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The Market Weighton School recently hosted the East Riding of Yorkshire Holocaust Memorial Event. Students under the guidance of Mr Morris, teacher of Society & Ethics, and Mr Fletcher teacher of History, put together a programme of events in remembrance of the Holocaust and more recent genocide in Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur.
The students performed specially selected music and drams and read poems written by Holocaust survivors and accounts of the atrocities they faced. Ben Clark and Matthew Haxby preformed the theme to Schindler’s List, which they had prepared as part of their GCSE music assessment and Mukeni Wa-Ciama performed her own composition, ‘I’m Sorry’. Other performers on the day were Gemma Marshall, Elizabeth Cass, Viviana Mayman, Lydia Melbourne, Hannah Clark, Alex Calvert, Evie Witty, Abigail Redhead, Abigail Johnson and the Year 10 GCSE drama group. All were ably supported by Joe Green and Ben Kirby providing technical support under the supervision of Mr Poulston.
Mr Fletcher spoke about the importance of ensuring young people learn about the Holocaust and understand how discrimination and hatred allowed this to happen in Europe only 75 years ago. He went on to link this with modern day cases of discrimination and encouraged all the students present to stand up for what is right.
Distinguished guests including the Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, The Hon. Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister, DCVO, High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Mrs. Deborah Rosenberg, and the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Margaret Chadwick. They were joined by the Mayor of Market Weighton and Mayoress, Town Councillor Derek and Mrs. Joan Cary, together with many supporters of the school. All were highly impressed by the quality of performances given by the students. Special thanks to Langlands Garden Centre who kindly provided the floral arrangements.
We have recently been considering ways to improve home/school communications.
Following on from the successful launch of E-praise which allows you to keep track of your child’s progress, we will now be trialling this system to contact home instead of email. All messages will be safely tracked
Today is PD Day 2 at TMWS with the whole school working on a variety of SMSC and PSHE themes. One of our very special guests today are the team from K9 Fire investigation (www.k9fi.co.uk) who are presenting a showcase of their work in partnership with Humberside Fire and
Wednesday 20th December saw Christmas take over TMWS, staff and students wore festive attire to raise money and support the ‘Christmas Jumper Day’, at Lunchtime students and staff came together to celebrate our annual Christmas Lunch, and in the evening saw a sell out performance of our annual Christmas Concert. Click the headline to view our Photo Gallery.
On Saturday 18 November The Market Weighton School hosted the first round of The Rotary Club’s Young Chef Competition 2017. Five aspiring young chefs aged between 12-15 years old, studying Food & Nutrition at TMWS, went head to head under the watchful eye of ex pupil and Head Judge, Ben Cox of The Star at Sancton. The brief was to create a three course meal for two with a focus on healthy eating.
A very busy day of fundraising at TMWS on Friday resulted in a donation of £696.67 to Children in Need. Staff and students across the school wore non uniform, took part in
TMWS Year 11 IAG Progression Event (4.30-6.30)/Year 11 Subject Parents Evening 1 (4.30-7.00) – Tuesday 3rd October 2017
I am writing to invite you to the TMWS Year 11 Progression Event on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 4.30-6.30 in the School Hall. This is an annual event which is very successful in providing our Year 11 pupils/parents with access to IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) from Post-16 providers in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The aim of the event is to provide the necessary information to enable our current Year 11 pupils to make informed decisions about their direction from September 2018. The application process begins in earnest over the next 2 months and as such this is a very important event.
On the final Wednesday of the Summer Term we celebrated with our second annual Awards Evening recognising the hard work and achievement of our students. Generous sponsorship from local businesses allowed us to present book prizes to over 160 students. Prizes were given in each subject for effort and achievement, along with overall students of the year and E-Praise points winners. By tracking reading progress using the Accelerated Reader software we were able to reward students who had read the most and also made the most progress in reading assessments.
We are very pleased that our students have performed well in the new style maths and English GCSEs with 68% of them scoring a grade 4 or higher in both maths and English (the government’s new basics measure). This compares favourably with the figure of 66% last year for those gaining at least a C grade in these subjects.
Students at TMWS have been casting their vote in the TMWS General Election. With today being Election day, students at TMWS were asked to consider their own choice for the General Election.
TMWS is committed to educating young people about emotional wellbeing. We also know it is crucial to raise awareness of issues and ensure students know where to get help if they need it.
As part of teaching your child about emotional wellbeing, a theatre group called ‘Dramatic Theatre in Education Company’ will be performing a one hour play on Friday 5th May called No Harm done?
No Harm Done? Is a theatre in education play followed by an interactive talkback that aims to start conversations around mental health and emotional wellbeing. No Harm Done? follows two teenage school friends who share their experiences of self-harm. The story talks about feelings, self-care and how we might react when someone we care about self-harms.
Following a very busy week of fundraising, selling noses, bun sales, talent shows, non uniform days and tuck shops we are proud to have raised just over £850 for Comic Relief. The images here show a flavour of what we did to raise this fantastic amount of money.
Great to see so many Year 9 students and parents signing up for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award last Thursday. If you missed the meeting don’t worry, you can still sign up on line …
The following coursework support sessions will take place during February half term:
Media with Ms Keenoy: Monday 20 February, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Art with Mr Cranmer-Bills: Thursday 23 February, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm & Friday 24 February, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
The Annual Christmas Concert will be held on Wednesday 14th December at 7pm, this hugely popular event usually sells out very quickly so if you would like to be in the audience for this show please do get your tickets quickly!
GCSE Examination timetables for Year 10 & 11 students are now available to view and download, this includes all confirmed GCSE Mock exams in 2016 and provisional timetables for the 2017 Mock and Actual GCSE Exams.
Children in Need Day is on Friday 18 November. In order to donate as much as we can to this cause, we have many different fundraising activities planned in school throughout the week:
We will be observing a two minute silence today as the nation falls silent to remember the nation’s war dead for Armistice Day. Silence falls at 11:00 GMT to remember servicemen and women killed in conflict. If you are visiting school today please be aware of this event.
Required as soon as possible; a highly motivated and innovative teacher of Maths to join our successful Maths team. You will be able to teach Maths across the full range of ages and abilities at KS3 and KS4.
Important news about the Easter school revision sessions for Year 11 students. Click the title to view a letter from Mr Chappell and download the Easter school revision timetable.
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