Year 11 about the offer for a combined work experience and personal development programme available in the summer holidays. They also attended the Year 11 Parents Evening so many of you will be aware of what a fantastic opportunity it is to while away the summer holidays. 

Next week we wish our GCSE Drama pupils good luck as they will be performing their scripted pieces to the external examiner.  

Finally, this is clearly a difficult and unprecedented situation for us all and we will continue to do our best to be agile and react to situations as they arise and continue to support and protect the health and welfare of our school community. 

Take care and have a lovely weekend!

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