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Year 11 – Class of 2018

Tuesday 12th June 2018 marked the last full school day for Etone College’s Year 11 pupils. Although Year 11 pupils still need to come into school for revision sessions and exams, it was the last time all of Year 11 would be together at Etone College. Year group photos taken...
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Loughborough University Taster

On the 18th April a select few of our Year 10 BTEC Sport pupils got the opportunity to experience a day at the top sporting university in the country! Pupils where selected for this trip due to their hard work and brilliant grades so far in their coursework; they were able to...
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Pupils in Hockey Final at Olympic Stadium

Marnie Leech and Eirinn Newcombe were both part of the Nuneaton squad that qualified for the Investec Hockey final at the Olympic stadium in London on Saturday 5th May. This was a huge achievement for both pupils. Eirinn has written a brief write up of her experience. With the...
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Cricket Update

Exciting times lie ahead for the Etone Cricket Team as they enter and compete in the brand new Big Bash Cricket Tournament. The competition consists of two pools of teams who will battle it out for an opportunity to play at the Nuneaton CC cricket ground to determine an overall...
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Table Tennis Update

Table Tennis has continued this half term for our eager pupils. With two hours of coaching and match play, the pupils have come on tremendously and are getting much more competitive. We are looking at setting up a league based competition as currently there isn’t one between...
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Creative Talent – Abhiveer Annoji

Abhiveer Annoji,  8C1 recently had one of his cartoons published in his local newsletter.  Abhiveer’s many cartoons range in topics as varied as the adventures of a little rubber duck who gets swept out to sea (see below) and the advantages of using solar panels when compared...
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Year 7 Community Art Project

Pupils within Year 7 Art lessons have been creating art work to be displayed in Atherstone Town Centre for the visit of the Aviva Bicycle Tour that visits the town on Friday 15th June 2018. Pupils have looked at imagery of cycles and the work of artists who have used Cycles as a...
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Maths Trips

Maths and Beyond On the 21st March, our Year 10 mathematicians went to University of Warwick. They attended a workshop called Maths and Beyond.  Pupils explored and participated in challenging and interesting mathematics involved in a range of movie, television and radio clips....
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Maths Competitions

Maths Pi Day We had an exceptionally brilliant π day this year. The Maths Team were all dressed with an item of clothing with π. There were exceptional messages and jokes on the Maths Team’s shirts. Mr Randall’s π joke was ‘An opinion without 3.14 is just an onion.’ Miss...
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MFL University and Primary School Sessions

Two weeks ago Ms Larrosa and a group of French and Spanish pupils from Year 9 had the amazing opportunity of spending a day at Warwick University as part as a Language development workshop. The pupils who took part were: Matthew Baggott 9C1, Malika Dossani 9G1, Martyn Gandy 9C1,...
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‘Something Wicked This Way Comes…’

Shakespeare’s Macbeth, ‘The Scottish Play’, is currently a GCSE text studied by all Year 10 and Year 11 pupils.  It explores the life of Macbeth, a loyal soldier, friend and confidant of King Duncan, but also charts the change to his character and how he develops into a jealous...
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Sport Relief

Pupils really got into the spirit of Sport Relief 2018 at Etone this month! This year’s Sport Relief theme was ‘Whatever Gets You Moving’ and we certainly did get moving with a series of events held over the whole week that Etone dedicated to this charity. Firstly, the form time...
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Netball PGL Weekend 2018

Well done to the Etone Netball Squad who did us proud on the 2018 Netball PGL weekend. The fun began when we arrived at Boreatton Park on Friday afternoon, everyone got settled into rooms and got ready for dinner and evening challenges. An early start to Saturday morning with...
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Roll Up! Roll Up! Read All About It! – BBC School Report

Pupils at Etone College were transported to the newsroom on Thursday 15th March 2018 as they got a chance to indulge in journalistic activities as part of the BBC School Report. The BBC school report is a project run by BBC News, which allows pupils to have the opportunity to...
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Holocaust Survivor, Ernest Simon, Visits Etone

