End of Term Vivo League Tables

Congratulations to all students who have earned their Vivos this half term – you’ve been awarded a massive 11, 300 in just six weeks! Our top earners for this half term are:

top 10 term 2b 2015

Jasmine has won a £10 voucher from Perfect Plaice, which we thank them for.

Our top 5 form groups this half term were 9LH, 8JY, 7AG, 8HN and 9RR. Well done to those students.

The Vivo shop is currently closed, and will reopen after half term. Students in Year 11 will be able to purchase prom ticket vouchers at that time.

Keep earning!

Miss Bedwell.

Duke of Edinburgh

Last weekend our Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh students took part in a walk to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston, a mountain in the Lake District which is 2,634 feet high!
We had an absolutely fantastic day! The weather was beautiful and clear and we enjoyed amazing views over Morecambe Bay and the other mountains and fells in the Lake District. We could clearly see Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, which some of our DofE students climbed with myself and Mr Barnes last year whilst they were in Year 9.
Our students had a fantastic attitude and we were very impressed with the skills and teamwork that they demonstrated in the outdoors. We were also impressed (or jealous!) of the pizza lunch that appeared out of Chris’s rucksack!
We have a great group of students participating in DofE this year and we’re looking forward to the next challenge – a two day expedition!

Who says learning can’t be fun?!

Year 9 Science lessons this week have focused on revision and Miss Aziz’s and Mr Paterson’s class have been making revision games in preparation for their exams after the Easter holidays. The feedback from the students has been great and lots of learning has taken place. Best of luck Year 9!

School Website Passwords

A reminder to students that your passwords are your own responsibility. If you suspect that someone else knows it, you should change it immediately. Do so by following these steps:

1. Log in to the school website and access Realsmart using the toolbar at the top of the site (second from the left on the image below).

website toolbar

2. Go to ‘My Profile’ and then ‘Change Password’.

Note that passwords must be at least 8 characters in length and use a mixture of numbers and letters. Come and see me if you are not certain how to do this.

The same applies to your computer log on details. If you suspect that another student knows your password, go as see Soquat (the IT technician) to get it changed.

Allowing another student to access your network area or school email will result in consequences for all students involved.

Miss Bedwell.

Lancaster University Revision Residential

Twelve of our Year 11 students will spend two days over the Easter holidays at a revision residential at Lancaster University. This is an exciting opportunity for these students to experience university life whilst also picking up some excellent revision strategies. Good luck to the following students:

Shelby Ekelancaster uni
Sarah Rothwell
Amy Kershaw
Ebony Shankly
Madison Kirkbright
Harley Widdowson
Laura Middleton
Ajay McLaughlan
Erin Livesey
Beckie Gibson
Nadia Saghir
Hannah Khan

Rhyddings Masterchef 2015

masterchef-logo-It’s that time again! Students wishing to take part in this year’s Masterchef competition need to sign up using the sheets located outside the food room. The competition is open to all students in Years 7-10, irrespective of your experience in the kitchen.

Auditions will be held in the second week back after Easter, followed by the rounds and the finals. In previous years the finals have been held in the professional kitchen at North Lancs Training Group – a great experience!

If you’re not sure what it’s all about, come and have a chat with me. Students must have signed up by Thursday 16 April. Mrs Jolly and I are looking forward to seeing who takes the crown this year!

Miss Bedwell.

Year 10 Literature Examination

After the Easter break there are only four weeks until the English Literature exams. All year 10 students should be revising during the holidays. Revision guides and exam materials have been provided free of charge to all students.

Remember after school revision for these exams is held on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Happy Easter!


Cuffe & Taylor Event Management Presentation

On Wednesday 25th March, Music Promoters Cuffe & Taylor visited Rhyddings Business and Enterprise school to deliver a presentation and question and answer session to support our Year 10 ICT pupils who are currently completing GCSE coursework. The coursework brief is to organise and design a range of products to promote a music festival.

C&T ImageDaniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor, directors of the company have organised music festival events nationwide, including ‘Lytham Festival’. Pupils learnt about the logistics, promotion and finance of organising successful events. Pupils took part in a question and answer session, where Peter and Daniel answered questions from pupils and spoke about their experiences offering advice and useful websites to use.

Year 10 pupil, Bradley Ram, said, “The presentation was interesting and we learnt about marketing and promotion. It was interesting to find out how much the artists set as a fee for the festivals.”

Pupils also learnt about the design process. Katie Nicholls a design apprentice who has recently won the ‘Apprenticeship Lionheart Challenge’ at Blackpool and the Fylde College has been offered a full time position at Cuffe & Taylor, spoke about how to generate ideas with a concept board and develop this further to a professional product. Pupils watched a show reel with examples of Katie’s fantastic work.

Zak Lentell said, “I liked the movie, you can see a bird’s eye view of the festival, the music went well with the video and has given me ideas for my own video.”

Mrs Alderson, Teaching Assistant at Rhyddings, added “that pupils will benefit greatly from having real life examples and information to use for their coursework.”

Rhyddings Business and Enterprise school would like to say a huge thank you to Cuffe & Taylor for taking time out of their very busy schedules during the run up to the ‘festival season’ and look forward to the upcoming events planned for Summer.


AGT Visit to Cassons

DSC_3323A group of our able students in year 11 were invited to Cassons to receive advice and guidance on their further education and post 16 options. Cassons were once again an excellent host and our students had the opportunity to find out about the various career paths of some of their employees. We had a brilliant question and answer session and our students certainly left the session more informed and excited about their future!