NLTG Prom Prize Winner

March 12, 2013 in Careers, Front Page News, Students by Mrs J Bury

Congratulations to Stephanie Van Tintelen who was the winner of a competition that was run by North Lancs Training Group.  She attended a Prom Fair that was held by North Lancs Training Group on Sunday 10th Feb 2013 and Stephanie won first prize which includes:-

  • £100 Dress Voucher – Novaks
  • £135 Photo shoot voucher – Andrew Hale
  • Hair Up – Fitzy’s
  • Corsage and button hole – Victoria Flower Shop
  • £75 tiara voucher – Just Gorgeous
  • £50 towards a car booking – Special Wedding Cars
  • Shellac nails and HD brows – Beverley Alexandra
  • Spray tan – Sparkles

Stephanie was presented her prize in Year 11 assembly on Monday 11th March 2013.


History Trip

March 11, 2013 in Front Page News, History by Mrs L Prescott

It is the Year 8 History Trip to see Horrible Histories at the Palace Theatre, Blackpool on Friday 15th March. If you are going on the trip you need to wear your uniform and bring a packed lunch. If you are on free school meals the school will provide you with a packed lunch. Also, you need to be at Room 2 at 8.45am at the latest.

Mrs Prescott and Mrs Ribchester.


Vivos Round-up

March 8, 2013 in Front Page News, Parents, Students by Miss S Bedwell

Congratulations to our top 10 students this week:

The year group league table is changing all the time, with the exception of year 7 who seem to be streaking ahead. Key Stage 4 students have a bit of catching up to do! Students in year 11 should also remember that prom discount tickets will shortly be available through the vShop – these are your last few weeks to earn Vivos to put towards them.


There will be a push on attendance in the last week of this term and first week of next term. Instead of the usual V1 for 100% attendance and V1 for 100% punctuality, for these weeks we will be offering V5 each – an easy way to collect V20 just for showing up every day and on time.

There are lots of different rewards available in the vShop, from chocolate bars and key rings to high street vouchers and mobile phone top ups. It’s worth browsing through if you haven’t been online for a while as this is updated regularly. See me if you need your details updated.


Apprenticeship Event

March 8, 2013 in Careers, Front Page News, Parents, Students by Mrs J Bury

On behalf of Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School,   I am organising an event for the local community on Wednesday 13th March 2013 and would be delighted if you could attend.  It will be taking place in our Sports Hall and Gym, parking will be available down the right hand side of our school, and also easy access to set up for the event.  It will start at 4 pm until 7 pm.

The event is part of National Apprenticeship Week 2013 (11 – 15March 2013) and will showcase the benefits and value Apprenticeships bring to individuals and the organisations they work for. The event will provide you with the opportunity to find out how apprentices can help:

  • create a more productive workplace;
  • make your business stand out from others;
  • improve staff retention; and
  • reduce recruitment and training costs.

The event is one of hundreds that will be held all around the country and will involve colleges, training providers, local business and students will be invited not only from Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School, but from Hyndburn, Pendle, Burnley and the Ribble Valley.  If you are a business thinking of having an apprentice starting in September 2013 , then this is your opportunity to come and sign someone up!


“It’s the Final Countdown”…..Rock Of Ages!!!!

March 6, 2013 in Drama, Front Page News, Music, Parents, Staff, Students by Miss A Booth

I have not had “Too much time on my hands” as “More than words” can tell you we have all been working very hard so you can have “Nothing but a good time”, I “Can’t fight this feeling” that this will be the best show we have done so far. You are “Wanted dead or alive” at our production of “Rock of Ages. So “Cum on feel the noise” “We’re not going to take it” if you don’t BUY TICKETS. “The search is over” for the best thing to “Hit…” Oswaldtwistle this year…”Don’t stop Believin’ ” Get involved in “The heat of the moment”


Good news!

March 6, 2013 in Front Page News, Parents by Rhyddings

As you may have seen recently in the Lancashire Telegraph, Rhyddings has been awarded a grant of £269 088 in order to overhaul all of the toilets in the main building. The design work will commence shortly so that construction can get under way as soon as possible.

We would like to thank Mrs Smalley and the Student Voice team responsible for putting the bid together – congratulations on your success!


Technology Competition

March 6, 2013 in D&T, Front Page News, Letters by Mr D Scott


Leading Edge Quiz Winners!

March 6, 2013 in Able, Gifted and Talented, Front Page News, Social Learning Base by Mrs G Beniston

Congratulations to the Rhyddings Quiz Team who came 1st in the Leading Edge Quiz against 3 other local schools on Monday night!   Emily Berry, Muhammad Iqbal, Damon Smith, Autumn Bibby, Charlotte Allonby, Leo Smith, Lucy Fox and Tutu Mukelabai made up the team.  They all showed fantastic team spirit and supported each other through some really challenging rounds!


School Camp – Cefn Wales 2013

March 4, 2013 in Front Page News, Parents, Students by Mr G Fielding

Places are going fast for our School Camp on June 24th – 28th this year.

It is open to Years 7, 8 and 9. The cost is £199. A non refundable deposit of £50 is required, the balance to be paid by 31st May. Students with participate in team games, sports, wet and wild day and given the choice of either paint balling or quad biking. Please see Mr Fielding for a form or your Year Leader.


Climate Week 2013

March 4, 2013 in Front Page News, Geography, Parents, Staff, Students by Miss R Masefield

This week is Climate Week 2013. It is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign. In your Geography lessons this week you will be  spending some time looking at the impacts of climate change and how we can do our bit to protect our planet and create a secure future.

Your global footprint is just one way of measuring how your lifestyle can impact our planet.

This week the Geography department is running a competition to find out who has the smallest global footprint in the school! All you have to do is click on the link.

You need to create a username and use “Rhyddings” when you are asked for the name of your school. Complete the questions and then email either myself (masefieldr@rhyddings.co.uk), Mr. Barnes (barnest@rhyddings.co.uk) or your Geography teacher your results!

The competition deadline is Wednesday March 13th. The 3 students with the lowest footprints will be selected and receive a prize! We are also looking to see which members of staff have the smallest footprint too!

Good luck!
Miss Masefield