Superior Students of the Week

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Year 10 Careers Event 2018

Students in Y10 recently had a hugely successful afternoon at their careers event. Professionals representing a wide range of post 16 options. It was a very busy but informative afternoon for the students.

Thank you to all the visitors who helped to make the event a successful experience for the students. We are grateful to them for sharing their knowledge and experience and inspiring students as they plan for their future.

Click here to view the photos from the event.

Year 8 Stem 3D Printing Trip

On Tuesday 13th March Mr Brown and eleven Y8 Clifton students were give a rare opportunity to attend a 3D printing event at the AMRC in Sheffield. Only 3 other school from the Yorkshire area where given the opportunity to attend this event.

In the morning session students got to see how state of the art virtual reality and simulation equipment is used by companies such as Boeing, Roll Royce, and McLaren F1 to help the design, developed and eventually build all of their latest cars/planes and engines. Great fun and learning been had by all of the students with the highlights been the welding competition, with the girls showing the boys how it’s done, and the virtual reality experience allowing the students to take a car engine apart and see how it works …. Without even getting their hands dirty!!

The second part of the day saw the students designing an implant that could be used on a person who had suffered a head injury, going through all the processes from the initial design of the implant using the same Computer Aided Design (CAD) software that we have recently had installed at Clifton, right up to the programming and using the state of the art 3D printers to 3D print their implant design.

Great fun, learning, and new experiences where had by both staff and students. The students been extremely well behaved throughout and took on every challenge without any hesitation proving themselves to be a credit to the school. They should all be extremely proud of themselves.

Clifton Disco!

Are you ready to boogie the night away?

Guess the name of the Easter bunny!

Miss Kandola is running a competition in L2 to raise money for the La Fosca Trip. Have a guess at the name of the Easter bunny for only 50p a go!  Read more

Science Week – Monday Madness

Monday’s exciting Science week activities included Mrs Burgin investigating pressure with a homemade hovercraft and balloon rockets, and Mr Goorwitch demonstrating a thermite reaction to produce iron. Read more

Y11 Musicians Are Outstanding In Their Final Performances

The Y11 RSL Musicians have been working on their Live Performance exams since January.  For this exam each pupil must plan, rehearse, perform and evaluate a 10-15 minute set made up of solos and ensemble songs.  All pupils performed last week in a series of four concerts over two days, demonstrating true professionalism and excellent musicianship.

Our Y11 musicians have worked incredibly hard in preparation for their final performances and have supported each other in developing their confidence to succeed.  We are now looking forward to receiving the results in the summer.  Well done to all involved!

March Cup Semi Final

On Wednesday Mr Davis and Mr Rowlands took the Year 8’s into their second successive semi final this time in the main Rotherham Schools Cup against last years winners Aston.

The 1st half started out frantically with both teams failing to settle, Aston took hold of the game with their physical dominance (that being 4 kids of at least 6ft) after a succession of throw ins they took the lead and shortly after made it 2-0. We dug deep and showed great spirit towards the end of the first half after great play down the left resulted in the ball coming to Jensen who was brought down for a penalty. Finley stepped up and made it 2-1. We pushed on and could have drew level through Marek Sivak but his shot was cleared off the line.

The second half begun very much the same as the first with neither team getting going. It was again Aston who settled and took control of the game. Our lads kept plugging away but their effort wasn’t justified when Aston broke away and made it 3-1. With 5 minutes to go we had to push and try and get a goal which left us open in defence and Aston made it 4-1.

We may have lost the semi final this year but we have got a great team spirit and they will continue to improve which make us stronger next year.

Well done for your efforts!
Dylan Whatley
Luke Steane
Kurtis Rich
Nader Ali
Muhammad Cardesa
Jensen Murr
Finley Chadburn
Owen Bailey
Josh Humphries
David Santana
Marian Ziga
Marek Sivak
Roland Varady
Fredrik Voilgy

Year 8 Options Success

Last week the Year 8 students took a big step in their education when they made their GCSE option choices. They had spent a lot of time thinking about what they would like to be in the future and which GCSE subjects they would need to reach their goals.

On Thursday we held the options evening to allow students to find out about the subjects they are thinking about studying. It was a fantastic evening with students really giving the teachers a grilling about subjects in order for them to make the best decisions. It was brilliant to see so many families at school and there was a real buzz of excitement amongst the students. They can now look forward to getting started on their courses in June and we wish them all the best.

Superior Students of the Week

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