It is also great to see the number of students involved in the Dodge Ball inter-house competition, which has been taking place over the last few weeks.
On Wednesday, as part of our Remembrance Day, Key Stage 3 students took part in a collapsed curriculum day, an opportunity to think about what it would have been like to be soldier in the First World War and learn more about what happened at that time. It was also an opportunity to count up the money collected by Year 8 students, who have raised 7,601,000 VND for the poppy appeal, money which will be used by the Royal British Legion to support the Armed Forces community, particularly those suffering loss, bereavement or impairment.
This has also been a key week for Year 11. Tuesday saw both a Parents Teachers Evening, an opportunity for students and parents to speak to teachers about progress and about A Level choices. It was also a chance to answer questions about Universities, a little about the complexities of the process and the enormous potential that awaits for students and their families. It is a very important time for Year 11, as they need to select appropriate subjects for next year. There are opportunities at lunchtime to also discuss university courses with Tony McMullen, our Director of Admissions and Marketing, who has considerable knowledge and expertise in this area. On Friday morning, they also attended a seminar on ‘choosing a University’ and learnt more about new A Level courses in Psychology and Media Studies to be added to a vibrant offering from next year.
Mrs Sarah Wild - Head of Secondary