Last Wednesday the Year 7 lacrosse team (pictured left) took part in their first ever Berkshire tournament. They won 2 out of 5 games, finishing in 3rd place. The Year 8 team played exceptionally well, winning 4 out of 5 games. Securing an amazing 2nd place. Finally, the Year 9 team won 2 out 5 games, beating St George’s, 4-2, and Heathfields, 3-2, achieving 5th place overall.
Year 8, won 8-1
Year 8B, lost 3-2
Y9, won 2-1
Y10 A team, won, 2-0,
The Year 10 B team drew 0-0 in their friendly match.
They finished 3rd in South of England, on goals scored, after losing 0-1 in the semi-final. This was a brilliant performance from all the girl, 17 goals were scored in total.
On 1 February our three companies attended the Young Enterprise trade fayre at the Kennet Centre in Newbury. An early start was required to get their trade stands set up and ready to sell to the public at 9am. A lot of work was put in prior to the event: designing and preparing the stand, ensuring there were sufficient products to sell and organising a rota for the day. The event was an excellent opportunity for students to discuss their products with the general public and some sales revenue was also generated!
The Year 7 Boys 5-a-side team represented Newbury schools in the South of England 5-a-side football tournament in Eastleigh last Tuesday. They played matches against the best schools from Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, to name a few! Well done to all boys who played in this prestigious tournament.
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust has developed Wellbeing Guides for young people and parents, to help promote an emotionally healthy approach to exams. Revising for and sitting exams can be a stressful time for young people. While, to a degree, this is to be expected, there are steps that can be taken by parents and the students themselves, to look after their wellbeing during exam season. These booklets are packed with practical tips and ideas. You can find the booklets here on our Parent Portal.
A display of stunning artwork has been placed in Reception to celebrate the winners of the 2019/20 House Art Competition. KS3 entrants produced pieces linked to the theme of House Colours & Communities. KS4/5 students chose to create a new piece of work based on the KS3 theme or they could enter a piece of existing coursework.
The first decision to make was which kind of tree we wanted. We decided on a cherry tree.
Musicians wishing to apply to NYO need to be between 13 and 18 years old and of a standard equivalent to that required to pass Grade 8 with distinction. They aim to inspire their members to give world-class performances through the example of role models. As well as the chance to make friends with like minded players there is also the chance to travel, with concerts having been performed in France and Germany in recent years.
A new and exciting club has just started, martial arts with a hint of self-defence. The first session was hugely popular and we are hoping this club will continue throughout the Spring Term. Come along and have a go! Boys and Girls all ages are welcome.