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MHS students pitch the BBC

What story do you think the BBC should be reporting on and sharing with our audience?
'The Pitch' is a chance for young people to suggest an idea for a story or report to BBC News, and on Thursday 16th March 20 students experienced a day of news reporting. By 4pm on the day they had compiled a BBC News School Report. To see how they did follow the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport
Sporting Achievements
The KS4 girls Futsal team were crowned South Charnwood champions and now progress onto the next round this week.
The U14, U15 and U16 boys Rugby teams have all made it into the county plate competitions.
The KS4 boys Badminton team were crowned South Charnwood champions.

Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers
The school is collecting once again this year Sainsbury's store Active Kid's vouchers, these go towards equipment and experiences for the pupils.

Please help us provide more amazing PE equipment for our pupils. If you have any vouchers that you will not be using and would be willing to donate them to the school it would be very much appreciated, just pop them into reception.
Thank you!

Holocaust Lecture
On Monday 6th February 22 year 10 and 11 GCSE historians attended a lecture delivered by Professor Christopher Szejnmann from Loughborough University at the South Wigston High School.
Professor Szejnmnan presented an outstanding, thought provoking talk on the sensitive, but fascinating topic of The Holocaust. Years of expertise oozed through his rhetoric and his ability to engage with the audience was masterful.

All students from MHS were exemplary, Cian Linnett, James Lacey and Mohamed Hassouna posed excellent questions to Professor Szejnmann who was certainly made to think on his feet and dig deep into the vaults of his knowledge.

A truly enjoyable experience which inspired and motivated our GCSE historians to broaden their view of history outside of the classroom and get a real flavour of the subject at university level.
Mr S Johnson - Teacher of History

Our Trip to Iceland
On the 12th February, 40 students and 5 teachers set off on a 5 day Geography adventure to Iceland - The Land of Fire and Ice.

An amazing time was had by all as we marvelled at volcanoes, swam in geothermally heated waters, watched erupting geysers and got close to thundering waterfalls.

Glacier hiking and lava tube caving were certainly highlights of the trip and will be remembered by many for a long time to come.

Students have come away with fantastic memories which they have shared with family and friends.
Mr S Williams - Teacher of Geography

What's coming up at MHS!
The spring and summer term is full of exciting trips/activities for the whole school community, these will include;
GCSE PE trip to Wellbeck College, GCSE Drama trip to Nottingham Theatre Royal to see 'The Woman in Black', 'Jazz Ticket' project workshops for Year 8, 'Wind Blowers' project for Year 7, GCSE Geography trip to Stibbington, Year 11 Prom, Summer Concert and a Drama residential in London.
How to teach your kangaroo to water ski!
Science and art have been carrying out a project called 'how to teach your kangaroo to water ski' in competition with the local primary schools.  Year 7 students used a dog to practise their training techniques.  The presentation will take place on Wednesday 8th February...an update next time!
Mrs D Yallop, Teacher of Science/Miss J Boyd, Teacher of Art

N.B. All the news stories above are just a small snippet of what we do as a school, if you would like to find out more please go to our website... www.martinhigh.org.

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