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Sigma festive roundup.

We would like to welcome Paulo Antonio to the Sigma team. Paulo has been appointed as a Sigma Prefect.

Green Plan it Challenge

In November our Be Friendly Gardeners presented their project at final of the Green Plan it Challenge. We had a great day and the level of competition was very high. We had very positive comments about our design. The team designed a sensory garden. As a House our role is the Environment, we will be putting elements of the garden design in and around the school. For the sight section, the team have now planted bulbs in one of the large planters on the school playground. For the taste section we will be planting herbs in two large planters outside the Food Technology rooms, so students can use them during lessons for flavouring dishes. We will be continuing with this over the coming months with bulbs and seeds that are seasonal. If anyone would like to donate plants and seeds please let us know.

December Superstar - Eva Liberman

Eva has become more confident and given up so much of her time over the last few months. Eva has been part of the Be Friendly Gardeners team. Through being involved with the project Eva has become confident, organised and shown brilliant teamwork. Eva is moving to Cornwall at the end of this term and Sigma wishes her, she will be missed by everyone in Sigma.


We have been very busy fundraising for our House Charity, The Rainbow Centre for Children. The Prefects have organised cakes sales, Christmas raffle and the sale of Santa hats. The events have all been well supported by students and staff.

Our Tutor challenge for this term was to fill the Smartie tubes with loose change. This has been very successful with lots of full tubes being handed in once all the Smarties had been eaten!

The Bin it Roadshow

In November we organised for The Bin It Roadshow to come into school. They performed to the Year 8 students and the message was about helping young people explore a sense of personal responsibility and allowing them to see the impact of anti-social behaviour, such as the consequences of dropping gum. It was a fun and noisy afternoon.

Sigma Christmas Tree.

The students have been busy making and bringing in decorations to decorate the Sigma tree. As our role is the environment our tree has lots of woodland style decorations, we have fir cones, wooden lazer cut baubles, fresh holly and lots of homemade pompoms. Thank you to everyone who supported this.

Cothams Got Talent.

Our Year 13 Business students organised Cothams Got Talent. This was very successful with lots of Sigma students performing and supporting the event. Sigma are looking forward to next years competition.

Sigma challenge - How far can your Sigma water bottle travel.

Please remember if you are out and about over the holiday to take your Sigma water bottle with you and get a photo. We will be putting the photos on the Sigma notice board and there will be prizes for most original and distance travelled.


A huge thank you to Louis Hawkins, Aineias Arango and Paulo Antonio who have worked extremely hard this term, they are an incredible team. We would like to send a "Get Well Soon" to Abir Jama our House Captain and look forward to her return in the New Year.

We would like to wish you all a very happy and restful holiday.

Mrs Arnold and the Sigma team.