End of Term – 19th December 2017

Thought for the Week

Thought for the Season
‘He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.’

Dates for your diary

4/1/2018 Start of Term for Pupils – this will be a continuation of week 1
4/1/18 A Level Awards Evening
5/1/2018 Mock Examinations Start
17/1/2018 Parent Consultation re Teaching School Status

Headteacher blog:

As Christmas approaches I would like to thank all the students, staff and parents for their hard work and support in making this term such a successful one. We write Round up each week because we would struggle to include all that happens in a term in a termly newsletter.

Our Year 9 students are settling in well and Year 11 and 13 students have shown that, the vast majority of them, are determined to do all they can to succeed in their GCSEs and A levels. With mock examinations running after Christmas, we encourage them to make sure they take a break to rest but also utilise the time to prepare for their examinations.

​During the lead up to the end of term, we have had the privilege of seeing students performing in the Christmas Concert. They put on a fantastic show. We are fortunate that in addition to our school cast a number of young people who have left us returned to support the school and played for us once more. It helped make the evening particularly special. Students showed passion, commitment and care for each other throughout the evening as well as providing us with superb music. One piece, was written by Carrigan Horne. The title of her song is ‘Unite’ and she wrote it in memory of the people who died or lived through the Ariana Grande concert. The line ‘don’t let your stars dull’ encouraged all our young people of the importance of living their lives to the full. Carrigan’s values of tolerance and ensuring we build a community that cares for each other are inspiring for all. Carrigan is now waiting for a call from Britain’s Got Talent as she played for them earlier this month. We wish her well.

My thanks to Mrs Todd for all the work she put into the performance and also to our Year 13 students for whom it was their final ‘official’ school concert. We hope to see you joining our performances in years to come.

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On Wednesday of last week our fantastic canteen staff cooked us a wonderful Christmas meal. In just under 25 minutes they served over 400 Christmas dinners with all the trimmings. We appreciate how well they look after both staff and students.

In the New Year on 3rd January the staff will be working with their colleagues from the middle and first schools at the 3rd ‘Light Up Uttoxeter conference’. As a school we ae committed to professional development of our staff. Staff have had the opportunity to select from over 40 workshops to a attend during the day to develop their own practice. Thank you to the sixth formers who will be doing the opening welcome to the 280 delegates.

School opens on the 4th January for students. During the evening on the 4th January, we invite last year’s Year 13 students back to school for our annual A-level Awards Evening. At this event, we present formal A-level certificates to students, and awards to recognise outstanding achievements, most progress and outstanding personal qualities in the year group.

Final dates for your dairy: Mock examinations start on the 5th January. In the third week back there is a parent consultation event on ‘Teaching Schools’ at 6.00pm on 17th January. The event will last a maximum of an hour and is very much a question and answer session for any interested parents or students.
We wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas.

Uniform 

Please support us with ensuring all students return to school with the correct school uniform.
Outdoor coats & hoodies should not be worn around the building. 
Many thanks 

6th form

As I am typing this the Sixth Formers are enjoying their annual Carol Concert in the theatre, for this first time this has been organised by the Senior Prefects and as I left to go and teach they were all singing along to past Christmas hits and the more energetic amongst them were doing the conga around the room.

In many lessons across the school Secret Santa has been taking place and Mrs Johnson and Mrs Young have sent us their Year 12 history class photo’s so you can see how serious it is taken. Each student had a budget of £3 and within that budget they had to provide a glue stick for their ‘person’.

Donut Day was a success with £500 being raised for a very good cause, all the Sixth Formers who helped to promote this event and also helped in the selling of the Donuts are overwhelmed by how much was raised. We also need thank Mr Washbourne who drove the school minibus to collect the dounts. He sent us this picture. Safety first I’m sure you’ll agree.

As of this morning we had 61 applications being sent off to UCAS, and as the day is progressing each member of the Sixth Form Team is sending them off throughout the day. The school deadline is today but we are aware of some students that have not been able to send theirs off. We will be looking a these as soon as we return in January.

It is Year 13 mocks when we return so we encourage all students to make use of their two weeks off and to spend some time revising so that they are fully prepared upon their return.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

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Could you have a hidden talent for cyber security?

Cyber Discovery, HM Government’s Cyber Schools Programme, is an extracurricular learning programme for students in years 10-13 across England. Its goal is to ensure that many more people enter the cyber security profession in the coming years.

If you are in year 10 – 13 and interested please click here:

https://www.joincyberdiscovery.com

Music Thanks

Thank you to all the pupils, staff and parents who took part in the Christmas concert or were a part of the audience and supported the event. Every year, the pupils just astound me with their talent and their support for one another. It was a hugely enjoyable evening and one which allowed the pupils to really showcase their musicality. I would like to thank especially my Year 13 pupils who have been a part of the music department family since year 9 and are an exceptionally talented group. It was lovely to welcome back ex pupils too, some of which took part. I hope the present year 13s can do the same in the future. Thank you to all and Merry Christmas. 

Think You Know?

Help and advice for you as a parent on the way your child uses the internet, the risks and what you can do to prevent these occurring can be found on the fantastic Think You Know website. Follow the link under the logo for more information. 
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Maths Inspiration Event

Last week 26 Year 12 A-Level maths students went to Birmingham for the Maths Inspiration Event.  

Maths Inspiration is a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers – giving them the chance to experience inspiring maths speakers live in a theatre, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world applications.

The first speaker was Hugh Hunt who got us to look at and think about the spin on a bouncing ball, boomerangs, spinning tops and why a spinning wheel doesn’t fall over.  Next up was Sammie Buzzard who spoke about her maths research on climate change and how mathematical modelling can unlock secrets hidden in the ice in Antarctica.  The final speaker was Ben Sparks who took inspiration for his talk from lines of the song ‘Shape of my Heart’ by Sting and talked about the probability of different ways of winning in poker.  He then did an experiment with the audience on the Birthday Paradox – did you know that in a group of 23 people there is a 50-50 chance that 2 people will have the same birthday?

The event was enjoyed by all and has generated some very good discussions  – hopefully it has also inspired the students to go on the study maths or a related subject at University.

 Online Safety

The impact of social media can be amazing – the promotion of events, the re-connection with friends from times past and the sharing of memories – are all fantastic ways of communicating.
Unfortunately social media is not always used in such a positive way.

Advice regarding uploading pictures:
Only upload pictures that you’d be happy for a parent to see (the internet is a public place). Don’t post pictures of you or your friends wearing school uniform (this lets people know where you will be). Tick the “no pic forwarding” option on your settings page – this will stop people forwarding your pictures to anyone without your consent. Who are you communicating with? Do you know? Do you really know?? Have you met them? If you know someone… who knows someone… who knows someone….. it doesn’t make them your friend.
Advice for students:
What you put on social media sites is there forever. Consider the information you share – you don’t know who your friend’s friends are… or your friend’s friends’ friends… Be aware that information on your profile could potentially be viewed by anyone. Consider you photo – what info does it give about you? Understand the meaning of ‘joint enterprise’ Be aware that university admissions and employers WILL check your internet activity.
Students/Parents & carers please visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ for further information

Reminder to parents
In the event of an emergency with your child, have you got a new phone number (especially mobile)? Have you moved? Has there been a change in your circumstances? Has there been a change regarding any medical information for your son or daughter?
If so, it is vital that you alert school so we can change the details on our system. Please contact school as soon as possible.
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Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Faizey are:

Year 9
Harry Ahston and Matthew Jackson for very good effort and progress

Year 10
Maddie Andrews for always working to the highest standard
Rubie Greensmith for impressive progress with written work

Year 11
Hannah Clarke for positive attitude and good effort

Well done!

Art Exam Parents Evening

January 9th 6:30pm-7:15pm Ede Studio
Art staff will be presenting advice and tips for the exam element of the GCSE worth 40% of the students Art GCSE grade. The Exam papers will be released on this date. Preparation for the exam starts immediately during the January Mock Exam period and students will be able to attend art club at lunch or after school til 5pm most days as per usual.

Thanks from the PTA

The PTA, staff and students wish to thank all those who donated to the Christmas Hampers and all of you who bought tickets. We raised over £600 from the events held both at the Tesco Community fair and the school production and concert. We are delighted to announce the winners of the 4 magnificent hampers were: Julie Rowbottom, Gary Campion, Emelia Lowe and Karen Beeson. We now look forward to asking our students and staff for their ideas on how the monies raised should be spent and will update you once this has been agreed. Should you wish to join us on the PTA all are most welcome to come to our next meeting to be held at school on Wednesday 17th January at 7pm.

Thank you for you continued support for our students.

  Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

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Week Commencing 4th December

Thought for the Week

Assemblies w/b 11th December

All House assemblies will be led by their respective Head of House on the theme of ‘Celebration’

During these assemblies students will be reminded that on the last day of term (Tuesday 19th) it is an optional Christmas jumper day. Students who wear a jumper are asked to contribute £1. If wearing a Christmas jumper they will not be expected to wear a blazer. This will be split equally between a local foodbank and the funding of counselling for Thomas Alleyne’s students who are experiencing any emotional difficulties

Thought for the Week
‘The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate’

Dates for your diary

13/12/2017 Music Concert
19/12/2017 End of Term
4/1/2018 Start of Term for Pupils – this will be a continuation of week 1

Headteacher blog:

This evening I will attend the final night of our school production of Woman in Black. The work of the staff and students has been truly inspiring. They have given us a wonderful, challenging and thoroughly professional piece of theatre.

When I look back at my own school years, I have precious memories of being part of the backstage crew in our school production of The Tempest, completing my Duke of Edinburgh Award and playing in school sports teams. I could not have done any of these without the staff who gave up their time and my parents who supported me.

I know that all of the young people who performed or supported tonight will remember this production as a highlight of their school life.

They have worked incredibly hard, formed bonds between each other which will last and have developed skills of teamwork, resilience and creativity.

Thank you to everyone involved but especially to Mrs Wheildon, Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Krausse.

It has been our privilege to be able to be your audience!

 

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Cyber Discovery, HM Government’s Cyber Schools Programme, is an extracurricular learning programme for students in years 10-13 across England. Its goal is to ensure that many more people enter the cyber security profession in the coming years.

If you are in year 10 – 13 and interested please click here:

https://www.joincyberdiscovery.com

Last Day of Term

School will close for students at 3.05pm on Tuesday 19th December. Students can wear Christmas jumpers on the last day. Please donate a £1 and all monies will be donated to a local food bank and YESS counselling services for TAHS students.
School will re-open for students on Thursday 4th January 2018.

Think You Know?

Help and advice for you as a parent on the way your child uses the internet, the risks and what you can do to prevent these occurring can be found on the fantastic Think You Know website. Follow the link under the logo for more information. 
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News from the Farm

Last week saw the arrival of our first batch of piglets. Our sow gave birth to 11 healthy piglets and despite the cold weather they are all doing very well. During vet skills on Wednesday, yr10 students watched as the vet showed them how to castrate the male piglets, a process which is necessary on small holdings where we keep all our pigs together. They then learnt how to check the other sow to see when she is due to farrow (give birth). They found it a fascinating, if not slightly unnerving, experience.

Year 10 Animal Care students have also been very busy preparing turkeys and wreaths ready for Christmas – there are still a few large turkeys for sale and wreaths can be made to order. Please email the farm manager on allenm@tahs.org.uk if you are interested.’

 

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6th form

The Sixth Form are eagerly anticipating ‘Donut Day’, which is Friday 15th, these can be pre-ordered on ParentPay and a link has been set up for each student if you wish to purchase them. Why not get some bought home to share over a cup of tea, all money goes to Dougie Mac and another fund raising idea that the Senior Prefects are working hard on is the ‘Snow Ball’ which will be held on Tuesday 19th, all money raised from this event supports their Sixth Form Leavers events that they organise themselves. They are committed to making this event the best yet.

We have seen an abundance of UCAS forms being checked and sent this week, the enthusiasm among the students is increasing and we hope to get the majority completed by next Friday. Please ensure that all have made an appointment with the Form Tutor or Sixth Form Team member to ensure that suitable time is allocated to check through it and for it to be sent.

Those that have applied for competitive courses have been invited for interviews over this past week at Oxford and we have some interviews coming up next week for Cambridge, and an abundance of other prestigious universities offering conditional places to the 40 that have applied so far.

Remember that the 6th Form application deadline for Year 11’s is Friday 5th Jan 2018.

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 Busy in Music!

 

The Music Department Christmas Concert is this Wednesday 13th December at 7pm. Tickets are available from the online shop, or see Mrs Todd directly.
The pupils have been working incredibly hard as they always do! Please come along and enjoy the annual festive celebration.

A reminder about rehearsals tomorrow (Saturday 9th December)

Choir 10 until 12
String ensemble 12.15 to 12.45
Wind Band 1.30 to 2.30
Rehearsals are in room 67, the main music classroom.

Rehearsals are also taking place all day on Wednesday in the theatre;

Period 1 Wind Band
Period 2 String and Jazz Band
Period 3 and 4; solos, duets, small groups
Period 5 Choir

Snow information; Rehearsals on Saturday  will go ahead unless it is unsafe to do so and we get more snow than currently expected. If for any reason there is a problem, I will put a notice on the School Facebook page.

Thank you to all the pupils and parents for their continued support. As always, I’m very excited about the concert and I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!

Safeguarding

Please be advised that a student has reported concerns about 2 males potentially taking photographs of students catching service buses at the end of school day. 
This has been reported formally to the police and as a school we have also informed our local PCSO team. 
If students have any concerns please return to school and inform a member of staff immediately.
Thank you.

Online Safety

The impact of social media can be amazing – the promotion of events, the re-connection with friends from times past and the sharing of memories – are all fantastic ways of communicating.
Unfortunately social media is not always used in such a positive way.
Advice regarding uploading pictures:
Only upload pictures that you’d be happy for a parent to see (the internet is a public place). Don’t post pictures of you or your friends wearing school uniform (this lets people know where you will be). Tick the “no pic forwarding” option on your settings page – this will stop people forwarding your pictures to anyone without your consent. Who are you communicating with? Do you know? Do you really know?? Have you met them? If you know someone… who knows someone… who knows someone….. it doesn’t make them your friend.
Advice for students:
What you put on social media sites is there forever. Consider the information you share – you don’t know who your friend’s friends are… or your friend’s friends’ friends… Be aware that information on your profile could potentially be viewed by anyone. Consider you photo – what info does it give about you? Understand the meaning of ‘joint enterprise’ Be aware that university admissions and employers WILL check your internet activity.
Students/Parents & carers please visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ for further information

Reminder to parents
In the event of an emergency with your child, have you got a new phone number (especially mobile)? Have you moved? Has there been a change in your circumstances? Has there been a change regarding any medical information for your son or daughter?
If so, it is vital that you alert school so we can change the details on our system. Please contact school as soon as possible.
thanks

Hoodies/Sweatshirts

Now that the weather is turning colder can we please remind students and parents that hoodies and sweatshirts should not be worn in school as part of our uniform policy.
We would really appreciate your support with this.

Christmas Lunch

Our annual Christmas Lunch will be served in the canteen on Wednesday 13th December – now who will Santa’s little helpers be this year on the servery?

 

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Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Beech are:

Year 9
Joshua Newbon and Mia Ashcroft for excellent work in chemistry

Year 10
Danielle Ashmore and Jemima Pope for excellent assessment scores in biology

Year 11
Wanicha Promrak and Alexander Hylton for consistent effort in science

This week’s BTEC Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Lorten for masterfully weighing the enormous turkeys that even the big lads couldn’t manage! Some weighed above 15kg! And for producing a lovely Christmas Wreath Harry  for all round excellent practical skills

This week’s Environmental Land Based Science Students of the Week also selected by Mr Gilson are:
Jemma and Libby  for wanting to finish their course work to the best of their abilities

Well done!

Teaching and Learning

On 11/12/17 Thomas Alleyne’s Staff will be meeting as Teaching and Learning Communities for the second time this year. Over the last two years, the school has been part of a prestigious national research project focusing on the effectiveness of Assessment for Learning. The project ended in July this year, but we have chosen to continue working in Teaching and Learning Communities in order to apply the skills we have developed to areas such as meeting the needs of the most able students.

Summer 2017 Exam Certificates

These will be available for collection from TAHS on:
 
Thursday 14th December 11am -1pm
Friday 15th December 11am -1pm

News from PE

Congratulations to Courtney who made her debut for Staffordshire Ladies Rugby Union against Worcestershire this week.
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Under 16 Netball

John Port travelled to TAHS on Tuesday with their A & B team. Ellie, Lottie, Jess, Vicky  Abigail  Belle  Jaz  Tilly & Abi Chilvrs played two matches back to back. Some strong defensive work from Tilly and Jaz in the circle and some strong shooting in the final two quarters from Ellie, Lottie & Abi saw TAHS win 10-4. The second game against the A team resulted in a 14-6 defeat, with some great inter court play but Alleynes were unable to get into good shooting positions due to the John Port GD and GK.
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Girls Rugby

Under the floodlights at Shobnall TAHS played John Taylor. Alleynes took control of the first half scoring early tries and reaching the interval 5-1 up. John Taylor made a resurgence second half but Alleyne’s remained in control winning the game by 8 tries to 5. Courtney , Amy , Amelia , Holly  & Beth  all getting on the score sheet.
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  Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

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UPDATED PAGE TO BE SENT OUT ON MONDAY

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Week Commencing 27th November

Thought for the Week

Assemblies w/b 4th December
Theme: Friendship
All House and sixth form assemblies will be led by Damian Godwin
Thoughts for the Week
There are loads of cheesy quotes on friendship, I’ve tried to choose some non-cheesy ones!
‘When a friend makes some mistake, do not forget all the good things they did for you.’
‘The best time to make friends is before you need them.’
‘Fake friends are like shadows, always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hours.’

