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Archived 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

Please help us raise funds for the school

Many thanks to everyone who has registered with easyfundraising. If you haven’t yet signed up, it’s quick and easy to do. It’s a free service that allows us to raise money every time you do your online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation and it’s completely free. We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/mytonschool/

Maintenance Works to Castle Bridge in Warwick during March and April

Warwickshire County Council will be carrying out planned essential works to Castle Bridge in Warwick during the week commencing Monday 4 March, and lasting up to six weeks. During this period, the footpath on the St Nicholas Park (boat house) side of the bridge will be closed, and pedestrians will be diverted to the other side via pedestrian crossings.

New SchoolPost Communication System

Before half term we 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…)


Events

FOMS meeting

The next meeting for the Friends of Myton School or FOMS will take place on Monday 4 March at 7pm in the Conference Room (just come into Upper School Reception and go up the stairs then turn right). Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there. Any questions, please email foms@myton.co.uk.

World Book Day 2019

World Book Day is on Thursday 7 March 2019. This year we would like to encourage all students to dress up as a literary character. However, anyone who does not feel comfortable doing so can come to school in non-school uniform.

£1 donations on the gate and on ParentPay please for Young People First, a local charity that offers support to young people.


What's on this week


General News

Year 9 Photography trip

The week before half term, our Year 9 Photography students went on two separate trips to Birmingham. They started at the Custard Factory and walked through the city centre to the top of the new library, taking photographs on the way. The photos they took will be used in a project this term.

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.


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 a recent 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 in Table Tennis before half term 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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