TMBS News December 2017

Children in Need

On Friday 17th November, TMBS were, once again, proud to do our bit to support Children in Need. Our Year 7 students organised an array of different stalls and games over the lunch break. These included: guess how many sweets in a jar, penalty shoot out and a game of twister. There were also a multitude of treats on offer: cupcakes, popcorn, tropical fruit drinks and a chocolate fountain.

Ms Toye, Mr Modha, Mr Townsend and Mrs Donlan were kind enough to volunteer to be ‘pied’, which proved a very popular stall! A fantastic £1,860 was raised overall. A big thank you to all staff, students and parents for supporting TMBS and Children in Need.

The Skills Show

On Friday 17th November Year 10 students visited The NEC for The Skills Show, the nation's largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event. The Skills Show is divided into five areas, each providing a focus on particular industry sectors: Construction & Logistics, Engineering & Technology, Health & Hospitality, Digital & Business and Creative & Design. These different areas provided students with a range of opportunities to experience careers that they may wish to consider in the future. For more information about the show and follow up information please visit www.worldskillsuk.org

As well as offering students a range of hands on experiences, there were competitions showcasing the best young talent from a range of sectors including: butchery, cabinet making and welding. Our students were able to take part in lots of different activities, including reading the news in a green screen TV studio. They also had the opportunity to speak to experienced careers advisors from The National Careers Service, more information about this can be found on their website: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Student Success

Congratulations to Year 8 student, Harry-Ray Tyrell who was recently named Hinckley & Bosworth Junior Disabled Sportsperson of the Year.

The 2017 Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Sports Awards were held on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at Bosworth Academy, Desford. Harry was nominated because of winning 2 silver medals at the National Disabled Athletics Championships last Summer. He competed in the 100m and long jump for his classification.

Well done Harry-Ray from all at TMBS.

Careers & Exams Evening

On Thursday 12th October the school hosted our Careers and Exams evening. The event was targeted at our Year 11 students to assist them with their upcoming college and career choices and to provide information on GCSE exams.

Twenty one providers ranging from local schools and colleges to the National Apprenticeship Service, The Police, Army, Navy and RAF all attended the evening providing information to students on various pathways they could pursue after completing their GCSEs and the different course choices that were available to them all. The evening was extremely busy with the majority of our Year 11s attending, making it a great success.

Students were extremely positive about the evening and felt it had provided useful information to assist with post 16 course choices and options. It was also lovely to see some of our former TMBS students who attended the evening alongside the colleges they are now studying at. They were able to offer first-hand information on college life, timetables, transport and their experiences of post 16 courses which gave our Year 11s a good insight into life after GCSEs.

Careers Champions

During May 2017 The Market Bosworth School teamed up with LLEP Enterprise Advisor Network (EAN). The EAN has been set up to forge closer links between education and businesses. It is a national programme, delivered locally by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) in conjunction with the Careers and Enterprise Company, which is government funded.

LLEP recruit suitable individuals from the business community to be Enterprise Advisors and support a school/college on a 1-2-1 basis to support and enhance their careers and enterprise planning and activities. The Enterprise Advisers are volunteers, who commit to spending half a day per month working with the school, senior leadership team and the Careers lead to develop a Careers and Enterprise Strategy.

TMBS have been paired up with JJChurchill Ltd, an aerospace precision engineering company based in Market Bosworth. Andrew Churchill, Managing Director of the company is the school's Enterprise Advisor and is supporting the school by developing relationships with local and national employers, supporting careers education and enterprise opportunities throughout the school. TMBS are working with Andrew and LLEP to establish an embedded careers programme into the curriculum that spans throughout all year groups across the school incorporating meaningful encounters with employers, STEM provision, mentoring, enterprise competitions and work-related learning.

Miss Luker, Careers Advisor for TMBS, is aiming to run an employer led session every Wednesday during tutor time slots. Ideally we would like a different speaker each week to come and chat to groups of students about the world of work, their pathways and qualifications into their own jobs and skills they have needed and gained along the way, then ending the session by giving the students the opportunity to ask questions. The project is called 'TMBS Career Champions', the role of the champions is to help deliver and run a tutor session; alternatively, it can be an assembly if you would feel comfortable talking to a whole year group. The champions would commit to joining our network of employers and providing careers talks once a year. This can be tailored to fit around your work commitments. With permission we would then put some information onto our school’s website about yourself with your picture and business logo.

If this is something you would like to get involved with please contact Miss Luker at the school for further information or see our website under Careers/Careers Champions and also our galleries page for photos of our current champions.

Supporting Local Causes

Each year as Christmas approaches, the Pastoral Team at The Market Bosworth School choose a charity to support to give something back to the local community. This November, staff and students have been collecting donations for the Hinckley Food Bank; we chose this cause as students felt that they really wanted to support local people at what can be a difficult time for some people. In addition we wanted to make the donation in memory of Phil Blewitt, a former teacher at the school who was a passionate supporter of the cause. After a busy couple of weeks of collecting, we delivered 184.6kg of food to the collection warehouse in Hinckley.

If you are interested in making a donation, more information can be found on the Hinckley area food bank website: https://hinckleyarea.foodbank.org.uk/

Table Tennis Champions

The Under 13 girls' table tennis team have become the 2017-18 County Champions. Leanna Bancroft, Jess Clarke, Keira Dowler Morley and Lucy Nash competed against 5 other schools who had won their district competitions. We played Uppingham and Robert Smythe in the opening group and won all of our games to qualify for the final. We then played Gartree in the final and didn't drop a game. The girls were absolutely outstanding. They have now qualified for the regional finals in Grantham in January.

I would like to thank Miss Brady for attending the event and supporting the girls and also would like to wish the team good luck in future competitions. Ms Armstrong

Rotary Chef of the Year

Wednesday 29th November saw this year's in school round of the Rotary Chef of the Year competition here at TMBS. The competitors had to make a three course meal for two people in two hours costing £15 or less.

This year we had five entrants from both Year 8 and 9. They worked exceptionally hard to produce a wide range of foods including: Strawberry cheesecake, Mackerel pate, Pea soup with Parmesan crisps, Apple and rhubarb meringue pie to name just a few.

​The competition was very close; however this year in third place we had Mae Wilkinson, second place Lara Makin and in first place we had Tessa Dodd with her menu of:​ Sweet potato and roasted red pepper soup with fresh Irish soda bread, Salmon with a Parmesan crust served with new potatoes and green beans and to finish she served Profiteroles with an orange and dark chocolate sauce.

Well done to all competitors and best of luck to Tessa who moves forward to take part in the district finals next year.

Christmas Dinner

The school's Christmas dinner will take place on Tuesday 19th December. The last day to buy tickets will be Friday 15th December. For just £4.85 you will get:

  • Roast turkey or vegetable crown
  • Bacon wrapped sausage
  • Sage & onion stuffing ball
  • Seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes
  • Christmas pudding or Chocolate brownie or Fruit salad
  • PLUS a drink and a cracker and a mince pie!

Cashless Catering

As we near the end of term just a gentle reminder to ask if you could please regularly check your child's catering account. We are finding an increasing number of students are exceeding their balance. If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's account you can contact Mr Palmer, Catering Manager, at the school.

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