We held our annual Kids’ Lit Quiz after school in the LRC on Wednesday 6th November. It was attended by teams from Year 7 and Year 8 form groups. We were helped by members of the English staff, and by Millie Rees of Year 13. Millie has been our question master for several years. She has done a great job and we’re very grateful to her. We had a very supportive audience of family and friends.
The quiz results were of a very high standard and were very close. In the case of Year 8 we held a nail-biting tie-break.
On Thursday 14th November our two winning teams travelled to Comberton Village College in Cambridgeshire for the regional heats. The Year 8 team was made up of Toby Ayres, Jimmy Clarke, Hazel Irving, and Kaitlyn Bray. Our Year 7s were Liv Turner, Lars Haynes, Lucy Ray and Harry Osman.
There were ten rounds, each containing ten questions. Between rounds, students were asked individual questions and Liv, Lars and Harry each won a prize.
We were up against some very strong competition from other schools. However, both our teams did very well, and represented Sponne extremely positively. The winning team of students, who will go forward to the national heats, were from the host school, Comberton Village College.
Friday morning our Sixth Form students studying Business Studies, Information Technology, Digital Media and LIBF were given an entrepreneurialism talk from Chris Broome of Longhurst.
In organisation with Gaia Innovation and Silverstone Park, this inspirational talk covered the skills and characteristics of being an entrepreneur and linked to digital marketing and branding; both key elements of the A-Level courses our students are completing.
"I felt he was fun and relatable" Kian Folwell
"I enjoyed his style of presentation" James Freeman
"it was interesting" Charys Bradshaw
"he had a nice attitude" Chloe Palmer
"i think he kept me interested and kept me entertained" Brandon Wiliams