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It was a privilege to be one of the judges of the school’s Junior Master Chef competition this week. The finalists created inspiring menus and the quality of the dishes presented was outstanding. The judging process was literally a delicious one and we wish those going forward to the regional finals every continued success.

Our amazing students and staff showed their support for Children in Need on Friday, as featured on our Twitter account. The variety of costumes within the Sixth Form fancy dress was impressive as were the creative ideas for raising money, which included wearing yellow ribbons and naming a giant teddy. Well done to all those who led events and who took part, you have raised money for such a worthy cause that benefits so many. Thank you.

I want to share my appreciation too with all those who attended and support the FOOS Frog Hop event. The evening was great fun; from our fabulous host Kermit and his many frog related jokes, through to the increasingly impressive frog jockeys ensuring the races were very interactive and entertaining. The support that FOOS provide to school is excellent and very much appreciated. This event raised over £800, thank you so much to all who played a part.

Year 11 Computer Scientists are currently in their 3rd hour of a 20 hour controlled assessment in which they are designing and programming a solution to a problem under strict controlled conditions. This is a very pressurised time for them but all have approached the task with maturity and determination. Well done to all and keep up the hard work.

Advance notice of our Careers Evening, which takes place on Thursday November 23rd from 6.00 – 8.30pm. We are delighted that we have more than 60 exhibitors attending, alongside three career specialists from the Career North team. There are more details on our website. Please do take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

On Children in Need day, I conclude this week’s Blog with a great quote from a sporting hero, Magic Johnson, who noted: “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.”

Best wishes

Mr Kerridge.

Dates for your diary

Wednesday, 13th December
Winter Warmers Concert
Thursday, 14th December
Year 8 Parents Evening
Friday, 15th December
Parent Spanish Exchange Information Meeting
Monday, 18th December
Senior Presentation Evening
Tuesday, 19th December
Carol Service
Wednesday, 20th December
Year 7 Disco
Friday, 22nd December
INSET Day (Disaggregated)
Monday, 25th December
Bank Holiday: Christmas Day
Monday, 25th December
Christmas Holiday
Tuesday, 26th December
Bank Holiday: Boxing Day
Monday, 1st January
Bank Holiday: New Year's Day
Thursday, 11th January
Year 10 Parents Evening