TMBS NEWS October 2016

As we near the well-deserved Christmas break, it’s time to reflect on what’s been a long and very productive term. Thank you to all the Year 7 students who have settled into life at Market Bosworth so well. They have shown they are going to be a fantastic Year group. Fund raising achievements for Children in Need were incredible; Mrs Warner and all the tutors are rightly proud of the huge team effort they all put in.

Congratulations to our Year 10 students who have successfully made the difficult transfer into Key Stage 4. They were a credit to the school at the recent NEC skills show visit and have adopted a very mature approach to the challenges of GCSEs. We are looking forward to a ‘Be the Change Day’ in the final week of term with them. This will be an inspirational day that will motivate all the Year 10 students to strive for whatever goals they set for themselves over the coming years and beyond.

It’s hard to comprehend where the time has gone for our Year 11, who will have the mocks to focus on in January and their final GCSEs starting in less than 75 school days! We will be supporting them in any way we can, and know that if they stay focused and committed they will be rewarded with the academic results they deserve.

The end of this term is always a busy one, culminating with the Christmas Jumper day and the KS3 fun run on Friday 16th . A number of staff will dig out their trainers to run, walk or shuffle around the course. As the year draws to a close it’s also tradition to make resolutions for the New Year. More visits to the gym and less chocolate are of course commendable, but more often than not these are broken. Therefore, we would simply encourage students to reflect on their successes of 2016, and consider how they can improve and make positive changes for 2017.

Thank you to all parents/guardians for your support this term. We wish you a happy and safe festive break.

Mr Wilson and Mr Beckitt

Children in Need

On the 18th of November our Year 7s put on a fantastic number of fundraising stalls for Children in Need . Nearly £2000 pounds was raised which will make a huge difference to some children’s lives.

Some examples where the money might be spent: £10 will pay for a music therapy session at a hospice where a six-year- old girl with a brain tumour can have some joy in the last weeks of her life. £20 will pay for a therapy session for a young boy with alcoholic parents, helping him understand their illness and manage his anxieties.

To view what a fantastic fundraising job they did you can click on the link button below to view the Youtube video of the event

Thanks again to my wonderful Year 7’s for raising so much money and for their continued positivity. I am very proud of you - Mrs W.

Revision Apps

This month Mrs Wallace has found two useful revision apps students can download: Codea, and Duolingo.

Codea lets you create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch and the accelerometer. We think Codea is the most beautiful code editor you'll use, and it's easy. Codea is designed to let you touch your code. Want to change a colour, or an image? Tapping will bring up visual editors that let you choose exactly what you want. Codea is built on the Lua programming language. A simple, elegant language that doesn't rely too much on symbols — a perfect match for iPad (Source - App store).

Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. It's 100% free, fun and science-based. Practise online on duolingo.com or on the apps! (Source - www.duolingo.com).

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

Report of 2016 Year 9/10 Hockey Tournament

A group of year 9 and 10 boys were invited to the County Hockey Finals at St Margaret's Pastures in Leicester on Tuesday 29th November in the evening as they qualified from the Hinckley and Bosworth Hockey Competition in October.

It was a very cold evening with sections of the Astroturf covered in white, making it look like an ice rink and feel like an ice rink, but the tournament went ahead until it got too dangerous to play.

Bosworth’s first game was against Shepshed in which we won 1 -0, once we got a break and took the chance to score, and just tried to hold out until the final whistle. Games were only 8 minutes long. The second game was against John Ferneley from Melton Mowbray which we again won, but 3 – 1. Peter L, was very good at holding the ball, creating pressure and waiting for the movements from Rory and Corey to release the ball for them to score the goals. This was a strong performance which gave the boys some confidence leading into some challenging opponents up next in Ivanhoe College.

