This week, the Headlines are coming to you from St. Malo, Brittany. I have had the privilege of spending the week with half of Year 8 as they experience French culture and enjoy spending some quality time together. They have been a pleasure to be with. They have really enjoyed the experience and I am sure they will remember this trip for a long time.
As mentioned last week, there are numerous other activities taking place for each year group for E Week. Year 10 have enjoyed Work Experience in various locations, most of Year 9 have been on their PGL in Wiltshire, the other half of Year 8 were in Germany and Year 7 have been on a Bushcraft trip in Northamptonshire. Students who were in school were able to experience a range of activities such as solving a crime as CSI experts for the day, demonstrating their cake making and decorating skills, showing off their Warhammer expertise and making their own horror film trailers and musical compositions. PE, Design and Art tasks were also very popular as students demonstrated team work and developed new and existing skills. An enjoyable (and very warm!) week was had by all and there are more detailed reports further on in the SandPrint. The extended learning week (E-week) is designed to offer everyone something different from the normal curriculum diet and is very much focused on Personal Development. With the chaos of the last 2 years, it has been great to be able to organise and deliver these activities for students at Sandringham. I would like to thank all the staff involved in either organising, running or taking part in these events, and Mr Nicholls and Mrs Dudley who have been responsible for ensuring everything went to plan. Well done everyone.
Next week is relatively quiet with Year 12 completing their threshold examinations and then we enter the busiest part of our school calendar with the Year 11 and 13 Proms, Arts Week, Fit for Life Week, the Summer Dance Show, the Music and Visual Arts Summer Show, Sixth Form Induction, Sports Day, Charity Run, Open Evening, Secondary Transfer Day, House Day, and finally Prize Giving Assemblies. In between this we will be teaching normal lessons and making the final preparations for the start of next academic year. Nothing stops at this school.
Finally, Fo$S will be holding a second hand uniform sale on Saturday 25th June by main reception. More details are further on in the newsletter but please do pass on the details to anyone whom you think may be interested.
Mr A Gray