St Ursula's Celebrates World Book Day 6th March 2014
A Visit from Sue Ransom
On Tuesday the 4th March, Y9 and Y10 had a special visit from Sue Ransom. She spoke to us about how she got the ideas for her first book. She wrote her first book ‘Small Blue Thing’ for her daughter on her commutes to work. She set herself a time limit of 6 months and started to write. She managed to write the whole of her first book on her blackberry!!! To date, she has written a trilogy and has a few more books she is working on. The fact that even though she is a writer, she still has a full time day job fascinated us. She came to our school and talked about her plan for writing books, how she writes her books as well as where she gets her inspiration from. She is a very motivational speaker and writer especially for teenagers! We hope she comes back to us again!
In the first week our FAIRTRADE group will be running assemblies for the whole school to remind us all of the impact of our FAIRTRADE responsibilities.
On Friday 28 February the group will be running a workshop for all year 9 girls using the Christian Aid game entitled: TRADING TRAINERS .
It is hoped that during the 2 week span of time, our school community will renew its commitment to the vision of the FAIRTRADE organisation read more
OUR AUTUMN /SPRING HUMANITIES PROJECT 2013 - 2014
LEARNING ABOUT BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE
Girls in year 9 have been busy raising money for LEND WITH CARE
I can report that we have reached a total of just over £1000.
Our next job is to identify the people to whom we will give the micro loans in the developing world.
We will detail that information fully as soon as possible and will give updates on the success of our help.
Thank you to all the girls, friends and families that worked so hard to support this venture.
Our headline figures for GCSE results 2013
It has been another year of fantastic results at St Ursula’s Convent School. Our headline figures are:
5+ A*-C inc English and Maths = 86%
5+ A*-C =97%
EBACC = 64%
2 XA*-C in Science = 98%
LEXIA literacy programme
Our lower school girls are benefiting from the LEXIA literacy programme. We have adopted the programme for the next three years. An exciting opportunity for all those taking part!
Year 7 & 8 Book Club:
For Book Club this half term we are reading “Framed”
by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Year 9 Book Club:
This half term we are reading “goggle-eyes” by Anne Fine.
Pick up your copy from the library. If you are interested in coming then don’t be afraid to join this half term.
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