YEAR 7 GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH!
Ms N Masterson—Director of Learning for Transition
As ever we have had lots to celebrate in Year 7. In January we had our first Parent’s Evening, this was a tremendous success. Lots of happy parents and guardians received excellent feedback about their children. In February we hosted the Talent Show on the last day before half term. Mrs Clarke and myself were overwhelmed by the volume and quality of auditions from all sorts of talented people in the year group. The final list of ten acts was very carefully considered and quite difficult to narrow down. A special mention needs to go to Yuvraj Rathor in 7A who ended the show by playing the Harmonium whilst singing a song in Punjabi; he brought the house down.
We have also had phenomenal sporting success in the year group. In March, our Year 7 girls received gold medals after their triumphant win in the Central Venue Netball tournament. Hot on the heels of this success, the Year 7 boy’s football team reached the National Quarter Finals. Their final game against Thomas Telford School was played at home and we had fantastic support from the year group and family members on the side lines.
In April, we had a small group of talented individuals who passed an extensive round of auditions to be part of Bridgstock; our annual whole school music show which is run by students in Years 12 & 13. Well done to Lukasz Bialek in 7D, Jacob Careless in 7D, Charlotte Hoyle in 7D and Zack Schofield in 7F for two nights of fabulous performances to a sold out crowd in the Theatre.
As a year group we have been raising money for charity. Each of the eight tutor groups have chosen a charity to fundraise for during the course of their time in Year 7. 7C got going with this quite early on in the year with a very clever idea of collecting loose change from pupils in the year group. The other tutor groups have kept themselves busy with hosting assemblies and various fundraising events for their individual charities.
We are looking forward to our next Celebration Assembly on May 8th. This time the focus is on effort and there are a whole host of prizes for pupils who have gone that extra mile in terms of work and getting involved in year group activities.