V-inspired Best Young Volunteer Award.
Stantonbury student Brad Adams had an amazing Christmas! He won the V-inspired Best Young Volunteer for the East of England and it was huge celebrations all round.
For more information on this excellent news please visit; http://www.luton-dunstable.co.uk/News/Teen-wins-award-for-fundraising-efforts-20130105093000.htm
Let’s hope 2013 continues to be so positive for everyone.
New Homework Policy
A new Campus homework policy will begin this term. All students now have an individual homework timetable which outlines when homework will be set for each subject. As parents you can help by:
- Monitoring the homework set for your child by checking and signing their planner each week
- Helping and encouraging your child to complete homework to the best of their ability
- Liaising with your child’s Head of Key Stage if you have any concerns over homework
Look at Planner Live for specific details of the homework task.
Year 9 Options Choices
Year 9 students will begin the option process this term with new courses and curriculum available from September 2013. This is a key time in education where GCSE and BTec subjects are chosen for study during Year 10 and 11. Students will be supported in this process with an option assembly at the beginning of term. The parents evening on 10th January and subject information evening on 17th January will give Year 9 parents further support and guidance on the option process. These are important events for parents to attend.
Students sail into MKBYSA Sailing Squad
Rebecca Perry 9GVJ tells us her story.
"I am a year 9 student in Grafton Hall and I have sailed since I was 7 years old.
I find sailing both a fun and enjoyable sport and it is suitable for everyone. Over the summer my confidence in sailing grew and progressed a lot.
In November 2012 my friends and I, all of which are from Stantonbury Campus, tried out for the MKBYSA sailing squad, this is a youth sailing team for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. We were all successful and made it into the squad; we will be competing in a regatta next summer called the NSSA."
Stantonbury Student is English Champion in Kick Boxing
Berivaan Duncan-Kolcak 9GKB
"I have been training as a kick boxer since January 2012. I train two to three hours a day, five days a week. This year I have been to seven different shows and ten inter clubs and have also competed in an exhibition fight with a 28year old that was 8kg heavier than me, and won. The competitions involve me travelling up and down the country and to date I have won ten medals, eleven trophies and on Saturday the 15th December, at our own show in Milton Keynes, I won my first belt which is the ISKA English Champion title.
I am currently entered in to the Junior Super League and I am in third place with two more events to go. At the end of the season if I am in 1st or 2nd place I will be able to represent England and compete in Russia. On March 9th 2013 I’m hoping to fight for the ISKA European title belt.
My goal is to be the best in Britain in my weight category and the three top girls in my category are Amber and Alaya Kitchen and Sammy Luxton. By the end of next year I am hoping to be at the top in my weight category.
Greg Rutherford 2012 Clubs
Olympic gold medallist, Greg Rutherford, offered some tips to young people inspired by his success during a celebratory event at the community sport club where his journey to London 2012 began.
Joining Sport England at Marshall Milton Keynes Athletics Club Stantonbury, Greg witnessed first-hand the continued good work of the club which nurtured his talent and set him on his road to winning gold at this year’s Olympic Games. He also unveiled a plaque celebrating his Olympic success and links to the club.
Greg said: “It is fantastic to be back at Marshall Milton Keynes Athletics Club where it all began. Winning gold at London 2012 was an unbelievable experience however it wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t received the support and encouragement from this club. It is important that clubs like this receive all the help they need to get more people into and enjoying sport.”
Sport England has invited all Olympic and Paralympic medal winners to nominate the community club where they discovered their love of sport. All of the clubs will be offered bespoke advice from Sport England about how the grassroots funding body can support their work.
For more information visit SPORTENGLAND
MK Sports Awards
On Tuesday 4th December PE staff and students attended the MK Sports Awards held at Shenley Leisure Centre. Having been National Badminton champions and runners up for the last two years running in two age groups the secondary schools partnership nominated Stantonbury Campus in the secondary school of the year category.
Along with our badminton success, Stantonbury are renowned in the local area of Milton Keynes as well as within Buckinghamshire in being hard to compete against. The school have won numerous district competitions last year including football, dodgeball, rounders, athletics, basketball, competed in national competitions and excelled in several Buckinghamshire football county cups being winners and runners up.
The school was awarded secondary school of the year and staff and students were honored to receive the award by Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Rutherford.
Congratulations to all our athletes.
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