Students were invited to Ulley for the unveiling of the mosaics that were done in school in February as part of a lottery funded project run by 'Friends of Ulley'. If you visit Ulley you will see what other schools did and the wonderful piece by mosaic artist Coralie Turpin. Coralie unveiled the mosaic to a crowd and the Lady Mayoress.
We invited Coralie in on our 70th birthday to work with students. Everyone worked really hard from main school and Newman Additional Resource to complete the 2 metre long piece of art work. Please make a point of having a look when John puts it on the wall outside the hall.
Student Council Working Hard
Earlier in the year West Yorkshire Freemasons, Gothic Lodge 5238 (Swinton) kindly donated £500 to our Student Council. After a long decision making process they decided to spend the money on some wheelchair accessible planters, outdoor comfy beanbags and some paint to refurbish our outdoor spaces. Student Council members worked really hard on the project.
Many thanks for the charitable donation, it has been put to very good use and has made a massive difference to our young people. We look forward to hopefully working with you again in the future.
There are further works planned for the paint and we have also ordered some wheelchair accessible planters, we'll post pictures as soon as they're up and painted.
First Annual Teacher's Egg & Spoon Race
We have celebrated the first annual teacher’s egg and spoon race.
It was a competition that had it all, big reputations, wild cards, disqualifications and a worthy winner. One of the pre-tournament favourties, Ms Love, who thought that the competition was in the bag was visibly distraught as her egg came crashing to the floor effectively ending her championship hopes. After two rounds of gruelling battle the competitors were whittled down to the finest two racers in the Northern Hempisphere*. The ‘Mighty’ Mr Goodchild vs The ‘Wizard’ Ms West. In a tense race, both made mistakes but Mr Goodchild was the quicker to recover and took a dramatic win by photo finish.
Afterwards, Mr Goodchild was heard to say ‘All these years of training have paid off. For me, it is one of the greatest sporting events on earth.’
We have photo evidence of one unscrupulous cheater, see if you can spot him!
*that happened to be at Newman School on the 23rd of March 2018
Better late than never - World Book day 2018!
Our postponed World Book Day finally took place last Friday, and it was fantastic to see so many students and staff dressed to impress as their favourite characters. The whole school got involved and the day culminated in a competitive quiz in the hall which everyone enjoyed. Here are just a few photos with more to follow!
Ethel Barge KS3/4
Some pupils from KS3 and 4 spent an enjoyable day on Ethel Barge this week.
Despite the rain we had a great time! Everyone joined in and even had a turn at steering the barge.
In KS5 RE we are thinking about our school and how it compares to others across the world. Send my Friend to School is a charity that raises awareness of children across the world who don't have access to basic standards of education. We have learned about Agrina, a 15 year old pupil who walks 3 hours a day across dangerous terrain just to get to school. We made some fabulous collages about our own school community.
Student Council Blog
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
Pupil of the Week
w/e 1st March 2019
Well done Amelia!