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11 December 2020

This has been a challenging year and although we are disappointed not to be able to hold our Year 7 Carol Service as normal we are pleased to share our virtual offering today.

We hope you enjoy the music and Christmas messages and sing along (at home) to Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. Thank you to everyone involved in bringing this together including Joe Dent, Rector of the Minster Church of St Andrew.

Speech Day

Next week we will hold our annual Speech Day and prize giving in school with a special assembly for Sixth Form students and tutor groups. We will share the messages with you next Friday, including recordings by our Guest of Honour, Dr Ian Hodgins, and the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Cllr Chris Mavin.

Celebration Assemblies

This term’s celebration assemblies were held on Wednesday when students were recognised and rewarded for their behaviour and attendance during the first half term.

Awards were made in the following categories and when more than one student was nominated a special ‘santa race’ was held to dertermine the winner. This caused a lot of fun and excitment in form rooms!

  • Student of the month

  • Student of the term

  • Good behaviour award

  • 95% attendance award

  • 100% attendance award

Mr Manley said, “ It was lovely to see so many students enjoying themselves after a challenging term”.

The assemblies concluded with commending students for their behaviour this term and asking them to stay focused, calm and purposeful until the end of term.

Here are two screenshots of one of the santa races!

Christmas Jumper Day

Students and staff donned their Christmas jumpers in a special festive mufti day yesterday with the money raised going to Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Luke’s Hospice.

Here is just a selection of our Christmas Jumper photos.







Advent Wellbeing Calendar

Tutor Groups have been following the advent wellbeing calendar provided by Young Minds Uk each day and Mrs Downes, Form Tutor of 9W sent me this example of an activity completed by her students.

Mrs Downes said, “I was really impressed with 9W’s thinking and care for others and I thought this was an example of good work especially in Advent”.

Christmas Wishlist

  • Solving climate crisis like deforestation

  • End world hunger and poverty

  • Free global distribution of vaccines

  • End global conflicts and have world peace

  • Eradication of diseases

  • Free education for all

  • Ending prejudice and discrimination- equal rights

  • Moderating weapons of mass destruction

  • Breakthrough in spacecraft technology

  • Treating others how you’d like to be treated

Read more at this link

Mrs Downes

Excellent Work

Mrs Green has shared some work from her 9G Geography students who have researched and created presentations about London - the world's first National Park City.

Please click on these images to read the students’ presentations.

Devrim, Oscar and Declan

Morgan, Ewan and Harry