Visiting Madame Tussauds, travelling on the Tube, seeing Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square and enjoying the Christmas lights on Regent and Oxford Street all formed part of a successful Year 10 and 11 Travel and Tourism trip to London on Monday. Setting off at 7.15a.m. from Thirsk station and arriving back at 10.30p.m., students had an intensive day of both being a tourist and evaluating how organised and effective tourist attractions were, along with checking out their success at planning a visit to the capital.
Assemblies this week have focused on resilience with Mr. Grierson sharing the stories of people from the past and present who have had to persevere in tough times before achieving success. It was somewhat opportune that STEM Northern Operations Manager, Kev J Stannard MBE RAF, was waiting at the back of the hall ready to present a cheque for £250 to the successful Race for the Line teams. He took a few moments to share with students the things that he’s overcome to have a successful RAF career and the gratitude that he had to his teachers in helping him to realise his aspirations.
Years 10 and 11 are going to need to demonstrate a little resilience over the next few weeks as they take on their Progress exams. They’ve been having a taste of the future during tutor time this week by going across to the Sixth Form Block to speak to current Sixth Form students about their experience of studying at Boroughbridge High School, sharing the advantages of a small Sixth Form with the advantages of a larger Sixth Form through our collaboration with King James’s School.
On taste of a different kind, Year 7 have been turning their hand to producing tomato chutney in Food Technology. One of the advantages of a smaller school is that we all know what delicacies are being made as the aroma pervades the whole school environment. I hope that I haven’t spoilt a Christmas present surprise!
On the fundraising front, we raised £489.69 for Children in Need last week. A reminder too, that with only 10 school days to go to the Christmas Fair, we’re happy to receive donations for the tombola and look forward to seeing you at the Fair on Saturday 8th December at 10am.
If you’re in Ripon on Saturday afternoon (24th), our students will be performing at the Ripon Cathedral Fair at around 4pm. Other upcoming festive events include the School Choir singing carols from 5-5.30pm at the late night Christmas shopping event in Boroughbridge on Wednesday 5th December and the Christmas concert which is at 6.30pm. on Thursday 13th December.
A final reminder that we have a Professional Development Day next Wednesday (28th November) when school will not be open to students.
Have a lovely weekend!