Dates for your diary

6/12/2017 Woman in Black Performance
7/12/2017 Woman in Black Performance
8/12/2017 Woman in Black Performance
13/12/2017 Music Concert

Headteacher blog:

Woman in Black will be performed next week. We have some tickets available on Wednesday evening. It promises to be an excellent show. If you are able to join us please phone the school office who will be able to organise a ticket for you.
Thank you to all parents who attended the Year 11 parents evening. Attendance was 76% this year. We would be interested in feedback from parents as we are currently reviewing the insight booking system. Please email comments to office@tahs.org.uk.  If you were unable to get the appointments you needed and have not been able to speak to your Head of House please use the email address above so that we can organise appointments for you.
Year 11 students will be completing their mock examinations in January. We have 10 students who have already streamed over 140 GCSEpods to support their study. Congratulations to Jack, Poppy, Laura, Niamh, George, Oliver, Wanicha, Fred, Freya and Tom. 
The average number of podcasts streamed is 33 for students in Year 11. However we do have 38 students who have not yet used the resource. Help is on hand for any student in school. It would be much appreciated if parents could watch the following video to support their sons/daughters.
We have also put links to below to documents designed to support parents.

Next week is production week! 

The stage is set and we are excited to say that TAHS’s production of Woman In Black starts Wednesday 6th December and runs both Thursday 7th and Friday 8th also.
The play tells the ghost story of the solicitor Arthur Kips, who takes on much more than he bargains for when instructed to sort the papers of Mrs Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House.
With lots of tension and scares, come along for a ghost story with a twist! 
Tickets £5 from school office or lunch times outside the theatre.
Show starts at 7.30pm and ends at approximately 9.30pm
See you there!

Could you have a hidden talent for cyber security?

Cyber Discovery, HM Government’s Cyber Schools Programme, is an extracurricular learning programme for students in years 10-13 across England. Its goal is to ensure that many more people enter the cyber security profession in the coming years.

If you are in year 10 – 13 and interested please click here:

https://www.joincyberdiscovery.com

Absence from School

Please find below the letter from our local authority in relation to Changes to Penalty Notices for Absence from School that we shared with you in September. 
Could we please remind you that these changes come into effect from 1st January 2018.
The changes specifically relate to the following areas,
Penalty Notice for leave of absence (holiday) in term time
Penalty Notice for persistent lateness
Period of time used to measure persistent absence and lateness 

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GCSE History – preparing for Year 11 Mocks

Helping your American-West revision
The history department strongly recommends watching Episode 2 of Ray Mears BBC4 ‘How the Wild West was Won’ on the BBC i-player about life on the Plains.
The first five minutes of Episode 1 and the last 25 minutes are also useful about the Donner party, gold rush and mining towns.
We will also be showing these programmes during lunchtime in room 16, so bring your lunch and watch then.

Art News

Year 11 Art GCSE Mock Exams & Dates to Remember!
Coursework deadline is Monday 18th December at 3:05pm– ALL work from Y10 and 11 should be submitted to their art teacher in paper folders. This is worth 60% of your GCSE grade.
 
To support students we expect you to be putting in hours at art club– every mark counts, this is a new specification and the standard is high to achieve levels. usually More effort = More marks!
Art Exam Parents Evening 
 
January 9th 6:30pm-7:15pm Ede Studio
Art staff will be presenting advice and tips for the exam element of the GCSE worth 40% of the students Art GCSE grade. The Exam papers will be released on this date. Preparation for the exam starts immediately during the January Mock Exam period and students will be able to attend art club at lunch or after school til 5pm most days as per usual. 
Calling Budding Artists/Designer- LOGO Competition
Year 9 students are invited to design a logo for  Croxden Parish Council, this exciting opportunity is run as a competition across the locality and would be great for a TAHS student to have a go. Details on are Year 9 INSIGHT. 

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6th form

DONUT DAY 15th December

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 Interested in Teaching? 

£15,000  available for sixth form students planning to study Maths or Physics at University.

