Newsletter 18th March 2016
Latest news from school this week....
African Rhythm comes to Wyre Forest!
Year 7 pupils at Wyre Forest School had a real treat on Friday 11th March when music students from Stourport High came over to do some African drumming with them.
The three students brought a selection of African drums and percussion with them, along with their plans for the workshops. The pupils learned how to play a selection of drums, using different parts of their hands. They learned how to echo a rhythm and how to hold a contrasting rhythm underneath a melody. The pupils were then taught a song in Swahili, which they sang all the way back to class. The session was lively and the pupils were excited and joyful to be taking part.
We hope to work more closely with Stourport High in the future, hopefully next time the students will bring along their Ukuleles.
Thank you to everyone who took part.
SECOND HAND UNIFORM
Our stock of second hand uniform is getting quite low, so we would really appreciate donations of good quality second hand uniform please. Many thanks for your help with this!
The School Council Primary and Secondary elections
The School Council Primary and Secondary elections will take place on Wednesday 23rd March. The election campaign is under way and posters with the student’s manifestos are up all around the school so we are all very excited! The polling booths and ballot boxes are arriving soon from the Council so we will have a real experience of what happens on Election Day. Good luck to all our candidates on Election Day, you are all fabulousJ
Calling all Year 9’s, 10’s 11’s, 12’s and 13’s……
We are holding a “Life Beyond School” event for all parents and students from Year 9 and above on
Wednesday 23rd March in school from 4pm – 7pm.
You are invited to come along and meet different college providers and Employment Support agencies. Talk about future choices, Supported living, Finance, Training and pick up information and chat about your future. We look forward to seeing you here!! Refreshments will be provided.
Local News – you may have heard about thieves recently breaking in to ‘Spokes’ (the bike project run by the Emily Jordan Foundation) in Kidderminster. Spokes have asked us to mention that if anyone has any old bikes they would like to donate to them, they would really appreciate it. Bikes can be taken to their site at Unit 9, Finepoint, Fine Point Way, Kidderminster DY11 7FB or please contact them on 01562 861154.
Whole school attendance for week ending 11.03.2016 was 94.2%
Don’t forget – pupils break up at 3pm on Thursday 24th March and return to school at
8.45am on Tuesday 12th April – HAPPY EASTER!!!