ROSSETT NEWS UPDATE - 31 JANUARY 2020
GCSE Geography Field Trip to York
More than 150 GCSE Geography students took part in a field trip to York over the past week looking at transport sustainability and the environmental impact of flooding. The students carried out pedestrian and traffic counts and used questionnaires that they had devised to find out the opinions of members of the public. the data they collected will be presented and analysed back in class in preparation for GCSE paper 3.
The afternoon was spent walking from the Foss barrier along the banks of the River Ouse as far as Clifton Ings to carry out environmental impact surveys. Students sketched the flood alleviation schemes in place, and will discuss these in more detail during lessons. The field trip was a great way for students to see for themselves how the environmental and traffic issues that they have studied in class have an effect in real life.
Year 10 iPad Information
We are currently reviewing the Year 10 iPad offer. Due to recent price increases and changes in the insurance market we are only able to offer a 17 month scheme with a recommended donation of £26 per month for 17 months. The scheme will include a 7th Generation iPad, case, screen protector and accidental damage and theft insurance.
Please note that if insufficient donations are received the Year 10 refresh may not be viable. We are also unable to provide an iPad where the previous iPad has been damaged three times or more in the life of the previous scheme. If you are interested in signing up for this replacement scheme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before the 10th February so that we may gauge the level of interest.
For those who have completed the previous iPad scheme we will contact you shortly regarding the potential purchase of your current iPad.
Congratulations to Rossett student Lorimer Pepper
Congratulations to Lorimer Pepper (Year 12) who has become the youngest person ever to be awarded his National Personal Pilot's Licence (NPPL) with the British Microlight Association through the Civil Aviation Authority. Although referred to as microlights because of their size, Lorimer flies a Eurofox, which is classed as a light high-winged aircraft.
He first flew solo in August 2019 just four weeks after starting his training. As part of his test Lorimer had to demonstrate his ability to fly a microlight through a number of complex manoeuvres that he had learned during training. He has also had to sit written examinations in five subjects: Meteorology, Navigation, Aviation Law, Human Performance and Limitations and Aircraft Technical subjects and pass an oral examination conducted by a flight examiner.
Lorimer is now training to extend his licence and hopes to start his commercial pilot's licence training when he is eighteen. We are very proud of his achievements - he is a credit to his family and his school.
Football boots arrive in Uganda
You may remember last summer Rossett student and his Dad, Joel and Paul Barker, arranged a collection of old football boots and football kit to send to an orphanage in Uganda, which is home to over 400 children. We are delighted to report that, after some delays and difficulties, the delivery has finally arrived and Paul and Joel have received a picture of thanks from the children at the home. Congratulations and well done to them both on this marvellous achievement.
Health and Well-being
In addition to the hand washing facilities and hand sanitizer provided in school, we have purchased extra hand sanitizer units to be placed around school for students, staff and visitors to combat the winter bugs, coughs and colds. These will be available in shared spaces around the school.
Teaching and Learning: Post-Ofsted Presentation Evening
There will be a formal opportunity for parents to attend a post-Ofsted Parents' Information Evening on the 5th February 2020. This event will be held in the Main Hall at 6.30pm. The evening will give parents the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the school in response to the post-Ofsted agenda. Instructions on how to register for attendance at this event can be found below:
PTA Quiz Night - Friday 7 February: Doors and bar open at 6.30pm
The Rossett PTA Quiz is fast approaching - come along for a great night out and see if you can beat our teams of Rossett teachers or Rossett Sixth Form students! This is a fantastic event for everyone - bring your friends or even enter as a complete team of eight. Please see the ticket booking form here for the various food options available and ticket pricing details. Tickets are selling fast so don’t delay!
To reserve your tickets for the event, please forward your ticket request with cash/cheque to the school Finance Office, or, if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please email email@example.com for details. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday 5 February to enable any necessary food orders to be made.
We are also running a raffle on the evening – are you able to help Rossett PTA raise funds for the school by donating a raffle prize? If so, please send in any donations to our Reception – these can also be brought along on the evening if you are unable to drop-off beforehand.
We hope to see you at the quiz!
- Evie Sweetman (Year 7) who received a £10 Amazon voucher as a reward for receiving a full set of our Exceptional Learner Tokens;
- Charlie Lumsden (Year 9) who came 3rd at the Ermysted's Grammar School Cross Country event last week against some very strong competition.
- Year 7 Girls' Football Team who won 3-1 against Queen Ethelburga's School;
- Year 7 Boys' Football Team who won 4-1 against King James's School;
- U13 Girls' Hockey A and B teams who drew 1-1 and won 2-0 respectively;
- U14 Boys' Hockey Team who won 2-0 against Queen Ethelburga's.
What's happening next week...
Wednesday 5 February
- Year 13 Biology Olympiad;
- Post-Ofsted Parents' Meeting: 6.30pm, Main Hall.
Thursday 6 February
- Intermediate Maths Challenge: Year 10 and Year 11.
Friday 7 February
- PTA Quiz Night. Doors open and 6.30pm (tickets available from the school Finance Office).