(Brave, Resourceful, have Integrity, have Grit, have High Standards and are Tolerant).
This academic year, we have started to give BRIGHT Awards to our students. Every month, our subject leaders select a ‘student of the month’. This is the student that has embodied being BRIGHT. Here is a photograph of some of our November winners.
A member of the TICE team was in School on Friday 23rd November to introduce the 2018-19 programme to our Year 10 students. This is a fantastic opportunity for any students aspiring towards a career involving Illustration (literature, gaming and fashion were just a few example careers mentioned). There is a limit of 30 spaces so get your applications in quick. For more information take a look at the video on their Facebook page and visit the website www.thisiscreativeenterprise.com.
November 23rd is Fibonacci Day, an annual holiday that honours one of the most influential mathematicians of the Middle Ages - Leonardo Bonacci.
November 23rd is celebrated as Fibonacci Day because when the date is written in mm/dd format (11/23), the digits in the date form a Fibonacci sequence.
One of the beauties of the Fibonacci sequence is that the series is evident all over the natural world. Petal arrangements in flowers, the ordering of leaves in plants, the shell of the nautilus, the DNA molecule and even hurricanes show patterns that correspond to the sequence.
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ...
To celebrate the day in school we will have lessons about the sequence in maths. In art, students will learn how the golden section and the Fibonacci numbers are evidenced in works of art. In music students will look at how the keys on the piano link to the Fibonacci numbers. Around school there is also a Fibonacci hunt, with a prize draw for students who find the first 8 terms of the sequence. With the challenge of finding any teachers that have a room number that is part of the Fibonacci sequence.