UNICEF Day for Change
Students in Year 8 have been learning about children in the South Sudan as part of their Citizenship programme. They have looked at the effects of malnutrition there and its impact on young people. We hope to raise some money to send to the 2013 UNICEF (United Nations Children's fund) appeal in aid of these children.
The day chosen is Wednesday 8 May, which will be a non-uniform day for Year 8. They are asked to wear something blue and are organising various events including a sponsored run in fancy dress and a cake sale.
All donations to this worthy cause will be gratefully received as Year 8 try to match or surpass the splendid efforts of the present Year 9 and Year 10 in 2012 and 2011.
Year 12 Geography Field Trip to Boggle Hole
A great two days was spent looking at the Holderness Coastline and studying the course of the Ramsdale/Mill Beck at Boggle Hole. The weather was dry and sunny, perfect for undertaking our river study. The students collected all their data for their forthcoming exam and a very enjoyable time was had by the staff and students alike.
Congratulations to Head Girl, Sophie Roberts who recently completed the London Marathon, raising almost £800 for Parkinsons UK. Sophie completed the 26 mile course in 5 hours 50 minutes but this included a 2 hour break spent with the medical services after she collapsed with heat exhaustion at 22 miles - making her achievement even more incredible.
If you would like to make a donation please go to: www.virginmoneygiving.com/SophieRoberts10
Spring Concert 2013
Our Rock, Pop and Gospel Night Spring Concert saw over 125 students performing. The orchestra started the evening with a Paul Simon medley, getting everyone’s feet tapping. Amongst many items in the first half, our Vocal Quartet (Mr Wright, Joel Dowson, George Simons and Freddie Payne) sang Bring him home from Les Miserables and the flute choir gave a rendition of Freddie Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody. After the interval the wind band got everyone back into the groove with a Tribute to Michael Jackson. The Chamber Choir performed an arrangement of Coldplay’s Viva la Vida and the Girls’ Choir performed their Lincolnshire School’s Prom audition song, Don’t stop believin’. The Junior Woodwind Ensemble, performing for only the 3rd time together played some traditional Spirituals. The 100-strong choir finished the concert with a spell-binding performance of A Tribute to Queen featuring We are the Champions, Another one bites the dust and We will rock you. The hall was packed and once again, the students rose to the occasion and performed to their absolute best. Well done to everyone who participated – what a lot of talent!
Music for Youth
Sunday 10th March was the Regional Festival for Music for Youth. West Street Jazz and our Junior and Senior Woodwind ensemble took part along with Steph and Rebecca Garner also performing as a flute duo. The jazz band performed without any music. There rendition of Rolling in the Deep (Adele) and Espionage (Green Day) went down very well with the audience.
The Junior woodwind ensemble, performing only for the second time, performed a variety of short pieces with accuracy and music interest. The Seniors performed the Sorceror's Apprentice and a selection from Jesus Christ Superstar. Adam Garner played an excellent saxophone solo within this and the group kept together despite some tricky rhythms. We find out in May if we have progressed in the festival series.
Geography/Geology Field trip to Italy
A fabulous time was had by all. The week was spent looking at the impacts of living near volcanoes and climbing over old lava flows on the two active volcanoes of Mount Vesuvius and Mount Etna. We were all in awe at Herculaneum and Pompeii as we toured the ruins of these Roman towns and visited the Flavian Amphitheatre on our way to Pozzuoli.
We flew to the island of Sicily and were lucky enough to be on Mount Etna while it was erupting. After seeing rural italy and trying cactus jam at the Alcantara Gorge we toured Catania, unfortunately on the day it had flash floods which made the national news. An eventful day!