Parents and pupils had the opportunity on the evening of Thursday 8th March to listen to the Testimony of Mr Ernest Simon a Holocaust survivor. Ernest, an Austrian living in Vienna prior to the 2nd World War, shared his story about how he came to the UK in 1939 via the...
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Year 8 Art Day

On Thursday 8th of March, thirty Year 8 pupils participated in an Art day to experience life as a GCSE Art pupil. The Year 8s learned about different careers in Art, for example: University Lecturer, Illustrator, Designer, Art Historian and Curator. We also learned about...
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Team Maths Challenge 2018

On Tuesday 6th March, Etone pupils represented the school at the Regional Team Maths Challenge, held at Rugby High School. 21 schools from the West Midlands attended, each providing a team of 4 pupils.  Representing Etone were: Mohammed Sheikh, 8G1 Jessica Thomas, 8D1 Suvani...
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MFL Trip to Oxford University

A group of Year 10 pupils recently had the opportunity to spend a day at Oxford University – one of the top universities in the world. Those on the trip were: Adam Hill, 10P1; Dylan Hughes, 10P1; Bethany Maclure, 10G1; Katie-Ann Nickless, 10D1; Roxanne Tamang, 10P1; Marcus...
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‘Blood Brothers’ Trip

Year 9 pupils experienced a theatrical treat on 14th February 2018 at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, as part of an English trip intended to inspire and captivate pupils in bringing Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers to life. Blood Brothers is the heart-breaking story of Mickey and...
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Public Speaking at Blenheim

This half term also saw our team compete in the final round of the Sir Winston Churchill Public Speaking competition. Phoebe Say, Grace Darby, James Emery and Aditya Kumar from Year 7 made the journey back to Blenheim Palace to compete against 11 other schools. Our topic was ‘WSC...
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World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018 was our biggest World Book Day yet! Thursday 1st March saw many of our staff transform into literary greats and the pupils had great fun trying to guess who was who! Congratulations go to Sophie Godsell (7P2) for winning the fancy dress quiz by being the first...
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Table Tennis Update

We have had a great interest in table tennis this half term with numerous pupils coming to try their hand at a new sport. From this, Mr Baggott has set up a satellite club for pupils that allows them an extra hour of coaching free of charge. This has been made possible through a...
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Visit to The Hive Library

On Thursday 18th January, fifty Key Stage 3 pupils went on a trip to The Hive Library at the University of Worcester. Whilst there, they had two workshops; one on research skills, the other a session of book ‘speed-dating’ where they looked at different titles and...
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Aspiring Public Speakers Visit Blenheim Palace

In very exciting news for Etone College, we have got ourselves a team in the Sir Winston Churchill Public Speaking competition at Blenheim Palace next month! As preparation for the competition we took a group of 14 Year 7 and 8 pupils to Blenheim Palace on Monday for a...
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Etone to Cambridge Anyone?

Visit to Clare College, University of Cambridge. Pupils from Year 8 and Year 9 enjoyed a day at Clare College, University of Cambridge.  The day was packed with activities; in the morning the pupils had a lecture about university courses and life at university, then they had a...
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Robotic Cars and Coding with Redfern

I have had an amazing time over the last 6 weeks whilst we have been doing the electronics practical. I think the project was really fun and it has made me want to do more of it in the future. It was really enjoyable and helped me interact with people I would probably never talk...
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Scholastic Book Fair 2018

The Scholastic Book Fair was another great success this term with pupils eagerly browsing and buying books. Pupils in all year groups had the chance to browse the books during class. The range of choices this year was wide, ranging from classics such as; ‘The Time Machine’ by HG...
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House Sports – Handball and Hockey

YEARS 7 & 8 On Tuesday 13th February we had a very competitive afternoon of house sports this time in Handball and Hockey. There were some outstanding individual and team displays especially given the awful weather conditions but all pupils still gave 100% for their...
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Dance Showcase 2018

The first annual Etone Dance showcase took place on Tuesday 16th January. The rescheduled Christmas show took everyone back to last month’s festivities. Family and staff supported all pupils in welcoming back Christmas during a dull January. With over 100 guests and 45 members of...
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Mince Pies and Carols

