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A well attended club again this week with 33 students taking part, all engaged with different arty activities and it's a delight to run. Why not come and join in!?

A big thank you to Miss Harrison for her support with the club.

Mr. Moore

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Resistant Materials Yr 11 student J Eccleston, pondering his next steps in the design development of his product. Not sure he should be sitting on it but at least we know it is stable. Great work Joe. That would look good in my house.

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Year 10 succumbed to a 6-3 defeat to St Augustine's this evening, despite a battling performance. A closely fought match saw St Augustine's nick a couple of late goals as Graham pushed for an equaliser.
Captain, C Avision, once again stood out, his performance earning him his second man of the match award in two games. He also bagged himself a goal with a coolly taken penalty. J Moon added to his season's tally with another well-taken goal, whilst O Jordan scored Graham's thi...rd with a neatly-executed volley.
S Wilson from Year 9 did well in his first outing for the year above, whilst T Smith and J Coles-Reeves showed some touches of class on the ball, and E Whitefield and L Coulson were domineering in defence. A number of key players were missing from today's performance so despite the defeat confidence is high that the boys have the ability to win some silverware this year.

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GCSEPod coming soon for Year 10 and 11. A great way to review and revise course content. Greater academic attainment can be linked to high users of GCSEpod. We are excited for its launch in school which will happen over the next 2 school weeks. Letters will be coming home this week for Year 11.

Introductory video below

https://youtu.be/DbHMeyx3yXg

Last night the Year 8 boys took part in a rugby competition organised and held at Scarborough RUFC.

The boys were drawn in Pool B against GPS and St Augustine's. A last gasp victory against St. Augustine's, thanks to a Jackson Smith try, and an enthralling draw with GPS saw Graham finish in second place in the group on points difference. In the subsequent 3rd/4th place play-off against Scalby we unfortunately suffered a heavy defeat to bigger, faster, and more experienced opp...onents. Despite the loss the boys played with great enthusiasm and commitment throughout, and never gave up.

Tries during the tournament came from Josh Jenkins (2), Jackson Smith (2), Josh Kelly and Jack McLeod. Despite being the smallest player of the entire tournament, Dylan Hepworth proved to have the biggest heart, bravely chopping down much larger, stronger opponents in the tackle at regular intervals. Jack Locking, Nathan Davies and Jack Northgraves also all played their part in a super team effort.

The boys were a credit to the school and a pleasure to attend the tournament with.

Mr Farrell

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WAR GAMES
Come and join in on a Wednesday after school in Room C8 with Mr Williams.

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Last term GCHQ launched an exciting competition to inspire and encourage young girls to consider a career in cyber. The 2017 competition attracted an amazing 2,171 teams of girls aged between 13 and 15. These 8,000 participants, from schools all across the UK, were whittled down to just 10 elite teams, through a series of online challenges and puzzles. Special congratulations to the team of India Simmons , Mollie McPherson, Olivia Carson and Daisy Willis, who made it into the top 100; they were 42nd out of the whole country - well done.

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/…/cyberfirst-girls-competition-top-…

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Congratulations to the Year 8 football team who beat St Augustines 7-6 in the first round of the District Cup.

As the score suggests, this was a fast paced game and their performance was very worthy of the win.

Goal scorers:...
Nathaniel C
Bailey S x2
Jack G x3
Taylor H

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A massive thank you to everyone who voted in our competition. Over 600 votes were recorded and this was our winning photograph!

Congratulations to our winning team of Kevin, Noah, Ethan, Ruby and Rashida! Well done everyone who participated for making it such a hard decision for everyone!!!!

Mrs Atkinson

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Graham School has been awarded its 3rd Erasmus grant. The project is called “Gamification of the classroom” and it is a cross-curricular project between Languages, IT and English. This scholarship has been awarded by the European Union to around a 1000 schools in England from more than 1600 applications. We have been given 25 places on the project for our year 8 and 9 students. It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to take part in a wider learning experience that w...ill establish links across Europe.

During the two year project our students will be linked to students from our partner schools IES Sierra de Gádor (Berja, Almeria), Gesamtschule (Battemberg, Germany) and IC Vitaliano (Brancali, Italy). They will participate in the creation of a tourist website to promote rural tourism in our countries.

This is a unique opportunity for any of our students and parents to show our corner of the world and in the process gain invaluable skills for the modern world.

Information and letters are available from Miss Brigido in the languages department. Thanks

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Year 9 Captain D Boyes did an excellent job in organising the Graham team for the annual Scarborough RUFC 10-a-side rugby competition. Year 9 were drawn against Malton B, Ryedale, St Augustine's and Norton schools in their pool. First to score a try was D Carr against Norton, followed by a second against Malton. D Younger and R Kerr both battled relentlessly and each scored two tries each during the tournament.
Despite finishing with a record of three losses and only one vic...tory, the boys only lost narrowly to the overall champions Ryedale and outplayed them for the majority of the match. Every one of the team put 100% effort into playing and represented Graham School with pride.

Feedback from the Referee after the final game, ' They should be proud of what they have achieved today, as despite their poor start to the tournament they finished strongly and where more than a match for their more experienced opposition'.

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Extreme Reading Competition

Please follow the link to vote for your favourite pictures. A great set of entries from a fantastic set of students! Everyone had a great time participating in the challenge so it would be great to see lots of votes coming in to support them. Please LIKE and SHARE!

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSegqOWOV2tUZB38Um…/viewform

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Results will be announced on this page next Wednesday after the students have received their prizes!

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Coming soon... Mrs Atkinson's Afternoon Tea 'Extreme Reading' competition!!!

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Year 7 students demonstrating curiosity with pond water today. A quote from a student... "I thoroughly enjoyed this lesson, it was amazing, thank you!" 5 students were so engaged that they did not want to leave when the class was dismissed at the end of the school day! Great learning today guys!

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Year 11 had a mixed day at the annual Scarborough RUFC 10-a-side rugby competition yesterday.

The boys’ opening two matches were against the two pre-tournament favourites, Ryedale and Malton schools. Despite some exceptional performances in defence, notably from Andrew B, who was outstanding all day, and Sam J, Graham were unable to cross the whitewash and fell to two narrow 7-0 defeats.
After a sluggish first-half performance in their third match against Scarborough College ...Graham finally found their attacking rhythm, scoring four scintillating second-half tries through Taylor M, Dak C and Sam J, earning a 26-14 victory. Ryan C impressed in defence with some tenacious work in and around the breakdown.
The Year 11s’ final game ended in a disappointing 15-15 draw with Lady Lumley’s. Tries came from Sam J, Kane R-W who showed some magical footwork to beat his defender on the outside, and Taylor M.
All the boys represented the school fantastically well and showed a great deal of pride and character in their performances. Notable other mentions go to Emanuelle R and Sam S, who all performed admirably in both attack and defence, and Sam C from Year 10, who organised his team-mates well, despite playing an age group up.

Well done, boys. A fantastic effort. We’re very proud of you. And thank you to all at Scarborough RUFC for organising a great event.
Mr Farrell

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Our U16 Girls took time out from their studies this afternoon to compete in the District Netball tournament at Malton School. Unfortunately, the girls didn’t qualify for the next round of competition but there were some superb individual performances on the day and the girls showed great determination and effort throughout. Well done to everyone who took part.

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