Thank you so much to representatives from Airbus and SSE who are visiting the school this afternoon and speaking with our Year 10 pupils. Pupils were split into groups and had the opportunity to network with our visitors. This was a great chance for pupils to find out more about SSE and Airbus, what they do and also some of the exciting roles available.
We said a fond farewell to our Year 11s today. Mr Williams and Mrs Jeffery sent them on their way with an up-beat leavers' assembly reflecting on the year group's time at Springfield. The assembly was a celebration of the pupils' school life over the past five years with alternative Springfield awards, subject awards and some great photos (Year 7 to present day). There was a lot of reminiscing. Our Year 11 pupil band Aleisha Kingswell, Keelan Hills, Sam Clark and Will Forsey also treated everyone to an upbeat pop mash up. The assembly was enjoyed by all. Goodbye and good luck Year 11 - the future starts here!
Based on the success of the Year 9 and 10 House Rounders Competition on Tuesday 29th June we saw the Year 7's and 8's battle it out to be crowned House Rounders Champions. Ayrton, Constantine, Franklin, Moore and Woolf all competed. Some houses competed together displaying some huge hits, excellent catches and great fielding technique. In the Year 7 league Constantine and Ayrton ended up winning with two victories and Ayrton were also victorious in the Year 8 league. Well done to all pupils who took part. You all competed with a fun, competitive spirit. House points will be awarded to all pupils who took part along with the winning teams.
Mr Peachment, House Captain, Constantine
We are delighted to announce our 2018-19 Senior Prefect team. Congratulations to:
Head Girl - Ella Williams
Head Boy - Harry Stoneman
Deputy Head Girl - Emma Chandler
Deputy Head Boy - Sam Wright
Senior Prefects - Ben Hayward, Megan Parkes, Jamie Williams, Isabelle West, James Large and Rosie Hayman
Pupils were interviewed as part of the senior prefect team selection process this week by Ms Creighton, Head of Year 10 and Ms Spivey, Headteacher. Thank you to all the pupils who participated in the process, they all did themselves proud!
On Tuesday 12th June we saw the first Springfield House Sporting competition for Year 9s and 10s. Ayrton, Constantine, Franklin, Moore and Woolf competed in a House Rounders Competition. Some Houses competed together displaying some excellent batting, fielding and bowling. In the Year 9 League Constantine and Moore ended up winning with two victories. Constantine were also victorious in the Year 10 league. Well done to all pupils who took part. You generated an enjoyable but competitive atmosphere. House points will be awarded to all pupils who took part along with the winning teams.
Mr Peachment, Head of House, Constantine
We were delighted to welcome the BAE Education Programme Roadshow to Springfield this morning. The audience of Year 8 pupils were mesmerised by the new technology that was demonstrated. With partners, the RAF and the Royal Navy, the roadshow is designed to enlighten pupils about the importance of Maths (and STEM subjects) in all aspects of present day life, helping them see the connection between what they study in school and the day to day applications in the real world.
The roadshow included some great 'It's a Numbers Game' themed demonstrations including a Maths based card trick, a chance to meet 'Mia' a 70cm high android robot who showed just how advanced robotics can be. Mia has features that are present in many of the products that BAE Systems manufacture. The pupils especially enjoyed the finale which was a demonstration of the wind force of a Paramotor. Mr Lomas, Head of Enterprise and PDL commented 'The powerful message of the importance of STEM subjects leading to major careers was reinforced by the BAE Educational Programme Roadshow team today.'
Thanks to the BAE Education Programme team for the great roadshow! For more information please visit their website:
For those parents/carers buying new uniform items for September and for our new Year 7 parents/carers we have received the message below from Skoolkit. This gives information about their discount codes and deadline for purchasing:
"Due to the demand for uniform and the volume of orders we receive online during the summer holidays we would ask that parents place their orders by Friday 10th August in order to give us enough time to dispatch their uniform in time for the beginning of the new school year in September. Orders can be placed after this however they may not arrive in time for children going back to school and we want to avoid disappointment.
We are running 3 separate promotional codes for free delivery before this date, and these are:
29th June – 1st July – JUNEDEL18
27th – 29th July – JULYDEL18
8th – 10th August – AUGDEL18
These codes are only valid during the times specified and will need to be entered when parents are viewing their baskets online."
For full details of our uniform please follow this link - https://springfield.uk.net/index.php/school-life/2014-01-17-11-29-10
Please find below the updated GCSE Maths revision lists for Paper 3:
The Maths Department
The Maths department would like to publish the Maths revision sheets below to Year 11 pupils/parents and carers.
We were delighted to welcome Bev Scammell from Canine Partners to Springfield this morning who brought along two special guests - Marie and her Canine Partner dog Travis (pictured below with Mr Lomas). Our guests surprised Woolf House members with a special entrance during their House Assembly this morning. Bev took time to speak to pupils about the valuable work dogs like Travis do, and how our house puppies are getting on with their training (she explained that all puppies are individuals and their progress varies). Marie explained the ways in which Travis assists her with day to day tasks i.e. collecting the post and assisting with shopping (this includes taking items off the shelves, putting them into a basket and even paying by contactless card!). We are so glad to be supporting this fantastic charity and look forward to hearing how the houses puppies progress with their training. Thanks to Bev, Marie and Travis for coming to visit us today.
Congratulations to the Year 8 'What Makes Britain Great' cake competition winners who produced some great cakes on Friday 18th May in Mrs Allen's classes. The winners are:
8G - 1st Place - Josephine Hatton
2nd Place - Eleanor Goodwin, Tamira Lanzon & Molly Whistler
3rd Place - Deja Savidge, Sophie Best and Rebecca Alderson
8L - 1st Place - Lucy-Jo Allcock
2nd Place - Samuel Colbourne, Ryan George and Charlie Rouse
3rd Place - Mason Windebank and Erin Lowe
The two winning cakes:
The wonderful selection of cakes produced: