AVS Newsletter April 27 2018

AVON VALLEY SCHOOL MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD TEACHER Dear Parents and Carers Fortnightly News April 27th 2018 For many years, Avon Valley has run a very successful Young Enterprise Programme with our Year 11 students and I was delighted that this year we were asked to host the annual presentation event. Throughout the year, under the leadership of Di Jones our Careers advisor, the students have worked hard on developing their ideas, raising finance, manufacturing and finally selling their products. The evening was a great success and I am delighted that the winning team, which was made up of students from 4 different schools, contained three of our own students: Chloe Hunt, Adelina Sirbu and Kelsey Widdows. This team will now progress to the next round of the competition and we wish them all the best at the Coventry and Warwickshire Young Enterprise Finals on May 15 th at Coventry University. Last newsletter I wrote that we were expecting Gary Toward, a local author, to visit Avon Valley to talk to our Year 8 students about the craft of writing. I was fortunate enough to be able to join the group for 20 minutes - before I reluctantly had to tear myself away to attend a meeting! His talk was fascinating and I know that the students involved really enjoyed the way he wove together his life story and the development of himself as a crime writer. If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of his book it is available on the school Gateway for £5.00 up until the end of Monday 30 th April. The school is now entering the exam season for Year 11 and last week 80+ students completed their 10-hour Art Practical. The quality of the work produced is superb, and the display that has been produced for marking, is stunning! I look forward to being able to share a gallery of pictures in a future edition. This week the students have also completed their language speaking exams and the PE practical moderation visit is scheduled for next Wednesday. I am really proud of the way that the students are rising to the challenge of the task ahead and supporting each other with their learning. Along with all the others staff in the school, I wish them all the very best for their exams and thank-you for your continued patience and support as they complete their time at Avon Valley. Alison Davies Head Teacher Don’t forget to follow @AvonValleySch on Twitter and AvonValleySchool on Facebook for up-to-date information and news