For those children who learn to play a musical instrument, have you considered joining an ensemble? The evidence shows that children who regularly play in a group are less likely to give up and make faster progress on their instruments. Hampshire Music Service provides around 70 area and county ensembles dotted around Hampshire, with something for everyone, from beginners to the highest level. Youngsters are encouraged to come along and try a group before committing. Find out more about the ensemble opportunities and where your nearest groups are here please click on the link below. https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hampshiremusic
Into Film Club runs every Thursday in the library from 3pm-5pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to watch a curated collection of films, write film reviews and be a part of the national Into Film Club. All students will receive a membership card and access to Frogmore’s online film club, and snacks and drinks will be provided at the film screenings. In order to take part, students need to return a signed permission form. Letters are available from the library. If you would like to know more, visit the Into Film website; www.intofilm.org or speak to Miss Livingstone in the library.
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The Excelsior Award is a book award focusing solely on graphic novels. This year, there are five books on the shortlist. The award is open to all students in years 9 and 10. We will meet every Monday week A during tutor time, in the library. For more information, or to sign up, please speak to Miss Livingstone.
The Hampshire Literature Quiz 2019
The Hampshire Literature Quiz is run by the School Library Service. The quiz will promote the enjoyment of reading by allowing those enthusiastic readers in schools to take the spotlight and represent their school in a county wide competition. It will also be a chance for them to demonstrate their breadth of knowledge across all areas of children’s fiction. Each school is invited to submit one team of 4 students from across Years 7, 8 & 9, so if you have an enthusiastic reader who would like to take part, please ask them to speak to Miss Livingstone in the library to sign up.
The Hampshire Book Award
The Hampshire Book Award supports the KS3 English curriculum, promotes the enjoyment of reading, and gives enthusiastic readers in year 8 the opportunity to shine in their chosen field of interest in the same way as other students are encouraged in their aspirations in sport, music or drama.
These students will be expected to:
* attend the launch meeting of the shortlisted titles during the launch week of 18 March 2019
* read ALL six novels on the shortlist by the end of June 2019
* attend in-school discussion meetings
* participate in the voting process
* be prepared to talk about the books on the shortlist with pupils from their own and other participating schools
For more information, please speak to Miss Livingstone.
If your child is going to be absent from school due to illness, please telephone the school before 9am daily for the duration of their absence. A note will then be needed to clear the absence on their return. If your child is not going to be in due to a medical appointment, or for any other reason, please phone the school to advise. Absences that the school has not been advised will be followed up by a letter home requesting details of the reason for absence. If at all possible, please ensure appointments are made outside of school hours.
Schools are only able to authorise absence from school in exceptional circumstances. In making a request for an authorised absence from school you will need to explain why the circumstances are exceptional. Please note there is no general right to authorise absence for a family holiday and if your child is out of school without permission the absence will be unauthorised and we may refer the matter for consideration of legal action. Authorised absence request forms can be found on our website: www.frogmorecommunitycollege.co.uk