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Ilkley & District Neighbours Over 90s Party

Every year a small number of our students assist at the ‘Over 90’s Party’ that Ilkley & District Neighbours run for the elderly in our community. The next party will be held on Saturday 28 September 2013. Last year the students were very helpful and their company greatly appreciated by the guests. They would like 6 students who would be able to help between 1255-1630. Duties will include escorting the guests from the minibuses to their allocated tables, serving drinks and food, clearing tables. If you are interested please give your name to the Post 16 Office by Monday 23rd September.

Volunteers Wanted @ Glen Rosa Glen Rosa Care Home are looking for students who would like to volunteer with them. If you are interested in giving up some of your time, there is a meeting on Monday 16th September with Mr Milburn and Sue Laycock from Glen Rosa in K1 from 12-1pm.

Sign Language Course The Sign Language course will commence on Monday 16th September period 2 in F4. The students below indicated before the summer break that they would like to attend. As previously advised there is a charge of £15 for this 5 week course (cheques to Helen please). Callum Spencer Michael Abrams Ben Hadfield Kim Stephens Phoebe Collins Ed Saunders Lauren Brooks Sophie Waite Alice Bullock Chris King Matthew Newton Sophie Demaine Benjy Wilson Dates for Sign Language lessons are: Monday B 16 Sept period 2 Wednesday A 25 Sept period 1 Monday B 30 Sept period 2 Wednesday A 9 Oct period 1 Monday B 14 Oct period 2

Assemblies Year 12 Assembly Monday 16th September 8.30 in B Hall.

Ski Trip 2014 There are still places on the ski trip February Half Term 2014. If you are interested, please see Miss Haigh.

A chance for students to review the books on the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize longlist for a chance to win great prizes for yourself and your school. Anyone aged 17 and under can enter by writing a 200-word review of the book of their choice from our long list below:  The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond, Walker Books  After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross, Oxford University Press  Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Hot Key Books  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Puffin Books  Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, Faber and Faber  Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, Andersen Press  The Wall by William Sutcliffe, Bloomsbury Publishing  A World Between Us by Lydia Syson, Hot Key Books Deadline for entries is 16 September 2013. Hurry and enter at: http://www.theguardian.com/books/ competition/2013/may/25/enter-young-criticscompetition-2013?guni=Article:in%20body% 20link


Maths Year 12 & 13 lunchtime workshops As the new year begins, so do a new set of lunchtime drop-in workshops for AS & A2 Maths and Further Maths students. These are opportunities for you to work independently whilst getting one-to-one help from a Maths teacher with exactly what you may be struggling with. At this time of year, they are particularly useful for those who are finding the leap from GCSE a stretch. Many pupils only realise the usefulness of such sessions late in Year 12 or 13 – use them from the start! There are two session, Tuesday & Thursday lunchtimes in B12. Both are open to Years 12 & 13. Bring your lunch and stay for as long as you need. Attending at least one workshop is expected for Year 12 pupils who achieved a grade B at GCSE. Effective use of this additional support has done wonders for previous students’ mathematical confidence and grade – it can do the same for you!

Free student tickets to live recording of ‘Any Questions!’ We have ten free tickets for ‘Any Questions’, Radio 4's flagship political panel programme, on Friday 4 October at 7.15, Kings Hall. To qualify for a ticket all you need to do is write down who you would like to see on the panel and what question you would ask them. Ms Nicholl and Mrs Woodhouse will choose the best ten to receive tickets. Make sure you put your name and tutor group on your suggestion and pass to Helen in Post 16 Office by Friday 20 September.


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