Weekly Message 138 – 18 February 2022
18th February 2022
Credit Averages for This Week
Year 7 4.88
Year 8 5.04
Year 9 3.59
Year 10 4.39
Year 11 2.52
This week has been a significant one for the Cams Hill School community with the whole school production finally hitting the stage after the limitations in place these past two years. The dazzling show represented a culmination of months of very hard work by so many pupils and staff alike – it was a fantastic achievement and reminded us all just how talented our young people are.
Do read on to hear more about the amazing cast and stage crew of ‘High School Musical’.
Not the end of half term we expected …
… with the arrival of Storm Eunice and a 1-day school closure. We thank parents/carers for their patience and support. The decision to close is one of the most difficult to make but always informed by an assessment of risk and whether we can mitigate the risks sufficiently.
As parents and carers will be aware from the communication sent mid-day Thursday, we monitored the Met Office forecast and conducted a Risk Assessment based on the Amber Warning issued for the area. This Risk Assessment considered the event that teachers were unable to get to school owing to travel disruption, the closure of primary schools and other childcare settings as well as the risk to the buildings and the school community on-site.
The decision to close the school yesterday evening was confirmed to be the right one when the LA informed us at 0430 that the alert status for Hampshire had been raised to a RED meaning a threat to life. Their advice to schools was to remain closed today and notify parents and carers as soon as possible.
Return to School
Thank you to all our readers for their continued support this half term and we look forward to welcoming pupils safely back in school on Monday 28 February 2022.
High School Musical
Troy Bolton, the star athlete at a small-town high school, falls for unexpected Gabriella Montez at a New Year karaoke party. When they return to school, Troy and Gabriella audition for the upcoming school musical. Meanwhile, the jealous Sharpay Evans conspires to squelch their chances. The two must struggle to make it to auditions while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon.
The Arts have certainly suffered during the pandemic and there has never been such an excitement and sense of pride of being able to be back in the studio putting on a whole school production.
The opportunity for young people to perform with mixed year groups as part of a team is a tradition and privilege that is truly valued. Participating in such an event, whether it be shifting set during a blackout or delivering lines to an expectant audience offers everyone a memorable and highly rewarding experience.
The success of each performance relies on the contribution of every member of the team giving their best and working together as a whole. The learning, discipline and feeling of accomplishment gained from being involved goes far beyond the classroom and I know the bonds of friendship and sense of community continue long after the final curtain.
Well done to all cast and crew – we could not be prouder of each and every one of you!!
Hoping you can help – sponsorship needed for team kits
As a PE department, we are hoping to attract any local business or individuals to sponsor some new team kits. We regularly compete in fixtures in both football and rugby. Our current team kits are over seven years old and are in desperate need of replacing.
As you can appreciate, the cost of replacing these is significant hence we are hoping to attract local businesses who may wish to place their name on our shirts. If you would be interested in sponsorship, please get in touch with Mr Worthy (Curriculum Leader of PE) using firstname.lastname@example.org