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TMBS News July 2018

It is really hard to believe that we are at the end of yet another academic year! What a very busy, but fun packed and successful one it has been. We celebrated another fantastic set of GCSE results at the start of the year and also celebrated our 2-day outstanding Ofsted visit in March. Students have enjoyed a variety of different activities from sporting events, residential trips and more recently the whole school walk.

I would like to thank all students, staff and governors for their hard work and outstanding performance. Best of luck to all our Year 11s. We had 100% attendance for the exams and you have all worked incredibly hard. We look forward to seeing you all back in August for the Results Day. Finally, I would like to wish everyone a very well earned and restful summer break. Mr Wilson

GCSE Results

GCSE Results Day is on Thursday 23 August 2018

COLLECTING YOUR RESULTS

Results are available to collect in person from the sports hall between 10:00am and 11.00am. After this time, they will be available for collection at reception until 1.00pm.

If you are unable to collect your results in person on results day, you may bring a stamped addressed envelope to the exams office, who will arrange for them to be posted out to you. Alternatively, you may wish to send a letter in prior to results day, advising that the results may be collected on your behalf. Please note the person who is collecting them for you must produce identification. Failure to do so will mean the results will not be issued.

CERTIFICATES for Summer exams

Certificates can be collected on Tuesday 13 November 2018, between 3.30pm and 5.00pm in the main canteen. There will be a buffet and refreshments provided.

Any uncollected certificates will be returned to the exams office for safe keeping for one year only, during this time you can call us to collect certificates, please allow 24 hours from your call for certificates to be made available for collection. Certificates will not be posted home unless you are able to provide a pre-paid ‘signed for’ stamped addressed envelope to the Exams Officer.

Buried treasure at TMBS?

On Tuesday 3rd July, a team of archaeologists from Leicester University and Bosworth Links, visited the school to investigate two 1m2 test pits on our school field. They were assisted by five groups of Year 7 students throughout the day.

The tasks given to the students involved excavating the pits in 'spits' (soil in layers of 10cm) and then use sieves to extract any possible finds. These finds were then put into trays labelled with the spit 10cm layer they were found in. The students had great fun extracting finds, even though it was incredibly hot out on the field.

We found some medieval pottery, some possible Roman grey ware, a midland black glazed handle from a jug or cup, many fragments of flint and hand made brick pieces. We also found a 2p coin from 1981! (dating evidence indeed!) Everyone had a great time and drank bottles and bottles of water! Some students took home stones as mementos and some said they were now going to undertake their own archaeology investigation pit in their back garden - what have we started?!

The full report from the archaeologists will be sent to our school by November, including details of all the finds. In addition, we will be included as part of the whole Bosworth area archaeology report. Well done to everyone involved!

Leicestershire Schools' Choir Final

This year our singing club have worked very hard, and on Wednesday 4th July, Mr Morrow and Miss Abbott took them to the new Haymarket theatre in Leicester where they sang in the final of the Leicestershire Schools' Choir of the year competition, competing against 3 other finalists. This is a testament to the dedication and hard work that each student has put in this year. They have been giving up their free time to rehearse and as they demonstrated in this year’s school showcase, they clearly have the talent and dedication to put on an outstanding performance. We also took some of the musicians to accompany our singers who played amazingly. One of the judges said “thank you for the complete live music experience! I’d like to make music in your school - it looks fun!”

Angus' Bike Ride

As a fundraiser for the school Astro turf, I decided to cycle 170 miles down to the Peak District alternating from the road to disused railway lines. The route was as follows:

  • Day 1 - Swepstone – Ashby – Derby – Etwall – Ashbourne – Youlgreave
  • Day 2 – Youlgreave – Parsley Hay - Buxton – Bakewell – Youlgreave
  • Day 3 – Youlgreave – Parsley Hay – Ashbourne – Etwall – Derby – Ravenstone - Swepstone

On day one our final destination was a youth hostel at Youlgreave and a total mileage of 72 miles. On the second day it was more of a rest day and overall we cycled 30 miles. On the last day it was another big cycle back home and the Fat-E bike broke down meaning that my dad couldn't finish. In the end a total sum of £230.16 was raised.

A huge congratulations and thank you, Angus, from all of us at TMBS for your amazing efforts.

Sporting Successes

Westfields Athletics

On 19th June over 70 TMBS students attended the Westfield trophy athletics competition at the Pingles stadium. This is a team event where we compete against local schools in our area including Dixie, Redmoor, Hastings, St Martins, Hinckley Academy and Heath Lane Academy. Students from Years 7, 8, 9 and for the first time ever, Year 10, competed against students in their specific year group.

