With a growing network of volunteer employers helping our school by giving up a small amount of their time, it means we have been able to embed employer led talks into our careers curriculum. We call our volunteers “Careers Champions”. They help to raise students’ aspirations, give them up to date information about the world of work and make them more employable for the future.
We need your help!
We are now seeking further employers to join our network and become a TMBS ‘Careers Champion’. The role of a Careers Champion would be to volunteer a small amount of time once or twice a year to come into school and speak to students about their own careers and life experiences. This is normally done through either assemblies, lessons or tutor time meetings which last about twenty-five minutes. We work with each individual careers champion to fit in with what they would be comfortable with delivering, as we know most don’t have a background or experience of working in schools.
Last year’s employer talks ranged from careers within the NHS, Engineering, Trade, Civil Service, Education, Hospitality, Media, PR, Architecture, Uniformed Public Services and many more. We would welcome volunteers across all sectors, but in particular we are looking for employers to join our network from the following career pathways: -
- Mechanical Engineering
- Graphic Design
- Games Design
If you are interested in joining the network, then please contact Miss Luker at email@example.com
For more information regarding our ‘Careers Champions’, please visit the careers section of the school website located under curriculum.
We continually work to keep the school website updated and we now have a page dedicated to SEND. The page contains lots of information and useful links for parents on a range of SEND needs.
5 star review for 'A Christmas Carol'
During November all of Year 10 and 11 saw a performance of A Christmas Carol (one of their English Literature texts) performed by the theatre company 'Ginificent'. Here is a review written by one of our Year 11 students.
The Ghost of the Sports Hall, By James Coopey
Fantastic! Spectacular! Fabulous! From laughing hysterically to keeping in sadness, this play had it all. Every single character was outstanding (even though there were only four). They were the most versatile actors: from Tiny Tim to the terrifying Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come it was fabulous - and I mean that…
To kick off this review, I have to say, this play had me in hysterics. I was crying with laughter and thought the sports hall was going to flood! The most hilarious part was when the good, old, christian singers came in and their facial expressions were so funny it was impossible to prevent a burst out in laughter.
As well as this, the timing of everything was on the dot. Like, literally, second perfect. One mistake and it would have gone miserably wrong...yet everything was perfect - and I mean perfect. This also worked really well as when there was something to make me jump (as it was all perfect) I felt my bones jump out of my skin.
Although, I found it incredibly hard to criticise this play, I did notice that the sound quality was not as good as it could have been. Some language was not understandable due to the sports hall echo along with the chairs squeaking like hungry hamsters. However it was not the actors’ fault. It was just an inconvenience.
On the other hand, back to the positives. I personally thought the standard of transitions was incredibly noticeable. Blink...and you’ll miss a character change. Everything was so smooth and I was amazed at how consistent every transition was. Amazing!
Do I even need to rate this play? I would give it a 6 out of 5! But I will have to give it a 5/5 stars just so people don’t get angry!
Exciting Opportunities Ahead
A huge congratulations goes out to the amazing Dance talents of Year 10 student, Tyler, who has just earned his place to represent Team England in the Dance World Cup June 2020 in Rome and also represent England in the Dance World Challenge April 2020 in Portugal. Tyler’s passion, drive and commitment to Dance is admirable and no doubt the same love of this sport will see him travel the world many times over in the future. We wish him all the luck in the world and look forward to following his progress through the competition.
Wow, what a crazy year it has been so far. Christmas is a very busy time of year for the music department and this year has proven no different! The TMBS orchestra, woodwind group and singing club have been working extra hard during their break and lunch times to bring festive cheer to the local community in a variety of performances.
We kicked the festive season off with a performance from all of our ensembles at the light switch on in Market Bosworth. After our performance on the main stage, a small group of students went busking in the local pubs and restaurants to raise money for the TMBS fundraising committee and raised a whopping £104 in one hour!
Support came from Year 9s Eppie, Millie, Molly and Billie and Year 10 Aaron.
As we approached the end of term it came time for our 3rd annual Christmas Carol tour of local care homes. This was by far the most successful tour to date, feedback from residents and staff was overwhelmingly positive and at times emotional! One resident said “You have shown us that there is still heart in the youth of today”.
New PE kit and bobble hats
Our students are looking very smart in our brand new PE; kit thank you to those who have purchased already, it has been great to hear the positive feedback from students and parents. A polite reminder that all students are expected to be wearing the new Akoa (Trutex) Red & Navy PE kit by the beginning of the new academic year (August 2020). The PE kit is available to try on and purchase from Hole in the Wall, Hinckley, alternatively you can order through LISS Sport. Until then students are permitted to wear the legacy PE Kit this includes:
- Red/White PE top
- Black shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings
- PE socks
Following on from a student voice survey we completed earlier in the term we have taken delivery of the latest addition to the brand new PE kit - bobble hats. Students are permitted to wear these bobble hats for their outdoor PE lessons or extracurricular activities during the colder, winter months and outside during break and lunch. Students can purchase the new hats from reception for £6.50.
Ping Pong Perfection!
Congratulations to the under 13 girls table tennis team who have had a very successful season so far. After winning the level two competition earlier in the year, the team advanced to the county finals. The players were Violet, Jasmine, Isabelle and Isabelle.
The county finals were held at Knighton Park Table Tennis Club. The girls played a round robin competition and competed against Crownhills, Limehurst and Gartree for the county title. They all played outstandingly and only dropped two games all night. The girls now advance to the regional finals that are held in Grantham in January. Many thanks to all the parents who came to support and help with transport.
In addition to the girls' success there are approximately 20 students competing in the County Individual Competition on the Saturday 14th December. Hopefully we will have some good results to report from this event too. Good luck to all the students who are attending.
Leah's swimming success
Year 8 student Leah is a keen member of the Hinckley Hornets swimming team and was recently selected as the captain for the Diddy League team. They have recently had huge success in the junior league. They swam against 18 clubs across Warwickshire over 3 Saturday nights between April and June. They won every round and went into the final on 14th September against the top 6 Teams. They once again proved to be unbeatable winning the final and 3 further relay trophies. Hinckley Hornets was established in 1910 and this is the first time they have won the Diddy League and Final. Well done to Leah and her team mates!
Female Coach Academy
Applications are now open for the Leicestershire & Rutland Female Coach Academy. This year HBSSPAN (Hinckley & Bosworth School Sport & Physical Activity Network) will be working closely with Leicester City in the Community, with the training day (scheduled for early February 2020) being held at the King Power Stadium. Here students will receive training on the Youth Sports Trust Leadership Modules.
One prerequisite of being accepted onto the Academy is that the girls will need to complete 8 - 10 weeks worth of coaching/leadership either within school or outside of school (weekends, after school, holidays etc). If the girls can complete the 8 - 10 weeks then they will be invited to a Graduation Ceremony, again held at the King Power Stadium with special guests and prizes.
Alongside this exciting opportunity 2 female coaches from our Academy will be nominated to attend the prestigious Youth Sports Trust Girls Active Coaches Camp at Loughborough University in April 2020. Here they will receive bespoke training and an opportunity to win prizes such as a trip to the USA!
The Coaching Academy is open to female students between the ages of 14 - 17. If you are interested please speak to Mr Humphreys as soon as possible.
New Year, New Menu
We have a new menu cycle starting on 13th January, as detailed below. These can also be found on our website, along with all relevant allergen information. Please remember to check your child's dinner account regularly to ensure they are in credit and can enjoy all that is on offer.