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Rossett News - 17 May 2019

Mental Health ribbonMental Health Awareness Week

For Mental Health Awareness Week, the students focused on the concept of body image through discussions in Form Time and PSHE. They explored the influence of the media on the creation of negative body image. They discussed how they can be reflective and resilient in the face of negative stereotypes and the impact of this on their own well-being.  Students were given strategies to manage exposure to such images including, looking more critically at the adverts they are exposed to and talking to trusted adults if they feel their perception of their body image is having a negative effect on their mental health.For further information and guidance visit the Young Minds website

art display 1Art and Design Technology Exhibition

On Thursday evening we welcomed parents of our Art and Design Technology students to an exhibition of their work.  The impressive array of art and technology work was on display throughout the Department and 'showcased' the work completed by the students for this year's GCSE and A Level examinations.  Visitors expressed their admiration at the remarkable talent on show; there was a celebratory atmosphere to the evening.

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Study Leave for Year 13

On Wednesday, Year 13 students attended a 'Leavers' Assembly' which included a collective celebration of their time at Rossett.  We wish them well with their forthcoming examinations and a happy and successful future, whether they are heading to university, college, apprenticeships or into the world of work.  A Level examinations take place between  20th May and 26th June  and following completion of these, Year 13 students will celebrate at their Prom which takes place on  27th June  at The Swan Hotel, Harrogate.

Year 9 MenACWY/DTP Vaccinations

The MenACWY  vaccinations for Year 9 students will take place on Thursday 6th June  - information has been emailed to all Year 9 parents and can be found here.  Please ensure that consent forms are returned to the NHS link NOT to the school. 

This vaccination helps protect students against four types of meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and septicaemia.  Students will also receive the DTP booster vaccine to help protect them against diptheria, tetanus and polio.  

Merv football match 2Mr Wilson Memorial Football Match

In remembrance of Mr Mervyn Wilson, Art and Photography teacher, who sadly died in April 2017, Rossett School teaching staff took on the James Wilson XI football team (comprising Mr Wilson's son and ex-Rossett students) in an exciting game that ended with Rossett staff losing 2-1. The staff goal came from the experienced Mr Fenton, demonstrating that he hadn't lost his touch!  The memorial match raised over £160 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  Thank you to everyone who took part and to Mr Fell for organising on behalf of the school.

Bronze 3Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

Last weekend, 105 Rossett students completed their Practice Expedition for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  The students walked from Ripley to Bewerley Park, near Pateley Bridge where they camped overnight.  The following day they walked to Bishop Thornton where they arrived - exhausted but exhilarated - having  completed the challenge.  The students were all brilliant. Thank you to all of our staff who accompanied them.  The Bronze students will complete the Final Expedition on 29th and 30th June this year.

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name tags

School Uniform

Now that summer appears to have arrived, I would like to remind you that all items of school clothing should be clearly labelled with your child's name.  During the warmer months students are more likely to remove their blazers and misplace them. It is much easier to reunite  students with their belongings, if they are clearly named.  Thank you for your support.  Lost property is stored in the school for a short time and can be accessed by students through Student Reception.

Congratulations to...

  • The Year 7/8 Boys' Basketball Team who won their first competitive basketball game this week against Ashville College: 36-30. The 'star player' was Spencer Huggett who scored 24 points;
  • Gidi Pliener, Elliot Owen, Josh Knowles and Alfie Dean who were invited to football trials with York City Academy - Alfie has been signed for the Under-16s' Team - well done to them all.

Basketball teamYork footballers

What's happening next week ...

Early lunch for the whole school continues during the examination period (12.25pm-1.10pm).

Monday 20 May

  • Year 11 Study Day for those students not taking examinations.

Tuesday 21 May

  • Change of school day: Order of periods 1, 4, 2, 3, 5.

Wednesday 22 May

  • Change of school day: Order of periods 1, 3, 5, 4, 2.

Friday 24 May

  • School closes for Half Term break.

H Woodcock