Blog: 28th February 2020

There was a definite wintry blast as we returned on Monday. I hope that you and your families had a good half term break.

In assemblies this week, Mrs Godsell-Wright has used the start of Lent to emphasise the power of reflection and being the best version of ourselves. The challenge set to students was rather than to give something up, be kind and do something to support other people in our community.

We’ve had sporting successes inside and out of school over the past few weeks. On Wednesday, the Under 16 Girls’ Football Team travelled across to Harrogate. Following some impressive play and competent defence, they had a convincing win, securing a final score of 14-0. Top goal scorers were Teigan (Year 10) and Faith (Year 11). On Thursday afternoon, the Year 9 boys had a somewhat tense match with the half time score of 3-0, in our favour, turning into a 3-3 full time score. With a penalty shoot out to establish the victors, the BHS team finally secured a victory.

In equestrian achievements, Izzy (Year 9) has qualified for the Winter Finals in April, following a very successful performance at the Winter Showjumping Championships in South Wales, where she gained a 2nd and 3rd with her young pony, Dash, who she has trained entirely by herself, shown in the photo.

Meanwhile, over half term, Maisy (Year 9) secured a 5th and two 2nd places in a Showjumping competition in Vilamoura, Portugal. She’s competing again this weekend.

Our congratulations also go to Olive in Year 9 who has trialled and been successful in being selected for Yorkshire Rugby.

Year 9 have some important decisions to make over the next couple of weeks as they choose their GCSE/BTEC option subjects. The process starts next week with students thinking about their futures and experiencing their possible option subjects.

Students may have noticed some changes to their paper resources over the last couple of weeks as we’ve decided to move to using recycled paper within school. Not only does this have a positive environmental impact but it also helps to support our students with dyslexia.

Have a lovely weekend!