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Oct 9

Year 10 History GCSE Development Field Trip

Year 10 History GCSE Development Field Trip

 

The Year 10 History GCSE Development field trip was a huge success, from visiting exceptional museums, watching a demonstration in the Old Operating Theatre (a role I so eagerly volunteered for), to the excitement of the London Dungeons.  All followed by a fantastic meal at the Hard Rock Cafe, which on my table was also really funny!

The Year 10 History GCSE Development field trip is likely to not only entertain you and your friends but also inform you, enhancing the Medicine through Time topic.  Who knows, it could inspire you and be part of your history!

Jonathan
Year 11 Student
   Year 10 students at the old operating theatre
     

Images L-R: Buckingham Palace, Herb Garret and the Hard Rock Cafe.  

Jul 10

Hampton Court 2012

Hampton Court 2012

The Hampton Court trip in February was one of the highlights of my year!  The castle was beautiful and it was amazing to think that famous kings and queens, such as Henry VIII, Mary I and Elizabeth I actually walked on the stone tiles that I too was walking on.

The palace was stunning.  There were so many rooms that you could look into and each room had a history.  My favourite was the room where guns and weapons were used to make patterns on the walls.  You could walk all around the castle and also see where Catherine Parr and King Henry secretly got married.

The gardens were enormous and one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.  It was a really amazing trip and I only wish I could have stayed longer and that Mr Shaw had turned up in a Wolsey costume!


Seannah, Y12 Student

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May 22

Canynges House supports Unseen

Canynges House supports Unseen


Written by the students of Canynges House

A group of students in Canynges from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School took part in a two day bag pack to raise money for the charity unseen. Unseen is a charity that helps prevent human trafficking. The students that joined in the bag pack came from different tutor groups to help raise as much money as possible. They each took shifts to ensure they covered a whole day. The bag pack took place in Marks and Spencer, Broadmead. It occurred on a Sunday in December and a Saturday in January. The students would pack bags for customers and the customers would give a donation to the charity. As well as raise money, they also explained the charity to the customers so that they understood the cause for the bag pack. The bag pack was very successful as many people took part and supported the charity. A student that took part said “I liked raising the money as well as spreading the word about the charity”. Some tutor groups sold Candy Canes, did cakes sales and ran a chocolate fountain

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In the Spring the whole of our house always does a big fundraising event. We had to think up possible ideas for the event and the ideas ranged from Teacher for a day to inter tutor dodge ball. The overall idea was to do a big marathon. The plan was to run from our school to London (we planned to do this because of the upcoming London Olympic Games and the Torch relay). We had split the run up equally between all students and we had 1 hour to do our bit on three different tracks. Each student that took part got sponsored to raise the money for our House charity Unseen. Overall we rose just over £700 in total sponsorship. On the day we had people dressed up as Meercats, Penguins, Builders, Bananas, Father Christmas, Peter Pan, Morphs and lots more. There were people counting the amount of laps each person did, people taking photos and videos too. There was lots of support from people that couldn’t take part and teachers as well. Including the money from the bag pack and from other charity events, Canynges house helped raise £1767.57 for Unseen. This is a great amount of money and we are all really happy it is going to such a good cause.

The whole House after the run

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Including the money from the bag pack and from other charity events, Canynges house helped raise:
 
£1767.57 for Unseen


This is a great amount of money and we are all really happy it is going to such a good cause.

 

Cheque presentation to Unseen   House celebrates
May 16

The Uganda Fire concert

The Uganda Fire concert

Uganda FireWe were so delighted to welcome the Uganda Fire band to SMRT for a lunchtime concert in the Street.  They are very talented musicians and singers and engaging performers.  Many students couldn't help joining in with the music and actions.  Do catch a bit of Fire if you can.  Amongst other concerts, they are at: 

Friday 18th May
7.30 pm – Concert hosted by Bristol West Deanery at St Mary's Church, Stoke Bishop

Saturday 19th May
2.00 – 3.00 pm – Concert as part of Bristol South Arts Trail, at St Paul's Church, Southville

Sunday 20th May
10.30 am – Guest Service at Pip and Jay's, Bristol
6.00 pm – Kainos youth event at St Michael, Stoke Gifford

Thursday 24th May 
7.00 pm Rock Solid – youth event at St Michael, Stoke Gifford

Sunday 27th May
10.30 am – Guest Service at Christ Church, Downend
2.30 pm – Come and sing Gospel at St Michael's Church, Vivian Street, Bedminster followed by:
4.30-6.30pm – Barbecue for all
6.30 pm – Concert



Uganda Fire at SMRT

Apr 20

Former student returns to Uganda

Former student returns to Uganda

We are delighted that Louise is back in Uganda. In this video she explains what she's doing, why it's important and is very positive about how the school has helped her.

 
Click here for the full story, and if you wish to follow Lou's progress please visit her blog.

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