Ivanhoe have some county players who are very nimble, quick and skilful, but initially Market Bosworth held them off, until Ivanhoe got into their groove and passed the ball around Market Bosworth. MB was unlucky to have a goal disallowed as the umpire thought it had hit the wheel of the goal, but it hit the metal to rebound and Paddy pushed it into goal. Final score was 4 – 1 to Ivanhoe.

Market Bosworth had a break which they needed to gather their thoughts for a game which they thought they could win against Soar Valley College and they did indeed, with lots of possession in their attacking half and goals came, final Score 2 -0 to TMBS. They were due to play Humphrey Perkins, but as the weather was getting colder by the minute they decided to call the last few games off to avoid injury and as it was so cold a ball actually shattered into 3 pieces when hit in a game.

This meant that TEAM TMBS were runners up against Ivanhoe College as the winners. A great performance with some players not hockey specialists at all so Miss Pollock the hockey coach was really proud of the boys and the school will be proud of their hockey performance.

The boys were: Peter Lancaster, Will Finch, Corey Alcock, George Suffolk-Heath, Rory Nickols and Paddy Handford

A Big Thank You to the Trustees of the dixie educational foundation

The Market Bosworth School would like to express their gratitude to The Dixie Educational Foundation for their recent financial contribution to the school. TMBS was delighted to accept an award in excess of £15,000 from the local charity, whose aim is to support the finances of Market Bosworth's Primary and High Schools.

GCSE grades are changing

GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English literature, English language and maths will be the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. The subjects with the highest numbers of candidates (e.g. arts, humanities, languages) will follow in 2018 and most others in 2019. This is happening as GCSEs are being reformed to make them more challenging, to keep pace with employers’ and universities’ demands.

In the first year each new GCSE subject is introduced, students who would have got a grade C or better will get a grade 4 or better. Students who would have got a Grade A or better will get a 7 or better in the first year. Grade 9 will be more difficult to achieve than a grade A*. The extra top grade will also make it easier for employers and universities to distinguish between the most able students.

Learning Hooks

Sometimes called 'pre-teaching strategies' learning hooks focus on identifying student knowledge or experience, 'hooking' or engaging their interest, then presenting new material in a way that will help students acquire information or skills. We have identified that many students struggle with the step up from KS3 to KS4, partly due to the demand of a full and varied timetable and partly due to the more independent way they are required to work. The idea of a learning hook is to explicitly teach a specific skill each fortnight, therefore, in every subject they take students will be given the opportunity to learn, practice and develop key study skills.

Every fortnight, for KS4 we are going to have a weekly focus on a skill needed for KS4 learning. The idea is that every subject area will embed time to develop the chosen skill through the subject content to give students ample opportunity to focus on and develop specific skills.

Haloween Disco

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!

Positive Discipline

This month we take a closer look at out hard working year 11 students have not had any comments so far this term, a fantastic achievement, and great example of hard work and effort, well done to you all!

  • Aaron Sangha
  • Abbie Wayne
  • Aidan Gallagher
  • Alex Jinks
  • Brooke Ryde
  • Caitlin Bird
  • Caitlin Williams
  • Charlotte Sewell
  • Daisy-Drew Smith
  • Ellie Reay
  • Evie Pearce
  • Grace Kearns
  • Harry Bennett
  • Libby Finch
  • Mitchell Henshaw
  • Natalie Hunter
  • Rebecca Day
  • Samuel James
  • Sophie Dhillon
  • Taylor Yates-Smith
  • Thomas Nichols

The top 10% of year 11 students for stamps is as follows:

  • Alex Walker 299
  • Thomas Harriman 276
  • Jason Smith 268
  • Amar Dhillon 262
  • Lewis Rowley 257
  • Elisha Chauhan 227
  • Amelia Paterson 224
  • Abby Ward 223
  • Millie Slack 223
  • Callum French 222
  • James Gillies 221
  • Kimberley Dyson-Jackson 221
  • Rebecca Day 220
  • Nicholas Sawday 217
  • Evie Pearce 216
  • Rhys Statham 216

New School Uniform

You will be aware that as a school we have spent the last term focusing on school uniform expectations. During this time we have spoken to a number of students, parents/carers and staff. We have discussed any concerns, as well as any ideas for change that they may have. We have also visited a number of other schools to consider what other options may be available. Following this, we have decided to introduce a new school uniform from September 2017.

