Rossett News Update – 22 April 2016


American Exchange30

The 29th American Exchange has sadly come to an end. The Falmouth Exchange students left us on Wednesday morning to travel to London after a brilliant two weeks here. We would like to say a big thank to the families and students involved in the exchange for making the Falmouth students feel so welcome and ensuring they all had a fantastic time! As well as experiencing the English school curriculum, their days out ranged from walking the city walls in York to climbing at Brimham Rocks. They also spent time at the Royal Armouries in Leeds and Harrogate Pump Rooms.  They have spent the last two days of their trip enjoying the sights of London.

Any Year 8 students interested in taking part in next year’s exchange should contact Miss Barrow or Mr Blackburn for further details.

Chemistry Olympiad

Congratulations to Ellen Dunn and Jack Firth who achieved bronze certificates and Ryan Higlett, Samantha Lindsay, Dan Graves and Harry Brecken who received certificates of participation at the recent Chemistry Olympiad.  The students sat a 2 hour exam answering challenging question on topics as diverse as the chemistry of tungsten and the carbon dating of King Richard III’s bones. It required them to carry out complex calculations, discuss the bonding of compounds and use their knowledge of organic chemistry to work out how they could synthesise a medical drug. The paper tested many skills from A-level and beyond but by logically applying their Chemistry skills, our students were able to work through these complex problems.  We are very proud of their achievements.31

Year 7 Drama Club

The Year 7 Drama Club performed at Ashfield Court Care Home this week.  Their performance of ‘Top Secret’ was a great success and the students stayed to chat to residents post-performance.  The students were a credit to the school and they hope to return to Ashfield Court in the near future with their second mni production.

National Citizen Service

The  National Citizen Service came in to Rossett this week to run some ‘engagement activities’ for Year 11s to develop their team building skills via communication, leadership, planning and creativity. The feedback from the students was excellent and many have signed up for the NCS 3 week summer camps programme.  We have also arranged for the team to deliver a similar session to Year 10 and we have become a pilot school for this government-funded, not for profit organisation.32

Congratulations to …

Our County Cup Winners: the Year 11 football team who travelled all the way to Pickering to play St John Fishers in the final of the County Cup and won 4-3.  It was the least league game of their Key Stage 4 career and they exited at the top of their game.  Particular thanks to Mr O’Sullivan and Mr Wheatley for their support.

What’s happening next week …

Monday 25 April

Tuesday 26 April

Wednesday 27 April

Thursday 28 April

Ms Woodcock