House Continent Fundraising

house-continent-logoAfter Miss Booth’s powerful assembly, students from every continent have begun to raise money for “Save The Children”.

There are so many events planned by staff and students, including a gaming competition, Christmas jumper days, and a cake sale.

There have also been events already undertaken by staff and students – the ‘sponge the teacher’ was a huge success and seeing Mr Dutton in a wetsuit made the day. Mr Paterson and Mr Merritt organised a 5K run for Y10 and have raised an amazing amount of money so far.

A particular commendation goes to certain individuals who have personally raised a lot of money: Declan Catterall, Ihsan Mahmood, Haarith Muhammed, Kieron Chippendale and Sabah Zaman who have between them made most of our totaliser go up!

We are now raising the totaliser to £2000 and will be awarding students and staff prizes, certificates, awards and we are looking at having a prize ceremony event for these students for all their fundraising efforts.

Well done to all staff and students!

Vivo Update

The league table for the end of term is very, very close – it’ll be a race to the finish to see who is the top earner this term. The top ten earning students are also dominated by Years 9 and 10 – it’s great to see all of our students being rewarded for their learning, so the other years need to step it up!

For those of you looking to spend your Vivos, remember that the shop will close for the last week of term so that existing orders can be despatched. If you’ve already ordered, please make sure to collect them from Mr Sanna in the LRC.

Good luck and keep earning!

Miss Bedwell.

Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day

All Rhyddings students and staff are invited to take part in this years ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ in aid of Save the Children. We have been raising money for the charity over the last few weeks, and this will be the final push.

Christmas Jumper Day falls on the last day of term, December 18th, and both staff and student will be asked to bring in £1 to take part.



As part of our House Continents fundraising month, as well as trying to raise as much money as possible for Save the Children, we are also collecting items for hampers, which will be put together in the last week of term, and then hand delivered to some of the refugee camps in Europe by our very own Miss Booth.

We have asked students and staff to bring in items of use, and we are asking parents and carers to help too! If you have any of the following items going spare, or you haven’t had chance to get to the charity shop, please bring the items into school so that we can pack them up and send them off to those in need.

  • Toiletries, sanitary items, toothbrushes/toothpaste etc.,
  • Clothes – hats scarves, gloves, jumpers, jackets, socks.
  • Any old shoes/boots, these can be ‘worn’ but not ready for the bin.
  • Children’s/babies’ clothes.
  • Toys.
Many thanks in advance
Mrs Neary

Discovering Democracy Award


Maizee-Leigh Cryne, Bethany Berry, Zak Miller, Mueeiz Ali, Megan Storey and Damon Smith.

Rhyddings has just received a brand new award for schools that encourage pupils to take an interest in the democratic process. We are one of the first 19 schools to be recognised by the British Youth Council for encouraging pupils to have their say in society – both within the school or through social action projects in the local community.

The Discovering Democracy Award, which was created to support the need to develop character as well as a strong grounding in core academic subjects, was launched by the British Youth Council in partnership with the Cabinet Office and the Department for Education in September.

The Award aims to showcase those schools who engage young people, particularly those aged 16+, with democracy from an early age, whether that is voting for their representatives or  a school council, or voter registration, or getting involved in social action campaigns.

All awards are judged by a panel of young people and will celebrate and share the success of schools and colleges that go further in equipping their students with the skills and knowledge to use their voice in our society.

Rhyddings held recent elections to elect student parliament candidates, where students were asked place their votes at ‘polling stations’ around school. They have also voted on the issues they would most like to be debated by their local youth parliament representative. Back in September, 15 students visited also visited the Houses of Parliament in London to help gain a better understanding of how the country is run.