Year 4 enjoy ‘A day in the life of a Clifton student’

On Tuesday the 17th of June, we were pleased to welcome Year 4 students from Herringthorpe Junior School, who came to Clifton for a visit to look around the school, as well as taking the opportunity to sample the variety of lessons we have on offer.

The students had a wonderful experience; they were able to look at the layout and organisation of the school day & even had the chance to peek into some of the classrooms to see the learning that was taking place.

The students then visited Cafe Oasis, where they were able to ask questions about the lunch time routine and find out more about the dinner cards; looking at how students pay for school meals and the choices that were available for school lunch.

Following a fantastic morning, the children were able to experience a science lesson wearing goggles and using Newton Meters to find the weight of various objects. The students left feeling like they had become real scientists for the day!

¡Oiga camarero! – Y10s bringing languages to life

With just a few months of Spanish lessons under their belt, our Y10s put their Spanish to good use this Wednesday with a trip to La Tasca in Meadowhall. It’s not quite Las Ramblas in Barcelona, but passers-by would never have known the difference listening to the Spanish spoken by all!

Students realised just how much they had learnt when, with the help of La Tasca’s Spanish waiter, students ordered for themselves a selection of traditional tapas to share without speaking a word of English! They also answered a variety of questions about themselves and experienced a very traditional Spanish experience.

Paella, prawns, Spanish Tortilla and croquetas de Manchego were tried by all!

¡Buen trabajo chicos!

Year 10 London Art Trip

On Thursday 22nd of May, Mrs Cottrill, Miss Latham and twenty-three Y10 art students took the train to London in search of some inspiration for their GCSE art coursework. First stop was the Tate Modern; the imposing former Bankside Power Station building that is home to international modern and contemporary art. Students got to see work by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Duchamp. After grabbing some pretty tasty milkshakes in the Turbine Hall, it was on to Spitalfields and Brick Lane for a fantastic tour of London’s rich and diverse urban art scene. Around the winding back streets they saw works by world renowned artists such as Banksy, Invader and ROA, the sun was shining and they even got to see two international graffiti artists live in action!

After some well needed pizza and sleep, the group awoke refreshed on the Friday morning and headed off to South Kensington in search of precious jewels, woolly mammoths and dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. Leaving with drawings, photographs and gift shop memorabilia, the group made a final trip to see Big Ben and soak in the sights of Westminster and the Thames before taking the tube back to collect their cases and begin the journey back to Rotherham.

A great time was had by all and Mrs Cottrill and Miss Latham were extremely proud of how mature and well behaved our fantastic Y10 pupils were and will definitely be making a return trip next year!

Year 6 Induction Day!

The 11th of June saw Clifton’s annual Year 6 Induction Day!
The students arrived modelling the brand new Clifton uniform and all looked extremely smart.

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May 2014 Attendance Awards!

Congratulations to the following forms who won their year group’s May Attendance Awards!

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Year 8 Rounders Match Report

For the Year 8 Rotherham Schools Rounders Tournament, we played seven schools: Wickersley, Dinnington, Wingfield, Wath, Thrybergh, St Bernards and Oakwood.

Our team was made up of 11 people: Charlie, Naomi, Safiyyah, Marie, Courtney, Danika, Alisha, Molly, Lauren, Jessica and Kenady.

Our first match was against Oakwood school and we won! Our second was against St Bernards and we also won that match.

The third martch was against Dinnington and unfortunately we lost this 3 ½ – 3 – which was a very close game.

Fourth we played Thrybergh and we drew 3 ½ each. The fifth match was very intense as we were up against Wickersley and unfortunately we lost that match 6 ½- 3.

Our initial winning streak appeared to be over and in the end we lost our final two matches against Wath and Wingfield.
The player of the tournament was Marie and this was very well deserved – Well done Marie!

Sky Sports ‘Living For Sports’ Mentor inspires Clifton students!

On Friday 23rd May 2014, Year 7 students were treated to a motivational workshop with Sky Sports ‘Living for Sports’ Mentor, Paul Broadbent.
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Bluebell Wood thanks Clifton music students!

Year 11 pupils have raised £178 for Bluebell Wood by putting on a concert as part of their BTEC Music course.

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Inspiring Future Musicians!

On Wednesday 5th March, Year 9 students at Clifton Community School participated in an afternoon drumming workshop with Jeff Rich, the drummer from Status Quo!

The inspirational event provided students with an insight into the music Industry and took them through a historical tour of the development of the drum kit.

Students were invited to perform with Jeff as part of the workshop and several drum students had the chance to perform on Jeff’s personal drum kit.

All Year 9 students that took part will receive a postcard home with Jeff’s autograph, whilst students who performed will get the autographed postcard with their personal performance photograph on the front!

Well Done Hannah!

Hannah, a pupil at Clifton School, aged 15 and Nicholas, aged 14 have been dancing together for 7 weeks. They train together regularly 8-9 hours a week and are trained by Jackie Conway, Dale Bennett and Kevin Allcott. They travel between Sheffield and Birmingham for lessons and practices.

Both Hannah and Nicholas have competed in competitions all over the UK, including Blackpool Winter Gardens, with previous partners making regular finals.