Rossett News Update - 13 December 2019
Year 7 'Double Your Money'
Our year 7 entrepreneurs took part in our 'Double Your Money' enterprise event on Wednesday. Students were challenged to devise a stall that would hopefully double their initial investment of £5. The money making ideas ranged from the sale of vegetable-inspired Christmas decorations wishing us "Hap-pea Christmas" to games of skill and chance involving ping-pong balls, video games and guesswork! A fantastic total of £312 was raised for charity and 7RHF was the winning form. Well done to everyone who took part!
BTEC Students meet professional musician
On Thursday Rossett BTEC music students had the opportunity to meet Conor Jordan, a Leeds-based musician specialising in guitar and music production. Conor recently graduated from the University of Leeds and during this period he spent time at the prestigious University of North Texas where he studied Jazz and learned music production.
Conor brought his home studio into school and the students were able to ask him about his experience in the music industry where he has found success in electronic duo 'Denton Thrift'. His EP and singles have been streamed over 2 million times and a new EP is also being released in February 2020 with ‘53 Thieves’ - all tracks were mixed and mastered by Conor at his home recording studio. The students had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and also create music with Conor through his studio. They thoroughly enjoyed this insight into the music industry.
Sports' Presentation Evening
We celebrated the many sporting successes of our students at our annual Sports' Presentation Evening last night. Mr Bradshaw, Director of Sports Studies, welcomed everyone to the event and was ably assisted by Mr Durbin and members of the school music community who provided both entertainment and incidental music to accompany the presentations of medals, certificates and cups to students from our current Years 8 to 11. Full details and pictures of the evening will appear in next week's Rossett News.
On Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 December our talented Catering Team will be presenting our Christmas menu. Christmas lunch on these days will be served by the Senior Leadership Team (in their festive hats!) in our Main Dining Hall.
We would like to say 'thank you' to everybody who supported our various events for the annual poppy appeal. As well as marking the day through assemblies and a whole school massed act of remembrance, the students also raised over £136 for the Royal British Legion.
Co-Curricular Club of the Week
Key Stage 3 Creative Writing club meets every Tuesday early lunch in Room 13. In the past month, students have been collaborating on the production of a short novel based on ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. This is being released to year 7, 8 and 9 forms over the course of December as a light-hearted advent treat. The students have also been formulating complex poems and short stories, entering them for many national competitions. Occasionally, we also discuss books and partake in heated discussions about topical and popular news or opinions that we feel passionate about. The students strive to extend their knowledge of literature, vocabulary and society in a relaxed and friendly environment. All new members welcome to drop in!
Rossett Eco club is going from strength to strength this term, with the addition of new members and lots of activity behind the scenes. Following successfully achieving our Bronze award last term, we are very close to applying for the Silver award. Our students have identified lessons across years 7-9 where climate change is part of the curriculum, as well as having some very productive meetings with the catering team and site team about recycling and sustainability around school.
Any students interested in joining in with what we are working towards are more than welcome to attend on a Thursday after school in Lab 6. To keep up to date with all that Rossett Eco Club is doing, follow us on our new Twitter feed @EcoRossett.
A reminder from the PTA
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- Ethan Phelps who passed his JKS England black belt in Nottingham on Saturday in front of a group of examiners including the England squad coach. He had an excellent grading which is the result of years of hard work. Ethan trains with the Leeds Karate Academy and completes in national competitions. He enjoys karate and hopes to continue this passion throughout school. We congratulate him on the resilience he has shown to achieve this grade;
- Year 10 Boys' Rugby Team who won against King James's School 35-10;
- Year 11B Boys' Football Team who reached the last eight of the Schools National Cup.
What's happening next week...
Monday 16 December
- February 2020 Ski Trip Meeting: 6.30pm-7.30pm, Main Hall.
Tuesday 17 December
- Christmas Lunch served;
- A Level Geography Field Trip: Periods 4 and 5.
Wednesday 18 December
- Christmas Lunch served;
- Christmas Assembly: Period 1 - Years 7, 8 and 9; Period 2 - Years 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Friday 20 December
- Change of School Day:
Periods 1-3 as normal
Whole School Lunch - 12.25pm-1.10pm
Period 4 - 1.10pm-2.10pm
School closes early for all at 2.10pm
We have arranged for school buses to run early and there will be no after-school clubs or late buses on this day.