Some of you may have noticed an increase in the number of men sporting a freshly grown moustache last month. This is because November is now Movember! Men across the world ‘grew a mo’ to raise money and awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. At the time of writing the worldwide total was a rather impressive £51million!
16 teachers at Ousedale school did their part by growing their own ‘facial furniture’ and raised an equally impressive £1,100. This is a figure that will rise once cash donations have been counted and added to the total.
You can still donate to this excellent cause until the 9th December, 2011. Well done to everyone involved and a huge ‘thank you’ to all those who gave generously.
In the last 2 weeks we have had 2 students knocked over by cars when walking home; thankfully neither of them were seriously injured.
We shall be reminding students about road safety in assemblies over the coming weeks but would please ask you to reinforce with your son/daughter(s) the need to STOP, LOOK and LISTEN before crossing the road; an old but still very important message.
Andy BurtonDeputy Headteacher
On Saturday 12th November George Williams in Year 11 made his professional debut for MK Dons in the FA Cup tie against Nantwich Town.
Coming off the bench in the second half George's debut was memorable, not only because it was his professional debut, or indeed because he became the youngest player to play for the Dons (for at least a couple of minutes until another Year 11 student from another local school came on), but because George scored the sixth and final goal in a comprehensive 6-0 victory.
The school is incredibly proud of George, an always polite and pleasant student who manages to combine his academic studies with his considerable training and playing commitments. We look forward to watching his star rise.
On 7th November, Ben Dodd in Year 13 was presented with a RAF scholarship at an assembly in front of his family and other students. We asked Ben for a few words about how he came to apply for the scholarship.
In October 2010 I went up to the RAF careers office in Cambridge, I then was told about jobs in the RAF and was shown a short video on life in the RAF and how to join. After that I was invited back in November of that year for an interview with the head of careers, Flight Lieutenant Natalie Wilkinson. I went to the interview, and was quizzed on RAF bases and aircraft as well as why I wanted this scholarship and what it meant to me. She said she was very impressed with me and my interview and would be passing my application up to the next level.
After a few months I was sent a letter through the post saying that I had been provisionally awarded the scholarship. Then in July of this year I went on an adventure training week at Bramley Lakes in Norwich. This week taught me how to pass through the Officer and Aircrew Selection centre which you need to pass to get into the RAF.
They also taught you the key virtues and how you need to act to be an officer in the RAF. I attended a families day at RAF Wittering in which the Red Arrows and many other avionic displays were shown as well as the Vulcan bomber.
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