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SLT Update May 24th

24th May 2019

  • Last week, our Cabin students spent 2 days working with film-maker Peter Harmer from The Junction in Cambridge. They were responsible for the whole production of a film from scripting through to filming and sound recording. The finished product will form part of the Big Trouble, Little Pictures festival and will be shown at The Light Cinema in June. Watch this space for details of dates.
  • Five of our MVC Running Club participated in the annual Tom’s Trust fun run in Thriplow last Sunday. This local charity provides psychological support for children with brain tumours and their families. Everyone ran superbly with 3 of our runners finishing in the top 5. Well done to everyone who ran.
  • Well done to our year 9 students, who attended the Celebrating Ages event at the Cambridge Motel this week. Jose Hales, who organised the event, said, ‘The students (21 Girls and 2 Boys) were brilliant. The students served lunch, pudding, water, tea, coffee and then cleared all 19 tables to assist the owner and staff. The students were very attentive and genuinely engaged with guests. One of the girls who’d won a raffle prize of chocolates called out to one of the guests and offered them to her. That was a very special moment from a special young lady. The owner Mr Aristo and his family were very pleased with the students and their work ethic, saying that they were s fantastic team.’
  • Yr7 and 9 pupils had another athletics fixture on Wednesday. It was a nice summer’s evening, this time at St Bede’s. What was particularly impressive was our ability to fill teams, despite many students being out on trips or having other extra-curricular commitments. Harriet Henry in Yr8 stepped up to compete against Yr9s in the 200m.....and won!! Her hard work in Monday’s athletics enrichment has paid off as she continues to go from strength to strength in sprinting. Harry Hiscock in Yr9 improved his 2nd place in the 800m last week by winning; Gethin Rogers also in Yr9 won the 1500m again. Both these boys belong to the local Cambridge & Coleridge athletics club and are another example of how you can achieve something if you devote the time.
  • This week has been Yr7 MEP Chinese Enrichment Week. Each day, our Mandarin Excellence Programme students have had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities to improve their understanding of Chinese language and culture, including a visit to the British Museum and China Town and the chance to do some Chinese cooking.
  • Today, many students have been partaking in the Level 3 bikeability course. We hope you have enjoyed it and look forward to hearing all about it.
  • Message for all of year 11: There will be a revision session for English Language GCSE in English 4 from 10am to 12.30pm on Thursday, 30th May. Please make every effort to attend.
  • Young Carers’ Week will run from 10th to 16th June. Please follow this link on our website for parent sessions to help raise the profile of Young Carers.
  • Reminder: If your son / daughter is going on the ski trip, the next instalment for payment is due soon.


Have a wonderful half term break.


Regina Lawrence

Deputy Principal


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