Tuesday, 31 January 2017

TENNER CHALLENGE


The Tenner Challenge is an initiative run by Young Enterprise to encourage young people to set up and run their own business for a month. Throughout March 2017, eighty students from years 7, 8 and 9 have applied to take part. It will involve students forming a business on their own or as part of a team and borrowing £10.00 to use as start-up capital to get their business off the ground. At the end of the month the students will repay the £10.00 plus £1 to Young Enterprise. From the remaining profit students will give 50% to a charity and keep the other 50%. The scheme is designed to develop and build skills including creativity, resilience and problem solving, using real money to calculate risks in business. We have several 6th form students who have volunteered to mentor our younger students. I will keep you updated throughout this challenge. If your child is one of those who has volunteered please do encourage them in this exciting project. Thank you. Mrs Maguire

Townsend students published in "Spine Chillers"

'Spine Chillers' was a national creative writing competition that Townsend entered last summer. Students were asked to write an exciting mini saga in no more than 100 word as their entry to the competitions. A great number of our students had work which was selected to be used in the final version of the book - they are all now published writers!  Congratulations to those students who were successful to be published!  To order your own copy of the book, please visit the Spine Chillers website for details, or contact Miss Noble DOL English at school.

Monday, 30 January 2017

YEAR 11 PARENT/CARER CONSULTATION EVENING TUESDAY JANUARY 31ST.

YEAR 11
PARENT/CARER CONSULTATION  EVENING TUESDAY JANUARY 31ST.
We look forward to seeing all year 11 parents/carers at the evening on Tuesday 5-8pm.

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Happy Chinese New Year to all of those who celebrated it on Saturday 28th January. This year it is the Year of the Rooster, the tenth animal in the cycle!

WORSHIP AT TOWNSEND - Value for the month

Our value focus for January is Hope. We wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and saviour, Jesus Christ.’ Titus 2:13
Our values for each month will be shared in daily worship sessions. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their meanings with a particular reference to how we lead our everyday lives.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

PHYSICAL EDUCATION results

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Results:
Year 9 girls volleyball team came 2nd in the district tournament – POM - Noemi
Year 9/10 boys volleyball team came 2nd in the district tournament, progressing to the county round
Year 7 netball lost 5-3 against Roundwood – POM – Baba
Year 10 Netball lost to Samuel Ryder Academy – POM – Charlie
Year 7, 8 and 9 girls played in their first district futsal tournament this week, a great experience for all, don’t forget Monday afterschool is girls football club – come along to practice your skills for the next tournament on the 6th and 7th Feb.

Monday, 23 January 2017

YEARS 11-13 APPRENTICESHIP FAIR

WEDS 1ST FEBRUARY 5.00PM-8.00PM
This is an opportunity to come along and find out more about apprenticeships and what training providers and companies have on offer. The event is taking place at our Consortium Partner School Marlborough Science Academy. All are welcome.