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Extra Curricular Activities

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Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award


Congratulations to Joe Morgan who recently received his Gold Award at St James’ Palace from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.  


Duke of Edinburgh – Getting ready for Gold!


The end of the spring term saw 21 lower sixth form students setting out to Wales to complete their first training weekend. As soon as the students arrived their skills were put to the test. They had to battle rain and darkness to put up their tents. The weekend then saw a mixture of rain… Continue reading Duke of Edinburgh – Getting ready for Gold!.


Mr Rudi Oppenheimer BEM visits Twycross House School.


On February 28th we were lucky to have Rudi Oppenheimer come and visit the school to talk about his experience; surviving the Holocaust under the Nazis. Students in S3 have been studying the Holocaust in history as well as the story of Anne Frank in English. GCSE and A Level students study the Nazi German… Continue reading Mr Rudi Oppenheimer BEM visits Twycross House School..


Twycross Ski – Sauze d’Oulx 2017


Once again Twycross House skiers from the Sixth Form and Senior 5 headed south during the February half term on the 1500 mile round trip to Sauze d’Oulx in Italy for the school ski trip. As we ascended to the snowy slopes for the first day, skiers were sorted into groups and took to the… Continue reading Twycross Ski – Sauze d’Oulx 2017.


Twycross House students through to National Business final


Business-savvy students from Twycross House School beat off competition from 12 other local teams to win the Birmingham heat of ICAEW’s national business and accounting competition, BASE on 10 March.  What would you do if you were a business advisor for the day? Eighty local students found out what it was like to walk in… Continue reading Twycross House students through to National Business final.


Twycross House Presentation Evening


At our annual A level and GCSE presentation evening we welcomed back ex pupil Natasha Banks. Natasha left Twycross House in 2006 with A-levels in English Literature, German and Biology and an AS-level in History.  She went on to study English Literature with Drama at Loughborough University and it was here that she discovered her… Continue reading Twycross House Presentation Evening.


Duke of Edinburgh – Volunteering case study


There has been much publicity with the community takeover of libraries as county councils across the country threaten closure in order to save money. Market Bosworth library has been such one case where a number of individuals from the community have worked together to produce business plans and meet with the council to negotiate to… Continue reading Duke of Edinburgh – Volunteering case study.


Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards


Congratulations to four former students pictured here at St James’ Palace after receiving their Duke of Edinburgh Gold award. Pictured left to right Declan Cartwright, Samantha Borley, James Borley and Daniel Shakeshaft


AUTUMN IN THE LIBRARY!


This term’s activities focused on improving the use of our library’s reference section and the research skills that go with it. Many of our new Form 3’s spent enthusiastic lunchtimes collecting leaves and producing colourful leaf rubbings. After finding the relevant reference books, we attempted to identify the tree names. The leaves were then used to decorate display… Continue reading AUTUMN IN THE LIBRARY!.


Duke of Edinburgh Autumn Update


Congratulations to the Senior 5 Silver groups who successfully completed their expedition section during this term. They travelled to the Peak District for the practice, and then onto Shropshire for their final. The 23 participants enjoyed some stunning scenery and unusually some good weather – and even managed some fish tickling which was then safely… Continue reading Duke of Edinburgh Autumn Update.