Weekly News Bulletin: 9 March 2020

Sports Relief Week – Monday 9th to Friday 13th March 2020
Sports Relief Week is fast approaching and will be held from Monday 9th to Friday 13th March 2020.

Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be competing in the Sports Relief Mile in one of their PE lessons that week. This may be completed by running, hopping, skipping, jumping or walking. Students will compete within their own year groups, around a 1 mile course on the school fields. All students have been encouraged to participate in this event.

Students are therefore asked to complete the sponsorship form (sent separately) for the 1 mile course, and to hand it in to their form tutors or the PE office by Friday 13th March, so we are able to claim Gift Aid for the donations. The total raised needs to be paid on the Helena Romanes School ‘Just Giving’ fundraising page by Wednesday 18th March, using the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helena-romanes-school.

Other activities during Sports Relief Week also include: a Year 11 versus staff Netball (Thursday 12th) and Basketball match (Friday 13th), where students can come to watch for a £1 donation. Therefore, students will be required to bring in £1 cash if they would like to spectate the games. Alternatively, £1 can be paid for either the Netball and/or Basketball on ParentPay. The deadline for payment of these will be 1.15pm on Thursday for the Netball match, and Friday for the Basketball match.
Thank you for your support.
Miss A Diss – The PE Department

Year 7 Fundraising
A group of girls from Year 7 organised and ran a hugely successful cake sale for WWF to support the rescue of the koalas from the terrible fires in Australia. They wrote to our Assistant Headteacher, Mr Emberton, to ask for permission and explained how they would ensure that allergies would be catered for and explained why the charity was so important to them. They baked some really delicious cakes and raised a whopping £243 for the Charity! Thank you to everyone who donated. Well Done Girls!!
Mrs L Cook – Director of Learning for year 7

Child Development trip to the Museum of Childhood
On Thursday 27th February 12 Child Development students travelled to Bethnal Green to the Museum of Childhood to take part in a workshop looking at the Importance of Play and how this has changed from Victorian times. This will enable them to plan their coursework and carry out play activities for children aged 1-5.

We spent the afternoon looking around the museum and playing with many of the interactive displays. All 12 students behaved perfectly and were a joy to take out.Mrs L Cook – Health & Social Care and Child Development Teacher

Choreographic Competitions Next Week!
Tuesday 10th March
• Year 9 competition 6.00pm – 7.45pm
• Year 11 competition 7.45pm – 9.30pm

Wednesday 11th March
• Year 7 competition 6.00pm – 7.30pm
• Year competition 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Please note all timings are approximate. Parents will be able to watch individual year groups or the whole evening performance. Tickets should be purchased in advance via ParentPay if possible. If you are attending Year 11 or 8 competitions only please wait at the hall entrance until prompted to enter. There will be a short interval between competitions to allow for audience change over. Tickets cost the same regardless of the combination of performances you attend on each evening.

HRS Annual Dance Showcase – Thursday 12th March at 6.30pm (approximate end time 9.00pm)
Please come and support our dance students! Tickets are available via ParentPay or you can buy tickets on the door.

Performers will be sent information via email to remind all students involved of where they need to be, what to bring, rehearsal times and so on.

Sixth form students will be selling a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks at the Showcase on Thursday 12th March. All proceeds will go towards their May Ball.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs L Warnock – Teacher of Dance

World Book Day 2020
The Learning Zone was transformed into a tableau depicting the book The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe from the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis.

Students and Staff walked through the Wardrobe doors, with fabric hanging to imitate clothing and into a snowy scene lit by flickering lamp posts. Clues to the book title adorned the walk through.

Winners of the competition to guess the title and unscramble the letters to make the names of three of the characters were announced at the end of the day. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Thanks to Brian in the Site Team for creating this amazing tableau, what will we do next year???
Mrs S Bird – Learning Zone Manager

Year 7 NW District 6-a-side Football Tournament
Year 7 played in the District Football Tournament on Friday 28th February in awful conditions and in a tough group; they lost their games but performed admirably. The results were:

• Bishops Stortford College L 3-0
• Leventhorpe School L 2-0
• George Franklin School L 4-0

Year 8 played away in the District League against Ramsey and won 3-1 on Tuesday 3rd March.
Well done to both teams for their efforts.
Mr K S. Cheema – Physical Education Teacher

National Careers Week 2020
National Careers Week has been running from 3rd to 7th of March 2020. We would like to draw your attention to three key opportunities for your child:

Assemblies – these ran for all year groups talking about careers, jobs of the future and promoting National Careers Week.

Unifrog – https://www.unifrog.org/ is an online programme that our students have access to via a link sent to them. The website allows them to complete personality profile tests and see jobs that link, carry out career searches based on jobs of interest or search by subjects they enjoy. The site also allows students to access up-to-date information about apprenticeships across the UK. Please encourage your child to spend some time at home investigating a range of jobs. The jobs highlighted contain information about the role, video interviews with employees and labour market information around areas such as salary and the growth of the sector.

Study & Careers Hub – The Careers and Employability Handbook is a comprehensive guide that is designed to support students, parents and schools with careers education. The following link will take you to the free online version: https://studycareershub.com/publications/.
Mr C Dilley – Assistant Headteacher – CEIAG and STEM