Message from Mr Mayne
It’s been a busy time since our last blog with college competitions, Year 10 and 11 doing exams and OFSTED! One thing we always ask from our Brunel pupils is that they have a go at as many things as possible in representing their college. Recently we had the intermediate maths challenge and there was a great turn out from Brunel. All pupils asked to participate gave their best and we were able to gain maximum college points by having the best in school Josh Makin. We have had Year 8 college rugby and bench ball which went well for us finishing 3rd overall. We have decided upon a charity to support which is the Whitechapel Centre in Liverpool and I look forward to pupils setting up fundraising activities. Our major task for this term, as I mentioned last time, is improving our punctuality and we continue to work on this with identified pupils.
This is a key time for our Year 11 pupils and it is pleasing to be able to speak to them positively about their preparations. The next blog we do will be right before the exams and as a school and a college we are looking at as many strategies as possible to help them through towards the May/June exams. My message to them is;
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to us!
Intermediate Maths Challenge
Brunel had a number of entries into the intermediate maths challenge and it was very successful for us. Josh Makin was best in school and Josh Fallows best was the best in Year 10, both awarded gold certificates. Dawid Pryzbylski, Richard Coney and Ben Barber were awarded silver certificates and Sam Hepke, Daniel Buck and David Donnelly were awarded bronze certificates. Josh and Josh will go through to the next stage.
Well done to you all.
Swimming Star Sam
Me, Sam Ellis, and 34 other swimmers recently attended the City of Liverpool Swimming clubs swim training camp in Mallorca. We swam for 4 hours everyday for 6 days, with a couple of breaks in between each session. We swam in the BEST centre in all of Europe which has been attended to by many olympians! I really enjoyed the experience, even if it was the hardest week I have ever lived! I will definitely be doing it again!
Lancashire Cross Country
Having competed for their school in the district cross country championships and successfully finished in the top 8 places, Brunel pupils Jack Bousfield, Ryan Treanor and Josh Makin represented West Lancashire district in the Lancashire Championships. All 3 ran fantastically well with Ryan and Josh being part of the winning intermediate boys team.
Well done boys.
Lancashire Indoor athletics stars and County cricket finalists
Well done to Jack, Naomi, Isabella, Olivia and Nicole on representing the school and the district at the Lancashire indoor athletics finals. Also a big well done to Sophie and Millie who represented the school at the regional finals of the girls’ indoor cricket. The girls and the team have won, taking them through to the county finals.
A ‘Thank You’ to our prefects
Often a difficult job and giving up of their own free time, we thank the Brunel prefects who do a great job to support the school ethos and atmosphere. We have recently changed the duties to make their effectiveness even greater. Well done everyone.