We would like to wish all of our students and their families a happy and safe Summer holiday.
School reopens in September on the following dates:
Wednesday 03 September – Years 7, 10 and 11
Thursday 04 September – all year groups
This week 10 Year 9 students successfully climbed Scafell Pike the highest mountain in England.
It is a challenging 14 mile walk to the top of Scafell Pike. There is a beautiful “warm up” walk along the valley floor of Langdale before the first challenge, which is a very steep climb up Rosset Gill! We deserved a rest after the first big climb and Mr Barnes rewarded us all with a brew next to the stunning Angle tarn.
It can be very tricky to navigate from here if is misty but the weather was clear and sunny and we had amazing views across the Lake District and Morecambe Bay which kept us really motivated along with jelly babies and chocolate hobnobs!
After climbing several peaks and clambering over a boulder field the summit finally came into view. The final climb to the summit is a steep scramble but once at the top we had beautiful views of all the other mountains below us and we even saw Scotland!
We celebrated our success with lunch on the top of “The Pike” at a height of 3,209ft before descending back down the mountain and stopping off for a chippy tea in Ambleside.
It was the perfect end to a perfect day and we are very proud of what our students have achieved. They have shown themselves to be mature, fun and well motivated young people.
For those students not yet aware, the Vivo shop has closed for the year. Existing orders will be sent out next week (or you can collect them during the usual times), and the shop will reopen in September. Your Vivos will not go away; you can continue to earn them over the next week and you will be able to spend them when the shop reopens.
Each of the Year Leaders have been given the top earning students for each year group. These will be announced at assembly next Friday. Our top earning student from the school this half term will win the £10 voucher from Perfect Plaice.
This evening we took part in the Leading Edge Inter-school Bake Off along with Mount Carmel, Norden and Hollins. We’re very pleased to announce that we won!
The theme was the World Cup, and we had to choose a country and then produce an afternoon tea with 2 sweet and 2 savoury dishes of our choice. We chose Australia, and Miss Bedwell provided us with a range of props for the table setting and some recipe ideas.
Ryan Richardson, Morgan Herne, Charlotte Allonby and Luke Tomlinson were our competing students, and they did us proud. Ryan cooked a savoury damper, Morgan made mini pavlovas, Charlotte baked lamingtons and Luke made some mini Aussie burgers. The students were marked on teamwork, taste, presentation, skills and sticking to the brief.
I’d like to thank Miss Bedwell, Mr Mercer, Ms Widdowson and Sandra in the kitchen for all of their help. It was a team effort all around!
Our annual Rhyddings Oscars ceremony takes place this Monday 14th July at the Hope Centre on Rhyddings Street.
All nominees are invited to the event along with their family members. Please remember to bring your reply/reservation slips in to Mrs Stobbs as soon as possible.
To be nominated for a Rhyddings Oscar you must be one of the top attaining students in your entire year. The award will be given to the highest attaining student in each subject category and certificates will be awarded on the evening to all nominees.
The evening starts formally at 7.30pm but the doors will be open from 7pm. The Hope Centre cafe will be open if you wish to buy drinks and snacks before the ceremony begins.
Lets celebrate our highest attaining students in style!!
For those of you who may not have heard, our deputy headteacher, Trevor Ainsworth is retiring this summer after 37 years of teaching at Rhyddings.
Mr Ainsworth began teaching history and music in 1977, the same year the first Star Wars film was released.
Although he is looking forward to life after Rhyddings, he says that it will take time to adjust.
He told the Accrington Observer: “It’s a very peculiar feeling. I’ve spent my working life surrounded by students, parents and teachers. Suddenly not to have that will leave a great big hole. But I can’t deny I’m looking forward to having some time to myself.”