Cambodia. More photos from Mrs Ford. They are having a brilliant time. Callum made them do a boot camp this morning. Weather is super hot but everyone is managing and getting stuck in. One group have been making clay and the other group have been helping out in the forest.
Our students raised over £1200 on sports day to be split between the five house charities. Below is a picture of our Pegasus House Leaders presenting their share to The Rainbow Centre, Scarborough. Well done guys, the money raised will help support local families.
Summer Term attendance winners. All students are entered for every week of 100% attendance into the end of term prize draw for an ipad. Congratulations to all but especially to Liam for winning the ipad. Keep up the good attendance.
Christina Rumbelow Year 9 has earned her golf Yorkshire Juniors colours and has played for the Yorkshire Ladies Second Team with success performing in open competitions around the county. Christina's club junior team recently won the York Union Team Championship and then won the Yorkshire Team Championship which puts them into the National Final against 42 other teams at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire. We wish her good luck this summer! Christina is 4th from the right in the picture.
Our Year 7 and 8 UK Maths Challenge winners received their certificates today. The standard of maths ability coming through school is of such a high level. Certificates included gold, silver and bronze awards along with best in year and best in school. Well done to all those who who took part. You should be very proud of your achievements.
Fantastic fun was had by all on the Dalby Forest trip today. A gruffalo and it's child were found along with many other woodland creatures. Great team working skills were shown in the creation of a den in the woods although it was not enough to keep them dry in the rain. Mrs Atkinson was over heard saying "It's wetter than the Alpamare trip last Friday!".
Thank you to the PCSOs who attended school today as part of their community work 'getting to know our students'. There will be drop in surgeries in school from September to support our students through information and guidance. We look forward to working with them in building an even stronger school community.
We hosted a sports day yesterday for all our students. The variety of activities made available to the students was superb. Everyone had the opportunity to try new things and also complete in traditional sports day events. We had some very tired students and staff at the end of the day. Well done to Miss Jessup for organising the event. It couldn't have gone better.
Night at the Movies was a massive success. It was viewed by parents, students and some of our Year 6 students from Gladstone Road and Northstead. The feedback from everyone has been fantastic. The performers put a huge amount of effort into the show and the organisation from Mr Lee, Miss Bancroft, Miss Noble and their team was exceptional. Well done to all for producing such a great event.
Former pupil and professional rugby league player, Kriss Brining, paid a visit to school today, on a rare day off from training with Salford City Devils. Kriss, also a qualified teacher, joined in with a couple of Year 7 lessons whilst catching up with his old PE teacher, Mr Farrell. Kriss was introduced to new head teacher, Mr Brockwell, and he commented on the positive atmosphere around school.
It is hoped that Kriss will return in the near future to talk to the students about the hard work and dedication it takes to become a professional sportsman. Kriss is currently injured but hopes to return to action in Super League in the next few weeks. Mr Farrell is tipping him for international selection in the next few years.
On Wednesday 19th July we will be holding a Sports Day with a difference to celebrate the school community finally being together on one site. The school day will be slightly different; however the start time and finish time are the same 8.40am - 3.10pm.
Students should arrive to school in 'sportswear' - they must wear their Graham School PE t- shirt and any appropriate shorts, joggers etc. Students and staff are asked to bring £1 into school to donate to their House charity,... this will be collected during tutor time.
The weather forecast at the current time is humid and cloudy; please be aware that the UV level is still moderately high, therefore students will need to wear sun cream and have a bottle for water with them.
Let's have a great day!