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Rossett News Update - 7 June 2019

Appeal for Football Boots

Football bootsRossett student, Joel Barker and his dad Paul are appealing for old football boots and football kit  to send to an orphanage in Uganda which is home to over 400 children.  The pair originally sent a small number of Joel's boots and later, over 150 pairs of boots were donated - even this wasn't enough as the children were still having to share the footwear and got to wear the boots for only seven minutes each.  With the help of local radio stations, Stray FM and BBC Radio York Paul and Joel are widening their appeal and hope to supply each child with their own pair of boots.  To find out more and how you can help, follow the link  here.

2017021 (2)Pride in Diversity 

We are delighted that our LGBTQ+ group are once again  representing Rossett School as part of the Pride in Diversity Parade taking place in Harrogate on 15 June 2019 at 12.00pm.  The Pride  in Diversity team are running a week of events to celebrate the diverse community here in Harrogate and for the past two years Rossett School students have planned their own events in school and  have been an important part of the parade. 

Following the parade in the town centre on Saturday there will be party in the Valley Gardens and all members of the community are invited to share in this celebration.

FIFABBC Look North visits Rossett

We were delighted to be featured on BBC Look North on Monday who were spotlighting each of the Yorkshire Lionesses representing England in the FIFA Women's World Cup which starts today in France.  Ex-Rossett student and Lioness, Rachel Daly is a fantastic role model and ambassador for women's football and we are incredibly proud of all that she has achieved.  Good luck Lionesses! To view the full feature on Look North click here.

Climate Change Rally

Climate change rallyTo mark the climate change demonstrations taking place around the world, Rossett held its own public forum on the school field to raise awareness about the dangers of our warming climate.  Students were encouraged to share their opinions over a microphone to the student body.  A number of students came forward and gave impassioned speeches about how we all make a difference by changing our lifestyles, but reminding us that we have to do this before its too late.  Faraz Rabiei in Year 9 has been nominated for a Headteacher's Award after he drew a huge crowd with his dynamic and well-informed speech. Rossett School is  constantly looking at possible ways to reduce its carbon footprint -  so far this year we have installed low-carbon emission LED lighting, ensured the automatic shutdown of computers and issued re-usable 'Rossett' cups for all our staff to replace the paper and plastic cups used previously.

Recycle signSchool Uniform Recycle Scheme

As part of our on-going sustainability efforts we invite you to recycle any unwanted school uniform and PE kit with our recycle scheme.  We appreciate that children can grow out of their school uniform and PE kit quickly, leaving parents/carers with items that are in good condition surplus to requirements. You can now  send any clean and anonymised uniform into school for it to benefit others.  By recycling clothes we help reduce greenhouse emissions, conserve energy and save landfill space.  There will be a collection point in Student Reception.

PTA booksRossett School PTA provide new books for the Learning Resource Centre

PTA members Helen and Andrew Kirkby visited the Learning Resource Centre at the end of last term to review the selection of books purchased with money raised through their various fundraising events this year.

The books were chosen by students when a Book Bus visited in April; the PTA were very impressed with the wide selection. Students who chose books can borrow their favourites first, and the rest will be displayed to tempt other students to read them.

Librarian, Mrs Huett said “We are very grateful for the PTA’s generosity. The students loved choosing these books and they are a very welcome addition to the Learning Resource Centre stock and will benefit many students.”

Lost Property  

As we are in the final term of the academic year we would like to invite you to school if your child has lost any items of clothing or equipment  that they have not yet been reunited with (date to be confirmed in next weeks Rossett News Update).  Whilst students are able to access our lost property store at any time, we appreciate that they don't always take the time to do it!  This will be your final chance this year to find any items of clothing that have been misplaced in school.  After this date any items remaining in school will be donated to good causes. 

Congratulations to...

  • The  Year 8 Boys' Cricket Team  who sailed through to the next round of the County Cup with a victory over St John Fisher School;
  • The U13 Girls' Football Team who played in the final of the North Yorkshire Schools' County Cup.  Although they were narrowly beaten on penalties after a 1-1 draw, the girls demonstrated great resilience to reach the final.

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What's happening next week...

  • Early lunch for the whole school continues during the examination period (12.25pm-1.10pm).
  • Year 7 and Year 8 Internal Assessments take place throughout the week during lesson time.

Tuesday 11 June 2019

  • Change of school day: Periods 2 and 3 swapped.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

  • Change of school day: Periods 1 and 5 swapped;
  • Year 12 Internal Assessments commence;
  • Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award route planning meeting: 3.10pm, Main Hall.

Thursday 13 June 2019

  • Change of school day: Periods 1 and 4 swapped;
  • Year 12 Internal Assessments;
  • Spanish Trip Parents' Information Evening: 6pm, Main Hall.

Friday 14 June 2019

  • Year 12 Internal Assessments.

H Woodcock

Headteacher