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November 2019 Principal's round-up

As the weather begins to turn colder and our thoughts start to turn towards Christmas, the pace and effort at Manor School continues to gather momentum. This round-up gives just a snapshot of the rich and varied opportunities that Manor School students get across a wide range of activities.

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Parent Forum taking place on 2 December

Our next Parent Forum is taking place on Monday 2 December 2019.

The Parent Forum is a partnership between parents/carers and the school and is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement. The subject focus for this forum is science and we will consider our Relationships and Sex Education Policy and school uniform policy.

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Former England netball captain visits Manor School

Former England netball captain and Commonwealth Games medallist Pamela Cookey visited the school on Wednesday 13 November.

The day began with a series of netball coaching sessions with selected students from across Years 7 to 11. Pamela gave expert tips and advice on a number of aspects of the game such as powerful passing, accurate shooting and effective dodging. This was followed in the afternoon by a presentation to all Year 8 students about her double-life career in netball and engineering, as well as how to cope with pressure. To conclude the day’s activities, Pamela spoke to Year 8 student Neve and Year 12 student Lucy who have been selected to be mentored by the sports star for the next six months.

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Manor community holds remembrance service

The Manor School community gathered outside at break time today for a Remembrance service honouring past and present Armed Forces personnel.

The service began with an introduction from Principal Mr Davenport before he and Year 7 students Joshua and Kyra read the poem In Flanders Fields. This was followed by Rhys and Beth from our Student Executive who read the poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy. Joshua proceeded to place the school’s poppy wreath as the service’s focal point.

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