Ricky Recorder Issue No 37
The Ricky Recorder Issue 37: March 2016
We have had a large number of events this half term. In the MFL Factor Year 7 students performed songs in French and German to promote their use of modern foreign languages. This year’s winner was 7H. Our Spring Concert was a great success, and I have received many emails of congratulations. We hosted our House Sports morning on Saturday 19 th March, which is always an inspirational event. All the School’s sports facilities are used during these competitions and I would like to thank the parents who came and supported us. Our Business Studies department have been busy with their Dragon’s Apprentice challenges, in which our students run a business and measure its success against other student-run businesses in the local area.
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A record 148 students went on our Italian Ski trip in the February half-term, which was a great success. We have had letters of thanks, as well as a letter of praise from the resort itself. At the same time as the trip, students had an excellent tour of Iceland where the Aurora Borealis were particularly active. I am sure you will join with me in thanking all the staff who accompanied the students, who were a credit to Ricky School.
This term has seen preparations for the summer exams, with an Information Evening for parents, and after school study sessions for students. Our Spring Revision School has already started on Saturdays, with forthcoming sessions over the Easter break for Year 11s. It is essential for student with forthcoming exams to really get down to revision during this period. We are pleased to welcome 222 new Year 7s who will be joining us in the autumn. Allocation letters were sent out in March, and the School is delighted to be able to help the local community by taking an additional form on entry for 2016. We look forward to seeing the students in September. I am delighted that Eleanor Appleby, Year 10, was elected to represent Three Rivers at the Hertfordshire Youth Parliament. This is a fantastic accolade. Eleanor has done a tremendous job on the School Council and I know she will serve the local area exceptionally well.
For a second year we have been asked to hold an Art Exhibition by Watersmeet theatre. This is a great honour for the School and a recognition of the high quality work of students from the Art and Technology Faculty. The exhibition is on until 18 th April. Finally, the annual rugby Chess Cup against St Joan of Arc has had to be postponed until 13 th April. This is because our Year 10 team has reached the county final. We wish both teams well.
Mr K Douglas, Headteacher
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