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Mr Seaward Commonwealth Games & MHS Sports Relief Outcome

For information on Mr Seaward and his outstanding achievement, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/43775074

For Mr Seaward’s story ‘Welcome to Brisbane’, please click here

Welcome to Brisbane – Beautiful one day, perfect the next.

 

Koala bears and kangaroo’s. That is what I think when I hear ‘Australia’.   A country surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans and home to some of the most diverse wild life on earth. It is a huge ‎7,682,300 km2   and home to 24.13 million people. It is somewhere I dreamed of going ‘one day’ but couldn’t say for sure that day would ever arrive. On the 24th March 2018 it did…

The small matter of a 14 hour flight, followed by an 8 hour flight crossing no fewer than 12 time zones on-route only added to the anticipation. I have been very fortunate in my running career so far to have experienced many different countries and cultures. The first thing of note landing in Brisbane 9 hours ahead of the time in Anstey was the heat… a mild 30 degrees, the second of course was the jetlag. Thankfully we had had travel advice and avoided being too tired for too long.

Training was intense. Running in 29-31 degrees most days, twice a day was tough but helped me acclimatise to conditions. This served me well on race day. Ranked 18th I had one objective – be the best I can on the day and that’s all that I can do. I had prepped well, focussed on training early mornings and late evenings for 16 weeks and had settled in well in Australia. All that remained was the 26.2 miles in 30 plus degrees. Oddly, I was looking forward to it. Marathon running is a simple sport. In some ways it’s a metaphor for how we approach things every day. Consistency doing the right things will bring success in revision, in work, in sport. By now, most people know the outcome of the marathon. It was a tough day for a lot of elite runners. I was delighted to move through the field and finish in 4th place. More information on the race is available here https://nirunning.co.uk/commonwealth-games-kevin-seaward-secures-superb-fourth-place-in-cwg-marathon/

What where my favourite bits of Australia? The nature reserves and parks where full of the most incredible wildlife. Holding kangaroos to feeding wallabies, hiding from 7ft garden pythons to seeing climbing kangaroos …who’d have thought they were real?

I am incredibly grateful to you: the pupils and parents of our school community. Your support has been incredible and has gone a long way in motivating me to keep improving and try to be the best I can. I am also incredibly grateful to the school governing body, Mrs Sanchez and the rest of the staff for their support. Their flexibility and support made this experience possible.

 

THE MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL WENT EXTREME FOR SPORT RELIEF – RAISING OVER £1000!

 

It started on Thursday 22nd March, when The Martin High School in Anstey began to raise some serious cash for Sport Relief at its 24-hour challenge.

 

  • Inspired by Sport Relief celebrity challenges past and present, The Martin High School took part in their own extreme challenge to raise money for Sport Relief. Students, staff members and the community were asked to run, bike and row continuously for 24 hours without letting the machines stop. The gruelling challenge started on Thursday 22nd at 1:45pm and finished on Friday 23rd March at 1:45pm. 

 

We are so proud of our students for being a part of something special, with some huge accomplishments. We owe a huge amount of gratitude to the staff at The Martin High School who helped champion the event and completed lots of sessions on the machines – keeping the equipment going throughout the night. In addition to this, the local community rose to the occasion with an amazing effort in donating both money and time to the cause.

An unbelievable achievement in just 5 days 👏

We ran/walked a massive 708 miles at lunchtime alone today 🏃

So proud of our students – some huge accomplishments & so many miles completed 🙌

A special mention to all the staff who completed miles – donated money – raised the profile of the event 🙌

A huge thank you to the local community – you have been amazing in your efforts in supporting us – a special mention to Anstey Running Club without whom we may not have made it 👏

£500 was our target for Sport Relief and we have surpassed that – with a few more www.justgiving.com/martinhighpe donations we could push up towards £1000 for charity.

Lots of last day changes in the race for individual and year group leaderboards 🏆

A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your efforts this week.

An unbelievable achievement in just 5 days 👏

We ran/walked a massive 708 miles at lunchtime alone today 🏃

So proud of our students – some huge accomplishments & so many miles completed 🙌

A special mention to all the staff who completed miles – donated money – raised the profile of the event 🙌

A huge thank you to the local community – you have been amazing in your efforts in supporting us – a special mention to Anstey Running Club without whom we may not have made it 👏

£500 was our target for Sport Relief and we have surpassed that – with a few more www.justgiving.com/martinhighpe donations we could push up towards £1000 for charity.

Lots of last day changes in the race for individual and year group leaderboards 🏆

A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your efforts this week.

An unbelievable achievement in just 5 days 👏

We ran/walked a massive 708 miles at lunchtime alone today 🏃

So proud of our students – some huge accomplishments & so many miles completed 🙌

A special mention to all the staff who completed miles – donated money – raised the profile of the event 🙌

A huge thank you to the local community – you have been amazing in your efforts in supporting us – a special mention to Anstey Running Club without whom we may not have made it 👏

£500 was our target for Sport Relief and we have surpassed that – with a few more www.justgiving.com/martinhighpe donations we could push up towards £1000 for charity.

Lots of last day changes in the race for individual and year group leaderboards 🏆

A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your efforts this week.

You can still donate at www.justgiving.com/martin-high-pe or text MHPE90 £5 to 70070.

 

The £1000 pupils raised this Sport Relief will help to change lives forever. That’s because the charity spends the money raised by the public to give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Leicestershire, the UK and throughout the world a helping hand to turn their lives around.

