60 years may seem like a long time (at least to most my age), but it’s not how many years old the school is that’s impressive; it’s how much has changed that is, how far we’ve come. Looking back at old photos (endless fun for a history student!), it’s a challenge to deduce which rooms we’re looking at. I expect even many of our old staff who came to our party we’re similarly stumped.

The event itself was yet another example of how the school is, and has been, a central fixture of our local community. I must admit, I recognised very few of the former staff members who came and far more of the local community, but that in itself symbolises the history of the school – thousands have come and gone from these grounds.

The visitors all thoroughly enjoyed themselves, with hot drinks, cakes and snacks aplenty, all discussing their experiences of the school and its history. The party was a fantastic opportunity for past and present to come together within the local community. Tying this off, the cake was cut by teacher at Deanshanger Secondary in the 1970s.

I would like to thank all those who attended, those who assisted with and took part in the raffle, and the staff and Sixth-Formers who gave up their time to help set up and run the party. And now, we look forwards to next year’s event.
Aiden Stenlake.

 

Nene Valley Rotary Schools DT Competition

Last week EWS entered 3 teams (2 from north site 1 from south site) into a Design Technology competition. The North ks4 team came second place in their category and they each won a £10 book voucher.

 

‘On March 14th 2018, 4 students in the YEAR 10 DT class were selected to take part in a Rotary technology challenge. It was hosted by Weston Favell Academy and we were competing against various other schools. We had to construct a launcher to fire a ball and parachute 3m high, allowing the ball to fall safely onto the target on the floor. We were provided with certain tools and materials to carry out the challenge. We overcame the issues along the way with manufacturing through careful planning and design development. The team was organised and efficient- it was a useful way to gain new skills such as project management and problem solving. It was a great experience and an event that we all enjoyed thoroughly.’

The North Campus ks4 team were represented by Ben Martin, Heather MacCallum, Emma Orton & Callum Brawn

North ks4 team won 2nd place in their category and each received a £10 gift voucher

 

The North Campus ks3 team were represented by Elise Stoneman, Harry Botterill, Jamie Bishop & Eleanor Curtis

The North ks3 team built a successful launcher but narrowly missed out a top two place.

 

The South Campus were represented by Eve Adams, Amelia Brock, Tayla Lowe, Dean Lovell.

South team didn’t win this year, although they worked well as a team, unfortunately the release mechanism on their launcher failed during judging so their capsule didn’t reach the 3m height.

 

Photo of South team launcher ahead of testing

 

Mr Pearce staff team entry won the staff event again!

 

More photos can be viewed via this link

 

Trial Exams Results Morning – South

Here are a few photos taken from our trial exam results morning on South Campus.

Below is a quote from one of the girls.
“When I first opened my results, it was the most amazing feeling and for the first time I felt confident that I am capable of passing exams and that all of my hard work paid off. It made me feel less stressed about my exams in the summer and gave me hope that I will get the grades I am capable of.”

 

 

EWS master ambassador training report

On the 25th of January 2018, the year 8 ambassadors attended a master ambassador training afternoon lasting 100 minutes. This evening was to explain and show what it means to be a master ambassador and if they are capable of working and co-operating with other ambassadors and becoming a bigger part in representing Elizabeth Woodville School.

This day was filled with fun activities to show all the different skills that are needed to be a master ambassador which are the following: trust, co-operation, friendship and leadership. These skills are required in everything that you will do from meetings to showing parents and future students around our school and our community as an academy. The afternoon also required us as the students to give any ideas on what it takes to be a master ambassador to question whether we do understand what we are signing up for and for the leaders and teachers to decide whether we are all ready for the important role that is yet to face us.

The activities consisted of:

  • An ice breaker to get to know everyone that you will be surrounded with for the next 3 years. We all split into groups and put next to people we didn’t know very well in a circle and say something about yourself for the next person to repeat.
  • Leading another ambassador in your group around an obstacle course. This is a trust building activity between your fellow ambassadors so that in future events you can trust them in what they are doing and they can trust you that they will be there for one another if there was ever a mishap.
  • Organising situations an ambassador may have to deal with at any time which will then be passed down to the newest ambassadors for their training. They will have to act out the situation and have to come up with a solution. Some of these situations include; bullying, fire bells and lockdowns, fights, meetings and solving any problem the school may be facing at that time
  • Building a sculpture out of dry spaghetti and marshmallows. This is a teamwork activity where you work all together to create a sculpture to represent being an ambassador.

Being a master ambassador give you many opportunities to improve the school and lead other ambassadors to grow and evolve to become great leaders in the future. You will work with many higher up people in the school and continue to develop and organise events to raise awareness or money for god causes.

This training has given me many opportunities and proved to me that I do have a voice that can change something and has defiantly given me more confidence in myself.

-Katie Huffer

GB U16 ICE HOCKEY ACHIEVEMENT

Well done to Bryony Russell (10JS South Campus) , on being selected  for the Great Britain Women’s U16’s Ice Hockey squad. What an excellent achievement and good luck with your Ice Hockey career.

