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Yousafzai House - Term 6 2018/19 update

I can’t quite believe that I am writing the final Yousafzai House update for the year! It has gone so quickly!

As I reflect back on the year, we have grown as a house and developed our identity and it has been fantastic to lead such a wonderful group of students. Our focus and aim is to become the best people we can be and strive for excellence….we are on a journey and there will be a few bumps in the road and hurdles to get over but we will get over them, show some resilience and reach our aspirations. This has been our key focus in assemblies over the past term - do ask your child what key messages they have been hearing!

 And there has been a number of students who have achieved excellence. There are those who have won our weekly Marvellous Malala award for having a very good week or improved week. Leah Wardingley 7Y became the first year 7 to read a millionaire on the accelerated reader programme and who also designed a poster for a science competition and won! Maisie Gyslenck 10Y went to the Karate World Cup and won double silver for her age category - an outstanding achievement - well done!!

It has been a busy time for all this last term. Year 11 finished their exams and we said goodbye to them a couple of weeks ago, seeing them off at Leigh Court for their prom - a fantastic evening and we wish them well. Year 10s had mocks and Year 8s and 7s had end of year tests too. They know to not compare themselves or their grade to anyone else's but focus on the progress that they have made and if they aren’t exactly happy with what they got to make some changes and improvements and carry on!

We are now entering the final period of house competitions. It is sports week this week and so Yousafzai are working hard to get some wins in place and we look forward to Sports Day on Friday. The students know to try their hardest but whatever happens it doesn’t matter as long as we win or lose respectfully and we had a go! Jemimah Douglas, Nasteeho Ibrahim, Shane Swan, Rosa Thomson and Tony Tanner have all been making flags for their tutor group for Sports Day after their winning designs.

May all students enjoy activities week or work experience and come back ready for an excellent final week of term where we will have our final Celebration of Achievement assembly. There are some outstanding students who have had 100% attendance all year who are: Edie Church, Seth Cook, Louis Gaskell, Alfred Gisborne, Bruno Thomasset, Emily Want and Joel Wardingley...an excellent achievement - well done!

 Finally, a massive thank you to all parents and carers who have supported Yousafzai House throughout the year - we massively appreciate it! And the biggest thank you goes to the young people of Yousafzai House who make it what it is and are a pleasure to lead…I wouldn’t want to be head of any other house!!

Have a fantastic break and see you in September ready for another fab year!!

Miss Andrews, Head of Yousafzai House