ENGLISH STARS

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.

The following students have all been awarded English Star of the Week for putting 100% effort into their lessons: Read more

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Artist of the Week

Well done to the latest Artists of the Week. Thank you for your continued effort and hard work.
Y9 – Tyler Grayson
For her Marcia Baldwin inspired Cockrel
Y11- Magarita Kisyova
For her Secondary tiger Oil pastel study
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

On Wednesday 15th February a group of our talented Performing Artists went to see the new show in Sheffield, ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’. A coming-of-age story with a twist, with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come. Read more

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Impossible Triangle Challenge

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in their maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in a lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one is completed a student receives a text home, postcard home and also a CFP! All pupils achieving a full triangle will be placed into a prize draw at the end of term and 1 student from each year group will be drawn to win £10 and a certificate.

The following students have won the Impossible Triangle in Maths for this half term.

Each child will receive a certificate and £10.

Congratulations to:
Y7 – Mahnoor Sohail
Y8 – Megan Bulman
Y9 – Zar Yshak
Y10 – Tiba Ghadeer
Y11 – Marie Bah

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Y11 RSL Music Performance exam

Last week saw an epic four concerts in two days as Y11 musicians performed their RSL Live Music Performance exams. Pupils have spent the past 18 months preparing for their 10-15 minute set, developing technical skills on their instrument and using music events on the calendar to improve their confidence and performance skills.

We are incredibly proud of our Y11 musicians – throughout this week they have demonstrated true musicianship and pushed themselves well beyond their comfort zones. The support they’ve given each other has been absolutely amazing and they’ve produced some very impressive performances. Well done!

To view all the pictures of the night visit our facebook page.

 

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More excellent Tectonics homework

Sara G has clearly gone above and beyond with her Geography homework project this week.

She has created a cake which has different coloured layers to show the different layers of the volcano.

Well done Sara! Keep up the good work!

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Clifton Community Playgroup

We are starting a community playgroup at school, everyone welcome with children 0-4 years to meet new people and let your children play with our qualified staff and experienced students.

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Year 9 Visit Sheffield University

A group of twenty-seven Year 9 students attended Sheffield University on Monday for a tour of the campus and a study skills session. They were accompanied by Student Ambassadors, who gave a true insight into University life during a tour of the campus buildings.
Time was allowed in the Student Union, where our students could find out about the extracurricular opportunities at Sheffield University as well as visit the many food outlets and soak up the atmosphere – leading to most of our students having a newfound desire to be an undergraduate in the future.

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Back to the 80’s

Let’s go back to a time where everyone’s heartthrob was Kevin Bacon, TVs were a piece of furniture in your living room and The Walkman was the coolest thing…ever.

Mobile phones were HUGE, hair was massive, and The A-Team were bigger than One Direction.

Let’s go back to a time when Donald Trump had his own hair, back to a time before iPads and back to a time where you WERE gonna call the Ghostbusters…and they were men.

Let’s go back….Back to the 80s!

For more information check out our poster!

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Tectonics Homework

Y8 Geography students were asked to complete a project at home this half term on our Tectonics topic.

This is an example of some of the outstanding homework completed by Abigail Johnson.

Well done!

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ENGLISH STARS

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.

The following students have all been awarded English Star of the Week for putting 100% effort into their lessons: Read more

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Badminton Club 🏸

We had a great turnout at badminton club last week, we are having a big push on students attending an extracurricular club this year. We are so pleased that there is such a diverse range of students attending and hope that this will continue to grow.

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Year 10 visit University

Twenty-six Year 10 students from Clifton were selected to attend Sheffield University on Monday for a tour of the campus and a study skills session.

During the day, the group were accompanied by University Student Ambassadors who were available to give a true insight into University life and answer any questions asked of them, of which there were plenty!
Our students had free time to mingle in the Student Union, experiencing students study, relax and socialise, and managed to conduct themselves exceptionally well when visiting areas where exams were taking place.

An excellent day was enjoyed by all, thanks to the outstanding behaviour and maturity of our students.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

On Friday 27th January one of our talented Year 8 singers, Vaniya Farooq, was invited to perform at the Holocaust Memorial Day in All Saints Square.  Attended by local dignitaries and the community, Vaniya performed beautifully at this prestigious event, bringing a tear to the eye of people watching.  Jane Cardie, organiser of the event and School Governor, said ‘Vaniya did the school proud, we were honoured to have her sing at the event ‘.

Holocaust Memorial Day Rotherham

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Hospitality Evening 2017

The Y11 hospitality pupils planned, prepared, cooked and served a three-course meal as part of their GCSE practical assignment. The evening was held on Thursday 12th January at 6:00 pm.

The invited guest’s including parents and teachers enjoyed a meal of tomato and basil soup, beef casserole with duchess potatoes and steamed broccoli as well as a trio of desserts (mini pavlova, chocolate tart and lemon cheesecake) followed by tea and coffee. They were treated to music from music

They were also treated to some fantastic music from some of the music students during the meal.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening.

The evening was fab from start to finish.  The mood was relaxed, the food was divine and the music was sensational.  For students to produce such an evening was amazing. – Miss Hamilton

Food fantastic. Service brilliant. – Mr Hall

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Very professional from start to finish with warm and welcoming service. Great grub too! – Mr Butterell

It was an outstanding display of culinary skill and professionalism from all the students involved. – Mrs Webster

It was a fantastic meal. The music accompaniment was just toned right. The food and service were exceptional and the students had impeccable manners. – Mrs Kincaid

I was an extremely enjoyable evening: VERY good food, served with pride and care, in a lovely atmosphere with mood music throughout. My wife and I had a thoroughly good time. All testament to the expertise of staff and students alike. As always, Clifton kids shine through! – Mr Hudson

To view all the photos from the evening visit our facebook page.

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Music Leaders

Since launching the Music Leaders scheme in September several other musicians have been keen to receive the award. Joe Woods and Elliott Duke, both in Y9 and members of The Astros, have now proven themselves to be excellent musicians worthy of being Music Leaders and received their badges this week. Well done!

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Phonics Stars of the Week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

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Y9 Parents & Options Evening

Year 9 Parents and Options Evening will take place on Thursday 2nd February at 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm.

This evening is an opportunity for you to meet with subject teachers to discuss the progress of students.

Students should make appointments to see staff in English, Maths and Science. Staff from all of the options subjects will be on hand on the evening to discuss option choices.

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WPT Music Festival 2017

The entry form is now open for WPT Music Festival and Young Musician of the Year 2017.

Date: Thursday 16th March
Time: 7pm
Where: Wickersley School

Tickets are available from the Boxoffice or Positickets

Please complete this entry form if you wish to take part.

 

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Battle of the Bands 2017!

Clifton are once again hosting a Battle of the Bands competition following the success of last year’s event and we would like to invite pupil bands from across Rotherham to enter. Read more

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Year 9 Award Winners

Congratulations to our Year 9 winners from the last term. Well done and keep up the hard work.
The awards were presented for students who gained:
  • Extra Curricular Passport Points
  • 100% Attendance
  • No CFC’s
  • No lates
  • All 3 of the above

Our winners are as follows:

  • 100% Attendance- £10: Hailie Smith
  • No Lates- £10: Ashley Ogden
  • No CFC’s- £10: Travis Markham
  • No Lates, 100% attendance, No CFC’s- £20: Aaminah Mahmood
Extra Curricular Points Winners:
  • 9.1- Ellie Mae Evans
  • 9.2- Alice Hardy
  • 9.3- Joe Woods
  • 9.4- Amaan Anjum
  • 9.5-  Charlotte Caprani
  • 9.6 Natalie O’Donnel
Bronze  Natalie O’Donnell
Silver – Amaan Anjum
Gold – Charlotte Caprani
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We also have some more winners for 100% attendance, No Lates, No CFC’s. Letters for this term have been sent home:
Jacob Dimbleby
Abu Hussain
Aaminah Mahmood
Jenna Nishat
Kirsten Weatherhead
Charley Bell
Molly Burgin
Alice Hardy
Madiha Iqbal
Landon Drabble
Ellie Lancaster
Travis Markham
Ellie Mae Nicholson
Ethan Gale
Rhian Hart
Alexandru Toma
Zico Barker
Kasam Hussain
Hailie Smith
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Clifton Christmas Concert 2016

Last night was our biggest Christmas Concert yet with over 50 musicians from Y7-11 performing to a packed audience of family, friends and staff!

Y9 band The Astros opened the show with their superb version of the Arctic Monkeys classic ‘A Certain Romance’. Mr Griffin’s Y7 choir followed with an enthusiastic rendition of ‘Santa Claus is coming to Town’. For several musicians this was their first event, and our beginner brass ensemble, Gabriella, Daniyal, Lubos and Michal, thoroughly enjoyed showing off their new skills by playing Jingle Bells. The accomplished Rock and Soul Bands also performed. Clifton Factor runner-up Vaniya Farooq sang, Ross Denton and Ellie Mae Evans played saxophone and flute, and Y10 Amy Burling performed ‘Last Christmas’.

There were highlight performances by our Music Leaders – Harmonix, led by Alice Hardy, performed ‘Somewhere only we know’. Alice also performed a stunning duet of ‘Say Something’ with Laura Johnson. Alijah Mustafa and Shohaib Shafia, otherwise known as 2Barz, pulled out all the stops for ‘Hear Dis’. Danielle Brownlow sang and played piano for her gorgeous version of ‘This is Gospel’, and Charlotte Caprani debuted her beautiful piano interpretation of ‘Demons’.

Several of our Y11 Rockschool musicians also took the opportunity to perform their exam pieces before their final performance in February. Matt Cooper produced an outstanding drum solo for ‘Uptown Funk’, Jack Dudhill performed the beautiful ‘Nuvole Bianche’ and Emily Wilkinson sang ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’. Josh Walker rapped ‘Slim Shady’ and Luke Poucher performed Robbie Williams’ ‘Party like a Russian’. Kieren Wilson, Courtney Lewis, Jan Karala and Megan Parkinson performed ‘Mardy Bum’ and Alice Ellinger showcased her piano debut of ‘When you wish upon a star’. Jan also performed ‘Blue Orchid’ with Sam Hough, before dazzling the audience with Hussen Mulhem as the awesome Mountain of Diamonds.

Our musicians have worked exceptionally hard in preparation for the concert and conducted themselves professionally backstage – well done to all involved!

Thankyou to all who came along and Merry Christmas!

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BTEC Dance Evening

The BTEC dance exam was a great success with 107 dancers in performing. The Y11’s prepared the evening and performed Unit 1 piece. The programme was designed by Kieran Wilson and the students choreographed their own parts. The Y7 performed for the first time and danced a spectacular American Country  line dance mix. Two groups of Y 8 s and the Y9’s performed to African themes of Tarzan, Lion King and Gumboot dance.

The Y9s also performed to grease mega mix with Kye Oliver performing in the character of Danny  Zuko. The evening finished as it started with the Y10s performing to Lion King and the Y 11s to Tales of the Unexpected.

All dancers performed well showing their commitment and dedication to dance.

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Year 9s Collaborative Poem

This week in history Year 9 have been exploring World War 1 poetry and expressing their knowledge and feelings from this term in a collaboratively planned poem.

