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Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People

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If you know an exceptional Young Artist aged 13-19 within our school who demonstrates real skill, innovation and expression then please nominate them for the Lord-Lieutenant’s award for young people.
https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/about-the-council/how-the-council-works/civic-and-ceremonial/lord-lieutenants-award-for-young-people

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Ghana Chocolate Hamper winner!

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Congratulations to Mrs Patel who won the Ghana Chocolate Hamper.

2nd  – Mr Nott

3rd – Mr Mbewe

4th – Mrs Has

£73 was raised for Team Ghana – thank you to everyone who bought tickets!

Thanks go to Aspire People for the donation of the hamper.

Jo

St. Paul’s December Year 9 book talk

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This month year 9 students had the opportunity to listen to a book talk. These are 30 minute talks which aim to build enthusiasm for reading and introduce new authors and titles to our pupils to broaden their experiences of reading.  

 Titles discussed at the book talk were:

Girls book talk:
Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bedford
Jet Black Heart by Teresa Flavin
Until We Win by Linda Newbery
My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Shadow Girl  by  Sally Nicholls
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Seed by Lisa Heatherfield
Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor
Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell 

Boys book talk:
Web of Darkness by Bali Rai
Senseless by Steve Cole
The Novice by Taran Matharu
Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton
My Smokey Bacon Crisp Obsession by J.A. Buckle
Truth or Dare by Non Pratt
Five Hundred Miles by Kevin Brooks
Tinder by Sally Gardner
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
Ghosting by Keith Gray

 Please encourage your child to read as many books as possible on the list, to discuss with you what they are reading and to share their ideas about books with their peers, either by writing a review on Eclipse, our online system, or by recommending a book to a friend. These new titles are available in our school library now. 

 Thank you for your continued support for reading.

 Mr Joseph
Creative Arts Mentor/Reading Coordinator

 

Christmas News from the Library

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Christmas  news from the Library:

 

We all need a bit of a break from all the excitement of the Festive season and settling down to have a read is one of the best ways to relax and escape for a while… whether it’s the latest title, a new Annual or an old comfortable book you love to read…

 Some Christmas book suggestions from the World Book Day website:

Here are lists of some of the best Christmas books to get you and your children excited in the run-up to Christmas! Full of festive cheer, these brilliant books will make excellent stocking-fillers and Christmas gifts. The first is for 0-5 years old and the second for 8-12+:

http://www.worldbookday.com/2017/12/christmas-books-round-0-5-5-8/

http://www.worldbookday.com/2017/12/christmas-books-round-8-12-12/

Even if it doesn’t snow at Christmas here is a list of 5 super snowy books to make you feel cosy!

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/whats-happening/blogs/2017/december/five-super-snowy-stories-to-make-you-feel-cosy/

We have “The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club” available to borrow in the Library.

Christmas Book Giving Campaign

Many thanks to the parents who have generously donated books to the Library so far. We have asked pupils for suggestions of suitable titles and they have been added to the Wish List. You can also use the list to get ideas for last minute gifts…

Please remember that reading in all its forms is good for mind and body – make a resolution to read more in 2018

Season’s Greetings from the Librarian and all her Student Library Elves…

 

Pennie Wilson

Librarian

 

Year 7 Christmas Disco

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Year 7’s had fun at their Christmas disco last night.  All profits will go to Team Ghana.

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Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas……..!

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Year 8 Making their own Christmas dinner!

A team of year 8 students had the task of preparing and cooking a Christmas dinner and what amazing results they achieved!!

A tasty well-presented Christmas dinner was served including turkey, roast potatoes, roasted vegetables, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, Brussel sprouts, peas and gravy.

Well done Simon, Harvey, Jessie, Reece and Aayliah!!

Merry Christmas from the Food Studies department!!

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A Level Workshop with Wigston College and Rambert Dance Company

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We invited A Level Dance students from Wigston College to join our A Level students in a fantastic day’s workshop with Rambert Dance Company.

The day was filled with the sharing of ideas and information and students learnt dance movement from Rambert’s famous work ‘Rooster’.

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Senior Maths Challenge

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The Senior Maths challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and is supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. It is aimed at those in Year 13 and below.

 

Our sixth form and year 11 students achieved 1 gold, 5 silver and 11 bronze certificates.

Over 82,000 pupils from across the UK returned scripts for the Senior Maths Challenge with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze.


If applicable, Approximately 7000 of the top students are invited to sit one of the follow on competitions , the BMO1 or the Senior Kangaroo.

 

A massive congratulations to the following students:

 

GOLD:

Magnus Danaher – Best in Year and Best in School

Qualified for the Senior Kangaroo!
SILVER:

Michal Macioszek – Best in Year

Jishel Mathews

Thomas Newitt

Nadia Gopal

Nimrod Kafaya

 

BRONZE:

David Smout – Best in Year

Luke O’Halloran
Zakaria Fathi

Ben  Chemmalakuzhy

Caleb Frith

Arjun Dhanjal
Roselyn Tom

Jacob McIntosh

Conor Nugent

Ayanfe Adebayo

Jenessa Cueto