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Prom is coming closer for the Class of 2019! Having collected their leavers hoodies and celebrated their last day at school the Friday just gone, next week is Prom!


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The Countdown Numbers Game total for this week is 296. Can you get the magic number and is there more than one way to do so? Try your hand at our other math challenges.


"The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a star." Brillat-Savarin: French “Foodie”, 18th Century.


Students will reflect on a series of quotes, regarding others view on happiness. "Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Norman MacEwan: Writer, 20th Century.


This weeks reflections is about happiness. "Happiness is a state of which you are unconscious, of which you are not aware. The moment that you are aware that you are happy, you cease to be happy." Krishnamurti: Indian Philosopher, 20th Century


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Thank you for the last five years. To all of the class of 2014-2019, never change, you’re all so special.


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Clearing is coming next month! Here are five things you need to know, including info on: 🙋 who Clearing is for 🗞️vacancies 📚 courses ❓ after Clearing


Parent Forum Group - 24 June 2019, 6.15pm to 7.15pm. For more calendar reminders, visit our website:


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Due to popular demand we’ve added extra evening opening times on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for Leonardo da Vinci: . Book now (if you can tear yourself away from staring at Leonardo's thought experiment – a perpetual motion wheel)


...reward your progress. Obstacles may sometimes get in the way, but if they do, just remember, it can be a long process to change your perspective and if you keep it up, it will get easier.


... making sure you plan in free time, adding in some flexibility to what you need to get done...


From practicing effective time management to just being realistic...


This weeks reflection programme is about procrastination and some of the best ways to beat it.


Countdown numbers total this week is 259. Can you reach the total? Is there more ways then one? Well done to Kim in 8B1, who successfully completed last weeks math quiz, (the answer was 72). Keep any eye out for this weeks!


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Word of the Week is diligent. Students can collect their WotW cards from Ms Maimouni. Tutor discussions this week will be around Teresa May officially stepping down as the leader of the Conservative party and what happens next.


Everyone safely back to base with time to spare to dry the tents. Amazing work from everyone.


Despite the torrential rain and strong winds during the night, both teams are off on their final day walking. Very proud of the ladies and how they have kept going with no complaints despite tough conditions. See you st the finish line!


We thought they were tired. Inaugural DofE cup against .


Packing light doesn't apply when gingerbread men are involved.


This weeks reflection programme had a focus on fair trade. Students looked at what fair trade is exactly and what they can do to make a difference.

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Posted on May 14th 2018

Book Review - One Day

One Day, by David Nicholls


Dexter and Emma meet on their last day of college, in England, in 1988 and share experiences over their lifetime; sometimes together but mostly apart. Each chapter of this book tells the story of the same day over a twenty year period, July 15th, St. Swithin’s Day

The novel visits these characters lives, year on year, following their geographical relationship as well as their emotional one. The two are somehow always tied together, whether just thinking of the other or in some other tether. As with all stories with a similar theme, the reader knows that they should be together, long before this happens.

At first glance the story strikes a surprisingly similar note to that of ‘When Harry Met Sally’, with a similar format to that of ‘Same time, Next Year’. However, well before the half way mark, it is clear that this story develops away from these, becoming a story of its own; with descriptions and dialogue giving great laugh out loud moments.

Although a funny read, the actual subject matter is not uplifting as it often seems that the characters are determined to be unhappy – especially with the ending leaving me both shocked and unsatisfied (don’t worry, no spoiler alert).

‘One Day’ (a popular selection for club books), is an enjoyable read that is likely to keep you wanting to see how the story of Dexter and Emma plays out. The writing and characterisations are excellent. As long as you go into this book not thinking it’s an upbeat, heart-warming tale, you probably won’t be disappointed.

NB: The author has developed a screenplay from the book and the feature film ‘One Day’ was released in 2011 starring some recognisable actors.


By Melisa - Year 9