Students of the Term

Every week for the past term, our Science and Health and Social Care teams have been picking ‘Students of the Week’.

Members of staff from each department nominated one KS3 and one KS4 student per week and their names were displayed on our website, the ‘big screens’ in school and on display boards on the Science Corridor.

At the end of each term, our winners names are put into a prize draw, where one Science Ks3 student, one Science KS4 student and a Health and Social Care student win £10, a certificate and their photo on the website!

Well done to our winners:

Ali – Key Stage 3 Science

Adam – Key Stage 4 Science

Chelsea – Health and Social Care

Clifton Climbers!

We’ve recently had a custom made climbing wall installed within the school Sports Hall as part of a community focused project funded by the National Lottery. The project will provide safe, supervised community engagement for young people and will encourage them to develop a greater sense of self-belief, self-confidence, and social skills. After school and community clubs have already begun using the wall, enabling young people to come along and develop their climbing skills whilst also engaging in developmental & exciting group training sessions.

The facility itself consists of 3 angled climbs including a slab section, vertical wall, and overhang. Together with the wall’s wide variety of graded routes, it can be used to cater for a range of skill levels and abilities. In addition there is a long 10m traverse wall which is an excellent tool when looking at coaching climbing techniques and developing higher level skills amongst club members.

During school hours the wall is also being used for PE lessons to both enhance the curriculum within Key Stage 3, and provide a wider range of sporting opportunities at GCSE.

So far we’ve had groups visit the wall from all over the Rotherham Borough, and regular club nights are set to increase in numbers throughout 2016.

English Stars of the Week

Congratulations to all of our students who have been awarded ‘Stars of the Week’ in their English lessons. Students were awarded their star status for excellent effort in lessons and high quality of work. The accolade is open to all year groups and every member of the English Department nominates one girl and one boy each.

This week’s winners are:

Laura Johnson
Max johnson
Kyle White
Julius Gazi
Shantelle Walker
Stanislav Karala
Dani Hardy
Callum Brittle
Muhammad Yasin
Kacie Atkinson
Christopher Evans
Khadija Hafeez
Samuel Hough
Nicole Wraith
Brendan Walker
Alysia Goodall
Frederik Zupko
Nikola Slepcikova
Ross Cockle
Shannon Tunstill
Francesca Bradshaw
Tyler Huddart
Malak Kassim
Mason Connellet
Gabija Liogyte
Patrik Dunka

Instrumental Exams

Recently we have had some students who have succeeded in passing there instrumental exams.
The students included are:
L. Johnson – Grade 1 Clarinet: passed with Merit
A. Ellinger – Grade 2 Baritone: passed
C. Webb – Grade 1 Rock School : passed with Merit
Well Done and Keep up the hard work !

Photographer of the Year Competition!

For the remainder of the year the Photography department are running a photographer of the year Competition.
The competition is open to all students.
To enter the competition you must submit 3 of your own images which you have taken this year! The photographs can be of any theme or subject. Images can be edited but must be sent in JPEG form.
Entries must be emailed to Mr Mason, put in Mr Masons Dropbox account or submitted to Mr Mason in person for anyone who is unsure of how to do any of the above. If entries are submitted in person they must have pupils name and form on.
Closing date for all entries to be handed in is 19th December 2015.
The winners work will be printed and displayed within school. Good Luck Everyone!
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The Impossible Triangle Challenge

The following Clifton students that have all completed their ‘Impossible Triangles’ this week! In order to complete their triangle, students must collect merit marks in their Maths lessons. Merits are awarded to students who have completed an outstanding piece of homework.

Congratulations to:

Kristian Gabor – Y7
Leoni Clayton – Y8
Muhammad Nawaz – Y7
Monea Musa – Y7
Luke Rodwell – Y10
Owen McCloud – Y10
Sam Hough – Y10
Jan Gabor – Y10
Marianna Lakatosova – Y7
Jan Dzudza – Y7
Stefanie Lackova – Y11

A Drumtastic Time!

Thursday 3rd December was yet another busy afternoon for Clifton’s Music Department with over 20 pupils performing in Drumtastic!  The event took place in the Drama Studio after school and showed the journey that pupils must go through to become successful young musicians.  Soul Band opened the show, with renditions of ‘Express Yourself’ and ‘Superstition’, both of which were thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.  Next it was time for the Level 1 drummers; pupils just starting out on their musical career.  Despite feeling nervous, Auguste, Callum and Ricky performed their pieces with pride.  Charlotte, Bobbie, Josh, Connor and James took to the stage next, performing a selection of pieces from the grade 1 and 2 exam books.  Connor recently took his grade 1 drum exam – we are eagerly awaiting the results!

Next it was time to see some of the outstanding work that occurs in KS4 Music lessons.  Jan and Sam showcased their version of ‘Sunshine of your love’ and Matt and Jaq followed with ‘Uptown Funk’.  Kane performed ‘Mardy Bum’ with Mr Riley on bass.  The show concluded with the accomplished Rock Band blasting out ‘Back to Black’, ‘Paranoid’ and ‘Daytripper’.

Well done to all of the young musicians who performed – we are incredibly impressed with your hard work and dedication!  We have some extremely talented pupils who are going to go very far!

Well done to;

Matt Orme
Josh Plant
Hussen Mulhem
Jan Karala
Charlotte Caprani
James Cardie
Luke Poucher
Ross Denton
Salem Mafuta
Josh Hynes
Danielle Brownlow
James Mycroft
Ricky Shipman
Bobbie Hattersley
Connor Webb
Callum Johnson
Auguste Rekyte
Jaq Denton
Matt Cooper
Kane Jones
Sam Hough

Thank you also to parents and staff for your continued support!

Event Gallery:

The Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday 16th December at 6.30pm in the Performance Hall.  Tickets can be purchased from Mrs Houlbrook in the Music Workroom.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The Impossible Triangle Challenge

The following Clifton students that have all completed their ‘Impossible Triangles’ this week! In order to complete their triangle, students must collect merit marks in their Maths lessons. Merits are awarded to students who have completed an outstanding piece of homework.

Congratulations to:

Rio Barker – Y9
Naomi Wright – Y10
Jamie Deakin – Y10
Jess Harvey – Y10
Demi Smith – Y10
Karolina Varadyova – Y10
Charlie Marshall – Y10
Katie Evans – Y10
Jodielei Rollinson – Y10
Farhad Quanbari – Y10
Norijus Vaitkus – Y10
Ardonit Behuli – Y10
Ross Cockle – Y10
Leigh Anne Clark – Y10
Ibrahim Ibdali – Y10
Anna Oraczko – Y7
Jan Gabor – Y10
Kristian Popik – Y7
Iveta Mackova – Y7
Lauren Adamson – Y7

English Stars of the Week

Congratulations to all of our students who have been awarded ‘Stars of the Week’ in their English lessons. Students were awarded their star status for excellent effort in lessons and high quality of work. The accolade is open to all year groups and every member of the English Department nominates one girl and one boy each.

This week’s winners are:

Joe Woods
Rumana Hussain
Waheeha Malik
Chloe McMichael
Liam Vernon
Codi-Lea Hodby
Kristina Varadyova
Marek Ziga
Tomas Sivak
Rhian Hart
Lauren Johnson
Jake Pierpoint
Michal Bily
Arame Sow Ndour
Safah Sajid
Owen McCloud
Lauren Wilson
Richard Bond
Zeba Basharat
Shohaib Shafia
Marek Ziga
Chloe Blades
Aneta Molnarova
Lubomir Gina

Boxing Club

CLIFTON BOXING CLUB!

Every Friday: 3.10 – 4.30pm

All year groups and abilities welcome!