Vaccination update

The NHS immunisation team visited us on 18/11/21 vaccinating students against Covid-19, aged 12-15 years whose parents had consented.
Government guidance was amended which meant that students are not eligible for the vaccine until 12 weeks after a positive PCR. The team worked hard to see as many students as possible but if your child was not able to receive their vaccination please be reassured that they will contact you and a new date will be arranged for the vaccinations in school. This is anticipated to be by the end of the week beginning 29/11/21
For students who were not able to receive their flu vaccine the team will also arrange a follow up in school by the end of January.

Twisted Tales | Creative Writing Competition 11-18 Years

Write a mini saga, a story told in just 100 words, from the villain’s point of view.

There are lots of villains to choose from, such as ‘classic’ fictional characters to Disney or Marvel, but we’d like to suggest exploring villains from other cultures…

  • Legend says the Night Marchers were ancient Hawaiian warriors. Today, their spirits roam various areas on the islands, including sacred places & battlefields. They appear as ghostly apparitions who carry torches and play drums while they chant. Anyone who lays eyes on them dies…
  • Edward “Blackbeard” Teach was the most notorious pirate of his generation, terrorizing the Caribbean and the British American coast. He was tall, with a long, matted black beard, which he weaved candle wicks into, to light them in battle, engulfing himself in foul smoke so his victims believed he was a demon escaped from Hell.
  • Krampus is a horned creature with human traits and originates from Alpine folklore. In December it scares any children who have misbehaved, assisting Saint Nicholas, who rewards the good children with gifts.
  • The Gjenganger is from Scandinavian folklore dating back to Viking times. This spirit rose after death to conclude unfinished business and tormented families with violence and the ‘dead man’s pinch’ spreading diseases.
  • Papa Legba is a Haitian Voudou and is seen as a young trickster deity or as an old man with a cane. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives or denies permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee, and can swap humans’ souls.

Deadline 17th December 2021

Email Miss Masih your entries: [email protected]

 

Bedrock Stars Prize Draw

Bedrock Stars poster

Bedrock Stars Prize Draw

Our hugely popular Bedrock Stars prize draw is back for the second half term of this school year!

To reward our students’ hard work learning important academic vocabulary on Bedrock, we’re giving them the chance to win one of the following prizes:

 Chromebook laptop (two to be won)
 £10 Amazon gift voucher (50 to be won)

Our 52 winners will be chosen at random from all students who earn 140 or more Bedrock Points in the second half of the autumn term.

Students

Students don’t need to take any action to be entered – we’ll automatically identify those who have earned 140 points in the time frame (Monday 1 November – Sunday 19 December 2021).

 

 

Poetry competition for 16-18 year olds

Enter the Tower Poetry Competition

The 22nd Christopher Tower Poetry Competition will open for entries on 7 October 2021, with students between 16-18 years of age challenged to write a poem on the theme ‘Dream.’

About the Competition

The Tower Poetry Competition offers the UK’s most valuable prize for young poets, and is open to students between 16-18 years of age who are educated in the UK.

The competition is judged anonymously by two guest judges, who are different each year, and the Christopher Tower Student. Each year the theme is chosen with the intention of giving entrants free rein to interpret it as widely as they like.

The competition is free to enter, and offers a first prize of £3000. Schools of prizewinners are awarded an additional £150, intended for investment in further study of poetry and literature.

The 22nd Christopher Tower Poetry Competition will

The competition will close at 12 noon on 2 March 2022. 

Click the link to find out more:

https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/research-and-academia/enter-tower-poetry-competition

Spoken word performance poetry

This week we had a performance poet, Rob Reeves a local Leicester poet work with our Year 9 students on spoken work poetry. Students really enjoyed the opportunity to craft and perform their poetry using the mic.

“I enjoyed the performance poetry workshop because I got to write and perform my own poem and we also got to listen to Rob perform.” Naomi