Pupil and Parent Bulletin

Week B - Week commencing 29th October 2018

Forthcoming Week

Monday 29th October – Week B
First day of second half of autumn term
Year 7 Assembly
No Hockey Club afterschool

Tuesday 30th October
Literacy Leader meeting 1.00pm in E1 with Mrs Furness
Y10 & 11 Bronze to Silver Expedition Presentations, 3.10pm in the Boardroom

Wednesday 31st October
Year 8 Assembly
Y11/R33 (MJA) National Citizenship Service
Y10 & Y11 Bronze & Silver Expedition Presentations (3.15pm-4.00pm) Boardroom

Thursday 1st November
Year 9 Assembly – Dining Hall
Rotary Young Chef Competition x 16 pupils
Y8 BLESMA visit – Drama Studio

Friday 2nd November
Year 10 Assembly – Dining Hall
Y7-8 Assembly (Drama Studio) Army Cadets Presentation
Stevens Shields Cross Country at Torrington Rugby Club, 9am – 2.30pm

Saturday 3rd November
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition – Bronze
Great Torrington Cavaliers Bonfire & Fireworks Night at Torrington Rugby Club, Gates open 6pm

Snack Shack
The snack shack will reopen this week.

Careers

What is the difference between A Levels and BTECS?

Exeter University
Are you interested in attending a taster visit to Exeter University on the 28th November? Numbers are limited so, if you would like to participate, please obtain a consent form from Mrs Sandra Peters and hand it in by Wednesday 7th November 2018.

Great Torrington School runners up in National Film Competition

Great Torrington School recently came runners up in the Into Film Competition ‘Film of the Month’ with their entry ‘Missing’.  Please watch their short film by Clicking Here (YouTube).

The Film of the Month competition celebrates exceptional young filmmaking talent from across the UK.

Filmmaking is an accessible and beneficial tool for engaging young people, giving them a voice and the opportunity to share their stories with others. The collaborative nature of the filmmaking programme also serves as a valuable tool for bringing young people together and improving social development.

Entries are judged by Into Film staff, members of the Youth Advisory Council, and film practitioners, and are assessed on the idea, sound, story and look, as well as the technical ability on display.

All entries to Film of the Month - regardless of whether they are chosen as the winning film - are entered into the Into Film Awards, the annual awards ceremony which further seeks to honour and celebrate the incredible breadth and depth of filmmaking talent among young people in the UK

Here are some of the judges’ comments:


Some really lovely moments and good use of cinematic techniques, like voiceover only over black visuals. Strong soundtrack which gives a mystical/dark undertone.

Some good acting and props (how did they get the police car and uniform?!). Sophisticated script for such young filmmakers too.

There was an anxiety in this film which was conveyed very strongly with the camera shots and the dialogue. I particularly enjoyed the suspense build up through the dialogue, and I think the intended message was conveyed very strongly verbally.

If the aim of this film was to be sinister then it succeeds. The worrisome mood is established well from the beginning. The use of location and shot selection are good.

An important film with an important message well delivered and I do hope this film will reach a wider audience especially in places of learning

Poppy Appeal 2018

 

This year we are again supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and will be selling poppies in order to raise much needed funds for this worthwhile cause.

 

Please bring a small donation to exchange for a poppy.

Foodbank

Endurance House and several other tutor groups across the other houses are collecting donations for the Torrington Food bank.  The food bank in Torrington relies on public donations of food.

  • EgASP- Canned beans, canned tuna, canned vegetables, crackers, soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

  • EgAMW- Herbs and spices, tinned tomatoes , canned fruit, tinned meat pies and cereal bars

  • EgIEW- Jam, pasta, rice, powdered milk, sanitary products.

  • EgLM-  cereal boxes, soup, biscuits, tea bags

  • EgSB- Coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, juice cartons (long life)

  • EgTK- Salt and pepper, breadsticks, packet pasta sauces, jars and pouches for babies.

  • EgTT- Crisps, canned custard, sauces (ketchup/BBQ Sauce), big bars of chocolate

  • EgTWC- Bottles of water, vinegar, pasta, tea, shower gel, deodorant, pasta sauces

Weather

A reminder with the colder weather, please ensure that you wear a coat to school. Please do not wear your school hoodie or any other hoodie under your jumper or over top. Year 10 & 11 are allowed to wear their School jumpers under their blazers. 

Further information on the School Uniform Policy can be found by Clicking Here.

Resolution House Non-School Uniform Day

Resolution house you are incredible! The last week of term you raised £894.75 towards Edukid. Terrific amount of effort went into the organising of events for the day. Congratulations!

Year 11 Mock Examination Timetable - Monday 29th October - Wednesday 7th November 2018

 

Date

Time

Duration

Subject

WEEK 1

Monday 29th Oct

9.10am

1 hour, 15 minutes

Combined Science - Biology

Monday 29th Oct

1.30pm

1 hour, 15 minutes

Geography

Tuesday 30th Oct

9.10am

2 hours, 15 minutes

English Literature

Tuesday 30th Oct

1.30pm

1 hour, 15 minutes

French - Writing

Wednesday 31 Oct

9.10am

1 hour, 45 minutes

English Language

Wednesday 31 Oct

1.30pm

1 hour, 15 minutes

Combined Science - Chemistry

Thursday 1st Nov

9.10am

1 hour, 45 minutes

Triple Science - Biology

Thursday 1st Nov

1.30pm

1 hour, 15 minutes

Creative iMedia

Friday 2nd Nov

9.10am

1 hour, 45 minutes

Triple Science - Chemistry

Friday 2nd Nov

1.30pm

1 hour

Health & Social Care

WEEK 2

Monday 5th Nov

9.10am

1 hour, 30 minutes

Hospitality & Catering

Monday 5th Nov

1.30pm

1 hour, 15 minutes

Design & Technology

Monday 5th Nov

1.30pm

1 hour, 15 minutes

Spanish

Tuesday 6th Nov

9.10am

2 hours

Statistics

Wednesday 7th Nov

9.10am

1 hour, 30 minutes

Maths

Wednesday 7th Nov

1.30pm

1 hour

Sports Science

 

Former Pupils

It's always great to see and hear what our former students achieve after leaving us and taking that next step in their education and working lives. Recently Mrs Peters, attended Group Training & Development prize giving event in Barnstaple to witness Euan and Matthew receive Apprentice of the Year Awards for 2018.

If you are interested in a career in Engineering and are considering an apprenticeship within Devon & Cornwall, Please like their page and visit their stand at our annual Future Opportunities event on Thursday 22nd November, 6pm-8.30pm open to all GTS Pupils in Year 8 - 11 and their families.

Community Events

Transforming Great Torrington's Park - Phase One - Vote for us

Please Click Here and take a minute to vote for Great Torrington’s park in the Aviva fund! We’re up against bigger towns and cities across the country so any help is much appreciated!

Each person can award ten votes each, and the deadline is 20th November 2018.

We really want to transform the park into something that the whole town can be proud of. We want it to not only help the local community and families, but also attract people to visit Great Torrington.

Thank you in anticipation, Cllr Cheryl Cottle- Hunkin