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Finally Spring is here, and associated with that are all the problems of warm classrooms, changing uniform issues and the misuse of water bottles.  I am so glad after the constant grey that we have had for so long.

In what is now becoming a tradition the Anime club celebrated the arrival of Spring with the Cherry Blossom picnic.  The fact that a Japanese festival is so popular with our students is fantastic.

It is so hard at this time of year to get the message for Year 11’s right. Some are not working hard enough and some are working too hard. For those who are finding it quite stressful here is the link to some advice on our YHS – Cares website


We competed on Thursday in the UK Regional (Yorkshire & Humberside) Maths team challenge where we finished 17th.  Well done to the team.


On Tuesday our year 8 Blue Skies students visited RAF Linton On Ouse.

The day started with discussion on teams and life choices, from there they moved on to the helicopter simulators learning how the flight crew operates as a team and gaining first-hand experience of key skills communication and team work are which is something the programme is keen to instill in the young people. The team then jumped straight in to a communication activity practicing the skills they had heard about earlier. After lunch in the mess the team headed in to the woods to learn survival skills. It is safe to say if any of the Blue Skies students need to make a fire it won’t be a problem!

Thank you very much to Mr Clayton and Andrew Bowden (JET Youth Liaison Officer)