Etone hosted its annual Mince Pies and Carols morning on Wednesday 20th December.  Parents and carers of our Year 7 and 8 pupils were invited in for coffee and mince pies with their children whilst enjoying some festive music provided by the Etone choir. There were also...
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Children in Need

On Friday 17th November 2017, there was a spectacular spotty feel to Etone College! Staff and pupils all worked together to celebrate this special day and raiseD lots of money for this worthy cause. Not only did Etone have a non-uniform day, with an optional 80’s theme, but there...
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Wilmott Dixon ‘Bridges the Gap’ in Construction

Pupils at Etone College have been given the opportunity to undergo a five-week enrichment programme designed to develop personal and professional skills, supported by national contractor Willmott Dixon. Over the five-week period, 30 pupils at Etone College on Leicester Road tried...
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Year 6 Maths Challenge

We were delighted to welcome thirteen pupils and two members of staff from Middlemarch School in November to join us for our Most Able Maths workshop.  Year 6 pupils, together with some of our Maths Lead Learners from the Sixth Form, enjoyed a two hour session of learning Maths...
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MFL – Christmas Cards Projects and Competitions

Great news for Etone College! By having a Christmas cards project approved by the British Council etwinning, Etone has automatically qualified again for the Foundation level of the International School Award (British Council). This Christmas card project aims to stimulate the...
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Etone Pupils See their Film on the Barbican Big Screen!

Etone English and Media pupils were delighted earlier this half term, when they were informed that their film had been a successful competition entry in the RSC ‘For the good of Rome’ film project. Pupils were invited to attend an afternoon at the Barbican in London, where they...
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What’s Trending Now? – The RSC in Consultation with Etone School Council

Earlier in the term, members of the School Council were offered the chance to work in consultation with the RSC, reviewing a new website they have created. The event took place in the Sixth Form and involved the pupils using various forms of media technology to assess the website...
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Irfan Master Comes to Etone

On Wednesday 8th November, award-winning author Irfan Master came to visit our Year 9 pupils, to talk to them about how he got into writing and to promote his latest book ‘Out Of Heart’. The talk itself was highly engaging, and the pupils were fascinated by how Irfan had come...
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Remembrance Week

Pupils were thoroughly engaged in Remembrance Day activities in the library. All pupils had the opportunity to look at local photographs during the Blitz and were shocked to discover they lived in the vicinity of the affected areas. Many were humbled by the list of 14 names...
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Pupil Voice and the Suggestion Box

Pupils have been making good use of the suggestions box in the library to voice their ideas and opinions. Many of these suggestions have been generated around helping the community which shows the care and compassion our pupils have for others. Sophie Gilbert and Paris Leech in...
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House Sport Championship

Phoenix and Griffin take first awards The introduction of House Sport has proved to be a huge success with a number of fine performances and unlikely heroes shining. On completing the application process the captains and vice captains were selected for each house in which they...
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Football – Autumn Term Round Up

Girls’ Football On Tuesday 7th November, the Year 7 girls’ football team participated in their first tournament. An outstanding performance and great team effort resulted in victory and the right to be called ‘Champions of North Warwickshire’. The team have now qualified...
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Etone Hosts ‘The Great Debate’

On Wednesday 22nd November, Etone hosted the Historical Association’s regional heat for the Great Debate, 2018. The topic for discussion on the evening was: “Was the 1918 extension of the franchise the most significant moment in British democratic history?” The...
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STEM Roadshow

On Tuesday 21st November 2017, Etone College hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop, which was led by the BAE Systems Roadshow team. Years 7 and 8 had the opportunity to learn how computers work through interactive activities. Pupils also saw...
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PE: Autumn Term 1 Round-Up

Girls’ Football The second half of the Autumn term is set up to be an incredibly busy one for girls football here at Etone College. The Year 7 and 8 teams will participate in their league fixtures on the following dates: 31st October 14 November 21 November Alongside the...
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Performing Arts: Off to a great start!

