Thank You

April 4, 2014 in EVOLVE, Front Page News by Rhyddings

There are many, many people who have contributed their time and services to make this year’s production of “Blaze of Glory” the success that it was.

Thank you to Miss Green, who wrote the script, and to Mrs Bell for her creativity in helping to bring the play to life. Thank you to Alex Martindale, who donated not only his time and sound and lighting equipment, but also helped train the year 9 boys who assisted him during rehearsals and the shows. Thank you to the band, who rehearsed for months to provide live music for the show – Mr Ainsworth, Mr Sanna, Mr Hargreaves, Mr Fielding and Miss Hargreaves. Thank you to Miss Bedwell, for the backgrounds on the screen and the publicity. Thank you to Miss Greenhalgh and Curtis Blackmore, who catered for the crowds during the interval. Thank you to Mrs Crawshaw, who manned the door, collected tickets, organised the raffles and donated prizes. Thank you to Mrs Jolly for stitching all of the bunting together that was created by our Year 7 students in Skills for Learning.

Thank you to Franco’s, who are long time supporters of Rhyddings. They donated vouchers for the raffle each night, and also provided the venue for the staff meal after the show (which takes an awful lot of patience and understanding!).

Thank you to all of the staff who endured disrupted lessons over the last couple of weeks as we went into rehearsals, and who also endured the noise during this time.

Thank you to the students, who pulled it all together and were very entertaining.

Thank you to the community, who bought tickets and supported our students and our school.

Lastly, thank you to Miss Booth and Mr Charlesworth for the incredible amount of work they put in with students over the last seven months.

Each production is very much a team effort, and we are proud of our students and staff for the performances they’ve given. We look forward to next year’s show!


Great Day at Blackburn Rovers

March 25, 2014 in Community, Front Page News by Mrs H Ribchester

As part of their Citizenship task 8RR recently raised over £1000 for cancer charities. As a reward for this amazing effort some members of the form were invited to be player escorts for Saturday’s Blackburn Rovers game against top of the table Leicester City. They accompanied the Blackburn players on to the pitch wearing Macmillan Cancer T shirts. After shaking hands with the Leicester players they joined their parents to watch the match from the comfort of the Jack Walker stand. A cheque for £800 was also presented to Seb Farrell from Macmillan. The rest of the money that 8RR raised will be given to Christies. It was a great experience. Thank you to students in 8RR for being a credit to Rhyddings on Saturday and all their hard work in fundraising, and thank you to Blackburn Rovers for their generous hospitality.


Vivo Wrap Up

March 21, 2014 in Front Page News, Students by Miss S Bedwell

vivo-bannerWe’re getting closer to the end of term, so it’s time to look at the top of the league tables since January. Congratulations to the following students:

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Our top ten forms across the school are: 7AG, 7VG, 7HN, 7JY, 8LP, 10CD, 10PF, 11KC, 11SF and 10NA.

There are lots of outstanding orders waiting to be picked up. You can collect these before of after school, any day except Monday.

The vShop will be restocked after Easter. If you have any suggestions or requests, please let me know!

Miss Bedwell.


Partial School Closure – Wednesday 26 March

March 21, 2014 in Front Page News, Letters, Parents by Rhyddings


Win an iPad Mini!

March 18, 2014 in Community, eSafety, Front Page News, Students by Rhyddings

Lancashire Police have a young person’s website called Trust Ed, which offers facts, advice, support on drugs, alcohol and bullying and includes eSafety information for 10-14 year olds.

Students are invited to check out the page and leave their feedback. Doing so will put you in with the chance to win an iPad mini. The competition closes on 31 March, 2014.



Blaze of Glory – Our new school musical

March 13, 2014 in EVOLVE, Front Page News, Letters, Parents by Miss A Booth


Aawaz Awards

March 12, 2014 in Community, Front Page News by Rhyddings

Congratulations to our students who have received awards for their work with the Aawaz charity. Read more about it in the Lancashire Telegraph.


Accross Girls & Boys Football Academies

March 12, 2014 in Careers, Front Page News, Sports, Students by Mrs J Bury


Halal Counter Now Open

March 7, 2014 in Front Page News, Parents, Students by Rhyddings


Technology Tournament

March 6, 2014 in Front Page News, Letters, Parents by Mr D Scott