Some of our students last week attended a talk from Tom Cooper, Performance Analyst at the FA, who came to visit us in school.
Tom has just returned after being part of the support team for the U20 World Cup winning England squad. Tom shared his experiences as well as explaining the sacrifices needed to be successful in elite sport and the “no-excuses” mentality which England are building.
On Saturday 1st July many of our staff, along with hundreds of other local residents, came together to run for a very worthwhile cause. The atmosphere before the race was a mixture of fun, excitement and nerves, which all gave way to sheer panic when the aerobic warm up began!
We had a great time taking part, and there were lots of personal best times set and encouraging support as we ran. We are very proud to be working with the Samaritans, and to be able to host the 2017 run in our school grounds.
A big well done has to go to our students who took part, in particular Matthew, who came first in the under 16 category.
Last week we welcomed our new Year 7 students for two days. Students experienced a variety of lessons, team building activities and spent time getting to know other students in their tutor group.
We had a fantastic two days and can’t wait for them to start in September!
Parents of Y8 students – please read the letter below.
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Please read the letter below regarding Sports Day. We would love to see families there for the afternoon session. Those parents who braved the embarrassment of their teenagers last year loved it and we’re hoping for more parents, grandparents, siblings this year!
Please look under our Community tab and then Community Events for information about activities for children and support for parents, particularly around autism spectrum disorder.
If your child has secured a place on the Thorpe Park trip, you should have received an email from us on Friday confirming this. Please ensure that you have paid and returned your OHA2 form; no student will be allowed to go on the trip without this and we do have a waiting list of students. Students are expected to be in school at the normal time to register and they are not expected to wear school uniform.
For those students who are staying in school, they will not be following a normal school day with their usual classes or teachers. They have been allocated to groups and they will do a range of activities with the teacher who is supervising them. As this may involve some games and other activities, students are expected to wear their EPCS PE kit on this day.