Shipston Rotary Club computer donation

Shipston on Stour Rotary Club has been incredibly generous in donating laptop computers to us here at Shipston High School.
Mr Saunders was presented with these computers on behalf of the school on Friday 26th June by President Elect Stuart McLean. The computers will make an immediate and notable impact for students facing the current challenge of remote working. The coronavirus has required the majority of children to engage with learning online and these computers will really help students connect with their learning at this challenging time.
The Rotary club is a constant and tireless supporter of the school and the young people of the community. The school community has a deep respect for the club’s commitment to making a difference for young people, and these computers are proof of that commitment.
Doubtless the Club members worked hard to secure such a good number of computers for the school; we are extremely grateful and would like to publicly thank them on behalf of everyone at Shipston High School.

Virtual Sports Day

The P.E. Department has been busy devising this year’s Sports Day.

Sports “Day” this year will take place between Monday 22nd June and Monday 6th July and in a first for Shipston High School this will take place virtually.  Students are encouraged to join in the virtual event and gain house points towards the all important House Trophy.  Wear your House colours with pride and enjoy the event!

You can click here to download the PDF file. 

Socially distanced lessons

From Monday 15th June, Shipston High School started delivering lessons on site to Year 10 in line with the government guidance. The safety of everyone in the school and wider community is paramount and, in accordance with the guidance, we are only able to invite 25% of the cohort on site at any one time.

Our Year 10 students are attending for one day a week to receive subject specific support in core subjects initially, English, Mathematics and Science. The remaining four days continue with distance learning.
Students have been allocated a specific day each week for attendance in one specific classroom, in a model that is consistent with the approach taken by other secondary schools.

These arrangements are running separately from those which were successfully put in place at the start of the lockdown period for vulnerable students and those whose parents are keyworkers.

Even with such reduced numbers, it has been inspiring to see the school community coming together again with staff and students re-connecting with the special ethos that is Shipston High School.

Charity Fundraiser

Whilst in lockdown, one of our Year 10 students has been keeping herself busy in the kitchen.

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, Charlie Taylor baked and delivered cakes in Shipston and many surrounding villages – even as far as Leamington Spa – to raise money for Safeline, a charity very close to her heart. As the reputation for her cakes grew, she easily reached her original target of £100 and throughout the weekend she continued baking with her total fundraising now standing in excess of £1,300!

Charlie’s mouthwatering selection of cakes comprised:
5 x Chocolate sponge cakes
8 x Strawberry and cream sponges
1 x Coffee and walnut cake
2 x Birthday cakes
120 x Cupcakes
10 x Rocky Road
9 x Chocolate brownies
9 x Lemon cheesecakes
4 x Lime cheesecakes
4 x Chocolate cheesecakes
1 x Strawberry cheesecake
4 x Millionaire shortbread
36 x Lemon and White chocolate muffins

Everyone here at Shipston High School is very proud of Charlie’s achievement. We would like to congratulate her on her enthusiasm and enterprise in achieving something so positive and worthwhile during this period of lockdown. Well done Charlie.