Poole Junior Open

Many of our students produced drawings on the theme of Natural History which were entered in to the drawing competition entitled the Poole Junior Open. Imogen Barham in year 7 was selected as a prize winner in her age group and attended a presentation during half term at Poole Museum.

High Flyers

On Thursday 20th October we took 3 High Flyers teams to the County School’s Boccia Competition held at Queen Elizabeth School. The day consisted of lots of very close games, our teams displayed excellent tactics throughout the day, and the students that went should be very proud of their achievements. Unfortunately we got knocked out of the competition in the quarter finals to Allenborne Middle School.

Poole & East Dorset Netball Leagues

St Edward’s plays host to the annual Poole and East Dorset Schools Netball League for Year 9, 10 and 11. The Year 11 league was an exceptionally close competition with the top three schools being separated by only 2 points. A massive well done to the Year 11 girls who took part in the competition, they demonstrated excellent drive, determination and motivation and because of this finished in 3rd place overall. Well done girls, keep up the fantastic work. The Year 10 league started on Wednesday 2nd November and our Year 10’s currently sit in 2nd place on goal difference. Good luck to the girls for the remaining matches, let’s hope a medal is in sight!

GCSE Geographers Make News

The evening of Tuesday 18 October saw sixteen teams from schools across Dorset go head-to-head in the Annual Geographical Association GCSE World Wide Quiz. St Edward’s Schools teams finished in a very respectable position mid-table. The event also helps to raise money towards a charity chosen by the host school. This year £160 was donated. The money will be used to support Samara’s Aid Appeal, a charity that helps – provide humanitarian and medical aid to areas in the Middle East impacted by conflict.

European Day of Languages

Well done to all students who entered the European Day of Languages Competition. The winners are:-

Year 7 – Aleesha Young

Year 8 – Joel Biju

Year 9 – Summer Lakin

Celebrating Achievement

I would like to congratulate all students on the fantastic results they achieved in their summer exams.

Some staff would like to pass on their particular thanks to:

Congratulations to all students for their results in science subjects with particular mention for the A/A8 grade students across Years 12 and 13 as follows:

Biology – Tom Baker, Celeste Brady and Karolina Kostrzynska

Chemistry – Tom Baker, Celeste Brady, Josh Osborne, Karolina Kostrzynska

AS Health and Social Care – Siobhan Sharp

Physics – Tom Baker

Psychology – Helna Byju and Bethany Rickman

AS Psychology – Sophie Powell and Billy Davies

Well done and we wish you well as your progress to further study.

Stuart Keene – Subject Leader, Science.