Monday, 27 March 2017

New £1 coin launching tomorrow

The new £1 coin is launching nationally tomorrow.  To raise awareness of this, Learning for Life sessions this week have been specially planned around this event, so students gain information about this historic event!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Comic Relief day!

Today Townsend have been celebrating Comic Relief and raising money for this great cause.  Sixth form students have been hosting activities for younger students throughout the week, including a Townsend Talent show, Bushtucker trial and film screenings.  There has also been a bake sale as well as non uniform, with all of the money raised being donated next week.

Earlier in the month, Year 10 were off timetable for the day to attend a careers fair in our Discovery Centre.  Numerous speakers from different vocations attended the event, setting up a stall with promotional material, to chat about their experiences and what is involved within their particular field.  The talks were extremely insightful to the students, with lots of valuable information shared.  A big thank you to all of our speakers, and to all of year 10 who listened intently throughout the day, even with a lot of information being processed in one go!

Tenner Challenge is complete!

After four exciting weeks the Tenner challenge is now finished.  All money borrowed will be repaid on Monday.  I will update you next week on how well the businesses did!  Mrs Maguire

Monday, 13 March 2017

Reminder, Drugs awareness workshop this Thursday

Our Drugs Awareness workshop takes place this Thursday at 6pm.  Available to all parents, if you would like to attend, the last day for booking is TODAY!  Please call the school office to book your place.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Do you know that Danella Bagnall is the chief product engineer at Jaguar LandRover? Do you know that Amanda Chessell is a distinguished engineer for IBM? Do you know that the World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186?
On Wednesday 8th March during form time we will celebrate World Woman’s Day. The theme this year is #Be Bold for Change and further details are available on womans day. During form time this week we will be looking back at some iconic women who brought about change, observing some current women who continue to lead change and look will discuss how we might reach equality before 2186.

Monday, 6 March 2017


For the second year running Townsend will be hosting a Drugs Workshop for parents/carers on 16th March between 6-7.30pm. The workshop is free of charge again this year, however, this is the last year the council will provide the funding. It is designed to inform parents about alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and psychoactive (legal highs) abuse and is run by Vanessa Rogers who is an acclaimed UK PSHE specialist. Your child will bring home a letter today. If you are interested please return the reply slip by 10th March. Thank you
Mrs Maguire

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

World Book Day Thursday 2nd March 2017

World Book Day is this Thursday!  All students will receive their £1 book token this week, to be able to purchase one of the WBD books from their local book shop or supermarket for free!

Join us in the Discovery Centre at lunchtime on Thursday to take part in an interactive World Book Day Quiz, with prizes to be won too!