National Picnic Week 2019!
At the end of June Sandon School took part in National Picnic week.
The sun came out, the sky was blue and the pupils and staff joined together and had a whole school picnic. Pupils enjoyed a feast of sandwiches, pizza and sausage rolls.
Anna-Louise told us lots of facts about picnics throughout the week, for example, did you know that the word picnic was first seen in English in 1748 but the French had pique-niques (pick nothing) since at least 1694.
We all had a great day in the summer sun!
Design & Technology!
Pupils at Ambergate are really getting to grips with their practical skills during a new Design and Technology Entry Level Certificate lead by Miss Clark.
Pupils have been using Greenfields Academy’s workshop facilities (another C.I.T. School) to develop their knowledge and skills of health and safety in a workshop environment, setting up and using machinery and hand tools as well as building their confidence and team work skills.
International Days at GANF 2019
On Wednesday 19th June, we welcomed members of our staff community to share their expertise of other countries and their cultures. Samantha Kerby, GANF Governor, worked with a lower school class and upper school class to explore different African instruments, habitats and how they linked together to reflect their country.
Head Boy/Girl re-elections at Ambergate
In June 2019, it was time for the positions of Head Boy and Head Girl to be re-elected at Ambergate School.
Those pupils who wanted to be in with a chance of being elected, wrote and delivered a speech to the rest of the school at the beginning of assembly. They also created campaign posters that were displayed around school in the lead up to the elections.
The GANF Bake Off 2019!
The Great GANF Bake returned to Sandon School at the end of June and this time it was the battle of the lemon sponge!
This year on 27th June Sixth Form pupil Georgia Broomfield battled it out out against Sandon Headteacher Stela Plamenova, to see who was the queen of the Lemon Sponge!!
Georgia was assisted by Ebony and former GANF Bake Off champion Michael Cherry. Stela was assisted by Frances Swinnock, who is very experienced in Sandon Hospitality.
The Grantham Rotary Swimarathon is celebrating its 30th year, and welcomed schools, businesses, friends and families to swim as many lengths as possible in 55 minutes to raise funds for local causes. A record 270 teams took part and over 1,600 people signed up for the event which was showcased across three days back in February this year. The Swimarathon then held a special awards ceremony at St Wulfram’s Church on Thursday 27th June 2019.
GANF entered eight teams into the 2019 Swimarathon, with six teams from Ambergate Sports College and another two from Sandon School. A staff team from GANF also took part and combined with the pupils they swam over 800 lengths!
Team GB para-archer Victoria Rumary opens Ambergate’s archery booth
Pupils at Ambergate Sports College welcomed Team GB star Victoria Rumary to open their new archery booth after an extensive fundraising effort.
The school raised £14,000 through Sport England, Friends of Sandon and Ambergate (FOSA), The Rotary Swimarathon, Tesco Bags for Help, and a sponsored bike ride by school staff.
Portage Award Nominee!!
Jane Rose, Portage Co-ordinator was nominated for an award earlier this year.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) asked Parent/Carers to nominate people who work with their SEND children, who provide excellence.
A portage parent, who nominated Jane said, “Jane was one of the first people to work with my daughter and be really positive about her.
Gold and Bronze for Ashley Caress in Hong Kong and China
Mr Caress, Deputy Headteacher of Ambergate, returned home from the World Invitation events in Hong Kong and China with a gold and bronze medal.
These prestigious events, hosted jointly by the Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Training Centre and Shenzhen Zhong Ti Shi Dai International Sports Development Company, see countries from all over the world compete in three tournaments. The tour starts in Hong Kong before heading into China to compete in Zhuhai and Shenzhen.
Trent Bridge Visit Seal Sanctuary
Last term, Trent Bridge class took a trip to Skegness when the weather was still sunny!
First of all, we visited Natureland Seal Sanctuary, where we were very excited to see the seals and watch them being fed. Not only did we get to see the seals, we saw meerkats, goats, birds and crocodiles there too!
We ate lunch at the sanctuary and afterwards we enjoyed a walk along the beach.