Weekly News - 15 February 2019

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

Yesterday it was my dubious pleasure to take part in the sixth form’s I’m a Celebrity eating challenge, part of their money-raising activities this week. I accepted their invitation some time ago, assuming I would spend Thursday lunchtime chewing my way through various bits of a kangaroo or similar.

I was joined by some sixth formers, Mr Larner and Mr Stone and we walked into a baying mob of Year 12s and 13s, all seemingly keen to watch their friends and teachers in great discomfort, made worse by the blindfolds we were all quickly made to wear. As it happened, it was more of a supermarket-based eating challenge rather than insects and bits of kangaroo (not sure why, but I am strangely disappointed by this). (more…)


Announcements

New SchoolPost Communication System

This week we have launched our new parent communication system: SchoolPost. We will use the system to send you emails (and occasionally text messages). It also provides you with a personal online inbox where you can view a record of all your messages from the school and complete simple reply forms.   (more…)

500 Words Short Story Competition

BBC Radio 2 are once again running their 500 Words short story-writing competition. It’s open to children up to the age of 13 and the closing date for entries is Friday 8 March.

All the details about the competition are on the BBC website.

Students can write and submit their own stories independently via the BBC website. If they would like any help or advice with developing an idea, drafting their story or submitting it online, they should see Miss Reece (Room H1) or Mrs Meredith (Room E10).

Year 8 Parents’ Evening

All Year 8 parents should have received an email from us inviting them to the Parents’ Evening on Thursday 28 Feb 2019. Appointments are available between 4.30pm and 8pm and can be booked on our online booking system which will open for bookings at 7.30am on Saturday 16 February.

If you are having difficulty booking appointments, please contact Miss Dickinson at dickinson.s@myton.co.uk.


Events

Public meeting – SEND education

A public meeting on the subject of ‘How do we make sure that children with SEND get the education they deserve?’ is being held on Thursday 7 March, 7-9pm at Leamington Town Hall on the Parade.

The meeting is being organised by SEND Crisis Warwickshire, a group of parents, educationalists, campaigners and councillors who are trying to highlight how the funding crisis in education is impacting on families and children with SEND. (more…)

Second-hand Uniform Sale

FOMS will be selling items from their second-hand uniform shop during half term in Upper School Reception on Monday 18 February between 9am-10am.

On sale are logoed items of uniform and PE kit in return for a small donation. All money raised goes to the school.

If anyone is having a clear out of old uniform and would like to donate the logoed items (ie not trousers, shirts or jumpers), please drop them off at Upper School Reception at any time. Many thanks.


What's on this week


General News

Sixth Form Fundraising Week Raises £500+

Well done to all the sixth formers involved in this week’s fundraising activities. They have raised over £500 with a range of activities including: Valentine’s Bingo, staff car washing, Valentine’s Day rose delivery, I’m a Celebrity eating challenge, plus a red/pink-themed non uniform day.

All the money raised goes towards the Year 13 Leavers’ Ball at Ardencote Manor on 4 July 2019.

Students gain valuable cycling skills

Many thanks to Warwickshire County Council for funding the free advanced cycling skills courses we ran in school this week.

The sessions were offered in partnership with Cycle Confident and students received a certificate in Level 3 Bikeability which involved using complex road junctions, roundabouts, multi-lane roads and traffic lights.

We hope to offer further sessions later in the year.

Sarah publishes first novel

Sarah Hinks in Year 13 has completed and self-published her first novel, Galex, a science fiction fantasy in which supreme galactic overlord, Galex’s hedonistic lifestyle is shattered when a mysterious force from his past re-emerges.

Sarah, an English Language A level student and a keen reader and librarian, has written the novel as part of her Extended Project Qualification. If anyone would like to read it, there is a copy available in the school library. Well done Sarah on this fantastic achievement!


Sports News

Tia Norton to play Rounders for England

Tia Norton has been chosen as the main bowler for the England U16 Rounders team, following recent trials.

Tia also plays Padel Tennis and has just signed a new 3-year deal with her sponsor. She won her first competition this year, and is looking to compete overseas soon. Later this year she will play at least one competition on the professional circuit with her GB coach and will also compete in the Ladies European Championships and the Junior World Championships.

Myton Sports Leaders support SEND Netball Festival

As part of their Sports Leaders Level 1 award, Myton sports leaders helped support and lead netball-based warm-ups and drills as well as umpire games at Thursday’s Warwickshire SEND Active and England Netball Festival.

The event was won by Round Oak School and the teachers and event organisers were highly impressed by the sports leaders and their interaction with the students.

Table Tennis Competition Results

Myton hosted the U16 School Games event this week in Table Tennis and finished runners up in the competition after losing to North Leamington A team.

U16 Football team lose to West Coventry Academy

In a tough match against West Coventry Academy, the U16 team played some great football to lead the game 3-1 at half time. They kept possession of the ball well for the next 10 minutes of the second half, but then succumbed to the pressure of the opposition towards the end of the second half, conceding 2 goals, for a 3-3 result at full time. Penalties followed and an early miss by Myton put them under pressure which they were unfortunately not able to turn around. This is a great shame for a talented team with some brilliant individual play throughout the game.

Warwickshire Swimming Championships

Congratulations to Abby Jolley, Ed Jolly, Rebecca Greenwood and Joe Deauvall who all achieved podium finishes and/or personal bests at the recent Warwickshire Swimming Championships.


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