Head of Sixth Form Summer 6
Sponsored Silence! What a marvellous way to raise money for the Gambia Project, a well used but brilliant idea Jacob in Year 12 had and which, strangely, staff and students were keen to support! It was a peaceful day in the Sixth Form and proved very profitable too with £118 now added to the funds the students are building up for their trip to Brufut in October.
Our rowers have also had success, winning various races including the quad you can see in this week's photograph. James, Alec, Joe and Jake holding their winners medals and the well worn trophy which has been awarded to many other superb teams down the years. Congratulations to them and our other rowers who competed so impressively.
The U18 Tennis team ran out winners in their ISA National Semi-Finals, taking all the points from each rubber. Next stop, the Finals in Nottingham in July. Well done to Giacomo, Harry, Jack, Oscar and Harrison.
Year 12 students were invited to apply for positions as Heads and Deputy Heads of School, Student Leadership and Learning Ambassadors this week and the quality of each applicant is quite outstanding. So many of them volunteer to support local charities, have worked with the National Citizen Service and completed Duke of Edinburgh Awards which speaks volumes about their character and values. Their reasons for wanting to step into such key roles are just as impressive and I am excited at the prospect of working together with such remarkable young people in the next academic year.
As always the students are busy with their studies, having worked hard and smart in preparation for their subject exams next week. The grades will indicate their predicted grades for UCAS and apprenticeship applications. In this morning's assembly I reminded them that the regular independent study they have done all year will enable them to do their best and achieve the grades they deserve.