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Archived Weekly News - 1 March 2019

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

In a week when youth crime is once again the focus of national debate, we have been fortunate enough to host an event delivered by the crime prevention charity, Prison? Me? No Way!

We run this event each year for our Year 9 students and the aim is to raise awareness of the causes, consequences and impact of crime. Students attend a range of talks and workshops throughout the day designed to make them think about the choices they make that might affect themselves, their futures and society as a whole.

The charity brings together volunteers from the Prison Service as well as Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, the West Midlands Ambulance Service, and Warwickshire Police. Students had the chance to hear an ex-offender talk about choices and consequences, see a fully furnished replica prison cell and consider the impact of anti-social behaviour. They also saw Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service in action at a mock road traffic accident. (more…)

Head Teacher

Dear Parents & Carers

We’ve had a very busy first week of the new half term in the unseasonal sunshine, and it’s been great to see the students settle back into school so quickly.

On Tuesday, Year 7 students took part in an hour-long workshop delivered by an organisation called Diversity Role Models. It was designed to equip them with the skills to recognise, prevent and challenge gender and sexuality-based bullying and discrimination. Students had the chance to explore stereotypes and address misconceptions around gender and sexuality with volunteers from different careers and walks of life who are part of the LGBT+ community.

On Wednesday, our Sixth Formers were off timetable for a day of workshops and talks on apprenticeships run by an organisation called the Young Professionals. (more…)


Cycling on one-way streets

If your child cycles to school and their route involves any one-way streets, please make sure they understand the rules of the road. Accidents can happen so easily and we have had a recent report of students who were cycling the wrong way down Broad Street, Warwick being involved in a near-collision with a motorist.

Year 8 Bushcraft Trip

Year 8 families will be receiving a letter from us next week about a 3-day residential bushcraft trip taking place in early July.

On Tuesday 19 March, we will be holding an assembly in school for all of Year 8 and a parents’ information evening on the same day to explain what the trip involves and give you a ‘taster’ of this exciting experience.

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).


Diary date – Year 11 Prom

The Year 11 Prom is being held on Thursday 11 July 2019 at Stratford Manor Hotel.

Tickets are £32 and are available on ParentPay until Friday 29 March. The price includes a 3-course dinner plus dancing and entertainment.

Any queries to Miss Wyatt:

Spring tidy up of wildlife area

A reminder that we are having a spring tidy up of our wildlife pond and allotment area on Friday 15 March. If you are able to lend a hand, please meet at the Sports Hall car park at 3.30pm and bring gardening gloves and tools if you have them. Refreshments will be provided. Any queries, please contact Mark Simmons on Many thanks!

Science Week at Myton

Next week is Science Week and we will be running some lunchtime events to mark the occasion.

Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 March

Join Mr Wallis for his amazing Chemistry Tour of the School! Meet at the entrance to the science block at the start of lunch.

Wednesday 13 March – S3 – Body Parts

Thursday 14 March – S7 – The Chemistry of Fireworks

Friday 15 March – S1 – Physics to make your hair stand on end!

Rock night – Monday 4 March

We will be holding a rock night on Monday 4 March at 7pm in the Upper School Hall. The event will include performances from student bands, small groups and soloists from all years.

Tickets are available on ParentPay and cost £1 for students and £3 for parents. Hope to see you there.

What's on this week

General News

Year 7 Cupcake Challenge a great success

On Friday 8 March 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…)

French students celebrate Mardi Gras

Mr Stone and his Year 12 language students celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday 5 March by making ‘les crêpes’ and writing up their recipes in French. Ooh la la!

The Magic Flute

On Thursday 7 March a group of Myton’s musicians had a fabulous evening watching Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute performed by Welsh National Opera at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

World Book Day 2019

We celebrated World Book Day in style on Thursday 7 March. Thanks to all staff and students who came to school dressed up as a character from a book: originality and creativity abounded. Thanks also for all the donations to the charity, Young People First.

Congratulations to all our prize winners and especially to Tia Sud, who came as Malala, and won the prize for the best dressed Year 7 student. (more…)

Year 11 Food Practicals

Congratulations to the Year 11 Food & Nutrition students who worked so hard on their final practical assessments this week and produced some fantastic food.

Head of Department, Mrs Ross said: “I am so proud of the students. They worked very hard and produced fantastic products demonstrating skills that would even give Gordon Ramsay a run for his money. Well done Year 11 and thanks to the parents for their wonderful support.” (more…)

Rock Night – a great success

On Monday 4 March, we hosted our first ever Rock Night. It was a great night, hopefully the first of many, with performances from students in Years 7-13 featuring music ranging from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to the Arctic Monkeys.

Year 7 students Rhiannon Hewitt, Sophie Bradshaw, Rohini Patel and Toby Swan made their band debut with their first ever live performance, while sixth form students closed the night with a set including an original song Stolen.  (more…)

Local author visits Myton

We were privileged to welcome established local author, Lauren James into school on Wednesday 6 March. Lauren, who has a degree in Chemistry and Physics from the University of Nottingham, started writing during her English lessons whilst at secondary school. Her books have sold over 50,000 copies in the UK alone and have been translated into five languages. She gave an inspiring talk about her writing to groups of students from Years 7 to 9 and explained how scientific research has inspired her novels.

Myton Ski Trip 2019

An account of the recent Myton Ski Trip from Charlotte Booth and Faith Tooze:

“During February half term, 40 students across all year groups, along with 5 teachers travelled 26 hours by coach to the ski resort of Ponte di Legno in Italy. Some of the group had skied before, but for most it was their first time on the slopes. (more…)

Sports News

Year 9 & 10 Virtual Rowing Team Success

Congratulations to both the girls and boys Year 9 & 10 virtual rowing teams, who have won through to the County Finals next month, having won the Central Area competition. The Year 7 & 8 teams both finished runners-up in this competition.

Year 7 Football Tournament at Southam College

The Year 7 team played a small-sided tournament at Southam College on Wednesday 6 March. They unfortunately did not win, but did themselves proud, only losing one game and drawing their other games. They have a game against Southam on Thursday 21 March.

Year 7 Trampolining Competition

Well done to our Year 7 trampolining team who competed this week in the District Trampolining Competition. Jess Higgs came third in the individual competition and the whole team narrowly missed out on the top spot to Aylesford, finishing runners up.

Netball & Hockey Results

Well done to the U16 Netball team who beat Shipston 14-6 and to the Year 9 team who, on the same night, drew 9-9 against them. The U13 and U15 mixed hockey teams both lost against Shipston but in well fought and close games.

U13 Football Team Success

Well done to the Year 8 Football team who beat a strong North Leamington team on Tuesday 5 March, 4-1. The team played really well and maintained their unbeaten record in both the Cup and the League.

Myton Cubs win West Midlands final

Huge congratulations to the Myton Cubs who won the West Midlands final of the BWB Inclusive Zone Basketball Final in Birmingham on Tuesday 5 March and have won a spot at the National Finals to be played in Worcester Arena in May.

Year 7 Netball tournament

The Myton Year 7 Netball team played very well at this week’s tournament hosted by North Leamington School. They won 3 games, drew 2 and only lost one by a single goal to finish second in their group. Final results and positions to follow.

Silver medals for Myton’s badminton team

Well done to the Key Stage 3 Badminton team, who reached the final of the School Games competition this week. They lost to Higham Lane in the final to gain silver medals for Central Warwickshire.

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