Eight Students from Forge Valley took part in the South Yorkshire Schools table tennis tournament on Monday the 25th November 2013. Four year eight students were entered into the under 13's category, and four year eleven students were entered into the under 16's category. Both year groups had a huge amount of success in the opening stages of the tournament, and played some fantastic table tennis with each of the eight players winning all their games in the opening round. The second round became a lot more challenging for the year elevens as they lost out to Birkdale on points and didn't proceed to the final. The year eights continued to play great table tennis in the next round against Wickersley winning three out of their four games to go through to the final against Silverdale. With both teams on great form, it was sure to be a very close match up. Unfortunately for Forge Valley, they were matched against a very consistent team and just lost out in the final 3-1 to finish runners up. That aside all the lads showed great determination, teamwork and technical ability. Well done!
Over the last half term Forge Valley 6th Form students have encouraged lower school students and staff to support their local and global communities by filling shoe boxes with gifts. The first 46 boxes full of Christmas gifts which have been made during tutor time and at home, have already been filled and are on their way to children in Belarus via the charity Operation Christmas Child.
Students and staff will continue support their local charities with shoe box filling up to Christmas for the Women’s Refuge and the S6 Food Bank.
A Forge Valley inter house challenge for the house with the most donated shoe boxes, adds some fun to this event, so keep going and let’s see which house wins!
A big THANK YOU to all who have supported these fantastic causes.
The Year 11 UCAS Progress for applying to Post 16 Providers goes live on Monday 25th November 2013.
All Y11 students are aware of this and know the application procedure. When a student has made an application it stays in the system until they see Mrs Lingard in room 303. Mrs Lingard needs to check the application with the student and then click an approval button before the application goes to the post 16 provider. It is important that students see Mrs Lingard to ensure that the application is submitted.
Please encourage your child to complete their application as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is Christmas half term, however the students need to leave enough time to sit with Mrs Lingard to check the application before the break.
Any queries please contact Mrs Lingard.
It was business as usual at Forge Valley Community School on Children In Need Day. However staff decided to mark the occasion wearing their onsie's. during break, lunch and Tutor Time various fundraising activities took place. These included a cake sale, donations for not wearing uniforms and Cover Pudsey in coins.
Sheffield Council are in the process of re-surfacing some of the roads around school during the next couple of months. Access to school is NOT affected as work on Wood Lane from the Anvil up to school will take place at weekends. A full list of road closure can be found here
Galaxy hot chocolate fund donates £300 to the people’s choice every week. Please help us to buy Christmas gifts for the elderly residents at Hawkhills Care Home by voting through the following link:
Forge Valley will be having a Christmas celebration event for the residents at Hawkhills, we would really like to make this even more special by buying Christmas gifts for them. Pass the word and helps us to help our local care home.
Readers of First News have the chance to make history – by being the first young people to get the chance to design the cover of The Big Issue magazine!
One lucky person will get to create the cover of The Big Issue’s Christmas edition on 9 December.
The magazine comes out every week, and is sold in towns and cities all over the United Kingdom by people who are homeless, or who don’t have a permanent home.
They buy the magazine for £1.25 and sell it for £2.50 – keeping £1.25 for every copy they sell. It’s a hard job selling the magazine in all weathers, and vendors rely on an eye-catching cover to help attract customers’ attention.
Editor of The Big Issue, Paul McNamee, says: “There are no rules about what you can put on our cover this Christmas – it’s all up to you! You could draw a picture of your favourite Big Issue vendor or Harry Styles in a Santa hat, or anything else that makes you think of a happy Christmas.You don’t have to be brilliant at drawing – just send us your bright, best ideas.”
The competition is open to everyone aged up to 16. If you want to get your classmates and friends involved, tell them about it.
What you need to do:
Send us a drawing of what you would like to see on the cover of The Big Issue magazine’s Christmas edition.
Paul McNamee, First News editor Nicky Cox and Big Issue art director Scott McLean will look at all the entries, and some of our favourites will be printed in The Big Issue and First News.
The winning entry will feature as the cover of The Big Issue on 9 December.
By entering this competition you will help Big Issue vendors sell more magazines – and give them a happy Christmas.
The closing date is 18 November 2013.
Forge Valley Sixth Form held a MacMillan Coffee morning and Great Forge Valley Bake Off competition. Mouth-watering cakes made by both students and staff were served in Café 6, from Mr Neal’s amazing Cookie Monsters to Abbie O’Brien’s fabulous cupcake stand. In total £253.61 was raised for MacMillan Cancer Support.
A team of 6 judges carried out a blind taste test for the Bake Off competition with the winners as follows:
Cake/Cheesecake: Joint Winners: Mrs Sleaford (Sleaford’s Lush Lemon Cake) and Mr Jones (Mr Jones’ Battenberg of Delight)
Traybake/Buns Category: Ellie Barran Beck (Ellie’s Lemon Cupcakes)
Cookies/Biscuits: Mrs Brown (Mrs Browns’ Gingerbread Gentlemen)
Thank you to all staff and Sixth Form students who baked, put up decorations, served and most importantly, ate cake!
On Wednesday 9th October we will be running an evening Theatre trip to see The Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Lyceum Theatre. This is aimed at supporting our students who are performing a half hour production of Henry V, as well as to see other Sheffield Schools performing similar famous Shakespearian plays.
This is wonderful way to see the famous Shakespeare plays performed by Sheffield students in the wonderful Lyceum Theatre. With 1000 seats this is a real honour for the students who are performing, as well as a wonderful opportunity for our Year 7 students to experience quality theatre at a reduced cost. The Festival is the UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival. The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with 1000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.
Tickets are £6.50 each (Discounted price). Payment should be made by ParentPay.