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Biology Photo Competition
Congratulations to the winners of the Biology Photo Competition:
Thanks for all your entries. Prizes will be winging their way to the winners very soon and the winning entries will be displayed in science. Dr Biran.
Clothes Show Competition
In the middle of October, six Farlingaye students entered The Clothes Show ‘Young Artist of the Year Award’ as part of the Creative Awards competitions. This included Della Stiff, Natasha Owen, Bryony Lawson, Lucinda Green from Year 11 and Emily Richards, Annabel Kimber and Tilly Hobbin-Cooke from Year 9. To read the full article, please click here.
Rotary Young Chef Competition
On Wednesday 12th October, seven students from Years 7-11 competed against each other in the ‘RIBI young Chef’ competition supported by family friends and staff. The contestants were from Year 7 Bill Goodyear, William Page, Annabelle Whittle, Year 8 Tiffany Gray-Moloney, Year 9 Jack Nelson-Tunks, Year 11 Izzy Golder and Shannon Smith. To read the full article, please click here.
For the Farlingaye Flyers, the autumn term kicked off with a “Jumping with Style” competition at Easton College. Beth Fewings and her horse, Sean, competed in the 90cm and 1m classes.
In October, Haydn Sykes and his pony Billy and Shannon Smith with Orien, competed in the 80cm and 90cm Arena Eventing competition at The Jays.
If you are interested in joining the Equestrian club, please see Mrs Gray. You do not need to have your own horse, we regularly have training and fun days at Poplar Park Equestrian Centre where you have the opportunity to hire a horse if you don’t have your own! Mrs Gray.
Italian Inspiration Cooking Workshop
The students also made a tiramisu and a selection of bruschetta using pancetta, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, garlic and a whole selection of ingredients. Mark talked about the origins of the ingredients and recipes.
At the end of the session, the students got a chance to sit down and eat the food they’d produced, with some leftovers for home of course. It was a great event thoroughly enjoyed by all and hopefully will be repeated in the future with a different theme. Mrs Ewers.
Our latest group of STEM club students have been challenged every week with a project stretching their abilities of problem solving, team-working and perseverance. They have recently been constructing supporting towers, simulation lander probes and measuring the flight of various paper aeroplane solutions. Well done to all involved! Mr Hawtin.
A cold and windy autumn day in Diss was the setting for the Suffolk Schools’ Golf County Championship. The Farlingaye competitors comprised George Fricker, Kamiar Azvine, Ryan Goodarzi and Taylor Crisp. There were some fantastic shots played and some tough holes that challenged even the most accomplished of players.
All our players found the going tough and some were not pleased with their score cards after 18. However, Taylor Crisp had a superb round and won his division with an exceptional net score of 63, shooting well below his handicap. He had a particularly impressive back 9, where he shot level par. This is the first time Taylor has represented the school team and long may it continue.
Well done to all the lads who competed! Mr Sparkes.
Suffolk Skills Show
Students from Year 9 were lucky enough to go to the Suffolk Skills Show at Trinity Park, where over 100 different exhibitors were on hand to talk to young people about jobs and industries they are interested in.
The Show was especially exciting for one of our students as he won one of the competitions being held by an exhibitor. David Donovan in 9H guessed the correct number of bricks in a wall and won a giftbag full of tools from Gipping Construction Ltd. Congratulations David.
The English Faculty continue their book recommendations….
An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo
This book is inspired by the true story of a man who might have been able to prevent World War II.
The book is full of mystery and emotions that take you from laughing to crying, plus leaving cliff-hangers on nearly every chapter.
This story is about a little boy, called Barney, who is on a train because his house was destroyed by bombs in World War II leaving his family homeless. Their pet horse, called Big Black Jack is missing. The train is under attack from German fighters and in the darkness a stranger, tells them stories to pass time and to stop them from worrying.
The story is a real page-turner and is a good book for all ages. It has a nice cover and is full of brilliant illustrations that are all done by pencil, meaning they are all black and white as it wasn’t very colourful in the war. A must read for Michael Morpurgo fans.I think this book is exciting and that it will capture anyone’s heart. By Imogen Radwell 7Y.
Year 10 Football
The eagerly awaited start of the Year 10 football season kicked off a week before the half- term break. It was the National Cup Competition and a rare home fixture. We were drawn against Langley who came with a strong reputation having beaten our Year 9 lads convincingly earlier in the season. They have the advantage of Norwich City FC Academy being based at their School, with Darren Eady in charge of their football. To read the full article, please click here.
News from the Governors
As the newly elected Chair of the Governing Board, I’d like to pay tribute to my predecessor Tim Fosker. I’m Louise Franks and I was elected as a parent governor at the school in September 2010 and until recently served as the Chair of Finance. Since my arrival, Tim has been annually elected to Chair the Governing Board and during his tenure has worked tirelessly to help Farlingaye remain one of the top publicly funded schools in the County. To read the full article, please click here.
