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SLT Update March 8th

8th March 2019

  • Our Key Stage Three boys were involved in some entertaining friendly football matches on Wednesday in blustery conditions against St. Bede’s. Year 7s won their first ever match 7-1; hopefully the future for school football is bright for them. Year 8s also won by an impressive 7-3 margin. The Year 9s couldn’t complete a clean sweep though and eventually went down 5-1, but can now look forward to the quarter-finals of the District Cup against Cambourne or Swavesey, having won at Comberton last week.
  • Year 10s start their District Cup quest on Tuesday at home to Soham, before the 7s and 8s travel to Linton on Wednesday. Good luck to everyone involved.
  • The U16 netball team hosted St Bede’s on Wednesday night. The match was very close for the first 3/4, but unfortunately in the last quarter they were too strong for us, pulling away to win 27-18. It was a great match to watch and umpire; well done!
  • Our iPad trial is going really well. This week, our year 7 students have been creating Spanish video clips with automatic subtitles.
  • Year 11 Geographers enjoyed their human geography field work day on Thursday.  Students had to collect data to answer the question “How effective is traffic management in reducing the risk it poses to cyclists and pedestrians in Cambridge?” The students behaved in an exemplary manner all day and they learnt lots of different skills, the most important being that it’s a good idea to wear a coat, if you are going to be outside all day at the beginning of March!! We can’t wait to do our second physical geography fieldwork day in a couple of weeks, when we will be investigating the downstream changes that occur to the river Mel.  We will have to see if they have learnt any of the lessons from our first adventure!?
  • Next week is Science Week at MVC. KS3 classes will be treated to something different – fun experiments (with prizes), a quiz (with prizes) and lunchtimes that are filled with awe-inspiring demonstrations (ranging from making bath bombs, dissecting eyeballs and making ice-cream in 30 seconds!). Remember that it’s the International Year of the Periodic Table, so do try and learn the song!
  • Our Spring Concert will be at 7pm on Wednesday, 27th March, when we will be celebrating Spring with musical performances featuring the MVC Choir, Orchestra, Pop/ Rock Band, Jazz Band and Soloists. Tickets are available from reception and cost £3 (adult) and £1 (concession). Come along and invite your friends!


Have a good weekend.


Regina Lawrence

Deputy Principal

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