TMBS January Newsletter

It’s hard to believe we are already over half way through the academic year. The New Year was an exciting one for those Year 9 students who had the opportunity to test out their ski skills in the Italian Alps. As always it's nice to see the students return safely back from the trip, although this year a number of the staff didn’t fair as well.

Well done to the Year 11 students that successfully completed an intense week of mock exams. It was evident from the results afternoon that a number of students had been rewarded for all their hard work and revision, and gave those students who didn’t quite get their target grades food for thought over the coming months. For all the Year 11 students it's been wonderful to see them develop and do well over the past 4 years, but without a shadow of a doubt the next few months will be their most important. We know they will rise to the challenge.

It was a massive privilege to hear the school has been selected to be part of the Annual Parliamentary Review which focuses on the successes of a handful of schools that have performed exceptionally well at a National level. We will take great delight in keeping you informed of our progress over the coming months.

As the mornings are starting to get lighter and the sun is staying up that little bit longer, the summer term will be upon us in no time at all. Hopefully, there are still a few unbroken resolutions out there and even if we have let our best intentions slip we should all endeavour to make the second half of the year even better than the first.

Mr Beckitt, Vice Principal

Ski Trip

The highlight of the new term for year 9 has been the ski trip, which saw 76 students take to the slopes of Bormio in Italy. A detailed account of the group's adventures can be found in the Ski blogs below.

Positive Discipline

As part of our commitment to supporting and developing all our students, TMBS invited 'humanutopia' to deliver a workshop with the year 10 cohort. The group was formed in 2004 out of a desire to improve the lives of young people by developing their confidence and self esteem and in doing so enhancing their employability skills and life chances. The day long experience had a profound impact on many of the students and left them with a commitment to developing both their own and each other's well-being through positive actions and interactions.

So positive was the event that TMBS have invited humanutopia back to deliver a workshop to the year 11 cohort, focusing on skills to help them through their upcoming exams.

The Stamp Leaderboard

Our top boy and girl stamp collectors across all 5 years are:

  • Alex Walker 432
  • Elisha Chauhan 345
  • Molly Harris 585
  • Leon Honeybourne 572
  • Finlay Shorrock 746
  • Lauren Taylor 630
  • Stelios Varvanas 720
  • Megan Clark 686
  • Amelia Gilles 866
  • Stanley Smart 695

This Half Term's Sporting Highlights

After becoming crowned Leicestershire county champions the girls' under 13 table tennis team progressed to the regional finals on the 14th January 2017. The team put on a brave performance and eventually finished runners up in their age group. Many thanks to Mrs Nash who volunteered to team manage on the day and to the parents who provided transport and support. The team have qualified for the next round which will take place on the 4th March in Blackburn. Good luck to Leanna Bancroft, Keira Dowler Morley, Lucy Nash and Jess Clarke. Go team TMBS!

Saturday 4th February saw the Leicestershire and Rutland cross country championships at Ratcliffe Collage. With Charlotte still recovering from a virus Sophie was the only Market Bosworth School representative to run in the championships. The field was a mix of the cream of Leicestershire and Rutland schools' best runners. Sophie ran a very strong race and finished the race in a very credible 16th position, the best placing she has achieved during the current schools' cross country season.

English Lessons Online

On Monday the 16th January, in the English department, TMBS students joined almost half a million others in classrooms around the country as part of BBC Radio 2's 500 Word Live lesson.

Books Glorious Books!

Books came to life again at our school on Tuesday 24th January! Our link Librarian - Marissa, from the Creative Learning Services, came to our school to do ‘Booktalking’ for the second half of our Y7s, 8s and 9s (the first half had this session in October). Marissa chose 9 exciting book titles to talk about and read extracts from, to each group of our students, to get them enthused, tempted and inspired to read for pleasure and explore new books. Students get a chance to reserve any of the books they would like to read, as a number of copies are available to borrow from the Library.

Active Kids

The cookery department are collecting Sainsburys 'active kids' vouchers in exchange for cookery equipment- please could you send in any you have. It's a great way for students to earn extra reward stamps.

Year 11 Mock Week

Year 11 students have completed a full and intense week of mock exams in preparation for their real exams this year. I would like to say a big thank you to all staff and students for their support during this busy and stressful week.

As the exam window approaches, it is really important that students look after their mental and physical health. We will have a number of activities both in tutor time and during lesson time this term to support students with this. If students are absent for any reason, it is really important that you contact the office and that they speak to their teachers to catch up on any work they have missed.

If you do have any concerns or would like more information, please contact Mrs Durrands.

Thanks from Design

The design department would like to say a huge thank you to all parents and students who have paid their contributions to help keep our practical projects going!

PSA 100 Club Winners

We would like to announce last terms PSA 100 winners, congratulations!

  • October 1st prize Wendy Hill
  • October 2nd prize Steve Proffitt
  • November 1st prize Karen Rowley
  • November 2nd prize Sally Coope
  • December 1st prize Helen Bullivant
  • December 2nd prize Mrs SVG Riley
  • January 1st prize Debbie Hill
  • January 2nd prize Nikki Dean
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