Autism Awareness Week

After an excellent week of fundraising as part of World Autism Awareness week, we have managed to raise £448.54.
Half of this will be given to the National Autistic Society and the other half will be used to resource the sensory space in school. Thank you to everyone who supported this cause.

Particle Physics Masterclass

Year 12 Physics students spent an amazing day at Southampton University at their annual Particle Physics Masterclass last week. Students attended lectures and demonstrations that included high power lasers, particles that make up atoms, general and special relativity and neutrinos. The day gave excellent curriculum knowledge reinforcement and an extension to some undergraduate topics as well as providing an opportunity for students to ask questions about recent developments in the subject.

French Exchange Update

On Friday students took part in lessons in the French schools, and then enjoyed a crêpe and hot chocolate in a café. In the afternoon they visited a sea museum where they were able to touch some starfish and sting rays in the touch-pool, as well as visit a nuclear submarine and a Titanic exhibition. In the evening the Year 11 and Sixth Form students were invited to a reception at the town hall to celebrate the long lasting relationship between Poole and Cherbourg.

An article has been published in a French newspaper today following the official welcome. The title of the article: The French welcome their English friends.

Yellow Bus Route

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have shared the concerns of many parents regarding the withdrawal of the U9 and U10 Yellow bus routes and have been working hard to try and find a solution to help our families at this worrying time. We have been in contact with Freedom Coaches who currently run the school bus that comes from Hamworthy. They have shown an interest in providing a school bus that could also include Parkstone and potentially other areas, subject to numbers of students travelling.

If you would be interested in using such a service, please would you advise the school of this by emailing by 12 noon on Monday 26 March. If there is enough interest we will then be able to discuss further with Freedom coaches and come back to you with an update.