Once again, our pupils have been filling Christmas boxes to send to deprived children in Eastern Europe. The pupils are supporting the “Love in a Box” Children in Distress Appeal which helps children in Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova, many of whom live in orphanages or are suffering from terminal illnesses.
Pupils were asked to fill a shoebox with a selection of gifts – flannel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, gloves, scarf, hat, socks, tights, comb, brush, hair accessories, sweets, cuddly toy, colouring books, notebooks, pencils, pens, felt tips, puzzles and a Christmas card. The boxes were then covered in Christmas wrapping paper and labelled for a boy or a girl and the recommended age.
This year we filled over 40 boxes. I am reminded each year what caring and thoughtful pupils we have at our school. Many thanks to everybody who took part.
On Friday last week, all of Year 9 visited one of three universities, York, York St John or University of Hull (Scarborough Campus). They had campus tours, found out about the life of a student, including finance and budgeting and discovered how many varied degree courses there are on offer. Everyone enjoyed themselves, some students on the York University visit wanted to stay in the library for the weekend to look at all the books and resources.
As part of our Challenge Wednesday programme, 16 students in years 7 and 8 took part in a performance called Billy Big Boots. The play explored issues of bullying head on and resolved with the bully, Billy, seeing the error of his ways.
The students performed to year 5 and 6 at Danby School and we were very well received. They also took part in a drama workshop with the Danby students before we returned home.
I am very proud that our students managed to rehearse the play in just 10 hours and perform the play in the last week of the Wednesday cycle. They have all shown that they are: RESILIENT, RESOURCEFUL, RESPONSIBLE, REASONABLE AND REFLECTIVE.
This morning all year 7 & 8 and some year 9 students went to the Scarborough Engineering Event. After a presentation from Simon Watt, a C4 science presenter, students went round three zones; Engineering, Education and a F1 in Schools Zone. In each zone pupils had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. These included virtual reality kits, Formula One cars, rockets, simulators, electric cars, and a AMRC engineering vehicle. A great time was had by all – everyone agreed it just wasn’t long enough.STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
Seventeen local schools came together to take part in the annual year 5/6 boys football tournament at Eskdale School. The event is run by year 9 Eskdale P.E students whom choose to take an extra leadership course in their final year. The weather was windy and cold but the players still turned out and gave it their all. The small schools competition was won by Danby school, closely followed by Egton and then Lealholm. Lythe and Fylingdales triumphed in the medium school tournament coming joint first but Lythe took the title on goal difference, Ruswarp followed in third place. The large school competition was also very tight, Stakesby were the outright winners, followed by East Whitby, Airy Hill and Seton. Second place went to Seton on goals and third to Airy Hill. Many thanks to all who made the afternoon a success.