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Top of the table clash saw Etone WBA host Nottingham Forest at the Pingles stadium. First 20 minutes took time for Etone to settle in against the forest wing backs who had time and space to get on the ball. The rewards came with a goal unmarked at the back post after a cross from the edge of the box. Etone grew into the game though and created chances of their own including a penalty that was saved shortly before the break. At half time although the Forest chances had been kept to a minimum they had the lead and doubled it in the 55th minute after a silly foul on the edge of the box resulted directly in a goal across the keeper. With it all to do Etone dug deep and the chances became coming thick and fast. A combination of good goalkeeping and poor finishing kept Etone at bay till Zack broke through and made it 2-1 clipping over the sliding goalkeeper. Shortly after Cain went down for a clear penalty in the box allowing Josh to make no mistake this time bringing it back to 2-2. With 15 mins to play the Forest defense was settled in, only relived by kicking long to their striker. More chances came and went when finally against the run of play the Forest number 9 broke through the middle of the defence and was caught late for the 3rd penalty of the game. Struck against the underside of the bar and in was the last real action of the game resulting in a frustrating afternoon for Etone WBA and a 3-2 win for Forest on the road.
The Female side took on their 2nd fixture of the season after a huge gap between fixtures. You could easily expect some rustiness from the ladies but they immediately shown a sharpness seen from a team playing week on week. Starting the game on the front foot the ladies created chance after chance an dominated the first half with a very attacking display. After going 2-0 up Etone conceded a corner after a rare attack against them. Some sloppy defending allowed the opposition to pull 1 back and give themselves a boost. This was short lived as Etone immediately scored a 3rd. A 4th soon followed before a bizarre long range effort from the opposition clipped the inside of the post and trickled in to male it 4-2. However, once again, Etone found the back of the net again to end the first half 5-2.
At half time the message was clear, let’s now take control of the game. Continue to play our attacking style of football but with more patience and move the ball around to dictate the pace of the game all over the pitch.
Again a very dominant but more mature display seen us score 2 more goals without giving away any real chances in the 2nd half.
Overall a very commanding display.
On Monday 20th November a group of mainly student councillors from year 8-10 enjoyed a fabulous trip to visit the Houses of Parliament. As well as a tour we went into the House of Commons and completed a workshop debating the validity of a ban on non electric cars. The debate became a lively one. We also visited the cenotaph and ten Downing Street. Whilst on route the King drove past us in his car for a royal treat.
We all enjoyed the experience immensely and learned a lot about the houses of parliament, the structure of government and debating.
Each year we are amazed by the response from both pupils and staff as they show off their best socks for Odd Socks Day.
The initiative was created by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to represent the pride we have in standing out from the crowd. As Harry Styles puts it “There is nothing odd about being odd – It’s far stranger to be normal”.
With that in mind, we are very proud of our pupils as they have shown their courteous and caring values, along with showing their integrity.
Take a look at our fantastic pictures and see if you can guess whose is whose!
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This week is Road Safety Week. ‘Let’s talk about speed’ is Brake’s Road Safety Week 2023 theme. The 2023 campaign will start the conversation about why speeding is thought of as acceptable in some situations, what happens when we speed and why reducing speed saves lives. At Etone, we will be reminding our pupils about how we can all use roads safely to protect ourselves and each other.
This week we have been standing up to support each other through the Anti-Bullying Week initiative. As part of this we were delighted to once again raise funds for Children in Need as we look to show our Etone Values of being ‘supportive’ and ‘caring’.
For this our pupils in the Sixth Form have been busy with a delicious cake sale raising money that will go to help children who are in need across the country. Over on the main site we were showing our support with a non-uniform day looking to raise as much as possible towards our Charity Totaliser.
The funds raised will go a long way to supporting the BBC Children in Need initiative which has been running since the 1980’s as Children in Need. The charity works across the country and beyond organising youth clubs, support networks and care for children who are in need. These include children whose families have fallen on hard times, those who are carers for an adult or sibling and those who have suffered illnesses or debilitating injuries.
We are very proud to be able to provide funds that got towards these amazing efforts and can now reveal we have raised: £751.50 with some donatstion still left to be made. This brings our totals to:
A big well done to Team Etone!
On Wednesday our KS4 winners in 11D1 attended their special breakfast with Miss Kelly-Smith as they shared in some perfect pastries and hearty hot chocolate.
During the celebration Mr Bowley discussed the importance of attendance and how this would make the Class of 24 – Even more on course for record results.
Well done team Dragon! Check back on Monday to find out how our KS5 winners celebrated.
On Tuesday our KS3 winners of ‘Attendance Matters’ 7D2 took part in their breakfast rewards with Mr Smith after successfully achieving the highest weekly attendance for the last week.
During the session pupils discussed the value they have in their education with the forms School Council rep explaining “It’s like Mr Bowley says, if each day is a jigsaw piece we can complete the picture, but only if we have 100%. I want to get really good grades and be a doctor. I need to attend for that.” Another pupil was passionate about the experiences they have had since joining the school “If I didn’t attend I wouldn’t have all of the friends I have now and really enjoy the clubs I do in sport and the chess club.”
The pupils were treated to hot chocolate and pastries as they revelled in their success with their tutor Mr Singh. “I am really proud that in my first term here 7D2 have topped the school in the competition and across the first half term. They have a lot to be pleased about.”
You will of course be aware how important attendance is an it has been a delight to see pupils get on board of the attendance competitions at Etone. We look forward to our next one – Twelve Days of Attendance.
This week the Book Fair is in town and our pupils have really taken to the opportunity to win books for taking part in our reading challenges. Here is our first winner from Y8 picking their chosen book.
Remember the Book Fair is open till 4pm on Thursday for pupils to visit and purchase a range of fantastic, great value books.
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