Did your ancestor serve in WW1 or WW2?Uttoxeter Town Council is looking for a student who is a descendant or relative of a serviceman named on the town’s War Memorial. We’d like to invite them to read a poem at the dedication service for the new plaques being placed on the memorial. This takes place on April 25th in the morning. If you think you can help us with this please let Mrs Rudge know as soon as possible.Alison Trenery, Uttoxeter Mayor
Assemblies w/b 16th April are to be led by Mrs Rudge
Thought for the Week
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it annoys enough people to make it worth.
Dates for your diary
16/4/2018 School Reopens
Easter is now upon us, I can imagine that this may be a time when the realisation of how close the exams are has hit home. This may help focus some but it may also worry others. We recommend that all students create a revision timetable for the two weeks so that they can utilise their timetable effectively. It is not a time to ignore the revision that is required but it is a time for them to spend time with family and friends. A balance is required and a revision timetable will help with this. Looking at past papers and mark schemes is also going to be beneficial, revisiting old exams completed in lessons or mocks and re-visiting their Next Steps will add benefit to their revision, learning to not make the same mistakes is a good life lesson.
Our Sixth Formers have been working hard both in and out of lesson.
The winner of the Sixth Form Easter Egg Competition goes to Rachel Clemett.
I am amazed by the detail and imagination, which was shown in the creation of this scene. Well done Rachel.
Tash Young has made over £80 in her chocolate hamper raffle to raise money for our Sixth Form charity – Dougie Mac. Mrs Walton was one of the lucky winners.
As part of our commitment to our students within the Sixth Form Mrs Dodd has organised a two weekly enrichment session for all Year 12 – Week 2 Tuesday Period 2. This week the focus was on personal statements which will be needed for apprenticeship, university and job applications.
Mrs Dodd’s booklet is only a rough guide to get them started – there is also some information on the UCAS website about personal statements which they may find useful: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/when-apply/how-write-ucas-undergraduate-personal-statement, they may also find the information on UniFrog helpful too.
Mr Robinson-White also has a wealth of Personal Statement information that we will ask him to share with them and you via INSIGHT.
We can confirm that our next Enrichment Session is Tuesday the 24th of April P2.
For those students that applied for the role of Senior Prefect: Interviews have been completed and discussions have been had between the Sixth Form Team. Successful applicants will receive a letter over Easter.
In my years of teaching I have never seen such a powerful assembly. This was not a teacher led assembly or an outside speaker, this was led by four of our Year 12 students who wanted to share information on the Holocaust that they had learnt whilst on an education visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. Rachel Clemett, Jess Poole, Adam Burrows and Lydia Grocott were able to visit Auschwitz with the Holocaust Educational Trust and as part of this visit they have to hold an event where they share their journey with others. All students at TAHS have been able to watch this assembly and soon they are going to be delivering it to Middle School students as well. The images that they chose to show made us all question the morality of the Nazis as they willing sent so many to the gas chambers, it made us question the humanity of the Nazis as they willing sent so many to live in the ghetto. None of the images shown were ‘disturbing’ as HET teaches us that we don’t always need to show these brutal photographs to allow people to see the barbarity of what happened. HET’s purpose is to educate as many as they can to see what can happen when society turns its back on humanity and compassion is lost.
At the start of the assembly Rachel sang a fitting song in Hebrew, this was chilling as it made many of us think about those exterminated in all the camps within Nazi controlled countries. They also had a visual representation of grains of rice. Each grain of rice on the stage represented one person who died in this cruel way. 192 bags of rice were on the stage, Tesco donated each of these bags and they will now be donated to a local food bank.
‘In order for the Human Race to progress as a civilised society one must understand and learn from history. It is with utter distress that even in today’s world comparable atrocities are happening such as may Rohingya being forced into Ghetto-like camps alongside ongoing violence and persecution, causing hundreds of thousands to flee to flee to neighbouring countries, such as Bangladesh, either by land or boat’.
‘As we walked around Auschwitz 1 and 2 the temperatures were unbearable even with many layers. We were witness to mountains of hair, shoes, glasses, prosthetic legs and what seemed like miles of prisoner photographs. We learnt about the experimentation of twins, the brutal conditions, sterilisation, and starvation’.
The Holocaust Educational Trust in a valuable resource to all schools and teachers and we are grateful for all that they do in educating the next generation so that the legacy of remembering this atrocity can continue.
GCSE + NEXT ROUND 16th April – 4th May.
News from PE
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Hughes are:
Harriet Bebbington and Kyle Elcock for their leaflets on the greenhouse effect.
Lucy Rogers and Sas Jaenprakhon for effort and commitment in chemistry.
Laura Simister and Elliot Jones for their commitment and effort in chemistry.
This week’s Environmental Land Bases Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Gemma Tomlinson and Jemma Thornett for completing their coursework to a high standard.
This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week also selected by Mr Gilson are:
Tom Clayton and Morgan Perry for working hard on their BTEC assignments.
History Easter Egg Competition
The winner of the Easter Egg competition was Amberleigh Hackwood-Williams from 11T1 with her creation. Martin Luther-King.
- Young People, The Media and Sexual Identities
- Sex and Social Media
- Sexual Bullying
- The Concept of Depression
- The Symptoms of Depression
- Supporting Behaviour
- Information Available on Depression
Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com
This week information on:
Trainee Quantity Surveyor position in Burton