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LANGLEY SCHOOL A SPECIALIST COLLEGE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, LANGUAGES AND TRAINING Tel: 0121 706 9771 WEBSITE: www.langley-sec.solihull.sch.uk

Friday 13 May 2011 Langley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment DF

Dear Parents and Care Givers Funky Friday Fashion / Garbage Show – Weds 18 May 6.30pm We wish to remind you that on Wednesday 18th May there will be a presentation of all of the work that Y7 have done this term, in the School Hall and Theatre. Work will include an eco-friendly Fashion Show, an exhibition of artwork, media based work on global environmental issues and displays of work showing how some of the groups would improve Langley’s environment. Weather permitting, there will also be a short tour of the work done in the vegetable and fruit growing area. The evening will commence at 6.30pm in the Hall, with the Fashion Show starting at approximately 7.15pm. Tickets cost £2 and are available from the Box Office. Congratulations to Langley’s Poets! Congratulations to the students listed below whose poems have been selected for entry in the 2011 “The Anthology”, a collation of poetry organised by Lyndon School. Over 500 entries were submitted and the competition was fierce, so well done to all those who had their poems accepted. Katja Benischke and Zoe Rhodes were both singled out by the judges for having particularly striking lines within their poems. Thomas Macey won the second prize in the Year 5-7 category. Particular mention must be made of Ashdone Khan for her outstanding reading of her poem in front of all the parents, students and judges at the presentation evening. The poems written by all the students below will appear on the school website very soon. Year 7 Megan Weir Benjamin Panaser Harleen Sahota Ashdone Khan Thomas Macey Megan Bache Holly Malin

Year 8 Iqra Khan Katja Benischke Hannah Patmore Jess Holder Riya Rana Zoe Rhodes Emma Thurlow

The Langley PTA Car Boot and Table Top Sale - Saturday 21st May 9.30am-1pm A reminder that you have an ideal opportunity to sell those items you haven’t used for years, make some money for yourself – and still help the school raise funds!


Pitches are available for £8.00. There will also be a table top sale for pupils inside the school at £5. Refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks, and bacon and sausage sandwiches) will be available in the school. Pitches can be set up from 8.30 am and gates will open at 9.30 am. The sale will end at 1 pm. Tickets for the Car Boot pitches are available from the Box Office 0121 706 7139 (Cheques made payable to Langley PTA). Table Top Pitches can pay on the day. If you have nothing to sell, then please come on the day, pick up some great bargains and help your school. Mr W Keddie, Assistant Headteacher Duke of Edinburgh Award A number of students have expressed an interest in completing the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award’ scheme. As the school is unable to run this as an extra-curricular activity at present, we contacted the ‘DoE’ team at Solihull MBC who have provided details of the following groups. In addition, some independent uniformed and voluntary groups offer D of E in Solihull, eg the Scout Association, Girl Guiding UK, ATC and Solihull School. SYW Challenge Adventure Level: Bronze, Silver & Gold Solihull Youth Workshops Lode Lane, Solihull, B91 2HJ Tel. No. 0121 704 6160 Contact: Julie Isaacs / Mike Ford

Challenge Adventure Group Level: Bronze & Silver 75 St John’s Close Knowle, Solihull B93 0NN Tel. No. 01564 779606 Contact: Simon Thomas

Knowle Youth Centre Level: Bronze; Knowle Youth Centre, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0PT Tel. 01564 774827 Contact: Tracy Bryan ‘Ties R Us’ [sorry!] In the Textiles Department, our Year 10 students are working on a ‘Flash from Trash’ project and some are keen to create outfits from ties. They would very much appreciate your unloved ties – and give them a new lease of life! Please send all donations to Miss Robson Smith. Thank you in anticipation! Boulogne Visit – July 2011 May we remind you that the balance of £40 for the above-mentioned visit is due by Friday 20th May. Payment by e-pay or cheque [Langley School Fund] would be appreciated. There will be information about the Parents’ Information Evening in the newsletter shortly. Mr Sambhi’s Mathematical Challenge If a piece of rope is laid around the equator of the earth and another piece is held exactly 1 metre above it all the way round, how much longer is the second piece? Solutions from parents are more than welcome! Please send entries with working to mrsambhi@mrmaths.com

Yours sincerely Mr P Talbot Headteacher

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