Myton Hospice at Studley

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Year 10 pupils studying GCSE Health and Social Care had the pleasure of hosting a presentation from representatives from Myton Hospice. Pupils learned about the varied services offered at the hospice, from outpatient and in-patient, complementary therapies and their ‘rainbow ripples’ and ‘myteen’ services. Pupils learned of the variety of staffing roles at Myton Hospice and heard about ‘a day in the life of a fund raiser’ and ‘a day in the life of a community fund raiser’. Pupils were surprised to learn that the care was free and found it ‘insightful’ .

“I thought it was just a hospital, but now I have realised it is more like a home!” Brodie Hands

This presentation forms part of pupil’s skills for employment and their course work assessment. Pupils are keen to move forward in planning, organising and leading on fund raising initiatives and have the opportunity of a tour later in the year to meet staff and volunteers, which will enable them to see what the actual setting is like.

Careers and Technology/Health & Social care – Miss Vaughan & Miss Sienna

Young Musician of the Year 2017

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Young Musician of the Year 2017 is open to all students at Studley High School who wish to perform or sing a solo piece of music.

Audition rounds take place after school, from Monday 27th February with the Grand Final taking place on Thursday 30th March in the evening.

Please collect an application form from A2 to take part.

Good luck!

Studley Sport Mentoring programme

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Our new Sport Mentoring Programme has continued to grow so far this year at Studley High School. The programme is designed to support our fantastic sportsmen and women at Studley, ensuring they can maintain their busy training schedules and be successful in their chosen sports, whilst still progressing with their studies.
This is a positive programme for the students to be a part of, and acts as an additional support mechanism in school. The programme is available to students who are participating almost daily in sports clubs and may in the future require additional support to help them manage and continue to be successful both in school and in their chosen sport.
If this is something that you feel could be beneficial, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Dempster in the P.E department for more information.

Studley Bearcats on BBC

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In light of the recent Super Bowl spirit in the USA, pupils from Studley High and St Mary’s C of E Academy, have their very own American football team – the ‘Studley Bearcats’, who received national recognition last week, appearing in features on both BBC Breakfast and Newsround where they showcased some of their skills.

The team, formed by coach Roger Smithies, train every Thursday and the squad are looking forward to playing in the national leagues competition which begins in April.

“The boys describe the sport as a mixture of tag rugby and chess and there is no contact involved in this version of the game at all,” said school governor at St Mary’s, Wendy Williams.

“We have been putting on taster sessions for all the pupils during their PE sessions and there has been a huge interest; the sport is great for team building, great for fitness and great for having fun.”

There are 11 players on each team in American Football with the aim of moving the ball towards and ultimately into the opposition’s end zone.
This can be achieved by either running with the ball until tackled or throwing the ball down field to a team mate.

Pupils aged 7 to 15 years take part in the league each year with the all important final game taking place in August.

Watch the clip here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38872690

What Career Live? What University Live?

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As part of our careers education programme we are supporting the ‘What Career Live?  & What University Live?’ event on Saturday 4th March, at the NEC.

This event is suitable for young people aged 15 to 19. Parents/carers are welcome to attend also. The event will provide opportunities to explore their research in decision-making for post 16 routes to further and higher education.

For further information and to register please see link: http://www.thenec.co.uk/whats-on/what-career-what-university-live

If you have any further question you are welcome to contact the careers advisor Miss Sienna

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

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Year 10 pupils at Studley recently started their D of E Bronze training on the 29th January.
Approximately 30 pupils took part in introductions and initial training, from 9:45am till 4pm
The pupils had an ‘Introduction to DofE Expeditions programme’ & met other participants (team building, split into groups and ground rules). They looked at the format of expedition, walking & camping arrangements, expedition purpose planning, map work & navigation, including symbols, scales, setting and orientating a map (compass), rights of way and finally how to pick, plan and describe a route between two points.
The day was run by Rezilient expedition providers, led by Andy Bacon.
The next session will be Sunday 5th March, when they will be route planning for their first expedition.
Silver D of E training and Year 9 Bronze training takes place on the 4th and 5th March in school, with Venture Outdoor as the provider, led by James Vann. The times will be 9:45am – 4pm in school.

SHINE – Homelessness workshop

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Members of the Studley SHINE group recently took part in a practical workshop which focused on the issues affecting homeless people. The students began by reading poems written by people who have experienced homelessness. The poems explored the physical difficulties faced, particularly in the colder months, and their feelings of isolation and desperation.
The group discussed some of the causes of homelessness, and tried to empathise with the emotions experienced. The students expressed this empathy by using only a body pose and blanket.
The students interpreted these body poses by making small clay figures. Next, they draped the figures in Modroc – a Plaster of Paris sculpting material – to suggest the blanket. The figures are almost completely shrouded and deliberately have no identity, only a desperate and lonely appearance.

Studley pupils in National Maths Challenge

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The UK Mathematics Trust organises maths competitions and enrichment activities and last academic year over 600,000 pupils from 4,000 schools took part in the three individual challenges, the UK’s biggest national maths competitions.

The ‘Intermediate Maths Challenge’ is this today 2nd February, and Studley High School is entering 30 pupils from Y9 and 30 from Y10 to compete nationally with other pupils around the country. The top performers will then have the opportunity to continue on to the Olympiad round and ultimately complete in the International Mathematical Olympiad.

We wish them the best of luck and watch this space for the results!

Year 9 Music Trip

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Year 9 music students attended a concert at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham City Centre today.

Miss Bussey and her Y9 students had tickets for a special ‘KS3 Concert’ performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, titled ‘A Journey across the Western World’.

The CBSO provide annual concerts for KS3 students and these concerts feature the whole of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, an amazing spectacle itself, but in the awe inspiring surroundings of Symphony Hall these concerts are sure to have a lasting impact on those who attended.

They provide students with a snapshot of orchestral repertoire, introduced by an experienced presenter, and showcasing the different sections and instruments of the orchestra, through a range of orchestral music from the classical era to the sounds of today – ensuring that there really is something for everyone!

The concert featured

Watch this space for a review by Miss Bussey and her students.

 

Get Into Teaching!

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If you’re a budding teacher, or want to know more about a career teaching secondary aged pupils, come and see us at our February recruitment event in Stratford!

We will be at Stratford upon Avon School, at 6pm on Monday 13th February.

Find out why teaching is so rewarding, how the programme works, how to get a bursary, access funding, prepare for your interview, and eventually teach!

You can meet programme leaders, professional mentors from partner school in the locality, university representatives and trainees past and present.

We welcome anyone, as long as you have a degree, GCSE Maths and English and don’t already hold a teaching qualification.

If you want to save a place get in touch! teachingschool@studleyhighschool.org.uk

We would love to see you there!