A Story of Motown at RCAT

Last night 12 musicians from Y10 and Y11 visited RCAT to watch the first year L3 BTEC Music students perform their first show, ‘A Story of Motown’. The pupils were a credit to Clifton, and really enjoyed watching musicians in the next stage of their musical studies. We also had the pleasure of seeing some ex-Clifton musicians performing on stage! Pupils also had a talk from Music staff at RCAT about the L3 BTEC courses on offer to raise their aspirations.

A brilliant night, and we are looking forward to going to more shows in the future!

Snowflake Project Trip

Last night members of the student council were invited to the Children’s hospital light switch on in Sheffield. The girls represented Clifton brilliantly. They enjoyed a tour around the new part of the hospital and a presentation by the charity.
As a school, we are one of thirty that has helped raise over thirty thousand pounds this Christmas, our contribution being £1052. Please share this in FTT, the student council are keen for all students and staff to celebrate the success together.

Superior Students in English

Congratulations to the new ‘Superior Students of the Week’ in English!

These students have shown consistent effort and enthusiasm in English lessons this week.  They have involved themselves in class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone!

Mrs Mather: Dylan Parker 11.3 Kristen Sneddon 11.3

Miss Pyott: Kashif Hussain 8.1 Megan Grimstone 10.6

Miss Foster: David Zupko 7.6 Shohaib Shafia 10.6

Miss Wilkinson: Abigail Johnson 9.4 Jack Johnson 11.1

Miss Allison: Abigail Foord 7.6 Gul Yshak 10.6

Miss St. Pierre: Logan Billen 7.1 Molly Burgin 10.2

Miss Stephen: Ndumbey Dibba 8.2 Yasmin Saleh 11.3

Mrs Purshouse: Nikola Bila 8.3 Gloria Horvat 11.5

Y8 Tapas Trip to The Olive Lounge In Wickersley

On Thursday, thirty Y8 students visited ‘The Olive Lounge’ in Wickersley as part of their module on Spanish food.

The students were extremely well behaved and were a credit to Clifton. The waiters called out the dishes in Spanish and the students were very enthusiastic about using Spanish to order further dishes (and ask for the dessert menu!).

A really great afternoon was had by all involved. The students returned very excited by the experience!

Sheffield University Campus Visit 2017

A group of 20 students from Y9 and Y10 have been selected to be part of the US in Schools programme, led by Sheffield University. This will involve them having a weekly session with their University Mentor in school throughout this year. Students have been selected based on their academic success, with them all having grades that show they are capable of attending university in the future. Throughout the year, the programme will enable them to understand the opportunities available to them in later life and break any misconceptions they have about whether they can attend university.

Part of the programme involved attended a mentoring day at Sheffield University, where they took part in various challenges, winning prizes for most creative ideas, and were shown around by their University Mentors in order to get an insight into University life in Sheffield. A great day was had by all; our students were a credit to Clifton and their families. Well done Mentees of 2017/18 – keep up the excellent attitude to learning and you will go far!

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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Knit & Stitch Show Harrogate 2017

The Y10 textile students have had such an inspirational day! They were able to have a wander around the textiles exhibitions and take a peek at graduate textile students work from various university’s, to get an insight into the textiles industry and career paths. They have all been inspired to experiment and test new media and processes that they have seen or been shown how to use at the today show. Its definitely got everyone’s creative juices flowing!
I’d like to say a massive well done to all the students!

Y11 Boys Locked Horns with Oakwood For The Second Time This Season

Our Y11 boys locked horns with Oakwood for the second time this season. We were keen to gain revenge for our cup exit at the hands of the hosts in the opening game of the season. We did this in some style with a 6-0 victory.

We started the game strongly and created a couple of decent openings before we took the lead. Louis Waterhouse’s deep corner was met smartly on the volley by Brendan Walker for his second goal of the season.
We took control of the game from this point with front pairing Amaan Ghnani and Connor Coady linking up well to create chances for one another. Not for the first time this season we met an in form goalkeeper who kept us at bay. The pressure was mounting though and we doubled our advantage through Connor after a well placed cross from Amaan. The boys at the back were keeping Oakwood at bay with Jack Johnson making 3 smart blocks to repel their main threat.

2-0 at half time and we were able to up a gear after Faisal Khairy scored our third just after the break with the help of a massive deflection.
Connor then latched onto a long ball and kept a calm head to make the score 4-0 as Oakwood began to tire.
Henrik Santana gave a strong performance in defensive midfield and he scored our fifth following a rare foray up field.
Connor rounded the scoring off with a well taken lob to complete his hatrick.
6-0 at full time and an excellent performance that showed that the boys are turning into a very good footballing team.

Connor was our Man of the Match but there was not a weak link in the side.



Progress Shown in Year 7 Football

Mr. Gurran had the pleasure of taking 11 Y7 lads to Oakwood for a football fixture.  Having been beaten 8-1 in the corresponding home fixture we were certainly looking for improvement.

Half-time saw us 1-0 down from their only shot on goal.  We were a little sleepy at the back first 5 minutes and were lacking in composure (Logan Billen – “Sir, what’s composure?!!”) in the final third.
Second half a few poor passing decisions cost us and we trailed 3-0 against the run of play.
However, the effort, endeavour, and skill of these lads saw them score two fantastic goals (Ludo Sivak and Alfie Lowe) to get back to 3-2.  Unfortunately, as we pushed for an equaliser Oakwood scored a couple on the break to win 5-2 (hugely flattering to them).
Many positives, not least the number of chances we are creating and with the lads now knowing what I mean when I say they need to have a bit more composure in the final third, our goal tally should improve!!
Well done!
Richard Eblet
Richard Sivak
Tyler Ely
Mitchell Soar
Alfie Lowe
Kain Skidmore
Charlie Wilde
Logan Billen
Ludo Sivak (man of the match)
Kyle Atkinson
Lewis Richardson

Superior Students in English

Congratulations to the new ‘Superior Students of the Week’ in English!

These students have shown consistent effort and enthusiasm in English lessons this week.  They have involved themselves in class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone!

Mrs Mather: Callum Boyle 7.6 Sameera Mazhar 11.4

Miss Pyott: Archie Birch 7.6 Alzbeta Chroma 9.4

Miss Foster: Frantisek Gabor 7.4 Juste Ziulpaite 10.4

Miss Wilkinson: Lana Abdulrahman 8.5 & Zara Hussain 8.1 Jessica Lee 10.6

Miss Allison: Korie Keeling 9.1 Natalia Dunkova 10.1

Miss St. Pierre: Saleh Ali 8.1 Tomas Sivak 9.1

Miss Stephen: Richard Eblet 7.3 Jack Stocks 9.5