Well here we are at the end of a very cold half term. Bradgate students have been working very hard and have received lots of achievement points taking us back to the top spot for the House Cup! I am so pleased to see such a positive attitude from the students towards this and also a bit of ‘healthy competition’ between the houses. Let’s keep this up for the rest of the academic year and win the cup!
I have had lots of lovely ideas bought forward with regards to raising money for our charity, Rainbows. I am looking forward to these being put in to practice in the run up to Easter. Our House Captains and Deputies will be leading the way for this in the new term.
I hope you all have a very restful half term and I look forward to welcoming the students back.
Welcome to the latest round up of news from Clarendon.
The Clarendon House Captains, Ayushi Suchak and Aaisha Daya, and the student leaders have had a busy few weeks. They are encouraging each form to raise money for Wishes4Kids. Clarendon are in touching distance of £500, well done keep up the good work.
The student leadership team are working with the form reps to create ideas for competitions. This is highly popular among the students at Manor, as they receive individual house points and have the opportunity to earn points for their houses. Currently they are running a lyric competition and entries are coming in thick and fast. In the pipeline is a Rubik's Cube competition: the winner will be the fastest fingers to complete the Rubik's Cube.
Ths week has been about celebrating the pupils success. During Clarendon's assembly, the tutors and I have presented over 80 certificates for impeccable conduct and 100% attendance.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a relaxing and happy holiday. Come back relaxed and ready to embrace all opportunities that Manor High School has to offer.
As house captains and as Mental Health Ambassadors we decided to host a Digital de-tox. This consists of giving up social media and spending less time on our devices. Our aim for this was to improve our well-being by spending time simply talking face to face with our friends and getting lots of rest outdoors! So far, we have found it fairly easy because it allows us to have more quality time with our friends and family instead of chatting to them online.
The Knighton student leadership plans to host more bake sales and raise more money for our chosen charity, the British Heart Foundation and we are looking forward to doing lots of fundraising before Easter. As well as raising money, we hope to encourage our peers to participate in many more competitions so we can gain the house points we need to reach first place!
Have a lovely break.
Ammarah and Safia-Noor
Although short, this has been an incredibly busy term for everyone. Watermead have been very active as a house trying to improve upon our fundraising efforts of last year.
W6 have been holding weekly doughnut sales again this half term. It is completely led by students and has been another huge achievement! They have raised £77.40 for WaterAid this half term alone. Thank you to the students and Dr Kellett for their continued efforts. Due to the success of the Tuesday doughnut sales, W6 will be continuing them after the half term break.
Miss Burghoffer and W2 organised a “Guess the Song” competition that proved popular and managed to raise some additonal funds for WaterAid.
As a house we are still in the race for the House Cup but we have slipped into second place after leading at Christmas. This is still amazing progress so let’s keep working hard, doing the right thing and we'll see where the journey ends for us this year.
Well done to everyone in Watermead!
Mr L A King