Our new course; BTEC TECH Award in Performing Arts, has had a great start, with the Dance element already focusing on their first assignment. With such a creative and committed set of dancers I am looking forward to seeing the result of their choreography for the Etone Christmas...
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What’s happening in Music…

The school choir performed recently for prospective Year 6 pupils and their parents at the Open Evening on Thursday 28th September. They all sang really well, and I am especially proud of our new Year 7 members who looked like they had been singing with the choir for months...
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BookBuzz

There has been a buzz of excitement in the air in the library as all Year 7 and 8 pupils chose a free book from a thrilling selection of 14 titles which have been carefully selected for 11 -13 year olds by the charity Booktrust. As a participating college, all Year 7 and 8 pupils...
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National Poetry Day Competition

Thursday 28th September 2017 was National Poetry Day, with this year’s theme being ‘freedom’. It also saw the launch of our first National Poetry Day competition at Etone, with pupils being encouraged to create their own poems based on the theme of freedom. The number of entries...
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Lights! Camera! Action! Shakespeare goes digital at Etone!

Etone English and Media pupils were involved in a fantastic opportunity this half term, working alongside the RSC on their ‘for the good of Rome’ film project. Pupils attended an afternoon conference and encountered digital experiences led by the RSC, looking at text that...
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Dickensian Delight

We had Great Expectations and we were not disappointed! Year 8 pupils indulged in a Dickensian delight this October on an English trip intended to bring the page to the stage. The story, set in the 19th century, tells the story of the orphan Pip and his dream of having Great...
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‘Dahlicious Fun!’ – Roald Dahl Day

Pupils were in for a ‘Dahlicious’ treat at the start of term this year when they encountered some of their teachers sporting rather different outfits to their normal attire! Every year in September the country celebrates the author Roald Dahl for his contribution to children’s...
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Business & IT: Are brands really worth it?

Are you someone who pays for the Nike Tick? Do you see the first sign of Christmas as the Coca Cola Lorry advert? So far this term the Year 10+12 business pupils have been researching how brands add value to our products and the price we are willing to pay for them. They have...
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MFL: New Cinema Club

Do you like pizza and movies???  Are you looking for something different to do on Fridays after school???? Friday night……Free Pizza, Movies and Friends. Sounds a good way to spend a Friday night! How? MFL has opened a cinema club for all years to enjoy a foreign movie...
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MFL: Results and Moving Forward

What a fantastic start to the term.  The MFL department  at Etone were delighted with the record breaking results achieved by Year 11, which were down to the hard work of all of the pupils and teachers in the department, I am most proud of the work and results achieved. Most...
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Guten Tag Germany!

“Activities week 2017 saw a group of 29 pupils and 3 members of staff bid ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Nuneaton and ‘Guten Tag’ to Germany, where we spent four days exploring Cologne and some of the surrounding towns. We arrived to beautiful sunshine and spent an afternoon exploring...
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MFL: Work Experience Abroad

One of our German A Level Sixth Form pupils, Zoe Schoon had an incredible experience this summer, when she travelled to Dortmund in Germany for work experience in a hair and beauty salon. Zoe had a fantastic time and during the trip was able to speak a great deal of German while...
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Karate Champion, Carys Jones, Update

Over the weekend commencing the 30th September, Year 10 Etone College pupil Carys Jones competed in the British International Open Karate Championship in Edinburgh. It was a tough competition with opponents from Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England and Scotland. Carys won...
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Year 6 Maths Challenge

We were delighted to welcome eleven pupils and two members of staff from Queens CofE Academy at the start of September to join us for our Most Able Maths workshop.  The pupils, together with some of our Maths Lead Learners, enjoyed a two hour session of learning Maths whilst...
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MacMillan Coffee Morning 2017

On Friday 29th September, Etone College enjoyed another successful MacMillan Coffee Morning.  Parents and carers from Year 7 and 8 were invited in to have coffee and cake with their child. Mrs Emery, supported by a number of our Year 11 prefects, served drinks and cakes in the...
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Open Evening 2017

On Thursday 28th September 2017, Etone College opened its doors for all prospective pupils and their parents and carers. With a range of displays and presentations, and with current Etone pupils and staff on hand to answer any questions, the Open Evening was a great opportunity...
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