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John Ferneley Newsletter Inside this issue: Mrs Stansfield’s Article 1 Miriam’s Fundraising 1 Library News 2 What’s on at the Regal Cinema? 3 Work it Wednesdays 3 Disco Inferno Review! 4 Term Dates 4 Miriam’s Fundraising Continued 4 Montage of Disco Inferno photos! 5 Creative Writing Workshops 6 Spring 1 2015 Designed and edited by Amy Healey and Miriam Culy The importance of imaginaon One of the most excing events this week, was a Year 7 creave wring workshop, involving around ten of our most talented, budding writers. Topics discussed included how to construct a plot; various alternave narrave structures; plot twists and cliﬀ hangers. The students got going on starng stories, sharing ideas and developing excing twists in exisng plots. The creavity and imaginaon required for the ideas and discussion that took place is ever so slightly breath-taking!!Even though I'm an English teacher, I ﬁnd creave wring about the hardest thing to do. I used to love it as a child but I think it gets tougher as we get older. Maybe we suppress our imaginaon as grown ups; maybe we get out of pracse. I'm planning to do a health check on mine over half term - it's absolutely essenal to have a lively imaginaon if you work in Educaon - I'll do some reading and thinking about unicorns!! Term Dates 2016 – 17 Parents have ben enquiring about term dates for the next academic year. These are available on our web- site and will diﬀer from the Leicester- shire County Council term dates. All schools within the Mowbray Educa- on Trust will be following the same paern. Fantasc fundraising At Christmas we had a pop-up fair and cake sales. The events team were busy in the last week of the Autumn Term taking a travelling pop-up fair of ‘guess how many baubles in the tub?’, ‘balance the 20p on the orange’ and a more tradional student-friendly raﬄe. Thanks must go to the army of cake bakers that provided us with plenful supplies that were sold at break mes. All monies raised were collated for the college charity, Cysc Fibrosis Trust, and a grand total of £142.12 was collected. Mrs Stansﬁeld’s Arcle Miriam Culy loses her locks for charity! On 23rd January Miriam Culy, in Year 9, cut 14 inches oﬀ her hair to raise funds for the Lile Princess Trust! I was aiming to raise around £200 but so far I have raised an incredible £626.80 and that is not including giﬅ aid! It is a really good way to do- nate to charity and I everyone has been real- ly supporve of me. I want to say thank you to everyone who has spon- sored me; friends, family and staﬀ. The Lile Prin- cess Trust is such an amazing charity. The Lile Princess provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ire- land that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. The Lile Princess Trust was set up in memory of Hannah Tarplee, a lile girl from Hereford who Connue reading on page 4
Mrs Stansfield’s Article John Ferneley Newsletter · John Ferneley Newsletter Inside this issue: Mrs Stansfield’s Article 1 Miriam’s Fundraising 1 ... Disco Inferno cast member,