Some of our pupils went on a residential trip to Kingswood at Doncaster. Check out the photos, it looks like they had a great time!
The last day before half term is on the 25th of October.
In RE, KS5 have been learning about schools around the world. Using resources from the Send My Friend to School Campaign we have discovered that millions of young people do not have a safe school to go to. We have written to our school's MP, Kevin Barron to let him know about this important issue.
Beanbag bonanza race - All funds raised are to be donated to the Ethel Trust Community Barge.
After the highly competitive staff egg and spoon race, Newman School held its first ever competitive bean bag race.
Looking back on the controversy of the last race, where we had a disqualification and subsequent ban for cheating we were hoping for a clean race. However, Mr Ryan was very disgruntled when he found out that his racing license had been revoked. Subsequently, he took his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and luckily for him, the decision to bar him from the race was overturned and he was able to compete (boooooo!).
This set the scene for a ferocious and highly competitive event.
Mr Goodchild was looking to defend his honour and to make it a double championship by adding the ‘Golden Beanbag’ to his burgeoning trophy cabinet. Some thought it was a foregone conclusion, others could sense an upset on the cards.
The participants were prowling, the sun was shining and the crowd were cheering in anticipation of the elimination rounds. The first two heats were over in a flash, the victorious four ready for the final. Ms Love was being talked about as a major contender, but again, crumbled under the pressure of major competition and let her form down.
The final was epic. The first time it was run there was a dead even draw between Mr Goodchild and Lydia (even though Mr Goodchild was convinced he had finished in first). This meant that there was a re-run for the championship. Both competitors were clearly nervous at having to race again. This time uncharacteristically, Mr Goodchild made an error that he could not recover from and Lydia stormed to victory.
Lydia, clearly emotional at her victory, waving to her adoring fans was ecstatic at winning the golden beanbag. Lydia was gracious in victory ‘Well done to everyone who competed, but I was clearly the best, so, ner ner ne-ner ner, ner ner. No further comments.’
One of our sixth for media studies pupils has created a banner for the cafe at Ulley Country Park.
A lot of designs were submitted but this one was judged as the one that would be the easiest to read for people going past the park. Keep an eye out for the banners as you go by Ulley on a Monday morning.
27th November - Some of our NAR Pupils went to Meadowhall for primary research on Christmas cards in their ICT project. As an added bonus, they got an opportunity to eat some McDonalds! Yum Yum! - Jack T
w/e 1st March 2019
Well done Amelia!