We are entering the Wicked Young Writer Awards & We Need You!

Calling all aspiring writers ages 11 – 14 years old!

We are entering the Wicked Young Writer Awards and we want you to take part! You can write 750 about anything you want, the judges want it to be personal – so you can choose whichever topic you like!

The deadline is Friday 17th March.

Email your entries to Miss McLaughlin or bring your handwritten entry to H4!

Prizes:

All winners will win 4 tickets to see the London production of WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and an opportunity to meet cast member after the show with an exclusive backstage tour!

A subscription to young people’s current affairs magazine, The Week Junior

£50 worth of books/eBooks tokens to spend

£100 worth of books for the winners’ school library donated by Hachette Children’s Books

A bespoke WICKED workshop for their school

The 3 schools that submit the most entries also get creative writing workshops

This competition is not to be missed!

 

Y7 Football Team Celebrate A 4-2 Victory Against Rawmarsh

Last night was the Y7’s quarter final cup match against Rawmarsh. Thankfully we saved our best performance of the season for tonight coming out a 4-2 victory in a dominant performance what flattered Rawmarsh.

The game started with us on top creating a few early chances with balls from Jensen and David finding Finley upfront was unlucky not to get on the score sheet early hitting both the post and making the Rawmarsh keeper pull off a number great saves. It was only a matter of time before our dominance paid off, 5 minutes in a ball through by Omar was raced onto be Finley and dispatched into the bottom corner. Our early dominance continued when a long ball from Luke again found Finley and again he found the bottom corner. Rawmarsh were finding it hard to cope with our intensity and a third followed. A free kick 25 yards out into the top corner from Finley again. 3-0. Towards the end of the first half, Rawmarsh had a corner which was headed due to poor defending. 3-1 at HT.

The second half started as it did in the first with Clifton on top. Creating plenty of chances but failing to find that fourth goal. Eventually, it came from a long range effort from Jensen and we got a feeling the job was done. Towards the end of the second half, Rawmarsh got a consolation to make it 4-2 but it was our day.

All of the lads were exceptional today and their hard work and commitment were something that is becoming a feature with this team. It was also great to see so much support from both staff and students coming down to watch.

The night was summed up when a few of the Rawmarsh lads complained that Clifton Team are ‘too good!’

Please congratulate the lads on their performance and on reaching the semi-final.

Luke Steane
Omar sharia
Dylan Whatley
Kurtis Rich
Bilaal Farooq
Josh Humphries
Jensen Murr
David Santana
Finley Chadburn

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Clifton Playgroup Has Now Launched

We have now launched our community playgroup based at Clifton which welcomes children aged 0-5 for an afternoon of play. The playgroup is free and runs every Tuesday afternoon from 1.30 until 3pm. It is organised by Wickersley CACHE level 3 students who will ensure your child enjoys the fantastic activities, games and songs we have planned for them.

Please join us, you do not need to book just come along.

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Movement Evening 2017

Our annual Movement Evening will be held on:
Tuesday 25th April
Wednesday 26th April
Thursday 27th April

We have added an extra day this year as it has been a sell out for the last two years. There will be approximately 150 dancers performing in the event and there will be different styles of dance to suit all ages. This will also be the final time that the Y11’s perform.

Other performing arts information:
The Y9 and Y11 are competing in the annual Rotherham schools dance competition to be held at Aston on 23rd March. Last year they came 2nd and third so they are trying to beat this, this year.

There will be a trip to Lincoln University to have a dance taster day on July 13th. This will give the new Y10 and new Y11 dance students the experience of being a performing arts degree student.

View the Movement Evening Poster below for more information:

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Said Jamal Picked As A Finalist

As many of you will know, we nominated Said Jamal in Y11 for a Youth Sport Trust award which recognises young people who have shown resilience, leadership and determination through sport.

Said was picked as a finalist for this award from an extremely high number of entries.

Last night we attended the presentation dinner at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Sadly Said did not receive the overall award as this went to another remarkable young man who had also overcome a great many difficulties in his life and is now inspiring others in the world of tennis. However, we were far from being disappointed as to even get to this stage was incredible.

During the course of the evening, Said was lucky enough to meet Kate Richardson Walsh, captain of the gold medal-winning Olympic hockey team and the team of amazing women who rowed across the Atlantic.

It was an amazing evening and as always Said was a fabulous ambassador for Clifton, sport and young people in general.

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