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@igspost16 Christmas Parcel Delivery A BIG THANK YOU to the students who went out with Ilkley Good Neighbours on Wednesday delivering Christmas parcels to the vulnerable of the community. Your help was greatly appreciated and hopefully you brought some Christmas cheer to those who need it most. Kathy Allen Izzy Bragg Katie Butterfield Flora Jamieson Callum Wood Laura Copley Josh Gill

Jenny Button Sarah De Biasio Esther Abramson Amelia Benito Hannah Robinson Jenny Postlethwaite

Film Clubs New French Film Club hosted by Richard Burn and Jack Wilkinson Tuesday 7th January in N3 at 12:00. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy ‘Amélie’. Spanish Club restarts hosted by Kate Howard and Harry Donnison-Layton Monday January 6th in N4 at 12:00 The film showing will be ‘Los Girasoles Ciegos ‘

Challenge & Celebration Week Friday 20th December is an important deadline day for the second payment for C&C week. If you are a C&C ileader helping out with Year 7, 8 and 9 visit, it is vital that you make this deadline as the school has payment deadlines of its own to make. Please make sure that all monies are uploaded to ParentPay for this date. If there are any issues with ParentPay please email the school Business and Finance Director, Mrs Alison Kaye. Mr Washington

Message to all MFL students A reminder that sessions with Caroline and Veronica are compulsory and are to be treated as timetabled lessons. You should not arrange meetings with other teachers (including EPQ) or medical appointments during those times. Mrs Carey

Dance Workshop Northern School of Contemporary Dance/ Yorkshire Young Dancers Workshop Tuesday 7th January 2014 3-5pm in Gym A dance artist from the renowned and respected NSCD is coming to IGS to run a two hour contemporary technique and choreography workshop with the lead dancers for the school show. Students need to bring an appropriate change of clothing and footwear. Reply slips to confirm attendance must be handed to Miss Watson by Friday 20th December. If you are interested in the workshop but are not a lead dancer in the show please see Miss Watson asap.

Post 16 Dedicated Study Periods in Library w/c 6/1/14 Mon 6 Jan period 2 Tues 7 Jan period 5 Wed 8 Jan period 1 Thurs 9 Jan period 3 Fri 10 Jan period 3

@igspost16 Staff, students and other Creative Arts Evening visitors guest star in new Media videos Alongside the many excellent showcases of student talent on the recent Creative Arts Evening, A2 Media students were busy filming visitors lip-synching and dancing, producing some very entertaining results! Having managed to preview this material with a teaser video which concluded the Evening, after some fraught and frantic editing (well done Jake, Dec and Curtis!), we can now share with you three videos featuring a variety of familiar staff faces, students, parents and school governors… Our various volunteer performers now feature in videos for Faithless (Insomnia), The Pussycat Dolls (When I Grow Up) and dance act Storm Queen (Look Right Through) – some chilling out on a comfy armchair, others busting moves choreographed by Poppy from the Dolls team, and then there’s the ‘grandad dancing’… In my own case, I ‘skilfully’ blended granddad dancing with Dolls moves! All three videos contain brief previews of material that may be used in the final coursework videos alongside the Creative Arts Evening footage; if you check back through late December and January/ February, rough cuts and eventually final cuts will begin to appear. Scan the QR code or type in to visit the Media channel (click in ‘Videos’ or look for the 2014 A2 playlist). Also in the 2014 A2 playlist you can find the One Direction video (and others) created by these same students as a combined practice exercise. All the videos from previous years have been added to a new playlist, ‘Music Video Final Cuts’, several of which are included in the feature length documentary DVD on the 2012 Media students (ask for further details). The new compilation of AS student film company idents is also well worth a look (just click into ‘Videos’). As critical analysis forms a vital part of the coursework, any constructive comments you may have on these, or later full rough/ final cuts, would be very welcomed. My thanks to all of you who so gamely volunteered to participate on the Creative Arts Evening, and my hat off to Kate, Millie, Poppy, Tilly, Ben, George, Dec, Jake and Curtis for doing themselves, Media and the Creative Arts, and the school proud with their efforts on the night and since, with the time-consuming editing. I think you may have unearthed a few future stars! Dave Burrowes, Media Studies

School Nurse Drop In Sessions Tuesday 7th January in the Medical Room—no appointments necessary.

Post 16 In Form 6-10 Jan A 2014