The ‘Wizard od Oz’ musical certainly lived up to our high expectations with marvellous performances on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to almost capacity audiences. The boys and girls involved were professional and polished and the music, scenery and costume were absolutely first class. Well done to everyone involved - staff and students - and a very high profile initiative that once again shows the school’s commitment to the performing arts. Thanks, also, to parents and other family members for supporting the boys and girls with their enthusiasm, optimism and, of course, their attendance at the four performances. More photographs showing scenes from the musical can be seen on the next page.
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Congratulations to Emily Aves, Year 12, who has been accepted to join the University of Oxford Summer School to study biochemistry. Emily will live in hall of residence, attend lectures and seminars and take part in a variety of evening social activities. Out of 3960 applicants, only 875 students were selected, so well done to Emily on her achievement. Emily joined the Trinity Sixth Form in September, 2016, with six ‘A*’ grades and three ‘A’ grades in her Year 11 GCSEs. As with many of her colleagues, Emily has clearly made a successful transition to Sixth Form studies. The above photograph shows Emily with Head of Sixth Form, Ms Tattum.
Mr Richardson, our LRB Manager, writes about the above photograph:
“Pictured are some of our students who have entered BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words Short Story competition, which is ‘the most successful story-writing competition for kids in the world’. They're hoping to win Chris Evans' height in books and 500 books for their school library, to be awarded at a spectacular ceremony in London in a few months time. If you have an interest in creative writing, come along to our ‘We Write Workshops’ after school on Wednesdays in the LRB.”
The event also coincided with World Book Day (pictured inside) with the often repeated message;
“Those who read, succeed.”
We are now exactly half way through the school year and, on Tuesday, we welcomed everyone back to Trinity including Year 10 students, shown above. The importance of being at school regularly is as important now as it was on the first day of the school year. Currently, whole school attendance is a creditable 96.5% and a full form by form breakdown can be found on the inside page. The logic is blindingly obvious; if you aren’t here, you can’t learn; and if you can’t learn, you can’t succeed. Aim for the best; aim for 100% attendance. And, for guaranteed success when you start the day, work to the best of your ability and behave well. Easy, isn’t it?