Please can I reassure you that we are acting on advice provided by the Local Authority and the Department for Education regarding the Coronavirus. Please continue to encourage good hand hygiene as we are.
As the weather starts to get warmer we will be reminding young people of our uniform expectations over the coming weeks leading up to the Easter break to ensure that our high expectations remain. A particular focus will be ensuring that young people are wearing school shoes rather than trainers. If pupils are in doubt about whether their shoes, haircuts or any other items of uniform are suitable, please ask them to discuss this with their tutor or Pastoral Manager.
The Spring Concert this week was a wonderful showcase of the musical talents of our young people and I am looking forward to Spring Loaded next week and the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream just before the Easter break.
Charity Head Shave
As part of Charity Week, Mr Lamb is having his long, flowing locks shorn off! Given how much he’s nurtured and cared for his barnet over the past years, it would be great if he could raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity, Riding for the Disabled. Last time he offered his curls for cash, we raised over £150. It would be great to smash that this year! Donations can be made through WisePay, and the great shearing will happen on Wednesday 18th March in the Sixth Form Courtyard (weather permitting).
Swim England National Age Group Competition
Year 9 pupil Megan Pyke recently took part in this competition with her team – City of Bristol, winning a gold meal for their combo routine and a silver medal in the free routine. Megan was asked to learn a whole new part on the Sunday morning prior to the event and demonstrated calm, focus and commitment in order to not let her team down. Megan’s individual ranking was 41 out of 179.
Well done and congratulations to Megan and her team!
U13 Girls Indoor Cricket
Despite being knocked out in the qualifying rounds and gaining late entry to this competition due to another school dropping out, the team won all of their group games sending them into the semi-finals against our nearest rivals – Sheldon. The team then proceeded to bowl Sheldon out in four overs, qualifying for the final which was played against the team who had previously knocked them out in the qualifying rounds!
With a nail biting finish our girls were crowned champions, sending them through to the next round where they will be representing Wiltshire.
Well done girls, we are very proud of you!
Congratulations to the Year 9 & 10 cricket team who defeated Malmesbury on Wednesday to qualify for the county indoor finals which are taking place next week.
This weeks league fixtures were unfortunate hampered by the weather and staff absence meaning that the Year 8 & 11 games at Devizes had to be postponed until later in the term.
Year 7 A Won 3 – 1
Year 7 B Lost 7 – 1
Year 10 Lost 4 – 2
The Year 9 Boys have also progressed through to the next round of the county cup after beating Avon Valley College.
What’s On Information
Week Beginning 16/03/2020
Tuesday 17 March
Dance – Spring Loaded – Peter Thompson Hall – 6.30 pm
Wednesday 18 March
Year 12 & 13 Drama – Kite Runner
Thursday 19 March
Year 13 Parent, Student Consultation Evening – Peter Thompson Hall – appointments from 3.45 pm
Friday 20 March
Year 9 Rugby Tour