News

Science Club

Every Monday after school young scientists gather with Mrs Potts to take part in fabulous investigations and make wonderful discoveries.

Science Club

It is open to all. Below is what one of our pupils had to say about it.

I really enjoy going to Science club because it is loads of fun and we do lots of experiments. We have made bath bombs, rockets, big bubbles and more. It's on every Monday after school at 3pm until 4pm. We do something different every week. It's good fun!

Leah, Year 8


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CVQO Partnership

CVQO provides inventive ways of studying in order for our pupils to achieve more from their school experience.

CVQO

CVQO Schools Project Partnership

Our first cohort of Year 9s has been fitted out with kit and boots to undertake their Tuesday sessions with Mr Cant and Mr Starmer, who along with Mr Sunter are leading them towards their BTEC Level 1 qualification in Teamwork, Citizenship and Personal Skills. It is great that the staff have fitted so well into Solway life.

Some of their exploits are described in the diary entries for the first 2 sessions in newsletter no. 22. We are delighted to be able to work with the charity and that all of our Year 9s will be included; I am sure the pupils will benefit enormously from the project. I am sure the second cohort are excitedly awaiting their turn.

Mrs L Baird
Headteacher

Music

Instrumental lessons are now well underway. At present there are 7 pupils studying guitar and 3 studying violin. There are still opportunities to start lessons, if interested see Mr Kirby.

Year 7s and 8s have been learning to sing and sign the song "Get Up and Sign", in order to take part on February 5th in an attempt by schools throughout Britain to break the existing Guinness World Record for the number of people singing and signing a song simultaneously. At present the record is 116,980, let us hope our contribution helps add up to a new record. The purpose is to raise awareness for childhood deafness for whom the organisers, the national charity Sign2Sing work. A drum and percussion club is to start on Wednesday lunchtimes, if you would like to take part, please see Mr Kirby.

Pupils who wish to improve their singing or playing, forming a band or see themselves as the next "X Factor" finalist should come along on a Tuesday at 3.00pm to the music room to join the After School Music Club, run by our visiting musician, Ian Kellett.

Updates

Solway CTC has recently become an Accelerated Reader school.

Accelerated Reader

Solway has recently become an Accelerated Reader school. It means that all pupils in Year 7-8 will read in English lessons regularly, and use a system of targeted books and on-line quizzes to accelerate learning and reading ability.

We are hoping to develop and improve the culture of school reading across the curriculum and at home through using the scheme.

We hope parents will support their child’s reading by encouraging them to actively use the system and or course by providing opportunities for reading at home.

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