TMBS SportING Highlights
Congratulations to The Market Bosworth School's girls' table tennis team who put in an exceptional performance recently. They will go on to represent Hinckley & Bosworth in the Team Leicestershire finals.
Y7 netball team are in the semi finals of the county cup against Loughborough Girls High after beating SJNCC 9-3 in the quarter finals
On Saturday 5th November TMBS entered the Leicestershire Schools Cross Country relay championships. The event was held at Thomas Estley School in Broughton Astley. The year 7 girls' team consisted of Freya Dogget, Sophie Stubbs, Jess Clarke and Lucy Nash. The girls ran really well and finished 4th in Leicestershire. We also entered a junior boys' team. This age group is made up of students from years 8 and 9. Our team were all from year 8. It consisted of Ben Crossley, Luca M, Faolan Kelly and Oliver Wright. The boys finished 5th overall. Congratulations to all of the competitors and many thanks to parents and guardians who helped with transport and support on the day.
Well done to Ben Bullivant who entered the British Taekwondo Championships 2016 (T.A.G.B.) on Sunday, 20th November at Derby Arena. Ben entered the Boys' Green Belt Middle Weight category and all the other competitors were one tag above Ben's level. He came third, so he is the third best green belt in Britain!
TMBS beat Winstanley at Badminton. Under 14 girls won 7-1, under 14 boys won 7-1 under 16 boys won 6-2.
TMBS beat Heath Lane Academy to be crowned Hinckley and Bosworth area champions at under 15 inter cricket. They now go to the county finals.
TMBS play Beauchamp in the under 16 football county cup quarter finals
TMBS are now in the semi finals of the under 14 football county cup.
The year 9 Girls' Basketball team did particularly well in their latest tournament winning two out of their four games:
- V Redmoor won 8-4
- V Hastings won 9-2
- V South Charnwood lost 4-12
- V Hinckley Academy lost 1-15
Year 11 boys' football team are playing Lancaster Boys in the county cup quarter finals, we wish them every success.
Congratulations to Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form College for winning the Year 9 Girls' Basketball CVL. TMBS came in a respectable second place.
Year 7 Girls Win County Under 13 Table Tennis Finals
After victory in the level 2 competition and becoming Hinckley and Bosworth Champions, the girls' under 13’s table tennis team from TMBS qualified for the County championships at Judgemeadow on Monday 28th November.
The team were in buoyant mood as we set off for the venue. It consisted of Leanna Bancroft, Keira Dowler Morley, Lucy Nash and Jessica Clarke. We were competing in a round robin competition against two other teams. In our first match we played Kibworth. Each student was rank ordered and had to play the equivalent ranked player from the opposing school. Each match was the best of 3 games. Each game was played to 11 points. However if a match was tied at 10-10 the players had to win by two clear points.
There were some very close matches. Some even went to a tie break. But eventually after some nail biting moments we won the match 3-1. The girls then had to play Crownhills. Their confidence was sky high in this match and we won it convincingly 4-0. These outstanding performances meant we were crowned County Champions and will go on to represent Leicestershire in the regional finals at Grantham on the 14th January 2017.
The girls have a history of success in this competition having been successful with St Peter's Primary School in Market Bosworth. In fact the year 6 team this year have also been crowned County Champions and will also be attending the regional finals. TMBS would like to thank the families and Mr Pegg for their support in helping to get the girls to this event in January as it clashes with our annual ski trip. Good luck and fingers crossed for more success. Ms Armstrong
This year’s year 7 Halloween Disco was a huge success! The disco itself offered the latest hits in a room filled with lasers, bright lights and bubbles. The games room was held in the canteen and after being decorated by staff and the year 8 helpers, it was transformed into a monster party room fit for Lady Gaga herself!
To counter balance the party atmosphere of the Disco and Games room, thrills of a more sinister nature were offered further down the corridor. Willing subjects were taken in groups around the school by Mr Wilson and Mr Beckitt on our most spooky ghost walk yet! Some even had to turn back after being shown uncut footage of the ghostly activities captured by our security cameras around school. We anticipate that next year's will be even creepier! …Watch this space!
Be The Change
On Wednesday the 9th of November Mrs Holmes Student Support Officer, Miss Luker, Careers Advisor and Mr Miller, Head of year 9 took a group of year 9 students to participate in the ‘Be the Change’ conference held at Leicester Tigers. Be the Change is an interactive and engaging programme aimed to enhance confidence and self-worth. The programme encompasses a series of powerful events throughout the school year.
The activities during the course of the day were aimed to support students on their personal journey opening their eyes to the world of work and the possibilities it can bring.
Throughout the morning the students were involved in an interactive presentation, demonstrating that they are bright and talented and, with support, they will have successful futures. During the afternoon students were split up into groups and teamed up with Hastings Direct business volunteers to help them understand each other better and share the day to day issues each of them face.
