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21 May 2021

We are pleased that we’ve been asked to continue as an Edtech Demonstrator School into phase two of the programme.

EdTech Demonstrator Schools provide support to other schools nationally and locally.

If you would like to read more about this please use this link.

Excellent Work

Our examples of Exellent Work this week have been submitted by Mr Orkney. These two videos show Year 7 students Leo and Hugo Nguyen who are ranked third and fifth nationally for their age in table tennis.

Well done Leo and Hugo!

DofE Update

Last weekend there were four Year 9 teams out on their Bronze walking expedition, one team completing their Silver walking expedition and one team on their Silver cycling expedition.

Congratulations to the teams who have all passed their assessments.

Images from the Bronze expeditions

The Silver walking team

The Silver cyclists on day three of their assessed expedition

cycling from Yelverton to Moretonhampsted

Sports Update

Mr Manley said that the Year 7 Cricket Team thoroughly enjoyed their first match. A defeat to Plymouth College, but lots of positives to take forward.

It's great to be back!

PSHEE Activities

All students in Years 7 - 10 had an assembly on Wednesday about building resilience - "Bouncebackability".

Today, Year 7 students went bananas, with a lesson about fairtrade. They discussed in groups the allocation of the price of a bunch of bananas in the supermarket to the shop, the importer, the transporter, the farmer and the worker, and discussed how fairtrade works to ensure that a fair price is paid to everyone in the supply chain.

Year 8 students continued the Bouncebackability theme with a lesson on resilience, using various scenarios from the Red Cross. They also looked at their revision guide for exams w/c 14/6/21.

This, like the Year 7 one last week, has pages for each subject as well as a revision timetable to complete - it's never too early to develop good habits for GCSEs!

Four of the Year 9 classes had feedback from the local employers on the challenges they had set way back last year - Babcock to 9N and 9P via a remote meeting and Princess Yachts in person to 9C and 9E. 9S and 9W will be speaking to Baileys next Friday.

All the employers were very impressed with the time and effort the students had devoted to the projects, and provided prizes for the winning students to go with the recognition they received from school. A much longer project than originally planned due to the lockdowns, so as well as developing employability skills such as team work they will definitely have improved their resilience!

The Year 10 lesson was about risk awareness, including drugs, with information around the developing teenage brain and how it is "programmed" for risk taking. They assessed the risk and likelihood of several different situations.

Year 11 students had a varied week. Some were continuing with exam revision, others looked at controlling relationships and how to recognise them, and others had a chance to meet and ask questions of some recent alumni who are now working as apprentices.

So that's it for the penultimate week of this half term - fingers crossed that we get to see the sun again some time soon!

Ms Moreton


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