Over the last two weeks, pupils have been celebrating the language history and culture of India. This has focussed on our KS3 pupils, with a variety of activities taking place, such as samosa making; jewellery making; sitar playing in assembly; learning new Indian languages; talks about Indian politics, Indian history and Indian religions; Indian dancing; Hinglish; playing Kabaddi and cricket. We are very grateful to departments for coordinating such interesting activities and to the pupils themselves, who have led many of them.
We will be running a variety of activities during the fortnight from 26/2 until 9/3 to celebrate the languages, culture, politics and religions of India.
The activities are as following:
- MFL- KS3- starter activity- learn a new language- to be led by pupils in each class
- Music- Kumar sisters to play in assembly
- Citizenship- exploration of Indian politics
- PE- cricket on both Tuesdays.
- Sports leaders (Year 10) to teach Kabaddi to KS3 pupils during Wednesday lunchtimes
- Dance- Year 8 as scheme of work, taster through year group clubs to be led by older pupils.
- RS- exploration of Indian religion
- Science society to deliver to Year 7/8 classes- biology- vegetarian diet/ ivory trade, chemistry- chemicals in curry, physics- light and its effect on flag colours
- Maths- study of Indian mathematicians.
- D&T lunchtime Samosa making session; Indian inspired jewellery
- Art- paper cuts club to produce shadow puppets
- English- Hinglish with KS5
External Event: GoFest is a unique large scale Family Festival of Sport, Dance, Health & Fitness.
Take a peek at GoFest South 2017 highlights as well as the Northern launch: GoFest 2017 North – Manchester.
Absolutely Fantastic !
Extremely well done to all the girls who were able to take part in the tournament on Sunday 28th June.
They started well by winning the toss. Then they demonstrated good quality consistent bowling with few errors. All of them ! Everybody got a decent bowl and showed they were worthy, with most (if not all ?) taking wickets. Their fielding was superb. Catches were taken when offered, and brave attempts made at some other difficult chances. What followed was batting straight from the training ground. Great running between the wickets, with some memorable drop and run combinations, batters at either end being alive to what is possible. This together with hitting the bad ball when given, and some glorious half volley drives to cover which gave some parents reason to offer positive statements of disbelief !
With a score of 110 v 103 after taking account of wickets, my reflection is that they were more consistent overall in batting and bowling. The greater number of wickets taken was the difference …… or was it the shots for 4s and 6s…. or was it the run a ball approach….. Who knows? They WON !
They have a medal each. And there is a trophy which they will share around. We await to hear whether that win gets them to the northern finals.
The girls are: Ojas, Emily, Amber, Elle, Hannah and Hollie
Ellie (and her partner) won a silver medal at the National Schools Regatta over half term.
The National Schools Regatta is the biggest junior event in the UK, usually dominated by all the big boarding schools and London public schools. It is about 15 years since anyone from Ellie’s club has won a medal at the National Schools Regatta.
Holly (year 9) swam in 3 events in Italy at the weekend representing England and came away with 2 golds and a silver.
On Wednesday 13th May, the Years 8, 9 and 10 athletics teams were involved in Trafford Schools’ competition. The year 9s finished as runners up and year 8 and 10 came third.
More importantly, from this competition Victoria, Leyla, Lizzy, Amy, Olivia, Sophie and Francesca have reached the qualifying standard for selection to the Trafford team which competes in the Greater Manchester Competition in June.
On Thursday 14th May, the Junior and Intermediate Athletics teams competed in Round 1 of the English Schools’ Track and Field Cup. Both teams won their respective competitions – the Juniors by a massive 28 points ahead of second place. They now progress to the North West Regional Finals of the competition, which will be held sometime between 11th and 17th June.
Imogen (Year 10) was chosen to represent the North West at the National Junior Rowing Inter Regional Event in Nottingham on the 25th April 2015.
The event has representation from 12 regions in the country and each region make up a full team of the best athletes from their region from ages of 14 to 16 years both boys and girls.
Imogen competed in WJ15 coxed four and came 4th in the A final contributing 9 points. They competed in very difficult and windy conditions and hope this inspires them to continue competing at this high level.
Imogen only started rowing in September. She is now a very dedicated member of Northwich RC and trains at least four times a week. She and her fellow coxed-four crew members will be participating in the National Schools’ Regatta at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham this Saturday.
Good luck, Imogen!
Congratulations to Francesca (Year 10) for winning the Junior Manchester Run on Saturday 9th May, and to Lizzie, Year 8, for achieving the third place in her age group.