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Week 5 Update

Lots happening this week and I will let others tell you

Mr Kenny - PE

This week the Year 7 team had their first match of the season. It was a Cup fixture against Manor School. At half time the score was 0-0, two minutes later we scored, two minutes later Manor had equalised. We continued to match their play in all three thirds of the pitch but after an unfortunate error Manor scored. A great first effort for this team.

Year 8 travelled to Bootham School to meet a strong and well organised side. The outcome was our second loss. We know there are many aspects of our game which require attention and we will be focussing on these in training on a Monday night. 

Year 9 played at home against the Vale of York.  Once again we fielded a very strong team.  Outstanding performances from Ronnie K, Oliver B, Hayden W and our 'Rookie Goalkeeper' Kyle B helped us secure a 5-3 victory.

Miss Bettney – History

I just wanted to say how phenomenal the students I took to the History Masterclass (aspirations to study History at Uni) were last night at Bootham. An Oxford Historian ran a session on how to understand sources, as well as giving a bit of an insight into the Oxford application process, and our students were really engaged. Cam C and Kim C answered loads of questions, and were definitely rivalling some of the A Level students in the room.

Personally, I have spent the week showing parents round the school as a follow up to Open Evening, especially Hob Moor parents.  It was great to see so many and to showcase the excellent atmosphere and quality learning that was taking place.

On a more upsetting note I was spoken to by an elderly gentleman who was ridden into by one of our students who were riding their bikes on the path.  Some of the bikes that the boys are riding are heavy and large mountain bikes that do not belong on the path.  Parents please have a word with the kids about riding on the road please.  So far we have had an accident with a pushchair and now an accident with a pensioner.  It is not ok to ride bikes on the pavement.

Next week we have the expectations evening for Year 10 and 11 to give you an insight into the GCSE courses and how to help your kids revise.  The aim of the evening is 20 minutes from the stage then 40 minutes where you will be able to come away with resources for all subjects or at the very least to know what to order.

Have a great weekend

Rod Sims