The Remembrance Service in Clifton Park

The English faculty took Y8 down to the Remembrance Service in Clifton Park to act as ambassadors for the school.

We are brimming with pride at the impeccable behaviour, level of maturity and respect towards the Soldiers that was demonstrated. All the students greeted the soldiers and broke into a spontaneous round of applause as they marched away at the end of the service. Everyone present felt the power of this emotional experience.

Kurtis Rich had the honour of laying a wreath at the War Memorial.

The speaker shared a message of peace and Clifton students returned to school determined to be examples of how to respect each other.

 

Rugby For All Festival at Herringthorpe

Last night Mr Duroe had the pleasure of taking 14 Y7s to the Rugby For All Festival at Herringthorpe. Having only a handful of sessions of Rugby in their PE lessons and being up against more experienced teams outlet lads were going to be up against it.

We started the first game against St Bernard’s well-controlling possession well which eventually resulted in a try for Lewis Richardson who made a superb breakdown wing and finished well in the corner. Unfortunately, St Bernard’s were able to control territory and possession better for the rest of the game as they switched to more direct approach with several of their players able to execute a Samoan sidestep to good effect. However, they did have to work hard for their 3 tries as the entire Clifton team defended as if their lives depended on it. Definite bodies on the line stuff and none of them gave up and deserved better than the 15-5 scoreline.

The second fixture against Aston started as the last game ended with Clifton unfortunately not getting their hands on the ball enough to get anything going. Aston capitalised on a few tired bodies and their superior rugby knowledge at the breakdown. The game ended 10-0 to Aston.

For those with limited Rugby knowledge it’s 5 points for a try, so in footballing terms we lost 3-1 and 2-0.

I can’t fault any member of the team in terms of their effort and determination. This team has a lot of potential and already has an attribute that can’t be coached, grit! All of the team were willing to get stuck and make the tackles, against players that were in most cases were twice their size.

If you see any of the lads please congratulate them on their efforts, as myself and Mr Fisher have high hopes for this group. For a first game with little/no experience in the team they were excellent and it was a definite team effort. No passing to the big lad who can run through 3 people at a time. Our lads were trying to and succeeding at playing some proper Rugby!

Kae
Lewis
Sebastian
sebastian
Boris
Tyler
Kenzie
Alfie
Ahmed
Kain
Rene
Kyle
George

Netball Fixture V Oakwood

The girls had a fixture last night against Oakwood at Cranworth Road.The year 7’s had a good turn out with 11 players. Chisom stepped up and played for the y9’s which was a very nice gesture. We had some debut players in Billie-Jo, Skye and Lola.

Although it was a close game the girls, unfortunately, came short by 2 goals, they had an excellent game showing a better performance working together as a team. With Billie-Jo playing a key role as centre holding the team together making great interceptions and movements for the ball. Alexandra and Darcie made a great defensive team making it difficult for Oakwood to score. Skie also played brilliantly for her first ever netball game.

Oakwood awarded Neve player of the match with another strong performance from our captain.

All girls played brilliantly, they are forming a strong team to go forward into future fixtures. Please congratulate all girls on their performance.

Neve Gaughan
Skie Clowes
Alexandra Kovlova
Keisha Kerr
Billie-jo Bagley
Lola Medlock
Chisom Christopher
Ellie Kent
Darcie Johnson
Bridie Lee-Ellis
Louize Ivansone

The Y8’s continued their excellent run of form tonight with a convincing 18-9 win over Oakwood. The girls worked really hard against a much taller opposition. The game was close for the first two quaters but Taylor Kelsall was on fire with her shooting to ensure we pulled away in the second half, this was helped by Zaneerah and Qirath’s excellent work feeding the ball to her.

The whole team are improving week by week which is a real pleasure to see.

Zaneerah
Qirath
Zaynah
Isbah
Molly
Taylor
Hallina

CACHE Early Years Students At Clifton

Cache Early Years students continue to support our community in their playgroup based at Clifton Community School.

Yesterday their focus was sensory play and language development as they made sensor shakers and enjoyed a themed singing activity.

If you are thinking of a career in Early Years come along to our open evening next Thursday 16th November at Wickersley School.

Spelling Bee

We have a Spanish Spelling Bee Club that will take place on Wednesday after school until 3:45PM and Thursday break one.

You can practice in preparation for the first round of competition at the end of this half term.

Open to all Year 7 students to get extra practice in for the National competition.

Poppies Are Now Available To Buy For Remembrance Sunday

What is remembrance day and why do people wear poppies?

When did it all start?

  • World war I ended on the 11th November 1918, at 11 o’clock. This is when remembrance day started.
  • We remember all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to fight for our freedom.
  • Since WWI this date has been used to remember all the fallen soldiers in all the wars where British soldiers have fought and are still fighting.

Why a poppy?

  • The symbol of remembrance day is the poppy since WWI and the famous poem – In Flanders Fields

How can you help?

  • Buy a poppy from H2 at any break time.
  • Poppies are £1 each (they are hand knitted.)
  • Buy one for yourself and maybe for people at home too!
  • Do you bit! Britain needs you!!!

Why a minutes silence on 11-11 at 11am?

  • Time to reflect
  • Time to remember the sacrifice and be thankful.
  • Time to think about those soldiers fighting today for our freedom

11th November 2017 at 11.00am

  • Take that minute of silence to remember, think and be thankful for our armed forces.

Artist of the Week

Well done to the latest Artists of the Week. Thank you for your continued effort and hard work.

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DofE Students Take Part In ‘We Love Where We Live!’

The DofE students are taking part in the ‘We Love Where We live’ litter picking scheme. They wanted to give back to the community and work towards their DofE award, and what better way to do it! They have had a fantastic week, filling a total of 24 rubbish bags.
They will be taking part in the scheme for the next 6 weeks, so if you see them out in the community, cleaning up our streets, please say hi.