Monday 19th October 2015
Our school production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ this week was simply superb! I cannot remember another production where the pupils seem to have so much fun in their performances; they revelled in their roles and it was fantastic to see. I would like to thank all the staff, pupils, parents, grandparents and friends who came to support the production; your help and encouragement is very much appreciated.
There has also been some exceptional work this week from pupils: a nationwide competition for schools aimed at encouraging teenagers to recognise the opportunities of a career in engineering and further develop theirpractical knowledge of modern manufacturing, (MTA - Annual Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge), took place on Wednesday, 8th July at Yamazaki Mazak’s European Headquarters in Worcester and Emily Quinn (Year 11 pupil last year) won the 14-16 category. She put an together an excellent presentation, to a panel of judges, all about her retro record player dock that she made as part of her GCSE Product Design coursework. A very impressive accomplishment for a 16-year old! Well done Emily!
Mr Webster informed me that in his Computing class, Lydia Draper, 9M2, produced the best on-line safety piece of work from the whole year, expressing sensitive yet correct advice for her fellow pupils. Mrs Ainsworth in Geography told me about the fantastic assessment work her Year 8, Set 1 class had completed on the topic of 'Development' - with the majority of pupils achieving a Level 6 - well done! Miss Gallagher (Assistant Learning Co-ordinator Year 7) informed me of the tremendous work being done by Year 7 pupils, with Connor Malone getting an excellent Spanish linguist mention, Joshua McHenry getting a most improved mention, Leah Else getting a helpful in English mention and Ella Brown gaining the Bronze Reading Award in the library. Miss Gallagher also gave me an update on the leaderboard for achievement points: in 3rd place is Lily Webster, 7S with 61 Achievement Points, in 2nd place is Heidi Doherty, 7H with 63 Achievement Points and in 1st place is Ruby Meyrick, also in 7H with 65 Achievement Points. Mrs Payne also advised me of some fantastic work. Year 8 pupils, Ashleigh Osbeldestin and Phoebe Partridge decided to extend their English work and give themselves even more of a challenge by writing a superb poertic dramatic monologue. When I read the ending, even I was scared!
Well done to all of the pupils - please keep up this good work!
Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 19 October 2015
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