Ambassador Training went down a hit!

On Monday 8th January, the Year 7’s from South site, came together to participate in Ambassador training. Mr Foreman who organised the morning, had the Master Ambassadors, in Years 9 and 10 lead with presenting and taking the activities. The Master Ambassadors spent time with a group to complete activities and suggest ideas. The Master Ambassadors had some inspirational words to say after the event.

“Always work as a team” said Master Ambassador Max McCarthy.

Eleanor Ansell a Year 9 Master Ambassador said, “Teamwork makes the dream work”

Tom Kesterton-Bennett, from Year 10, said, “Nothing is perfect, but try your best”

“Every day brings a new challenge” said Megan Thorne Year 10.

During the morning we spent with the Year 7’s they learnt about trust, leadership and role model skills, by doing little fun games and challenges that the Master Ambassadors led whilst Year 7 pupils worked with people they do not usually talk to. We taught them how to deal with situations that could occur through the school including Year 6 Induction Days, Bullying and the fire bell.

By Lauren Anderson

 

I became an ambassador as my form tutor thought we were right for the job. We were invited to an ambassador training course to get an idea of what we would be doing as an ambassador in the years to come.

Our first activity of ambassador training was the ice breaker challenge. The ice breaker challenge is where everyone gets in a circle and you say your name and what you like. This activity helped us learn more about each other.

The next challenge was the blindfold challenge. This is where you got into pairs with someone you didn’t know very well and one of you would put a blind fold on. Then you had to guide them around the room using only your voice. This taught us about the benefits of communication.

Our third activity was scenarios. Each group had two scenarios and they had to act out each one. At the end we had to pick one of our scenarios and act it out in front of everyone. The scenarios were about situations you would come across in your school time.

Our final activity was the marshmallow and spaghetti challenge. The aim of the challenge was to make something out of the materials to do with being an Ambassador without breaking the structure.

I hope being an ambassador will help me be more confident with talking to large crowds and help develop my confidence when talking to older children.

By Tallulah Kesterton-Bennett

Food Boxes

A massive thank you to all our students and parents for their contributions to our Christmas Hampers initiative. Over thirty hampers were made and these hampers were collected by Milton Keynes Food Bank on the 18th December for distribution to needy families prior to the Festive period. Families who received hampers have asked for their thanks to be passed on.

Christmas Fair on North Campus

The Elizabeth Woodville School Sixth Form Christmas Fair has been a fantastic success this year, kicking off the festive season with more Christmas cheer than ever before! It has undoubtedly been the best yet, though we could not have achieved it without the support and generosity of our contributors and guests. A really big thank you must go to our sponsors, Haines Watts. We could not have achieved this level of success without them. 

 

The cast of Annie performed an amazing snapshot of their forthcoming show (tickets are on sale for February 2018). With over forty stalls selling food, crafts and gifts and Eat Gelato Ice Cream van together with the Sixth Form stalls selling cakes, games and refreshments. We had a visit from Wycombe  Pastures Mobile Farm and children and adults loved the cuddle corner. I particularly enjoyed  

 

We are thrilled to announce that we have raised a fantastic £757.93 for Willen Hospice!  

We would like to thank everyone for their hard work and support and wish you all a Merry Christmas. 

PE Department News

 

YEAR 7 TRAINED IN CPR

Sophie Emery, Amie Sparks, Grace Farbon, Olivia Lamb, Faith Smith, Abigail Gosling, Jasmine Snell have bee leading some very successful CPR training sessions to all Year 7 students. The students have been taught how to re-start a heart in the hope they are able to help someone in need. Some Year 8’s have also received their training with the remainder completing theirs after Christmas. The aim is for all students to have been trained on the North Campus and then we will roll the programme out onto the South Campus.

Well done to all that completed their training and to our CPR Captains for their excellent leadership

T Cotter

PRIMARY FOOTBALL FESTIVAL LEADERS

Well done and thank you to our sports leaders for leading three very successful primary football festivals this term. Your professionalism and enthusiasm was excellent.

Leaders: Chloe Cleaver-Parry, Olivia Lamb, Rebecca Knott, India Abbott, Yami Moloteni, Jen Brown, Amy Penn, Merel Hijink, James Swann, Henrik Atkins-Maher, Will Exton, Lucas Hedingburgh-Bailey, Amber Thorpe, Ramnik Chokkrar.

T Cotter

Head of PE

LEVEL 1 RUGBY LEADERS AWARD

Congratulations to Rhys Balfe, Toby Harrison, Yami Moloteni, Jack Ingram, Charlie Marchant, Jen Brown, Jamie Sykes, George Whatton, Tom Drake, Dominc Ireland, Amelia Skippen, Tom Mariner who successfully completed their Level 1 award and then went onto leading a very succsessful Tag Rugby Festival for our cluster primary schools. There were many positive comments from Primary staff and parents on how professional and knowledgeable the leaders were. A credit to EWS and the PE Department.

Well done for your hard work and commitment.

