11/02/20

Spring Term I Newsletter 2020 | Newsletter

Engineering Education Scheme Update

From the 16-17th December, we went to the University of Birmingham to use the facilities to make a prototype for the Engineering Education Scheme.

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Internet Safety Week

Following Internet Safety Week assemblies, I thought it important to share with you some useful resources to enable you to support us with our key messages to the young people in our school.

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Macbeth Theatre Trip

On Thursday 6th February, a group of year 10 and 11 girls went on a trip to The Old Rep Theatre to see a performance of our English Literature GCSE Shakespearean text – ‘Macbeth’.

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Music Department Update

The Autumn Term is always a very busy one for the music department with Speech Day, Y12 GCSE Awards Afternoon and the Christmas concert needing music.

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Online Safety Tips for Parents of Teenagers

Adjust the parental controls on your broadband and internet-enabled devices, depending on your child’s age. Your broadband provider can tell you how.

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PE Update

In January a group of year 9s and 10’s played in the Aston schools handball tournament hosted by us with the hopes to get through to the Birmingham school games.

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What Parents Need to Know About Discord

With over 14 million daily users, Discord is one of the most popular communication tools for gamers.It allows you to create or join what are known as ‘servers’, where different users can talk in groups via text message or voice call.

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Year 8 CyberFirst Girls Competition Report

In January 2020, 8 teams of girls from our school took part in the national CyberFirst Challenge For Girls. Out of the eight teams, one team made it through to the semi-finals (that’s us!).

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Year 9 History Plate Competition

Each year the History department runs a competition to design a commemorative plate for the 19th Century, based on the theme of ‘Industry and Empire’.

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Future Voices

After months of planning from our English Department and Debate Societies, our first ever ‘Future Voices’ event was a huge success!

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Youth Speaks: The Debate team qualify for Regional Final

After their success during the first round of the competition before Christmas, the Intermediate Youth Speaks team did it again last weekend and qualified for the regional final of the Rotary Club

Youth Speaks ‘The Debate’ competition.

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