Think Before You Post!
Please could parents remind their children to consider very carefully before they post anything to a social media site such as Facebook or Twitter.
Any comments, photos, video clips cannot be removed once they have been posted and are out there forever, creating a digital footprint that future employers, universities and many others will look at.
Think before you post!
Staff v Students Netball Match
HUGE thanks to Amy Bates and Hannah Russell-Yarde who organised a teachers v students netball match in aid of Sports Relief and have raised over £200. What a fantastic achievement.
The event was a great success and incredibly well supported by both staff and students.
Staff took an early lead with thanks to the shooting skills of Mr Thomas, Mrs Kershaw and the height of Mr Clarke!!! However thanks to the shooting skills of Mia Langford and Kiera Thornton the students were catching up quickly (urged on by injured Zoe O'Donnell on the side line). The play was end to end as defenders Lois Stevenson, Loise Reily and Mollie White worked hard to combat the physical prowess of Mr Bailey, Miss Deely, Mrs Crabtree and Mr Clarke (who had to be taught the contact rule!!) Mrs Woolford, Mr Bryne and Mr King were up against Kellie Barrett, Amy Bates and Hannah Russell-Yarde in centre court. Towards the end of the game the scores started to level up. In the dying seconds an equaliser was scored and the game ended 6 - 6.
A big thank you to all that took part and supported.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Session
On Saturday 20th April, nine eager sixth form pupils, Mrs White, Mrs Milbourne and Mr Elliott spent three hours on the school site, in preparation for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition. The pupils were put through their paces with a session on expedition first aid, and were expertly putting each other into the recovery position by the end of it! They went on to put up unfamiliar tents fairly quickly and enjoyed some sunshine at the same time! Some pupils had never put a tent up before and were very pleased with their success. The two groups are choosing their aims for their expeditions shortly and we will be running a training session once a week until their practice and qualifying expeditions. The pupils were a credit to themselves and to the school and approached all activities with plenty of enthusiasm and team work qualities.
The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s award requires participants to complete four sections; Skill, Physical, Volunteering and Expedition. Aside from the expedition, two sections must be completed over a minimum of three months and one section must last for at least six months. Alongside this they will be responsible for picking the route, planning meals and dividing kit between them for their practice and qualifying expeditions. They must spend two days carrying out six hours of activity per day (including at least three hours of walking) and they must spend one night out under canvas. This award is predominantly online, with participants being responsible for uploading evidence of them working towards their award. The Duke of Edinburgh’s award is an internationally recognised qualification that is available to young people aged 14 – 25. We wish all participants every success in completing their award.
Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator