Battlefields 2017

October half term marked the 20th SJF Pals Battalion visit to some of the battle sites of WW1 in Belgium and France.  Parents of 43 Year 10 students gathered just before midnight to wave their children off on a journey that was to hopefully give them a greater insight to the journey undertaken over 100 years ago by many of the local men.  The students’ engagement with the experience was admirable.  Many students came back saying that it was a life changing experience that they will never forget.  Thank you to Mrs Shepherd, Ms Thompstone, Mr Graham and Mr Fairclough for accompanying them on this very special visit.

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Geography A Level

As preparation for the 6th form recruitment evening,  some of our current Year 12 together with a past pupil created a transect model of the Ainsdale sand dune. This is where they conduct their first of 4 fieldwork experiences on the 2 year course. During the course of the evening, they spoke passionately to both parents and pupils about the importance of fieldwork on the AQA A Level course.
Lizzie, our past pupil who left in 2016 having achieved an A in Geography is now studying Geography at University of Leeds. She gave pupils and parents an insight to both Geography A level and degree.
Many thanks to all involved
Ms Green

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Positive feedback from Year 9 History Royal Armouries visit

“When asked to do marching drills and grenade drills…they demonstrated excellent behaviour skills, conducting themselves as young adults in an exemplary way. They were the best students, of that age group, that I’ve ever taught and it was the students attitude and demeanour that made it a real pleasure to teach them.”

Andrew Deane,

Visitor Experience Coach, Royal Armouries