Rossett News Update – 18 May 2018

‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project

As part of the ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project, Matthew Girven and Imogen Fisher were interviewed on Radio York on Wednesday 16 May.  They were guests on the late afternoon show and spoke about their experience on the project and their visit to Auschwitz.  Please click here to hear the interview – Matthew and Imogen have been fantastic ambassadors for Rossett.

Young Pea Chef of the Year competition

Emily Girven:  Pitta Pea-amole

Poppy Mortimer – Plaited pea bread

Congratulations to Emily Girven and Poppy Mortimer (Year 7) who have reached the finals of the Young Pea Chef of the Year competition.

The brief: to create a delicious dish using Britain’s favourite family vegetable, the pea!

The winners will be decided by an online vote, which can be accessed by the following link   The voting takes place on ‘Facebook’ and our student would appreciate your support and, more importantly, your votes.

Year 11 Leavers’ Arrangements

Wednesday 23 May:  Period 2: Celebration Assembly

Friday 25 May:  9.30-11.45am: English exam

12-12.30pm: Form time in Sixth Form Centre

12.30-1.15pm Celebrations with food provided, autographs, yearbooks and hoodies

1.15pm: all Year 11 students leave

Students can access school buses at 3.10pm from the Rossett site.

Robot Workshop – Princes Trust

Next Monday twelve of our young people on the Vocational Studies Princes Trust Achieve programme will be attending a Robot Workshop which will include science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), with a hint of geometry, computer science and other interrelated subjects.  Those students taking part will need to demonstrate problem solving skills, teamwork, creativity and fun, using various engineering elements.

Lunchtime arrangements

The national external examinations timetable starts every year in May and involves students in Years 9-13 taking formal GCSE and A Level qualifications.  As a result of this demand we always alter temporarily – the timing of the lunch hour.  Instead of an early and late lunch we have one ‘whole school’ lunch hour, as we used to do some years ago.  This change lasts for the period of the summer examinations only and is at a time when older students are on study leave.  We thank all students and parents for their support and patience with this adjustment.  Normal service will be resumed on Monday 18 June.

St John Ambulance CPR Award and Schools’ Defibrillator Award

Ms Rogers (First Aid & Health Manager) is offering CPR and defibrillator to students in Year 7 – Year 12.  The training will take place after school on Thursdays (15.15 – 16.20) for six weeks commencing after the May half-term holiday.

This training would be useful to students wanting to take careers in the NHS, uniformed services, Cadets, baby sitters and those learning to drive and for anyone wishing to join the school’s First Aid Team.

The CPR award is certified by St John Ambulance and can be awarded at 3 levels making it suitable for all ages and abilities and the course will include:

Incident management

999/112 calls


Recovery position




Community CPR and defibrillator use.

End assessment at Levels 1-3.

The course is free and requires at least 5 weeks’ attendance including the last week assessment.  Any students interested should sign up by Wednesday 6 June at the First Aid Office by Student Reception.

Important Notice: Harrogate and Richmond Area – School Transport Review Consultation

Please be aware NYCC is in the process of re-tendering its bus services for 2019 and is inviting feedback for all bus routes supplying the Harrogate area – Bus numbers 780-785, and 610-640.   Please address any comments directly to the NYCC e-mail address in the attached link. We would encourage parents to find the time to comment, even if it is just to say how much you value having the service and what problems you might have if such services were withdrawn or reduced. Thank you.

Department for Transport Traffic Survey

Nationwide Data Collection have been appointed to carry out 12-hour two-way traffic surveys as part of the Department for Transport’s annual link count programme. They have asked that we let parents know that they have a site where enumerators will be parked at the roadside counting vehicles on Pannal Ash Road on 23 May 2018.


As Ramadan approaches I would like to confirm the school’s commitment to work with our Muslim students and their families during this time and would ask that parents contact their child’s year office so that we can support our students in their religious observance during both usual school time and examinations.

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What’s happening next week …

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Ms Woodcock