Students in Year 10 recently undertook their GCSE Catering practical exams. The pupils were asked to design and cook an afternoon tea. The pupils produced some fantastic, high skilled work, with all the pupils achieving a C+ grade and four pupils achieving an A* grade. I am extremely proud of them, and the guest chefs from Accrington College were very impressed.
Yesterday members of Miss Preston’s Year 7 Science class learnt about the Solar System. They produced a scale model on the yard to show the distances between each planet if it was shrunk down to 30 metres.
They were surprised how small the planets would be on this scale (most of them were too small to see!) and how close together the first four planets were.
Love Joes wraps are coming to Rhyddings – a new wraps and burgers bar will be opening in the school canteen from Monday 22nd June.
A new range of healthy, freshly prepared skewers, wraps and burgers will be available to all students at lunchtime.
An exclusive taster session with a Love Joes chef will be taking place on Monday 15th June – don’t miss out!
Congratulations to James Barnes (8HN), who has been our top Vivo earner for this half term. James has won a £10 voucher for Perfect Plaice. Congratulations to the rest of the top five – Subhaan Talib (7AG), Amy Gargan (9RR), Lewis Wynne (7KC) and Alex Haworth (7RM).
Our top forms for the half term were 7RM, 8HN, 7KC, 8CW and 7AG.
We’ll have plenty of Vivos on offer next half term, including prizes for those who have earned the most in each year group.
There are lots of outstanding orders – students need to remember to collect what they have ordered after school. There are lots of items now out of stock – I won’t be restocking it until after Summer. Let me know if you want something specific!
Computer Scientists Muieez Ali and Thomas Johnston have been very busy at Computer Science Club and have made their own game which is downloadable on their own devices.
The app is a space invaders game based on the original made using the blocks editor.The game uses three sprites, the rocket, saucer and the bullets. The aim of the game is to shoot a small alien ship which has been programmed to move in any direction. The game keeps a score of how many times the ship has been hit.
Thomas and Muieez are now working hard developing a utilities app which will perform tasks based on user defined profiles…watch this space!!
If you would like to attend Computer Science Club and make your very own app, come to W4 on Wednesdays after school.
Students going on the Amsterdam Trip will be receiving an important letter this week with all the final details. Students need an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which can be obtained via the NHS website, when they have this they need to bring it to school to show Mr Barnes/Ms Masefield. There is a Code of Conduct that needs to be signed by students and parents and returned to school. The Parents’ Meeting will be on Wednesday 24th June at 4.30pm; please try to attend.
Mrs Dutton/Mr Barnes/Ms Masefield
Next Friday we will be holding a non-uniform day in school to help raise much needed funds for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.
We are asking all students and staff to bring in £1 to wear their own clothes for the day. As well as this, Year 7 students have been organising various activities to help raise more money – so please bring in some change!
All proceeds will go to ShelterBox, a partner charity of Rotary International.
Just before the Bank Holiday weekend Year 8 Geographers visited Malham Cove as part of the Year 8 topic “Adventure Landscapes.” The cove is a vertical cliff which is 260 feet high and is made of limestone. It is very famous and was even featured in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” (watch out for it when Harry and Hermione set up camp!)
The weather this year was really good, just right for some ice-creams when we arrived back to the village. As always, we had a fantastic day with some fantastic students climbing up to the top of the cove and walking in the natural landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.
Good luck to all our Year 11 students on your first RE exam. Remember to look at the pictures at the beginning of each section, then read each question twice and remember to answer the questions in the way you have been shown! (religious tradition means what religion are you going to write about!!!!)
We will be routing for you! Mrs Crawshaw, Mrs Ali & Mrs Stobbs