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Edgware News

Another edition of the Pulse Magazine is upon us and as always, I have lots to share with you from Team Edgware.

Firstly let me mention the attendance for Inter-College so far this academic year. At the start of the year we were doing fantastically well and claimed a large number of first places, in fact, the girls' teams came first in every single competition. However, this last term has not been good and in fact, on a couple of occasions, we have not had a team at all. When they are out there taking part all have a great time and it not just about playing for the College but also helping with their ability to work with others. I hope we can get back to our winning streak soon and I can’t wait to see how we get on at Sports Day. Keep up the hard work everyone

Edgware’s attendance has been good so far this year, so, Edgware lets keep on coming to school with a positive attitude. Overall our punctuality is quite good, we only have a small number of students who are letting us down on this. Please remember to come to school on time and avoid those late detentions, it is not just yourself you are letting down but your Form as well.

Presentation Evening has been again and what a fantastic evening it was. I was immensely proud to see the huge number of Edgware students on stage collecting their awards for outstanding contribution in the different subject areas. Well over 30 students collected an award including Simrat 8E 7, Jasmine 9E 7, Kyle 9E 11, Shiloh 10E 4 and Aysha 10E 10 who all collected 2 awards each. Special congratulations must go to Bilal 10E 7 who also collected 2 awards on the evening, one of them being a Governor’s Award. A wonderful achievement of all. Well done.

College Winners

This year all Heads of College picked individual winners from each Year group, this was no easy task as there are so many students who go “Above and Beyond”, both in and out of lessons.

As well as those receiving recognition for their work in school, there were also a large number of Edgware students taking part in the music and drama pieces. It was amazing to see the talent that we have in Edgware and in Holyhead as a whole from Year 7 right up to Year 13. Have a look for yourself via the school website or the school YouTube page:

A very proud moment for me was when a special award was given to a student who is in Year 11 and has attended school every single day in her 5 years of Holyhead. Not a single day off. This student was our very own Kyra 11E 6. Lots of awards and performances for her family this year. They had lots to celebrate.

Then came the moment everybody was waiting for, the results of the College Shield. Every student in the school has been making a big push this year to improve. A huge congratulations to the joint winners this year Oswestry College and for the first time ever Meriden College. An amazing achievement, well done all. Edgware did not fare too well this year and came in 4th place. I know how disheartened this made a large number of students feel, however, as pointed out by some, things can only get better and it will motivate everybody to give that extra push in all that they do. As I walked backstage to help pack away for the evening Kemar E7 came up to me and said “Well Done Sir we did well” I looked at him and said “It was last place Kemar” his reply “I know Sir but we got the highest number four is much bigger than the others” Every cloud has a silver lining. Thank you for the smiles Kemar E7.

A big well done to all four Colleges this year, each one is working harder and harder.

This year, students at Holyhead have been taking part in PiXL Edge. This enables students to develop five key attributes and skills which are extremely important in life within and beyond school. These five skills are Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication (LORIC). It is an accredited qualification and a number of students known as Edge Ambassadors are leading the way with it in order to show others how it is run. It gives me great pleasure to say that Sophie 10E 8 is one of the first students to pass the first stage and is now a recognised Edge Apprentice.

All of Edgware wish you happy and restful Easter holidays and look forward to seeing you in the final term of the 2017 – 18 school year. (No rest for the Year 11 though, this is the final straight now and you will be very busy preparing yourselves for the exams to come.)
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