Phoenix House News With just a few weeks to go until the end of term, there are a number of events approaching that mark the end of the school year. Year 7 students are going on a PGL trip to Swindon from 15 th -17 th June. They have already been informed about the details and both staff and students are looking forward to the activities which include quad biking and rafting. The Year 11 Prom will take place on Friday 29 th June. The tickets are available to buy from the School Gateway for £10, or from the Finance office. Year 11 students are asked to return their locker key and any donations of unwanted school uniform and PE kit are welcome. Any student making a donation will be given a raffle ticket to win prizes. Sports day takes place on Wednesday 18 th July. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the amazing sporting prowess of our students. During the day students will be given the opportunity to wear House colours and support their House athletics team. SPLASH day is on Friday 13 th July. Students should have already handed in their choices. Some trips have filled up very quickly and some students are now being asked for their second choice options. Regardless of whether it is your first, second or third choice, all students will have a great day they will remember for a long time. However, despite the many enjoyable activities to look forward to, there is still a lot of learning to take place before we break up for the summer holidays! Students must continue to maintain high standards, arriving on time smartly dressed, and equipped to learn for all lessons. Social, Moral, Spiritual, and British Values Cultural This half term the theme of the week is ‘The Environment’. This week students have been looking at the is- sue of plastics in the ocean. There are many recycling opportunities within school with recycling points for paper and plastic. At home this hopefully continues with Rugby Borough Council providing blue-lid bins to take all of your "dry recyclables". Please rinse your recycling to make sure everything is as clean as possible before putting it into your bin - don't put anything in plastic bags or bin bags or it won't get recycled. General waste, combustible waste and food waste must not be put in the blue-lid bin as these will contaminate the entire lorry load, and may cause the load to be tipped instead of recycled.