This is the fantastic efforts of one Year 9 class; Shuayb Alam, Sobia Ali, Jonas Badi, Vanesa Cechova, Natalia Dunkova, Marian Gazi, Patrik Hanko, Jenna Hawksworth, Aneta Horvatova, Josh Lawton, Perla Makulova, Costica Rostas, Laura Slepcikova, Gul Yshak, Khalida Yshak and Zar Yshak.

The poor, old beggars
Begging for peace,
Weeping for sleep,
Crying week after week.

The rain has caused pain,
Which will never go away again.
You will suffer, day after day.

The crowds were proud,
But led them to be dead.
So give them respect,
And do not forget.

Gas will pass,
So wear your mask,
You’ve got to be fast,
Don’t be last!

You cushy cowards,
Want a feather?
You’ll be left in the past forever.
Tears are dripping,
Hearts are breaking,
Bodies are shaking,
Families are ending.

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End of Term Arrangements

As we approach the Christmas holidays we would like to give you advance notice of our intention to close early on Friday 16th December 2016.

On Friday 16th December lessons 1 and 2 will be as normal and lunchtime will be between 11:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. – earlier than usual.

At 12:10 p.m., instead of going to lesson 3, all students will go to their Form Room where they will meet with, and be registered by their Form Tutor. All students will then be escorted from the site leaving at around 12:30 p.m.

School reopens on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

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Presentation Evening 2016

Clifton students celebrated their exam success in style with the Presentation of Awards and Certificates evening. The platform party was made up of Mr Hardcastle, Mr Hudson, Mrs Hudson, Mr Butterell and Mrs Lidster. In total, 74 awards were handed out on the evening including:

  • Recognising exceptional performance in subject areas
  • Determination in overcoming difficulties
  • Consistently high all round standards
  • Most improved student
  • Judy Sissons award for achieving the highest mark in Maths GCSE
  • Headteachers award for excellence in KS3 and KS4

One of the highlights of the evening saw Jonathon Woods presented with the Judy Sissons award for achieving the highest mark in Maths GCSE.

In addition, we were fortunate to hear our own Naomi Wright in Year 11 perform ‘Can’t help falling in love’.

A fantastic evening enjoyed by staff, students and family members. Our 2016 Year 11 leave us with our best wishes. We know they are a year group that will contribute much to our local community and beyond.

Well done to all our award winners and we look forward to an even more successful event next year.

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Why learn an instrument?

Benefits of learning a musical instrument

Learning any new skill is hard work, especially when it involves a musical instrument.  Budding musicians must devote hours to independent practise, learn how to fix mistakes and get used to the pressure of performing – but it is also highly rewarding!

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This term the number of pupils participating in instrumental lessons has almost doubled with almost 100 pupils now on the instrumental register.  Pupils in KS4 receive funded tuition on their first instrument as part of the Rockschool Music Performance course, but there also been a dramatic increase in pupils choosing to start learning in Y7 and 8 with 18 pupils participating in beginner groups on brass, clarinet and violin.  This will eventually develop into our very own Clifton Orchestra!

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Why learn an instrument?

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 The vast benefits of learning a musical instrument have been consistently demonstrated in many scientific studies – it truly is one of the most rewarding activities on the planet.  Musicians not only enjoy their craft, it also develops an abundance of transferable skills including confidence, patience, resilience and communication.  It develops discipline and dedication as days, weeks and months can go by without noticing any real improvement.  It takes a real strength of character to make it through the initial frustrating stages of learning an instrument.  It can be painful, particularly when trying to force your fingers to learn new patterns on the piano or learning barre chords on the guitar.  Indeed, plenty of people fancy the idea of learning an instrument and think they should be making fantastic progress after just a few lessons only to become disheartened when they don’t see instant results.   If young players are willing to dedicate their time to regular practice so they can get through the difficult early stages of learning their first instrument, then they are showing true resilience and perseverance and setting themselves up for a lifetime of rewarding musical experiences.

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Developing as a musician also has a positive impact on learning in other subjects.  Not only does playing an instrument focus the mind and develop confidence, it also develops physical dexterity, fine motor skills and coordination.  Muscle memory develops over time, increasing strength and agility – you only have to watch a guitarist’s fingers flying over the fretboard or a drummer during a complicated solo to be in awe of the hours of concentrated practise they have dedicated to their art.  Musicians must also be able to stay focused throughout a whole piece of music – it only takes a split-second of daydreaming to completely lose track of where you are.  Concentration and confidence will increase as technical skills improve which will also impact in other areas of life as well.

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Perhaps most important of all, playing an instrument makes you happy.  It is exciting playing a riff at 100 miles an hour with a band and hugely rewarding that the hours of practise have paid off.  Playing can also calm you when you’re angry and pick you up when you’re feeling down.  It also develops community by allowing people from different cultures to communicate through a universal language.

For more information on instrumental lessons at Clifton, please contact Mrs Maud.

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Drumtastic 2016

Last night saw another Drumtastic concert in the Drama Studio. Musicians from Y7-Y11 performed to an audience of parents, friends and staff.

For many of the pupils it was their first performance outside the safety of the classroom, and Y9s had a taster of what they will be expected to do when they choose to study Rockschool Music in KS4.

The Y11s now have lots to evaluate for their final exam performances in February.

We are really proud and impressed with our pupils’ musicianship and professional attitude. They have all worked exceptionally hard to prepare for the performances this month!

Highlights can be found on @cliftonschoolmusic Facebook page as well as the school website and social media.

Roll on the Christmas Concert!

You can view all the photos and videos from last nights event on the school facebook page.

 

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Outstanding Homework

This term Year 7 are studying the topic of the Norman Conquest in history. Read more

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Phonics Stars of the Week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

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STEM Trip

On Thursday 10th November some of our budding young Y9 Scientists and Engineers were invited to take part in a STEM activity day at the AMRC in Sheffield, with staff from many different engineering institutes laying on sessions. Great fun was had by all and the day was both educational, and an eye opener for the extremely well behaved students into the various different ways engineering is used in the world around us.

One of the highlights of the day came in the 1st activity Clifton students took part in, the Bloodhound Racers. A competition where the students got into groups of 2-3 and where asked to design and make small race kart with the aim to see who’s kart could travel the furthest on one balloon of thrust. The Clifton students approached the task with all the creativity and determination that I would expect from them, and this was rewarded when the Clifton team ‘TEAM ELLIE’ on their final attempt of the session raced past the other schools to take 1st place!!! A video of this amazing run can be seen on the Clifton DT twitter page – @clifton_dt.
Another high point came in the very last activity of the day where students were asked to design and make the highest, and most cost effective multi-story building could that would stand up without falling over (out of Lego of course). Again the Clifton students were a credit to the school putting masses of effort and thought into the task and coming out with maybe not the most cost effective building but taking the award for the highest building of the day with their building reaching an impressing 86 levels when finished.

Fun was had by all throughout the day and both staff and students took ideas, skills, and thoughts away from the day that hopefully can be used in school and in their wider lives. The students where extremely well behaved throughout the day and put all their effort into the activities, again showing themselves to be a credit to the school.

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Careers Day

Students in Y11 recently had a hugely successful day working alongside professionals representing a wide range of employment sectors and post 16 training providers. All students experienced a mock interview with an employer and attended workshops plus sessions on applying for college using resources such as UCAS Progress.

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‘Rotherham and North Notts Training’ offered students a workshop on apprenticeships and students and staff from Rotherham College ran a much appreciated session on ‘Stepping up to Success’ as students move on to college. Ambassadors from ‘HEPP’ gave the students an insight in to Higher Education.

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It was a very busy but informative day for the students and helped set them on their way for progress after competing Year 11. Thank you to all the visitors who helped to make it ‘real’ for the students. We are grateful to them for sharing their knowledge and experience and inspiring students as they plan for the future.

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Phonics Stars of the Week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

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Flute Success!

Congratulations to Ellie Mae in Y9 for achieving a Merit in her Grade 1 flute exam!

 

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Presentation Evening Thursday 24th November

We are looking forward to celebrating the success of  Year 11  following this summer’s exam results and hope you can join us to make the evening a truly memorable occasion.

All students will be presented with their exam certificates, alongside those who have been nominated for a special award. Students need to be seated by 6.30pm

It is a chance to catch up with friends and celebrate your successes. There will be a photographer present should you wish to have photos taken with friends and family at the end of the evening.

If you have not yet returned your reply slip, please email aneal@cliftonschool.org to confirm your attendance, and how many additional family seats you would require.

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Tales of the Unexpected

Clifton Community School would like to invite you to our BTEC Dance Exam ….. tales of the unexpected.

The show takes place on Friday 9th December 2016 in the Performance Hall, starting at 6.30pm.

Tickets are on sale now at £2 each from Mrs Houlbrook in P5 workroom.

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Phonics Stars of the Week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

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English Stars of 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.

The following students have all been awarded English Star of the Week for putting 100% effort into their lessons: Read more

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Christmas Concert

The Clifton Christmas Celebration this year will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 14th December in the Performance Hall.

There will be performances from our talented Soul and Rock Bands, KS4 Rockschool musicians, and KS3 pupils.

Our beginner brass, clarinet and violin groups are also currently learning their pieces for their very first performance!

Tickets can be booked with Mrs Houlbrook and Mrs Maud in P5.

Adults:£3
Pupils:£2
Under 11s:Free

Make sure you get yours before they sell out!

For all the latest music updates don’t forget to follow us on social media!
Twitter: @clifton_music
Facebook: @cliftonschoolmusic

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Drumtastic

The next Drumtastic performance will take place in the Music Department at 4pm on Thursday 1st December.

Drumtastics are informal events where young musicians are given the opportunity to play in front of a small audience of family, friends and teachers. This helps pupils prepare for larger concerts in the Performance Hall as it gets them used to dealing with their nerves.
This Drumtastic event will showcase performances from musicians in Year 11 as they prepare for their final exam in February. They will be supported by the Rock and Soul Bands, and musicians in Y9 and 10.
If you would like to attend please contact Mrs Maud or Mrs Houlbrook in P5 – tickets are free!

Thursday 1st December 2016
4PM
Clifton Music Department
Admission is free!

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And The Winner of The Clifton Factor 2016 is….

Last night was the night of the Clifton Factor Final. The stage was set and the contestants had been practising like mad for weeks. Ben Mitchell and Aurimas Jakas were prepped to compere and there was an air of excitement in the sold-out audience.

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Year 11 Careers Day

Deciding where to study after your GCSE’s and what to study?

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Phonics Star of the Week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

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Year 11 Science Revision Sessions

There will be a number of Science revision sessions being held over the next couple of months for our year 11 students. All revision sessions will be held in the science department between 3.15 – 4PM.

 

The sessions are as follows:

P1:

4th November – Heat Transfer

11th November – Cost of Electricity

18th November – Energy Sources

25th November – Waves

2nd December – Origins of the Universe

 

P2:

2nd November – Velocity and Acceleration

9th November – Stopping Distances

16th November – Momentum, Collisions and Car Safety

23rd November – Circuits

30th November – PE, KE and Work Done

7th December – Terminal Velocity

 

B2: 

2nd November – Cells and Movement of substances

9th November – Photosynthesis

16th November – Enzymes

23rd November – Respiration

30th November – Genetic Disorders

7th December – Extinction and Speciation

 

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Phonics stars of the week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

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Clifton Factor Finalists!

The Clifton Factor Grand Final will be on Wednesday 9th November at 6.30pm in the Performance Hall. Tickets are £3 for adults, £2 for pupils and free for under 11s.

