Some important information from www.nationalonlinesafety.com regarding an app that many teenagers use daily. Please find time to read as a parent and help inform your child of potential risks. Awareness helps protect young people.
We have created a FREE guide for your school to share to its community about Snapchat, the social media app which has been flagged by the NSPCC & the Humberside Police as being one of the main sources of online grooming incidents over the pas...t 6 months in the region, with the youngest victim recorded just seven years old.
Our guide informs parents about the dangers associated with the social media platform and how they can reduce the associated risks, including sexting, snap map and snap streaks.
Year 11 Saturday School 28th April 2018
After the success of last Saturday, having 54 students attend, we are having the second installment this Saturday.
830 to 900 Breakfast
Lesson 1 900 to 1000
Lesson 2 1000 to 1055
Lesson 3 1110 to 1205
Special Presentation 1205 to 1250
Dominoes Pizza 1250 to 1315
This is a fantastic opportunity put on by dedicated staff so please encourage your son or daughter to attend. It does not matter if they didn't attend the first day, they will all be made very welcome on Saturday.
A few pics from last Saturday.....
Year 11 Saturday School
This Saturday 21st and next Saturday 28th.
Focus is on core subjects and study skills. Free breakfast goodies on offer from 830 to 900 and lunch is provided at 12.45. The day will end at 1.15pm. Every student who attends both days will receive a prom ticket discount and a free exam pencil case full of shiny new equipment.
If your child is attending and they have not yet informed school please ask them to inform Miss Robins or Mr Peattie tomorrow so that we can provide enough food and resources.
Year 11 Reminder
Not long to go....plan the next 2 weeks well and attend as many Easter revision sessions as possible. Good luck with your revision....
Debating this week.
Congratulations to Aimee Asbury-Luck, Alex Stott and Fred Varley who represented Graham School in a debate about lowering the voting age to 16. The event was held in the Council Chamber in the Town Hall. The Mayor of Scarborough and representatives from Borough Council were present. The students, who have been honing their debating skill all year in debating society, did an excellent job. Fred, had the whole chamber laughing, Alex blinded them with his facts and statistics and Aimee enjoyed grilling the councillors. I was very proud of them and look forward to taking more students out on similar events. Thank you to Miss Laxton for accompanying the students.
A special thanks to all the staff and students who supported the Murder Mystery charity event last week. It was all hands on deck to transform the school library into a 1920’s cruise ship. The acting was superbly overboard; the audience laughed and gasped in all the right places. Everyone had a swell time and £65 was raised for Macmillan.
Thank you to everyone who participated....
Photographs by Chloe Wright
Event organised by Mrs N Laxton
Upskilling students in Music Composition
Students in music have been learning about production and song-writing skills with Lee Sutton from the Stephen Joseph Theatre. It was a very enjoyable session and the students developed some excellent compositions. Great work guys!
Easter Revision Sessions for Year 11
Please see attached a copy of the Easter revision sessions that our staff are putting on over the holidays to support our students in preparing for the GCSE exams. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please ensure that your teacher is aware this week so that resources and refreshments can be planned for. A better copy of the timetable is available on our school website https://www.grahamschool.co.uk/…/…/ltp-y11-gcse-revision.pdf
Rewards - Year 7 pizza and pop afternoon.
157 students were eligible for the event by either achieving 100% attendance, zero behaviour points and/or the top 15 character stamps since January. Well attended event and a big thanks to Mrs Swan and Miss Hunter for helping the event run smoothly. Also a special mention to the five year 8 helpers who served drinks all for a slice or two of deliciousness 😀 thank you all. Mr Moore
Science Trail at York University
Some Yr9 and Yr10 students attended university today to focus on science and other STEM related subjects. It was a fantastic day. Sorry there are no photos....we were all too busy learning new things....even the staff had lessons to attend! The students were a credit to the school and they all experienced superb activities throughout the day. Thank you to Mr R Johnson who accompanied the students on the visit.
The superb Easter Egg in the picture has been kindly donated by Bonnets chocolate shop for first prize in our Ecuador Easter egg raffle.
Tickets are 25p each or 5 for a pound....
Students are to see Mrs Ford for more information and tickets, in Room M2.
It would be great to sell as many tickets as possible so please dig deep!
Raffle will be drawn on March 29th. Good luck🍀
All proceeds go towards the Ecuador fund.
Rotary Technology Tournament
Some of our Year 9 students recently attended the Rotary Technology Tournament held at Scarborough Rugby Club. They won awards for best design portfolio and best overall in the foundation age group category. This was a competition to design and build a working crane, competing against all other schools from the area. Another display of superb talent from students at Graham School. Well done everyone.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
We have 8 students completing loads of different fundraising activities both in and out of school to raise funds for their 2019 trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos islands. They are currently running an Easter Egg raffle at school and had a fantastic cake stall full of goodies to purchase during the options evening last night.
If anyone would like to contribute to help students achieve their fundraising goals please contact Mrs Ford; she would... love to hear from you.
York University Masterclasses
Tristan Gilby (Year 9) was nominated by teachers in the Maths department to take part in the York Royal Institution Maths Masterclasses 2018. This is a series of 6 Masterclasses at York University aimed at promoting STEM. Tristan has attended the first session and enjoyed it very much and is looking forward to returning for the next 5. He says it was extremely challenging, yet rewarding and the experience has opened his eyes into the possibilities of a career in Mathematics. Watch this space for the future!