Matthew made us laugh at assembly today.
Thank you to Matthew A who did a great slot in today's assembly with a 'guess the staff member' photo competition. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it and there was much laughter, which frankly, was something everyone needs at the moment. Well done Matthew - that took some time and thought.
The Covid Diaries, part 5.
Dear diary, today started like any other day. I got woken up by my mum to a rub on the shoulder. As I opened my eyes, trying to ignore the strong demand of my body to roll back to sleep. I get up and tie my hair up as I pigeon walk down the stairs to the kitchen were my daily bowl of cereal is awaiting me, my brother also looking half asleep on the other side of the table eating his breakfast with no to a little facial expression but in all the silence my mother called my sister’s name to come down and eat breakfast, she is usually the last down as she just falls asleep again (typical) but once she comes down and starts to eat the silence once again returns to the table.
When I finish breakfast I waddle back upstairs to my room and pick the outfit of the day which consists of a short sleeve T-shirt a hoodie that could be mistaken for a tent and jeans that are as old as the hills after all that excitement I brush my teeth and once again crawl in to bed before form. With the precious five-ten minutes I have my morning routine of checking my phone to see any missed messages or streaks from an app called Snap chat (that's for the old people) and if I have any remaining time I would watch tik tok.
Two minutes before I am required to go to form I head up the last flight of stairs and slump in my desk chair, with my best effort I try to awake my chrome book and not to my surprise… it didn't awaken so I shut the lid and with little to no hope I open the top again and once again no luck. I sigh and think “third time’s the charm” and then to my relief it turns on (thank goodness) I join form to hear Mr Batten cheery as ever and to this day I wonder how he does it but that's besides the point.
Now I'm not going to bore you about all 6 lessons but what I will say is I am always very happy for lunch. When I finish school I head down stairs and run to the safety of my room. I close the door and hop on my ipad to watch Netflix and i put on kakegurui (it’s an anime if anyone is wondering) but not five minutes later I hear my mum come in to my room as it is time to go for a walk, even though I am not in any state to either want or need to ( I say that with the full knowledge that is is good for me but any how) but I end up going for a 10 minute walk. In the end I do find it quite enjoyable. After the walk I return to my bedroom and play some roblox (an online game) with my sister. It is fun. I enjoy playing with her.
Around 6:30 we are called for dinner, my mum is a really good cook and I always look forward to dinner. After we eat we all go upstairs to get ready for a bath and to brush our teeth one by one. After we are clean I go to my room and put Arlo to bed (Arlo is a tortoise) and at around 9:30 it lights out.
And it repeats again. And again. And again. And again...
Ollie B, Year 8.
If you have five minutes, this may be a very useful read.
It's an article about helping children cope with coming back physically to school the week after next, following the third and hopefully last lockdown:
The Covid Diaries, part 6.
My favourite series on Netflix is the Ponysitters Club. I like quite a lot of tv shows but the one I like the most is His Dark Materials. I like to go out to Battersea park and Clapham Common. The best thing about home learning is the lessons are shorter. The worst thing about home learning is the connection. My favorite food in lockdown was a takeaway chinese. My happiest memory in lockdown was the snow. The funniest moment was my cat chasing its tail. The most enjoyable lesson was Maths. In lockdown the most interesting lesson was English, when we were learning about Carlisle Indian School. After lockdown I really want to go to see Cinderella the musical on my Birthday. I also want to go to "Go Ape" tree top challenge at Aberfoyle.
Flora, Year 9.
Clancy's Cookey Citchen
So it was a fond farewell from Ms Clancy this week with the last-ever Clancy's Cooker Citchen. Layla, Angus and Reenie remotely joined the Headmistress to bake a no-bake (only at Canbury) strawberry cheesecake. In the event, Reenie went all fancy and made a lemon one. Here's a picture of Ms Clancy's work station before it got messy, along with her finished products and a photograph of Layla's creation. Ms Clancy took her cheesecake into school for everyone - it didn't last long. We have to say Layla - yours looked as good as Ms Clancy's, you did a marvellous job there. We bet it tasted delicious as it looked!
We have been sent information about two free webinar events some of our students may wish to sign uip for. If a life in the army or the RAF sounds of interest, read on.
The Insight into Army Careers virtual event take places on Friday 5th March from 11.30-12.30pm. You will be treated to a whistle-stop tour of army careers – looking at the wide range of roles and different routes into the army. This virtual event is for anyone interested in finding out more about Army opportunities; no previous knowledge required. The event will also look at the qualifications on offer including apprenticeships and degrees, as well as the Army Foundation College, Harrogate. To sign up, go here:
Then to mark International Women's Day 2021, the Royal Air Force (RAF) in partnership with Amazing Apprenticeships, will be running an exclusive free webinar for students in Years 10-13, to explore the apprenticeship and career opportunities available for them.
On Monday 8th March from 2 - 3.30pm you can hear from ambassadors and recruitment staff within different areas of the RAF. The webinar will include an engaging mix of presentations, interactive workshops and valuable Q&A opportunities with a panel of RAF Ambassadors. To sign up for this event, go here:
NB: if these webinars take place when you should be in lesson, please get permission from your tutor and subject teacher.
It's the end of the Newsletter - so let's meet the staff member.
This week we took five minutes with Science teacher Miss Mountain. Don't go to her for home baking skills but do stick with her if you're a fan of the Nineties music scene and you love to travel. Read on, for some surprising reveals.....
What brought you to Canbury?
I like the fact that its a small school, I thought the staff were very friendly and there was loads of science equipment in the lab to do all kinds of experiments.
Apart from this one, what is your dream job?
I like working with animals, especially turtles, sometimes I go off in the summer holidays to do conservation work which I love.
You're on a zoom call to your boss - what is the one thing you would add, or remove, from your background?
I think I would make sure it's tidy and maybe open the curtains for a nice view.
Were you a banana bread baker in lockdown 1?
I didn't make banana bread but I did try and make bagels - they tasted nice but looked a bit weird!