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Junior NBA Year 7

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The Junior NBA Year 7 mixed team played Rawlins Academy and John Fernley School on Friday 30 November.  Although the competition is aimed at mixed teams, the two teams we played only had boys in the squad.  We stuck with the game plan though and played a mixed team throughout the competition and managed to beat both boys’ teams.

The PE Department are very proud of everyone’s efforts and the teamwork that was shown throughout the two games.  Well done!

Year 7/8 Boys Rugby Team

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The year 7/8 boys rugby team dominated their latest rugby tournament by winning all three matches and conceding only 2 tries this week at Leicester Forest East RFC.  Their tournament record now stands at an impressive 6 wins and 1 draw so far this season.  The whole squad were fantastic ambassadors for St Paul’s and did themselves proud.

Tournament rugby continues in the new year and new players are always welcome.

Sportshall Athletics

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Congratulations to our Sportshall Athletics teams who did so well over the past couple of days:

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Centenary Anniversary

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On Wednesday 31st November, every student and staff member at St Pauls participated in a collaborative project between Design and Technology and History, in preparation for the Centenary anniversary, of the end of World War One. Every student and staff member took time to reflect on the service and sacrifices that were made by the Armed forces and their families during the war.  Students reflected on their British values and Catholic beliefs and wrote a prayer, poem or song giving thanks to a soldier that fought in the war, a soldier or civilian that died or, the family members that were left behind. Some students in year 7 and 9 spoke to a reporter from the Evington Echo about why they believed that Remembrance is so important and why they were thankful for the sacrifices that had made for us.

Every student and staff member also assembled a Poppy. These poppies are going to form part of a Remembrance display outside our school next week. The poppies are available to purchase through ParentPay, for a minimum donation of £2 each. All proceeds will be donated to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion are very impressed with the poppies and wish to thank all staff and students for their hard work on the project.

God Bless the Fallen Soldiers and the Sacrifices they made.

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World of Work

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Monday got off to a fantastic start with Year 10 meeting a range of business professionals in our Networking Event. Volunteers from a range of professions spoke to Year 10 about their experiences in their chosen field and answered some challenging questions about routes into their profession and about their day to day roles. The afternoon sessions included team building, self reflection and learning how to improve time management skills, which was organised and delivered by our Chaplaincy Team as part of the Year 10 Think Day.

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Tuesday involved students reaching a variety of destinations independently and participating in industry visits which included a visit to the Fire, Police and Ambulance Headquarters as part of the Public Services event, a mock trial at the Town Hall for the Law day; an experience on a mock ward for the Healthcare Trip and a first hand tour of some of the city’s leading hair and beauty salons as part of the Hair and Beauty day. Other events included Sports and Leisure which included an experience at Leicester Tigers and the popular Hospitality event which involved students visiting Showcase Cinema in Leicester and a behind the scenes tour of a restaurant. All of the staff at the events were incredibly complimentary about our Young People who were a credit to themselves and to St. Paul’s.

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Our business presentation day on Wednesday was a resounding success. Students were grouped together according to a range of factors and were briefed to design a festival for a specific target audience with a set budget. Students had to work collaboratively throughout the day and under time pressures to complete a presentation. We saw some really high quality presentations as a result of the day. It was great to see students ‘out of their comfort zone’ and under pressure to deliver in a different context. The groups were all tremendous but the group who designed the festival entitled ‘Loud’ pipped all of the other groups to the post with their innovative festival designed specifically for people with hearing difficulties. They designed a range of sensory experiences which really showcased a thoughtful approach to the task. Well done to all.

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Thursday was the second of our Industry visit days. Our popular courses Law and Healthcare ran for a second time during the week but Thursday included a range of different visits to ensure that all students had a breadth of choice. Creative Arts was a popular choice; this included an outdoor photography session with a range of media innovations for students to engage with throughout the day. For the first time we ran a Performing Arts session where students had a tour of The Curve and participated in a workshop. The Business visit was hosted at Natwest where students had to present a business idea and learned about the financial world of support for new businesses. The final visit was based at the Caterpillar plant and students learned about the world of engineering and construction. Again, staff at all of the venues were incredibly complimentary about our Young People who also were very positive about their experiences.

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Our Final day on Friday included a First Aid course in CPR which our volunteers kindly offered to facilitate so that students have some basic knowledge before entering the workplace. Year 10 also had the opportunity to take part in a budgeting activity to prepare them for University Life and the challenges of the world of personal finance. We also prompted Year 10 to begin mapping out their goals and preparing for life after Year 11 by considering their UCAS statements which will be used to apply for the next stage of their journey after Year 11 and into Year 12.

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Overall, a wonderful week with glorious weather. A fantastic experience for all due to the openness of our Year 10 and their willingness and confidence to undertake new challenges and engage in a range of new situations. Well done Year 10!

Performing Arts Trip Update

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The Performing Arts team and students arrived safely in Platja D’Aro on Saturday night.

The journey was a long one; longer due to traffic congestion just outside Lyon. In a coach journey lasting 26 hours, the behaviour of our young people was perfect.

After a much needed rest, the students began their first of two workshops today. Along with the session tomorrow, these workshops are a preparation for  beach side stage performance tomorrow evening.

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Winners of the D&T Department’s ‘Design for Ghana’ Competition

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Congratulations to Ruqyya and Devika, our two winners of the Design and Technology Department’s ‘Design for Ghana’ competition. We were really pleased with the quantity and quality of all the entries, it made judging the competition really tough.  Thank you to everyone that took part. 

Both our winner’s created interesting, innovative and thoughtful product design ideas. Well done both of you.

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