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Weekly Update Week 7

Nearly at the end of the first half term, it has flown by! It is slightly worrying to think that by the end of next week we will have completed 20% of the year. Here are some of the events from this week.

Attitude to Learning Grades will be sent in the post to you on Monday. At YHS the most accurate indicator of achieving your potential is an ATL of 2 or better. Here are some of the things that have taken place this week.

Child Development (Mrs Nicholas)

The Year 11 Child Development went on their first visit to The Woodland Adventure Company, where they stepped out of their comfort zones to observe a child at play, as part of their coursework.

Adam (the leader) showed us how to safely strip a piece of willow, which smelt of watermelon, to make fairy wands, with feathers and pine cones.

Our pupils worked hard to engage the young children and their parents in play activities, they made dens with branches and sticks, chatted with a squirrel puppet, talked about fairy houses, built towers, collected sticks, pine cones and leaves and played hide and seek.

We were treated to hot chocolate, popcorn and toasted marshmallows around the fire before we came back to school.

The highlight for Mr Walker and myself was watching the girls run off screaming and laughing, into the woods, whilst Adam chased them with a super soaker, during a game called ‘hunted’, most of them made it back to the tree of safety, dry.

Sports News (Mr Crane)

The Year 7 football team unfortunately went down 6 – 0 to Tadcaster a school twice the size of YHS. Well done to Kane who was superb in the way he kept on going and going.

York High School took 2 teams to Archbishops Holgate School to take part in a rugby league festival run by York City Knights. The Year 7 team played 4 matches beating Fulford and Vale of York and drawing with Archbishops Holgate and King James from Knaresborough. They were excellent throughout the tournament and dominated all their matches and were unlucky not to win all four.

The Year 9 team played 4 matches beating Vale of York and Joseph Rowntree and drawing with Fulford and Archbishops Holgate. Outstanding effort and performance from this team. Fantastic sportsmanship shown throughout the tournament by all the players.

Year 7 team: Connor D, Oliver H, Harri A, Stan C, Mattie N, Matthew E, Fletcher S, Jack W, Kio N and Archie M.

Year 9 team: Reece S, Taylor B, Brad A, Hayden W, Leon N, George D, Jake D, Jake I, Connor M, Bailey C, Kenzie W (Year 8 playing up a year group!).

Next week we are looking forward to welcoming Year 7 parents to the meet the tutor evening on Wednesday night. Appointment slips have gone home today. Please check your children's bags!

All the best for the weekend

Come on England in the Rugby World Cup!

Rod Sims