Weekly News - 17 January 2020

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

As a maths teacher myself, I am always keen to share my love of the subject with students and help them to see how important maths is in everyday life. One way of getting this message across is by taking maths out of the classroom. We run various initiatives in school where our maths classes get together with other subjects to explore, for example, the maths of football and other sports.

We also host and compete in several Maths Challenge events throughout the year. These are designed by the UK Maths Trust with the aim of promoting a love of problem solving through a range of different team and individual maths competitions. Each year we invite teams from local primary schools to come along and take part in the Primary Maths Challenge, our Year 7-11 students compete in the Junior and Intermediate Individual Maths Challenges and our Sixth Form mathematicians compete in team and individual challenges, usually with some success. (more…)


Announcements

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award – an update

Thanks to all the parents who came along to our Duke of Edinburgh Parents’ Information Evening in December. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get ready to start enrolling young people on the programme and will be sending out invitation letters and enrolment forms in the next two weeks. (more…)

Thinking about teaching?

The President Kennedy Teaching School Alliance is holding an experience day for anyone who is thinking of training to teach and wants to find out more. The event takes place at Myton School on Thursday 23 January between 9.30-12 midday. As some of you may be aware, Myton School is a partner in this alliance and we work with Warwick University and a large consortium of schools to attract people into teaching and train them. (more…)

School lottery

A reminder that we now have a Myton School lottery. Tickets cost just £1 per ticket, per week and 40% of all ticket sales will be donated to our school. There is a guaranteed cash prize to someone on our supporter list every week and a further chance of winning £25,000 in a separate draw every week. Draws are every Saturday at 8pm and results will be posted online.

Find out more and sign up on our Your School Lottery web page.

Care 4 Calais Collection

We are once again coordinating a collection for the refugees in Calais. We are collecting the following items:

  • clean, unisex T-shirts
  • deodorants
  • packs of wet wipes
  • packs of biscuits

(more…)

Myton Ski/Snowboard Trip 2021

A reminder that Mr Hibbard will be holding an assembly in Upper School Hall on Friday 24 January at 1.30pm to talk about the next Myton Ski Trip to Ponte Di Legno, Italy in 2021. We’ll also be sending letters out to parents on that date.


Events

Tickets on sale for Rock of Ages

A reminder that tickets are now on sale for our drama production, Rock of Ages, which will take place in the Upper School Hall on Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 January at 7pm. Tickets are available on ParentPay and cost £4 for adults and £3 for children.

Our PTA (FOMS) are looking for volunteers to help serve refreshments on all three nights. If you can spare an hour or more between 6pm-8.30pm on any of the dates, please email foms@myton.co.uk or get in touch using the FOMS online noticeboard. Many thanks.


What's on this week


General News

English trip to The Boy in the Dress

On Thursday 16 January, 75 of our Year 8 students went to the RSC in Stratford to see The Boy in the Dress. It was a fantastic evening and was made even more special because Myton student, Arjun, was performing. Next week we’ll be going back with a mixed group of Year 8 and 9 students. They are in for a real treat.

Year 12 Politics trip to Westminster

On Monday 13 January, our Year 12 politics students visited Westminster to gain a valuable insight into how the British Parliament operates.

The day began with a guided tour around Parliament – starting with the Great Hall (which is the oldest part of the Palace, dating back to the 1300s) and ending with a visit to both chambers. From this, the students were able to appreciate the differences between the House of Lords and the House of Commons. They also witnessed the ennoblement of Baroness Nicky Morgan and Lord Zac Goldsmith in the House of Lords. (more…)

Ballroom and Latin Dance Workshop

On Thursday 16 January our Year 9 BTEC Dance groups had the fantastic opportunity to participate in a Ballroom and Latin Workshop with choreographer Frankie Smith from Zest Dance.

Despite the initial nerves, the students had a thoroughly amazing experience and learnt pieces of choreography from the Cha Cha Cha, Argentinian Tango and the Charleston.

Huge well done to everyone who took part!


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.

Interested in becoming a Sports Leader?

If any students are interested in developing key skills and leading others in sports, then please get a letter from Miss Cole to take part in the Sports Leaders level 1 course.

Year 11 football result

Well done to the Year 11 Football team who played in the 7-a-side tournament at Southam College on Wednesday 15 January. They got knocked out on penalties in the semi-finals, finishing third overall.

U13 hockey tournament

On Tuesday 14 January our U13 hockey team took part in a county tournament at Stratford High School. Despite the weather, they enjoyed the opportunity to play several games, winning one and drawing the other three. Well done everyone!


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