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SLT Update October 13

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13th October 2017

Senior Leadership Weekly Round-Up – 13th October


  • On Monday, our Young Carers threw themselves into Halloween Activities, decorating pumpkins, making yarn wrapped mummies and creating frightening ginger bread mums – they all had lots of fun and creativity filled the room!
  • On Tuesday, our students in Skillsbase had fun playing “What’s My Line?”.  Mr Patel, a pest control officer, kindly gave up his time to visit the College and students tried to guess his profession by asking questions they had prepared in advance.  Mr Patel brought along visual clues and students correctly guessed his profession. They were even able to try on some of his protective gear and look at some of the insects and bugs.
  • Our year 9 inter form competition took place on Tuesday, with the following results:

Girls - 1st Franklin; 2nd Darwin; 3rd Newton;4th Lewis

Boys - 1st Lewis; 2nd Franklin; 3rd Darwin; 4th Newton

On Wednesday, we played Cambourne at rugby and hockey, with some close results and great performances by our students. In the hockey, the U15XI won with a fantastic 8-2, year 7A won 1-0 and year 7B drew 4-4. In the rugby, year 7 lost 15-25 but there was a very close victory for year 8, winning 50-45.

Pupils can check sports teams, venue and times of weekly fixtures on the team sheets in the PE department and it is the responsibility of the pupils to inform parents of arrangements. Return times are approximate and pupils should either bring a mobile phone to the fixture or a parent contact number, so parents can be contacted if we are going to be early or late. If you have any enquiries regarding sports fixtures please contact the PE department.

  • This Saturday will be the anniversary of one of the most important battles in European History, the date we all remember from our school days - 1066, the Battle of Hastings. Yesterday, year 7 students, not content with just reading about it, took part in a large scale re-enactment of this major event. Having prepared a superb array of swords and shields, England and Normandy once again clashed in glorious heroism and quite significant cheers and screams, as Ruby Clark-Ward and Millie Parker took their place at the front of their forces as the two famous enemies Harold and William. History staff Miss Robertshaw and Mr Tobutt thought the students did fantastically well and congratulated everyone on their excellent fighting spirit. Despite heavy casualties, year 7 had a great time! An observer from the University of Bedfordshire Teacher Training Programme commented ‘I’ve never seen anything like it. Well done, Melbourn Village College’.
  • Year 11 students have made a start on their personal statements and will get their log ins for the on-line application next week. Please remember that the Open Evenings are well under way, with CRC tonight and tomorrow, Netherhall Sixth Form on Tuesday, 17th and Long Road on Wednesday, 18th and Thursday, 19th October.
  • Do remember that there is our Year 8 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 21st November. Following this, there will be a meeting for those going on the Ski trip in February half term. One space has now become available – please contact either Mrs Nicholls or Mrs Humphrey if you are interested.


Have a wonderful weekend.


Regina Lawrence

Deputy Principal


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