Rotary Young Chef of the Year
Tessa represented TMBS at this year's local district final of The Rotary Young Chef of the Year, held on the 24th February at Tudor Grange Samworth Academy in Leicester. Tessa created a delicious three course meal for two people for less than £15.00, serving up: tomato soup and fresh soda bread, salmon and duchess potatoes and, to finish, chocolate orange profiteroles. She worked really hard and presented her dishes to a high standard against a number of other students ranging in age up to 17. Well done Tessa!
Excitement builds for Year 10 Residential Trip
During the Easter holiday, 40 Year 10 students and 5 members of staff will be going on a six day trip to Berlin and Auschwitz. This trip will enable many of our Year 10s to see for themselves some of the places and museums associated with the Nazi regime of the 1930s and 1940s. Whilst in Berlin students will also be visiting some of the other tourist and historical places of interest such as: Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin TV tower, the Sony Centre and the Reichstag building. After three and half days in Berlin, students will be taking an overnight train to Krakow in Poland. Krakow will be the students' base for the next two days, which will enable them to visit Schindler's factory (as in the film Schindler's List), the old Jewish area of the city and also Auschwitz-Birkenau. I'm sure this final part of the trip will have a lasting memory for the students, particularly as they will have the opportunity to talk to a holocaust survivor.
County Cup Rugby
Year 7 enjoyed their first taste of County Cup Rugby at The Market Bosworth School, competing at Loughborough Grammar school alongside 12 other schools from around Leicestershire.
The afternoon started well with a 4-1 win in their first game. After winning their first game confidence started to build and some excellent rugby was displayed, great defence being the foundation and some lovely attaching plays saw TMBS come out 5-2 winners v Dixie. The final game saw TMBS produce their best display against a very strong and big Castle Rock side. After some fantastic defence phases and lovely running lines and handling from the backs, TMBS squandered two golden opportunities by dotting the ball down over the wrong line. Although they didn't let this dampen their spirits and again produced some excellent rugby to lead 2-0 at half time. The second half saw TMBS show their resilience and character in a very one sided half, with Castle Rock having most of the possession and the boys defending for long periods. They held out until the last few seconds, making the score 2-1.
Special mention to two players who were outstanding in all games, well done Dan and Rees. Can we also say a huge thank you to Phil, from the RFU, who has been working closely with all our Year 7 students in both curriculum time and after school too. The boys have really enjoyed all of the sessions and have all made a significant improvement in their performances and also in their confidence too.
'Wicked' Trip for Year 10
During February half term our Year 10 performing arts students enjoyed a 2 day residential trip to London's West End, staying at the Royal National Hotel. They managed to squeeze in a wide range of different experiences during their stay, including: a West End workshop at Danceworks, followed by a question and answer session with a dance captain and west end performer; a back stage tour of the national theatre; a visit to the Victoria & Albert museum and an evening performance of 'Wicked', the musical. On top of all this, they even had time to visit the street performers in Covent Garden and enjoy some shopping in Selfridges on Oxford Street!
UK Team Maths Challenge
TMBS recently took a team to the UK Team Maths Challenge, at Castle Rock School. Faolan (Y9), Caitlin (Y9), Mackenzie (Y8) and Minnie-Ella (Y8) did brilliantly in representing the school, finishing up in 19th position out of the 32 teams that entered, one of the highest state schools that entered. The challenge took place over 4 rounds, with team work and communication at the heart of the day. Congratulations to all those involved.
On Monday 23rd April the canteen will be offering a St George's Day themed menu including: toad in the hole and seasonal vegetables; chicken thighs with new potatoes and asparagus and apple pie.
Missed breakfast? Still peckish? Cereals are now on offer at breakfast time and break time.
Please remember to regularly check your child's account and top up if necessary.
Year 11s Work Hard, Play Hard
Last weekend 32 Year 11 students went away on a PGL revision and team building weekend to Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire. The trip had been postponed from earlier in the month due to the snow, but this time, despite (even more!) snow and the extremely cold weather the students were undeterred and were amazing. They showed resilience, perseverance and a can do attitude.
Activities included: abseiling, climbing and high wire activities, plus team building exercises in the evening. The revision sessions consisted of core subjects and students' own revision. All students came prepared to learn and were committed towards their studies.