MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
It has been lovely to see Year 10 students and parents this week for their meetings with Form Tutors. We have had an excellent turn out and it was good for students to be able to spend a brief time in school chatting with staff. We are very much looking forward to meeting Year 7, 8 and 9 students and parents in the coming weeks. The ParentMail inviting you to make an appointment should be with you today.
I hope you enjoy looking through all of the examples of student achievement in this edition of the Newsletter.
Jim Parker, Principal.
Great Work, during lockdown!
effective musical instruments - Great artistry
Our Year 7 students have been creating DIY instruments as part of their home learning song writing topic this term. We have been so impressed with the instruments that students have made. The instruments are a variety of glass xylophones, cardboard guitars, panpipes and even a didgeridoo! Here are some of the great examples. Miss Maxwell, Teacher of Music
amazing history work
A poem and letter is part of an amazing History project from Charlotte, Year 8. Well done. Miss Cowap, Head of History.
During the half term break Ms Whalley completed an 'Ultra Marathon' over six days comprising of 50 miles. 10% of the race revenue has been donated to the NHS Charities. Ms Whalley is still fundraising for the Colossus 'House Charity' MK Snap and has a place in the London Marathon. Please let’s see if we can help to get Ms Whalley to her target.
Many cakes arrived at the 'Hub' made by our lovely Colossus students. A huge big thank you!
Some great running/walking last weekend by Mollie and some of her family, who completed the '5K Race for Life' around Furzton Lake.
They were raising funds to support families dealing with cancer, and have so far at the time of going to print, reached a total of £140. Congratulations Mollie and family, a fantastic cause. We hope you meet your target of £200.
down on the allotment
We acquired the allotment last year just before we went away on holiday to Lanzarote in the summer. It was covered in weeds and dead grass including lots of nettles that stung your ankles and hands. We cleared all this out of the way to burn later in the month.
In the middle of the allotment there was a half-burnt tree stump that had started to rot down. We pulled it up and underneath was an ants nest and lots of larvae. We covered up the hole and later constructed a 'raised bed' for that area.
We have planted our first plants/seeds after lots of hard work digging the ground over; purple, white and orange carrots, lettuce and green beans. I have to be honest I did not enjoy all the digging!
This year we have done much more. Our neighbour on the plot next to us helped us and the digging was done alot more quickly. We borrowed his rotavator - a machine that breaks and churns up the soil. This was a lot easier. My carer and brother loves to be down on the allotment. We went a bit crazy with our tomatoes though! We have around 270! Our elephant garlic has grown so much, it is taller than me. In the polytunnel we have tomatoes, peppers, onions and leeks, aswell as potatoes which are huge.
In the raise beds, we have beetroot, beetroot, beetroot and more beetroot! Only joking we have onions, cabbage, more garlic, lettuce and more onions. We also have more green beans - Oh how we love our green beans and carrots.
Oure parsnip seeds haven’t done that well. But the cucumber, rhubarb and pumpkins growing in front of the polytunnel are doing well. I like to water the plants and my carer likes to tell me about the importance of watering plants. It usually takes at least five watering cans at a time. It is fun, but hard work! By Jade.