Ferocious – adjective: Savagely fierce, cruel, or violent.
10th Mar – How can we use sport to make a difference in people’s lives?
(Sport Relief – 21st March)
Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, have fun and raise life-changing cash, and it’s back from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014.
“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” Mahatma Gandhi
“No work is insignificant. All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Martin Luther King Jr.
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Sports Relief- Students
Friday 21st March and the week leading up to it
What are you going to do to challenge yourself???
One of these events or your own?
Our target is £2000
Tutors will have more info about each of the events below:
Tutor time- Sports Quiz- Can be done all week in tutor time. Deadline is Friday. £5 per tutor group entry
Afterschool- Staff Netball tournament £2
Lunchtime- Netball/ Basketball Shooting Challenge- Sports Hall £1
After School- Post 16 Mixed Fancy Dress Rugby Match
Own Clothes Day/Dress as your favourite Sports Star- Pay your tutor before Friday. £1
Staff Cycle Challenge- Outside Main Hall £2
Sports Relief Mile- Bottom field- both lunchtimes. £1
Happy World Book Day! Today is a good day to:
- recommend a good book
- borrow a book from the Compass
- think about which book you will buy using your £1 book token
- download the free WBD YA app
- discover the 50 books that will change your life
- test your skills in one of these online games:
Lots more on the World Book Day website.
If you want to really understand the way the world works, and the ethical issues this creates – watch this – it is an amazing film, relevent to several units in GCSE and A-level Geography, and will change the way you think about the world you live in!
Matt Blackmore has a copy of the DVD to borrow if you want! Surviving Progress link here.
3rd March – 1991 – motorist Rodney King was beaten up by Los Angeles police. It was caught on film. When the police officers were subsequently acquitted it sparked race riots.
4th March – 1461 – the Battle of Towton was fought in Yorkshire between the Lancastrians and Yorkists. The Yorkists won. This proved to be the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil.
5th March – 1946 – Churchill coined the phrase “Iron Curtain” when he made a speech in Fulton, Missouri, USA.
6th March – 1987 – the cross channel ferry, Herald of Free Enterprise, capsized and sank in the entrance to Zeebrugge harbour. 192 people lose their lives.
7th March – 2007 – the House of Commons votes to make the House of Lords 100% elected.
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
So says Hazel, the main character in The Fault in our Stars, and the same could be said for this book which is one of the most read and most talked about books of the moment. It’s the story of Hazel and Augustus who meet at a Cancer Support Group. The subject matter is serious but their story is full of humour and love for life. The author doesn’t want us to feel sorry for them, but to see them as two intelligent, thoughtful teenagers who fall in love and just want to get on with their lives the same as anyone else.
“You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice.” Hazel
If you have read The Fault in our Stars, and have a favourite quote you can add it to the Quotes Board in the Compass.
Paradigm (noun): a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model
3rd Mar – What are you reading?
World Book Day – 7th March
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO (The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture) as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. www.worldbookday.com
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. Lewis