The photographs, above, show the 40+ Silver award students who, last Friday, set off for their weekend hike and camp in the Peak District. The weekend was very successful, despite variable weather and spirits were particularly high as news of United’s F.A Cup success filtered through! A similar number of students are working towards the Bronze Award. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a real character building initiative and is seen as such by university admissions officers and employers. In September, Mr Kirsten will be coordinating the Bronze and Silver Awards and Mr Davis will be organising the Gold Award in the Sixth Form.
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Well done to all the students who, last week, received awards for English, geography, history and religious education. This year, it was the students (rather than staff) who spoke to the large audience about the memorable work they had undertaken this year. Awards were presented by Victoria Howarth, Learning Manager at the Imperial War Museum North. The next awards event on the schedule is Wednesday, 25th May, the Modern Foreign Languages and International Links evening. This will cover French, Spanish and include many of the activities which, we hope, will soon give us full International School status.
‘A Night at the Movies’ was the theme of this years event, held last Thursday evening in the drama studio. Under the direction of Ms Greene, there were tremendous performances from the Year 7 musical theatre group, Year 7 street dance club, Year 8 dance club, Year 9 street dance club, Year 10 dance club and the Year 10 GCSE dance group. A capacity audience saw spectacular dance routines from films such as ‘Fame’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Grease’. The dances included ‘All That Jazz’, ‘All I Want’, ‘Express Yourself’, ‘Arms of an Angel’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who put in so many memorable performances.
Last Thursday lunchtime, all Year 11 students who have conditionally been offered places in the Trinity Sixth Form were invited to a buffet lunch in the Sixth Form Centre. The aim was to “welcome” our prospective students, make them more familiar with the Centre and allow then to spend time with their “fellow” Sixth Formers. Mr Clegg and his catering colleagues put on a lavish spread and we hope that everyone who attended enjoyed their meal and had the opportunity to interact socially with their future work colleagues. An important time now, for all our Year 11s with the main period of GCSE exams beginning on 16th May.