World Book Night
World Book Night is a more grown-up affair of World Book Day, which is always celebrated at style within schools. However, World Book Night is a way for older teenagers and adults to get back into reading and celebrate with other readers, authors and libraries. The organisers allow people to become ‘Book Givers’; they apply on line and have to say who they would give books to if they received 20 brand new copies. It is then a waiting game to see whether your bid has been successful.
This year, Trinity School’s librarian, Karen Ullman, was successful in her application and chose to receive 20 copies of ‘The Eyre Affair’ by Jasper Fforde. She had the pleasure of handing out 11 of her special edition copies to her yr11 Able Girls. The girls were over the moon with the gift and Mrs Ullman hopes that this book, fantasy mystery set in an alternative universe(!) will start them on their journey into adult fiction.
Many congratulation to Lily Wing in Year 12; she has won a place at the National Theatre’s Youth Drama company. Lily has been selected from 4,500 applicants. We are all incredibly proud of Lily and this achievement.
FOOTLOOSE - Trinity School Whole School Show
Trinity School students performed the hit show ‘Footloose’ to a packed school hall on 26th and 27th March. The cast ranging from year 7 to year 13 have been working hard over the last few months to perfect their lines, dance routines and songs. The quality of the performance was excellent with the audience being treated to songs from the show including “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” and “Footloose”. It has really raised the bar for future performances!
At the matinee many primary school students enjoyed the performance and they were impressed with the cast, the costumes and stage; all designed by Trinity students and staff. The show has taken much hard work and effort from all the staff and students involved but is all worth it when such a stunning show is staged. Well done to everyone involved!
CC4G visit to Vodafone Headquarters
The Students that have been attending CC4G (Computer Club for Girls) were lucky enough to be invited along to Vodafone headquarters in Newbury. The girls took part in interactive activities in Vodafone’s experience room, where they learnt about how Vodafone create new and innovative ideas and products, as well as experiencing the very latest technologies on offer.
After lunch students then got a tour of the Network Operations Centre (NOC) in which they met Vodafone’s very own Men In Black, the protectors of the Vodafone universe. They learnt how the MIB work to keep the network running 24 hours a day 7 days a week and learnt the NOC mantra; ‘Protect, Anticipate, Prevent, React’.
The girls had a fantastic day, in which they all had the opportunity to present their experiences to the Vodafone representatives on the day. The girls were a credit to Trinity School. A massive thank you to Emma McCarty at HP who made the day possible.
MUNGA Event in Oxfordshire
Sixth formers from Trinity spent a thought-provoking day debating international issues at this year’s annual MUNGA event in Oxfordshire. The teams each chose a country of the United Nations to represent at the Model General Assembly, where sixth formers from the UK and France debated international issues ranging from Sustainable Provision of Food to Small Arms Trade. Miss Ewing was asked to chair the committee for Renewable Energy and was impressed by the exceptional knowledge and debate amongst the 16 and 17 years olds.
Year 12 Trinity students Loren Bartholomew, Tyler Swan and Lilli Wing elected to represent Egypt, requiring them to consider the complex current political climate in the region and various relationships with other nations. The team was approached to form alliances with Canada and Nigeria as debates continued throughout the day. Vietnam was represented by Andrew Blunt, Sam Goodwin and Niall Snowdon (pictured below) whose research and quick thinking earned them praise from organisers. From the continued discussion on the journey home, it was clear that both teams were inspired by the international points of view debated throughout the event.