Pupil and Parent Bulletin

Week B - Notices 28th October

Forthcoming Week


Tuesday 29th October

  • Resolution Assembly (Drama Studio)

  • MFL Revision session. 12.50pm - 1.15pm

  • Film Club, Drama Studio - Shazma. Pack lunches are welcome.

  • Film Animation Club, Year 7 - Year 11 - Spaces still available

  • Year 11 Design & Technology support afterschool with Mr Walsh

  • Year 9 - 11 Art GCSE support afterschool 3.10pm-5.00pm

  • Netball Training After School Year 9 - 11

  • Year 11 Rugby Training after school

  • No Year 7 Football after school

  • U15 Girls Volleyball practice after school- Sports Hall

  • Community Choir, Open to all, Drama Studio, 7pm - 8.15pm

Wednesday 30th October

  • Endeavour Assembly (Drama Studio)

  • Music Practice Rooms are open at lunchtime

  • Volleyball Fixture U15 v Various at HOME, Meet 3.10pm, KO 4.pm. Finish 6pm

  • Girls Rugby Afterschool Club - All Years. Finish 4.15pm

  • Boys Y 9 Rugby Rugby Match (Home) v Chulmleigh, finish 5pm

  • Warhammer Club Afterschool Club, Drama Studio Finish 4.15pm

  • Community Club meet at School: Torrington Athletics Club (TAAC) meet 6.15pm in the Gym. https://www.torringtonaac.co.uk/

Thursday 31th October

  • Endurance Assembly (Drama Studio)

  • Film club, Drama Studio - Shazam! - Packed lunches are welcome. Everyone welcome.

  • Year 11 Assembly in House Time. Please register first before going to the Drama Studio.

  • Badminton Afterschool Club

  • Rugby Year 8 Afterschool Club. Finish 4.15pm

  • Netball Training for Year 7 & 8 afterschool, 3.15pm - 4.15pm (CDF)

  • TKA & 11/EN6 English Revision Session, E3, 3.15pm - 4.00pm

  • Musical Back to the 80s Rehearsals

Friday 1st November

  • Discovery Assembly Drama Studio

  • Year 7 Assembly Dining Hall

  • Year 9 Computing Science - Teen Tech Awards with Exeter Maths School, C2 (P1-P4)

  • Christian Union at Lunchtime 12.50 -13.30 in B3 - everyone welcome bring lunch.

  • Rugby Year 8 Afterschool Club - All Years. Finish 4.15pm


Outstanding amount raised by Endeavour students

Congratulations on raising an extraordinary amount for Mr O’Donnell’s chosen charity Amyloidosis Research. £1150 was raised by a non-school uniform and a cake sale. Well done!


Year 10 & 11 Open Events

  • Bicton College

  • Bideford College

    • Bideford College Sixth Form Information Evening - Thursday 12th December, 4.30pm -7.00pm. No need to book a place


Save the Date - Future Opportunities Evening - Thursday 21st November, 6pm - 8pm


Sports Weekend 2019 (Y8-11): Friday 8th November - Sunday 10th November 2019

  • Please return your consent form to Mr Rhymer by Tuesday 29th October 2019


Rotary Competitions

We have a wonderful history of pupils entering Great Torrington Rotary Club’s competitions. Many of which go on to enjoy success at Local, District and few to National finals. All entries are considered for reward points.

Young Writer Competition - Theme

The task:
To produce a written or typed story in prose entitled, ‘Connections’. The written entry could be fiction or nonfiction, a story or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme.


A piece of work of around 500 hundred words or one side of A4 would be a suitable length of submission.

Entrants to be handed into Mrs Leonard by Monday 11th November (Breaktime) Judge: Mrs G Clayton.


Young Photographer

Express yourself by putting your photography skills to the test at the annual Rotary Young Photographer competition. Entrants are required to produce a portfolio of 3 photographs based on the theme “Through My Eyes”. Local heat deadline is Friday 15th November, 9am and the photos and an application form (available from Resources or Mrs Leonard) will need to be submitted to Mrs Leonard lleonard@gts.devon.sch.uk


Calling all Young Artists

An opportunity to express yourself with an interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Through my eyes’, and submit a two dimensional piece of artwork,. Art work will be on display at initial local round Tuesday 19th November and the winning artwork will then proceed to district heat.
The competition is open to artists aged between 7 and 17.
Objectives: This competition aims to encourage young people to:

  • Express their ideas through any artistic medium other than photography

  • Interpret a given theme

  • Use artistic skill, imagination and creativity

Entries: Entries should be preferably no larger than A2 size, but must be easily transportable.
Any media is acceptable, including ceramics and other art forms excepting Photographs
Entries will be judged on

  • Imagination and style

  • Content and composition

  • Inspiration

Artwork will not be returned unless specifically requested, but winners’ entries will be retained for display at the Volunteer Expo at the beginning of May 2020.

Deadline for entries: Friday 15th November 2019, Break time


Young Chef Competition

Local round will be held on Thursday 14th November. Please see Mr Anderson if you are interested in participating. Limited spaces available. Winner will go onto area final on 10th December at Petroc College.

Please see Mr Anderson if you are interested in entering this competition.


Young Musician

Please collect an entry form from Mr Robilliard.



• Solo Instrumental
• Solo Vocal

  • Solo Instrumental

  • Solo Vocal


  • Junior: Age up to 10 years

  • Intermediate: Age 11 – 13 years

  • Senior: Age 14 – 17 years

Age is at 31st August 2019.

One entry for each category from thelocal club round will be eligible to go forward to the Rotary District round.


Youth Speaks - A Debate

If you are interested in taking part please speak to Mr Robilliard and Mrs Furness. Local heat due to take place early evening in week commencing Monday 27th January, hosted at Shebbear College.

Rotary Youth Speaks Competition Dates:
Recycle Devon Waste Poetry Competition
poems can be about rubbish, ocean litter, plastic pollution, reducing waste, composting, recycling, reusing.

Enter by 30th November. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxc-5D2zmC0

Mrs Ward - Library & Resources Manager
Thank you Year 7 students. The free books that GTS will give you from Bookbuzz have been selected. I will let you know as soon as they arrive

Here are some competitions that you can enter to win other books. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/bookbuzz/students/bookbuzz-competitions/


Community Notices

The Torrington Christmas Caper - 2019 Entries Now Open

Every year TAAC invite the community to take part in their annual Christmas run - 9 miles of mud, forest trails, rivers and hills of Torrington. This year’s event will take place on Sunday 22nd December . To find out more and to register, please click on the following link to enter the 2019 Christmas Caper!