Year 9 went to Billingham Forum to ice skate. It was a brilliant day, we all had a great time. Lots of us fell and had the bruises to prove it. The students showed maturity in that they all behaved fantastically, they showed great stamina and perseverance as many of them had never skated before. Well done year 9!!
As part of our careers programme, all Year 9 students visited either the University of York, York St John or Hull (Scarborough campus). This was an opportunity to see what higher education is about and find out more about the courses available and how much it costs. Various activities were organised including campus tours, practical activities and games, all hosted by student ambassadors.
A group of Year 9 students visited Middlesbrough to see what a College of Further Education is like and the types of courses that they offer post 16. After a tour of the College and lunch in one of the cafes, students chose a workshop in either sport, catering, construction, childcare or media. These gave them an opportunity to see what the various departments did. One group in the media workshop produced this video.
Well done lads!
Some pupils have been having issues with logging on to Google Drive. This video takes you through the basics;
Throughout this academic year, staff and pupils are working together to develop and embed the notion of Responsibility. With this in mind, we enrolled our pupils to participate in a world record attempt today, Thursday 16th October. The event, Restart a Heart Day, has been launched by Resuscitation Council UK in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation. The challenge is to train as many young people in a single day in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). Approximately 56 schools in North Yorkshire participated with the hope of training 12,000 pupils. Our pupils received a lead up session about why it is important to learn CPR, appreciate why their own safety comes first and recognize when someone is in difficulty and when to take action. Throughout the morning four local volunteers gave first aid training: Jayne Scott, Helen Chapman, Steve Smith and paramedic Mike Picket. The school would like to thank them for their enthusiasm, support, patience and valuable time. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
“ I loved it! It was great to get first hand experience, although my hands were red raw by the end of the session! I think I might have broken a few imaginary ribs from pressing so hard! I was nervous at the start but having the songs ‘Nelly the Elephant’ and ‘Staying Alive’ really made it memorable. I feel more confident about doing CPR but I hope I never have to. “ – Year 8 pupil.
The mannequins that were used during the day are now to remain in school, with an aim of pupils taking them home and educate family members using their new knowledge and skills. However, as half the Year 9 cohort missed this event, their tutees will be to the test next week during form time and teach both their Form Tutors and peers how to perform CPR.
Today I hope your son / daughter came home describing their experience and all being well we will know in a few weeks if they were record breakers.
Two year 9 science groups worked with an education officer from the Smallpeice Trust to design and build a wind turbine, a reservoir and pumping system in order to create a sustainable island. The winning group were complemented on all aspects of their teamwork to produce the best overall results.