- All of Years 7 and 8 have been invited to participate in a sponsored Read-a-thon until the end of Easter. Pupils have been issued with a sponsor card and bookmark to help them raise money for children in hospitals. Pupils can be sponsored to read an entire book, a set number of pages or chapters, for reading to someone or even listening to a number of audiobooks. The more the pupils read, the more they can be sponsored! Not only does this promote literacy and a love of reading, but the money raised will pay for books and author visits to children in hospital. Furthermore, if we raise lots as a school, we will be awarded an entire set of brand new reading books for the School and the top three pupils who raise the most will be eligible for a prize. If your child has lost or misplaced their sponsorship card, encourage them to pick up a new one from Ms Tibbs.
- Please accept our apologies for the mistake in last week’s bulletin (now corrected online) but the Year 8 boys finished a brilliant 3rd out of 10 schools in the sports hall athletics, not 7th as written in the original bulletin.
- The weather has tested us this week but we were pleased the snow held off and allowed Year 12 parents’ evening to go ahead. A huge effort by our dedicated site team who spread salt during Thursday meant that any lying snow cleared quickly from the site on Friday. Some of our playgrounds have, however, unfortunately been out of bounds for a few days due to ice/snow. Our larger dining area has certainly been very beneficial during this time.
- The PSFA are arranging a Quiz Night at the School on Saturday, 2nd February at 7.30pm.
- There will be a Year 9 Science GCSE Options evening on Wednesday, 6th February. Please can parents of Year 9 pupils reply to the letter that was sent by email either by printing and returning the slip or by using the reply link.
- Thursday, 7th February is Alumni Day. Former students of Darrick Wood are invited to contact the School should they wish to come along. We have quite a good number coming but there is always room for more.