TMBS News December 2018

Market Bosworth Christmas Lights Switch On

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all students and staff who donated to the chocolate and wine tombola, and to all those who came and supported the stall. We raised an amazing £299.80!!! These much needed funds will directly benefit the students.

Spreading Christmas Cheer

The Music department has been very busy this year. The festivities started with the Market Bosworth Light switch on, where the school choir, orchestra, wind group and various others performed at the switch on ceremony. After this, the choir and orchestra headed off to perform Christmas carols at several local residential homes, finishing at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital. Mr Morrow and Miss Abbott would like to thank all staff who have helped run these events and all peripatetic teachers who continue to deliver an excellent service to the school. Also, a huge thank you to all students who gave up their breaks and lunches to make these events happen. Merry Christmas!

KS4 Showcase

Well done to the KS4 Drama, Music and Dance students who put on a fantastic Winter Showcase, with extra special praise going to the Year 10 students, of which, every single student attended and performed.

As each showcase passes, the standard is raised, due to the hard work and commitment of the TMBS Performing Arts Students. A special mention needs to go to the Year 9 Production Arts students that led the front of house team. They were an absolute credit to the school and themselves.

Thank you parents and carers who continue to support the students and staff to enable these events to happen.

We will remember them

Students across the school commemorated Remembrance Day on 9th November during their English lessons. There were some poignant displays around school showing letters written to the 'unknown soldier' as well as diary entries. One of our Year 9 cooking groups also held a bake sale during lunch time and raised £56.61 for the Poppy Appeal. The total raised from the sale of poppies at school was £166.77.

NCS 2019

In November a team from NCS (National Citizen Service) visited TMBS to present their 2019 programme to Year 11 students. For anyone who has not already signed up, but is interested in joining the programme, the following letters give more information.

Theatre opportunity

Parents of KS4 students may be interested to know that the Theatre Royal in Nottingham is showing the following productions of our English Literature set texts:

  • Blood Brothers 12th - 16th February 2019
  • Romeo and Juliet 19th - 23rd February 2019

Whilst it has not been possible to arrange a school trip for these productions, parents may wish to take their child independently. More details can be found on the Theatre Royal's website

Romeo, Romeo........

On Wednesday 21st November, Year 10 students at TMBS were thrilled to have the opportunity to watch a live streaming of the Royal Shakespeare Company's modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. They watched with hundreds of other schools across the nation and had the chance to participate in Question and Answer sessions, learn about the actors, hear from the director and discover more about the plot, in preparation to study the text for their Literature GCSE.

English Revision Guides

Year 10 students will soon be getting the opportunity to purchase a package of revision guides. More information will be available during parents' evening after Christmas. There will also be another opportunity to purchase the guides again in the summer too.

The revision guides can be ordered as a complete revision package (recommended) or as separate items as appropriate for your child’s revision requirements.

Super Sporting Success!

Netball News

The girls' netball teams across the year groups have been very busy this term with some fantastic results. Final positions in the Hinckley and Bosworth League were:

  • Year 7 – 2nd
  • Year 8 – 1st
  • Year 9 – 1st
  • Year 10 – 3rd
  • Year 11 – 2nd
Year 7, 8 & 9 netball teams

The Year 8 Netball team qualified for the level 3 county competition. In the first round the team played Leicester High School and won 19-0. In the quarter finals the team travelled to Loughborough and also beat The Loughborough Amherst School 12-0. We then played Loughborough Grammar School in the semi-finals and were sadly beaten 32-3. Despite the defeat the girls played extremely well and kept their heads right up to the final whistle. They were both a credit to themselves and the school. The umpire spoke to us all after the game and said ‘It was a closer game that the score suggested’.

Finally, I would like to thank Mrs Lewis for all her help with the Year 8 Netball team this season and congratulate Harriet for her Loughborough Lightening selection.

Netball practice will start again in the New Year. We are hoping to arrange some friendly fixtures against local schools. Well done everyone on a very successful season! Ms Armstrong and Mrs Donlan

Basketball Champions

A huge congratulations to the Year 8 girls' basketball team who became Hinckley and Bosworth area Champions. Well done to Isabella, Ella, Eppie, Maia, Maisie, Sophie & Charlotte. Many thanks to Mr Berry for assisting with the Basketball fixtures.

U14 Girls' Hockey

Congratulations to the girls' hockey team who qualified for the county finals by finishing 2nd in the area competition. The team consisted of Matilda, Sophie, Imogen, Kirsty, Amelia, Olivia and Paige. In the first round they beat Hinckley Academy 1-0 and lost to Dixie 1-2 and drew with Hastings 1-1. In the county finals they beat Lutterworth and Ivanoe 1-0 and lost to Dixie 0-1 and Kibworth 2-0.

Well done girls and many thanks to Miss Patterson and Mr Berry for their help with the team.

Year 8 Girls' Table Tennis

Congratulations to the Under 13 girls' table tennis team who have become County champions and are now hoping to qualify for the regional finals.

In the level 2 competition they qualified for the County final by beating both Winstanley and Hastings. They then travelled to Leicester to contend for the County title. In this competition they played Kibworth, De Lisle, Crownhills and Catmose and did not drop a game.

