Due to the warm weather we are relaxing the rules on students wearing blazers and ties. These may be removed if students are too hot.
We’ve received another lovely message from one of the staff involved in the Cefn Lea camp:
On behalf of the entire team of Americans who came for camp last week, I would like to say how impressed we were with your students. Not only were they respectful and well tempered, but they were also excellent participants in all of the camp activities. There was hardly any complaining the entire week and everyone seemed to get along quite well with each other.
Though the country was beautiful and the scenery stunning, I believe I can speak for us all when I say that it was the students of Rhyddings School that got us planning a returning trip to England. They truly were a joy to be around! Keep up the good work! We hope to see you again!
Our new Performing Arts school has launched! Have a read of our write up in the Lancashire Telegraph.
Last Monday all year 10 students were involved in Futures Day. They were informed that they should come to school in business dress, as they were to take part in interviews with the nineteen entrepreneurs and other business people who came in to assist us. There were also a number of colleges present to give taster sessions to students.
Overall there were 140 interviews which lasted 20 minutes each. The guests involved, who are simply too numerous to mention, were very impressed with the students and their skills. Many mentioned that they were the best mock interviews that they had been involved in! Rhyddings’ Chair of Governors, Mr Brunskill was also present and was equally as impressed with our students.
As well as thanking those guests who came to support our students, we would also like to thank Accrington and Rossendale College, Burnley College and Blackburn College for providing sessions on vocational pathways; Nelson and Colne College for their presentation on apprenticeships; and St Christopher’s for their session on sixth forms.
My year 8 Elective Learning group’s brief is to raise money and plan an event. They have decided to offer the year 8 cohort the option to come in non-uniform tomorrow for a small contribution of 50p.
Stephen Preece recently visited the set of “Film 71″ when they were filming in Blackburn. Thanks to Blackburn Youth Zone for telling us about it!
For Film 71, Stansfield Street in Blackburn was turned in 1970′s Belfast in a plot that sees a British solider accidentally abandoned by his unit.
A BYZ member recently captured filming of new movie shot in Blackburn.
Steven, who visited the set with his mentor Rob, said: “At school I really enjoy my drama lessons and hope to become an actor when I am older. I read in the local paper about the filming of 71 in Blackburn so my mentor Rob took me to watch some filming.
“While I was watching I took some photographs as they recorded the scene for the film. I really enjoyed visiting and experiencing how they make a film and being able to be so close to the action as it happens. My mentor also managed to get a full written script of the filming that the actors use.
“I would like to thank the mentoring scheme and Rob my mentor for giving me this experience.”
Due to weather concerns tomorrow the organisers of the inter-schools athletics have decided to cancel tomorrow’s competition and they have re-organised it for Tuesday 9th July.
All students must come to school tomorrow in normal uniform and go to all lessons as normal.
Practices for the athletics will still go ahead tonight and tomorrow night after school.
We have received the following email regarding the students who attended camp at Cefn Lea – well done to all involved!
As a member of the American team that came to help with Camp last week, I must say that we were quite impressed with the Rhyddings students. We enjoyed a great time with them all week. They were polite and respectful. They were spry and energetic. They were very willing to participate and they were tremendously helpful! I am so glad that we were able to meet Rhyddings students as our first introduction to English youth! This must be the BEST school in the area!
We hope to return to Oswaldtwistle and we hope that you will continue to foster incredible youth. Well done and God bless!