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Headmaster’s Letter 5th April

Dear Parent

Celebrating success

This morning we celebrated the success of students in Years 7 to 9.

Merit winners for the term:

Year 7 – 1st Emily Pein; 2nd Nisha Chandrashekar

Year 8 – 1st AsmitaYogachandran; 2nd Claudia Smith

We have also introduced the Ever 2 Excel award, introduced by our Sixth Form Sports Ambassadors and encourages students to recognise in their peers the values of determination, equality, inspiration, courage, respect. Reasons for nominations include coping with set backs, impressive public speaking performances, respecting others and showing determination in class and on the sports field.

 

Year 7 winners- Daniel BarrickEdith GreenDavid MawMichelle Agreda,William CroweRhys Smaller

 

Year 8 winners – Evie BinnsMax MurrayJames ThompsonSaqib Jajja,SajinthSakthitharan

 

In Year 9,  Hania Obaid and Evie Spencer were the top merit winners for the term.

 

The Ever 2 Excel winners in Year 9 were: Holly BradburyHenry ClarkSapphy DunnTed CollinsJonathan Omonbude and Kaajal Gupta.

 

In Year 9, students win a Golden Ticket for excellence which enables them to buy a sweet treat at the canteen every Friday:

The winners were: Evie SpencerMaeve CareyBobby KnealeElspeth Jolly,Hania ObaidCharlotte DaveyLilly BellRobyn HanksNicholas BridgesLiz CookEmma CowanKatie BrewisShaya Dawkins and Henry Holmes.

 

Friends’ Easter morning

 

The school site was blessed with some wonderful weather on Friday for the Friends’ Easter Coffee morning. There was were some wonderful cakes and a very good attendance.Many thanks again for the Friends’ support. In the Easter raffle, the winning form was 7X. The coffee morning raised £152.50. A total of £1170.10 was raised from the raffle. Funds from both events will support the purchase of a new kiln for Art.

Warhammer

 

The Warhammer Team came out joint sixth of 14 in the national semi-finals in Nottingham on Tuesday. The team were up against students four years older than our average Year 8 studentso this was an achievement. The team will be entering next year although regrettably their adviser Joe Wilkinson will be leaving us to start his university degree.George Wood picks up the story:

 

On Tuesday 2nd March at 8am, eight of this schools finest were in a minibus on their way to Nottingham for the semi-finals of the War Hammer Kill Team Competition. The team of 8 (Jack DowthwaiteWill WhittonMyles RavenscroftJoe GlentworthEthan BrookCharles Barnett,Jacob Terry and (of course)George Wood) each played three games against competitors from other schools. Most of the other contestants were significantly more experienced than the Caistor teams. Our opponents were keen to capitalise on their armies’ strengths and punish the challengers from Caistor Grammar School.

Despite our inexperience, we persevered, regrouped and when the battles concluded we were delighted to discover we had come joint sixth out of 14 teams, only 9 points away from a place in the finals.

After the competition we took part in a Tetris /Warhammer mashup. Finally we looked at the Hall of Miniatures which is an exhibit of Warhammer models, bases, custom maps and battles.

Despite not getting through to the final we all had a great day and had lots of fun. We would like to thank Mrs Donoghue and Mrs Glentworth for arranging the event and taking us; we hope they enjoyed it as much as we did. We’re grateful to Joe Wilkinson who supported us.

Congratulations

Alston Rodrigues(Y10) has been awarded a substantial travel bursary to enable him to further his study of German over the next few years. Previous award holders have gone onto read languages at university.Emily Sharman (Y11) has secured one of only 10 places for a one-week work experience placement at the House of Commons this summer. Emily will have a busy summer as she has also a speech and drama bursary a couple of weeks ago at the Lincoln Festival. The festival committee chose her to attend a week’s theatre summer school of her choosing anywhere in the UK.

Junior Bake Off

I have been asked by the makers of Junior Bake Off to make you aware that applications are now open for the fifth series of the baking show. They are looking for students aged 9-15 who would be available for filming in late July. The deadline for applications is Monday 6 May. You can find out more by going onto their website: www.applyforjuniorbakeoff.co.uk

Have a wonderful Easter

Yours sincerely
Alistair Hopkins

Headmaster

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