Weekly News - 3 December 2021

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

This week I have had the pleasure of spending time with groups of children who have been involved in interviews that have taken place in school. The Senior Senate were magnificent in their position as tour guides and advocates for Myton and a panel of students from Years 7-12 confidently sat with candidates answering questions and giving their insights into Myton. Our candidates were extremely impressed with the way in which they all presented themselves and our school.

This is on the back of a period of student voice where all our departments and strategic areas have interviewed or surveyed panels of students on their views of strengths and areas to improve at Myton School. It is vital for our school improvement plans that we listen to our students and gain their perspective. They are always honest, indeed often crushingly honest, about what they would like to see change and whilst there are some predictable comments eg sort the toilets please (in hand, see previous weekly) they always identify things about the school which need to change which we may not have considered. (more…)


Announcements

Remote Learning Update

Please see link for updated information regarding remote learning should this be required for your child.

Christmas Card Competition Winners

 

Thank you to everyone who entered our Christmas Card Competition.  The winners were Lauren from Year 12 and Izzy from Year 9 who have both received a £10 gift voucher and copies of their cards printed and ready to send.  Well done!  Some of our other talented entries can be seen below. (more…)

Warwickshire Secondary Book Award 2022

Calling all Year 7 and 8 students – Would you like to join the School Library Service Warwickshire Book Awards for 2022?  If you enjoy reading – then this is for you! All you have to do is either pop in to the LRC or e-mail your request to lrc@myton.co.uk with the subject heading WSBA22. Please include your full name and your form group.  The closing date is 17/12/21 – so don’t delay, sign up today! (more…)

Come join our Chess Club!

Become a Chess Pro or just come along for the fun of the game!

Chess Club is now back in full flow! Book your place at the club for friendship, fun, free chess tutoring and maybe if you brave enough the odd competition! We meet every Monday in the LRC  from 15:15 till 16:00.

New Karate Club

This week we launched our new after school karate club which was definitely not Cobra Kai much more Miyagi doe!

The instructor kindly provided a free session for students to have a taste of what’s to come! It was great fun with a real mix of abilities.  If your son or daughter would like to join this group please click this link to book these fabulous classes beginning on 16 December 2021.


General News

Movember

Over the last 4 weeks, Year 12 have been raising money for the global charity, Movember! The money raised is used to reduce Men’s mental health stigma through charities and global outreach programmes.

The year group organised two big events and all of Year 12 worked hard to spread the word to families and friends; (more…)

Forest School go bananas and build shelters!

Last week at forest school Year 7, 8 and 9 students were out and about practising fire control which included cooking delicious banana splits. We were very surprised to find lots of bananas growing on our trees at the back of the school!

This week at Forest School students were building emergency survival shelters   There were some great shelters made and both students and Mr Apostol had fun trying them out!

Safety around buses

We have been contacted by Stagecoach buses who are concerned that students are walking in front and behind vehicles while vehicles are entering in and out of the turning circle.

Due to the blind spot, drivers cannot always see students and they are also concerned that the tail swing of the bus could hit one of them.

Please could you speak to your children about crossing safely by the turning circle, watching out for  the buses and making sure that drivers are aware of them.

Cycling and Headphones

A member of the public called today regarding one of our students who fell off his bike whilst crossing Myton Crescent wearing headphones whilst traffic was turning.  Fortunately he was unhurt.  If your child cycles to school please remind them that they should not wear their headphones whilst cycling as they are unable to hear traffic noises around them.  We appreciate your help in speaking to your children about this important safety message.

Careers in the RAF

Last week we had a really interesting presentation from the RAF.  Over 50 students from Years 10 and 11 attended to find out more about the career opportunities that exist within the RAF, the role of the RAF and their capabilities.  Details were also provided about their application process and the benefits that are available if you have a career with them.

Senior Maths Challenge Success

Last month all of our sixth form mathematicians took part in the annual Senior Maths Challenge, run nationally by the UK Mathematics Trust. The challenge consists of 25 fiendishly difficult multiple-choice questions, an example of which is below.

We are extremely pleased to announce that over half of our students were awarded either a bronze, silver or gold award, including three students who came in the top 10% nationally and so qualify for the next round. (more…)


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