YEAR 11 AND 13 PROMS
We were delighted to celebrate with Year 11 at their Prom last week. The young people distinguished themselves and we are so grateful to all the families who showed such commitment to making the evening such a special one. There is an album with more photos HERE.
Likewise we also bid farewell to our Year 13s with a Prom. As a part of their leadership of the Sixth Form the event was managed by Amreeta Sehmi and Haider Alam, who did a great job.
YEAR 12 GEOGRAPHY
Just look at these smiling faces! Our Year 12 Geographers travelled to Hornsea to investigate coastal defences and to discuss ideas for their individual coursework projects in Year 13. Despite inclement weather (we planned this trip for the height of summer!) they worked well, collecting data and practising fieldwork techniques in preparation for their coursework. They did, however, benefit from some hearty, warming fish and chips as a reward.
Congratulations to all of the following who were celebrated in PD Hour this week: Isabella Hanson, Emma Garlick, Louis Winn, Ella Ritchie, Miguel da Costa, Jasleen Osahan , Leah Turner, Arabella Williams, Alex Kay, George Stott, Jack Hunter, Eleanor Aitken, Jessica Scott, George Duncan, Millie Walton, Lizzy Pendleton, Keira Christopher and Kiran Hussain.
SHOWCASING YEAR 7 ENGLISH
Miss Forster’s Year 7s have almost finished studying “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”. They were asked to write one point per chapter for their homework as a refresher and they produced these beautiful pieces of work! We have some very hardworking young people.
On Tuesday evening we enjoyed a fantastic Summer concert. The theme was Music in Theatre and Films. The programme began with ‘Mamma Mia’ and ended with ‘The Greatest Showman’ and in between we were treated to music from ‘Trolls’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Cats’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’. There were excellent piano solos from Finlay Dunlop and Ciaran Connell, a vocal solo from Lily Hilton-Brooke and duets from Alex and Ava Williams and Nora Stark and Emma Garlick.
Some of our gifted musicians took part in the EPOS Music Inspiration day on Thursday. Forty students from the EPOS cluster gathered in our Main Hall to put on a concert in a day. The theme was ‘The Last night of the Proms and included ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’, ‘Tom Bowling’, ‘Hornpipe’, ‘Home sweet home’, ‘Arethusa’ and ‘Jerusalem’.
It is a huge ask to produce two concerts in a week, and we are indebted to Mrs Williams. Thank you to all who contributed to these events: Aidan Harris, Ciaran Connell, Alex Williams, Emily Hooks-Sellers, Sebastian Gray, Charlotte Hemsley, Finlay Dunlop, Daniel Hemsley, Ava Williams, Isabelle Harding, Megan Hatherley, Charis Varley, Sian Robinson, Annabelle Shepherd, Edward Thornton, Lily Hilton-Brooke, Emma Garlick, Matthew Haigh-Morris, Nora Stark, Joe Rudge, and Jessica Tucker. We are very proud of you.
The Year 7 cricket team played Roundhay on Thursday evening in a close game where everyone played their part; there were ten different players bowling and nine players batting for Boston Spa. Roundhay went into bat first and set a good total of 68 for 6 with Grace Sykes taking 2 wickets. Boston then batted with confidence and composure and with three balls remaining Harry Smith hit the winning runs taking us to 69 for 4. Our player of the game was Ollie Fraser-Smith who bowled 2 overs for 3 runs and got 1 wicket; with the bat he retired on 14 runs. It was a great team performance.