1) Friday 28th November all Collegiate Centres, apart from Sir Graham Balfour and Stafford Sports College have an INSET day. There will be no 6th Form lessons at King Edwards, Chetwynd Centre, Blessed William Howard, Weston Road or Walton on that day.
2) Post 16 Choices Evening is on Tuesday 2nd December at 6-8pm. There will be some university representatives and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills student finance team present. They will be available to answer questions about student loans and other related topics.
3) Post 16 (Y12 & Y13) Parents Evening is on Tuesday 9th December 4.30-6.30pm. We would like to try an electronic appointment booking system for this, details to follow.
4) Y12 Interim Reports will be issued on Tuesday 9th December.
5) Y13 Full Reports will be issued on Friday 19th December.
6) End of term arrangements for all collegiate centres will be posted on our web site.
7) Y12 & Y13 exams are scheduled for week beginning 12th January 2015. Timetable and arrangements to follow.
8) We are organising a visit to the Manchester UCAS Higher Education Convention on Thursday 12th March 2015 for all Y12 students, details to follow.
Mrs D Gibbs
KS5 Progress Leader
Following the success of the first sixth form house tournament in the sport of badminton, the sports leaders decided to organise another tournament. However this time, it was in the slightly less conventional (and decidedly more violent) game of Ultimate Dodgeball; which has been christened War for good reason. It is a highly active game involving launching balls into the opponents half with the aim of hitting as many people as possible to get them ‘out’ while the aim of the game is to knock over the cone that they are protecting. Given that ‘no head shots’ is only a guideline recommendation and not a solid rule, it is a surprise that injuries are very rare and occur more often from people throwing themselves on the floor to avoid an incoming missile than from particularly vicious throws.
To fit all the games into the allocated time space the teams had to be doubled up which coincidentally added to the fun and competitiveness of the tournament. The first game involved Green and Blue vs Yellow and Red and was won by the latter team from a strong shot knocking over Green and Blue’s cone. Green and Red then played Yellow and Blue to result in a draw. This meant that going into the final game Yellow and Red were on equal points ahead of Green and Blue. The tied scores meant that the final game with Yellow and Green against Blue and red was highly competitive and close throughout. So close that it lead to another draw. The final results were therefore still tied with Yellow and Red winning and gaining 4 points for each for their houses with Green and Blue as the runners up earning 2 points each.
As with the badminton tournament there was a massive turnout with 38 people attending and with a mix of both boys and girls from every house. This lead to a great atmosphere, some very close competition and a fantastic time being had by all who participated!
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