Spring Newsletter 2015 - page 8

On 10th March, a small group of pupils,
accompanied by Mrs Geraldine Bishop,
participated in the Routes into Languages
South West Competition, at Pilton College.
Esme Philpott, Lara Gasiorowski, Lily
Challice and Billy Jackson had spent weeks
preparing for the competition. Billy
entered the near Spanish section, Lara, the
non-native Spanish category, both Lily and
Esme entered the non-native French
Mrs Bishop, MFL Teacher said, “Esme and
Lara were brilliant!” Students are judged
on presentation as well as language skills
including spontaneity, fluency, accents,
interest range of language and originality
by a panel of judges. The four pupils gave
presentations in French and Spanish. This
is a good opportunity for pupils to utilise
their language skills and develop them
further by being creative.
On the 5th March, for the second year
running, GTS hosted a very successful
TeachMeet for the second year. This event
continues to grow and allows all those
involved in teaching to network and share
best practice. Topics covered were: sharing
web based revision programmes; what
teachers can learn from the army; revision
tips; five small things that make a difference;
challenging homophobic language in the
classroom and many more.
Ski Trip 2015
In January, twenty
-four pupils set off for the beautiful,
picturesque Aosta Valley, for the GTS
annual ski trip. The weather was
excellent with fresh snow fall providing
an excellent experience. All pupils and
staff returned exhausted but with smiles
on their faces . This successful and
popular trip has been booked again for
next year and there are still some places
available. If you are interested, please
see Mrs Faulkner in the Finance Office
for a letter.
Rugby Round up
The Year 8, 9 and 10 teams attended this year’s North Devon tournament. All three teams found
themselves playing very tough opposition, however they adapted well to a sevens style of play to produce some great rugby.
The Year 9 and 10 teams produced good wins against Illfracombe but unfortunately lost their other three fixtures. Special
mention should go to the Year 8 team for producing some great performances, which saw them beat both Illfracombe and
Pilton. Well done to all of the boys, who participated in a very enjoyable tournament.
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