Dear Parents and Visitors
The whole school observed a two minute silence this morning to commemorate the ending of WW1. It was a poignant moment and gave us all time to reflect on the freedom and opportunities we all take for granted.
It's extremely fitting then to report that Mrs Branney will be singing at two remembrance services this weekend. 'Somme Dream' is a beautiful song which was written by a lady called Sharon Wigley, whose son died whilst on duty in Afghanistan. All monies raised as a result of sales will go to her charity, Shrapnel.
Shrapnel aims to raise awareness of the number of life changing injuries suffered by troops and to help towards the cost of high specification wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, communication aids and other related disability equipment to enable injured soldiers to live fully active lives again.
The beautiful blueberries at the top of the newsletter were painted by Drew in Year 10. Drew is one of a handful of our "artists of the month". Further down you may feast your eyes on further works of art. I continue to be delighted and in awe every day at the many talents of members of our Canbury family.
In other news I'm excited to announce we are now busy planning the next residential school trip, which will be a history tour to Greece in October 2019, and will be open to Years 8 - 13.
Depending on numbers, it will cost around £800. However the final cost won't be available until we know how many students are actually going.
In the first instance parents of interested children are asked to contact the school office to have that interest noted. This afternoon we will be sending a booklet, giving more information via email, to parents in all year groups.
I look forward to seeing our Year 10 students with their parents at their parents' evening next Wednesday.
Students of the week
Adam for his excellent attitude in Drama rehearsals, trying out different roles and being very co-operative.
Kyrell too for his willingness to try out different parts, characters and accents.
Zac, Carl and Adam for excellent results in their Geography progress test.
Kyrell, again, for helpfulness at the start of the day.
The whole of Year 8 for an excellent attitude to rehearsals in Drama and coming up with some great dialogue solutions for their characters.
Ottilie for an excellent score in her Geography progress test.
Lucas and Kiran for excellence in Cross Country.
Ottilie & Harry L - 100% and 95% in ICT work on Monday.
Kiran for being a supportive member of Team Chase 85 last Friday.
Ellie for improving her seven times table from 5.68 seconds per question to 2.08 seconds per question. Well done.
Alex W and Shiroxley for their participatory attitude in Drama rehearsals for the Christmas show and Evie for taking on her role so committedly.
Armani for facing her fears in Drama and joining in well.
Alex W for two black belts in Numeracy Ninjas in the last booklet.
Armani for a black belt in the last Numeracy Ninjas booklet.
Oskar - excellence in ICT.
Rosie for her excellent contributions in Performing Arts during our lesson on “Oh What a Lovely War” and sharing with us some of her experience and rehearsals as a cadet this week for Remembrance Day Services.
Emily, Amy, Ben and Matt for all getting 100 on their factorising homework.
Joe for improvement in his concentration during Physics lesson on Thursday.
Emily for her tenacity in successfully overcoming a very difficult task - well done.
Dean, Faysal and Luca for getting a black belt in their Numeracy Ninjas in the last booklet.
Felix, Faysal and Luca for excellent memory of essential facts and formulae in Physics.
Jasmina for a very respectable result in our recent Physics test.
Margaux for being a supportive member of Team Chase 85 last Friday.
Mrs Allen would like to draw your attention to an evening of "Maths, Magic and Mystery" which is being held at The Royal Institution next Friday evening and which looks like a whole lot of Mathematical fun.
Bestselling maths author Rob Eastaway has enjoyed puzzles and magic since he was a child. In this entertaining and interactive talk, he’ll share some of his favourite mind-reading tricks, games and puzzles, including a surprising revelation about PG Tips teabags and some telepathy worthy of Derren Brown.
For all information and to book tickets go to:http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/november/family-maths-magic-mystery
As always it's been a busy week in the Science Department here at Canbury.