Year 8

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I wanted to take the time to say a huge well-done to Arwen Stewart in Year 8.

Arwen recently took part in the World Karate Championships in London. She is clearly an extremely talented martial artist as she won gold in the team, female kata. She also won bronze in the team kumite and bronze again in mixed team kata with Luca Occhionero who’s one of our Year 7 students.

What an incredible achievement for both pupils!

Last week Mr Sayce met with the top 25 ATL students in the year group to congratulate them on their fantastic achievement and dedication to their studies.

All students were given a small prize and entered into the prize draw for a big box of Cadbury’s Heroes.

Congratulations to Lucy Mayes for winning the main prize but well done to all of you for your brilliant attitude to learning. Keep it up for the rest of the year! Mr Sayce

Some of the students are pictured above.

Christmas Extravaganza

Year 8 have worked spectacularly well this term and there’s been an excellent atmosphere within all 8 forms as they’ve worked collaboratively in the extended interform competition. In total there have been 10 challenges and 2 are still ongoing.

Year 8 have been tasked with an extended inter-form challenge this term. They will work with the pupils in their form on a variety of different mini competitions to see which one can emerge victorious at the end.

These challenges will provide a balance of academic achievement, charitable work, community spirit and puzzle tests to see which form can come out on top.

So far, they have competed in 3 challenges and have really immersed themselves in all aspects of the competition.

Mr Sayce recently met with 58 students in Year 8 who in their last reports scored an average ATL of 3.5 or above. The highest possible score is 4, so 3.5 is a very high ATL and shows exceptional dedication to their studies across all their subjects.

Mr Sayce talked with the students about the importance of working hard and maintaining this fantastic dedication to learning. The studentss were challenged to see if they could maintain this level of commitment through the autumn term.

Once again, Year 8s are proving they are up to the challenge of being the best year group and setting the bar high for the rest of the school. Keep up the brilliant work.

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A huge well-done must be said to four Year 8 students that were selected to represent SCHS at an inter-school maths quiz last Friday.

Aiden, Kira, Stanley and Emma all did brilliantly considering they were the first team from our school to go to this event.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and a fantastic example of team work, quick thinking and perseverance.

Congratulations to everyone who achieved a silver achievement award this week in our special assembly.

They have gained 30 or more achievement points since the start of the academic year. Well done! 

Mr Cordeaux

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Good first win for Year 8 Rounders team beating Hellesdon 16.5-14.5

Lots of great debuts and potential black eye for Maya.

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Congratulation to all the students who were in the Top 25 average ATL across all the different subjects in tracking 4!

They were:

The new project has them experimenting with the way to impress, using natural items such as leaves or stones, or apply more clay to create texture.

The work is inspired by their earlier Landscape studies earlier in the year. These tiles are just the testers.

More development of ideas and research will lead to more ambitious final outcomes.

Perhaps we have next year's Great Pottery Throw down competitor.

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