WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 6 March 2020

Millthorpe Loop Quiz Night – tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Millthorpe Loop Quiz Night!

The evening, hosted by Tom Adams, resident Quizmaster at The Swan and The Slip, will take place on Friday 27 March, from 7.00-9.30pm in the School Hall. The victorious team will win a Barrow of Booze and there will also be smaller prizes for the runners-up.

Tickets priced at £3 per person are now available via ParentPay or from Millthorpe School’s Main Reception (cash only please). Tickets are limited so don’t miss out, get them fast!

All proceeds will go to Millthorpe Loop funds.

Kick the Habit – Anti-idling campaign

As a school we are backing City of York Council’s ‘Kick the Habit’ campaign which urges everyone to play a part in reducing air pollution by:

  • encouraging drivers to switch off their engines when parked up and waiting (idling)
  • reducing the numbers of idling vehicles in York
  • drawing attention to the health risks of continued idling

The campaign also wants to make people think about the importance of clean air and the impact that air pollution has on our health; the Kick the Habit campaign starts a conversation about air quality in York to prompt a change in the behaviour of drivers in our city.

If you are dropping off or collecting your child from school, please help us to support the ‘Kick the Habit’ initiative.

You can find out more about the scheme here.

Early closure reminder

Just a reminder that school closes at 2.20pm for staff professional development on Wednesday 11 March.

Year 9 reports

Year 9 students should have received their reports this week. Please contact the School Office if your child has not received their report.

Drama Club – Year 7 & 8

Next week we are starting a new Drama Club for Year 7 and 8 students. It will take place in the Drama Hall every Tuesday lunchtime. Lunch passes are available from Mrs Sladen or students are welcome to being their lunch with them.

Sport England project

We would like to inform you about a research project led by Sheffield Hallam University which is taking place to evaluate the impact of a new programme to improve students’ experiences of PE and physical activity. This programme is currently being offered to all secondary schools in England by Sport England and the Secondary Teacher Training Consortium. The research project asks students and staff to complete a short online survey before the start and at the end of the project that asks their opinion of the physical education, physical activity and sport opportunities available to them at school.

All data from the study is anonymous and your child’s data will be combined with those of many others and summarised in a report to further protect anonymity.

If you do not want your child to participate in the research study, please inform us by emailing the school office.

Full information about the project can be found here. Any further questions can be directed to Mr Randall or Mr Collins.

Free talk at Bootham School – An Operational Mindset

On 12 March, Bootham School is hosting a talk by venture capital firm, GreatPoint View (GPV), called An Operational Mindset. The event will take place from 6.00-7.00pm and tickets are free. Further information can be found here.