The finalists are:
Vaniya Farooq
2Barz (Alijah Mustafa and Shohaib Shafia)
Danielle Brownlow
Kristian Horvath
Isabelle Smith
Sunnah Hussain

Each contestant will be performing two songs and the audience will vote for their favourite. There will also be a guest performance in the interval!

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Clifton Y8 – Vs Wingfield at Middle Lane

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Clifton played their final game before the half term break against an attacking Wingfield team this evening, who were looking to cause an upset and break the momentum Clifton have built up.

Clifton got off to a poor start, as Wingfield flew out of the traps, lofting long balls to their attacking three looking to look for space behind the defence. If it wasn’t for the collaborative efforts of Haris Hussain and Chad Carney, we would have certainly been 3 – 0 down in the first five minutes.

It was Wingfield who broke the deadlock after ten minutes, with a lovely threaded ball which left the back line for dead, Ibby Bostan could do nothing as the ball was tapped home. This resulted from a rally cry from the team captain, Chad trying to wake the back four up.

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The partnership of Hewitt and Ward seems to be a fruitful one, as they combined again to play Hewitt through for his forth goal in 2 games. This lad cannot stop scoring! It was followed by two in quick succession, Bogdan, Sivak and Jake Allen all playing some good passing football to allow Jamie Hartley to venture forward, who then played in Alex Ward with a nice chip finish from close range.

A set piece from a corner allowed Logan to score his second, firing a looping header that was out of the reach of the Wingfield keeper. Wingfield were very much a threat, exposing the lack of experience in defending at a unit for this relatively new back four. If it wasn’t for the heroics of Ibby Bostan, we’d have been behind, the highlight was a fantastic double save from a set piece. A low drive at close range forced Ibby to smoother a shot, only for a poor clearance to be lashed back at him, forcing him to parry it over the bar. It was almost like he had scored, the Clifton faithful cheering the lads to dig in and defend.

At half time, the lads knew they were in a game, the scoreline flattered them.

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The second half got off to a bad start, not really switched on, the back four were beaten again, the Wingfield wingers combining to pass the ball into the net.

Jamie Hartley decided that this was unacceptable. Literally from the restart, he noticed the keeper was off his line, so he decided to have a pop from the halfway line, reminiscent of Xavi Alonso against Newcastle with several Stevie Gerrards screaming at him… until he beat the keeper. 4 -2.

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The Clifton partnership of Hewitt and Ward were clever enough to split their players and mark the Wingfield defence, they latched on to two balls and scored a goal each. Hewitt secured his second hat-trick in 2 games. Ward’s second goal in particular demonstrated his great technical ability, beating his man and two other defenders to then take it around the keeper and slot it home. 6 -2.

at this point, Wingfield decided to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at Clifton, going to three at the back and four up front. Silly set pieces allowed Wingfield to pull one back. Then a bizarre choice by Ibby Bostan allowed in another, I think he must have been bored of using his hands as the keeper! 6 – 4.

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A late moment of madness from Roman Bogdan, who was again outstanding in the centre midfield role, resulted in a late free kick. He must have thought he was the keeper when he rose up high like a salmon in fresh water to palm the ball away from goal outside the 18 yard box.

In the end, the result was a well fought one and deserved. A good Wingfield team tested our resolve. We go in to the break with four consecutive wins. Man of the match goes to Logan Hewitt for back to back hat-tricks.

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Tonight’s team were:

Ibby Bostan
Callum Coxen-Brown
Haris Hussain
Chad Carney (Captain)
Dom Boyle
Tomas Sivak
Roman Bogdan
Jamie Hartley (1 Goal)
Jake Allen
Alex Ward (2 Goals)
Logan Hewitt (3 Goals)
Callum Billen
Alex Mace

 

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Clifton Park Soap Box Race with Bluebell Wood

Clifton Community School Design and Technology Faculty entered a hugely popular Soap Box Racing event on Saturday 1st October.  A talented team of Year 11 pupils were chosen to run the Soap Box originally built by Mr Bullock in 2008.
Mr Thomas as team manager got the team sorted on the day and they made the start line in high spirits.  After our first run through Clifton Park it was obvious that we were very fast and recorded a really fast time.  Throughout the day we were consistently in the top 5 and by the end of the finished in a very impressive 4th place out of the 40 vehicles that were entered.

A superb effort and something to build on next year.

Team Members;

Luke Billen (Driver)
Luke Rodwell (Pit Crew)
Elton Tshuma (Pit Crew)Adam Hughes (Pit Crew)
Jack Dudhill (Pit Crew)

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Phonics stars of the week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

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September 100% Attendance

Well done to Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 on achieving 100% attendance for September!

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Y7 Boys Football Success

Today the y7 boys hosted Maltby. The game kicked off in Usual y7 style with both teams attacking frantically. The first 20 minutes was a case of who took their chances better and unfortunately for Clifton it was Maltby who were the more clinical. Clifton found themselves 3-0 down with Maltby only having 3 shots on target! After some management changes and players being deployed in different areas Clifton struck back after the Maltby centre half handled in the area (definite penalty and great refereeing by MRO) Finley chadburn dispatched the pen with ease. Clifton were really pushing on now and some delightful skill from Josh Humpries the Maltby full back tried to kick Josh over the fence . Another penalty awarded (again great refereeing from MRO) this time Josh dispatched the pen away with ease. Halt time 3-2 in Maltbys favour but Clifton were back in the game! The second half started and Clifton were displaying some football that the older year groups would be proud of. Some slick moves, amazing work rate, and a real desire to win . Clifton pegged Maltby back 3-3 Josh Humpries turning his man inside out not once but several times and he fired into the bottom corner for a great solo goal . Maltbys heads were dropping and Cliftons pressure was relentless.  A goal mouth scramble in the Maltby area fell kindly to Marian Ziga who lashed and I mean lashed the ball home into an empty net from 1 yard! 4-3 and the lads were wanting more. Their keeper made save after save and we hit the woodwork again and again then the ball dropped to Finley Chadburn who struck a dipping half volley from 25 yard which flew into the top corner. 5-3 and we could smell a well deserved victory. With the game coming to a close Josh whipped in a corner and Billaal Farooq leaped at the back post to head an unstoppable header past the goalkeeper. 6-3 and we were in dream land . The final whistle blew and cheers rang around the astro turf . A well deserved victory and an outstanding and by far the best performance so far by our y7 boys !!!!! Myself and Adam could not have asked for more and this has really made both ours and the boys have a great start to the weekend .

Come on you Y7’s!

Well done
Luke steane
Billaal Farooq
Kurtis Rich
Dylan Whatley
Owen Bailey
Omar Shafia
Josh Humpries
Finley Chadburn
Marek Sivak
David Santana
Asher Buckingham

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Girls Football at Home

The girls had their first home game last night, we had a good mix of girls from Y7-Y10 which was really pleasing. Read more

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Rotherham Schools Cup Vs Rawmarsh – Y8

Y8 were involved in a 9 goal thriller recently against a well organised Rawmarsh team. A good turnout with 13 students representing the school with some notable misses through injury and suspension.

Clifton looked well organised early on, making sure that they defended well from the back and looked to catch Rawmarsh on the break on the well watered surface at Middle Lane. Clifton making use of the fast paced pitch by threading balls over the top and through to Logan Hewitt, who let the line again tonight.

It was Alex Ward who broke the deadlock, latching on to a superb lofted ball from midfield and slotting home past the keeper with a low drive.

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Clifton added another in quick succession, Alex Ward taking advantage of a mistake from the opposition midfield to lob the keeper who was off his line from 25 yards. A well deserved lead.

A change at centre back saw Tomas Sivak come off injured and Haris Hussain deputise for him in an unfamiliar role. He worked very hard st the back for 15 minutes to make sure that Rawmarsh didn’t break the Clifon defences.

A poor goal kick however saw the visitors let back in, being gifted to the opposition’s no.9 who dispatched with a tidy finish. Rawmarsh struck again, with a superb effort form 20 yards in which Ibby Bostan had no chance, 2 – 2. Clifton were back ahead after a push on Logan Hewitt inside the 18 yard box gave Clifton the opportunity to score from the spot, Jamie Hartley with a cool, low finish into the right corner, 3 – 2.

After a reality check and knowing they were in a game, Clifton came out of the blocks flying in the second half. A set piece from the corner saw Roman Bogan rise above everybody else and produce a fantastic bullet header into the corner. A well deserved goal for a young man who was immense in the middle of the park today.

A fifth from Clifton was capped by an even better drive from midfield, Jamie Hartley was fed a superb ball down the left by Chad Carney, Jamie then driving it from 25 yards down the keeper’s throat. Smiles all round from the lads who all clapped an admired such a great effort.

Clifton had 15 minutes to see out the match, but weary legs and lack of concentration cost us two quick goals. The lads really dug in, every man defending and a couple of great saves helped us along. Tomas Sivak, despite being injured, came back on and made himself count.

The whistle went to complete Clifton’s first win this season, a thrilling 5 – 4 victory. The spectators for Clifton were elated and Clifton march on and in to the next round, knowing they played well, but have work to do!

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These boys were spectacular tonight and were an absolute credit, gracious in victory, shaking hands with all the staff and team at Rawmarsh as well as giving them their deserved three cheers. It made my week to see these lads encourage, dig in and in some cases, bleed for each other, refusing to give in.

 

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Clifton meets Bake Off Winners

The 2nd Clifton meets Bake Off competition was well supported by pupils from all year groups. Read more

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Year 11 Parents evening

Year 11 Parents Evening Thursday 3rd November 2016 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

 

The year 11 Parents evening will be held on Thursday 3rd November 2016 between 4PM-7PM. The aim of the evening is for students and parents to meet with subject teachers to discuss progress and get feedback on what needs to be done to maximise student performance in the time remaining.

 

We would ask that parents and students make every effort to attend this evening as it is important to discuss progress and to ensure students and staff are clear about exactly what needs to be done between now and final exams in May. In addition, how to prepare for the forthcoming mock exams in December.

 

Each student has an appointment card and we recommend that students and parents see as many subject teachers as they can and come prepared with questions you would like to ask. Students will be responsible for collecting appointments with their teachers in the remaining days before parents evening.

 

Mrs J Webster – Head of Year 11 will also be available, feel free to either make an appointment with her or simply speak to her on the evening.

Parents Evening Letter – Reply slips must be returned by Monday 31st October 2016 – all replies will be entered into a prize draw. 

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Student Sporting Success

Congratulations to Said Jamal in Y11 who last week won the award for overcoming adversity at Sheffield’s celebration of sport awards, an event to honour local sporting heroes such as Jessica Ennis Hill and Nicola Adams and also up and coming stars of the future.
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This was a prestigious award and was voted for by both peers and a panel of judges from the sporting world.  Said’s award also then propelled him to Old Trafford where he presented the referee with the match ball at the Superleague Grand Final, a billing which also allowed him to meet many of his rugby heroes. What a week!
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Clifton Factor – Grand Final!

The Final of the Clifton Factor is taking place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 9th November and TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!!! Read more

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Y9 Netball Result

Tonight we had our Y9 girls netball team in action at their first home game against Rawmarsh. Read more

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Open Mic Sessions Coming Soon!

On the last Tuesday of every month there will be an Open Mic Session run by the Music Leaders in p5 at lunchtime. Read more

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Schools Music Week at Clifton

School Music Week took place across the MAT on 26th-30th September and Clifton was definitely buzzing with it!