The uniform of a school makes a powerful statement to the local community, colleges and future employers and is a huge part of ensuring our students feel pride in their school. In developing our new uniform, the aim has been to ensure that it is smart, comfortable, and purposeful, with colours in keeping with our school’s history.

We wanted to let parents/carers know of the changes as soon as possible, and have described an outline of our new uniform below. I am aware you will have many questions regarding timelines and details of the changes, and will write to you again before Christmas with a fuller picture of the process leading up to its introduction in September 2017. There will be no changes to our PE kit for the next academic year.

Outline of new school uniform from September 2017

  • Navy blue V-Neck knitted jumper featuring our school badge
  • White short sleeved dress shirt with stiff collar
  • School clip on tie
  • Charcoal grey trousers (Trutex branded) with black socks
  • A red / navy tartan skirt (Trutex branded) with black tights
  • Sensible plain black shoes without logos

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.”

Be the Change comes to TMBS

After such a positive experience, we have organised a day where “Humanutopia”, a company within “Be the Change” are coming into school. They will be working with the whole of our Year 10 students for a day of motivation and self-worth on Tuesday 13th December. The day will focus on 5 key outcomes; developing hope, confidence, happiness, relationships and employability skills.

Throughout the day the year 10 students will be challenged, inspired and empowered to develop essential personal, social & life skills; helping them to create positive cycles, improving academic focus & unlocking potential.

Rotary Young Chef

SCHOOL ROUND

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. ​

School Final

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.

Action Poems

Our creative year 7s have been sharpening their poetry skills, by making action poems, to entertain their fellow students.

STEM

Science Technology Engineering Matematics

Hi, my name is Mrs Ruth Brown, and I am part of the teaching staff in the science department here at The Market Bosworth School. I am pleased to currently hold the role of STEM Ambassador for the school. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It is my responsibility to promote these areas across the school. I am keen to utilise what I suspect is a wealth of local talent. This is where I hope you can help me; I would like to hear from any parents, other family members and even friends who work in STEM industries and feel they would be able to offer some input. This could be as little as talking to a small group about your career path, to joining in a whole class or year group activity. Whatever you feel comfortable doing! If you feel that you could offer your knowledge and experience please get in touch with me rbrown@tmbs.org.uk. I look forward to hearing from you.

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

Meet The School Ambassadors

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.

Year 11 Revision Weekend

TMBS are working with PGL to offer a revision weekend between the 3rd and 5th of March 2017. The weekend will take place at Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire and will combine outdoor pursuits activities run by PGL’s qualified instructors with revision sessions delivered by TMBS staff.

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!

It's Beginning to Look Even More Like Christmas

Tickets for this year's Christmas dinner have been on sale from the 14th of November and can be purchased from the canteen for £5.00, this covers Christmas dinner and a choice of puddings and drinks. The dinner itself will be held on Thursday 15th of December, the last week of term.

‘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!

Also in the Library

Our Y7/8 book club runs every Tuesday lunchtime, in the School Library. We have sets of books that we read and then talk about afterwards. This club is very informal; it’s all about students’ love of reading and sharing this with other people. New students are welcome to drop in any time. ‘Books & Biscuits’ members have created a display ‘Reading Thermometer’, where we display book reviews and decide if they’re ‘hot’ or ‘cold’.

Lost Property

The lost property office is currently overflowing with bits and pieces of school uniform, lost jumpers, PE kits and the like. We would kindly ask all parents and guardians to do a brief inventory and if any garments or items appear to be missing, direct their child to lost property, to see if it has found its way there.

We will be re-cycling any garments left behind over the Christmas holidays, so please do check to see if we currently have any of your missing items.

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