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Congratulations to Ms Eccles

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Congratulations to Ms Eccles who married Keith Witchard on 5 April.  She will continue to be known as Ms Eccles at school:

 

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Potions Club

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The students are having a gas this week at Potions Club.

 

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Yo Sushi Experience, Year 10 Food

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Year 10 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students were recently treated to a Sushi Master Class session with a visit from experts from Yo Sushi in Leicester.  As well as learning about how sushi evolved, students were introduced to the unique ingredients and equipment needed to form and shape the sushi rolls.  Ingredients were kindly provided by Yo Sushi and all of the students were given expert tuition to be able to make their own products to taste and take away with them at the end of the session.  A fantastic learning experience for all!

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Year 8 Author Trip

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50 lucky year 8 students got to go on an author trip to the Leicester Tigers ground to see local author Andy Briggs. They all took part in a writing workshop and each received a signed copy of his book ‘Black Knight The Inventory’.IMG-2902 IMG-2905

Congratulations to Mrs Gurav

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Congratulations to Mrs Gurav and family on their new arrival, a little girl weighing 2.5kg.  Both mother and baby are well.

Potion Club Review

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Potion Club Review by Cody (7P)

“Today was great.  We were making slime and my special formula of laundry starch did make it more interesting to handle.  We could change the properties of the slime by adjusting how much of it was added.  We had so much fun! Thank you Mrs Ndoh and Monica in year 9 for helping us.

Next week we will be doing exploding sandwich bags. It will be banging!”

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Tigers Rugby Development Team

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‘The Leicester Tigers Rugby Development team has been working with a number of Year 8 and Year 9 students in a 6 week programme.  Having already tried both outdoor and indoor Rugby, today students were extremely excited as they were able  to try Wheelchair Rugby for the first time. Students were taught how to manoeuvre safely and swiftly before trying a proper game. There were lots of smiling faces and aching arms!

Thanks to Josh Black and Pete Talbot from the Leicester Tigers for making this happen.’

 

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Reading Weekly Digest by Mr Joseph, Reading Co-ordinator

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Reading Rampage and books that lead to creativity

Reading Rampage has come back once again for the year 2018 with 20 new fantastic books for the year 7 & year 8 students to get stuck in and read like there’s no tomorrow. Reading Rampage is aimed at boosting reading miles and encourages reading for pleasure with students in Year 7 & 8. From February to June 2018 these great books will be available to read, rate and pass on with the option on taking part in some fun competitions with some fabulous prizes up for grabs. The top rated book will be announced at an award event in June 2018 where 15 lucky students will get to visit and be a part of this exciting event along with other secondary schools. Please encourage your child to take part in this fantastic reading initiative and please do take an interest in what they are reading and how they are reviewing and rating the books.

I was lucky enough to of been asked along with John Berkavitch (spoken word artist) by the Library service to write a spoken word piece about one of the books on the Reading Rampage list called ‘Booked’ by Kwame Alexander. For those that do not know I’m also a professional Spoken Word artist and Musician/Composer as well as being a Reading Coordinator, so I was really excited to be given the opportunity to create a piece for this book marrying together my love of reading and spoken word. We wanted to show how books could lead to creativity, whether it be through poetry, music or art and when you read a book, it doesn’t just have to stop there, showing that you’re able to create your own interpretation from what you’ve read and express yourself to others. I performed the spoken word piece at the Reading Rampage launch for teachers/librarians alongside John Berkavitch which was well received. We will also performing it again at the awards event in June and a film of the piece will be made within the next couple of weeks which we will sharing on Twitter (remember to follow us @StpaulsLeicLibr).

Reading Rampage will be officially launched in school next week 5th February and students will be able to borrow books and rate/review them. Throughout Reading Rampage I will be updating on our progress and featuring our favourite books.
Below is a link to the Reading Rampage book list and more information about Reading Rampage. Happy Reading!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x61t452vws2pf5k/A5%206pp-RRampage%20Booklist-2018-v4.pdf?dl=0

 

Currently reading

‘Liccle Bit’ by Alex Wheatle

 Currently listening to Sacred Sounds – Indigo Music

 Quote of the Day: “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King