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Key Notes: 21 September 2022

21st September 2022

Enrichment Activities

We are delighted that our Autumn enrichment clubs have started up again this week and will be running until Wednesday 7th December 2022. There are lots of things on offer this term including:

  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • LGBTQ+ Club
  • Running Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Show Band
  • Sewing club
  • Minecraft - KS3
  • Choir
  • Science Club - KS3
  • Creative Writing
  • Squash - (starting 12/10/22)
  • As well as lots of GCSE booster sessions.

You can sign your child up for sessions via this link. Paper copies are also available from reception. There is free transport home via the enrichment bus. MEP students need only to sign up for the enrichment bus if needed.

School Photos

Our school photographers were in yesterday taking individual student photos. If your child had their photo taken, they will have brought home a paper slip with a QR code and a unique reference number. You can use this information to order copies from the photographer online at DSP Photography, or if you have any queries please email or tel: 01242 691 910.

Post 16 Parents and Student Information Evening

An MVC post was sent to all Y11 parents about the information evening which will be held on Wednesday 28th September, 6pm to 7:30pm at MVC. Information about options after Y11 will be available along with a chance to speak to local college and sixth form staff. Students have been told that attendance to this is essential!

Forthcoming events

  • Monday 26th September: Year 11 Apprenticeship Assembly
  • Thursday 29th September: Open Evening 6-8.30pm
  • Friday 30th September: school closed for Teacher Training Day

Physical Education

The students have been working incredibly hard in their PE lessons since returning from the summer break. Please remind your child that they are strongly advised to have the correct protective equipment when playing the following sports:

  • Hockey - gum shields and shin pads
  • Rugby - gum shields
  • Football - shin pads

In addition, students must be wearing the correct footwear on the AstroTurf pitch. Incorrect footwear will lead to the quick deterioration of the playing surface. Please see the poster on the right for guidance on the correct footwear.

If you have any old AstroTurf trainers or football boots at home that you would like to donate to the PE dept for others to use, please hand them into reception or to a member of the PE dept.

After October half term only students wearing the correct footwear will be able to use the AstroTurf pitch.

Student and Staff Wellbeing

During Tutor Time on Wellbeing Wednesday last week, students had a presentation on ‘Remembering Queen Elizabeth II’. The presentation touched on bereavement and how this can make people feel, and the importance of caring for each other, as well as recalling some happy memories of the Queen. Some of our members of staff travelled to London after work last week to pay their respects and queued to see the Queen lying in state.

Teaching and Learning at MVC

Teachers have been using “retrieval practice” techniques with students at the start of lessons. Retrieval practice is all about students being able to recall and remember key information and skills. There are various techniques on doing this effectively which we will share with parents in the coming weeks. To support your child’s learning, please do speak to your child about their day and ask them what they have learnt and what they can remember from lessons.

MVC Gardening Club needs your help… 

The Gardening Club want to recreate the flower border around the community changing rooms, but to get started with this project they need some help from parents/carers to help to dig it over and incorporate some compost. 

Can you spare 1 hour from 10am on
Saturday 24th September
to help the Gardening Club
transform this area?

Cake and refreshments provided. If you can help, please email Liz Neville on: 


Year 7 students spent their first week in English discussing their reading, and producing some lovely pictures of their reading journey. They have also produced some great book reviews, which will soon be published on our book review site:

Influenza (Nasal Flu) Immunisation

We have received notifications from NHS England that they will continue to deliver the School Immunisation Programme to all Primary aged children this coming Flu season 2022/2023.  Currently, NHS England is not able to confirm the Flu offer to Secondary schools however the aim is to continue reviewing this, in the hope that they can offer the vaccination to secondary school aged children from December 2022 to January 2023.

Community Education

Community Education classes start at Melbourn Village College on Tuesday 27th September. Details of our adult classes can be found here. Courses include:

  • Creative mosaics
  • Drawing & painting
  • Electronics for beginners
  • Fused glass
  • Upholstery
  • Woodwork for DIY
  • British Sign Language
  • Counselling skills
  • Guitar for beginners
  • Indian Take Away
  • Interior design

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