Rossett News Update - 6 May 2022
Year 11 arrangements for the forthcoming examination period
Road Safety Advice
This week, our Year 12 and Year 13 students received road safety advice from Lauren Doherty, who delivered a powerful road safety message following a life-changing accident in 2016. Lauren, who was enjoying a night out with friends, was distracted and made a split second decision to cross the road and was involved in a collision with a van.
As a result of her accident, Lauren has been left paralysed and now relies on someone else to do everything for her. Lauren has courageously rebuilt her life around her disability and devotes her time to share her road safety message with others, especially to local schools and clubs. Lauren has also won numerous awards for the work she has done in raising awareness around road safety.
Our Sixth Form students listened intently to Lauren's message linked to our Personal Development programme - where we have been looking at road safety, staying safe and general awareness of the dangers on nights out. Thank you to Lauren for delivering this extremely powerful message which was well-received by all who heard her speak. Lauren is pictured with our Head Prefect, Zoe Hopkins.
Economics and Business Studies Grade Booster Sessions
Some of our Year 13 Business and Economics students attended Grade Booster Workshops at 'Cineworld', in Leeds. Hosted by Tutor2u, students attended workshops which included detailed insights of the 2019/2020 A level examiner feedback which we hope will help students' focus on the final stages of their examination preparation to maximise their performance this summer.
Our students found the events really beneficial and enjoyed meeting the founder of Tutor2u and speaker at the event, Jim Riley.
Sponsored CPR event for the Ukraine Appeal
Our Rossett First Aid Team are hosting a sponsored CPR event next week, hoping to add to their fundraising total which has seen them raise money for those affected by the Ukraine conflict. The CPR event is taking place in the main hall after school on Thursday 12th May.
The event sees our First Aid Team, along with Mrs Rogers (First Aid & Health Manager), attempt to complete thirty minutes of CPR, working alone or in a team of two people. The challenge must be completed within the hour - between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.Time will be of the essence as those who are working alone have challenged themselves to thirty minutes continuous CPR!
Students can support this event by sponsoring any team member, or by making a donation on the day into our collection bucket. The First Aid Team have raised £630 so far and hope to reach their target of £1000 before the end of this school year.
The Team appreciate all your contributions and support so far from students and parents- thank you!
LRC News from Mr Asker
I hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend and warmer weather.
A highlight this week has been welcoming Year 7 and Year 8 groups into the LRC for library lessons where we have been looking at a variety of genres and sampling some new books ahead of them being catalogued and put on shelves next week.
There has been plenty of brilliant book ‘blether’ and ‘book talk’ with students well able to articulate their views and thoughts. One of the pleasures of this role for me personally and professionally is getting recommendations from students and my thanks to Hollie M in Y7IRE for some great recommendations on books she is currently enjoying. Likewise to Jo E in Y11ASR for an excellent conversation about a book she had read which now makes my ‘to read’ list one book longer.
My thanks go to Mr Warren (Assistant Headteacher) for supporting the LRC with buying some chess sets which are available for the students to use at breaktime and lunchtime. A timely reminder that alongside books and reading, libraries are ideally placed to promote board games and much more. Please do encourage your child to come along if they are keen chess players or keen to learn. As ever, all are welcome.
We now have an ‘unofficial artist in residence’ in the LRC and my thanks to Ben R in Year 13HDV for his excellent Star Wars artwork which is being enjoyed by everyone who comes in to the library. It is exciting seeing how the LRC is developing and changing reflecting a real community and lived in space with all manner of tastes and, as you can imagine, opinions also!
Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you) this week allows me to remind you all that there is a rich and wide reading experience to enjoy alongside all these amazing films that we love so much. Since Star Wars began in 1977 there have been comics, novels, graphic novels and more that sit alongside the films. If you think about it, nearly all the Star Wars films start with reading as the story scrolls up the screen and we enjoy stories in a galaxy far far away.
But such flights of fancy are brought back to earth as I write by two Year 9 student librarians (they know who they are!) putting a pile of books from the drop box by my elbow with a nod and polite cough that these books need processing and returning to the shelves. I know my place.
Mr S Asker
Parent Teacher Association/Parent Governor Vacancy
We regularly look for opportunities to recruit Parent Governors to the Governing Board at Rossett. This is an invaluable role, working with staff and contributing to the leadership of the school.
If you would like to apply or enquire about either opportunity, please contact Mrs D Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Exam Invigilators Needed
What's happening this half term...
Monday 9 May
- All BTEC examinations begin
Monday 16 May
- GCSE examinations begin
Monday 23 May
- A Level examinations begin
Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June
- Half Term
Monday 6 June
- School re-opens for Summer Term.