Well done to Maisie, Alice, Eppie, Aela and Violet. Good luck in the next round. Finally, thank you to Mr Black for all the lunchtime sessions and assisting with the fixtures.

Cross Country

On Saturday 8th December, the Year 8 girls’ cross-country team (Gracie-Rose, Olivia, Isobel and Isabella) came second at the school cross-country relays at the Thomas Estley Community College.

The girls came second out of twelve teams. The first leg was led off by Gracie (who was unfortunately absent on the day we had our photo taken). She then passed the baton to Olivia and then Isobel (who was competing for the first time this year). The final leg was completed by Isabella. Hopefully the girls will be joined by Ella, a team stalwart, for the final league race of the year which is being held in Burbage on 12th January.

Ding, Ding, Round 1

The PE department would like to congratulate Mia in Year 9 on her first win in the boxing ring. It is always great to hear about our amazing students and their achievements outside of school. The following is a report provided by Mia’s mum:

Almost a year on from Mia's first fight in Liverpool, this time around she was more than ready. Mia has matured and grown physically within 12 months, and with help of the coaches at Atherstone gym, she was not going to be defeated. Sticking to a diet of fresh meat, rice and vegetables for 3 weeks, she lost over half a stone and weighed in for the fight at 65.4kg.

From the first bell Mia didn't hang around, and it was clear for all to see her opponent from Southampton was in trouble. Mia used her jab and long reach to keep her opponent at bay and barely took a punch.

Half way through the second round the referee gave the count in Mia's favour as her opponent could not find a solution. The referee allowed the fight to continue where Mia caught her opponent with more heavy shots, she was against the ropes and not fighting back. The referee had no choice but to stop the fight and Mia had her first win under her belt.

Mia is hoping to have one more in fight in February 2019, with the desire to enter the Nationals in April at around 63kg. Mia has embraced her new lifestyle of healthy eating and fitness and is excited for what 2019 has in store. The coaches at Atherstone gym have become her second family and her win is dedicated to them.

Food Bank Donations

Congratulations to Year 10 who helped raise over £200 in food donations for the local Trussell Trust Food Bank. This helps support the local community of Hinckley & Bosworth with food supplies for those most vulnerable, especially at this time of the year. Students visited the depot in Hinckley where they helped pack and shelve the food ready to be made up into hampers. A big well done and thank you to all the Year 10s who donated.


On Tuesday 11th December, Year 10 had the opportunity to work with Humanutopia. Humanutopia was formed in 2004, and was created from a desire to help young people make positive changes and to improve their life chances. By focusing on the 5 main outcomes of the work students are helped to create a strong foundation by improving 5 levels of Hope, Confidence, Happiness and Relationships before finally enhancing their employability skills and life chances. In one inspiring day, the group target hope, confidence, happiness, relationships and employability, leaving everyone involved feeling great and ready to tackle the daily challenges they face.

7D Miss Patterson and 8E Mrs Colcombe were the tutor group winners for bringing in the most chocolate to contribute towards the tombola. Their prize was a celebratory hot chocolate and festive breakfast. Thanks again for all of your contributions and your continued support.

Chemistry at Work

On the 20th November 2018, ten Year 9 students visited the National Space Centre to attend their annual ‘Chemistry At Work’ event. This is a collaborative event organised by the National Space Academy, The Royal Society of Chemistry and The University of Leicester. The event consisted of a variety of interactive workshops delivered by University and industry partners, all highlighting the use of chemistry (and science) in their respective careers and industries. Students also visited the Space Centre's famous planetarium, as well having the chance to explore the Centre itself, thoroughly immersing themselves in science and space.

The students really enjoyed the experience and their conduct was exemplary throughout, showing what a credit they are to the school. Fantastic work Year 9!

Tegan's Fabulous Fundraising

For the last five years I have been part of Burbage Carnival Committee as an apprentice, raising money for various charities and good causes. The Burbage Carnival Committee organise the carnival to bring people together in Burbage as well as nearby villages, to raise money and provide entertaining activities for families to have fun. Also, as part of the committee we organise a bonfire display in November. I am proud to be part of the committee as the communities within the area benefit from around £10,000 a year.

In 2018 I became an official member of the committee with the title of "Field Supervisor". This means I am in charge of the application and collecting fees for the allocation of stalls and fairground rides. I have the responsibility of allocating their positions on the field. At the fireworks display in 2018 we raised approximately £5,000 which, after costs, we donated to charities.

This event has given me lots of experience and has helped me gain loads of skills, as well as increase my confidence. I hope in 2019 you and your families join me in having fun and raising funds.

Well done Tegan, from all of us at TMBS.

Catering News

We will have a new menu cycle starting in the Spring term. Please see the school website for more details. http://www.tmbs.leics.sch.uk/UsefulInfo/Menus/

Please ensure you keep your child's account in credit. If you want to allow your child to spend more than a £5 daily limit, please email the school and the Catering Manager will happily arrange it.

Keep an eye out for our next themed menu days, which will be:

  • Burns night - Friday 25th January
  • Chinese New Year - Tuesday 5th February

We hope you all enjoy a very Merry Christmas and have a happy, healthy and relaxing break. We look forward to welcoming all of our students back in 2019! From all at TMBS

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