Future scholars … sign up here

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Pastoral Students of the Week

Pastoral students of the week are those pupils who helped out on Yr 11 parents’ evening:  Grace Harvey, Matthew Payne, Vicki Catterall, Katie Lawerence, Owen Carrington, Alex ford, Andrew Pye, Okyanus Ari, Neve Hall, Annie White and Tom Johnson. Your help was greatly appreciated by both parents and staff!

Science News

I’m A Scientist Get Me Out of Here – The 25 Genome Project

As part of their biology A level, year 13 students have been studying how genome sequencing is carried out and why it is so important. This week during their lesson, they were able to take part in a live chat with three scientists.  The scientists are all working at the Wellcome Sanger Institute which, as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations, will fund the genome sequencing of 25 new species. The scientists participated in the chat room with our students during which time they championed the species they felt should be sequence.  We were fortunate enough to be able to ask questions to world experts on three potentially dangerous species. 

One scientist was championing sequencing the genome of the Asian Hornet, an invasive species that is currently making its way over to Europe and competing with our bee population.  Another was keen to learn more about the Lion’s Mane jelly fish with its 36m long tentacles which is threatening to spread throughout the oceans in part due to overfishing reducing predator numbers.  One of the students asked: ‘Do you think that by sequencing the genome of the jellyfish the information can be used to control its population?’ This reply came straight back: ‘Sequencing the genome is the only reliable way to control populations. We can use the genome sequence to try to create sterile males which can be introduced into the population.  Manually controlling the jelly fish is too expensive.’ Finally, Daubentons bat is able to incubate rabies virus without coming to any harm.  The final scientist hoped that by sequencing the genome of this bat, it would give scientists a clue to this ‘superimmunity’ to lethal diseases which could then be used to help humans.

Overall it was a very enjoyable experience and the students learnt a great deal in preparation for their A level exam in the summer. This project is running for three weeks across the whole country and so we are now able to join hundreds of other schools across the country to vote for which genome should be sequenced.

This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Milward are:

Year 9

Darius Blurton and Isabel Watts for excellent attainment and inquisitive questions in lessons

Year 10

Tara Wilkins and Poppy Chatfield for excellent work in lessons and pleasing test results

Year 11

Kim Burgess and Nicolas Lamb for excellent progress

Well done!

 

Summer 2017 Exam Certificates

These will be available for collection from TAHS on:
Thursday 14th December 11am -1pm
Friday 15th December 11am -1pm

News from PE

Boys Badminton
The KS4 badminton teams travelled to Paulet for the East Staffordshire tournament on Wednesday.
The team have trained regularly with Milly Radley & Alice Smith and have greatly improved their knowledge and skillset. The B team of Seb Hancox,Tommy Mangan, Isaac Hawley & Ethan Bungar were in the more difficult pool facing John Taylor A and Paulet A. Unable to win a game some long rallies were had and some good points won in the match.
The TAHS A team comprised of Alex Bennett, Thomas Page, Alex Done & Owen Carrington who were in pool B. Their 3 fixtures
against Pingle, Paulet B and Robert Sutton all ended in defeat but each match could have gone either way with the score being 3-2.
House Hockey
In cold conditions the year 9 House hockey competition took place. It was a high scoring event compared to the senior competition the previous week.
Whitmore ran out winners after 3 victories Frankie Tooth, Mya Dain & Amie Renshaw all scoring. Torrance finished second on 5 points with Alyssa Shaw
scoring. In third place were Elkes and fourth were Orme.
 
Rugby World Cup Final
Dont forget to support England in the morning 9am kick off on BBC in the Rugby League World Cup Final v Australia.
U16 Badminton District Winners
Congratulations to the girls under 16 A team who on Tuesday night fought of local competition to progress through to the county stage of the tournament. The team played a series of singles and doubles matches against Burton schools. Without losing a game the girls progressed easily into the next stages of the competition. Well done to: Scarlett Simister, Alice Radley, Emily Barton and Sophie Lomas.
Year 9 House Rugby
1st place- Torrance
2nd place- Whitmore
3rd place – Orme
4th place- Elkes
Year 10 House Rugby
1st Place- Torrance
2nd Place- Elkes
3rd Place- Whitmore
4th Place- Orme
Yr11 House Rugby
1st Place- Torrance
2nd Place- Whitmore
3rd Place- Orme
4th Place- Elkes
House Swimming Gala Teams

  Careers

Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com 

New this week Nestle applications are open. 

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Interested in Medicine, check out this day at Keele:

https://www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/newsevents/medicinecareersday/ 

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