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ESSA National Swimming Final Results

On Saturday 19th November HTS students took part in the ESSA National Swimming Finals at the London Aquatic Centre and achieved an amazing 8th Place position in all of England in the 200m Intermediate Medley Relay.

Swimmers:

Back stroke Amber H.
Breast stroke Olivia J.
Fly Georgia L.
Front Crawl Imogen C.
Time achieved: 2.10.82

This is an amazing result for our small school when you consider that they were competing against the best swimmers from across the whole of the Country.

Congratulations and well done everyone!

Mrs Thomas

 

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Wyre Forest U14 Netball Tournament

Holy Trinity students played in the Wyre Forest U14 Netball Tournament against the following schools:

Stourport - HTS won 5-2
King Charles - HTS won 7-0
Heathfield - HTS won 9-4
Baxter - HTS won 7-1
Haybridge - HTS won 6-1
Bewdley - HTS won 9-0

Congratulations to our Year 9 netball team who have now been selected to represent the District on Saturday 3rd December in the County Netball Tournament at Kings School Worcester.

Mrs Thomas

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Wyre Forest Senior Cross Country Report

HT senior students took part in the Wyre Forest Cross Country event at the Wyre Forest Centre in Bewdley on Friday 18th November.

Results:

Year 7 Girls, Annabel P achieved 3rd Place whilst Libby C attained a good 9th Place position.

Year 7 Boys, Ben G took 1st Place position, Charles Kennan.

Year 8 & 9 Girls, Isobelle C attained 5th Place.

Year 8 & 9 Boys, Finlay B G achieved 10th Place.

Year 10 Girls Georgia L took 1st Place position and Rebecca S a well deserved 4th Place position.

Team results will follow later this week.

Mrs Thomas

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Students Production of Joseph A Success

Senior School students performed to packed audiences for all three performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th November.

With a cast of over 40 boys and girls, this year’s senior school production was once again a phenomenal success. Produced and directed by the school’s Deputy Head and Head of Music, Mrs Vikki Vincent, the cast had been learning their lines and well known lyrics for many months, practicing together following initial auditions since early spring.

Mrs Vincent stated: “Every performer involved in this production has worked continually since casting took place. Previous productions have been wonderful, and this year’s production didn’t disappoint!”

Recreating this much loved theatre classic and West End masterpiece, the School’s latest theatrical offering dazzled and beguiled as song after song kept the audience shifting between being spellbound and breaking in to rapturous applause.

Mrs Vincent commented: “Congratulations to a magnificent cast and crew for delivering such strong performances and a stage set worthy of any West End star. This was a very demanding show to produce but our students rose to the challenge magnificently with some very strong performances.

“A fantastic effort by all and a huge vote of thanks must go to all our actors and stage crew behind the scenes and now we move on to decide on our next masterpiece!”

Headteacher Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright commented: “Thank you to everyone who has worked so tirelessly and given so freely of their time in putting together yet another amazing performance. Great enjoyment and entertainment has been had by all - an explosion of colour and song that won't be forgotten easily.”

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Wyre Forest Cross Country Prep Results

On Friday the 11th November Prep School took part in the Wyre Forest Cross Country Competition at St Anne’s School Bewdley.

Results:

Year 5 Girls achieved 1st Place
Year 5 Boys achieved 3rd Place
Our combined Boys & Girls Team achieved 1st Place

Year 6 Girls achieved 6th Place
Year 6 Boys achieved 5th Place
Our combined Boys & Girls Team achieved 4th Place

Well done to all from Prep School who took part, with over 125 runners competing in each race there was significant competition.

A special mention to must go to:

Harry L who achieved 2nd  Place
Ella G who achieved 4th Place
Amelie FB who achieved 6th Place

The distances the students ran were - Year 5 1.65 km and Year 6 1.99 km.

Mrs Thomas

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Sixth Form Open Evening at Holy Trinity School

Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre in Kidderminster will be holding a Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 22nd November, between 5pm and 7pm.

The school’s Open Evening will offer potential sixth form students the opportunity of touring the recently extended sixth form centre, meeting specialist subject teaching staff and asking any questions they may have well in advance of the forthcoming registration deadline for September 2017 entry.

Head of Sixth Form, Dr Melanie Hinton, commented: "In the Sixth Form our small class sizes offer a tutorial teaching style differentiated to meet the educational needs of each student ensuring everyone reaches their full potential.

