Weekly News - 22 June 2018

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

The second of our three Year 9 trips to Newquay left school early this morning and the weather forecast for the weekend is glorious. Trip 1 returned on Monday and Trip 3 go next Friday. The three consecutive trips enable us to offer this fantastic experience to the whole year group.

Newquay is a long standing Myton tradition, almost a rite of passage for our students, and one that has now been enjoyed by almost 3,000 Myton students over the years! Based in a hotel in Newquay, they spend 3 days swimming in the sea, playing on the beach, learning to surf, body boarding, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, coasteering, kayaking, sailing, archery, watching the sun set, building sand castles and getting very little sleep. (more…)


Announcements

A reminder for drivers

A reminder for parents: if you bring your children to school by car, please drop them off well away from the school entrance. We ask that you don’t drive into the school grounds between the hours of 8.30am-8.45am in the morning and 3.10pm-3.30pm in the afternoon (2.55pm-3.15pm on a Wednesday).

This is for health and safety reasons due to the volume of students arriving/leaving the school during these key times.

Also please do not drive into the bus turning area between 8am and 9am or 3pm and 4pm as this obstructs access for buses.


Events

Diary date: Race for Life 2018

We will be holding our annual Myton School Race for Life for Years 7 & 8 on Tuesday 17 July in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Last year we raised over £2,000. Please look out for a letter with all the details.


What's on this week


General News

Prize winners at Schools’ Art Exhibition

We’re delighted to announce that a number of Myton students have won prizes for their artwork exhibited in the Schools’ Art Exhibition at St Mary’s Church in Warwick.

The following students won prizes and gift vouchers: (more…)

Carnegie Shadowing Book Group

On Monday 18 June, the Carnegie Shadowing Book Group watched the live announcement of the winners for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and Amnesty CILIP Honours Awards. The group have read eight shortlisted books, attended discussion sessions and written reviews which were posted on the CILIP Carnegie website. The winner of the Amnesty Honour was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and the Carnegie Award went to Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean.

Construction Plant Hire Careers Event

Last week we took a group of Year 7 and Year 8 students to a rather unusual careers event in Meriden. The event was aimed at exploring the career opportunities that exist within the specialised area of construction plant hire.

The students got to sit on diggers and cranes and see all kinds of plant hire equipment. They had the opportunity to interact with young people who have embarked on their own careers in the industry and talk to them about their experiences. They also got to use some virtual reality kit and see how it is being used to train staff.

It certainly opened up the students’ eyes to some new opportunities and they all came back saying how much they enjoyed the event.

Young  People’s Midsummer Concert

On Tuesday 19 June, Rebecca Jeffries, Devon Reed and India Gosai represented Myton in the Young People’s Midsummer Concert at St Mary’s Church in Warwick, where schools from across Warwick took part to showcase and celebrate their musical talent. Rebecca and Devon performed two flute duets and India performed a very challenging and fast piano piece that impressed the audience. All the money raised goes back into music in schools. (more…)

Year 12 students get a taste of studying languages

Our Year 12 A level language students attended a language conference at Aston University on Wednesday 20 June.

They had seminars in French, German and Spanish and also did taster sessions in beginners Arabic, Russian and translation skills for subtitling. It was a great day. Thanks to Mr Stone for making it possible and driving the minibus!

Dance trip to Hairspray the musical

Our Year 9 and 10 Dance students had the fantastic opportunity of watching Hairspray the musical at the New Oxford Theatre on Wednesday 20 June. This was part of their BTEC examination dance course and the trip was thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students alike! Thanks to Mrs Bayley for organising the trip.

New Sixth Form Senate appointed

We’re delighted to announce that our new Sixth Form Senate has been appointed. Standing for Senate is a great opportunity for personal development and gives students the chance to represent the school, and also to gain some valuable organisation skills, working with staff to deliver whole-school events like the Year 6 Induction Day. (more…)

Year 9 students compete in STEM competition

Five students from Year 9 have taken part in a STEM competition called Go4set. They had to work on a project over 10 weeks with the help of a mentor from industry and produce a report, give a presentation and make a model. The students showed great commitment and enthusiasm and worked very closely with the allocated mentor from Warwick University. The team chose recycling as their project and the reason was because they thought this would benefit the school. (more…)


Sports News

Myton students compete in Inter Counties Athletics Championships

Congratulations to the following students who competed for Warwickshire at the Inter Counties Athletics Championships at Alexander Stadium this week.

  • Gabriel Ball finished 5th in the shot and 4th in the relay
  • Alex Spurway was 10th in the 300m
  • Matt Ashbourne was just outside the top 10 in the shot

Well done all!

Midlands Track & Field Cup Finals

Congratulations to the Junior Girls team who finished 4th in the Midlands Athletics cup final on Friday 15 June and the Inter Boys team who finished 5th. Many of the athletes performed better than in the Warwickshire finals and allowed their team to produce a higher final score. Most athletes have gained ESAA badges for their performances and will be awarded these during the next few weeks.

Year 7 & 8 Athletics win against Aylesford

In preparation for the forthcoming District Championships, a team of Year 7 & 8 boys and girls took part in a friendly athletics fixture against Aylesford. The event consisted of 100m, 200m, 800m, relay, long jump, shot & javelin events, with 2 competitors per school in each of the events.

Myton won the Year 7 & 8 girls and Year 8 boys competition, losing narrowly in the Year 7 event, but winning overall.

Myton hosts rounders tournament

On Thursday 21 June, we hosted a rounders tournament at Myton School with 8 other local schools taking part and two teams from Myton. Well done to everyone who took part, especially our A team, who lost the semi-final by half a rounder to finish joint third.

Sam meets Johanna Konta

Well done to Sam Parsons in Year 8, who attended the tennis championship in Nottingham last week where he managed to get a selfie with Johanna Konta!


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