Tommy Hodgkins – “The guy was funny and inspired me to do better at school, and to have more confidence. He gave me tips on how to get a job when I’m older and the confidence to believe in myself. It allowed me to acknowledge myself as: - Bubbly on a good day, helpful and a good team player. The day was awesome and I’m looking forward to the next session.”
Thomas Judges – “Be the Change was a very good experience. It was a very moving experience and it made me realise how behaviours and attitudes can impact on others.”
Tegan Lewis – “Be the Change was an inspirational experience for me. When I went in I thought it was going to be boring and would have no effect on me but it was an amazing day and I am really glad I had the opportunity to take part.”
Mrs Holmes –“It was a truly inspiring day. The students were so engaged and open about teenage issues they face daily. The support within the room was so lovely to see.”
Rotary Young Chef
The young chefs were given the task of making six scones, sweet or savoury and to serve them in an attractive manner. In the second stage of the competition students must produce a three course meal for two people for less than £15 which will be made and judged on 30th November by the Market Bosworth Rotary club representatives.
A busy evening at TMBS with the Expressive Arts Showcase and The Rotary Young Chef of the Year School Final. With one competitor down four budding young chefs sweated it out to produce a three course meal for two people for under £15.00. The end products were all of a very high standard and this year the main ingredients seemed to be fish with a range of different dishes including: Miso infused cod, king prawn risotto, cod coated in panko breadcrumbs and crab cakes. Desserts this year were mostly fruit based with the exception of Jessica Bishop's beautiful toffee sauce and Madeline's; we also were served lemon posset, lemon souffle and layered fruit pudding.
All four competitors worked extremely hard but there could be only one winner: Mae Wilkinson was crowned this year's Rotary Young Chef of the Year for The Market Bosworth School, in second place was Summer Lapworth, Jessica Bishop came third and Elle Newman was placed forth. All were very highly commended as all competitors were in either Y7 or Y8.
Events in the English Department
Year 9 English Theatre Trip
We are delighted to be offering students the opportunity to visit Curve Theatre in Leicester to see the matinee performance of 'The Woman in Black' on Wednesday the 1st of February 2017. Letters will be given out during English lessons and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate that the trip will be popular as this is a superb, spine-tingling play!
A Christmas Carol for Year 10 and 11
On the 9th of December, a touring theatre company will be coming in to school to perform one of our GCSE set texts - A Christmas Carol. This will largely take place during English lessons. We hope students will find this helpful in preparation for their English Literature GCSE as well as an enjoyable end of term treat.
Our creative year 7s have been sharpening their poetry skills, by making action poems, to entertain their fellow students.
Bosworth Hall Blue Plaque
TMBS pupils and ex pupils took part in an event marking the unveiling of a blue plaque at Bosworth Hall on Saturday 26th November. The event attracted the attention of the local media including the BBC. The plaque – provided by Hinckley & Bosworth Council - is to mark the birthplace of Davey Graham, a folk / jazz guitar innovator from the 1960’s era who invented the DADGAD method of guitar tuning, later used by many significant artistes such as Led Zeppelin and Paul Simon.
The plaque was unveiled by former TMBS pupil Patrick Taylor representing JAM Music Schools along side Tom Baxter, a contemporary singer/songwriter who played at the 2012 Royal Wedding and whose music was used during coverage of the 2012 Olympics. After the unveiling, pupils of Bosworth based JAM Music Schools (including those listed below) performed songs either written, covered or influenced by Graham.
Current and former pupils involved included:
- Sam Mills
- Fred Walton
- Thomas Shipley
- Leanna Bancroft
- Philip Hodgetts
- Kyle Jennings
- Ollie Barson
- Faolan Kelly
- Patrick Taylor
- Luke Dyer
- James Bacon
- Ethan Carter
Photography was by Orin Carter another former TMBS pupil.
We would like to thank all these young people for taking part in this historic occasion and for all their hard work learning the songs over the last few months.
Dave and Rachel Carter, JAM Music Schools
Hi, my name is Luke Bancroft I am very honoured to be your new head boy. This is a role I wanted to have as soon as I saw it was available. I look forward to being a representative for this great school alongside a great set of ambassadors. The reason I applied for this role was so I can work to make this school a better place and to interact with students in all years.
I am looking forward to a superb school year in this fantastic role, thank you for this opportunity.
Hi, my name is Grace Kearns. I am currently in Year 11 and for my GCSE options I am studying Geography, French, Citizenship, PE and Triple Science. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in medicine, specifically in the field of Psychiatry.
I am looking forward to my role as a TMBS Ambassador, specifically in the role of Head Girl, and taking on the responsibilities that the role entails, as I feel it would be beneficial in developing vital life skills. Moreover, I hope that I will be able to make a positive contribution to The Market Bosworth School and help to enhance students’ general experience at school.
