Last Friday evening, our new Year 7 students and their families enjoyed an evening of food and drink, getting to know the school better and making connections with each other. There were lots of sausages eaten, and quite a bit of wine drunk too! We hope you had a great time and thank you for coming. I would like to thank our Fo$S parent volunteers for preparing the food and drink and helping to raise £2300 in the process. This money will be available to subject areas to purchase those extra things that make a difference to learning. There are more details on how to sign up to help with Fo$S further on in the Sandprint.
This week, our main theme has been creativity with Drawing Week, and Ms Kelly, Director of Art, has led the whole school assemblies on this to inspire students and encourage them to participate. Thank you Ms Kelly and well done to all the students involved in this work.
On Wednesday we welcomed our visitors from Germany, who are here on the annual student exchange. This has been led by Ms Kincaid and they have an action-packed week to learn more about England and the lives of young people. I am sure they will really enjoy themselves and have a great time.
We are preparing for some key events next week. The first is the Year 7 trip to the Peak District. This is a fabulous experience organised by Mr Kemp, Ms Batten and the Year 7 teams. It allows our Year 7 time to bond together and develop really good relationships which will help them through their time at Sandringham. We also have the Year 11 Geography field trip where around 100 GCSE students will make the journey to Shropshire to carry out key practical work that will help them with their GCSE Geography studies. Good luck to everyone and a very big thank you to Mr Miller and the Geography staff for organising this. Finally, on Wednesday we have our first Extended Learning Day where each year group will have a diet of different learning activities specific to them. Thank you to Ms Borman for coordinating and the various staff leading each event. Watch out for updates next week.
Mr A Gray