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Archived Weekly News - 22 November 2019

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents & Carers

We’re really excited about the hustings event we’re hosting at Myton next week. Candidates from Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Green and Brexit parties will all be appearing on the panel and the audience will be made up of young people from here at Myton and Coten End Primary School.

We’ve had some very challenging and well-informed questions submitted by students from all year groups, covering a wide range of issues regarding local, national and global politics. Earlier today I met with our Head of Politics (Mr Sykes, who is going to be chairing the event) and we selected 12 questions to be put to the panel. It promises to be a great event; one that I hope will inspire the future generation of voters. (more…)


Announcements

School Uniform orders over Christmas

Our school uniform suppliers, Stitch Tech are going to be carrying out essential maintenance work at their factory and showroom and need to close down over the Christmas period. They have asked us to let you know that the last day the uniform shop will be open is Friday 20 December and it won’t re-open until Friday 6 January 2020. You can still make online orders over Christmas and they will be fulfilled on 6 January.

Collecting GCSE certificates

Students will be able to collect their certificates before school on Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 December 2019 between 7.30am and 8.15am.

If you would like to nominate someone to collect your certificates on your behalf, you will need to complete a permission form (Certificate Collection Permission Form 2019) and your representative must bring the signed form and their photo ID along with them.

Any certificates that are not collected will be posted out to the address held on the school information system using second class post in February 2020.

Second-hand Uniform Sale

Sue from the PTA will be holding another second-hand uniform sale in Upper School Reception during the Year 7 Parents’ Evening on Thursday 5 December between 6-7.30pm. On sale will be logoed items of uniform and PE kit in return for a small donation. All money raised goes to the school.

School lottery

Our PTA has teamed up with a company called ‘Your School Lottery’ to launch a Myton School lottery. Tickets will 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.

Children in Need

Thank you to everyone who donated to Children in Need last Friday. Our Year 7-11 non-uniform day raised £825.96. And our sixth formers raised £445.07 with a sports quiz, a cake sale, a duck race and their own non-uniform day.

Well done to form 6L1 who won the duck race and will receive a cake – a ‘Beakwell Tart’ to be precise!


Events

Year 8 Winter Ball

A reminder that on Thursday 19 December, 6-8pm we will be holding a Winter Ball/Disco for all Year 8 students. The theme is the Yule Ball from Harry Potter and students can come in fancy dress if they would like to. Tickets cost £4 (includes ‘butterbeer’) and are available on ParentPay. The event is being organised by FOMS and will take place in our Lower School Hall. Please ensure that all students are picked up after the event.

Taster lessons for Year 11

During the first two weeks in December we will be running a ‘Progression Fortnight’ for current Year 11 students. As part of this event, students who are considering which subjects they’d like to study post-16 are invited to attend taster lessons after school to give them a better idea of what’s in store and help them with their decisions. (more…)


What's on this week


General News

Students gain valuable cycling skills

Over three days this week, we ran free advanced cycling skills courses for students in partnership with Warwickshire County Council and Cycle Confident. Students received a certificate in Level 3 Bikeability which involved using complex road junctions, roundabouts, multi-lane roads and traffic lights.

(more…)

Election Hustings at Myton

A big thank you to everyone involved in the Election Hustings held at Myton on Tuesday evening. Local candidates from Labour, the Conservatives, the Greens, the Lib Dems, and the Brexit Party all agreed to be on our panel, chaired by Mr Sykes, and answer questions from an audience made up of young people from Myton and Coten End Primary School. (more…)

Year 8 students compete in Faraday Challenge

On Wednesday 27 November, we hosted a Faraday Challenge STEM event in school run by the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology). A team of six Year 8 students from Myton competed with teams from Nicholas Chamberlain, Trinity, King’s High, Warwick and Kenilworth schools in a hands-on, problem solving and critical thinking challenge. (more…)

Year 7 Cupcake Challenge a great success

On Monday 25 November, our Year 7s took part in a Cupcake Challenge event designed to develop a range of skills including: listening, presenting, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.

They were tasked with creating and marketing a new range of cupcakes and packaging for a specific target market. (more…)

Annual Careers Fair opens eyes to new possibilities

On Tuesday 26 November we held our annual Careers Fair for Years 9–13. Attending were universities, apprenticeship providers and colleges, along with representatives from engineering, the NHS, IT, law, accountancy, town planning, surveying, hospitality, estate agency, banking, youth work, outdoor education, hairdressing, the police, army and RAF and theatre. (more…)

Year 13 trip to ‘Into Film’ festival

On Monday 18 November, Year 13 Film Studies students enjoyed a trip to the ‘Into Film’ festival in Coventry. This is a free, annual, nationwide celebration of film and education for 5-19 year olds. Students saw an exclusive screening of Rocketman, the musical biopic of Elton John’s colourful life, and went on location filming at the ice rink.

Head Girl Katie said, “The Into Film festival was great. A fantastic opportunity to see a film together. The film was also great and an innovative genre piece.”


Sports News

Hockey result

Very well done to the U14 girls Hockey team who competed in the Warwickshire Tier 3 tournament at Stratford High on Thursday 21 November. They won 1, drew 3 and lost 1 game, finishing in second place with 6 points.

Football results

Myton’s U16 Football team were knocked out of the Coventry Telegraph Cup on Wednesday 20 November by a very talented Kenilworth School team.

Well done to the U15 boys, who beat Kenilworth 4-3 on Tuesday 19 November.

The U15 girls team also won their 2 league matches with wins over Kenilworth and Southam B team.


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