There were some amazing performances and the students were a credit to the school. When the final results were announced TMBS were crowned Girls' and Boys' Champions. We secured the overall trophy by over 100 points. Huge congratulations to all our athletes on this outstanding achievement. Also many thanks to the PE staff that helped on the day and Jack and Mia for assisting with the shot putt.

A special mention needs to be made for Luca who has qualified for the English Schools' Junior boys' high jump later in the year. Luca is currently lying 3rd in the country for his age group with a jump of 1.81m. Good luck Luca at this event.

Year 7 Rounders

The Year 7 rounders team attended a level 2 tournament at the St Martin's Academy on Tuesday 26th June. The tournament had 6 teams that were divided into two pools. In our pool we played Heath Lane Academy, and St Martin's. The girls were amazing and won both their games. They beat St Martin's 7 ½ - 6, and Heath Lane Academy 8 - 4 1/2.

They, therefore, finished top of the pool and played a semi-final against South Charnwood who finished 2nd in the other pool. We beat them 6-3 and qualified to play St Martin's again in the grand final. The girls continued with their winning ways and managed a narrow victory in a very close and tense final. The final score was 6 - 5. Congratulations TMBS Year 7 girls area rounders champions. You are amazing!

Year 8 Rounders

The Year 8 rounders team attended a level 2 tournament at Heath Lane Academy on Wednesday 20th June. The tournament had 8 teams that were divided into two pools. In our pool we played St Martins, Dixie and Hinckley Academy. The girls were amazing and won all their games. They beat St Martins 6 ½ - 1, Dixie 3 ½- 2 ½ and Hinckley Academy 4-1.

They, therefore, finished top of the pool and played Brookvale in the final for 1st and 2nd place. The girls continued with their winning ways and managed a narrow victory in a very close and tense final. The final score was 3 ½ - 3. Congratulations TMBS Year 8 girls area rounders champions. You are amazing!

Year 9 Rounders

The Year 9 rounders team attended a level 2 tournament at the Redmoor Academy on Tuesday 12th June. The tournament had 5 teams that were divided into two pools. In our pool we played Brookvale and Heath Lane Academy. The girls dominated and won all their games. They beat Brookvale 6 -3 and Heath Lane Academy 7 ½ - 1 ½.

They, therefore, finished top of the pool and played St Martin's in the final for 1st and 2nd place. The girls continued with their winning ways and managed to win 3 ½ - 2 ½ . Congratulations TMBS Year 9 girls area rounders champions. You are amazing!

Year 10 Rounders

Huge congratulations to the Year 10 rounders team who finished joint winners of the area competition with Brookvale. The tournament was played at the Hastings Academy in Burbage. The competition was played as a round robin. We played 5 other schools and only lost one game to Hastings by 1/2 a rounder.

This team have had great success in these competitions and have secured top spot since Year 7. Well done ladies on this great achievement.

KS3 Tennis

On Thursday 6th July, Josh, Jessica, Isabella and Jack all took part in a KS3 tennis tournament at Hinckley Tennis Club. There were 6 teams split into two groups of three. In our group, we had St Martins A and Brookvale B. Everyone played against both teams, the games lasting 15 minutes and whoever was winning at the end of the 15 minutes would win the game. The teams who topped the groups would go through to the final and play against each other. We won our group so we played against Brookvale A in the final. All four of the matches were tough, but we managed to pull through and emerged victorious.

Thank you

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all those students who have taken on a 'leadership' role this year. This includes our Year 7 LORIC leaders, Year 9 Lead Peer Mentors, Year 9 Assistant Peer Mentors and Year 10 Mentors. You have all done an amazing job and should be very proud of yourselves.

Parent Governors

As you know, the school have a proactive and highly experienced Governing Board. We currently have potential vacancies for up to 2 parent governors. Should you wish to find out more about this role/opportunity I would be grateful if you could contact either myself or Stuart Wilson, Principal, at the school for an informal meeting in the first instance. Jeannie Herd, Chair of Governors

Uniform

As the summer term draws to a close and students have, inevitably, grown throughout the year, skirt lengths have started to get a little shorter. We just wanted to remind parents that skirts should be no more than 5cm above the knee. Our full uniform policy can be found on our website at: http://www.tmbs.leics.sch.uk/docs/policies/School_Uniform_Policy.pdf and uniform can be ordered from our supplier LISS Sports, at: https://www.lisssport.co.uk/marketbosworth If you have any queries about uniform please contact the school.

New menus

We have a new menu cycle starting in the new academic year. Full details can be found on our website, (http://www.tmbs.leics.sch.uk/UsefulInfo/Menus/) along with allergen information. Please ensure your child's account is regularly checked and is in credit.

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