Headteachers Blog – 30/09/2022

Headteacher’s Blog – 30th September 2022

Making the most of the great outdoors were the GCSE Geographers who took on the Holderness Coast on Monday visiting Hornsea. Mrs. Bauwens reports ‘The GCSE geographers visited the east coast on Monday in order to study how coastal erosion is being managed. The day started clear and there were amazing views of the soft cliffs slumping into the bay to the south of Hornsea. Despite challenging weather later in the day, the group persevered and collected data (albeit on soggy paper!) to help them answer the question ‘Is hard engineering controlling longshore drift at Hornsea?’ in lessons.

Leeds was the destination for students across the year groups on Tuesday. Mr. Field reports, ‘Pupils enjoyed their mountain bike adventure at Leeds Urban Bike Park this week after the extreme heat postponement.  The pupils received coaching from Liam who is a professional BMX rider pushing to represent Ireland at the future Olympics, they were taken through some basic bike handling skills before taking on some of the challenging terrain at the park.  Within a short space of time the pupils’ confidence and ability had grown and they took on the park features with aplomb.  The session culminated in the pupils tackling the BMX track section of the bike park, this proved to be an exhilarating end to the session with each pupil challenging themselves by taking on various sections of the track.  The trip ended with lots of smiles and lots of desire to head back to the bike park in the very near future.’

Coming up for students in Years 8 and 9 on Friday 14th October is a ‘Restart a Heart’ session led by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. We’ll let you know how they get on.

Today the School Council have been fundraising by having a Macmillan Coffee morning raising an amazing total of £250.56.

In assemblies this week, we’ve been celebrating European Day of Languages with amazing facts such as ‘More than half of Europe is Bilingual’ and ‘French was the official language of England for over 300 years (between the Norman victory at the Battle of Hastings (1066) and the end of the 14th century).’ You can find out more at https://edl.ecml.at/

So, with that in mind……Bon week-end!