T Cotter

Head of PE

 

SPORTS LEADERSHIP

Young Leaders Training 21/11/17 Roade

The following 2 Yr11 Sports Leaders did a fantastic job of training 36 Yr5 children in the Young Leaders Award. They planned and organised some excellent activities, and ran a very successful training day. We are very proud of the quality of Leadership they provided and would like to congratulate them on a brilliant day.

Charlotte Olds, Eloise Smith

 

 

Young Leaders Training 07/12/17 Hardingstone

Our thanks and congratulations are given to the following Yr10 Sports Leaders. They trained 30 Yr5 children at Hardingstone Primary School. Due to the poor weather they had to adapt theyre plans and work within a smaller area, no mean feat with 30 energetic children!! They showed excellent leadership skills and were enthusiastic and positive throughout. A huge well done to all four of you.

Jennifer Brown, Chloe Cleaver-Parry, Tilley Skippen, Rebecca Knott

 

Sports Hall Athletics Festival

What a loud, fun and exciting festival. We had 99 Yr5/6 students taking part in all of the field and track activities. 22 Yr10 Sports Leaders ran a fantastic event, and a huge congratulations goes to Olivia Lamb for being in charge and running the entire evening. So many primary staff were amazed at her confidence and ability to direct 99 children!!

Faith, Abigail and Tilly produced a brilliant warmup which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

Well done and many thanks to the following Yr10 Sports Leaders:

Olivia Lamb, Faith, Abigail, Tilly, India, Amelia, Chloe, Elliot, Annie, James, Chris, Tyler, Jakko, Jasmine, and Abigail.

Congratulations to Blisworth Primary for winning the competition overall

 

DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS @ ABINGTON PARK – THURSDAY 7TH DEC.

 

Well done to all athletes from North and South Campus who took part in the district cross country championships. Students braved the rain and cold to compete against a range of school in South Northamptonshire ad Daventry.

Top performances:

U13 girls: Milie Worsdale (North) – 52nd

U13 boys: Jacob Benzie (North) – 53rd; Jack Turner (South) – 35th

U15 girls: FREYA HUMPHREY (North) – 24th; Megan Bulford (South) – 29th

U15 boys: ARCHIE MAY (North) – 24th; ED JOHNSON (South) – 3rd; Joe Marklove (South) – 15th

U17 girls: KAYLA YORK (North) – 11th; Megan Thorne (South) – 7th

U17 boys: RHYS BALFE (North) – 5th

We are awaiting confirmation to clarify who will make progress to the County Championships.

Well done to all who participated.

North Team:

DYLAN WARD
WILL WARD
KAIH VEITCH
FELIX WILLIAMSON
EMERSON BUTTON
JACOB BENZIE
REECE GOSS
ADAM TURNER
CHARLIE DAINTY
BEN KEY
ELLA WHITE
MILLIE WORSDALE
ALEXIA MACCAFERTY
MORGAN COTTER
KEELEY KING
AMANDA SCHIEL
TILLY MASTER
KEIRA SEAGROVE
ARCHIE MAY
MICHAEL HOLDER
MAX TURNBULL-PHILLIPS
HARRY BEESLEY
JOE HEAVENS
KIERAN MCGREGOR
ETHAN HARRISON
HARVEY COLLINS
TOM AXISA
FREYA HUMPHREY
EVIE EVANS
JADE POTTER
RUBY CUMMINS
JASMINE OAKEY
KAROLINA BADACH
TILLY BOOTH
MADDIE CURTIS
KAYLA YORK
RHYS BALFE
HARVEY PRICE
SCOTT BROWN
HENRIK ATKINS-MAHER

 

South Team:

KIZZI TAYLOR
MEGAN BULFORD
INDIA LAVERACK
LEEAGH FLETCHER
ED GELLETT
ETHAN RATCLIFFE
HEIDI TAYLOR
ED JOHNSON
AMELIA BLOSS
LAUREN BENN
ELEANOR ANSELL
MOLLIE KNOX
ELISE YOUNG
FINN RILEY
JACK TURNER
CHARLIE TURNER
JOEL MARKLOVE
THEO HIGGINS
POPPY WHITBURN
EMILY RODRIGO
AMELIA FERNANDEZ
CHLOE HALL
ISSAC POOLER
FRASER BELL
JACK BURNS
TOBY WAPLES
GRACE HITCHCOCK-HALL
TALLULAH KESTERTON-BENNETT
STORM BLADES
MEGAN THORNE
EVE ADAMS
EMILY TULLY

Jack Collison Soccer Camp


Below are some of the benefits of the camp:

  • Fun in a safe environment (all coaches are DBS checked).
  • 4-5 hours of exercise and activity each day.
  • Meet and interact with Jack, a former Premier League player and Welsh International, who has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Ronaldo, Rooney and Bale.
  • Improve footballing ability with FA qualified coaches.
  • Great indoor and outdoor facilities.
  • Chance to win some great prizes ie signed football shirts, tickets to matches and players lounge access.
  • Meet and make friends with children from other schools in the area

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