Book of the week

over line

 For 90 minutes I forgot the shellfire, the rats, the Germans, the rain, the cold and the fear I felt when I was above the parapet, listening to the night.

They might be top footballers but can they cut it in the trenches as soldiers in World War I?   Based on the true story of the Footballers’ Batallion, this gripping short book tells Jack’s story. He is a professional footballer with a bright future, perhaps even to play for his country,  but it is 1914 and he wants to join up.  All too soon he is a corporal experiencing the unspeakable horror of the trenches, with no certainty of ever seeing England again.

In war, there are moments when all the noise and smells and tastes fade.  Everything goes still.  The machine guns stop firing.  There are moments when it is just you and what you have to do to survive.

Go to Tom Palmer’s brilliant website for more information on the research he did for this book and the views of footballers who have read the book.  You can also read the first chapter.

Tom Palmer Over the Line

 

Question of the Week

Why is it important to remember? Holocaust Memorial Day 27.1.2015

Quote of the Week

“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”  Primo Levi

It is vital that we remember both the horror of the events and what we can learn from them. There are many short films produced to mark the day – below are links to two short films focusing on the memories of survivors. Take time to watch them and reflect on what you can learn from them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK_PMhgAGDk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxSlCzOB1IY

Business Education TV and Radio – W/B 24th January

In the table below are a few suggested ports of call particularly to students Of Business and Economics (but don’t let this exclude you if you’re interested) to help improve your general knowledge of the subjects.

I would be interested in your comments at andrewc81@bosworthacademy.org.uk. I have had a number of positive comments and conversations with students who have watched some of the listed programmes. Thanks for your comments. Keep them coming !

An addendum – I also tweet about Business and Economics – Check out “MountsorrelAndy” at Twitter.

Listing for the week beginning Saturday 24th January:

Programme Day Time Programme Number Channel Comment
Martin Lewis Money Show Fri 8.00 – 8.30 pm 9/9 ITV1 Money expect gives lots of hints and tips on saving consumers money. Incorporates lots of business law.
The Bottom Line Sat 5.30 – 6.00 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical business debate.Podcast available.
In Business Thurs 8.30 – 9.00 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical business debate.Podcast available.
Wake Up To Money Mon to Fri 5.15-6.00 am Daily Radio 5 Excellent daily digest of business and economics news. Podcast available.
Money Box Sat 12.04-12.30 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical consumer and business news. Podcast available.

This is only a selection of the excellent BBC broadcasts. For a full listing check out the following web page – http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/genre/factual/money

Year 10 Careers

As part of the intervention programme you will have had or will have 2 interventions on careers education and options.

You need to start thinking about the options available to you at the end of Year 11. I did an assembly on this at the beginning of Year10 .If this is a distant memory, please check our careers zone website on the cloud, you can access it by clicking on the careers zone icon on the left handside menu.

Check the sections on: (Click on the links below)

Your options at the end of KS4

Apprenticeships

University Hub

We will also organise a careers fair in the summer term too so watch this space.

 

Madame Delâge-Martin (Year Head  KS4 in charge of Careers)

 

Year 11 UCAS progress Post 16 applications

You should now be checking the status of your application or applications regularly on your account. If your application is showing as draft or awaiting profile completion, you MUSTspeak to your tutor as this will mean your application has not been submitted.

A reminder that if you are applying here, you must also fill in a paper application form and hand it in to Mrs Cordin in the Post 16 office.

Post 16 Bosworth Academy paper form

Book of the Week

trash 2

I was a trash boy since I was old enough to move without help and pick things up.  That was what – three years old, and I was sorting.

Raphael, Gardo and Jun are street kids who spend their days scouring the massive, stinking rubbish tips in their city for anything to use or sell.  One day they find a bag containing clues to corruption at the highest level of government.  Immediately their lives are in danger as the authorities start to close in.

Their story is hard to read at times due to the harrowing and heartrending descriptions of poverty and cruelty but it is also extremely uplifting.  You will be rooting for these boys all the way as they are determined to do the right thing, no matter what.

An amazing book – read it before the movie version comes out at the end of January.

For more information about the author’s research for this book go his website:

Andy Mulligan

Here is the trailer for the movie:

Trash

 

Year 11 Post 16 Application UCAS progress

You should now be checking the status of your application or applications regularly on your account. If your application is showing as draft or awaiting profile completion, you MUST speak to your tutor as this will mean your application has not been submitted.

A reminder that if you are applying here, you must also fill in a paper application form and hand it in to Mrs Cordin in the Post 16 office.

Post 16 Bosworth Academy paper form