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  • Growth Mindset

    Published 27/01/23

    Staff are invited to nominate students who have demonstrated a Growth Mindset in the past few weeks. This might have been in lessons, in clubs, in tutor time or simply around school. Please note we already award bi-annual subject badges and merits for good academic work, effort and improvement. These Growth Mindset nominations recognise those who show resilience (academic or otherwise); who aren’t afraid to get things wrong and learn from it; those who have a go, take themselves out of their comfort zone or show that even if a task is tough they will persevere.

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  • Growth Mindset

    Published 12/01/23

    Staff are invited to nominate students who have demonstrated a Growth Mindset in the past few weeks. This might have been in lessons, in clubs, in tutor time or simply around school. Please note we already award bi-annual subject badges and merits for good academic work, effort and improvement. These Growth Mindset nominations recognise those who show resilience (academic or otherwise); who aren’t afraid to get things wrong and learn from it; those who have a go, take themselves out of their comfort zone or show that even if a task is tough they will persevere.

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  • 'Scribes' - a new club for Key Stage 4 students

    Published 09/12/22

    ‘Scribes’ is a brand-new creative writing club for Key Stage 4 students. Club members will work on crafting submissions for some of the fantastic poetry and prose competitions on offer locally and nationwide. Through creating their entries, members will develop their writing skills and benefit from giving and receiving constructive feedback in our fortnightly workshops.

    Here are a few of the competitions we have our eye on this term:

    • Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition – Theme: Let Nature Thrive
    • Young Writers Integer Prose Competition – Theme: Inspired by Numbers – 100word short story
    • Young Poets Network Song Lyric Writing Challenge – Theme: Identity – winning poems will get the chance to turn their poems into songs with professional composers!

    One of our Scribes has already submitted to the ‘East Ridings Festival of Words Poetry Competition’ with the theme ‘My Wonderful World’; you can see Chiara’s emotive entry below.

    Ms A Natley

    Teacher of English

    All KS4 students are welcome to join Scribes – see Ms Natley for more details.

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  • Growth Mindset

    Published 08/12/22

    Staff are invited to nominate students who have demonstrated a Growth Mindset in the past few weeks. This might have been in lessons, in clubs, in tutor time or simply around school. Please note we already award bi-annual subject badges and merits for good academic work, effort and improvement. These Growth Mindset nominations recognise those who show resilience (academic or otherwise); who aren’t afraid to get things wrong and learn from it; those who have a go, take themselves out of their comfort zone or show that even if a task is tough they will persevere.

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  • Student success - National Kuk Sool Won

    Published 08/12/22

    On the weekend of 26 and 27 November, Grace (7PA) competed at the UK National Kuk Sool Won Tournament and also took part in the Masters Demonstration. Grace competed at the rank of 1st Degree Black belt (Joh Kyo Nym) in the under 12 female division, across the categories of Sword, Staff, Form, Techniques and Sparring. Grace was successful in winning silver in 4 categories and bronze in another. Grace later went on to join the Masters Demonstration team, where, in front of a large number of spectators, she performed Staff and Sword forms, and then closed the ceremony by joining the ‘Nak Bup’ (Break Fall) Team for a thrilling acrobatics display.

    On Sunday 27 November, Grace attended the Black Belt Workshop, where she received expert tuition from the Grand Masters Son, 9th degree Master Alex, to refine her Sword and Staff Forms. She was also then taught the art of Traditional Korean Archery.

    Kuk Sool Won is a systematic study of all the traditional fighting arts, which together comprise the martial arts history of Korea. It is known for its comprehensive collection of combat techniques, in particular, an extensive set of offensive and defensive moves designed to take advantage of the human body’s pressure points. There are many elements of Kuk Sool Won which include: striking, kicking, throws, joint lock techniques, falling/acrobatics, body conditioning, meditation, animal-style techniques and weapons.

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  • Student success - Swimming

    Published 08/12/22

    Well done to Rianna who has 15 county titles already this year through swimming competitively!

    Not only is Rianna a dedicated swimmer, she is also a coach for Sleaford swimming club where she coaches swimmers of various ages. Rianna was awarded the Peter Onyon trophy for 2022 due to her great commitment, desire and attitude.

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  • Student success - Netball

    Published 08/12/22

    Well done to Bella who attended Loughborough University for a 5 counties tournament, where she represents Nottingham County. She played Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire and won against all the counties.

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  • Young Chef competition

    Published 24/11/22

    On Wednesday 16 November, 12 students entered the ‘Young Chef’ competition and cooked a main dish and dessert for two teachers of their choice. This challenging but fun experience developed practical skills and timing. The students had just over 2 hours and to cook their dishes then serve the teachers.

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  • Year 9 Quadcopter Competition

    Published 24/11/22

    On Thursday 10 November, two teams from Year 9 attended the regional finals of the Raytheon Quadcopter Competition. Teams of four students were challenged to design, build, modify, and fly a quadcopter to compete in the UK wide competition run by Raytheon UK.

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  • Growth Mindset

    Published 24/11/22

    Update: In order to save postage costs we are now presenting awards in school to students rather than posting them home. Parents will receive an email letting them know their child has been awarded a certificate. Do ask your child to see it!

    Staff are invited to nominate students who have demonstrated a Growth Mindset in the past few weeks. This might have been in lessons, in clubs, in tutor time or simply around school. Please note we already award bi-annual subject badges and merits for good academic work, effort and improvement. These Growth Mindset nominations recognise those who show resilience (academic or otherwise); who aren’t afraid to get things wrong and learn from it; those who have a go, take themselves out of their comfort zone or show that even if a task is tough they will persevere. 

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  • Student Success - Rowing

    Published 24/11/22

    Well done to the sisters Lucy and Charlie who competed at the Head of the Don. Lucy won the WJ18 single race and Charlie won in the WJ17 coxless quad.

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  • Tohoku Earthquake - Outside Speaker in Year 10 Geography

    Published 24/11/22

    On the 11 November 2022 we had a visit from an outside speaker Mrs Rachel Enstone in our Year 10 Geography lesson. She discussed what it was like living in Tokyo, a megacity located 480km away from the Tohoku region in Japan - but what is the Tohoku region, and why is it relevant?

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