Rossett News Update – 3 November 2017

Lecture by Lord Robert Winston

On Tuesday 7 November Sixth Form Science students will attend a lecture by Lord Robert Winston (Professor of Science and Society, medical doctor and television presenter). The topic of the Lecture is ‘Why Science Matters’ and students will also have an opportunity at the end of the lecture to ask questions.

Children in Need

We were delighted to learn this week that Rossett was one of the top school fundraisers for BBC Children in Need in 2016 and we have been asked to say a big THANK YOU to our students, parents/carers and wider school community for your support.

With the money that we have raised, Children in Need have provided grants to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

We will be supporting Children in Need again this year on Friday 17 November and are asking for a donation of £2 for students to come to school in non-uniform.

PTA Quiz Night – Friday 17 November

Tickets are still available for the PTA Quiz Night and are priced at just £8 each to include a fish and chip supper or vegetarian alternative.  There will be a bar available on the night too.  Teams are welcome (max of 8 people) or, for small groups, the PTA will organise a team.  Doors open at 6.30pm and the quiz starts at 7pm.  We hope you will join us for a fun-filled evening.  Please click the link for further details:

Strategic Plan for SEND provision in North Yorkshire – new November parent and carer engagement dates

The local authority is in the latter stages of reviewing provision for children and young people with SEND. A Strategic Plan for SEND provision and a capital plan will be published in March 2018. There are some further parent and carer informal engagement meetings planned for November in relation to the SEND Strategic Plan. Further information can be found at the following links: 

American Exchange (more than 30 years of transatlantic friendship)

Rossett students have returned from another excellent exchange with Falmouth Middle School in Maine, USA.  We have also received a card from the Headteacher at Falmouth thanking our students and staff ‘they have been a lovely group and we have truly enjoyed their company.  I believe the experience was educational, informative and memorable for all and we look forward to continued communication between our schools.’ Students were involved in a variety of educational and leisure activities including visiting a pumpkin farm and the planetarium at the University of Southern Maine; trekking in Bradbury Mountain and completing a visit to Boston which included a Duck Tour. Visits to the Red Sox and Faneuil Hall gave them a rich cultural insight into the sporting life and history of the region.   We look forward to welcoming their return trip in April 2018.

Battlefields Trip

Students have also returned from visiting the battlefields of Belgium and France during half term.  They had another successful trip experiencing the thought-provoking reality of trench warfare and death cells and also studied some of the memorial sites.  One of the highlights of their trip was the laying of a wreath at the Menin Gate on behalf of the school.

Remembrance Day

As we do every year, we will be holding a two minute silence next Friday to commemorate Remembrance Day and students will be selling poppies in school next week for a suggested donation of £1.

Restart a Heart Day

We are delighted to report that our students have raised over £1000 – the target needed to provide a defibrillator for the local community.  We are very proud of our students who participated and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported this event.

Congratulations to …

What’s happening next week …

Tuesday 7 November

Thursday 9 November

Friday 10 November

Ms Woodcock