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  Active Turkey Trip July 2007
  Dear Parents/Guardians

  Active Turkey! Adventure visit to Turkey: Monday 23rd July – Monday 30th July 2007
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                                                                                                                                  each Friday and will be published on
                                                                                                                                        the Lord Grey website,
                                                                                                                                                                          Lord Grey School
                                                                                                                                       Staff, students, parents or
                                                                                                                                       governors are welcome to
  We are launching a very exciting opportunity for students to take part in an active adventure holiday to                            contribute items of news or
  Turkey over the summer in 2007. The visit is being offered to any students who will be aged at least                                         information.

  14 on the day of departure. Team members will gain a unique opportunity to learn and develop team                               These should reach Julie Stevens by
                                                                                                                                     10am on Tuesday via email:
  work, communication and leadership skills in a challenging and fascinating environment.                                             webpost@lordgrey.org.uk
                                                                                                                                    or post to the address below.           I S S U E 2 3 3                                   F R I D A Y    1 0 T H    N O V E M B E R      2 0 0 6

  The visit will be run in conjunction with Explore!, a company which has developed small group adventure
  holidays for over 25 years. They aim to travel with small diverse groups of like-minded people, get “further                                                       Deanne Asamoah’s Funeral, Wednesday November 15th
  and closer” and do things in the local way as much as possible. They also respect the local culture, invest                     INSIDE THIS                        Further to the newsletter last week I should again like to take this opportunity to send Lord Grey School’s
  in responsible tourism, and are 100% organised and professional, but always adaptable and always offer                          ISSUE:                             condolences and best wishes to Deanne’s family. Our thoughts have been with them during this difficult week.
  good value. They work with qualified and experienced Leaders who will accompany the team whilst away,
                                                                                                                                                                     At the request of Deanne’s family Lord Grey School will be represented at the funeral by Deanne’s closest friends
  providing support and guidance throughout.                                                                                                                         and the Chair of Governors, myself and a small number of staff who knew Deanne well. The family are requesting
                                                                                                                                  Letter from the        1           that no flowers are sent and are kindly donating Deanne’s electric guitar and the funeral donations to Lord Grey
  This exciting opportunity will give a group of students the chance to experience the challenge of adventure                                                        School.
  activities in remarkable environments, including:                                                                                                                  At a future date we will ask the Student Council to liaise with the Music and Art departments to decide on how to
                                                                                                                                  Humanities Key         1
       •       a boat trip cruising the calm clear waters of the coastline around Kas, with opportunities for                                                        commemorate Deanne’s life in these, her favourite subject areas. We will liaise closely with the family over these
                                                                                                                                  Stage 3                            arrangements.
               swimming and snorkelling;
       •       a canoe trip down the Xanthos River to Patara, where we will pass through tranquil and unspoilt                    Writers                1           Jill Coughlan
               rural backwaters;                                                                                                  Workshop
       •       full day cycling in the Taurus Mountains where we will experience cedar forest and rushing                                                            Parent Governor Election: Ballot vote… Ballot vote… Ballot vote… Ballot vote…
               mountain streams;
       •       visit to the Greek island of Meis;
                                                                                                                                  Sports Update          2           see the enclosed white Ballot Paper to enable you to exercise your right to vote.
       •       walks in the Taurus Mountains where we will pass through whitewashed villages and enjoy                                                   3
                                                                                                                                                                     Humanities Assessment at
               sweeping mountain vistas and the turquoise Mediterranean coast;                                                    Active Turkey!         4           Key Stage 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Writers Workshop
       •       full day sea-kayaking to Kekova Island, where we will find the so-called ‘Sunken City; the result                  Trip
               of various earthquakes, the partly submerged streets and buildings are visible in the crystal                                                                                                          On Tuesday morning, 7th November 2006 two Lord Grey
                                                                                                                                                                     The Humanities Faculty has introduced a
               clear waters.                                                                                                                                         new system of assessment to all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      students spent an hour at Bletchley Park assisting with a Writing
                                                                                                                                  White Insert                                                                        Workshop for teachers.
                                                                                                                                                                     subjects: History, Geography, RE and
  The team will stay in the resort of Kas in a hotel with full board for the duration of the holiday. The voluntary               Ballot Paper—                      Citizenship in Years 7, 8 and 9.
                                                                                                                                  vote for Parent                                                                     Amir Abdi 8E and Rosalie Tshimanga 7K told the group about
  contribution to meet the cost of the visit will be £1095 which includes flights, food and accommodation, and                    Governor                                                                            themselves, how long they had been in the UK and what they
  activities as stated above. The final balance will need to be paid 12 weeks before departure; it is possible                                                       Students will be required to complete one        found helped them with their writing.
  for you to pay by instalments. This cost includes insurance cover taken out by the school; however, you                                                            assessment for each subject studied per
                                                                                                                                                                     half term, which will usually be planned         As a thank you, the two Lord Grey students were presented with
  are free to take out extra insurance if you wish. For further details of the school’s insurance cover please                                                                                                        a Certificate and a book token by Kewal Goel (School Improve-
                                                                                                                                                                     and drafted in the classroom and
  contact Mr David Smith, Assistant Headteacher. Transport to and from the airports in the UK will also                                                              completed as a final version at home.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ment Adviser-ethnic minority achievement).
  need to be arranged, and this will be done in consultation with parents closer to the departure dates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jan Rae, Teacher I/C of English as a Foreign Language
                                                                                                                                                                     Each assessment must be completed on
  If you would like your child to have a place on this visit please return the reply slip below to Lisa Phipps,                                                      paper—not in exercise books. After it
  with a deposit of £50 (cheques made payable to Lord Grey School), by Friday 17th November. I would                                                                 has been marked by the teacher and
                                                                                                                                                                     evaluated by the student, it will be kept in
  urge you to return deposits as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited to 16
                                                                                                                                                                     school in a “Best Folder” It will be
  students. Thank you for your interest in this visit.                                                                                                               part of a portfolio of Humanities
                                                                                                                               How To Contact Us                                                                                                                           Proudly
                                                                                                                                                                     assessments and any other work of                                                                     receiving
  Lisa Phipps, Head of Geography                                                                                                                                     which a student is proud.                                                                             a book
                                                                                                                                                                     These folders, (every student will have                                                               and
                                                                                                                             The Lord Grey School                    one) will be used throughout the key                                                                  certificate
            Reply slip – Please complete this slip and return in an envelope addressed clearly for the
                      attention of Lisa Phipps, Head of Geography by Friday 17th November.                                                                           stage and will enable all students to track
                                                                                                                                                                     their own progress throughout Years 7, 8
                                                Active Turkey 2007                                                                           Rickley Lane
                                                                                                                                                                     and 9.
                                                                         rd           th
  I would like my son/daughter to take part in the visit to Turkey, 23 July – 30 July 2007, and include a                                         Bletchley
  non-returnable deposit of £50 (cheques payable to Lord Grey School).                                                                     Milton Keynes             “Best Folders” can only be taken home in
                                                                                                                                                 MK3 6EW             exceptional circumstances, but will be
                                                                                                                                                                     available for parents to see during parent/
  Student’s Name:                                                                          Form:
                                                                                                                                    Phone: 01908 626110
                                                                                                                                                                     teacher consultations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New arrival
                                                                                                                                       Fax: 01908 366139             At the end of Year 9 students can take                                 Lyndsey, wife to Andy Soper gave
  Print Name:                                                         (Parent/Guardian)
                                                                                                                          E-mail: webpost@lordgrey.org.uk            their folders with them as a record of their                           birth to a baby boy Ben on Friday 3rd
                                                                                                                                                                     achievement in their Humanities                                        November.       Ben weighed in at
  Signed:                                                             (Parent/Guardian) Date:                                                                        subjects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9.71bs. Mother and baby are both
                                                                                                                              We’re on the web                       Vaughan Parry,                                                         doing well.         Our warmest
                                                                                                                            www.lordgrey.org.uk                      Head of Humanities                                                     congratulations.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Milton Keynes Year 8 Hockey
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              Italian Football Tour                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tournament 2nd November 2006
              Another year and another football tour for Lord Grey. This year was
              a little different, the of the evening’s came entertainment: After an early
                       The programme hockey team                   along as well!
                       • Compares for the evening:
              start on the Saturday 21 October, we John Twilley and Nickto Stansted
                                                                    made our way Flatt                                                                                                                                 on the       Team: Christina Carrara (cpt), Georgia Breuilly (gk),
              airport  •ready Turan ourJonathan Bannister performing ‘Better Together’
                                 for   and
                                             flight. Again this was a new relaxing and                                                                                                                                 first        Nefti Bempong, Beth Brent-Williams, Charlotte Marshall,
                       • Keanu Courtney presenting a
                                                                  26hour routine
              comfortable experience rather than the gymnasticscoach journey in the                                                                                                                                    night        Lauren McVeigh, Leonie Field.
                       • Jenna Harvey and Keshia Richards singing ‘My Heart Will Go On’
              past. More importantly for the football teams the aeroplane served
                       • Jessica Glass performing an Irish dance routine to the music of ‘Riverdance’
                           and the 51 students managed to Hayes, all the stock Hammond, Jessica Holden, Jo Armitage,
              hot dogs ‘Summer Nights’ performed by
                       •                                              Jo
                                                                          eat Ryan Rance, Ben with                                         Jordan Ratnage,                                                                          The girls started off the tournament very positive especially as it
                           Andrew Bond paying customers! A lady passenger made every
              nothing left for other and Ellie Russell                                                                                                                                                                              was the first time the team had all played together. With a very
              effort to approach me when we disembarked to express how well
                       • Rebecca Eccles performing a             traditional Indian dance
              behaved the students were. a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    strong defence consisting of Nefti and Beth all teams struggled
                       • Jamie Taylor presenting               choreographed street dance routine
                      • Ross Henderson performing his own composition ‘Worried’                                                                                                                                                     to score past us. The team had many chances to score and
              After a • There’s Trouble atwe arrived at a delightful hotel,Charlie superb Hannah
                      short coach ride, the Blue Parrot Bar…. Drama from with Herbert,                            Cutting, Nicola Bird,      Elizabeth Dacht-                                                                       were very unlucky not to score more goals. With some lovely
              homemade pasta to start followed by Carla Bunyan,
                        ler, Steph Painter, Gerrard Brown, a buffet dinner. Rebecca Eccles, Jake Wilson,       Ajira Bird, Tahirah Payne                        An early start on                                                   skills from Christina and Charlotte in midfield and a delightful
                     • Sarah Burton singing ‘Say a Little Prayer’                                                                                               Tuesday morning                                                     through ball to a waiting Lauren, who managed to slip the ball in
                     a Chris McKenna theme park Garderland was arranged. There
              Sunday • full day at a and Gary Stewart performing ‘Plug In Baby’                                                                                 to proceed to                                                       the goal from the back post, beating Bury Lawn 1 – 0.
                     • Danielle Harris singing ‘Commitment’
              were many exciting rides on offer such as the Blue Tornado. As the                                                                                Venice, and luckily
                     • Jessica Parsons and Amy Gray singing ‘Complicated’
              day drew to a close we were all looking forward to some good Italian
                     • Palace Lenny singing ‘How Do I Live?’                                                                                                    the rain finally                                                    Overall some brilliant games from the girls and I can only see
                                                                                                             Posing in front of the Inter Milan Signage!
              cooking•and enjoyable evening entertainment; indoor go-karting and bowling.
                       Mica Whyte Freestyle Dancing                                                                                                             stopped.     When                                                   better results in the future. Well done.
                     • Amy Jackson singing ‘Because of You’                                                                                                     we arrived we
                     • Gary Stewart, hour journey by Bond performing ‘Starlight’
              On Monday after a 2 Nick Bond & Andrew coach we arrived in
              Milan and were parked up right outside the San Siro. A                                                                                            split into four                                                     Walton High       0-0      Lord Grey
              magnificent stadiumTalentthe outside which holds 82,000                                                                                           groups for the                                                      Lord Grey         0-1      Ousedale
                     This year's from Show was an entertaining showcase, enabling our students to              demonstrate
                      We were taken on and dancing skills.