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Latest Football Results

Yesterday was another very pleasant morning for the Football teams. Read more

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Music Exam Success

Y11 pupils Danielle Brownlow and Dayna Heald recently achieved Merits in their grade 3 vocal exams. Well done!

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Scientists of the Week

Each week, every Science teacher will nominate one KS3 and one KS4 pupil to be named ‘Scientist of the Week’.

Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Week’ display board on the Science corridor, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the schools social media pages!

Well Done to all this weeks finalists!

This week’s winners are:

Gary Eblet
Chanelle Jarvis
Roman Bogdan
Kristian Gazo
Shaila Hussain
Rajmund Sidelka
Ebony Fretwell
Shannon Bulman
Britney Thackerey
Lukas Sivak
Liam Parry
Ross Denton

Please visit the Scientist of the Week display board on the Science corridor for more information.

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Health & Social Care Student of the Week

Each week, the health and social care teachers will nominate one pupil to be named ‘Health and Social care student of the Week’.

Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Health and Social care’ display board, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the schools social media pages!

Well Done to all this weeks finalists!

This week’s winner are:

Nikitha Dalton

Daisy Woodcock

 

Well done and keep up the hard work!

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Modern Foreign Legends

Congratulations this week to our Modern Foreign Legends, who have all impressed their teachers in a wide variety of different ways in French, Spanish or English Language Acquisition.

Costica Rostas

Ellie Hodgson

Mathew Orme

Nader Ali

Lauren Wilson

Molly Burgin

Well done and Keep up the hard work!

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Clifton Featured in the Prince’s Trust Newsletter

Clifton Community School is now proud to announce that we are featured in the Prince’s Trust Newsletter.

Click the link below to download the full newsletter.

Trust Talk Bulletin September 2016

The following article has been written and sent out by The Prince’s Trust.

“Qualification Success at Clifton Community School”

Written by Keith Grainger

“During the summer holidays, the Achieve club at Clifton Community School in Rotherham were celebrating some outstanding qualification results. Not only had the group achieved the PDE Award qualification with flying colours, it is believed there are the very first club in the North to successfully complete the new two unit award programme. This pairs up two units, Teamwork and Interpersonal and Self-Management Skills, over a course of twelve sessions and is designed as a whole ‘package’ with workbooks, session plans and suggestions, resources and tracking sheets. The school really took to the programme, and the club members responded in an overwhelmingly positive fashion, resulting in some fabulous feedback on the EV verification report. ‘Learners have participated in a variety of engaging activities that support development of assessment criteria. Witness statements and mind maps are fully annotated and have been used to great effect. All Evidence fully meets assessment criteria’. Achieve club Adviser Rita Marshall and colleagues at the school are really proud of their young people’s achievements and the attached photo shows the display which was the first thing they saw on returning to school last week! ‘Completing the Princes Trust level 1 in Personal Development and Employability Skills has given our students a target to achieve over the summer term. The incentive that we as a group would be one of the first in the North of England to complete the award was a challenge they relished – The award has seen our students work as a team to complete their own work and support and encourage others to do the same. It has created discussion and raised aspirations, reflection on personal development, skills and future plans. It has been a great programme which stretches students in a positive way’. Cranworth Road Team @ Clifton Community School The below reactions and comments of some of the young people sum up the pride they feel in successfully completing the qualification. Dezidera- ‘I’m good then after all’ Maria- ‘I’ve never had a certificate before’ Katirina- ‘ I’m so happy’ Alex- ‘That’s good init’ Robyn- ‘My mum will be pleased’”

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Y7 Students Enjoy the STEM Trip

Year 7 students have recently attended the fun and informative STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) trip at Wales High School. Each student had a great day designing, building, modifying and testing cars powered by elastic bands and trebuchets, to throw as far as possible.

The students did a fantastic job working together as both the designs worked. They did a great job of representing Clifton, their behaviour and enthusiasm was fantastic.

Well done, guys!

Students who attended the trip:

NADER ALI 7.3
AIYZA BI 7.3
IIYSHA JUKES 7.4
LUKE STEANE 7.5
EVE JACKSON 7.5
JUNAID ALI

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Y10 Collograph Printing

The Y10 Fine Art class have been busy Collograph Printing.  Read more

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Y9 Sealife Clay Tiles

The current Year 9s have been creating tiles based on Sealife. Read more

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Great result for Cross country

We have continued to have a strong turn out at Cross-Country club recently with around 50 pupils taking part.

Once more we were comfortably the highest represented school in the borough at the Rotherham schools Cross-Country competition at Dinnington and had some strong results throughout.

Noteable finishes were from:

Year 7 Girls

Porscha Peach 16
Ellie Hodgson 17
Ellie Haywood 18

Y8/9 Boys

Alex Mace 6
Connor Brookes 7
Ibrahim Bostan 14
Chad Carney 18

Y10 Boys

Erik Bunda 15

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School Music Leaders

Congratulations to special group of students who have been selected to be Music Leaders for the school.

Music Leaders are talented musicians who have consistently demonstrated commitment to the Music Department and are dedicated to their development as a musician.  They will become ambassadors for the department.

Each Music Leader will receive a badge and a letter home.

Well done to our lucky students:

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Alice Hardy

Alijah Mustafa

Charlotte Caprani

Y11

Jan Karala

Danielle Brownlow

These are just some of the responsibilities our leaders will be taking on around school:

  • Mentoring younger musicians
  • Leading ensembles
  • Managing practice room bookings
  • Supervising at breaks
  • Looking after equipment and space
  • Helping backstage at events

Heres a short introduction to each of our successful candidates.

Alice Hardy

Alice is now in Y9. She started playing piano five years ago, inspired by watching her mum play. Alice spends hours practising every night, learning pieces by ear and from youtube tutorials. She is always in the Music Department and has been working with other girls from Y9-11 developing their own versions of harmonised pop songs.

Alice will be leading ‘Harmonix’ – a new vocal ensemble taking place on Tuesdays after school in P5. All pupils are welcome!

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Charlotte Caprani

Charlotte is in Y9 and has been an integral member of the Soul and Rock bands since Year 7. She is incredibly committed to her development as a session musician, playing drums, piano and singing. Charlotte is tutored by Mr Riley and can always be found in the Music Department, either practising piano or helping younger musicians.

Charlotte will be helping Alice lead ‘Harmonix’ and mentoring younger musicians in Y7 and 8.

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Alijah Mustafa

Alijah is in Y9. After joining Clifton in Y8 he quickly gained a reputation as a talented rap artist. Alijah is a perfectionist and works incredibly hard to memorise his lyrics and develop his performance skills. He has performed at several music events this year as part of 2Barz, and will be leading on developing the performance of rap music at Clifton.

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Jan Karala

Jan is an incredibly talented musician. Now in Y11, he started his musical career at the tender age of 6 when he was practising drum rhythms. He started playing guitar five years ago and spends hours practising every day. Strongly influenced by heavy metal, Jan’s role models include Jimi Hendrix, Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine and his father, who told him that to truly be a musician you must be able to play music of every style and genre. Jan is incredibly dedicated to becoming a true musician and is already developing his own material.

Jan will be leading the Ukulele Orchestra on Tuesdays after school in P9 – all pupils are welcome.

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Danielle Brownlow

Danielle is now in Y11 and has always loved singing. She has had several lead roles in school productions, and this year was Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. Danielle has singing lessons with Mr Cowley and recently achieved a merit in her Grade 3 Popular Music exam. Danielle is not only talented, but she is also a great dancer and wants to pursue a career in the performing arts.

Danielle will be supporting the Y9 Music Leaders and mentoring younger musicians in Y7 and 8.

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Whole School Football Results

Year 7:

Fantastic morning of football for the Y7 boys and a well deserved 5-4 victory against Oakwood.

The boys started well with a few dangerous attacks and deservedly took the lead after Dylan Whatley latched on to a long throw in to slot home from a couple of yards. Mid way through the first half Oakwood drew level and with the momentum on their side took the lead. Late on in the first half we got back into the game after a corner whipped in by Josh Humphries was slated in at the back post by Omar Shafia. Within a few minutes we took the lead after a through ball from Jensen Murr which was latched on to by Finley Chadburn to make it 3-2 at half time.

We started the second half like a house on fire and quickly doubled our lead with a fantastic run down the wing and a cross shot went in from Omar again. Still on top the lads continued to press on and after a procession of attacks the pressure told and got the 5th goal from Marian Ziga. More attacks followed including hitting the post and crossbar and a number of fine saves from the Oakwood keeper. Oakwood got back into the game after a number of substitutions were made converting home from a few yards after a fine save from Luke Steane. Oakwood started to push on and scored again with a few minutes left. The lads dug deep and held on for a first and well deserved victory. Looking forward to press on in the next few weeks and see how good the team can become.

Year 8:

Y8 had a difficult tricky encounter with Oakwood today which was really a game of two halves.

Clifton conceded early through a set piece, when the defence failed to clear their lines. This however caused a resurgence in attack, as Jamie Hartley demonstrated his blistering pace down the left flank and firing a low drive past the keeper from 20 yards.

Hartley, then turned provider, as the team captain for the day put Jack Swales through on goal as he converted a half volley from close range, Swales scoring his first of the season.

Clifton then battled hard through the first half, Tomas Sivak and Chad Carney dealt with continued pressure as centre backs, sweeping up the long balls.

Clifton conceded two late goals in the first half, one individual effort was too much for Mason Ox to handle, despite a fantastic effort.

The second half saw Clifton battle once again, Alex Ward, Karl Atkinson, Roman Bogdan and Jake Allen working hard in midfield. The lads fell to sleep at the back and let in some sloppy goals, something that the new back 4 partnership will be working on In training to improve!

They did not lose heart however, pulling back a late goal from the penalty spot where Alex Ward was brought down going clean through on goal, Hartley converting from the penalty spot.

The game finished 8 – 3. Plenty of positives to take away from the game. This team has potential! Man of the match goes to Jamie Hartley and Chad Carney for their performance!

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Year 9:

Decent turn out of 13 for our first game. Lads played well and importantly for each other. Tried hard against a Dinnington side who had five or six subs to keep rolling on and off. They had some good, strong players too so 4-0 at half time wasn’t too disheartening. First part of second half was excellent. We were up for it and scored first through Julius Gazi (much to their displeasure) to make it 4 – 1. They then got another but we continued to battle well. Tired towards the end and it finished 7 – 1 but much more positive than last year with the lads seeming to enjoy it and definitely playing for one another. Special mention to Ibby for his tireless energy and enthusiasm in midfield fully deserving Man of the Match and Julius for his goal on full debut!!

Year 10:

A good performance against a strong Dinnington side. We kicked off up the slope and Rio Barker in goal was forced into brilliant early save. We took the lead through Ethan Oxborough on his return to the side. Louis Waterhouse swung in a corner for Ethan to meet with a powerful header.
We had the better of the first half but 5 crazy minutes before the break saw us lose concentration and we went in 3-1 behind.
Dinnington were the better side in the second half and only more good work from Rio in goal kept the score down. We got ourselves back into the game through a brilliant finish from last years leading scorer Josh Woodcock. We couldn’t make it count though and two further goals from Dinnington saw the hosts run out 5-2 winners.
Man of the match went to Rio Barker for his excellent work in goal.

