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posted 12 Dec 2014, 01:50 by

From The Vice Principal.... 

Year 11 students will have had an opportunity to reflect upon their results from the GCSE trial examinations.  Learning conversations with their teachers will identify strengths and areas for improvement.  It is vital that Year 11 students use the trial examinations as a learning process; using experience and outcomes to focus their efforts so that they go on to achieve success in the summer. 

I have been very proud to hear how TTC students have been assisting in the local community.  Year 7 students helped to distribute Christmas gift boxes for the Walton
District Community Food Bank.  A letter from the organisation commented that "A more polite and helpful group of young people we couldn't hope to meet.  They were a credit to their school and, I might go as far as saying, to the youth of Tendring."

Year 8 volunteers choose to work with PCSO Diss to clear a stretch of pathway along Station Road in Thorpe le Soken which had become dangerous for pedestrians as it was so overgrown.  A 300 metre section was cleared for the benefit and safety of both students and the public.  Well done to all involved. 

What a start to Christmas last week.  Landermere Hall was transformed in to a cosy, welcoming 'Tea Room'.  It was lovely to see so many of our visitors chatting freely and amicably to our Thorpe students.  The choir were very entertaining and everybody was joining in either singing or tapping their feet. 

Finally, well done to Alfie Davidson in 7VBu for winning the LRC Remembrance Day competition, writing a wonderful report on his great grandparents’ life during World War 2. 

Next week is the final week of term.  Students are welcome to wear a 'Christmas inspired jumper’ on the last day of term in addition to their normal uniform if they wish to do so.   

A reminder that on that Friday, students will finish at 12:20pm.  Buses will be running at this time for their safe journey home.