With the crucial examination period fast approaching, a number of our staff are able to give up time in their holidays to offer some revision courses for students in Years 11, 12 and 13. We are hugely grateful to staff and highly recommend that your child takes advantage of these sessions if they are available.
Sessions will run from 10am to 2.00pm and will take place in the normal teaching room of the member of staff leading the session. Staff will inform individual groups if there are any changes to the times or locations. Food will not be available during the sessions.
Due to the very early timing of Easter this year, some subject leaders have indicated to me that they are going to run sessions in the Whitsun holiday period in time for the exams students face in the following weeks. I will write to you again outlining the details of the Whitsun revision programme.
Thanks for your continued support in providing the best possible opportunities for your students to fulfill their potential.
Monday 25th March
Tuesday 26th March
ICT – DIDA
Wednesday 27th March
Thursday 28th March
Tuesday 2nd April
Wednesday 3rd April
Biology (GCSE Foundation Tier, only especially 11×3)
Y Pant are taking part in the fundraising and textile recycling scheme “Bag2School”. Form tutors are issuing pupils with bags on request.
All those bringing clothes to school for our reusing collection – please bring your bag to school on Friday 19th April and deliver to the school mini bus at the school gates. You may include adults and children’s clothing, bedding, soft toys, paired shoes, hats, belts and handbags. No bric-a-brac items.
Some Interesting Textile Recycling Facts:
Over 70% of the world’s population use second hand clothes.
If everyone in the UK bought one reclaimed woollen garment each year, it would save an average 371 million gallons of water and 480 tones of chemical dyestuffs.
At least 50% of textiles we throw away are recyclable, however, we only recycle around 25%.
The IT department is really excited about the 10 new Raspberry Pi computers we have in school. However the plan is not to use them a great deal in lessons but to lend them out to students (and staff!) to take home and experiment with!
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that can do anything your laptop can do – and more. Learn some programming, try out some hardware hacking projects. We’ve got full kits to lend to people.
If you’d like to find out more come along to Room 1 on Monday lunchtimes.
Year 7s are invited to a party in the library on Thursday lunchtime to celebrate World Book Day! Feel free to just come along, or join in with our Year 7 ‘Book Swap Shop’. You are invited to bring in a book that you have really enjoyed reading, but probably wouldn’t read again, and swap it with another pupil’s favourite book.
Please check with your parents first that you aren’t giving away some family heirloom, or sentimentally valuable book! Also, please make sure the book is age appropriate for other Year 7s (not your old Thomas the Tank collection!) If you bring in a book to swap, you will be allowed to take one home. This way, you will be able to take away a book that is new to you and recommended by your peers.
Many thanks for all the excellent entries for the Photo Competition. Closing day is tomorrow, so it’s not too late to enter!
As World Book Day approaches on the 7th March, there will be lots of activities related to reading going on around the school.
One that we would like pupils to get involved in over the coming weeks:
Take your favourite or current reading book
Take it somewhere unusual/ amusing/ far-flung
Get someone to take a photo of you reading your book in an unusual place
Bring a copy of your photo to school with your name and form group written on the back. Hand in to Mrs J Dyson in room 58 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The most unusual/ amusing photos will win prizes!
Maybe you’re going on holiday in half term? Take a picture reading your book at a tourist attraction.
Do you play an interesting sport? Take a picture reading your book whilst participating.
Do you have an unusual pet you can read to? Take a picture reading your book to your pet (or to a more unusual animal!)
Be original and interesting. All photos will be displayed in the main foyer during reading week and the best will go up on the school website.
We are hosting a party in the library in the new block for Year 7 pupils on Thursday, March 7th during lunchtime to celebrate reading for World Book Day. All Year 7 pupils are welcome to come along. There will be party food and a book swap shop and lots of fun to be had. Look out for posters advertising this event!
Talented musicians and current/former Y Pant students James Davies, Jack Langmead, Ashley Evans, Jack Isaac were always well known in school for entertaining us with their various bands and solo performances at events. Now they are set for even bigger success as they have signed a deal with London-based Right Recordings. They have recently recorded their debut album and will be embarking on a UK tour soon.