On Monday night a large group of Tirlebrook pupils and staff set off to Worcester University Arena to watch a netball match between the Severn Stars and the Sirens. With court side seats and the opportunity for some of the children to be ball girls and boys it was an amazing spectacle. The game was played at a blistering pace and the players were a great inspiration with their speed, agility and teamwork. There were lots of television cameras as the game was broadcast live on Sky. With four quarters of relentless pressure and some great passing play the Severn Stars emerged victorious. They were also kind enough to come and chat with the children and give autographs. What a fantastic opportunity to see top flight athletes at work. Well done everyone!
It was great to see the whole school decked out in red and putting their noses on to support this year's Comic Relief fundraiser. Well done to School Council for selling 5 boxes of red noses and a huge thank you to everyone who donated to this worthy charity.
It was a pleasure to welcome Japanese students from Rakunan High School to Tirlebrook today as part of our International Week 2017. Our Y6 pupils gave guided tours around the school and the students joined our children on the playground at playtime. During assembly it was wonderful to hear from some of the Japanese students and see some video clips about their school and learn about the things they enjoy doing. In addition, our visitors performed a song for us in Japanese. The junior children then went into house groups and enjoyed some workshops run by the Japanese students. They learnt some games, tried origami, tasted some Japanese treats and also tried Japanese calligraphy. It was lovely to be able to spend time learning with the Japanese students and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
This week we launched our Tirlebrook International Week 2017. Each class will learn about the life of a child in a different country from around the world and contrast and compare their experiences and lives. In the afternoons all the children will be working in their houses and visiting a variety of workshops across the week to discover different parts of the world. Through a broad variety of activities, including food tasting, dancing, science experiments, singing and more, they will investigate and celebrate the cultures of communities from around the globe.
Congratulations to our Dance Club, who put on their dancing shoes and performed in Cheltenham's Feet First Dance Festival last Wednesday. The group have been working incredibly hard together since January to choreograph and rehearse a dance to the popular track of 2017, 'Cant Stop the Feeling'. The performance incorporated different styles of dance including hip-hop and ballet, and the children worked hard to achieve a polished performance at the festival. Thank you for all of the support we have received from parents and well done once more to our fantastic dancers (and the fantastic Mrs Perry)!
During the past term Eco Council have received many requests to get the Eco-Friendliest Class of the Week trophy off the shelf and back in to play. We have finally taken on this request and got all the equipment we need. We will be giving out points for things like: chairs tucked in; windows & doors closed in cold weather; computer off when not in use. The award will be given out each week on Friday during our Celebration Assembly. Make sure to look after our school environment and be the eco-friendliest that you can be!
On Thursday 2nd March, after having House Huddles to choose the teams to represent them in the House Book Quiz, everyone gathered in the school hall to take part in this annual quiz to compete for the House Book Quiz Trophy. With rounds of questions for each year group including musical questions, it was a very closely fought contest. After a final tie break, Wenlock (blue) were declared this year’s winners. Congratulations!
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