Weekly News - 20 April 2018

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

We were delighted to welcome Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE into school this week. Kate captained the Great Britain hockey team to bronze in the London Olympics in 2012 and then to gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. She was here to coach and motivate Myton children in their sport.

She spoke to the students about the importance of having a vision, a strong support network and believing in yourself. She was able to answer lots of questions from the students about her sport and her experience of taking part in the Olympics. The students were particularly interested in the process of giving a urine sample as part of the routine drugs test! (more…)


Announcements

Uniform in warm weather

Please ensure that students are in full and smart uniform at all times. If the weather is exceptionally warm, we will let the students know that it is a non-blazer day. Our uniform requirements are detailed on our website: Myton School Uniform

Final payment for Newquay trip

A reminder that the final payment for the Year 9 trip to Newquay is due by Tuesday 1 May. Any queries, please contact the Finance Office on 01926 405747.

GCSE English Revision Cards

If you ordered and paid for English GCSE revision cards before Easter, these are now available for collection from the Finance Office.


Events

BTEC Dance Show – Tuesday 24 April

Our inaugural Myton Dance Show is on Tuesday 24 April between 7pm and 8.15pm in the Upper School Hall.

Students from Year 9, 10 and 11 will be displaying their group pieces, class assessment work and solos. Tickets are £2 and can be purchased via ParentPay. We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Newquay Trip – Parents’ Information Meeting

On Wednesday 2 May we will be holding an information meeting for parents of Year 9 students going on the Newquay Trip. There will be two identical sessions in Lower School Hall at the following times:

6pm – student surname A-M
7pm – student surname N-Z (more…)


General News

Sicily Trip

During the Easter holidays, a group of our students in Years 8-13 spent five days in Sicily. They had the opportunity to visit Mount Etna, the Alcantara Gorge, the town of Taormina and the island of Vulcano where they climbed a volcano and swam in the sea and mud pools.

Here’s what two of the students had to say about the experience:

“The trip to Sicily was one of the best trips I’ve been on. (more…)

STEM project provides link with business

A group of Year 8 & 9 students are taking part in an initiative called Go4SET which offers a 10-week Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) project and forges links between students and employers.

Our students have decided that their project will be ‘The Business of Recycling’ and they will be linking up with Grupo Antolin based at Tachbrook Park in Leamington Spa. (more…)


Sports News

Athletics Event

Athletics practice takes place this term every Tuesday after school. We will be selecting athletes to compete in the Combined Events Athletics Championships which takes place on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 May. If you enjoy competing in many athletics events and you are interested, please let Miss Cole know.

Virtual rowing teams compete in the County School Games finals

Good luck to the U13 boys & U15 girls virtual rowing teams, who are competing in the County Finals in Coventry. This is the third year in succession that the girls have represented the district in this event and the first time for the boys team. Watch this space for the results.

Year 8 Football team win the County Cup semi final

Well done to the U13 football team who beat Nicholas Chamberlain School 7-2 on Tuesday evening to gain their place in the County Cup Final. The final will take place over the next few weeks.

The Year 9, 10, 11 and Sixth Form teams have also reached the final in their respective cup matches. The Year 11 and sixth form have their finals on Wednesday 25 April at Central Ajax. All supporters welcome.

Basketball Team Through to Finals

Congratulations to the Myton Wheelchair Basketball Team who played in the Regional Finals of the Inclusive Zone Championships in Birmingham on Monday 16 April and have won a place in the finals. This is a great achievement and we wish them luck in the next stage of the competition which takes place next week.

Tia goes from strength to strength

Year 10 student and British Ladies no 1 ranked Padel Tennis player, Tia Norton, has just returned from Spain where she has signed with a new coach and been training hard. She will travel to Ghent next month for a top ladies tournament, before competing in Madrid in July. We wish her luck this season and in her goal which is to qualify to play the World Padel Tour next year.

Warwickshire team wins Sportshall Athletics Finals

Huge congratulations to Gabriel Ball in Year 9 who helped the Warwickshire team to win the Sportshall Athletics National Finals.

Grace Fairweather also took part, achieving PBs in all her disciplines, with the team finishing 7th overall. Congratulations to you both.


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