ELLIOTT HUDSON COLLEGE BOSTON SPA
The contractors have moved in and within less than a week the interior of our old Sixth Form is unrecognisable.
This is the start of a £1,000,000 investment in Boston Spa Academy from The GORSE Academies Trust, beginning with the transformation of our Sixth Form block into Elliott Hudson College Boston Spa.
Less than a year ago we received our long-awaited Academy Order, with the promise to #BuildABetterBoston. We have, through the partnership with TGAT, been able to bring many improvements to build that outstanding school and part of that has to be the learning environment; there are few better ways to illustrate the genuine substance to the impact of Boston Spa joining TGAT than to see contractors on site. Their arrival has caused me to think much this week about all of you who fought so hard to secure our place within the Trust and I am thrilled that your support is bringing such an exciting development as Elliott Hudson College to our locality.
Our Year 9 GCSE Design and Technology class, taught by Miss Rawlings, have been experimenting with CAD/CAM, using polymers, timbers and adhesives to create these fantastic 3D, layered letters. Shown here is the work of Laila Holroyd, Alyssa Legault, Felicity Lawford, Tilly Brown, Isabella Wade, Maisie Trutch, Amelia Edwards, Hollie Coulthard and Diego Naylor.
Congratulations to all of the following who were sent to me this week for praise and recognition during PD Hour: Levi Harrison, Megan Sykes, Quinesha Loney, Lily Barton, Lillie Robinson, Callum George, Georgie Smith, Rajvir Panesar, Emma Richardson, Sam Dobronics, Oliver Thomas, Jessica Tucker, Amelia Bell, Megan Hatherley and Charlie Stirk.
BURNET NEWS CLUB
The Burnet News Club is a network of state school news clubs which develop young people’s critical thinking and literacy skills through open discussions about current affairs. We are pleased, along with all of the academies within The GORSE Academies Trust, to be members.
At the end of last half-term, we were looking at the topic of immigration and free movement. The pupils completed an ‘opinion wall’ on the debate of ‘should there be free movement?’ This half term the club will spend June and July exploring whose responsibility it is to address climate change, and what young people can do to make a difference. Students wanting to join this group should see Mr Easton.
On Wednesday, nine of our Year 9 Sports Leaders helped with the umpiring and scoring of the Primary School ‘Kwik Cricket’ finals at Wetherby Cricket Club. Eight teams took part, with Bardsey winning and Deighton Gates coming in second. Our Sports Leaders were Charlie Ball, Christian Boden, Bailey Clayton, Sam Courtman, Billie Hedley, Eva Jenkins, Sam Kilby, Luke Neary and Joe Young.The Year 8 girls participated in the Leeds Schools’ Rounders tournament this week. In the group stage the girls faced Brigshaw finishing with a draw but winning on ‘outs’. In game two we faced Morley, winning that game and with it the group stage.
The final was against hosts Temple Moor. We went into bat first and scored a respectable 6 and a half rounders with 3 outs. Temple Moor them batted and on the last bat matched our score of 6 and a half, again coming down to outs. We won the game with 4 outs – Champions of the Year 8 Leeds Schools’ Rounders competition!
The Year 7 cricket team played their first game of the season against St John Fisher Catholic High School of Harrogate. We lost the toss and were put into bat and we ended the 16 overs on a very respectable total of 87 for 2, with Oli Fraser-Smith and Harry Smith scoring 30 to give us a great platform. When we took the field Harry Smith took a hat-trick of wickets helping to put us firmly in the driving seat. We fielded with great confidence and maturity limiting St John Fisher to a score of 54 all out. A great start to what promises to be a very good season. Player of the game goes to our captain Harry Smith for his leadership on the pitch and his superb bowling.
A huge well done to the following year 7, 8 and 9 girls who stepped in at the last minute to play a rounders fixture against Brigshaw’s Year 10. Thank you to Emily Warbrick, Emily Hessey, Jessica Tucker, Megan Reynolds, Katie Mitchell, Grace Sykes, Megan Sykes and Poppy Burton. The girls played 3 innings batting first against a confident Year 10 Brigshaw fielding team, with the final score: Boston Spa 6, Brigshaw 9 and a half. Our player of the match was Jessica Tucker.