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Year 11:

Unlucky to lose 2-1.
Dominated second half.
Well captained by Luke Rodwell.
Excellent performances Elton Tsmuni and Ebi Baraki
Score Danny Clarkson.

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The Results Are In!

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for this years Clifton Factor, it was great to see some many people taking part and also everyone who came to support our acts!

The results are in and the following students have made it through to our Quarter finals!

Well done to:

Alijah and Shohaib
Alice Hardy and Rhian Hart
Leigh-Anne Clarke
Danielle Brownlow
Vaniya Farooq
Isabelle Smith
Kristian Horvath
Amy Burling
Emily Wilkinson
Kye Oliver
Sunnah Hussain
Jack Johnson
Alicia Walker
Ross Denton
Codi Hodby
Jodie Cooper

Well done and good luck to all, we hope to see you in the semi finals!

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Modern Foreign Legends

Congratulations this week to our Modern Foreign Legends, who have all impressed their teachers in a wide variety of different ways in French, Spanish or English Language Acquisition.

Ellie Haywood

Ellie Bullen

Michal Bily

Morgan Whitehead

Dylan Sanderson

Well done and Keep up the hard work!

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Scientists of the Week

Each week, every Science teacher will nominate one KS3 and one KS4 pupil to be named ‘Scientist of the Week’.

Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Week’ display board on the Science corridor, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the schools social media pages!

Well Done to all this weeks finalists!

This week’s winners are:

Tia Drabble
Sarah Slepcikova
Tomas Kandrac
Faisal Khairy
Samera Mazhar
Marek Ziga
Estela Tarelivte
Finley Chadburn
Muneebah Khan
Keaton Davies
Daniela Cervenakova
Kieran Wilson

Please visit the Scientist of the Week display board on the Science corridor for more information.

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English Stars of 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:

Leticia Demeterova
Lubomir Gina
Lidia Graff
Lewis Wood
Ellie Harper
Travis Swift
Kaylen Tippet
Adam Burgin
Sameera Mazhar
Owen McCloud
Patrik Bado
Aaliya Malik
Emily Wilkinson
Skye Brailsford
Basat Shahid
Smilte Vitauskaite
Tia Drabble
Erik Gabor
Josh Underwood
Molly Smith
Well done everyone!
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Schools Music Week

Music Week is taking place from Monday 26th September! Read more

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Clifton Factor Round 2

Round 2 of the annual clifton factor has got under way, results will be published by the end of the day on Friday after all performances have taken place. Read more

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Proms in the Park

On Saturday 10th September Clifton pupils went to watch Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra perform in Clifton Park.  Read more

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Results Day Information

Results can be picked up on Thursday 25th August between 10:00am and 12 noon from the Performance hall – please enter through the fire exit.

If you cannot get into school to collect your results you have the following option:

 Authorise someone to collect on your behalf:

Write and sign a letter authorising someone to collect your results, this can be a friend, relative, neighbour.  On results day the nominated person MUST bring the letter and a form of ID to confirm who they are.  Results will not be given out without your written consent.

Please note that results cannot be given out via telephone or email.

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Student Boxing Number 1

Student Junaid recently competed in the 43kg weight group at Doncaster Dome where he was ranked Number 1 representing England against Wales and Scotland in the GB three nations competition.

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Clifton Rocks!

Clifton Musicians rocked on Thursday 7th July!  The Summer concert showcased full sets from Soul Band and Rock Band.  Read more

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Rock Assembly 2016

44 Clifton musicians are travelling to Wembley on Thursday 14th July to attend Rock Assembly!

Pupils need to be at school for 6.45am in casual, comfortable clothes.

Please bring a packed lunch and cartons of juice. The concert finishes at 6.30pm, so we anticipate returning to school for around 10.30pm.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs Maud or Mrs Houlbrook in the Music Department.

On Thursday 14th July Clifton Musicians will be attending Rock Assembly 2016 at Wembley Arena! 

This is a fantastic end of term celebration and careers fair hosted by educational charity – The Transformation Trust.
The afternoon will start with the Futures Fair – an exhibition featuring universities and employers such as Barclays, Facebook, Nationwide, Pret, Wates and Siemens. It’s a great way for young people, of any age, to find out about opportunities and start thinking about what they are interested in.
Following the fair, pupils will be part of a 10,000 audience watching a pop concert!

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Vaccinations Catch-Up

The School Nurses will be holding a number of drop in Clinic’s during the summer break for students who missed having their vaccinations (HPV – girls only, DTP and Meningitis) in school during the past academic year.

Sessions will  be held:

20/07/16       10am – 3pm    Maltby Joint Service Centre

27/07/16       10am – 3pm    Rotherham Community Health Centre (Walk-In Centre)

03/08/16       10am – 3pm    Rawmarsh Joint Service Centre

11/08/16        10am – 3pm   Aston Joint Service Centre

17/08/16        10am – 3pm   Rotherham Community Health Centre (Walk-In Centre)

24/08/16        10am – 3pm    Wath Health Centre

For more information please see School Matron.

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Impossible Triangle Challenge

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in there maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one is completed a student receives a text home,a post card home and also a CFP! All pupils achieving a full triangle will be placed into a prize draw at the end of term and 1 student from each year group will be drawn to win £5 and a certificate.

Congratulations to:

Agnesa Hlavacova – Y10
Klara Dunkova – Y10
Gary Egblet – Y9
Lubos Averkin – Y8
Rastislav macko – Y8
Frantisek Dunka – Y8
Aimee Rollinson – Y8
Lubos Averkin – Y8
Rene Dunka – Y8
Lukas ziga – Y8
Maria Balogova – Y8
Alzbeta Chroma – Y8
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The Clifton Musicians Board

Congratulations to the pupils listed below for making it onto the Clifton Musicians board outside P5. Read more

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Clifton Factor Round 1

Clifton Factor 2016 has started! Auditions took place last week and the following pupils from Y7-11 successfully made it through to the next round! Well done! Read more

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School Closure – Tuesday 5th July

On Tuesday 5th July members of the National Union of Teachers intend to exercise their right to strike.

I regret to inform you that due to this action, I have no alternative but to close Clifton Community School to pupils on that day.

The decision to close the school is one which I take reluctantly and do not take lightly. However, due to lack of staff on that day, I cannot guarantee the health and safety of pupils and that has to be my primary concern.

I have made the decision to inform you before the weekend, in order to give you as much notice as possible.  Should the strike be called off, however, I will inform you by text message and via the school website.

A letter will be sent home to parents.

Please note: Year 11 pupils who are due to sit mock exams in Photography on that day should attend school for their exams.

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Places now available…

The drama department are offering 45 students the opportunity to visit London for the day to see In the Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre.

The trip will take place on Tuesday 4th October 2016, students can look forward to a spectacular performance of In the Heights, a bus tour of London’s sights and a meet and greet with the cast after the show.

There are 45 places up for grabs on a first come first serve basis so make sure to get your place soon, tickets will cost £40

To be in with a chance of a place you will need to collect and return a letter from Mrs Cotton from Monday 4th July onwards.

 

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL!

 

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Modern Foreign Legends

Congratulations this week to our Modern Foreign Legends, who have all impressed their teachers in a wide variety of different ways in French, Spanish or English Language Acquisition.

Malak Kassim
Megan Hopkins
Waqas Ahktar

Well done and Keep up the hard work!

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Health & Social Care Students of the Week

Each week, the health and social care teachers will nominate one pupil to be named ‘Health and Social care student of the Week’.

Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Health and Social care’ display board, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the schools social media pages!

Well Done to all this weeks finalists!

This week’s winner are:

Andrea Sivakova

Charlie Marshall

Well done and keep up the hard work!

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Win tickets for Clifton Rocks

Would you like to win two tickets to see Clifton Rocks?

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All you have to do is either –

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The competition will be open until Friday 1st July 12 noon, the winner will be announced on Monday 4th July. The competition is open to all students and parents of Clifton Community School, excluding staff. A winner will be selected at random.

Good luck to everyone!

 

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Clifton Factor

Clifton Community School would like to proudly present The Clifton Factor!

Get your chance to prove you have the C Factor in this future vocal competition! Information is available from the music workroom from Mrs Houlbrook and Mrs Maud.

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Clifton Rocks

Clifton Community School would like to proudly present Clifton Rocks!

Details are as follows;

Thursday 7th July, doors open at 6:15pm and the show will start at 6:30pm. Tickets are just £3 for adults, £2 for 11-16’s and free for under 11’s.

Tickets available from the music workroom from Mrs Houlbrook and Mrs Maud.

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MFL Prize Draw

Congratulations to the three students who won £10 prizes at the end of May, having been nominated by their language teacher as MFL Legends of the Week during the previous 1/2 term. The prize winners were:

Jenna Nishat Y8

Komal Khan Y11

Kvetoslava Janova Y8

This year’s competition continues with students being nominated for excellent effort and / or attainment. All students that are nominated will receive a certificate and will also be entered in a prize draw at the end of this half term for their chance to win one of three more £10.00 prizes.

Good luck everyone!

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B-Fit UK

Last half term, several Clifton students were selected to participate in a mixed martial arts session as a reward for their exceptional behaviour. The session incorporated elements of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Boxing, Judo and Muay Thai Kickboxing.

Daniel Hudson and Medhi Faroozi, professional personal training instructors who both in their own right are accomplished champions in the mixed martial arts field, led the students in several activities, including core fitness, sparring, bag work and take downs. More importantly, they shared their experience of dedication, hard work and resilience needed to become a top athlete.

The students showed an impressive attitude and behaved impeccably in the presence of professionals, listening and following the instructions given and training in a safe and mature manner.

Clifton school would like to thank Daniel, Medhi and Shane Beard, Owner of BFit UK for giving up their time to enrich Clifton students’ learning with their training and experience.

To see some of the students in action check out our school facebook page.

If you would like to see the activities and sessions are available at B-Fit Uk see there website. www.b-fituk.co.uk

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Year 11 Leavers Assembly

Friday 10th June saw the Year 11’s draw a close to their academic time at Clifton School and this was celebrated with a leaver’s assembly to say their final goodbyes to staff, friends and the school.

Many of the year 11 students turned up to celebrate their time here at Clifton and a number of staff from the school attended in support of the students.

Students arrived early to have their photos taken in the photo booths that had been set up outside the Performance Hall, and then students sat inside and were part of a small celebration and presentation. The presentation included speeches from the Headteacher, the Head Of Year and the Y11 Form Tutors. Speeches were funny, warmly received and enjoyed by all of the pupils.

Top attenders, top CFP holders and top effort pupils were rewarded with cash prizes and certificates. The ceremony concluded with shirt and book signing and additional photographs.

It was truly a lovely way to say goodbye to this fantastic year and celebrate their achievements. We wish them all the luck in the world for any remaining exams and best of luck for their results day in August.

All the photos from the event can be viewed on our Facebook Page.

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Have you got the C Factor?

Clifton Factor auditions will take place from Monday 27th June, there will be a different year group each lunchtime auditioning in P5.

You can audition as soloists or as groups.  You can sing or rap and must come prepared with a backing track. 

Auditions will take place at lunchtime between 1:25-1:55 pm.

Audition dates will be:

Monday 27th June – Y9

Tuesday 28th June – Y11

Wednesday 29th June – Y10

Thursday 30th June – Y7

Friday 1st July – Y8

You can keep up-to-date on the school website, facebook or twitter.

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Connor receives a Merit!

