YEAR 7 AND YEAR 8 TOP TWENTY EFFORT SCORES
Well done to all of the following who have the highest effort scores in their year group, and who are well on their way to earning an invitation to our summer celebration evening.
In Year 7 they are Emily Adair, Ava Bagshaw, Charlie Ball, Thea Beesley, Hugo Burns-Danforth, Hollie Coulthard, Sam Courtman, Samuel Dobronics, Amelia Edwards, Millie Edwards, Benjamin Fasey, Lucy Foster, Billie Hedley, Holly Hemingway, Florence Hills, Kiran Hussain, Alizee Joly, Mary Latham, Zhou Lowton, Allix McGrath, Sarah Mohamadi, Kirtan Roth, Joel Sergeant, Lily Slater, Lucy Stanton, Sophia Towns, James Tucker, Millie Wilson, Aimee Wiltshire, and Taylor Wise.
In Year 8 they are James Ball, Lauren Ball, Megan Beesley, Holly Burns-Danforth, Isabel Couldwell, Eleanor Day, Emma Dodsworth, Lily Dunlop, Millicent Heffernan, Charlotte Hemsley, Matthew Hill, Ella Hulbert, Mollie Jones, Eve Kavanagh, William Lee, Beth Lloyd, Lily Oakley-O’Brien, Maya Schottler, Sophie Skelton, Jessica Speight, Yasmin Suttle, Madeleine Thompson, Liberty Wallis.
Well done to Sophia Towns, Annaliese Irwin, Millie Edwards, Charlie Ball and Holly Burns-Danforth, all of whom have earned Edge Apprentice Awards this week.
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARK RUN
Our girls from fitness/running club were given the opportunity to challenge their aerobic endurance by taking part in a 5km fun run at Temple Newsam. Mr Potter, Mrs Hessey and Mr McKernan also came along to take on the challenge. Our students did amazingly well, all completing the run in under 40 minutes. Well done to Saskia Irwin, Anna Irwin, Freya Salt Smith, Lucy Morgan, Maisie Trutch, Sophia Towns, Millie Edwards, Maya Schottler, Nadia Schottler and Abbie Dunwell, (who completed the run in under 24 minutes). Mrs Potter was really proud of them all.
PiXL HIGH 5 CONFERENCES
This week we had two groups of students attend the PiXL High 5 conferences at the Harrogate international Centre, one from English and one from Maths. In each of these, students were walked through key Grade 5 topics, revising the key methods to use, how to break questions down and how to gain crucial marks. The students worked incredibly hard answering questions and discussing their solutions. It was a high paced, high challenge morning.
MAXIMISING YOUR POTENTIAL WORKSHOP
On Tuesday, Year 11 all participated in a ‘Maximising Your Potential’ seminar, which was undertaken, at the request of the organisers, at examination desks! The session was led by former BBC journalist Jeremy Dry. Harvey Douglas describes his morning: “Jeremy has a passionate belief that every young person can step out of the ordinary to make him or herself extraordinary. The morning consisted of an enthralling two hour presentation called Maximise Your Potential, inspiring and captivating the year group and we learnt loads, including breathing techniques and revision strategies that help us in achieving our end of year targets.”
It was brilliant to congratulate Christian Boden (Cooper); Freya Smith (Donaldson); Liberty Wallis and Alex Williams (Thompson) on their Silver Awards.
There were also some very well deserved Bronze Awards for Emily Hawkins (Bucktrout); Lucas Johnson, Charlie Bennett-Whitmore, Joshua Clayforth, Chloe Jarvis, Lily Dowson and Harvey Douglas (Cooper); Hannah Kilvington and Kyle Mallory (Donaldson) and Max Sleight and Thalia Macey (Thompson)
Congratulations to David Mawson (Bucktrout) who won the Roper Cup, and also to Freya Salt-Smith and Declan Tasker (Bucktrout); Joshua Clayforth and Lucy Cheetham (Cooper) and Ethan Hodgson, Joshua Duffy (Donaldson); and Megan Watson-Tarpey (Thompson) who all had an excellent week.
HOT CHOC FRIDAY
It was a joy to spend break today with Raine Ambler and Molly Beadle for #HotChocFriday, two exceptional students who are working hard. Mrs Westerman and I were impressed with their maturity.
SIXTH FORM NEWS
Bethan Keighley, Hannah Sharpe and Megan Law attended a Pathology Open Day at the old medical school at the LGI. They attended lectures, lab tours and practicals in the field of Biomedical Sciences which each of them are considering for university. Megan said “It was a really interesting experience, I got a good idea of what a university degree in Biomedicine is like, including the smells!”
Last Friday, a group of our BTEC Football scholars completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. They did really well, finishing in 10 hours, and raising £1,100 for the Children’s Heart Unit at LGI.
They have also been working with the Premier League Primary Stars initiative with Gary Monk, Manager of Leeds United, and have been in to Thorner Primary School and reading with the children.
The Y11 boys’ footballers played in two semi-finals this week, the first of which was on Tuesday against Ilkley Grammar School. We got off to the worst possible start conceding 3 goals in the first 10 minutes of the match, however, we regrouped and responded well with goals from Freddie Duggan and Usaama Yate. We were caught twice on the counter attack, and lost 6-3. Joe Clark was our player of the match for an excellent display in defence.
The second match was against a very strong Cardinal Heenan side and we raced into a 4 goal lead within the first 20 minutes, and won 6-0. Mr Potter describes this as, ‘one of the most complete performances I have ever seen in school football. Every player was brilliant, fighting for everything, showing determination and togetherness whilst also showing composure and outstanding ability with the ball’. James Lenighan, Liam Swift and Brandon Bennett-Whitmore scored the goals, but every player was exceptional. Max Johnson was player of the match.
The boys will now play in the Champions Final at South Leeds Stadium on Monday 8th May at 7.30pm, all support is welcome.
On Wednesday our Year 8 Sports Leaders helped with the organisation and umpiring of the Primary Mini Tennis finals in our tennis centre, for 9 primary schools, Colton, Crossley St, Deighton Gates, East Garforth, Grange Farm, St Benedicts, St Edwards, St Nicholas and White Laith. . The Sports Leaders did a fantastic job again and were a credit to the school. Thank you to Lewis Bailey-Hague, Lauren Ball, Megan Beesley, Emma Dodsworth, Mollie Jones, Lily Oakley- O’Brien, Freya Salt-Smith, Maya Schottler, Freya Smith, Yasmin Suttle and Maddie Thompson.
There is free tennis coaching available for our students on a Saturday from Angela Crossley taking place from 9-10am on the indoors courts. Please email Angela if you are interested in this opportunity.
We wish all the boys heading to Skegness this weekend for the Festival of Football every success. You can follow their progress on Twitter, using #BostonInSkegness.
Thank you for your continuing support for our school; I hope you all have a good bank holiday weekend,
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