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SLT Update July 12th

13th July 2019

Senior Leadership Weekly Round-Up
July 12th 2019
• Earlier this term our Cabin students made a film – ‘Coffee Heist’ with professional film makers as part of the Big Trouble, Little Pictures Film Festival held in conjunction with The Junction Theatre. Last Tuesday some of our Cabin staff and students went to the Light Cinema and picked up an award for the film which was written, filmed an edited by the students. It was a great evening and fantastic reward for an excellent piece of work.

• Last week we celebrated Diversity week. Pupils engaged in discussions
during tutor time this week about what makes them similar and different. The purpose was to recognise and celebrate diversity in our school and community. This has been supported with posters around the school there have been posters showing famous people and statistics.

• Our U/13 boys cricket team continued their development with their first hard ball match at Cambourne on a Monday. Lots of state schools in South Cambs don’t have many hard ball matches but we are keen to grow that format now several of our KS3 boys have experienced training with the hard ball both in our indoor nets and at local clubs. Joseph Elgar and Matt Ladds opened the bowling as we restricted Cambourne to 96-5, unfortunately we started slowly in reply and Jack Bradley’s 17 and Kieran Le Strats 11 were in vain as we fell 23 runs short.

• On Wednesday this week three students from the cabin were given the opportunity to visit a local working stable. There they were shown the general day to day tasks and given an understanding of the responsibilities required when caring for horses. The students were able to meet various breeds of horses and even able to spend time with a two-month-old foal.
• Good luck to our D of E students who are on an expedition this weekend. Fingers crossed for good weather (but not too warm!)
• Keen-eyed viewers of the British Grand Prix this weekend just might spot a familiar face in the pit lane. One of our previous Head Boys, Tom Jackson, who is now studying Sports Journalism at Southampton University, will be an FIA accredited journalist with access to the paddock. As he himself put it, ‘this weekend that dream becomes a reality’.

• A reminder that next week is Activities Week and is non-uniform for all students. Because of all the trips running, there will be no enrichment and all buses will leave at 3pm. On Friday 19th school will finish and buses depart at 2pm.
Have a good weekend,
Simon Holmes

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