One of our music students Connor Webb has achieved a Merit in his Grade 2 drum exam.
He scored 18/20 for his first piece and then 19/20 for this improvisation/aural test!

This is an outstanding achievement, well done!

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A Summer Nights Drama

To get you in the mood for your summer holidays, it’s our sunshine soaked drama festival featuring talented performers from across Wickersley, Rawmarsh and Clifton schools.

The evening kicks off with our brand new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which a 1950’s holiday camp is on a collision course with a supernatural Ibizian beach party from the future – but where does the talking ass fit in ?!
After that get ready to enjoy musical theatre show tunes from Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and The Lion King and meet the family who have no time for anyone who is all Fur Coat and No Knickers, plus a whole performance promenade of drama, tragedy and comedy!

A sizzling summer’s evening of entertainment showcasing the very best of drama across all three schools!

Also Ice creams available in the interval.

You can buy tickets from our positickets site.

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Clifton Cricketers

Our year 10’s attended a cricket cup match against a good Brinsworth side.

Dawood lost the toss and we were put in to bat opening up with Josh Woodcock and Dawood. After a few steady overs from the Brinsworth opening bowlers, Josh was bowled for 0 to a cracking delivery from Brinsworth’s most threatening bowler. In came Said who helped steady the ship with Dawood to a modest 39/1 from 10 overs. Both players played their selves in and started playing some brilliant shots putting on 80 runs from the next 6 overs. With Dawood stealing the show with a knock of 55 (including 7 fours and 2 sixes) and Said contributing 23 ( including 4 fours) pushing our total to 119/1 off our 16 overs.

With Brinsworth into bat it didn’t take our opening bowlers long to make inroads with Said breaking the opening partnership helped by a brilliant catch from Sohail. It wasn’t long until more wickets fell with Asif taking 2 wickets for 9 runs from his 4 overs. With Said coming back in the attack he took a further 2 wicket helped by 2 great catches by Josh Woodcock finishing with 3/18. With two overs left Luke Billen came into the attack and got the last 2 remaining wickets for 0 runs. Bowling Brinsworth out for 65.

All the lads played the game in great spirit and with great enthusiasm and will take some beating in the next round.

Massive well done to everyone that played, keep up the good work!

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University Education Bus

HEPP & CO Outreach Bus team came and delivered inspirational and engaging activities to the year 9 and year 10 students highlighting the vast array of opportunities available to them after leaving school.

Students participated in an interactive presentation covering topics such as the benefits of higher education, choices, options and student finance. As well as being able to undertake a case study to explore all the courses available to them at various educational establishments throughout the area.

The students found the activities to be extremely informative, fun and engaging.

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Movement Evening DVDs

DVDS are now available of the evening from Mrs Kincaid in P12. There is a cost for them which mrs Kincaid will give you details about.

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RockSchool 2016

Well done to all the students involved with this years RockSchool 2016 event.

The Rockschool concert took place on Thursday 12th May, organised by musicians in Y11 as part of their Rockschool Music Practitioners course.

The pupils had to work as a team to plan, promote and hold an event. Pupils from all year groups took part and there were performances from curricular and extra curricular groups.

The Y11s raised a grand total of £174 from ticket sales and refreshments.

You can see all the photos on the performing arts network site.

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Rock School – Cast your votes…

Y11 Rockschool pupils are going to end on a high!

They are currently planning a concert to take place on Thursday 12th May from 6.30pm in the performance hall. Pupils are working in four teams to plan, promote and run the event. Each team has been allocated 40 tickets to sell – the success of their promotion will be judged on how many seats they fill.

Tickets are priced at £3 for adults, £2 for secondary school pupils and free for under 11s. Please email the Music Department on clifton-music@cliftonschool.org to book, stating which poster you prefer so we know which team will reserve your tickets.

Poster 1 – Jack Robinson
Poster 2 – Saleh Taher
Poster 3 – Ugne Peseckaite
Poster 4 – Olivia Cranmer

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Battle of the Bands 2016

Congratulations to all of the musicians who performed in last weeks battle of the bands contest at Clifton Community School – they really were fantastic! It takes time and a lot of hard work to become a musician, and guts to stand on stage and perform to a room full of people – the kids did themselves and staff proud. The atmosphere backstage was brilliant. We have some very talented pupils, from across all schools!

A review from one of our judges Mr Hudson:
“Music has the ability to make performers and audience happier and more relaxed; it’s able to test a performer’s ability and confidence so it builds character; and, more often than not, it’s a team effort creating friendships that last, sometimes for life.

On Thursday May 5th at Clifton school, a full audience was treated to all of the above with 5 VERY talented young ladies winning through against high ability competition. Alfie heard performed 3 songs whilst the votes were counted, and he out Sheeranned Ed Sheeran!

Tremendous, magnificent, heartwarming. Outstanding. All overused words. On that Thursday at one of our schools and involving young people from all of those school, all of these words, AND MORE, apply.

Battle of the Bands is here to stay.

Simon Cowell!! Who’s he?!!!”

Well done everyone!

The winners were:
In 1st place – Shockwave (Y7 band from Wickersley)
In 2nd place – Mountain of Diamonds (Jan Karala, Hussen Mulhem, Dayna Heald)
and in 3rd place – Unexpected (Y7 group from Wicks/Aston/Brinsworth)

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Year 9 & 10 Cricket Match

Yesterday evening Year 9 & 10 boys visited Winterhill school in lovely sunshine.

We were put into bat first and started in determined fashion. Dawood Rafiq and Haidar Ali started building up our total. Unfortunately this didn’t last as Haidar was caught and bowled.

Josh Woodcock came into bat and steadied the ship while Dawood remained a constant presence. Josh made 13 before succumbing to a catch. Farad Qanbari managed to make a further 9. The star of the show though was Dawood who knocked off an impressive 42 runs (including nine 4’s) before he too was caught. We managed a good total of 92 runs.

Winterhill started with a faster run rate than we had managed and for a time threatened our total. Once more Dawood impressed by bowling some sensible overs and limiting the hosts tally. Nathan Murr came in to bowl and took 2 wickets in his first over. This appeared to break the resolve of Winterhill who didn’t seem to have many other run scoring batsmen. They finished on 74 for 4 with Farad taking a wicket with the very last ball of the match.

Another pleasant evening and once more a pleasing result. Well done!

ENGLISH-STARS

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:

Ellie Dunhill
Mason Oxborough
Louise Allen
Hussen Mulhem
Peter Gabor
Sasha Stiles
Jessica Glenn
Bradley Rush
Jenifer Holubova
Lubomir Gina
Alhamudin Orshdin
Elpidha Gaco
Billie-Jo Machin
Muhammad Nawaz
Aaminah Hussain
Charlotte Broadway
Chloe McMichael
Leonie Woodburn
Alice Hardy
Kami Fuller
Well done everyone!
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Life in the Music Department

We’ve got 2 concerts in a fortnight next month!  Clifton Musicians are frantically preparing for our first Battle of the Bands on Thursday 5th May when student bands from across Rotherham will compete against each other to become the 2016 winners.
Y11 Rockschoolers are also planning their final showdown on Thursday 12th May.  Tickets can be booked by email – make sure you get yours now!

Y8 and 9 pupils are taking their end of year Music exams very seriously – they each have to prepare a performance of a song they have worked on this year and have only 3 lessons to do it.

We’ve also had new additions to our Clifton Musicians board outside P5 – congratulations to Y7s Riyam, Kristyna, Corey, Aladar and Rene, Y8s Elliott, Rhian, Alijah and Shohaib, and Y9s Leonie and Chloe S.

Check out some of the talents through our videos

Follow Clifton Music for regular updates on Facebook and Twitter@clifton_music!

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Year 9 Photography Winner

Some of our year 9 students have been taking part in last terms photography competition, the competition focused on macro and close up photography. We had some great entries sent in throughout the term, but here are our four top photographers!

In fourth place is Leonard Mata

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In third place is James Mycroft

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In second place is Daanyal Ahmed

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And the overall winner is Aurimas Jakas. Well Done!

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Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to our four winners.

Our next photography competition is also up and running, open to all year groups, with students asked to approach shadows, shapes & reflections as their subject. Students can submit one photo for each theme. The closing date is Friday 27th May, and the winners will be announced shortly after.

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Battle of the Bands – Band List

Check out our list of bands for this years Battle of the Bands contest. A number of schools will be participating in the contest such as Wickersley School & Sports College, Rawmarsh Community School and Clifton Community School plus many more.

Battle of the Bands will take place on Thursday 5th May 2016 at 6:30PM, doors open at 6:15PM.

Ticket prices
Adults: £3
Students: £2
Under 11s: Free

Tickets are available in P5 workroom from Mrs Houlbrook.

 

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Clifton Cricketers!

Last week Clifton took 17 players to St. Pius for their first cricket match of the season.

The weather was perfect for the occasion, the sun was beating down on the wicket making it ideal for the batsmen, while a slight breeze from one end gave the seamers some assistance.

We batted first and while some were clearly getting used to the game, Ashley Hamilton played well to knock 14 of our final total of 54.

Not a huge total to defend and they had a few good batsmen, however we have some great potential in the bowling department with Zain Hassan, Sohail Khan, Harris Ahmed and Amaan Ashram all taking wickets.

St. Pius eventually knocked the score off with two wickets remaining but it was quite an exciting game.
Well done to those who took part!

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Movement Evening 2016

This was the first time we have held our annual movement evening over two nights (next year it will be for three nights).

105 amazing dancers performed for a packed audience on both nights, performing to popular tracks such as Circle of life, Run the World and Rotten to the core.
It was lovely to see 25 of our male students performing this year. There was much variety from our Y7 to Y11 and our primary school pupils too, with everyone showing great showmanship throughout the evening. All students were proud and excited to perform.

We cant wait for next years show, new dances will be starting next week in preparation.

We hope everyone enjoyed the show and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

All the photos from throughout the night are available on the school facebook and the Performing Arts Website, as well as all our event photography, but here are just some of our favourite images.

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Year 10 Incentive Winner

Well done to Yosra Alenazi on winning the Y10 students incentive where students are marked on their attendance, punctuality,  average effort score and time spent on Frog play. For her achievements she won a Kindle Fire which will certainly help to achieve great results at GCSE.

Yosra Alenazi winner

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The Impossible Triangle

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in there maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one is completed a student receives a text home,a post card home and also a CFP! All pupils achieving a full triangle will be placed into a prize draw at the end of term and 1 student from each year group will be drawn to win £5 and a certificate.

Congratulations to:

Monea Musa – Y7

Basat Shahid – Y7

Jamie Hartley – Y7

Sameeah Hussain – Y8

Nomaan Hussain – Y8

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Battle of the Bands

Battle of the bands will soon be coming to Clifton Community School, make sure you get your tickets!

Thursday 5th May 2016 at 6:30PM, doors open at 6:15PM.

Ticket prices
Adults: £3
Students: £2
Under 11s: Free

Tickets are available in P5 workroom from Mrs Houlbrook.

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Accelerated Readers

This week, certificates were received by the students who met their Accelerated Reader points target last term.

Well done all of you!

 

Year 7:

Lubos A

Habibah H

Uzaira H

Vanesa K

Madena M

Monea M

Halima R

Isabelle S

Arame S

 

 

 

Year 8:

Harris A

Amaan A

Candice C

Ellie Mae E

Alice H

Rhian H

Siyaam H

Madiha I

Alijah M

Ellie-Mae N

Jenna N

Joe W

 

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Movement Evening

We’re in full flow for the next dance production – Movement Evening.

