The Working Student, the brain child of Brandon Robertson, year 13 student at Marlwood, is a website for businesses to post part time vacancies for students and it is going to be developed for our Premium Partners. Brandon has welcomed the opportunity, and is working with Premium Partners to create a site that will enable all our Partners to post their apprenticeships, part time job offers and any voluntary work that would be suitable for students. To follow the link to the Premium Partners’ newsletter, click below
Our focus continues to be on the teaching and learning of all our students, with particular priority for our examination students. There are many support structures in place, and students are encouraged to visit the school’s Revision Blog for help and information. The web link is given below.
Our PE Department have arranged for some of the Year 8 girls to be introduced to playing rugby this week by a visiting coach from the Eagle Project, an organisation linked to BRFU, specifically to raise the participation of girls in the game. The coaching, which will give the girls the opportunity of playing tag and full contact versions culminates in a festival of all schools involved at the beginning of July.
We will be holding our annual celebration on Wednesday 24th June at 1.30pm at St Mary’s Church in Thornbury. We invite all our Year 7 and Year 13 students – the youngest and the oldest – to commemorate Marlwood’s long history as a school on this occasion, together with invited guests. Year 7 parents will shortly receive an invitation and I hope you will be able to join us for this occasion.
About three years ago the school made a plea to parents to donate trees for new areas of the school grounds and we were extremely grateful for your generosity. On behalf of the school, I am now making another plea for any donations of shrubs to fill our new planters around the site! If the keen gardeners amongst you have any shrubs you would be happy to donate, please bring them into the school and leave them by the school flagpole at the front of the building. All donations gratefully received and even more so if you are able to label the shrubs with their plant name!
Welcome back to all our students after the Easter break. Many of them have been revising hard and sensibly over the school holiday and our focus this term will be to continue to prepare our students for the forthcoming exams.
Marlwood School is very proud of its links to local businesses. On the theme of ‘Working Together for Excellence’ we view it as vitally important that our local business partners support and contribute to education for the benefit of our young people. To this end we are excited by our developing partnership with Castle School, CSET and the Premium Partners to extend these links further. The following link is to a Premium Partners newsletter which captures some of the exciting school/business link work. - http://goo.gl/1moUph
Also look out for the link to our own Premium Partners webpage from the main school website.
As part of Bristol's Green Capital 2015 programme, Yr 12 and 13 Geography students have been invited to participate in a day long event at the Colston Hall on the above date. Led by an advisory group of young people, the day will address subjects such as the science of climate change, protecting wildlife and the oceans, human rights, the clothes we wear, equality, how to campaign successfully, and why questioning the establishment is essential.
Just another reminder that if you are dropping your child off at school in the morning, please see the following link for car parking details.http://www.marlwood.com/ws-public/uploads/269_CHANGES%20TO%20CAR%20PARKING%20AT%20MARLWOOD%20SCHOOL%20Apr2015%20(3).pdf
We are delighted to announce that the 19 students from Year 7 are about to become published poets! They entered a national 'Young Writers' competition and these 19 poets have been chosen for publication at the end of June. The school will receive a copy of the anthology and, at that point, the winner and runners up will be judged by the organisers with a 1st prize of £500, a 2nd prize of £250 and a 3rd prize of £100 coming to the school if they win.
This is tremendous for our students and we are very proud of their success.
With the weather improving, it would be great to see more students attending our afterschool clubs. They finish in time for the late bus (3:15-4:15). All abilities are welcome.
Tuesday- Boys Rugby Development (Specialist Coach)
Tuesday- Athletics for all
Wednesday- Girls Rounders
Thursday- Cricket (Specialist Coach)