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Extra Curricular Activities

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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.


Duke of Edinburgh


It has been an active term for Duke of Edinburgh participants. All three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold – have been actively involved in planning or participating in their relevant expedition sections. The newly enrolled Bronze group took part in a one day training exercise which involved tent pitching, cooking with Trangias and map… Continue reading Duke of Edinburgh.


Eco Rangers


Members of Form 4 took part in the Eco Ranger after-school activity at Twycross Zoo. The aim of the group is to learn about conservation issues and how to protect animals and their environment. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]


Twycross House Lower Sixth – going for Gold!


Congratulations to the three Gold groups who successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Gold practice in Mid Wales. The final will take place this summer in Snowdonia. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]


Twycross House School Junior Maths Team take part in Regional Finals


In March a team of talented young mathematicians travelled to Rugby High School to represent Twycross House School at the Regional Heat of the UK Junior Team Mathematics Challenge. This is a national competition which combines mathematical, communication and teamwork skills and offers pupils another way to express and develop their enjoyment of mathematics. The… Continue reading Twycross House School Junior Maths Team take part in Regional Finals.