Friday, 17 November 2017

Friday - Children in need and Anti Bullying week

Friday is a non uniform day (please bring in £1 to donate) with all money raised donated to Children in Need.  There is also a competition of "Would I lie to you" teachers vs students in the hall, pop along to see this too!

A big thank you to Miss Scott for all of her Anti Bullying activities this week, and to sixth form students for Children in need activities.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Anti Bullying activities - Thursday

Today visitors from the Special Olympics organisation visit year 7 to speak about their own experiences and about being a part of this special community.  We also have an anti bullying poster designing competition and friendship bracelet making taking place in the Discovery Centre for all years at lunchtime.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Anti Bullying week - Wednesday

Today author Sue Hampton is visiting Townsend to chat about her own experiences of bullying, with students also able to buy signed copies of her books which tell stories about her own experiences.

Today is also the launch of R.A.I.S.E - a network of students helping the school community, lunchtime in the Discovery Centre.

Finally after school today is a Cinema screening of Beauty and The Beast which explores themes of acceptance, individuality, friendship and non judgement.  Snack are also provided!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Anti bullying week activities - Tuesday

Today for Anti Bullying week, there is a sibling support group running during lunchtime in the Discovery Centre, for those who help other siblings with disabilities or learning needs to chat with others and share their experiences.  

Monday, 13 November 2017

Children in need activities

The sixth form students are running various Children in Need activities throughout this week, including:

Monday - House points quiz, lunch time in the Hall from 1.20pm, 50p to enter.

Thursday - Children in need bake sale, all cakes 50p

Friday - Would I lie to you staff vs. students, tickets cost £1

Anti Bullying week - various activities running all week

From Monday 13th November to Friday 17th November it is National Anti Bullying week, and to celebrate there are lots of activities being held each day at Townsend.

Today we have compliments cards being given to all students to give to someone who they would like to compliment.  We also have the launch of a pop-up peers support group with Sixth Form students helping to support younger students with concerns.

Also today we are launching an LGBT support group, with a visitor coming in to speak to students about their own experiences of supporting this community.

Check back with Miss Scott who is running the programme for the week for details of the next activities!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

PE Results

The year 7 netball team had their first game of the year against Beaumont on Thursday. It was definitely a learning curve for some who haven’t played competitive 7-a-side netball before, with some great improvements throughout the game and a development in understanding of the rules and tactics. Unfortunately we lost 8-4, but will go forwards in training knowing what has to be done to improve. Player of match – Megan
The year 9 netball team showed that training hard really does pay off with their first win of the year beating Nicholas Breakspear 5-2! It was a very closely fought match with strong players running through both teams. But Townsend managed to pull away in the 2nd half by maintaining control and calmness. Player of  match – Skye
The year 7 boys football team played against Beaumont on Thursday evening in a very close match, which they battled hard right through until the end drawing 3-3! Goals from Kipp (2) and Godfrey. Player of match - Tyler