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Operation Christmas Child

FBI are organising a collection for Operation Christmas Child. This is a Christian charity that sends shoe boxes full of gifts to children in poor areas of the world. Any pupils interested need to see Ms Sparrow or Mrs Laarveld for a leaflet.

Instructions are also available online here where you can also make up a 'virtual box' if you prefer.

Happy packing!

Deadline is Monday 21st November

Posted on: 11/11/2011

Street Dance Success

Seventeen pupils from Great Torrington School travelled to Plymouth's Guildhall on Sunday to compete in the UDO National High School South West Street Dance Championships, and returned with more trophies.

The day began with the duo's competition. From the years 7-9 category, Payton Stacey with Rebecca Isaac and Ella Lambert with Tegan Spear, both made the semi-finals. Tate Rowtcliff and Danny Witney came 1st place overall after 3 tough rounds. In the year 10-11 category, Leah Taylor with Rosanna Hoadley reached the semi-final stage whilst Erin Taylor with Witney reached the final round (last 6) but were unfortunate not to be placed in the top 3.

Next was the solo competition. All pupils competing individually to be crowned the best solo dancer in the South West. Payton Stacey reached the semi-final and Danny Witney came 3rd overall in the years 7-9 category, with Witney Stacey reaching the semi-finals stage

Then came the team's category. Torrington School's new year 7-9 crew Sneakers (made up of Ella lambert, Tegan Spear, Rebecca Isaac, Freya Cooper, Maya Eastabrook, Olivia Treml, Payton Stacey, Britney Smith, Lois Papworth & Billie Jordan in their first ever competition and only being together for 6 weeks, came an amazing 2nd place. In the year 10-11 category, in only their second year, Streetz Dance Crew (consisting of Leah Taylor, Rosanna Hoadley, Tate Rowtcliff, Chloe Kenneally, Danny Witney, Witney Stacey and Erin Taylor) also came an amazing 2nd place!

All these pupils now go on to compete against the best in the country at the National Finals in Blackpool on December 3rd where they will be mixing with the stars such as Diversity from Britain's got Talent.

Posted on: 09/11/2011

Newsletter

The new newsletter is now available - click here to view it!

Posted on: 21/10/2011

Post 16 Opportunities Evening

Tuesday 8th November 2011, 6.30pm to 8.30 pm in the Sports Hall

Parents/carers & pupils of Years 9, 10 & 11 are invited to this annual event. There will be representatives from local colleges, higher education, training providers & employers to discuss post 16 pathways and opportunities for school leavers. There will also be a careers adviser available to offer general advice & guidance. A list of stands will be published prior to the event.

Careers South West (formally known as Connexions) have had their time reduced in schools and therefore not all students will get an individual careers interview. This event is an excellent opportunity to speak to experts to support young people with their KS4 & Post 16 Options.

For a list of stands please click here

Posted on: 18/10/2011

NHS Immunisation Team

In line with national policy, BCG vaccination for TB has not routinely been given to children in schools since 2005. NHS Devon are now screening young people in reception year, who are at risk of developing or have on going risk of exposure to TB infection. This includes any child aged 5 to 18 years old who has not been vaccinated against TB infection and:

Have a parent or grandparent born in a country with a high incidence of TB OR

Were born or lived for more than 3 months in any country with a high incidence of TB

Please contact The Immunisation Team on 01392 208469/ 208470 to arrange screening and vaccination.

Posted on: 18/10/2011

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