Rossett Update - 12 October 2018
Art students visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Gallery
In support of their GCSE Art studies, students in Year 9 and 10 enjoyed visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Gallery on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Experiencing original art in a gallery and outdoor setting is important for GCSE students, and all those who took part in this visit gained a fantastic insight into the working practices and outcomes of some of the world’s most significant sculptors.
As a Stonewall Champion School, tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviours, Rossett always seeks to promote and celebrate difference. Our LGBTQ+ group hosted a Bake Sale on Thursday to mark National Coming Out Day 2018 – celebrating those in the LGBTQ+ community being open about who they are with family and friends and the world for the first time. They raised over £120 for Stonewall UK – thank you to everyone who supported this event.
Prince’s Trust Awards Ceremony
On Thursday evening Abbas Hassan, one of our Year 11 students, received a regional Young Achiever Award at a prestigious Prince’s Trust Awards ceremony in Leeds. The award recognises young people who have struggled through unimaginable difficulties to transform their lives. Abbas has been involved with the Prince’s Trust since joining Rossett School from Sudan; he will now be considered for the National Young Achiever award. All at Rossett are incredibly proud of Abbas and this fantastic achievement!
September Surprise – Thursday 18 October, 6.30pm
We still have a limited number of tickets available for our September Surprise Concert which takes place on Thursday 18 October (that’s the surprise!). The concert is at 6.30pm in the Main Hall. During the first few weeks at school, Year 7 are busy in their music lessons learning a selection of songs to perform at this event – it promises to be a great evening! Tickets can be purchased via the Finance Office at just £3 per ticket click the link for more information.
Year 11 ‘Supporting Your Child’ Evening: Thursday 25 October 2018, 6-8pm
As part of our continued commitment to helping students achieve their best possible grades at GCSE, and with the exam period fast approaching, we would like to invite all parents/carers of Year 11 students to our ‘Supporting Your Child’ event in the Sixth Form Centre on Thursday 25 October between 6-8pm.
This informal evening will offer practical advice and useful revision tips/techniques, as well as information about support material and how to prepare a revision plan; Revision guides, past papers and other resources will be discussed on the evening and information regarding how to source these valuable aids will be given.
As you will be aware all students in England who fail to achieve a 4 or above in GCSE Maths and English have to continue studying these subjects post-16. We have therefore organised two dedicated English and Maths sessions during the evening to ensure that parents are equipped with the necessary information to guide their child to success in these two important subject areas in their Year 11 studies.
Parental support is essential during this crucial period and this informative evening will offer excellent advice and guidance to enable you to help your child. If you would like to attend, please follow the link xxxxxxxxxxx to register to enable us to plan resources accordingly. Last year the event was very well-attended and we look forward to welcoming you on the evening.
‘Re-start a Heart’ Day – Tuesday 16 October
To recognise the national initiative ‘Re-start a Heart Day’, Ms Rogers, our First Aid & Health Manager, and the First Aid team will be teaching Year 7s hands-only CPR.
During lunchtime, there will be resuscitation demonstrations in the main hall to songs that provide the correct beat for effective CPR; this method of teaching allows children especially to work out the rhythm necessary for effective life-saving. At Form Time, all students will see the ‘mini Vinnie’ clip and Form Teachers will discuss with their students the importance of helping others and how emergency first aid can save lives.
- Year 9A boys’ football team who progress to the next round of the County Cup with a 7-1 win against Risedale;
- Year 9A boys’ football who won 5-0 against Roundhay in the National Cup;
- Year 11 boys’ rugby team – a fantastic performance beating South Craven and Bingley Grammar School.
What’s happening next week …
Tuesday 16 October
- Re-start a Heart Day @ Rossett;
Thursday 18 October
- September Surprise Concert, starring Year 7 musicians - 6.30pm in the Main Hall.
- As we approach half term, the Pastoral Teams for Years 7-11 will be giving advice to students regarding how to stay safe during Halloween (31 October, in half term) and Bonfire Night (5 November, which is the evening of the first day back after half term). We would ask that parents support us in our endeavours to keep students safe by talking about these celebrations at home.