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SLT Update October 20

20th October 2017

  • Congratulations to Daisy King, Rebecca Frisby and Daniel Frisby who all won gold medals at the Eastern Area Schools Judo championships this week. Daisy and Rebecca were in the year 6/7 age band and Daniel in the year 8/9. They are all doing brilliantly in the sport and have entered many competitions. Daisy, in particular, was so close to medalling at the British Championships for 10 & 11 year olds last year and is one of 2 Melbourn JC players selected to compete in the pre-Cadet Nationals in December.
  • In a previous Roundup we reported that Sophie Willis was taking part in the Veteran Horse Society National Championships 3 day show at Grantham, with her pony TJ. Although they did not get through to the Supreme Final, Sophie won the Young Handler Championship and Challenge Cup.  Altogether the pair went on to win 13 rosettes. Sophie and TJ have also qualified for next year’s Championships.
  • The 3 days were a very exciting and most enjoyable experience for them both. We are very proud of Sophie’s achievements. Many congratulations.
  • There have been a few incidents whereby students have gone home with parts of another students uniform.  Mostly when changing after PE.  Can students please ensure they have their own uniform.  Also where possible can uniform please be labelled with student’s name.
  • Following on from the History Department’s re-enactment last week, students have been putting themselves into William of Normandy’s sandals through ‘hotseating’ a process where students take on the role of an historical character and answer questions from their point of view. Here is Miss Robertshaw with a fantastically enthusiastic group of junior historians.
  • On Monday 16th October, the U14XI travelled to Cambridge to play the first round of the district hockey tournament. The team played Netherhall School first and won 2-1 with goals from Alice Frewin and Emily Haydock. They then went on to win against Cambourne beating them 1-0 with a goal from Lily Smith. This means they go onto the finals on 6th November at Abbey astro, Cambridge. Many thanks to Caitlin McFarlane who volunteered to be the goalkeeper at last minute. Player of the tournament goes to Emily Haydock for her skilful play in attack.
  • Swimming lessons for the girls start after half term. Their teachers have told them which lesson they have it in. 71 Mondays lesson 5. 72 Tuesdays lesson 3. 8Q Wednesdays lesson 1. 8 P Wednesdays lesson 2. 92 Wednesdays lesson 5. 91 Fridays lesson 5. Please remember to bring in your swimming kits.
  • Girls’ rugby club starts after half term during Tuesday enrichment.  All girls welcome.
  • Matches this week against Parkside were cancelled due to inclement weather

Interform Results

Tuesday Year 7 & 10 inter form.

Year 7: Girls: Newton, Lewis, Darwin, Franklin

Boys: Lewis, Darwin, Franklin, Newton,

Year 101B girls: Lewis, Newton, Franklin, Darwin

Wednesday Year 8 inter form

Girls: Franklin, Lewis, Darwin, Newton

Boys: Franklin, Darwin, Lewis, Newton

At present, the leader board is:

Lewis 21 / Franklin 20/ Darwin 16/ Newton 13

  • Ski trip- there is still a place available on the Ski Trip next February. Cost £865. Please email if interested.
  • Melbourn Primary School will be holding their fireworks extravaganza at the College this year.  Tickets are available at  Full details have been sent out via School post.
  • As part of our Trust working Mrs Lawrence is leading some partnership work with St Peter’s school in Huntingdon. At the same time as benefitting them this will allow us to gain from the good practice in place there.
  • Over the past few weeks I have shown a large number of prospective parents around the college. Many of them have commented on the behaviour and efforts of our students. It has been a pleasure to hear so many positive comments and all of our students should feel rightfully proud of the impression they give.

Have a good half term!


Simon Holmes


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