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Film Festival Success

Last Monday, a highly enjoyable evening saw the presentation of a collection of films made by our Level 3 Film and Television students. This was the third year of the Render film festival, which showcases work of Year 13 students. The prize of Festival Film went to Tristan Head for his film Astray.
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Food Bank Donation

Staff and students recently collected a significant amount of produce for donation to the food bank. We have received the following response from Jo Bruce, who co-ordinates the food bank: I just wanted to say a huge "thank you" to everyone at school who helped with the Christmas food bank collection. I was quite overwhelmed by the amount collected in such a short amount of time. This photograph c...
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Sixth Form Visit Good Food Show

Year 12 and 13 food students were fortunate enough to see a demonstration by food royalty, Mary Berry, last weekend at the Good Food Show in Birmingham. Getting into the Christmas spirt, Mary made some adorable brie and chestnut filo parcels, fillet steak topped with creamy mushroom sauce - perfect for any dinner party - and her famous sticky toffee pudding! Not only were the students able to see ...
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Local Candidate Meets Students

Local Liberal Democrat candidate Vikki Slade kindly offered some of her time to come into school yesterday afternoon to talk to Sixth Form students about some of the key issues in the upcoming general election. Vikki spent an hour fielding questions from students, discussing issues ranging from mental health and education to environment and constitutional reform - we only just managed to fit in...
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Hustings Event

Lytchett Minster School was very proud to host a hustings event on Wednesday, 27 November. The theatre was full to capacity, showing that this general election has really galvanised public debate.Topics covered included climate change, Brexit, funding for education, the NHS, leadership, social media and the local issue of oil extraction off the Purbeck coast. We would like to thank the four can...
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Advent Challenge

Every year, the Philosophy, Religion and Ethics department runs the Advent Challenge as we approach Christmas. No doubt many students will have chocolate advent calendars at home but we are challenging both staff and students to perform an act of kindness each day. Each student has received a "reverse" advent calendar (pictured here); additionally, each tutor room has a copy. The PRE department...
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Students’ Forensics Workshop

Bournemouth University recently visited Lytchett to stage a murder scene in one of our art rooms, giving students a fascinating glimpse into the world of forensic science. The participating students went through the process of analysing a blood spatter pattern, measuring the different specks before tracing it back to where the source would have been, to start building a picture of what happened...
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Year 8 Meet Rocket-Powered Car Team

Recently we were fortunate enough to host members of the Bloodhound car team, who came to work with a group of our Year 8 students. Bloodhound has been featured on BBC news, having travelled at over 600mph; the team is currently building up to an attempt at the land speed record. The car has been built with a wide array of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills, from the ro...
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Student’s Gold Medal in Taekwondo

Congratulations to Anna Prystupa-Davies, Year 8, Kimmeridge house, who is part of the Wessex Taekwondo Association. Anna recently took part in the British Taekwondo National Championships in Manchester. Over the course of 2019, she has competed in a number of competitions from Southampton, London and Nottingham, achieving Gold and Silver medals in all but one of them. The Nationals competes the be...
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