Y8 Density Tower

Last week, the remaining students of 8B who were not involved in the Museum Takeover Day, faced an investigative challenge in science.

The students were given eight unidentified coloured liquids with the overall aim to create a density tower in a glass gas jar.

Using their investigative skills, the group had to work out the order in which to put the liquids, based on their density. Many combinations were tried, using small beakers, before they decided the order of liquid to enter the jar.

You can see the amazing results, and Patrick, Ruby and Anna’s explanation of events below.



EduTech Newsletter Autumn 2017

Welcome to the first of many half termly newsletters that the schools EduTech department will be sharing with you.

This first one outlines a little bit about the EduTech department and their roles within the school along with our ambassador team, some useful tips and also a link to our recently launched EduTech Hub!  You can either click on the named link below or view the ‘Issuu’ document at the bottom.

EduTech Autumn Newsletter 2017


Food Club Returns

Students made an excellent start to our ‘Seasonal Bakes’ and made shortbread biscuits. A brilliant effort considering most had not worked in the Food Room before!

Food Club takes place on Wednesdays 3.30 – 5.00. All KS3 students are welcome.  If you are interested in joining us please see Mrs Jones.

Readathon Book Delivery

Many of you will remember that back in March all the students in KS3 took part in Readathon; an annual event that raises money to provide books and storytellers for children who are in hospital.

As a result of raising an amazing £800, we were awarded £150 worth of book tokens as a thank you from the charity. Our librarian Mrs Syme then had the wonderful job of splashing out on a selection of new books for our library, some of which you can see pictured below.

Here’s to next year’s event and let’s see if we can raise even more in 2018!

Annual Library Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to all participants and to those who did particularly well in our recent Writing Challenge and Illustration Challenge as part of Book-Con Chapter 6: An Extravaganza of Reading, Writing and Art.

In the Y7-8 Category of the Writing Challenge the Winner is Louis Allen (Y7) with Runners Up being Frankie Bregazzi, Alex Davis and Alex Watts (all Y8) and Highly Commended: Ted Newman (Y7).

Ruby Smith (Y10) is the Winner of the Y9-13 Category with Gracie Collins (Y9) and Will Muncer (Y10) both being Highly Commended.

This is the first year for our Illustration Challenge which was won by Emma Whiteland (Y8).

The judging panel comprised both staff and student representatives and they were impressed with the quality of the entries in both Challenges. The theme of ‘Celebration’ was the title of the Challenges and the judges particularly enjoyed those pieces with very original subject matter. Sincere thanks to all the judges.

More posts will follow celebrating the success of ‘Book-Con Chapter 6’!


Senior Rugby Update

The senior rugby team remain unbeaten at home following a strong win against Leventhorpe School.

The team continue to develop and are playing some structured, attacking rugby. The area that has developed considerably has been the set piece and in particular our line-outs were a real strength in this match. There were too many individual performances to mention but I am extremely pleased with the progressions this team have made in a short space of time.

The senior team are still in the County Shield Competition and have two more friendly fixtures before the season comes to an end.

Library Film Quiz- A Reel Success!

The Library was packed with keen film enthusiasts at the end of last half term when we held our Film Quiz. About 40 students took part, answering questions put forward by Y11 student Taylor S with the help of Mrs Cornell’s Y12 Film Class. The quiz consisted of questions about the films Skyfall, Despicable Me and Fantastic Beasts among others. Well done to Quizmasters Taylor and Paul B for running a great event.

Congratulations to the winners Will Muncer and Matt Chambers (both Y10). Second place was given to  Issy Christie Hobbs and Lucie Weller (Y11) with the team of Emma Liddle and Emily Moore (Y11) finishing third.

We are looking forward to a special Christmas Quiz on the final Friday of term – watch this space!