Beanbags for the library

Beanbags in the Library
Beanbags in the Library

We are extremely grateful to have received from the PTA, a set of Fatboy Point Beanbags for the library.  This has provided some much needed extra flexible seating for pupils.  Pupil Librarians chose the colours to fit in with the school colours and they chose well; the beanbags have added a touch of extra cheer to the space.

Year 9 – Rymans National Enterprise Challenge 2017

Rymans' National Enterprise Challenge 2017
Rymans’ National Enterprise Challenge 2017 – winning team ‘The Study Room’ from 9-1

On Monday 16th January the Year 9’s took part in the Ryman’s National Enterprise Challenge. The challenge this year has been set by Rymans and it is to create an app which could be used by Rymans customers. It couldn’t replicate Rymans website it had to be unique.

By taking part in this Challenge not only did the girls enjoy the experience but also gained skills in creativity, management, entrepreneurship and team work, all attributes which are essential in today’s world.

Thanks to Mrs Walker and Miss Martinez who had the difficult job of judging. As you would expect all the groups came up with exceptional ideas. Unfortunately there could only be one winning team and that was ‘The Study Room’ from 9-1 which was made up of Sarah, Mary, Eloise, Khadeejah, Anna and Natasha. Second place went to ‘Quiz me now’ Team `16 from 9-4: Mia, Ahona, Isobel, Annie, Lola and Alina,  and third was ‘Rymanager’ team 29 from 9-6:  Sadie, Diya, Amber, Tereza, Tejaswini and Maariyah. The Study room will now go onto the National Final in July to compete against over 250 schools. The winning team will have the opportunity for their app to be actually created.

We wish them the best of luck.

MOSAIC Experience

MOSAIC Experience, Dec 31st 2016, at Man United Executive BoxMOSAIC Experience, Dec 31st 2016, at Man United Executive BoxOn December 31st, Sarah W, Emma S, Millie P and Mary T spent the afternoon being entertained in an executive box at Manchester United. This was a prize for winning the Regional Mosaic enterprise competition. We ate a delicious 4 course meal and watched an exciting football match (Man U v Middlesborough). The final score was 2-1 to Man United, both goals being scored in the last 5 minutes! A great way to finish the year.