Y11 Awards

y11awardwinnersThe achievements of Rhyddings’ recent Y11 leavers were celebrated at our annual awards ceremony at the Hope Centre, Oswaldtwistle, last week.

They were presented with their GCSE certificates, as well as some special awards for the highest achievers and most dedicated students.

In the wake of the recent attacks in Paris, Headteacher Paul Trickett’s speech focused on the themes of the French motto ‘Liberté, égalité, fraternité’ (freedom, equality and brotherhood) and how these are key principles on which to base our lives.

Guest speaker Marc Smith, a former Rhyddings student and now head of Year 10 at Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley, spoke to the students about the positive effect that attending Rhyddings had on his and his classmates’ careers.

He told the students: “Rhyddings gave me the best possible platform to succeed I could have asked for, it made me well rounded, well-educated and well prepared for what was to come and I hope that you all feel the same.

“In the future, I would enjoy nothing more than returning to my own school and community to work with the next generation of Rhyddings pupils. It would make me incredibly happy to introduce one of you as a guest speaker here in ten years’ time.”

Also shown was a short film by former Rhyddings student Paul Sparkes, co-owner of local media company Shooters Media. The film comprised of key clips of sporting, political and cultural events that happened whilst the students were at school, ending with the message ‘what comes next is up to you…’.

Special trophies were awarded to Lucy Fox, for her outstanding effort during her five years at school, Sarah Rothwell for outstanding academic achievement in her GCSEs, Mwitumwa Mukelabai for her service to the school, Amy Kershaw for her commitment to extra-curricular activities and Anthony Gibson for achieving well beyond expectations.

Year 10 Nursery Visit

gfThe Year 10 Health & Social care group have now completed their visit to Fairfield Children’s Centre. They found this to be a very informative way of gathering information for their portfolios they are undertaking in Year 10. The students made new friends as the little children enjoyed them taking time to talk to them and play with them. The students were all well behaved and said that it benefited them a great deal. Some of the students had been there themselves as ‘little children’ and had spoken to staff who remembered them! (Not sure if that was a good thing or not, being remembered from when you are 4!)


It was also lovely to see that three of our past students are now working there, either on placement or on a temporary contract. It must be said that I think Mr Fielding enjoyed himself immensely and as you can see this tired him out totally! (I could have put one of him dancing up, but didn’t want to subject you all to that sight!!)

Mrs Crawshaw

Year 7 Form Stars & Attendance Winners

This week’s winners are 7DJ with 97.4% knocking last week’s winners 7LP into 2nd place. Well done to all students in 7DJ.

Congratulations to this week’s form stars:

7AB Neave Molyneux

7DJ Ellie Thorpe

7LP Ellie Bryan

7CR Yusuf Ahmed

7PF Thomas Brett

All your vivo accounts have been credited so remember to check how many vivos you have.

Keep up the good work Year 7!

Mrs Cryne