“Specialist subject staff are on hand to offer extra help and support throughout the day to maximise achievement and accelerate progress.”

Academic excellence continued in this year’s examinations with all A level students gaining first choice University places or chosen work placements.

More information is available on the school’s website: www.holytrinity.co.uk or you can email the head’s PA, Mrs Karen Roth: karen.roth@holytrinity.co.uk or call: 01562 822929.

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Royal Courts of Justice Visit

On Wednesday 19th October and before the half term break, we headed down to London to give A Level Law students a chance to see the theoretical topics they have been studying in class, in real life legal scenarios.

In the morning we had a guided tour of the Royal Courts of Justice and Lincoln's Inn Fields, learning about the history of English and Welsh Law. In the afternoon we entered the Old Bailey to watch live court hearings. Within the 18 courts at the Old Bailey there were a number of different cases on that day including murder, manslaughter, assault, fraud and also a conspiracy to help ISIS case.

The students were able to witness the reality of law in practice and take notes on the legal procedures that are carried out, including the questioning of witnesses and the extensive evidence that is gathered and presented.

Overall a really interesting day for all involved!

Mr Quinn

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Holy Trinity Earthworm Watch

Earthworm Watch is a collaboration between Earthwatch Institute (Europe) and the Natural History Museum in London. The project is in association with the Earthworm Society of Britain.

Our Nature Ninjas and Epic Eco Warriors have been completing the Earthworm Survey this week, counting and identifying how many earthworms we can find in a specific area and also carrying out a soil analysis using mustard water and vinegar. Our results will be submitted online and we will also have a chance to complete ongoing investigations by ‘feeding’ an area with compostable items so that we can then study the earthworm activity over a specific period of time.

As well as digging for worms, Holy Trinity's Nature Ninjas have made their own wormery as well as created wriggly conker friends which they can take home.

Mrs Forsyth-Ball

Additional information used, sourced from the Earthworm Society of Britain: 

Earthworms increase soil fertility and offer carbon storage by mixing in dead plant material. Mapping the benefits is not yet possible because we do not know how many and what types of earthworms there are in UK soils. Data from soil in urban areas is particularly lacking, despite gardens and other green spaces making up a large percentage of urban space (e.g. 14% of Greater London). Globally, soils store roughly 80% of terrestrial carbon, meaning it’s vital that we better understand soil carbon stocks - as well as the other the other benefits earthworms provide, and how they are affected by soil management. Holy Trinity's survey will be used to help map these key benefits – productivity, flood mitigation and carbon storage – that are mediated by earthworms in the UK, and to predict how the maps might change under different possible futures.

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APPLY TO BECOME A SCHOOL GOVERNOR

We are seeking to recruit independent school governors from the community and business sector to join the School’s Board of Governors. As a volunteer School Governor you will have an opportunity to join a dynamic, successful and growing school community.

Holy Trinity has a long tradition of academic excellence and pastoral care and has a strong emphasis on high expectations for all pupils and on academic rigour, which has helped maintain success in national tests and public examinations.

Following our successful transition to a Free School in September 2014, we now need to further develop and build on the existing skill set of our Board of Governors.

We invite anyone with a passion and interest in education to apply and become a School Governor, and to help us to continue the good work already being done.

What we can offer:

A chance to develop skills in strategic management • The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our School • Training and development in key School management issues • A sense of achievement in making a difference to our School and our community • The pleasure of supporting students to reach their educational goals

Committed individuals, particularly with experience in areas of finance, HR and data analysis should apply, with training and support offered to all successful candidates.

Call: 01562 822929

Email: governors.clerk@holytrinity.co.uk

www.holytrinity.co.uk

EDUCATION AND THE COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER

 

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HTS Players Meet Rio Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist

The Under 13 and Under 14 Girls Hockey teams recently took part in a tournament held at Windsor High School. Both teams won all their matches, beating teams from Redhill, Kinver, Windsor and Kingswinford Schools, and were rewarded with sweets and biscuits!

Olympic Gold Medalist for Hockey in Rio, Hollie Webb, who scored the final goal in the Final penalty shoot out, was present offering top coaching tips. The girls were very privileged to meet Hollie and to ask questions about her road to success and hold her actual Gold medal, which she said she had not washed yet!

Hollie signed autographs on certificates, sticks and even a gum shield!

Our players also had lots of photographs taken with the star, both team photos and individual ones.

Every one had a great time.

Mr. Rex