College Newsletter 22nd March 2019
College Newsletter – 22nd March 2019
Bishop of Loughborough visit - Art Competition
This Tuesday we welcomed the Bishop of Loughborough, the Revd Canon Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, to the College to judge the Church secondary school’s Art competition inspired by Stormzy’s lyrics in ‘Blinded by your grace’.
Featured above (L to R) are Carloyn Lewis (Diocese Director of Education), the Bishop of Loughborough Guli Francis-Dhqani, Mrs Jephcote (College Art teacher) and Graham Thomas, our school Chaplain.
All of the 26 pieces of art work came from Year 8 and the following five were selected by the Bishop to be on display at Leicester cathedral on Wednesday 3rd April as part of an exhibition in which the final winner and 2 runners up will be selected. The exhibition starts at 6pm.
The Spirit of Endurance – visit from Captain Louis Rudd MBE
Captain Louis Rudd MBE came into College this week to talk to students about his inspirational trans-Antarctic, solo, unsupported trek called The Spirit of Endurance - A solo, unsupported and unassisted crossing of Antarctica, although attempted, had never yet been completed. Captain Louis Rudd talked about his success in traversing 1,500km of Antarctica.
Our new caterers Aspens share some of their food offer plans for the College
Apprenticeship Fair – 4th April 2019
Motivational speaker Dave Keeling from ‘Independent Thinking’ empowers Year 11 and 13 students
To support our students with their exam preparations, Year 11 and 13 students recently attended an inspirational talk by ‘stand-up educationalist’ Dave Keeling on learning, motivation and making the most of their time at school.
Dave is a speaker who works on behalf of Independent Thinking, an organisation which promotes creativity and excellence in education. He uses comedy and audience participation to engage his learners and leave them feeling motivated and inspired to take ownership of working towards their external exams in the summer. Dave’s sessions focused on how the brain works, organisational skills and touched on revision and exam preparation.
Feedback from students attending the session has been really positive, talking about how motivated the session left them feeling, knowing that they could do well in the summer and what they need to do to be successful.
Year 7 careers talk in demolition!
As part of our programme of meaningful encounters between students and employers Year 7 had a talk this week from Trish Sloneczny from AR Demolition about careers in the demolition industry; and I think we were all quite taken aback by the myriad of potential careers that were available.
House of Lords Peer visit to the College – 29th March
Mrs Williams, one of our teachers of History & Politics has been able to arrange a visit and a talk next week to Sixth Form students from a member of the House of Lords, Baroness Byford, through the Peers in Schools programme.
Baroness Byford is a Canon of Leicester Cathedral, President of LEAF and Leicestershire Clubs for Young People and an Associate Member of Royal Agricultural Societies. She is also a patron of several rural organisations: Women Food and Farming Union, National Farm Attractions Network, and the Institute of the Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators. We look forward to reporting on her visit.
School day time changes for the examination period
Parents should be aware that timings for the day will change from Monday 29th April through to Friday 14th June inclusive to accommodate the Year 12 internal exams straight after Easter followed by the external GCSE and A Level exams. This will mean that morning break will remain unchanged from 11.00 – 11.20am and lunch will move earlier to be from 12.20 – 1.05pm.
Enrichment Day – Friday 12th April
All students (excluding Year 11, Year 12 & Year 13 who will be busy preparing for their examinations) will take part in enrichment activities, trips and visits on Friday 12th April.
The lists will be on display on the Hall window. If students do not have a place, they will be in school and taking part in departmental activities.
If they do not wish to keep their place on a trip, then parents need to follow the instruction in the allocation email to email firstname.lastname@example.org Notification of non-participation in a trip must come from parents.
All years - Rock Climbing / paddle sports 60 spaces
All years - Film in a day - (in school) 30 spaces
Year 7 - Warwick Castle 70 spaces
Year 8 - Black Country Museum 69 spaces
Year 9 + 10 - Cadbury’s World 98 spaces
Year 10 - Justice Museum 30 spaces
Year 10 and some 12’s - Shakespeare Experience
Year 10 Work Experience
Year 10 Work Experience dates this year are Monday 10th June to Friday 14th June 2019. This process will begin on the 8th April when we receive the first placements from LEBC. The school Work Experience co-ordinator is Alison Cant and she can be currently contacted at email@example.com if parents have any questions about student placements.
Next week’s ‘Thought for The Week’
‘Respect for the rights of others means peace’ Benito Juarez
All the best
1st-12th April – Pre Public Examinations (2nd set) – Year 11 & Year 13
3rd April – Parental Engagement Evening 7/9 (3.30-6.30pm)
4th April – Apprenticeship Fair (6-8pm)
5th April – FOLC Easter Quiz (evening) – SOLD OUT!!!
12th April – Enrichment Day – All students excluding Year 11 & Year 13
13th- 28th April – Easter Holidays
29th April – 8th May – Pre-Public Examinations – Year 10 & Year 12
6th May – Bank Holiday
10th& 11th May – Alice in Wonderland performance
13th May – 28th June – GCSE & A level examination period
27th May – 31st May – Half Term
10th – 14th June – Year 10 Work Experience
24th June – Year 11 Prom (King Power Stadium)
28th June – Year 13 Prom (Leicester Tigers)
3rd July – College Commemoration Service
4th July – Sports Day
6th July (Saturday am) – Sixth Form open morning
6th (Saturday pm) July – FOLC Colour Run
12th July – last day of the academic year