The success of our sporting teams continues with Year 8 netballers producing an excellent performance on 1st November against Thomas Gainsborough.  Miss Wardley reports that the girls played some excellent attacking netball and the final score of 13-3 to Stowupland was a well-deserved victory.  Players of the match were Elizabeth Elmer for her consistency in shooting and Elorm Kaye-Essien for her skilful play in feeding the shooting circle.  Well done, girls!

We are also absolutely delighted with the outcomes for students who entered the “Young Writers’ Welcome to Wonderland” competition.  This competition is in its 26th year and there were over 18,000 entries nationally.  Students were asked to write a mini-saga inspired by the title “Welcome to Wonderland” and this produced a wide range of work including fantasy, alien encounters and sagas which depicted changes in history.  A magnificent 24 students at Stowupland have had their work selected for publication (pending agreement); although selection will always be subjective, our writers were praised for their imagination and creativity as well as originality and use of language.  Many thanks to Mrs Parsons for organising the competition in school and many congratulations to the following students:

Year 8: Benjamin Langley
Year 9: Millie-Mae Anthony
Year 11: Isobel Huckle

Rachel Parker

Alice Crawford

Zak Kam

Anoushka Stoneham

Cat Lloyd

Daniel Buckingham

Holly Wade

Becky Scott

Mia Cracknell

Ella Erith

Charlie Burden

Will Cope

Livi Stringer

Fern Margetson

Robyn Bradley

Shannon Hawes

Madison Whyard

Chelsea Goodyear

Louise Sundalskliev

Emma Picola

Ria Ferguson

Holly Francis

Ellie Goodchild

Looking to the week ahead, we are preparing students for the national focus on remembrance.  This is a  a time both to respect, and reflect on, our shared values and Mr Clark (Curriculum Lead for Humanities) and Mr Dick (Director of Learning) will be leading assemblies to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of Passchendaele.  Poppies are on sale throughout the week and we will be holding a minute’s silence across the school at 11.00am on Friday 10th November.

Karen Grimes

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