Year 11 Prom

Our Year 11 prom took place on Friday 22nd June at the beautiful venue; The Empire, Belgrave Gate, Leicester.

All students looked stunning and had a fantastic night!

  

 

3M Young Innovators Challenge

The three teams that were part of the final for the 3M Young Innovators Challenge have had their presentation evening on Friday 15th June at Loughborough College with Nicky Morgan, Loughborough MP presenting the awards.

The pupils, ranging from Year 7-10, had worked extremely hard to dominate the challenge’s final lineup.

We are pleased to announce that the Space-Tech team, comprising Amber King (Year 10), Ewan Pantling (Year 10), Jess Penlington (Year 9) and Jack Mosley (Year 9) were the overall winners! 

They each won £50 worth of vouchers and £750 of vouchers for school to spend on other STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) activities!

The other two teams were also highly commended for their exceptional work and bagged themselves £25 of vouchers each.

Congratulations to Team Lightbringers (Poppy Maynard-Smith of Year 9 and Katie Carvin and Charlotte Penlington – both of Year 7) and Big Ben Bosses (Amelie Golesworthy and Ethan Pantling of Year 10 and Isaac Mwenya and Abbie Palmer of Year 7) for achieving such excellent results!

The competition has been really exciting to be part of this year and our three teams have developed a close, but friendly, rivalry (thanks in no small part to the number of siblings across the teams!)

We now look forward to the chance to defend our trophy in 2019!

‘We are all stars’

Students in KS3 (and some from KS4) were asked to produce a small star artwork that could be decorated in any way they choose using any art medium. Just under 400 stars have been submitted and they all form part of this amazing collage pictured below!  We love the variety of ideas and approaches seen in each small but significant square and we would like to thank each and every student for taking part.  Each student has played a small but vital part in making something great – a bit like in our school really!

Year 8 Girls Rounders Team

Our Year 8 Girls rounders team came second in the Hinckley and Bosworth tournament yesterday, losing by just half a point to The Market Bosworth School in the finals.

Well done girls – great effort!

Year 8 Careers Morning – Wednesday 20th June 2018

This morning 240 Year 8 students have been taking part in a ‘Careers Information’ activity.  During lesson 1 and 2 students met with and interviewed a number of different careers volunteers in a “What’s my line?” style format.

Students had to use their questioning skills to work out what each volunteer’s job role was and then had the chance to learn more about that particular career.

The volunteers, from LEBC and STEM were impressed with our students’ behaviour and participation.

    

Mrs Dawson, Life Skills Faculty Leader

Freya Talbot – Rowing Success!

Year 10 student Freya Talbot has been working hard this year with her rowing.  As Junior Rep she has nominated one of her team members for not only a Leicester Mercury Sports Award, but also a City Council Sports Award where they came first and runner up!

Freya has also been in many competitions representing Leicester, forged links with Nottingham rowing club and has been coaching new juniors on a Saturday.  She is also part of the team organising a rowing course this summer, alongside raising funds and Junior Lead for fundraising for a defib for the club!

Team photo below including Year 11 student Evie Wood, after their win at Leicester Regatta.

Freya is also pictured below with Jonny Walton, who is a GB squad rower, represented GB at the RIO Olympics and is also a former student of Groby College.

There are 2 Art & Design exhibitions, showcasing the excellent work of our students you can attend if you wish to do so:

On Thursday 28th June 6pm – 8pm, Friday 29th – Saturday 7th July 10am – 4pm (excluding Sunday) showcasing the excellent ADT work of our Year 7 – 12 students, at Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, Leicester.

On Wednesday 20th June 6pm – 8pm here at the campus, in the Groby LRC, where we will be showcasing the annual vision show.

 

Art & Design Vision Show – Wednesday 20th June

There are 2 Art & Design exhibitions, showcasing the excellent work of our students you can attend if you wish to do so:

On Wednesday 20th June 6pm – 8pm here at the campus, in the Groby LRC, where we will be showcasing the annual vision show.

On Thursday 28th June 6pm – 8pm, Friday 29th – Saturday 7th July 10am – 4pm (excluding Sunday) showcasing the excellent ADT work of our Year 7 – 12 students, at Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, Leicester.

Campus Athletics Team

A fantastic performance from the Campus Athletics Team at the Area Athletics Event yesterday,
held at the Saffron Lane Stadium. 20 students have progressed through to the county finals!

Well done to all involved.