Cross Country – the results so far
There have been two cross country events so far and both have been extremely successful. The first competition we enter is the National Schools Cup, this is split into three rounds; a County round followed by a Regional round and then, for the best teams in the Country, a National Final. To view the full article, please click here.
Most Able Morning
On Wednesday 6th July, 83 students from Years 7, 8 and 9 were involved in our annual Most Able Technology and ICT Enrichment Morning. Students were selected to participate in specific subject sessions including Textiles, Systems and Control, Resistant Materials, ICT, Catering and Graphics, for periods 1 and 2. A whole range of exciting activities were organised for students to take part in. To read the full article, please click here. To view the photos, please click here.
Deben Rowing Club Juniors - The Yare Cup
The day began surprisingly warm and sunny with seven seniors and six juniors taking part in 11 different racing categories at the Yare Cup in Norwich. The competition was divided into two divisions to allow competitors time to row the 6k to the start line before racing the 3700m course and returning home. To read the full article, please click here.
Following victories in both the singles and doubles championships at Oxford last summer, Farlingaye’s croquet team headed to Watford to defend their respective crowns. To read the full article, please click here.
Tech GCSE Exhibition Evening
On Wednesday 6th July, Design and Technology held the first GCSE Exhibition Evening to celebrate the successes of last year’s Year 11 students. Exhibitions were set up in the Technology block and projects and products were on display for Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Systems and Control and Textiles. To read the full article, please click here. To view the photos, please click here.
Farlingaye Reading Club
Can you help?
Thanks to all of those who put the Co-op green tokens into the Community Token scheme boxes in Woodbridge and Wickham Market before the summer. We received a cheque for £300 to raise funds for the students to buy new books and pay for teas at Reading Club.
Also, we would like to invite any parent who feels they have the time to volunteer on a Wednesday between 3.45 and 4.45 to help with the teas and clearing up or to read with the students. We can arrange for the necessary paper work and we would love to have you as part of the team. We start again on October 19th. Please call me for any information.
Ms Anderson Learning Support.
German Taster at Kyson Primary School
As part of a project Liam Flin in Year 13 is currently completing after winning the German Scholarship this summer, he went to Kyson Primary School to deliver a German taster session to a group of children in KS2. To read the full article, please click here.
Farlingaye’s Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme has received a generous donation from the Rohan shop in Woodbridge. The shop is involved with the Gift Your Gear scheme, which was set up in 2012 by Sarah Howcroft, one of the original founders of Rohan. To read the full article, please click here.
As an English faculty, and school, we are eager to encourage students to read as this is a key skill which will influence students’ success in every walk of life. Students in Years 7 to 10 have all received a reading passport, which asks students to track their reading. They are aiming to complete a minimum of 30 minutes reading a week (although we would urge for more!), and get their passport signed by you when they have completed this. Hopefully you have already seen these at home. As students travel around the world, there will be prizes recognising their effort in reading. To read the full article, please click here.
On Monday September 5th, 293 students in Year 11 began the academic year by taking up their Work Experience placements. The range of placements was as wide as ever. Local employers were once again very willing to offer our students a huge number of very exciting and varied opportunities. To read the full article, please click here.
Forum 16th September 2016
The 2016 Music Tour was to Austria. 140 of us boarded two large coaches and made our way to the Port of Dover.
Austria was brilliant, the weather not so kind for the first day and then we had beautiful sun. We performed two concerts, although rain stopped us playing at one venue. We played beside the lake in St Gilden and then at a pub/restaurant just across the German border. It was a beautiful venue with a lake and mountains as the back drop.
We spent time sightseeing, swimming and playing sports. The hotel was lovely and the food great. One evening we had an Open Mic night and another we had a traditional Austrian meal in Salzburg.
The tour is a great opportunity for the students to mix with other year groups and other musicians, they work as part of a team to produce some wonderful music that enthrals audiences. One of the comments I received was 'With such unhappiness in the world, your students have made me feel hope that there is goodness!'
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German Scholarship Experience
This summer was unlike any other for me. Having been selected as one of only eight in the UK to enrol in the PAD (Pädagogischer Austauschdienst) Scholarship programme in Germany, I was initially very nervous, but I can safely say it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. To view the full article, please click here.
The boys came second in the County at the County Finals held at Woolpit CC on Friday 9th July. They played very well in the semi-final beating an excellent King Edwards Grammar School in a dramatic match that swung in favour of both teams throughout the game.
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Solar Panels for Farlingaye
It’s been a long-term dream of the Green Council to get some solar panels for the school and this year we are hoping to make that dream come true. We have enthusiastic Green Council members, we have a suitable location and we have planning permission. All we need now is the money, which we are hoping to raise through the M&S Community Energy Fund.
To view the full article, please click here.