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SLT Weekly Update 091216

9th December 2016

  • All KS3 students are busy in their English lessons planning and polishing their poetry performances for Melbourn Village College’s prestigious Poetry Festival, which is held every year. This is a wonderful event that students thoroughly enjoy. They will perform a wide range of poems as whole classes, in groups and individually. Pictures and videos to follow after the event, which is on Thursday 15th December.
  • Last week, the sports leaders ran two very successful and competitive football tournaments. Outside on the AstroTurf, the 7-aside event had five schools competing and was won by Meldreth. The indoor event had three schools participating and was won by Melbourn Primary School.
  • Last week, the U14 hockey team travelled to Comberton and played a team strengthened by two U16’s to make up numbers. They were still able to win 1-0 with a goal from Millie Rowland. It was a great team effort.
  • On Thursday 8th December, the U16 team also travelled to Comberton to play CVC’s U16 hockey team. The U16's played with great determination and skill. They worked as a team and won 2-0 with Emily Littlewood in goal not touching the ball throughout the game. Goal scorers were Annie Wright and Olivia Greenaway.
  • MVC singers entertained guests at Vicarage Close on Wednesday afternoon, spreading Christmas spirit with some traditional carols, solos and an interesting rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Many thanks to all the performers involved – they were a credit to the school.
  • Also on Wednesday, five students took part in the termly STEM Competition. This term, teams had to build catapults and were judged on reload speed, length of throw and accuracy. Congratulations to all teams involved, but especially to MVC1, who came joint second place!  Many thanks to Cambourne Village College who hosted the event this term.
  • Now that Year 11 students have been given their predicted grades they should log on and submit their draft applications on the UCAS Progress online application system so that form tutors can see the courses they are applying for when writing references. Please treat this as a matter of urgency as we need to submit these to the sixth forms before we break up for Christmas. Please contact Mrs Davis if you have any queries:
  • We are delighted to announce that our new “Access to Learning Fund” is now in place. This is to support students whose parents are experiencing genuine and unavoidable financial difficulties, but who are unable to access the Pupil Premium Fund. It is to help students engage with activities, resources and opportunities that their family would struggle to finance. This fund has been made possible by kind donations from the local community, including Melbourn Parish Council, Melbourn Fête Committee, The Trigg Charitable Trust and PTFA fundraising events. Please address any enquiries in confidence to Mrs Deadman at the College.
  • Ron Peer, who was a much respected former Head Teacher of Melbourn Village College between 1969 and 1989, sadly passed away on December 1st after a short illness. Our sincere condolences go to Ron’s family. 

Have a good weekend.
Regina Lawrence
Deputy Principal

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