It’s on Wed 20th & Thurs 21st April in the Performance Hall starting at 6.30pm, doors open from 6.15pm.

Tickets on sale now from Mrs Houlbrook in P5 workroom.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults – £4
Under 16’s – £3

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Careers Day 2016

Recently Year 10 students attended a careers event where they had the opportunity to talk with representatives from local colleges and training providers to find out about opportunities for their future.

The students where also given a lively performance from drama students at Rotherham College plus an informative presentation on Apprenticeships.

To see the full album of photos click here.

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The Impossible Triangle

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in there maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one is completed a student receives a text home,a post card home and also a CFP! All pupils achieving a full triangle will be placed into a prize draw at the end of term and 1 student from each year group will be drawn to win £5 and a certificate.

Congratulations to:

Y7
Natalia Cechova
Iveta Mackova
Vanesa Kozarova
Gabija Liogyte
Y8
Ben Townend
Emmy Boldy
Ebony Russell
Khalida Yshak
Rainers Berzins
Aliya Kamran
Abu Hussain
Y9
Leonard Mata
Erik Ilko
Kristian Gazo
Amaan Ghani
Mohammed Ali
Lukas Sivak
Salim Swatiwal
Kian Morton
Y10
Marek Bodor
Sidra Mohammed
Leticia Demeterova
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Come see our Year 10 Drama Performance

Our Year 10 drama students would like to invite you to an informal performance tomorrow afternoon, Thursday 14th April starting at 3.30pm and lasting for approx. 1 hour, in the Drama Studio, all friends and family welcome.

This performance is for the students to show case their mock Unit 2 work, which is a piece of scripted theatre titled ‘Face’ by Benjamin Zephaniah. This performance will be assessed and used to help form a more accurate prediction of their final grade.

We do hope you will be able to attend and show your support for all the students!

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A Summer Nights Drama

A Summer Nights Drama

Wickersley School and Sports College

The evening kicks off with our brand new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which a 1950’s holiday camp is on a collision course with a supernatural Ibizan beach party from the future – but where does the talking ass fit in ?! After that get ready to enjoy musical theatre show tunes from Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and The Lion King and meet the family who have no time for anyone who is all Fur Coat and No Knickers, plus a whole performance promenade of drama, tragedy and comedy!

A sizzling summer’s evening of entertainment showcasing the very best of drama across all three schools!

We also have ice creams available in the interval!

Tickets are available here.

ENGLISH-STARS

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:

Chloe Lather

Joe Woods

Alisha Mycroft

Nathan Scholey

Charlotte Broadway

Amin Ibdali

Brody Smith

Nicole Hutton

Said Jamal

Megan Rodgers

Xhesika Leka

Jan Karala

Leticia Demeterova

Jack Stocks

Lauren Wilson

Callum Sargant

Jodie Cooper

Haidar Ali

Maria Mrocova

Ladislav Pokuta

Marek Ziga

Gabija Liogyte

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Girls Football

Last night we took our girls football squad to Wickersley, for some of them it was their first football fixture. The team played really well together and were a credit to Clifton school and themselves. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the match and were keen for their photo to be shared.

Notable achievements included Maisy Smith who had an excellent first game in defence, Kacie Atkinson has played brill in the net every game too!

Well done girls.

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Rotherham Inter-schools Climbing Competition

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016 the annual Rotherham Inter-schools Climbing Competition was held on the Clifton School climbing wall. The competition centred around each student’s performance in completing 12 boulder problems set to test the participants climbing skills and technique.

The competition was split into 2 age groups, Key Stage 3 (Y7 – Y9) and Key Stage 4 (Y10 & Y11). Within these age categories was a girls competition and a boys competition. There was also an award for the best school performance. In all 28 students from across Rotherham competed showing a high level of skill and ability across the board.

The winner of the Key Stage 4 Boys competition was Dominik Baluch from Clifton School. Incredibly Dominik completed all 12 of the boulder problems in half the allocated time, scoring the maximum 10 points on each climb (total points: 120). This was an outstanding achievement for Dominik having only been attending a weekly climbing club since late September 15.

The Winner of the Key Stage 4 girls category was Tala Hepburn from Wickersley School. Tala is a talented climber having competed in the National Foundry Bouldering Open and placing 10th in her category . Tala won with a score of 110 points, narrowly beating Chloe Wright of Brinsworth School by just 2 points.

In the Key Stage 3 category Georgia Bowman secured a comfortable first place position 32 points ahead of her closest rival, Whilst Matthew Reed and Harry Wood fought a tight contest for first place in the boys competition. It was close right to the end despite Matthew having a significant high advantage. In the end first place went to Matthew. Well done to both.

Key Stage 4 – Boys
  Name School Points
Gold Dominik Baluch Clifton 120
Silver Mark Featherstone Wickersley 116
Bronze Cameron Halliwell Brinsworth 114

 

Key Stage 4 – Girls
  Name School Points
Gold Tala Hepburn Wickersley 110
Silver Chloe Wright Brinsworth 108
Bronze Charlotte Dabbs Wickersley 62

 

Key Stage 3 – Boys
  Name School Points
Gold Matthew Reed Wickersley 116
Silver Harry Wood Wickersley 104
Bronze Pavlo Moco Clifton 82

 

Key Stage 3 – Girls
  Name School Points
Gold Georgia Bowman Wickersley 80
Silver Anna Dickinson Wickersley 48
Bronze Jade Scott

Codie Summerbell

Clifton & Rawmarsh 46

 

Key Stage 3 Team Competition
1st Wickersley 348
2nd Rawmarsh 192
3rd Clifton 144
4th Brinsworth 54

 

Key Stage 4 Team Competition
1st Wickersley 380
2nd Brinsworth 376
3rd Clifton 258
Students of the term

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’.

Students are picked out by members of staff from each department for their outstanding commitment to their subject, at the end of each term all the students are then placed into a draw, the winner is picked at random by Mr Butterell. The overall winners one from each catergory: Health and social care as well as a KS3 and 4 Science student.

All students get a postcard sent home and the overall winners receive £10, a certificate and a mention on the website.

Well done to the following students:

KS4 Scientist of the term – S.Jamal 
 

KS3 Scientist of the term – D.Boyle
 
H&S Student of the term – L.Allen 
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Year 9 PSHE Competition

Miss Miller in PSHE is running a Competition for Year 9 students.

Students are required to produce a project based on positive aspects of diversity within Clifton school. The project can be submitted in any format including powerpoint, short film or posters.

Projects should be submitted to Miss Miller by 8th April at 3:10PM.

The winner will receive:

A mystery prize & Certificate plus a mention on the school website and social media.

For more information please visit Miss Miller.

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Little Shop of Horrors

After months of preparation and rehearsals the Little Shop of Horrors performance went down a treat last week. The acting, singing, dancing, live band, set, lighting, props and costumes all working seamlessly together in this musical bonanza.

The musical, about a man-eating plant who takes over the world, was greatly received. Our cast included students from Years 8, 9 and 10 and performed excellently in three performances over two days, including a matinee to local visiting primaries who described the show as ‘excellent’, ‘very entertaining’ and asked if they ‘could come and see more shows like this one’.

Audiences left smiling from ear to ear after laughing, crying and being wowed by the great acting of the principle characters and the uplifting chorus numbers. All staff and students involved are looking forward to the next show already….watch this space for more information!

To view all images click here

 

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The Impossible Triangle

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in there maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one is completed a student receives a text home,a post card home and also a CFP! All pupils achieving a full triangle will be placed into a prize draw at the end of term and 1 student from each year group will be drawn to win £5 and a certificate.

Congratulations to:

Y7
Marianna Lakatosova
Roman Bogdan
Stanislav Karala
Y8
Jenna Hawksworth
Rainers Berzins
Silvia Slepcikova
Y9
Laura Parker
Erik Gabor
Y10
Flavia Cristina Pina Cardoso
Y11
Saleh Taher
Shehzaib Ahmed
Chloe McMichael
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South Yorkshire Gymnastics

Yesterday the following students competed in the South Yorkshire Gymnastics finals held at the institute of sport, Sheffield. The team competed against schools from around South Yorkshire, and achieved third place overall with an outstanding performance!

We are very proud of our students and would like to congratulate them on there win! Well done!

B. Gilberthorpe
S. Greenfield
E. Garlick
M. Ingber
E. Evans
A. Jakas
E. Russel
S. Davis

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Battle of the bands

Don’t forget battle of the bands will be coming on Thursday 5th May at 6:30pm.

The classrooms and practice rooms have been packed at breaks and after school with pupils forming groups, so don’t miss your opportunity to take part!

Ticket prices
Adults: £3
Students: £2
Under 11s: Free

Tickets are available in P5 workroom from Mrs Houlbrook.

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Pupils shine at Music Festival

We took some very talented musicians to the Wickersley Music Festival last week to compete against Rawmarsh and Wickersley.  Although it was a long night, there were excellent performances from all three schools, making the role as judge really difficult.  Our pupils were a credit to the school and have once again raised the bar in their conduct and quality of performance.

Results:
Soul Band came 2nd in the Ensemble category.

Emily Wilkinson came 2nd in the Seniors category.

Jan Karala won the Open Category against Y11, 12 and 13 pupils from Rawmarsh and Wickersley!

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Soul Band:
James Cardie
Salem Mafuta
Sunnah Hussain
Hussen Mulhem
Josh Plant
Luke Poucher
Mat Orme
Charlotte Caprin

The Vail Expression:
Jay Denton
Jack Dunhill
Matt Cooper
Ross Denton
Jan Karala

Soloists:
Salem
Jan
Emily

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The Impossible Triangle

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in there maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one is completed a student receives a text home,a post card home and also a CFP! All pupils achieving a full triangle will be placed into a prize draw at the end of term and 1 student from each year group will be drawn to win £5 and a certificate.

Congratulations to:

Y7
Rastislav Macko
Iveta Mackova
Sara Gazova
Y8
Jonas Badi
Zar Yshak
Ebony Russell
Y9
Salim Swatiwal
Lukas Sivak
Leonard Bogdan
Y10
Jan Gabor
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Little Shop Of Horrors

Theres still plenty of time to get your tickets for the little shop of horrors!

Performances on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March, show starts at 6:30 PM in the performance hall.

Ticket prices
Adults: £4
Under 16s: £3
Under 11s: Free

See Miss Houlbrook in P5 for tickets

Dont miss out! Its sure to be a spectacular show!

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Teen Tech

Some Y8 pupils attended the TeenTech Science Exhibition at Doncaster Racecourse yesterday. Their enthusiasm for the event and their personalities really made an impact on those at the exhibition.

After our welcome by Maggie Philbin of Tomorrow’s World fame we had morning activities wandering round different exhibitors including:

  • Vulcan (the aeroplane/bomber) where pupils made model planes and had a go on a flight simulator.
  • Eaton (industrial lighting company) where pupils built a mirror maze to reflect a light to a sensor (Chantelle won her prize here) and worked out a binary signal code to light up a light.
  • A foundation building company where pupils completed puzzles to win prizes and JVC/Kenwood (electronics) where they completed a quiz and some won earphones.

Second part of the day was innovation where pupils were left in their groups to invent a useful device to enhance life in 2050 and then present to the whole room. They designed and presented solar-powered speakers.

