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Archived Weekly News - 26 June 2020

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parent and Carers

We find ourselves, again, waiting for government guidance on how we reopen in September. From what is leaking out through the papers at the moment, it seems that we will be able to open with our full cohorts and that there will be no requirements for social distancing in classrooms. This is all press speculation at the moment, but it is encouraging that we can plan for everyone back, albeit with a range of measures to mitigate risk of spreading the virus.

What I fear is that as soon as the guidance is issued, it will trigger another very public row between the government and the teaching unions – something which only serves to damage our profession. I am heartily sick of watching these arguments go back and forth and – whether it’s the way they are reported or whether these things really are said by the main protagonists – I can’t relate to any of it. (more…)


Announcements

Library books

Our LRC staff are running a ‘click and collect’ service for library books. If you’re coming into school for your meetings, you can pick up and return library books. All details of how to reserve items from the LRC are on Show My Homework.

If you have any problems please email lrc@myton.co.uk.

  • Years 7- 9 – Pick up and deposit your books in the Upper School reception area.
  • Years 10 and 12 – Pick up and deposit your books in the Lower School foyer.

Message from Public Health Warwickshire

We’ve been asked to share this message with you from Public Health Warwickshire:

During Covid-19, local GPs have reported a drop in the uptake of pregnancy, infant and pre-school booster vaccinations in Warwickshire. Attending routine vaccination appointments is important, as it helps to stop an outbreak of serious vaccine-preventable diseases such as Measles, Meningitis and whooping cough. (more…)

Letter to Year 7-9 parents

A letter has been emailed today to parents of students in Years 7, 8 & 9 about meetings between form tutors and students. Please make sure you check your email or your SchoolPost inbox. You can login to your SchoolPost inbox here.

Students do not need to be in school uniform for the meetings but they should be dressed respectfully (no midriffs to be visible please).


What's on this week


General News

Video message to Myton students from author Tom Palmer

Reading for pleasure has many benefits such as lowering levels of stress and depression, helping us to understand the world, increasing our empathy, and boosting us academically.

Children’s author Tom Palmer has recorded this video message to all Myton students about reading and choosing books that you want to read. Watch the video on YouTube.

Golf tuition and marshmallow towers

Mr Heggs decided to add an unusual element to his teaching recently by heading out to the field and doing some golf tuition. By the end of the session, everyone had managed to hit the ball and Fraser H hit the furthest shot of the day.

Mr Heggs said: “Good fun was had by all and no damage was done – we replaced all divots!” (more…)

Swim England petition to re-open pools

Sam M in Year 7, who is a keen swimmer, has asked us to share this petition with you: Swim England – petition to open our pools.

Sam says: “I normally train 6 days a week with the City of Coventry Swim Team and I have aspirations to be an Olympic swimmer someday. Since lockdown began, it has been really difficult not to be able to train. We had all expected to be back in the pool sometime in July but the government has announced that they do not expect this to happen. Please support me, my teammates, and all the elite swimmers in the UK who are not allowed to get back in the water and train.”


Sports News

Next week – our very own virtual Olympics

The Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire virtual Olympics starts on Monday 29 June.

There are 4 Olympic sports: Football, Gymnastics, Athletics and Sitting Volleyball. Each sport has a challenge to complete and a support video showcasing an elite athlete. The competition will take place over 2 weeks and students will be notified of the challenges starting on Monday via @MytonPE and Show My Homework.

There will be certificates for all entries and prizes on offer for top placed students.

National School Sports Week 

Thank you to everyone who got involved in National School Sports week at Myton.

The PE staff have been providing videos and challenges for students all week. Students have been asked to submit their personal challenge sheet with a chance of being randomly selected to win 1 of 5 sports prizes.

Further skills session and challenges will appear on Show My Homework for students to try over the next few weeks, so please do get involved and try your daily exercise challenge.

Virtual basketball competition results

Well done to everyone who took part in last week’s virtual basketball competition. Myton finished 2nd in Central Warwickshire and 3rd in the county for participation, so very well done everyone. (more…)


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