Rossett News Update – 19 October 2018
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the September Surprise Concert last night – it was a fantastic evening with a variety of musicians taking part. Year 7 students excelled with Arlo Collins playing the piano, Megan Rowlands singing a solo from ‘Matilda’ and Harry Lea was fabulous on the trombone. Well done too to the Year 7 mass choir who gave a wonderful performance as did all our musicians from other year groups. Harvey Kennedy in Year 10 was MC for the evening and did a super job too!
Re-Start a Heart Day
On Tuesday, we marked The British Heart Foundation ‘Re-start a Heart’ day with a number of activities. All Year 7 students were given CPR training from our First Aid & Health Manager, assisted by our First Aid Ambassadors. CPR demonstrations also took place over both lunchtimes and all students watched the ‘Mini-Vinnie’ video – equipping our students with vital skills which might one day save lives.
On Wednesday Rossett students were invited to attend the opening ceremony of the Japanese Gardens in the Valley Gardens, Harrogate. These students were involved with the design of the graphics for the Friends of Valley Gardens leaflet, publicising this prestigious restoration project.
Ambassador Tsuruoka, Japanese Ambassador to the UK, officially opened the gardens and we were delighted that Sam Corazzi’s (Year 10) design was chosen by the Friends of Valley Gardens group.
Multi Use Games Area now open!
We are delighted to report that our new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) pitches are now open for use during PE lessons and most sports can be played on them. (Students have been informed that only trainers or astro training shoes can be worn on these pitches).
In our biannual school exchange programme, we see students and staff having an early start on Saturday as they set off on the American Exchange to Falmouth Middle School, Maine. Please follow @rossettexch or @rossett on Twitter to keep up to date with the trip.
Students have raised over £13,000 from the Sponsored Walk so far. Can we please ask parents to encourage their children to collect any outstanding sponsorship and bring it into school in a sealed envelope marked with the student’s name by Wednesday 24 October 2018.
Ruby Interviews the Stars!
This week Ruby Stephenson was invited into Stray FM to interview pop band Little Mix. Read more here.
Sixth Form Rag Week – Wednesday 24 October-Friday 26 October
Next week is Sixth Form Rag Week and a variety of activities will be taking place to raise money for charity including:
|Day||Activity / Location|
|Wednesday 24 October||RAG Week Fair (12.25-1.10pm in the Sports Hall). Each Year 12 form group is organising and running a stall.|
|Thursday 25 October||Game show – Mr and Mrs (12.25-1.10pm in the Sports Hall).|
|Friday 26 October||Rossett’s Got Talent (whole school on late lunch – 1.25-2.10pm)|
Students are invited to bring a small amount of money on Wednesday to support the different events taking place. Entry to the Rag Week fair is 50p and students can bring extra money for the stalls and games – it promises to be great fun!
Rossett Park Run
Next week Years 7-11 will complete the ‘Rossett Park Run’ (approx. 2.5km) in their PE lessons. All students will be expected to take part in the event which encourages physical activity and promotes a healthy lifestyle for all. For the competitive runners, there is the Mo Farrah challenge which is two laps of the course (approx. 5km).
Congratulations to …
- The U14 girls’ hockey team who played King James’s School and won their first ever match 2-0!
- The U13 girls’ hockey A team who played Queen Ethelburga’s winning 5-0, with all 5 goals scored by Jess Renton who is playing up a year group;
- U18s girls’ football team who progress to the next round of the National Cup with a 4-1 win against St Aidan’s;
- Alex Clayman in Year 7 has been selected to play for West Yorkshire hockey.
What’s happening next week …
Saturday 20 October
- American Exchange 2018 departs
Monday 22 October
- Year 7 photographs
Wednesday 24 October
- Sixth Form Rag Week commences
- Year 10/11 Theatre Trip – The Comedy About a Bank Robbery – 1.25-5.45pm
- Japan trip – pre-hosting information evening, 6.30-7.30pm – Year 7 dining hall
Thursday 25 October
- Year 12 Visit to Redbrick Mills and Ikea, 9am-2pm
- Year 11 – Support your child evening, 6-8pm – Sixth Form Centre
Friday 26 October
- Change of school day, whole school on late lunch – 1.25-2.10pm
- Break up for half term