This week we held our third Extended Learning Day. Year 7 spent the day using their Mathematical knowledge to tackle everyday problems. Year 8 worked on their Geographical skills, whilst Year 9 were considering wider aspects of the Holocaust. Year 10 spent the day learning how to study and revise more effectively and Year 11 had the opportunity for an interview with an external professional and time to start preparing their CVs. I would like to thank all of the staff involved in delivering sessions and Ms Borman for organising the day so effectively.
We are now just two weeks away from our next main school show, ‘Velocity’. If you have not been to a Velocity show, this is your opportunity to see some of the amazing dancers at the school. Tickets can be obtained from the SandPit Theatre box office.
As you will be aware, the government have adjusted Covid measures this week, and will bring in more next week. In line with this guidance, we have removed the need to wear face masks in classrooms from yesterday. Face masks should still be worn in corridors and communal areas until next Thursday, when the use of face masks will cease altogether. We will also be returning to normal meetings and events, so watch this space for further news of this.
Each Wednesday lunchtime, Emma and Maddie in the Sixth Form run a Sign Language club for students. I spent some time with them and it was a real pleasure to see the lesson in action. Thank you Emma and Maddie.
Finally, I would like to thank our PE and sport department. They continue to run a large number of clubs and teams and, at this time of year, find themselves arranging a large number of fixtures due to the success of teams in various competitions. For example, last Sunday, Mrs. Cracknell spent the day at Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets with our girls' table tennis team in the regional finals. The team won the event and now go through to the next stage of the event, due to be held in Bristol. More news and pictures of this are in the Sports section of the Sandprint. Well done to all of the students involved.
Mr A Gray