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29th November 2007 As the nights draw in and winter approaches I thought it would be appropriate to use this newsletter to highlight some of the many achievements of Magnus students over the past term. Citizenship Luke Smith, Robyn Sutton and Tammy Sutton were walking home recently when they saw an elderly lady trip and fall. Rather than walking by they went over to her, called for an ambulance and comforted her until paramedics arrived.

Media Stars Recently a group of traveller students from Magnus attended a conference in London. As a result of their contribution, two of our students, Samson Smith and Lucy Lee were asked to participate in the filming of a DVD. New staff

Singing Star Katie Bowditch, Year 7, has been selected to attend the final auditions for “Britain’s got talent”. It is a fantastic achievement to have got this far and we wish her all the best for the next stage.

Last month Matthew Leggett started his position as a Science Technician. A former student of the School Matthew will be a valuable addition to the team.

Sporting Success Newark Rugby Club Under 17's won the Junior Team of the Year award at the recent Newark Sports Review Awards, this was in recognition of the first national title won for the club in its 90 year history. Several current Magnus Sixth Formers were part of this outstanding squad. Year 9 girls are district Netball Champions and unbeaten in 3 years. U16 girls’ football are playing in the semi-finals of County Cup Wednesday 28th November against Dukeries. There have been impressive victories for our Year 7/8 girls’ football against local schools. Paxton Johnson playing for the County, Nottingham Forest Academy and awaiting results from recent England trial. Our Year 10 girls are second in district netball. Year 7/8 girls’ badminton are through to county stages representing the sports partnership. Year 9 girls are third in county hockey tournament. Year 7 boys are through to fourth round of county football cup. Extra curricular football now thriving with teams in all year groups playing regular fixtures. Rugby still thriving over 35 fixtures played so far this year and many more planned. Players selected for representation of County rugby: Year 13 Michael Topley, Year 11 Darall Oliver and Joshua Clack, Year 10 Rob Boddy and Jake Ragsdale-Lowe, Year 9 Devan Priestley. Mark Fell ex Nottinghamshire professional now coaching Tuesday evening as part of the Magnus Cricket Academy between 3.45 p.m. 5.15 p.m. All students welcome from the Newark area.

We are delighted to welcome Beata Seliti who joins our learning support team. Mrs Seliti is a native Polish speaker so will be able to offer valuable support to those of our students who are new to learning English. Diary Friday 30th Nov. Monday 3rd Dec to Friday 14th Dec. Monday 17th Dec. Thursday 20th Dec. Friday 21st Dec.

I.R Anderson Headteacher

INSET day Year 11 Mocks Awards Afternoon Carol Concert End of term

Newsletter Edition 5 - 29/11/2007  

Citizenship Singing Star Sporting Success