Finally we visited a room where they experimented with different clothing dyes and dyed different fabrics and finally had fun on an interactive whiteboard.

 

Highlights included:

A group certificate for teamwork during the innovation seminar.
£50 iTunes voucher for Chantelle for her excellent contribution to a lighting task on the Eaton stand.
Described as the ‘best group of the day’ on the Clevertouch interactive whiteboard activity.

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The Impossible Triangle

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in there maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one is completed a student receives a text home,a post card home and also a CFP! All pupils achieving a full triangle will be placed into a prize draw at the end of term and 1 student from each year group will be drawn to win £5 and a certificate.

Congratulations to:

Y7
Vanesa Kozarova
Corey Gerrard
Riyam Zandini
Kristyna Dudyova
Daniel Mata
Sasha Stiles
Arame Sow Ndour
Jennie Fereday
Jindrich Kovac
Michal Bily
Tomas Sivak
Jana Badzova
Haris Hussain
Gabija Liogyte
Aimee Rollinson
Y9
Stephen Bradford
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Wickersley Music festival

The ‘Epic’ Wickersley Music Festival – what a tour de force. Bringing together secondary and primary musicians in this event showed just how much musical talent is growing and flourishing in our schools. Read more

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The Impossible Triangle

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in there maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in lesson and also completed a great piece of homework.
The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one is completed a student receives a text home,a post card home and also a CFP! All pupils achieving a full triangle will be placed into a prize draw at the end of term and 1 student from each year group will be drawn to win £5 and a certificate.

Read more

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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:

Alzbeta Chroma
Courtney Johnson
Chloe Bullen
Kelli Stansfield
Rhian Hart
Aaminah Hussain
Francesca Bradshaw
Ikra Sarwar
Vanesa Tothova
Gabija Liogyte
Amin Ibdali
Stanislav Karala
Isaac Iqbal
Ardonit Behluli
Scott Moore
Radu Anghel
Alhamudin Orshdin
Josh Morton
Marek Ziga
Gul Yshak
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Clifton Instagram

Clifton Community School now has an Instagram page!

Follow us at the following link and stay up to date with whats going on around school.

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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. They all received £5, a certificate and a text home.

Congratulations to:

Y7
Sara Gazova
Y8
Ayisha Shahid
Y9 
Mohamed Ali
Y10 
Said Jamal
Y11 
Ikra Sarwar
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Hospitality Evening

Our Y11 hospitality group recently took part in the organisation and production of a catering event for over 40 guests.
The Y11 hospitality group completed their practical assessment by organising and running a meal for over 40 guests including staff and parents.

The pupils chose to prepare and cook an Italian themed meal of Minestrone soup, garnished with croutons and served with homemade bread roll. There was a choice for main course of vegetable lasagne or chicken stuffed with garlic cheese and wrapped in bacon, both served with roasted vegetable and braised onions. The dessert was a trio of chocolate mousse with a ginger biscuit, lemon cheesecake and tiramisu. The meal was rounded off with tea and coffee.

The food was prepared, cooked and served by the Y11 pupils, supported by some of the Y10 pupils who will complete a similar task next year.

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Movement Evening Auditions

Movement Evening Auditions are being held in Dance Studio P12 on Tuesday 16th of Feb & Wednesday 17th of Feb starting at 3:10pm after school.

Solo, Duet or Group in Dance or Gymnastics.

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Little Shop of Horrors

On Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March 2016, Clifton Community School will be delighted to be performing this year’s School Show: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. The performance will start at 6:30PM.

Tickets are now on sale from Mrs Houlbrook in P5

Prices: Adults £4
Under 16’s £3
Under 11’s – Go Free

Pupils have been rehearsing every week and have worked really hard to develop their characters.

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Wickersley Music Festival 2016

We are continuing to develop our young musician of the year competition into a music festival and would like to invite your school choir/ band/ instrumentalists to take part this year.

In this instance, we would like the festival to be a showcase of musical talent. Many of your schools have choirs and percussion groups or good instrumentalists and we would like to give them the opportunity to perform at Wickersley School. All groups/ soloists receive a wonderful glass trophy and certificate of achievement.

Normally we have various musical categories and groups/soloists perform 1 piece of music before the audience and judging panel. This year we would like to have primary sections featuring the groups or individual pupils from our feeder primaries. This is a wonderful opportunity for your musicians and singers and we are keen to develop this project. We are looking to run this event on the evening of Thursday 25th February at Wickersley School and Sports College. Starting at 6pm.

To apply online please click the link below , Or alternatively please download the application slip by clicking the link below to fill in and return to the music department.

Online Application

Application Slip

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Scientists of the Term

Each half term science staff nominate students who have: Consistently worked well, complete homework to a good standard, strived to meet their target grade in science. Each nominated student will receive a CFP, postcard home and are entered into a prize draw one for KS3 and one for KS4 at the end of each full term.

Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Term’ display board on the Science corridor. Each student will also be placed into a draw for the chance to win a prize. The prize draw winners will be named on TV screens in school, the website and the social media pages!

Well Done to Aleesha Iqbal (KS3) and Louis Waterhouse (KS4) who are last terms winners.

Keep up the good work!

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Modern Foreign Languages – Legends of the Term

Congratulations to our latest Modern Foreign Languages – Legends of the Term.

Teachers nominate students who have impressed in a wide variety of different ways in French, Spanish or English Language Acquisition.

Each Legend of the term receives a CFP, a postcard home and goes into a prize draw at the end of each term!

Well done to Rhian Hart Y9 and Lexi-Leigh Baker Y7, this terms prize winners.

 

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Half Term Music Courses

Rotherham Music will be running holiday courses for pupils during February half term.

Courses will take place at Wickersley School & Sports College and the courses being offered are:

  • The Holiday Band – Beginner+  Woodwind, Brass and Percussion
  • The Holiday Big Band – Grade 2+ Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Rhythm
  • The Holiday Pop Choir – Beginner+
  • The Holiday Flutes – Grade 1+
  • Simply Strings – Beginner+

Please click the links below for more information.

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Simply Strings

Holiday Flutes

Holiday Choir

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Life in the Music Department

Life in the Music Department is always busy – but that’s the why we love it!  The classrooms and practice rooms are packed at breaks and after school with pupils forming groups for the upcoming Battle of the Bands in May and rehearsals for Little Shop are in full swing.  The Vail Expression are rehearsing whenever they can following the launch of the Y10 band at the Christmas Concert.

 

In lessons, Mr Griffin’s Y7s are learning about African Drumming and Mrs Maud’s Y8s are songwriting.  Y9 are about to make their choices for KS4, with many already showing an interest in the Rockschool course.  Y11 Rockschool pupils are currently working on their final exam for which they must prepare and perform a 15 minute recital.  Y10 are already exceeding their likely targets by showing real determination and commitment to developing as musicians.

 

The department is truly buzzing!

 

 

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Theatre Trip

Some of our Year 10 English students recently took a trip to The Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield to watch a production of ‘An Inspector Calls’ from the National Theatre.

As well as being a truly enjoyable experience for the students, they were also able to pick up some excellent insight into the play by viewing a live production. This will no doubt be invaluable to the pupils as they continue their GCSE work.

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Sky Sports Leaders

Clifton pupils have been working along side Paul Broadbent as part of the Sky Sports ‘Living for Sports’ Programme.
As part of the programme, the pupils have had the opportunity to take on the role of a sports leaders, which included planning and delivering a session to older students!
As always, our leaders did Clifton proud they were excellent ambassadors for the school. It was clear that they had taken on board some very important life skills from the project as a whole.
Congratulations to:
Coley Underwood,

Abby Johnson,

Sophie Kellsall,

Malak Kassim,

Lily McCormick,

Lauren Wilson,

Skye Greenfield,

Riyam Zadini,

Jack Swales,

Nathan Beresford,

Ibrahim Bostan,

Jamie Hartley,

Sam McAnespie

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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:

Y7
Roma Fako
Natalia Cechova
Gabija Liogyte
Sara Gazova
Y8
Ayisha Shahid
Zar Yshak
Abu Hussain
Y9
Sara Gavioza
Salim Swatiwal
Y10
Said Jamal
Khezar Asif
Y11
Brody Smith
Vladislav Gazi
Daniela Molnarova
Aaron Wickson
Ugne Peseckaite
Rumana Hussian
Jesika Tokarova
Cyntia Tothova
Ikra Sarwar
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Dance Exam

The Y10 AND Y11 BTEC dance performance exams took place on Thursday 17th December 2015.

The Y10’s opened with pupils performing to Lion King, the first time they had performed with the live band! All students had spent hours beforehand in makeup with the help of Miss Charlton who made their faces into Lion lookalikes. The students were fabulous and all succeeded in passing the practical unit 4.

The Y11’s were up next with their fairytale stories. For this unit, they had to plan a character and create a scene telling a story. The students organised the whole performance from the tickets to the music and pictures on the screen! Once again, all students secured a good grade from their practical unit 2 and set an example to our up and coming performers.

The Cranworth Road girls performed their unit 4 together and also performed a solo for the first time in front of an audience.

The exam groups were joined by the Y8 and Y9 dancers, who performed two great pieces. This was an excellent standard from our KS3 students and we are expecting some fantastic dancers performing in the future!

We were extremely proud of every performer and would like to congratulate all the students who participated.

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Photographer of the Year!

Just before Christmas, our budding Photographers entered their best snaps into Mr Mason’s ‘Photographer of the Year’ competition. We had some fantastic entries, and several of our students were tying for first place until the last vote was cast!

The following entries all received a ‘notable mention’ for gaining votes from the judges:

Six of our Eight judges all voted for our overall winner. We would like to offer a massive congratulations to….

BROOKE MCKNIGHT!

Mr Mason and all the judges were extremely impressed by not only the amount of entries, but the great quality and range of ideas and themes displayed. Well done to everyone who entered!

 

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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:

Anna Oraczko – Year 7

Leoni Clayton – Year 8

Isra Sarwar- Year 9

Charlie Marshall – Year 10

Stefanie Lackova – Year 11
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Clifton Christmas Concert!

The annual Christmas Concert took place on Wednesday 16th December 2015.

The more traditional first half opened with pupils from Coleridge Primary School choir singing ‘Do you want to build a snowman’, followed by a number of Y8-Y11 soloists performing pieces they have been working on in their instrumental lessons.

The second half featured performances by pupils from Rawmarsh and Wickersley, with Wickersley Concert Band opening with ‘Schnee Waltzer’.
This warmed up the audience ready for Vocal Group’s rendition of ‘Budapest’ and ‘Merry Xmas/War is Over’.

Next it was time for Rock!  Mr Riley’s Rock Band blasted out ‘Bohemian Like You’ before Y10s Sam and Jan took to the stage with ‘Sunshine of your Love’.  This was an outstanding demonstration of what our pupils produce on the Rockschool Music course in KS4.  It was then time for the grand unveiling of newly formed Y10 band ‘The Vail Expression’, performing a set of three songs, one of which was their own creation.  Lead by front man Jaq Denton,  the five-some have been rehearsing three nights a week and are a true inspiration to younger musicians at Clifton!

The evening concluded with the award-winning Soul Band, supported by Wickersley Concert Band, a collaboration we intend to develop further!

Thankyou to all parents and staff who have supported Clifton pupils and the Music Department this term and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year at Little Shop of Horrors and Battle of the Bands!

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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

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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.

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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
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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 !
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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
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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!

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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!