Rough Notes – February 2020

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Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of The Woodroffe School,

Thank you for taking the time to read through our latest edition of ‘Rough Notes’. We have enjoyed a very positive first half-term of the new decade and look forward to what the rest of 2020 has to offer with a keen eye.

On Tuesday 12th February Max, Jamie, Oswald and Harvey in Year 9 invited me to ‘afternoon tea’. The most thoughtful invitation was surpassed by their excellent skills in the kitchen. The quality of the food produced would not have been out of place in a professional kitchen and I think that anyone trying their delightful baked goods would have been more than happy to pay.

After trying a small portion of everything on offer, I found it very hard to decide on my favourite, however, the lemon meringue pie just edged it in my opinion. It was great to see that the students had thought about, and catered for, those with dietary needs by including vegan options also, the banana bread being my favourite.

I was pleased to see our budding engineers perform so well in the regional heats of the robotics engineering competition held at Exeter College. The students demonstrated their talents as potential engineers and programmers of the future by putting together impressive solutions to a series of tasks created by the event organisers. The students demonstrated a calm and methodical approach when the pressure was really on, congratulations to all those involved.

Over the half-term break, students in Years 10, 12 and 13 had the opportunity to hit the slopes in Austria and Italy. The weeklong visit allowed students of all abilities to test their skiing skills on a range of slopes, whilst enjoying the culture of their host countries.

This fantastic opportunity was just one of a range of overseas, activity-based, educational visits this year. The extracurricular programme available at The Woodroffe School is extensive and caters for a huge range of interests. I would strongly recommend that students take up the challenge and give something new a try. We are committed to equality of opportunity and should you want to know how we may be able to help you in supporting your child, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Following the success of my football club for years 10 and 11 students on Friday evenings, I am starting a football club for year 7, 8 and 9 girls on a Thursday lunchtime. If it’s your thing, I would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoy our latest edition of Rough Notes. Should you wish to find out more about our school, news or events, please visit the school website which I am sure you will find useful. In addition, for regular updates, why not look at our social media outlets. Woodroffe can be found on Twitter (Below) and Facebook:

The Woodroffe School Headteacher: @HeadteacherTws
The Woodroffe School: @WoodroffeSchool

Best wishes,

Dan Watts
Headteacher