8/10/2021The school have a small second hand uniform shop, run by Mrs Ralph. During the pandemic we've been unable to accept donations and as a result stocks are quite low so if anyone has any donations of school uniform or new style PE kit that they would be willing to donate, the shop would be grateful.
Donations can be dropped off at the main school reception marked for Mrs Ralph's attention.
6/10/2021Wellbeing Week Wednesday and today we have our tutor time quiz, a worry doll making session at lunchtime as well staff v student badminton and Year 9 will be planting daffodil bulbs to celebrate #HelloYellow.
But yesterday it was Miss Fry's favourite - glitter jars!! So easy, so quick, so sparkly, so mindful - why not give making one a go at home? They'd make great Christmas gifts!
• Small jar or bottle (make sure it will hold liquid tightly)
• Clear glue
• Glitter (any colours you like)
• A few drops of food colouring
• Hot water
• Whisk or a stick
1. Pour glue and hot water (tap water is okay) into the jar and mix with a whisk or stick. The glue gives the liquid a different thickness and makes impressive swirls of glitter.
2. Add some glitter. You can start with 1-2 tablespoons of glitter.
3. Add a drop or two of food colouring to give it more excitement.
Don’t put too much in otherwise the water can turn very dark!
4. When everything is blended, put the lid on and give it a good shake so the glitter is dispersed throughout.
5. Then let it cool without the lid.
6. You can secure the lid with super glue if you wish.
Enjoy and have a happy Wednesday!
5/10/2021Wellbeing Week is officially in full swing!
Yesterday our year 7’s had breakfast with Mrs Cole and Miss Fry, followed by smoothie making over lunchtime with the help of Mrs Dixon-Green. Thank you to Innovate catering who have very kindly donated a range of different fruit and veg for our students to try! It was lovely seeing so many of our students doing their bit to boost their mental wellbeing.
We also have a great Zumba class on offer this week! Open to everyone and taking place on Friday after school, sign up at the Welfare office - it will definitely be a great way to get the weekend started!
1/10/2021Our Year 11 students were treated to not just one but two Shakespeare plays this week with visits from the Guildford Shakespeare Company.
The students enjoyed ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on Tuesday and ‘Macbeth’ on Friday with both performances followed up by interactive workshops. They were very appreciative of the players and their performances and their engagement in the workshops demonstrated their critical thinking and detailed understanding of these challenging plays.
Thank you to the GSC for a great week of Shakespearean drama!
29/09/2021Further to Miss Talbot's letter to parents yesterday, unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Open Evening that was due to take place tomorrow, Thursday 30th September. This means that school will not be finishing early tomorrow as previously planned. All students are now expected to be in school for a full day and buses/taxis will run at the normal end of day times.
28/09/2021We are delighted to be taking part in #HelloYellow for World Mental Health Day on 8th October 2021.
The mental health and wellbeing of our students is incredibly important to us. This year has been a challenging time for us all but our students, colleagues and extended community have so much to be proud of. #HelloYellow is a "yellow" mufti day with a suggested donation of £1.50 to go towards both mental health support in school and to the charity Young Minds. Yellow mufti can be big or small - a yellow t-shirt or a yellow ribbon in your hair, a yellow dress or yellow shoe laces!
Please keep an eye out for further information next week on how you can donate.