One of the highlights of the academic year is the appointment of our new Head Students. We believe that all our sixth formers are role models for the younger year groups. The most visible role models are our Head Students.
Over the past week, five incredible candidates battled it out to win the votes of the entire school community. They were set a gruelling list of challenges that all followed each other in quick succession. Task one was to prepare a video to be shown in Work. World. Wellness. lessons. With social distancing restrictions, these videos were vital in communicating their message to the lower school. Task two required candidates to prepare a presentation, outlining their vision for the new House structure and deliver this in a virtual meeting to the Senior Leadership Team. Finally, task three was to prepare a speech to deliver in front of the sixth form community. The speeches were delivered on Wednesday afternoon and students in all year groups were asked to vote straight after.
Our dedicated team of Year 13 counters, led brilliantly by Miss O’Brien, ensured all votes were accurately counted and processed by 3pm. At 3:05pm, Beth – one of our outgoing Head Students – announced to the school community in a live Teams call that our new Head Students were George, Alex and Aimee.
We now look forward to holding the lower school parliament elections and seeing the impact that they can have, led by our new Head Students.
Heroes Stamp Design Competition
Our school is taking part in Royal Mail’s Heroes Stamp Design Competition, to honour our heroes during the coronavirus pandemic.
All entries will be submitted to the national competition, but we will also select a winner whose House will be awarded House points, as well as the House with the most entries. The competition is open to students aged 14 and under.
Possible inspiration for the stamp could be: Captain Sir Tom Moore, the NHS, teachers, refuse collectors, cleaning staff, the emergency services, delivery drivers, supermarket workers, public transport workers.
Eight winning stamps will be chosen and approved by the Queen before being put into production.
There are also 120 great prizes on offer for area winners and runners up, plus cash prizes for the winning schools.
Students should complete their design on the official entry form and hand it in to their art teacher. The school will submit all entries.
The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 19 May.
All details are on the school website, along with the official entry form. If you have any questions please contact Miss McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or House@manor.school.
Year 10 Musical Theatre Group
Our performing arts department is looking at starting a Musical Theatre Group for Year 10 students. If any students are interested they should email Mr McGuinness (email@example.com) by Friday 7 May.
Manor Maths Challenges
Mrs Radd has chosen a QUIBANS (question inspired by a news story) for this week's blog. Based on an article published by Cambridge News in October 2020, there are five questions related to the numbers used in the article.
Manor Sports & Leisure
Manor Sports & Leisure (based on the school site) provides the community of Raunds and the surrounding area with access to excellent, high quality and low cost hospitality and sports & leisure services, ensuring that all profits are reinvested to continually improve their provision.
To find out what they have to offer, please download their brochure below.
Premier League Kicks
Northampton Town FC Community Trust run established Premier League Kicks programmes at sites in Northampton and Wellingborough. Rushden is the newest site, offering free weekly football sessions for young people as a positive activity. Anyone aged 11-18 is welcome to attend, and the programme also targets young people at risk of anti-social behaviour.
Premier League Kicks inspires children and young people to achieve their potential and improve their wellbeing; working together to build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities.
In setting up and running the sessions at the Pemberton Centre, Rushden site, the NTFC Community Trust are working in partnership with Northamptonshire Sport, Freedom Leisure and North Northants Council. In June, a disability session will start running at the same site.
To find out more or for young people to register, please visit: ntfccommunity.co.uk/pl-kicks