Reverse Advent – the joy of giving

This year we are pleased to be supporting the Trussell Trust Food Bank Reverse Advent Calendar appeal.

In their tutor groups, students have been given the opportunity to choose an item they would like to donate from the list published by the Food Bank. The food items that each group gives will add up to an emergency food parcel to help local people in crisis. Trussell Trust Food Banks see a 45% rise in referrals to their services during the two weeks before Christmas so students are helping to make a real difference with their donations.

All donations need to be in by Wednesday 13th December at the latest.

 

Sport Update

Well Done to the Year 7 and 8 basketball players who took part in the festival run held in school. There was lots of participation and we ended up coming 3rd!

Well done to our Year 8 rugby team who won their fixture against Broadstone Middle this week.

 

 

German Exchange

Yesterday, 25 students and 4 staff headed to Speyer in south-western Germany for the second leg of this year’s German Exchange, in what is the 16th year of our partnership with the Gymnasium am Kaiserdom school. Our students will be staying with host families and as well as attending lessons in our partner school they will be taking part in a variety of trips and experiences whilst there. We wish them a “gute Reise”.

Poole Schools Concert

30 students from across the year groups at St Edward’s will be rehearsing today at the Lighthouse in preparation for this evenings concert with 15 other schools from Poole. Their will be a variety of choral and orchestral performances as well as a chance for the audience to participate in some Christmas carol singing!

 

Science Lab Club

The students of school lab club have started the festive season with a Christmas tree, celebrating all things science. Their project has included some of the traditional aspects of science including; photosynthesis of pond weed, a magnet used as a compass and the pH scale. The tree has been brought into the 21st century with ferro-fluid, a magnetic fluid that behaves in amazing ways along with aqua-beads that absorb water to become invisible to detect. My thanks to Mrs Horman and the Science Technicians for their support.

Christmas Market

What a fantastic Christmas Market we had last night. Thank you to everyone who helped plan and run the event as well as everyone who came to support and help on the night. We hope you all had fun!