              people.their musical, acting the tour of the stadium and                                                                                          short 20 min taxi                                                   Lord Grey         0-1      Hazley
              got to look around the changing rooms of both                                                                                                     journey (by boat)                                                   Lord Grey         0-2      Denbigh
                     The evening began with Tash a far cry
              Inter and AC Milan, they were certainly Turan and Jonny Bannister singing 'Better Together' which was a great                                     towards St Marks                                                    Lord Grey         1-0      Bury Lawn
                     start to proceedings. we are used to Inside
              from the changing rooms It was pleasingto, see a gymnastics routine as well as three dance routines which                                         Square. The city                                                    Radcliffe         0-0      Lord Grey
              although our newly refurbished sports hall is crowd. The
                     entertained the              enthusiastic San Siro        singers all performed well and really showed                                     was     extremely
              now a an impressive depth of talent. The bandsstadium
                     contestant! We all had a lie down on the and                                                                                               interesting    and                                                  Frances Lee,
              massage beds and sat in the chairs that the
              players would sit in. Some of us got pictures in
                                                                                                                                                                most     of     the                                                 School Sports Coordinator
              front of the sky advertising boards where post                                                                                                    restaurants     and
              match interviews would normally happen.                                                                                                           outside     eating
                                                                                                                                                                areas       were                                                                        Step into Sport
              After our tour we made our way across Milan to the first                                                                                          flooded due to
              of our football matches.                                                                                                                          two full days of                                                                   Community Volunteering
                                                                                                                                                                rain.   We were                 Enjoying Venice                                    Conference Programme
                                                                                                                                                                very amused by
              Every student performed superbly in all six football                                                                                              many of the tourists walking around with their trousers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     8th November 2006
              matches. The under 13 boys competed exceptionally well                                                                                                                                                                                          Ali Mckinnell
              considering they were playing a year above their age
                                                                                                                                                                rolled up to their knees as they waded through water that
                                                                                                                                                                was knee high. More interesting was the amount of people                                       Jo Carrara
              group.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheryl Battlebury
                                                                                                                                                                buying plastic rain boots to put over their trousers and
                                                                                                                                                                shoes.                                                                                        Matt Undrell
              The under 15’s really turned on the style and won both
              of their matches against strong Italian opposition. The                                                                                                                                                               The above four students took part in this full day programme
              under 16 team fought with much pride and managed                                                                                                  After a busy week we had played some very good football             and had an inspiring talk from Mark Richardson, a former
              both a 6-4 win and a narrow 3-1 defeat. A special                                                                                                 and hockey matches and were all ready to come back
              mention goes to Lewis Wilson who played more matches                                                                                                                                                                  athletic and Olympic silver medallist. They participated in six
                                                                                                                                                                home. We had a great time and all the students must be              sessions throughout the day, which helped them to identify and
              than any other student and did himself justice. Mitchell                                                                                          congratulated for the way in which they behaved and the
              Brent also gets a mention for two outstanding                                                                                                                                                                         how to take appropriate precautions on key factors relating to
              performances. However, Lewis Halford was given player
                                                                                                                                                                way the played on the pitch.                                        safety and child welfare. Ways were discussed to adapt
              of the tournament for his great determination and                                                                                                                                                                     activities so all are fully included. Other sessions aimed to help
              dribbling skills.                                                                                                                                 The trip was a great success and we look forward to the             recognise leadership skills that can be developed and improved
                                                                                         One of the many rooms we visited during the stadium tour               next one. Thank you to Faye Causer, Kaz James, Fran Lee             through volunteering and finally they explored the concept of
              Playing football against Italian opposition was a great                                                                                           and Louise Halliwell for all of their efforts in making this trip   agility, balance, coordination and speed.
              experience for the boys and they should all feel very                                                                                             run very smoothly .                                                 The students commented “the course was fantastic, it assisted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to build their confidence and leadership skills and it was a very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    useful tool to assist them in becoming teachers in the future”.
           A few of the
           boys who
           played                                                                                                                                               Cawton Wright, Head of Physical Education
           against                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Frances Lee, School Sports Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Tesco Sport voucher initiative finished on the 5th November. Please can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     you collect all your vouchers and hand them into your Form Tutor as soon as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     possible. Remember, the form which collects the most vouchers will win a prize!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cawton Wright, Head of Physical Education