We would like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who supported our fundraising event for “Children in Need” in November. The final count is now in and we can confirm we raised £1390.58. Thank you to students, parents and staff who baked all of the sweet treats that were enjoyed at break and lunch. Students thoroughly enjoyed the stalls and “Penny Wars”. We can officially confirm that Equiano is the winning house. Over 250 students received personalised Pudsey Bear biscuits during form time, which really did make their day!
It was the penultimate house competition this week, where each house battled it out to be champion of guessing movie theme songs! Equiano came away with a full house after a strong team performance, guessing 12 out of 12 correctly. They were closely followed by Robinson and Fawcett who both scored 10, Cavendish who scored 9 and Hill who scored 7. This was the first event of ‘Double points December’ so this could have impacted the current standings. Next week is the big Christmas quiz!
The U16 basketball team continued their fine form to make it 4 wins from 4. This included a couple of wins over Bottisham and The Perse, where they won 42-28 and 46-16 respectively. The team are currently being coached by Matt Harber and are reaping the rewards by playing some fantastic basketball as well as having great team chemistry. Let’s hope we can continue our form through to the District finals in February!
A huge thank you to all of you who have donated equipment towards the Photography department. Mrs Butler is overwhelmed by the generosity and has already started using lots of the equipment within lessons, giving lots of it a new lease of life!
Some of our Year 11 Photography students have not only been working hard towards their recent exams, but also preparing to enter a Photography competition which could see them win a cash prize and loads of amazing equipment. If their work is selected for the finals, it will be displayed in London for a week long exhibition. It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to enrich their experiences and to try new forms of photography. Fingers crossed and good luck to all our students that have entered!
The final of the Bake Off is approaching! Our students have battled it out in the semi-finals in our technical round. They were given minimal instructions and were asked to make Jam Tarts within an hour. They all did so well, but we now have our finalists! Keep your eyes peeled for a parentmail inviting you to join us judging and eating the final bakes.
Out students have all had their celebration House assemblies this week, where Heads of House have awarded prizes for: The form with the most above and beyond points, The form with the best attendance, The form with the least bad news slips and for the individual with the most above and beyond points. A huge congratulations to all the forms and individuals that won prizes!
The music department was very pleased to be invited to give a concert at St Andrew’s Church, Chesterton, on Saturday. A variety of groups and soloists performed festive and non-festive music and there were some excellent performances from all involved. Thank you to the student performers, to the families and staff who came to support and to St Andrew’s Church for kindly inviting us.
Year 9 Music Technology students have been tasked with creating a Children’s Audiobook as their final piece of work before moving on to their next DT rotation. They were asked to create their own title music, script, record the voices and add sound effects. There are some fantastic pieces of work which can now be found on the music department Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-696673607 so that families can listen at home. It is hoped that this new Soundcloud page will be able to showcase lots of outstanding KS3 and KS4 music work in coming weeks.
This week also saw our St John’s Carol Service: always a highlight of the year and one which feels like the formal start to the festive season.
On Friday December 14th we will be taking part in Save The Children’s Festive Jumper Campaign, to raise funds for the charity.
Maths problem of the week!
There are 12 million children in the UK.
If it took Santa 3 seconds to visit each child when delivering presents, how many hours would it take him?
Last week’s answer was 64cm.