Hewett Highlights Friday 8th March 2013
Come and join the Parade For three days next week, the school theatre will be transported to the state of Georgia to witness the true story of a man wrongly accused of murder. Thi s p o w e r f u l m u s i c a l production takes place exactly one hundred years ago in 1913 when Leo Frank, a local Jew, is put on trial for the murder of a 13‐year‐ old girl working for him in his factory. The show explores issues of prejudice and justice and shows how good people can get whipped up into a frenzy of accusation which end up with miscarriages of justice. This year, performances will take place on
Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th at 7:30pm and tickets are already on sale. They cost £6 for adults and £4.50 for students a n d concessions. As with all our productions, demand for tickets will be high. The show has been going in to assemblies all week and the response has been fantastic. Mr Anthony said, “This is going to be an excellent production and I urge everyone to get tickets early.”
Beethoven comes to school On Tuesday 26th February, The and is helping hundreds of local Walter Roy Theatre was filled young people to take up an with the sounds instrument for of the famous the first time. Elias string As well as quartet. They playing for played a range those involved of music for in the project s t u d e n t s the quartet also involved in the played for A‐ Sistema in Level music and N o r w i c h music tech project. This students, even The Elias string quartet project gives playing and children in Norwich access to recording a piece written by one musical instruments and lessons of the students.
RS Revision help There is a brand new GCSE Revision Guide for RS that has been written especially for the exam that Year 11 students do. It can be ordered from the school shop. If it is ordered by Friday March 15th then it will be available to be collected before the Easter Holidays. The Guide only costs £4.00. Payment must be made when placing the order. Also GCSE Revision sessions are continuing to run on Mondays after school in A17. These are meant for those students resitting the Religion & Life exam. Tea and biscuits are provided!
Year 11 celebrating exam results This week, Year 11 students have been celebrating after achieving excellent results in their January exams. Many of these exams were modules, small exams which count towards their final result, but some were full GCSEs. Mr Anthony said, “We have looked at the results in so far and we are really pleased with the performance of Year 11 students. This is excellent news for them and for the school. I am really looking forward to see what they will do in the summer.”
Hewett team runners up in STEM competition On Wednesday 6th March, car. The cars were judged on Solenne Cabanis, Maya Carter, speed and their overall quality of Ruby Clarke, design. After r i g o r o u s P o l l y Thompson and testing and a Evie Wiseman grilling by the took part in judges, the the regional Hewett Team final of the came in second STEM (Science, place, just T e c h n o l o g y , missing out on E n g i n e e r i n g the trophy and and Math) £100 prize The girls show off their trophy C h a l l e n g e . m o n e y . C o m p e t i n g E v e r y o n e against nine other schools the enjoyed the day and all admitted team had to design and build an that they'd learned a great deal eco‐friendly, battery powered from the experience. Well done!
Non uniform day
On Friday 1 5 t h March we will be holding a n o n ‐ u n i f o r m day to celebrate and raise money for Comic Relief. Students can wear their own clothes for a donation of £1 to the charity. A number of students have already planned other fundraising activities to take place on the day, including sponsored silences and cake selling. We hope to raise a lot of money on the day for Comic Relief, which does such good work for many people.
Anglia Ruskin University are running two “Uni4U” Events: Saturday 20th April 2013 between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm at Cambridge Campus and Saturday 11th May 2013 between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm at Chelmsford Campus. These events are for students in Years 7 to 11 and their families, and are designed to give a taste and experience of higher education and how it could help shape their future. Activities will include everything from drama workshops to assisting a surgeon, money matters to forensic science. Places at either event need to be booked through the website at: www.anglia.ac.uk/uni4u
Items banned in school There are several items which we do not allow into school. Some of these are fairly obvious such as tobacco but others are not so. Please do not allow your child to bring to school aerosols as these can affect students and staff with asthma. We also have
banned laser pens, snappits (small fireworks which snap when thrown on the floor) and energy drinks. If any of these are seen in school they will be confiscated and only returned if a parent comes to school to collect them.
Calendar 11th ‐ 15th March is Week 2 Word of the week: Implicit Monday 11th March Year 8 HPV Vaccinations Thursday 14th March Friday 15th March Saturday 16th March School production: Parade Friday 15th March Non‐uniform day ‐ Comic Relief Tuesday 26th March BTEC Dance show Wednesday 27th March Break up for Easter Monday 15th April Back to school Monday 8th July Year 11 prom
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