Rossett News Update – 15 April 2016

RN1Sensory Room and Garden

As part of our Social Inclusion unit we are introducing a Sensory Garden in the school grounds and a Sensory Room within the school and I was delighted to open the Sensory Room this week.  Our students with Special Educational Needs and disability have been involved in the development of these projects and will benefit from the many sensory experiences that the room and garden will offer.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Clark for her amazing fund raising skills which have made it possible to move forward with these projects.



Science Roadshow – RAF Education ProgrammeRN2

This week Year 8 students took part in some exciting experiments at a science roadshow delivered on behalf of the RAF. They explored drones, balloons, airships and even jet engines and learnt about the microlight world altitude record and the physics behind how the RAF achieved their goal.

Theatre Performance ‘Chelsea’s Choice’

This week Year 9s attended a theatre performance to raise their awareness of the issues of Child Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking, the ‘Grooming Process’, Healthy Relationships, and Safe Internet Use. The play is based on a true story, about a girl who falls victim to exploitation; and the characters examine the story, and attempt to understand what happened to the victim and how it could have been prevented.  Our aim was to discuss these difficult issues in a safe environment and make our students aware of where to go for help.

Feedback from our staff: “Great that students have been made aware of these issues that exist in society, and it will help them realise if exploitation is happening to themselves or others”.

Feedback from our students: “Hard-hitting, serious, and thought-provoking”, “Every Year 9 across the country should see this and every Year 9 group in the future”.

Feedback from organisers: “students were hooked on the story; you could have heard a pin drop in the hall at Rossett”.

Head Boy and Head Girl HustingsRN3

The hustings for Head Boy and Head Girl took place this week. I was extremely impressed by the level of maturity and confidence demonstrated by the candidates, they were all fantastic ambassadors for Rossett Sixth Form. Congratulations to:

Deputy Head Boy: Dylan Bahia                      Head Boy: Dan Corazzi

Deputy Head Girl: Ellie Watson-Hornsby          Head Girl: Sophie Lee





Fund raisingRN4

Congratulations to Sarah Monkman (Year 12) who took part in a sponsored sky dive in March raising £850 for St Michael’s Hospice 

Junior First Aid Team

This week has seen the first meeting of our junior First Aid Team.  A group of 20 Year 7 and 8 students met with Ms Rogers, our First Aid & Health Manager, and Sixth Formers Jess Walker and Sam McKenzie.  Their mission is to learn First Aid and have some fun whilst working on self-confidence and communications skills and gaining their Level 1 First Aid qualification.

Our senior First Aid Team will be taking their Level 3 exams which include a written paper plus practical assessments and they will be using the new defibrillator trainer that has just arrived in school. 

Liverpool team misses out on University Challenge finalRN5

Congratulations to former student, Jenny McLoughlin who was a member of the University of Liverpool team on University Challenge and just missed out on the final after being defeated by St John’s College Oxford.

Jenny is studying Biological and Medical Sciences.

RN6Congratulations to …

What’s happening next week …

8-22 April – American Exchange students in Harrogate

Monday 18 April

Tuesday 19 April

Wednesday 20 April

Friday 22 April

Ms Woodcock