Blog: 11th October 2019

Last weekend, whilst many of us would be relaxing, our Duke of Edinburgh students were braving the elements to complete their Practice Expedition as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Carrying their tents, stoves and food the group explored the Howardian Hills AONB, learning to navigate, cook for themselves and work as a team. Despite it being a very wet night, it’s reported that spirits stayed high throughout. The campsite owners, passing horse riders and their instructors all commented on the mature way in which the group performed. Our congratulations go to them all and we look forward to hearing about their Qualifying Expedition in Nidderdale, later this month.

The competition is underway in the Sixth Form for the prestigious positions of Head Students. The roles include not only being a representative at school and community events but also making an active contribution and taking the lead on Student Leadership across the school. The candidates started our week well by campaigning to staff in our Monday morning briefing. It was somewhat heart warming to hear of the skills and confidence that students have developed during their time at Boroughbridge High School and their commitment to give something back with ideas such as running lunchtime clubs and increasing the number of student listeners.

With a number of Progress points on the horizon, assemblies this week, delivered by Mrs. Bloomfield, have focused on what the tracking will show and what students need to do to make further progress.

Mr. Grierson and I, along with Year 8 students, have been visiting Year 6 students in some of our partner primary schools. We’ve met many of these students at our Year 5 Experience Days and wanted to take the opportunity to visit them in their schools before they join us next Wednesday for Open Evening. A quick reminder that we’ve invited Year 5 and 6 students and their parents to our Open Evening next Wednesday (16th October) from 6-8.30p.m. School closes at 1.30p.m. on that day. Many of our students will, of course, be returning in the evening to play an active part in Open Evening.

As this Blog pops into your Inbox, Year 12 will be getting off the coach following their trip to the University and Apprenticeship Search Fair in Leeds where they’ll have had the opportunity to explore possibilities for the future.

Have a lovely weekend!