WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – 27 APRIL 2018 Website www.facebook.com/GreenswardAc/
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DISTRICT TRAMPOLINE CHAMPIONS
YEAR 9 CAREERS DAY
The District Trampolining competition took place at The Deanes School on Tuesday and we were fortunate enough to be able to enter teams in all four sections of the competition; junior girls, junior boys, senior girls and senior boys. Over the last few weeks, all the students have worked really hard learning their routines and this paid off with some outstanding results:-
On Wednesday 80 Year 9 students took part in the Careers Options Programme organised by Rochford District Council. This gave them an excellent opportunity to consider what they might do when they leave school as they took part in a variety of activities including the NHS and the construction and logistics industries.
Senior Girls 1st, Senior Boys 2nd Junior Girls 3rd, Junior Boys 2nd This meant that overall the team won the competition and retained their district champions’ title. Special mentions must go to the following students who were all placed in the individual competition: Ceri Ewing 2nd in Senior Girls, Adam Studman 3rd in Senior Boys, Abi Mould 3rd in Junior Girls and Ben Wheeler 3rd in Junior Boys. A huge congratulations to all and thank you for the hard work!
With NHS staff they learned how to apply basic first aid and take blood pressure readings. With the construction firm Andersons, they planned new housing estates. They found out all about the world of logistics and the reasons why KFC recently failed so badly and they used virtual reality headsets to look inside manufacturing plants.
ATTENDANCE MATTERS Congratulations to 8E with the best attendance last week at 99.06%, closely followed by 7W at 98.79%, 7A at 98.71% and 8N at 98.60%. Well done everyone!
All in all, a really useful and productive day. A big thank you to Mrs Vitone for organising this event.
CONGRATULATIONS TO … … Max Stapleton in Year 9 who takes part in the Hockley Woods Parkrun on Saturday mornings come rain, snow or sunshine. His commitment, dedication and perseverance enabled him to come 1st on Saturday in a time of 19:36. Despite being set up as a fun event, this is a fiercely competed 5km race by local runners of all ages. Max’s win is his reward for his consistent approach to working hard and always pushing himself to do better. Well done Max!
… Jools Illand in Year 7 who has just been invited to train with a national dance school in London run by Gilly Mu (of Flawless fame). Jools has been dancing for 8 years, specialising in street, hip hop and breakdancing. He regularly comes 1st in national competitions as a solo artiste, as well as with his crew and also as a duo performer with his brother Piers, in 11R. He currently ranks 7th in the world as a soloist, achieved at the UDO World Street Dance Competition last year. This a fantastic opportunity after all his years of performing.
… Rachel Passmore in Year 8 who attended The United Kingdom Federation of Majorettes National Championships at Camber Sands last weekend. Rachel competed against a number of contestants to win a place in the Federation Colour Guard. Rachel performed marching and rifle drills and was chosen as a Rifle Guard to march alongside the Union Jack and federation banner at events throughout the season representing the UKFM. This is a major National Title which has only been won by her troupe, Crystal Coronets, 5 times in the past 20 years and is a big honour within the Federation. She was also placed 2nd in her Military March. Well done Rachel!
ART WORK OF THE WEEK
… Harvey Murphy, Jamie Sellwood, Dylan Lewzey, Luke Stubbings, George Barber, Joseph Athol, Bobby Mirams and Matteo Aylott who are all part of the Under 14s Rochford Hundred Rugby squad whose team won the Essex Cup on Sunday in a closely fought win over Southend Rugby Club with a final score of 45-40. They are now champions of Essex Rugby. Well done to Amber Armstrong in Year 10 for this excellent transcription. She has used acrylic paint to take on the style of the artist Tai-Shan Schierenberg.
ASSEMBLY THEME & THOUGHT FOR NEXT WEEK Journalism “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire
Young people needed to take part in Bright Green Future, a training programme to create a new generation of future environmental leaders aged 14-17 with an interest in making a real difference to reducing the impacts of climate change. The year programme starts in September. Being a part of Bright Green Future will provide the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark on a career path which could influence decisions on energy and climate change. This exciting opportunity is open for registration now. Participants will carry out activities including:
Training and learning - both face to face and online training sessions covering various topics on sustainability, environmental leadership and green careers Mentoring – from a member of staff at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Work placement - a work placement at a professional organisation affecting local or national energy policy such as local authorities, governmental agencies, or environmental and landscape planning bodies Local projects - running simple low carbon projects such as a school eco-day or green week, providing local home energy advice, energy auditing, carrying out desk based renewable energy studies, making a short film or many more Residential course - a four day summer school to meet other participants and take part in workshops, talks and activities
Bright Green Future is managed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), an established and respected energy charity with a huge range of experience in delivering projects that support people to reduce their energy use, providing resources to help community energy projects to develop, researching impacts of energy policy and much more. CSE staff will be on hand to support and mentor participants throughout the duration of the programme. For more information and to find the application form please visit: Bright Green Future @BrightGrnFuture