Weekly News - 14 June 2019

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents & Carers

We are now approaching the last few exams of the season and I would like to congratulate the students in Years 11 and 13 for the way they have tackled them this year. It is a very busy period for the students and they come under increasing pressure, but they have dealt with it well. Well done to all of you and keep going for these last few days.

I had the pleasure of welcoming back to school an ex-student this week. Neil Adams attended Myton in the 70s and then went on to worldwide success in Judo, achieving two Olympic silver medals, World Championship gold and multiple European gold medals and he recently achieved ninth dan ranking. He continues to work in Judo as a trainer and coach, as well as travelling the world as a commentator. Those of a certain generation might remember him as a competitor on Superstars. (more…)


Announcements

Thank you

A big thank you to all of the Year 7 and Year 12 students who volunteered their time to meet and greet the 100 or so Year 6 students and their families who have visited the school over the past two weeks for extra transition sessions. The students have answered questions and led tours around the school; they have been excellent ambassadors for Myton.

We are now looking forward to our main transition day for Year 6 on Thursday 27 June.

Miss Hawkes and Mrs Atkins

Can you spare 5 minutes to give us your feedback

What do you think of the clubs we run at Myton? Is there anything you’d like to see on offer that isn’t currently available? As you may know, we’re planning to launch a ’50 things to do before you leave Myton’ challenge with students in Year 7 and 8. We’d love to hear your feedback and have created a quick survey that you can do in just 5 minutes: we’d be really grateful if you would complete the survey.

If you’d like to email your feedback, please contact Deputy Head, Mr Jones on jones.s@myton.co.uk. Thank you.

Change to May bank holiday 2020

You may have seen in the news that next year’s May bank holiday has been moved from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May in order to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The school holiday dates have been amended accordingly. If you need to check any of the term dates for next year they are all listed on our website: Term Dates


Events

Sports Day – Thursday 4 July

Due to the weather forecast, Sports Day has been postponed until Thursday 4 July.

Students will have lessons as normal on Wednesday 19 and should attend in uniform and bring their books with them.

Art Exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Warwick

A selection of our students’ artwork will be on display at St Mary’s Church in Warwick this month. The schools’ art exhibition will be running from Friday 14 June – Sunday 30 June, Mon–Sat 10am–5pm and Sun 12.30pm-5pm, with the last entry at 4pm. Please go along and see the fabulous work on display by our students and other local schools.

Tickets on sale for Alice in Wonderland

Tickets are now on sale for our drama production, Alice in Wonderland, which will take place on Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Friday 28 June 2019 at 7pm.

Tickets are available on Parentpay and cost £4 for adults and £3 for children.

Myton’s PTA are holding a Wonderland Raffle and have some great prizes including: (more…)


What's on this week


General News

Year 9 students help out with French Day

On Thursday 13 June, a group of our Year 9 students went to Coten End Primary School to help with their French Day. They each delivered an assembly, spoke in French and explained to the children about language learning in secondary school. They then helped in a range of classes, supporting the younger students with various French workshops. (more…)

Former Myton student excels in world of Atomic Energy

Katriya Sabin, who left Myton Sixth Form in 2016, has been making a name for herself in the world of atomic energy. On leaving Myton, Katriya decided to go down the apprenticeship route and joined the UKAEA (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority). She has recently been involved in a project to develop a travelling exhibition on fusion energy, the details of which were recently published on the EUROfusion website. We wish her all the best and send her congratulations on her success so far.

Prize winners for Cyclone Idai raffle

Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets to raise money for those affected by Cyclone Idai and well done to all the prize winners:

  • 5th prize – chocolate egg – Mr Jones
  • 4th prize – chocolate egg – James Everett – G3
  • 3rd prize – £5 Amazon voucher – Grace Higgin – B1
  • 2nd prize – £10 Amazon voucher – Beatrice Leung – L4
  • 1st prize – £15 Amazon voucher – Ishwar Khangura – 6L1

Francesca recognised as rising star

Congratulations to Francesca Graff in Year 8 who has received a commendation in the Rising Star category at the ‘Woman Who’ awards, last week.

Francesca, who is youngest person to ever win this accolade, was recognised for her contribution to women and sport and her media work, including her leading role in the Lillington football presentation evenings. The judges felt Francesca was a wonderful role model and thoroughly deserved this award. Very well done!

Mitchell raises £340 for Stonewall

Congratulations to Mitchell Burns-Jackson who completed the 10K Two Castles run at the weekend, raising over £340 for the Stonewall charity. Well done!

Helping girls with self-esteem

From September, we are going to be working with the local charity Flourish, who will be coming into school to work with some of our female students in order to improve their self-esteem and resilience. We’re grateful to our PTA, the Friends of Myton School, who are funding this initiative (and to all those families who have contributed to FOMS events).

You might be interested to know that the charity also offers a mentoring programme in the community. If your daughter is struggling with low self-esteem, is struggling with low mood, anxiety or other mental health issues you can find out more about the programme on the Flourish website or by contacting them on 07732 825721.


Sports News

Next week’s sports

Please keep up-to-date using the PE noticeboard, our online sports calendar and @MytonPE Twitter account. We aim to keep everything up to date, but occasionally there are changes to the programme due to fixtures and meetings, so please do check with your coach too.

Several fixtures including athletics, tennis and rounders take place next week:

  • Monday – Midlands Track & Field Cup Final for Inter boys and Junior girls teams (Nuneaton)
  • Tuesday – U13 Tennis vs Bablake (away)
  • Tuesday – Year 7 & 8 Athletics event at Aylesford
  • Wednesday – Sports Day
  • Wednesday – U15 Girls Tennis vs Nicholas Chamberlain (away)
  • Thursday – Year 8 Rounders Tournament (Myton)

Year 7 girls compete in mini relays event

Well done to the 12 students who took part in a mini relays event at Myton on Wednesday 12 June against Kingsley, Aylesford and King’s High. The fixture included a range of relay-based events over different distances and obstacles and saw Myton win three of the events

Andrew selected for West Midlands Basketball Squad

Congratulations to Andrew Tongue in Year 8 who has been selected for the West Midlands region to play Basketball in the U13 squad in a national tournament to be held in Manchester in July.

Andrew, who plays for the Warwickshire Hawks, entered the trials as part of an England development programme for basketball. Best of luck to him!

Myton students perform well at Warwickshire Schools Athletics Championships

Several Myton students competed at the Warwickshire Schools Athletics Championships on Saturday 8 June and, despite wet and windy conditions, they did really well.

Five students won their events including Lauren Ashbourne, Sophie Hunt, Charlotte Ratley, Charlotte Booth and Gabriel Ball, and several others gained top 3 places including Ella Bower, Alex Spurway, Jack Bower, Isaac Bogle, Will Burns and Rob Marlow.

Many of these students have now been selected to compete for Warwickshire in the Inter Counties Championships this weekend. We wish them well for the competition.


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