Arts Mark Gold!!! Nominated for more awards. Well done EVOLVE….

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We have been invited to a Curious Minds event on Tuesday 11th February. We have been nominated for “Excellence in the development of children’s and young people’s leadership skills through art and culture” and “Outstanding practice in teaching and learning through arts and culture embedded in the curriculum.”

If we are successful we will get outside artists in to work at Rhyddings for free on projects with us. Well done to all students and staff involved in EVOLVE!!!

Masterchef Results – Round 3

Round 3 of Rhyddings Masterchef was the Mystery Box challenge. Students were told to prepare recipes and ingredients that could be used with either chicken, beef or pork – they wouldn’t know which protein they would get until they started the challenge. Miss Greenhalgh and I were amazed at the quality of dishes produced and the skill and creativity displayed by students. Our top five students – Ryan Richardson, Morgan Herne, Luke Tomlinson, Thomas Gales-Ellis and Grace Haworth – were only separated by one and a half points!

Congratulations to the following students who are through to the Quarter Finals: Ryan Richardson, Morgan Herne, Luke Tomlinson, Thomas Gales-Ellis, Grace Haworth, Jack Barnes, Tutu Mukelabai and Becky Gibson. We look forward to seeing you cook up a storm in Indian Week! We will also have a guest judge in to see how you go…

Year 7 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 6th February

The Year 7 Parents’ Evening will be held between the hours of 3.45pm and 6:15pm Thursday 6th February 2014.

It is vital that parents and carers take this opportunity to speak to staff to discuss their child’s progress in each subject.  The Year Leaders and our SENCO will also be available to speak to on the evening.

Students will given appointment sheets on the week beginning the 27th January, which must be completed before the evening, to provide you with the opportunity to speak to individual subject teachers.

We look forward to meeting you on the 6th February and thank you for your continued support and co-operation. If you are unable to attend but do wish to speak to the relevant teachers please contact us to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.

Mrs McCrae and Ms Keough
Year 7 Year Leaders

Year 11 Parents’ Evening

May we take this opportunity to thank all the parents and carers who attended last night’s event.

The Year Leaders, Mrs Reilly and Ms Greenwood said, “It was wonderful to see so many parents and carers come into school, especially on such an atrocious evening.”

Once again, if you were unable to attend or have any queries please contact the Year Leaders to make an appointment at a mutually convenient time.

Ms S J Uttley
Head of KS4

Vivo Update

It’s been an exciting start to the term, with lots of Vivos being awarded around the school. Each of our top Vivo earners from last week earned themselves at least V50 each in just one week! Well done to our top five students:

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1. Austin Moore (10PF)
2. Josh Slater (8LP)
3. Umar Gul (10LM)
4. Millie Landon (11AB)
5. Jack Barnes (9DS)

Congratulations also to our top five forms: 7AG, 7VG, 10PF, 7JY and 8LP.

This week we’ve had two students join the Vivo Gold Club – Callum Duxbury (10SB) and Kiran Akbar (11MC). Remember that you need to have earned V1000 if you’re in years 8-11, or V500 if you’re in year 7, in order to join the Gold Club. We’ll be doing reward lunches later in the year, and we’re working on some new Gold Club rewards as well.

Please remember to pick up any rewards that you have purchased from me – Tuesday-Friday, before or after school only.

Miss Bedwell.

Austin Moore: Metal Fabrication Champion

Thank you to Austin Moore (10PF) who, after discussion with Mr Scott yesterday, designed a clay extruder for use by students from Crosshill Special School in their Design and Technology lessons at Rhyddings. After doing some research on existing products – which cost around £90 each – Austin adapted the design to suit the needs of the students as well as the materials available to him, and fabricated it at home last night. It’s currently in use with students as they make their own clay pots. Well done Austin!

Masterchef Round 2 Results

Round 2, in a break with tradition, was dessert week. Students were invited to show their creative flair and to produce any dessert, and Miss Greenhalgh and I were both impressed and very full by the end of the judging! Congratulations to all students who cooked in this round. Due to the unexpected withdrawal from the competition by two students, Miss Greenhalgh and I have decided to not eliminate anybody this week!

Students need to keep an eye on their school email over the next day or two, in order to get their instructions for next week. In the meantime, enjoy getting a little peek at what goes on in the Rhyddings Masterchef competition!