Rossett News Update – 16 March 2018

CHANGE OF DATE – DofE Student Training Day

Due to the predicted weather conditions this weekend the DofE Student Training Day which was due to be held this Saturday has been moved to Saturday 24 March 2018.

Top Sporting State Schools of 2017

Rossett has been named in the School Sport Magazine’s top 100 state schools for Sport in the UK.  This is based on twenty different sports and more than 120 national competitions, with more weighting given to success in a range of sports rather than single sports and competition with more teams competing.  The results are then input into a specially commissioned computer programme.

We are very proud of this recognition as the top 100 represents the top 3% of state schools in the country and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our students for their commitment, the parents for their support  and PE teachers and the other Rossett staff who run extra curricular activities for all their hard work.

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Sports Relief – 23 March 2018

Sports Relief takes place between 17-23 March and on Friday 23 March students are invited to come to school wearing sports gear for a donation of £2.



We are delighted to report that Saxophonix have been invited to perform at the final concert of the Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama on Sunday evening.  The group made such an impression on the adjudicator that he has requested that they perform to a wider audience.  Congratulations to:

Katie Anderson, Chloe Ramsay, Niamh Cunningham, Sam Gilmartin, Emily Cawthorne, Lauren Edwards, Amy Potter, Alvie O’Brien, Cameron Rennison, Tashi Lewis, Caitlin Cunningham, Leah Waddington.

Sixth Form Calendar Dates

Dates Event
Mon 19 March – Fri 23 March Aspire Igen Careers interviews

6 Careers Advisors from Aspire Igen will be in school for five days to conduct one hour career appointments with every Year 12 student. We have tried to timetable the students when they are free however some students will miss a lesson.

Wed 23 May  

Year 13 Leavers’ Assembly and Study Leave

Period 4 in the Sixth Form Centre followed by refreshments.

Mon 4 June – Fri 15 June Year 12 teachers prepare students for mock exam week.
Mon 18 June – Fri 22 June Mock exams week

Students sit mock exams in subjects which they have not already sat as an AS exam (2 hour timetabled exam per subject). Year 12 students will be off timetable.

Mon 25 June – Fri 29 June Next Steps week

Monday:  Community enrichment day

Tuesday:  University options in school

Wednesday: Careers Day

Thursday: UCAS Convention – Leeds Beckett

Friday – York University trip / Apprenticeship Day

Mon 2 July – Fri 6 July All Year 12 students participate in one week of work experience in conjunction with NYBEP
Mon 9  July Mock exam feedback / A2 course introduction


Can You Make a Difference? campaign

Over the last six weeks Year 10s have been taking part in the group project ‘Can you make a difference? Campaign’.  Students were asked to choose a PSHE topic of interest and create and carry out a campaign around a specific issue, and reflect on their achievements in a final year group assembly. Students voted the overall winners as:

1st:    10CHL – Mental Health ‘R U OK?’

2nd:  10CJN – Dangers of Vaping

3rd:   10MCT – Body Image

Other projects included Knife Crime, School Uniform and US Politics.

WWF Earth Hour 2018

Next week students in Years 7-10 will be supporting the WWF Earth Hour 2018 campaign during PSHE and there will also be other events going on across the school to support this movement.

WWF’s Earth Hour is the biggest movement to protect our planet and has been supported by hundreds of millions of people around the planet.  Last year around 9 million took part in the UK alone.  Millions will mark Earth Hour by going ‘lights out’ for 60 minutes at 8.30pm on Saturday 24 March – a symbolic show of solidarity for the planet.  Please click the link for further details:

Outdoor First Aid

I am delighted to report that Keir Robson, Jason Twigg, Eve Pepper and Jack Lewis have all successfully completed the 8 hour outdoor first aid course covering key emergency procedures, CPR, choking, burns, allergic reactions, bandaging, hypothermia and heat stroke.

Sports Tour 2018 to East Anglia

The Year 8s + 9s Sports Tour departs next Thursday 22 March 2018 and returns on Sunday 25 March 2018. The tour will allow our school teams to compete against schools from the East Anglia area as well as participating in a range of adventure activities at the Kingswood Activity Centre such as archery, high ropes challenge, laser quest, night line, bush craft plus many more.

Congratulations to …

What’s happening next week …

Thursday 22 March

Friday 23 March

Saturday 24 March

Sunday 25 March

Ms Woodcock