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Leeson House Courses 17/01/2011

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The new courses at Leeson House have been posted. Have a look and if you wish to take part in any of them, speak to the relevant teacher or myself, Mr Shackleford.

Click here to have a look.


Sherborne Schools’ Eng. Lit. Group 12/11/2010

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A new English Literature discussion group is starting next Tuesday16th November.

All of the Sherborne schools are involved and the first meeting will be at the Girls’ School at 5 pm next Tuesday.  Students will take it in turns to present a topic of literary interest and discussion will follow.  Students from the other schools are lined up for the first meeting but it is hoped that we will contribute to future sessions.

It is particularly aimed at those studying Literature now and aspiring to A grades and to pursue the subject at university – but others are welcome if they are interested.

For more information please contact Mrs Mumford in the English Department.

History Masterclasses 27/09/2010

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The Oxford University Debate Chamber are running a history masterclass in London in October and November. If you are interested click here.


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The latest list of courses has arrived, so look below! If you would like to go on any, speak to your teacher in the relevant subject to see if it will help your studies.

Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st November 2010:

  • Maths – Unlocking Natures Mysteries

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th November 2010:

  • Make Your Own Pop-Up Book
  • Project Zeppelin

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2010:

  • Wacky Races
  • Funtastic Fairies

Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th December 2010:

  • Street Dance With Pure Funk
  • Santa’s Workshop

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th January 2011:

  • Aliens And Asteroids
  • Smuggling Stories
  • Make Your Own Pop-Up Book

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th February 2011:

  • A Time Traveller’s Weekend
  • Rocket Scientists
  • Re-Inventors Unlimited, Steam Power

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2011:

  • High Tech Spies
  • Siege Engine Two, The Cannon
  • Make A Comedy Play In A Weekend

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th July 2011:

  • Minibeast Madness

Friday 22nd to Tuesday 26th July 2011:

  • Mad Scientists Workshop
  • For The Love Of Books

Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th July 2011:

  • Maths – Unlocking Natures Mysteries

For more information please go on www.leesonhouse.com or call 01929 422126

Kilve Court Enrichment Courses: Autumn 2010 30/06/2010

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Here is a list of the courses available to students:

Music is Magic: Yrs 6-8

Don’t Forget Your Brain: Yrs 5-7

Bright Sparks: yrs 6-8

Go: The Ancient Strategic Game: Yrs 6-8

Who Done It? Murder Mystery: Yrs 9-11

Young Novelist: Yrs 9-11

Songwriting and Performance: Yrs 8-11

Make a Fashion Outfit: Yrs 9-11

Fun Fashion Photography: Yrs 8-11

Rocket Scientists: Yrs 7-9

Hot Hackers: Yrs 6-8

Pill Boxes, Dragons Teeth and Gas Masks: Yrs 6-9

Creating Creatures: Yrs 4-6

Hi-Tech Spies: Yrs 6-8

Dragonology: Yrs 7-8

Creative Brains: Yrs 7-10

Design a Fashion Range Yrs 7-9

For more information students must talk to their teachers.


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Are you 18 or under?  Think you’ve got what it takes to be a critic?
Then enter our arts critics’ competition, and show us what you’re made

This is your chance to impress a panel of stellar judges from across
the arts – rapper Tinchy Stryder, TV presenter Fearne Cotton, Royal
Ballet principal Tamara Rojo, architect Amanda Levete, playwright Alia
Bano, artist Yinka Shonibare, TV choirmaster Gareth Malone and film
producer Andrew Eaton.

Just send us a review of between 300 and 350 words of an album, show,
film, concert, building or exhibition that inspires, disappoints or
annoys you this summer.  The closing date is Friday August 27 2010.

To find out more and to download an application form, turn to page 19
of g2 in The Guardian on Tuesday May 25 – or go to


Language Competition 20/01/2010

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Think you can write a song or rap?  Schools/colleges in the South West are invited to submit a short video, animated if you prefer, to accompany a song or rap which you have composed in a foreign language. Talk to your languages teacher or Ms. Chavelier if you are interested.

The closing date for entries is Friday 25th June 2010.

Kilve Court Courses 08/01/2010

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A new set of courses from Kilve Court have been publicised. Look at the list below, you can click on the course name to get more details, and if you see a course that you would like to go on talk to your teacher in the relevant subject (or speak to Mr Shackleford).

23/04/2010 – 25/04/2010  8 – 11 Fun Fashion Photography Photography
23/04/2010 – 25/04/2010  7 – 9 Making Magical Books Creative Engish
23/04/2010 – 25/04/2010  8 – 11 Make a Play in a Weekend Drama
23/04/2010 – 25/04/2010  7 – 9 Future World II Philosophy
02/07/2010 – 04/07/2010  8 – 9 Oh What a Terrible War History
02/07/2010 – 04/07/2010  7 – 9 Secret Combes and Vanished Villages History
02/07/2010 – 04/07/2010  8 – 11 Writers on the Go Creative English
02/07/2010 – 04/07/2010  9 – 11 Gothic Horror and Gothic Romance Creative English
02/07/2010 – 04/07/2010  7 – 8 Make It and Move It! Science
09/07/2010 – 11/07/2010  5 – 7 Wild Writing English
09/07/2010 – 11/07/2010  6 – 8 Aliens and Asteroids Space Science & Physics
09/07/2010 – 11/07/2010  5 – 6 Vikings in Somerset Storytelling & History
09/07/2010 – 11/07/2010  4 – 6 Tall Tales and Wonderful Worlds Creative Writing
16/07/2010 – 18/07/2010  7 – 9 Hot Hackers ICT & Electronics
16/07/2010 – 18/07/2010  6 – 8 Shapes in the Landscape Art
16/07/2010 – 18/07/2010  9 – 11 CSI: Kilve Court Creative Writing
16/07/2010 – 18/07/2010  7 – 9 Writing It Real Creative Writing
16/07/2010 – 18/07/2010  7 – 8 Code Breaking Maths
26/07/2010 – 30/07/2010  11 – 13 years old Write Off The Beaten Track Creative English

Joint Schools’ Project for Years 7 and 8 03/12/2009

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An exciting new project will shortly be announced at assemblies for Years 7 & 8. This will involve working with students from the Girls’ School and Prep School. If you miss the announcement you can get an application letter from Mr Shackleford.

Y11/6th Form International Relations 22/10/2009

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Anyone who interested in attending a workshop on International Relations at London Univeristy Union in November? Please contact Mr Shackleford.