Vivo Shop

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The Vivo shop has now reopened for the term. A large number of items are still sold out, which means it’s time to restock! Please let me know if there are particular items you would like to see included in the vShop.

A number of teachers now have paper Vivo coupons. If you are given one of these, you need to log into your Vivo account and claim the Vivos using the unique code on your voucher. Keep these safe – if you lose them, they can’t be replaced!

Miss Bedwell.

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).

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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!