Hi all, my name is Harry Warren. I am currently in Year 11 and for my GCSE options I am currently studying Geography, French, Business Studies and PE, as well as choosing Triple Science. In the future, I hope to continue my studies and eventually go to a Russel Group University, but I am currently undecided as to what career path I want to take. I am looking forward to my role as a TMBS Ambassador and tackling the responsibilities and activities that an ambassador must embody. By being an ambassador for our school I feel I will be able to provide beneficial contributions to the school life and community and help all students to enjoy their experience at The Market Bosworth School. I intend to put my full effort into being an ambassador for the school and look forward to supporting the school and being a good role model, who younger students can look up to and rely on.
I’m Natalie Hunter, one of the new TMBS Ambassadors. Apart from being an Ambassador I am also a Police Cadet who enjoys reading, writing and doodling. I also sail when I get the chance to. Along with the core subjects I am taking French, History, ICT and Business and hope to go on and do A-levels in Maths & Science next year. I am excited to have been given this opportunity to help make a difference to the school and its students and hope to be able to make a good job of it.
Hey everybody, I’m Elisha Chauhan and I recently became an ambassador for the school. I am in my final year at the school, sitting my GCSEs this summer. I consider myself to be very academic and I believe I am a good fit for this position. I’m looking forward to helping out other students and I think having ambassadors will be beneficial for younger students as it provides role models for them and means that there is always someone on hand to help. As ambassadors, this will allow us to feel a sense of responsibility and purpose.
Hi I’m Alice, as deputy head girl I feel privileged to support the rest of the students at TMBS and I'm looking forward to fulfilling my role in the near future. I particularly enjoy listening and engaging with groups of students around school and I especially work well in a team. I like to look at things positively whatever the situation and enjoy advising students on what to do next especially those venturing into KS4 next year! I am enthusiastic and approachable and I look forward to working with many of you very soon!
Hi, my name is Mitch and as many people may already know I dedicate most of my spare time (20+ hours a week) to gymnastics and have competed at a range of levels including national and international competitions. This certainly takes up most of my time, however I know that it's equally important to complete homework on time and revise weekly. Therefore, if you have any questions relating to balancing academic and extracurricular activities, feel free to ask! Left over hours are used for relaxing mostly which is needed after a week of intense training!
Hello, my name is Amar Dhillon. I am very proud to be an ambassador of the school. I feel as if this role is quite significant as it requires leadership and teamwork. I strongly believe that teamwork is key within the school. Throughout my time as a TMBS Ambassador, I’d like to work with a range of year groups so I can give tips from previous experiences. I am looking forward to working alongside my friendly fellow ambassadors, to make a positive change to the school. Thank you for this amazing opportunity. :)
Hi, I’m Eve and I’m one of the new ambassadors. For my GCSE subjects I chose to take Media Studies, Textiles, Business Communications and Geography (with the inclusion of core subjects, plus triple science). I wanted to become an ambassador as I believe it will be a good opportunity for me to learn new skills and qualities that will largely benefit me now, and in the future. I also think that the role of an ambassador is very important for the school. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Hi my name is Libby Lloyd, I am one of the new TMBS Ambassadors. I am a year 11 student and I am currently taking my GCSEs. The options I am taking are Business Studies and catering. I wanted to become an Ambassador because I enjoy helping others and I think that I am a good role model to represent the school and to students in lower years. I am looking forward to the new challenge ahead.
Skills Show Visit
On Friday 18th of November all of our year 10 students visited the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham. As the UK’s largest skills and careers event there was something to suit all interests and students had the opportunity to try out a huge range of workplace skills across a large variety of industries. Miss Luker the school’s Careers Advisor said, "It was a fantastic opportunity for all of the students to gain career inspiration and find out what they are good at”.
Local and national employers attended the event alongside colleges and Universities who all encouraged students to ask questions and discuss choices to help them reach decisions about their post 16 choices. The majority of exhibits featured hands on experiences for students to participate in. Dominic Wood commented “I enjoyed the Skills Show because I had the opportunity to learn more about paramedics. I also managed to get a picture with the Stig!”
By attending the event students are more aware of the many options and opportunities that are available to them to aid them with their future career pathways.
Operation Christmas Child
A big thank you to those students and parents who got involved in Operation Christmas Child, we have currently filled 60 boxes and and are still packing!
‘King Richard III, hero or villain? You decide!
History came alive for a group of Y7 students and their teacher, Miss Berrow, on Tuesday afternoon (29 November), when the Museum Educators from the Creative Learning Services came to our School Library to deliver a pilot session of their brand new reality TV courtroom show! ‘Judge 4 Yourself!’
Students examined the evidence and met the friends and foe of Richard III (played by the volunteers from the group), as they gave their own version of events leading to his untimely death and recent discovery in Leicester. At the end of the session, students had a vote and the overwhelming majority decided that King Richard III was a hero!