During the day on Monday, the second half of Year 7 planted the remaining 210 tree saplings around the perimeter of the top school field. The students really enjoyed the activity and learnt not just how to plant trees but also much about the eco system. I would like to thank Ms. Mouncey for organising this important activity and the Sixth Form students who supported its implementation.
On Monday evening, our amazing Music Faculty staged their Christmas music concert in the SandPit Theatre. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there was no audience and the delivery was Virtual. Instead, a hybrid of live performances by separate year groups was mixed with pre-recorded performance and all broadcast to provide a full-range music concert. The concert was very popular with many of you tuning in, and I know that the students really enjoyed the opportunity to perform for you, albeit virtually. The music was at its usual very high standard and it was a delight to see so many students involved this year. I would like to thank Mrs. Beaton, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Bradbury and Mr. Turton from the Music Faculty for organising the concert and working with the students under very difficult circumstances this term. I would also like to thank Mr. Downes and Ms. Anker from the SandPit for making this happen technically. Finally, I would like to congratulate all the young performers for a fantastic evening of music. Well done everyone!
Mr. Cracknell is now on his second week of SandVent and I would like to thank him, Mr. Smith and everyone else who has participated so far. This is a charity event so I would encourage you to either participate or sponsor so that you can have some fun, get fit and reach our fundraising target. More details of how to do so are further on in the Newsletter.
On Thursday, Year 12 students who studied at Sandringham last year received their GCSE examination certificates from 2020. We also gave out awards for each GCSE subject area from last year to those students who were truly exceptional in their achievements. Congratulations everyone.
Today is Christmas Jumper Day and it has been great to see so many students around school wearing their festive outfits. This event further supports our charity fundraising, as well as making the school look even more festive than usual and we will update you with the total raised next week.
For the next two weeks, we are installing a second large canopy for the sixth form outside area, and also fitting artificial grass beneath each of the canopies. This work should be completed by the holiday and will make a further improvement to the sixth form environment.
This term has been one of the most challenging we have experienced and as we now enter the last week, I am sure everyone will enjoy the events we have planned particularly the Christmas lunch with over 1000 students opting to have one, and the last day of term with Charity Day.
Mr A Gray