On Wednesday 6th March Mr Tickner and a group of twelve year 7 students embarked on a trip to Farnborough 6th Form to take part in the annual Ecoland competition. The students had been asked to work in teams to design a sustainable themed world within Thorpe Park. They had to consider where the world would be within Thorpe Park, how it would encourage bio-diversity, what rides there would be, and how it would power their world through renewable energy.
The 3 year 7 teams had been working on their projects for a month and then had the task of presenting them to a panel of student judges at the college. Other schools competing included Cove and Wavell. Whilst we did not get placed in the first three places, the judges commented on the high standards that had been reached by all the teams in terms of their models, adverts and presentations. EcoXtreme also had a comment on how they made the strawberry picking section of their advert dramatic!
Mr Tickner would like to thank all the students who were involved in the project for all of the hard work and effort that they had put into the project over the past month; he is very proud of their achievements. The students involved were: Grace Belcher, Sophia Bower, Samantha Chibisa, Lily Clarkin, Charlotte Hitchens, Louisa Hope, Erin Hope, Lea Kraskova, Anyulwexeya Makanura, Erin Mitchell, Megan Owen and Aimee Roberts.
Scholastic Book Fair
After the huge success of last term’s Book Fair, Scholastic is back next week with a fantastic new selection of books. The Book Fair will be open to students during the school day from Monday 25th March to Thursday 28th March, and open to parents from 3pm-4pm on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th March.
There are over 200 titles for you and your child to choose from, and with prices starting from only £2.99, there is sure to be a book for everyone. You can order gift vouchers for pupils to spend at our book fair by visiting https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/gift-vouchers
Don’t forget that every book you buy raises money for library books. Last year we raised over £150. It would be great to raise even more this time!
Hampshire Book Award
This year’s Hampshire Book Award was launched this week, and what a fantastic reception it received. We have 21 students in year 8 signed up for the Award, which encourages reading for pleasure and critical reading of texts. Students have 14 weeks to read all six books on the shortlist, and there are weekly meetings on Wednesday lunchtimes in the library to discuss and evaluate them with their peers. The students who have regularly contributed to meetings, and completed all 6 books, will then take part in the Regional Voting Day on 3rd July. The Hampshire Book Award is voted for solely by students, and the winning author is invited to an Award ceremony in November.
Hampshire Book Award is a superb opportunity for students in year 8, if your child is taking part, please help and encourage them as much as you can.
I would also like to say a huge thank you to School Library Service for running the launch, and for all the resource for the HBA.
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, please visit the Into Film website; https://www.intofilm.org/
or speak to Miss Livingstone in the library.
What’s On: Thursday 28th March, Isle of Dogs
Thursday 4th April, Students' Choice - TBA
Library Book Club
Starting on Monday 25th March, the library will be hosting a book club every Monday morning during tutor time. Week A will be for students in years 7 and 8 and Week B for students in years 9 and 10. Years 9 and 10 will start by reading this year’s Excelsior shortlist, a fantastic selection of five graphic novels aimed at a teen audience. For more information, or to sign up, please speak to Miss Livingstone or Mrs Stevenson in the library.
Change To Opening
The library will be closed all day on Friday 5th April; this is to prepare for work to be done in the library over the Easter holidays. Therefore, students will need to use Treloar and other social areas. To this end, we will also not be issuing any books to students during the last week of term, so please make sure to stock up on books for the holiday by Friday 29th March.
There are a number of overdue items that are still outstanding. All books issued from the library have a three-week loan period, after which the books need to be returned to the library or renewed by a librarian. Please could you make sure all bags, bookshelves etc are checked and all overdue resources are returned to the library. There will be prizes for every tutor group without any overdue items at the end of this term.
Thanks Frogmore Community College! You just paid in £744.25 to Comic Relief, and we couldn't be more grateful. Your money will go to amazing projects in the UK and around the world, tackling important social issues. Give yourself a pat on the back.
Thank you to all of those that use Easyfundraising, we have just received a cheque for £98.54 for the last quarter of 2018. This brings the overall total received since we started fundraising to £1158.00.
Easyfundraising: Did you know you could be raising a free donation for Frogmore Community College every time you shop at detailers such as Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend? It's really simple, and it doesn't cost you anything!
We have now raised over £1158 since joining this scheme!
Please sign up and help us raise even more.
All you have to do is:
1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/frogmorecomcoll
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping, donations will be collected and automatically sent to us. It couldn't be easier! There are no catches or hidden charges and we would be really grateful for your donations. Thanks for your support.
The College is now recycling empty printer cartridges, so please send in your used cartridges and we will send them off to be recycled and also make some money!
Milk bottle tops:
Please send in your washed, clean milk bottle tops as we can raise funds with these too!
Rag Bag :Don’t forget to put all your old clothes in the Rag Bag!
Also we are continuing to collect textiles in our recycling bank in the car park opposite the leisure centre. This is a great way to raise money for the college, with minimal effort. Please donate your bagged clothes, paired shoes, hats, bags, belts, towels and bed linen in the recycling bank.
The Rag Bag has raised £2323 over two years.