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Message from the Headteacher
Monday 10 November
Our Jubilee Celebration on Friday was a huge success. It was lovely to share in so many memories of the school with former colleagues and students. We were delighted that Dr Dan Poulter was able to say a few words in our whole school assembly and then unveil our new honours board. We hope that through events at the school over the coming term many others will be able to view the display of memorabilia and images from our fifty years as an outstanding school.
This week we remember those who have fought and died in conflict around the world in our own Remembrance Service. Year 7 and 8 students along with all those members of cadet forces will join in a formal service at St Mary’s church where we remember the great sacrifice given by so many.
On Thursday we welcome back our former Year 11 students of 2013-14 for their Awards Evening. We will be joined by Kieran Lyle, former student and published author to present the awards and share his journey since leaving the school.
Throughout the week students will be leading events for our Year 10 and 11 charity week. This year these two year groups will join their forces to raise money for Children in Need and Samaritans Purse. As well as fund-raising, students will be filling boxes for the Operation Christmas boxes campaign. We aim to send at least 75 boxes of presents to children around the world living in poverty. There will be a range of events throughout the week from busking to the ubiquitous Staff v Student Basketball match! On Friday students will be encouraged to “Bring their teddy to work” on our non-uniform day.
As always whilst, many extracurricular and broadening activities go on learning is still happening and within lessons there is much hard work and focus. On Friday all Year 9 students take a GCSE Computing examination as part of their studies. Also last week Year 11 students received a copy of all extra sessions taking place as part of their mock examination preparations.
Year 8 leaders and members of the cadet forces led fellow students at Debenham High School today in remembering those who have given so much for our freedom.