 

You can find all the challenge updates, including photos and video footage of the event at Martin High PE on Facebook. A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your support during our 24 hour challenge.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Aaron Black at The Martin High School

T: 0116 2363291

 

Letter to parents regarding the Lionheart Academy Trust

We have some exciting news about MHS joining the Lionheart Academy Trust, please find the letter to parents – click here

Year 11/10 History Webinars & Year 11 GCSE Revision Information

For the Information related to the Year 10 webinars, please see below:

https://meet65255850.adobeconnect.com/y10/

For the Information related to the Year 11 webinars, please see below:

https://meet65255850.adobeconnect.com/mock11/

https://meet65255850.adobeconnect.com/cc/

https://meet65255850.adobeconnect.com/mhs2/

For the Information related to the Year 11 GCSE Revision Information, please see below:

We would like to invite all the parents and carers of Y11 to our Year 11 GCSE parent revision information session. The session is aimed at helping you feel prepared with the skills to help your children in the exam period.  

 At the Information Evening we will speak about:

·         Key Strategies to help prepare the revision environment

·         Techniques to get the most out of revision

·         When learners should revise to maximise impact

·         How you can support your child during the exam period

Further information is available in the letter section.

Sports Relief at MHS & Macbeth Trip Information

Sports Relief at MHS
Two years ago for Sport Relief we went big with our Road to
Rio challenge – covering 8118miles of our 1 mile course. This time we are
trying something BIGGER and TOUGHER! 
Within the PE Department and with special guests we are looking
to row, run and cycle constantly from 1:45pm on Thursday 22nd March
to 1:45pm on Friday 23rd March in our hall.
We have over 30 members of staff helping out with the event,
including a celebrity guest, Head teacher Laura Sanchez and Deputy Head teacher
Paul Wicken.
Two years ago we raised just over £1,000 and with your
support this year we are aiming for our best total yet.
If you wish to support us in our challenge there are a
number of ways this can be done:
Spiritually share the love / pain
– you can watch us live online. We have a live stream that you can access and will show us on Youtube. The link will feature on our facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/MartinHighPe/
Financially share the love/ pain– you can donate and help us reach our target of £1000 donate. Text ‘mhpe90’ followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

www.justgiving.com/martin-high-pe

Thank you in advance,
From the PE Faculty & guests

M

Macbeth trip Wednesday 11th April 2018. Students are to arrive at 6.45pm at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester. 

Last payments will be taken on the 23 March 2018 and the cost is £15.60

National Apprenticeship Week

Ahead of National Apprenticeship week, on Friday we have an ex MHS Student coming into to talk to our students about his Army Apprenticeship. 

On Tuesday 27th Feb, we have the National Space Centre coming in to talk to our students about Space Engineering Apprenticeships.

Students need to sign up if they would like to attend – please see Mrs Kinsey #NAW18

We are excited to let you know the various events happening at the Martin High School to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week on 5th-9th March.

We are very fortunate to welcome  a number of Apprenticeship providers and local businesses to share their knowledge of Apprenticeships.

The events are open to all students and students should sign up on the noticeboard outside the exam office.  Food and drink is provided to those who sign up.

It promises to be a good week and we hope to see lots of students taking part!

For further information please see Mrs Kinsey #NAW2018

 

Term Time Consultation

Leicestershire County Council has this week launched the Term Time Consultation for 2019-2022 https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/term-time-consultation and are keen to invite responses from you. 

Year 7 APE Information & DfE Survey for the new RSE

The Year 7 APE is on Wednesday 21st February 2018. Please use the online booking system to book appointments for your child now. Access to the booking system is on the school’s main website, at the bottom of the front page. http://martinhigh.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Parents-Evening-System-initial-letter-to-Y7-parents.docx

 

Have your say!

The Department for Education wants to hear from young people, parents & carers to help shape the new RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) curriculum. We need a subject that enables children and young people to develop the essential life skills needed to help them to lead safe, happy and fulfilling lives in the modern world.

 click here to take part in the survey

 

We hope that you take this important opportunity to help shape RSE for the future.

Friday 26th January Sickness Update

On Friday 26th January, many students showed signs of sickness. Over the weekend a deep cleanse took place, there is no longer a cause for concern. Thank you for all of your continued support regarding this situation.

NSPCC Number day at Martin High School – Friday 2nd February 2018

Dear parents/ carers, 

NSPCC Number Day is a nationwide math fundraising event for children and young people that helps raise money to support the NSPCC. This year number day is on Friday 2nd February. 

By taking part in Number Day, the money we raise will help the NSPCC protect children in danger and help ensure they have a bright and successful future.

This year at Martin High School, learners will undertake a wide range of challenging and fun math activities in their math lessons. Alongside this, learners are encouraged to contribute £1 towards the NSPCC fundraising campaign in exchange for wearing one item of clothing with a number on it. More information can be found here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/charity-runs-cycles-and-challenges/social-and-special-events/number-day/

E-safety Survey for Parents & Assessment and Reporting

Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/internetsafetysurvey4parents to help support the Police with their research.

Assessment and reporting

At Martin High School, all learners will be assessed using the GCSE 9-1 criteria. The criteria will also include two ‘Foundation’ grades- F2 and F1 for learners not yet accessing the GCSE pathway.

The new system encourages us as a school, you as parents or carers and the learners to see their learning as a journey. In this journey learners will master the content, knowledge and skills in order to be successful at GCSE and make clear progress term by term.

The first of the new reports on this system are due out on Friday 26th January 2018. For more information see the link below.

 http://martinhigh.org/learners/assessment-and-reporting/