Extended Learning Day on Wednesday provided the opportunity for each year group to participate in an extended activity. Year 7 participated in a variety of sporting activities under the banner of ‘Need for Speed’, whilst Year 8 completed a musical (The Lion King) in one day. Year 9 put their brains towards codebreaking with the Mathematics Faculty and Year 10 engaged with Dr van der Spoel to learn more about how to study and what next for them in higher education. Year 11 spent the day on their well-being, Year 12 on futures beyond Sandringham and University applications. Finally, Year 13 had a day of study together with some specific lectures, such as the one from Dr Guy Sutton from Nottingham University who lectured to our senior Psychology Students on aspects of neuroscience, including the dissection of a sheep brain. Thank you to all the staff involved for organising these activities and I hope everyone enjoyed them.
On Thursday evening, Year 13 Dance students delivered their A-Level performance pieces in preparation for final examination later this term. The standard of performance was outstanding and many of the girls performed several pieces, requiring significant stamina and fitness. Well done to everyone and Miss Davies and Miss Wilson for supporting you through this process. I am no expert on dance, but it looked impressive to me so I am sure you will all do very well.
It has also been a great week for sport as our 2nd XI have achieved a first reaching the final of the National Cup and our U16 Netball team also became District Champions. . You can find out more about the various results in our Sports section and other students success in the Arts and the Community in our main news.
Finally, Year 6 children and their families received placement offers this week to start at Sandringham in September 2022. I am sure they are very pleased to receive this news and we very much look forward to meeting them all soon. Due to our popularity, there are many families who were unable to be offered a place here, but it may be that through the iteration process between now and June that some do manage to join the school. Mr. Kemp and the Year 7 team will now begin the process of induction which starts with an evening at the end of this month to provide details of digital devices (Chrome Books) for Year 7.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Mr A Gray