Mock Trial Competition 2015

On Saturday 7th March thirteen year 9 students attended Leeds Magistrates’ Court where they competed in the first round of the National Mock Trial competition. They spent several weeks preparing in their Enhancement lessons with Miss Pawson, exploring a fictional case and taking various roles in the trial, including defence and prosecution lawyers, defendant, witnesses and magistrates.
Our students performed extremely well, more than holding their own against stiff competition, including Holmfirth High, who were the overall winners.
I had the pleasure of accompanying Miss Pawson and Mr Kunig to watch our students show off their public speaking skills and I must say I was really impressed, as were the real-life magistrates present who were very complimentary about all the students involved.
Many congratulations to all, and I look forward to next year’s entry!

Mrs Kane
Head of English

World Book Day Celebrations 2015

World Book Day has got off to a fantastic start! The staff have out done themselves again with a fabulous range of costumes… Year 7 and 8 have set a really high standard for future years with a brilliant range of costumes… The special assemblies have taken place as well as an extended form and the #shelfie competition. With the Big Book Swap still to take place and the photo-shoot, 2015 is shaping up to be the best World Book Day ever!

Get Ready for World Book Day 2015

With less than a week to go until World Book Day staff and students in Years 7 and 8 are busy getting their costumes ready. The question on everyone’s lips is who will Father Hall be? Who did you vote for? Bilbo Baggins, Private Peaceful or will there be an ugly sister in school on Thursday.

With an exciting day of activities lined up, this year’s World Book Day is sure to be bigger and better than ever!

National Foreign Languages Spelling Bee – Whole School Competition

spelling beeToday, our year 7 finalists have competed in the whole school final of the National Foreign Languages Spelling Bee. All of our students did extremely well, translating and spelling words using the French alphabet. Our four winners, who will go on to represent the school in the  Stage 3 Regional Final at the University of Hull, are:

1st – Katie in 7S with 13 points

2nd – Damian in 7E with 10 points

Joint 3rd – Luis in 7F and Natalia in 7H, both with 8 points.


Congratulations to all students who took part!

National Foreign Languages Spelling Bee 2014-15

spelling beeYear 7 have been competing in the annual National Foreign Languages Spelling Bee, in which students are asked to learn 50 words per stage, to be able to translate these words into French and to be able to spell them using the French alphabet. This week has seen the finals of the class competitions, where students had one minute to translate and spell as many words as possible. The results are in!

7J winners – Tommy Lee and Mia

7F winners – Safian and Lewis

7I winners – Ariana and Izabela

7S winners – Tom and Katie

7H winners – Martyna, Natalia and Heena

7E winners – Hasan and Damian

7R winners – Iqra and Aysha

These students will now go on to learn the stage two words for February’s whole-school competition.

Well done to all who took part and congratulations to our 15 winners!