GCSE Science Live Trip

On Monday, we had the pleasure of taking 24 Y11’s to Sheffield town hall for the GCSE Science Live trip.
After hearing from 11 doctors and professors of various routes in the Scientific field, our pupils came away seemingly inspired from hearing the routes scientific study is heading in. 


The presentations included topics from future energy resources to embryonic culturing, time machines to wormholes, DNA to states of matter and examination techniques from an AQA assessor. This lead to our students actively participating in asking the lecturers questions in front of the lecture theatre. We were the first school to ask a question out of a packed theatre (that can host in excess of 2000 people).  Well done to all of the pupils who took part!

Action Packed Y7 Saturday Football

On a fine, fresh Saturday morning the Y7 boys played Oakwood at Middle Lane. Before the game, the player’s morale was still high and all still eager to play despite the results in the past not going our way. As the game started Clifton’s enthusiasm carried on to the pitch, with the first 10 minutes gone and still neither team able to break the deadlock, Gezja managed to wriggle through a few players from the halfway line with his tricky feet, he found himself with a goal scoring opportunity and took it away with a vicious strike!

The boys were really up for the battle ahead. Unfortunately, the lead was short lived as Oakwood pulled a goal back, taking a 3-1 lead at halftime, despite all of the hard work they had put in. A Fergie-esque halftime team talk was given, reenergising the team to go and hit back as the game was still to be won. 

The second half began and after a short time, we scored to make it 3-2. Oakwood then responded with a goal, making sure they weren’t going to lose their lead. 4-2 the game was poised, some full-blooded tackles were going in, mainly from the Kandrack (Neville) twins. We brought it back to 4-3 from a looping free kick. With 10 minutes to go, Clifton managed to break down their defense, a strike towards the net goes and was blocked, but only by the arm meaning we had a chance to level the score up from the penalty spot, Gezja looked confident and tucked it away! Questionable celebration I may add. With little time on the clock, both teams were pressing for a winning goal, Oakwood found themselves with a bit of luck to take the ball away from what only can be described as a game of pinball in the box. Unfortunately, there was no time to respond and the game ended 5-4. 

Well done to everyone who took part!

Safer Internet Day

This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign’s slogan, “Together for a better internet“, is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

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Year 8 Football Against Wickersley With Only 8 Lads

On Saturday morning, Y8 was away at Wickersley for what is always one of the toughest fixtures on the calendar. Unfortunately, we were only able to take 8 lads as illness and injury hit our squad.  Wickersley were very kind in letting us have two of their players to allow a very competitive 10-a-side game to take place.

We started really well and deservedly took the lead when George Walker caught the Wickersley keeper napping with a smart toe-poke into the bottom corner.  The new formation was working wonders and despite a defensive lapse allowing Wickersley to equalise we were well on top at the break.
During the second half, Wickersley again let us have two of their players however we had a disorganised ten minutes at the back which allowed Wickersley in twice to lead 3-1.  We rallied and organised again and were again the better side, Addison Taylor learning from a previous effort by slotting home low to the keeper’s right to make it 3-2.
Well done to everyone who took part!
Owen Thompson
Danyal Tabraiz
Sebastian Ilko
Finlay Gilberthorpe
Ahmed Kassim
Mario Ilko
George Walker
Addison Taylor

Year 10 Football Against Wickersley

We approached our away fixture at Wickersley in confident mood having defeated them last time we met.  It was the home side who started the game in positive fashion though and our back line was repeatedly tested. Our best work came on the break and but we were limited to speculative efforts as Wickersley brought the game to us. We conceded from a simple goal with some poor marking in our area leaving a free header from a corner.
We began the second half in much more positive mood and didn’t take long to equalise with a brilliant piece of vision from Chad Carney. From 30 yards out he spotted the home keeper off his line and measured up a shot which dipped over his head.
1-1 and it should have been game on but we fell asleep from kick off and conceded immediately. From this point the home side tried to push home the advantage. Skipper Jamie Hartley was twice called into action to clear off the line while Ephraim Kianga in goal pulled off a string of fine saves.
We were unable to prevent the third goal going in though and from that point it was game over. Credit to the lads though who continued to show excellent spirit and work hard. 3-1 was a fair reflection of the balance of play but we gave it a real go and it was nice to see the effort from the boys!

Y11 Celebration of Effort From Data Collection 3

Congratulations to Year 11 Students in Celebration of Effort 3rd Collection. Well done everyone, keep up the good work.

NUMBER 1’s!

Zeba, Jamie, Chloe, Molly, Artan, Isabelle, Alice, Rhian, Kasam, Sidrah, Madiha, Chloe, Jessica, Irsa, Ellie-Mae, Kami, Hollie, Negar and Hailie.

TOP 20!

Stefania, Seynabou, Siyaam, Joshua, Billie-Jo,  Jaden, Alijah, Sabin, Ben, Charlie, Josh and Juste.

Year 7 Roller Skating Trip

On the Last Wednesday of term before Christmas, 7.3 students had the opportunity to go roller skating as an EDIS reward. The Children had worked hard all term, ensuring that their individual attendance contributed to the whole forms attendance, in order for them to earn Clifton Cash. By the end of last term, they had enough to go on a trip and it was in agreement that they all wanted to go roller skating.

All the children had a great time, either showing off their skills or learning how to skate for the first time. Those who had skated before, promoted the Clifton way, by helping those who were a bit nervous. All the children represented the school well, being polite and well mannered. They all returned having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Great trip all round!!

7.3 are now aiming to keep up their attendance record so they can go on another reward trip in the summer term. 

Maths Loyalty Card Challenge

Y9 Geography Students Create Their Own Shanty Town

Y9 Geographers were tasked with making their very own Shanty town. Following on from what they had been learning in lessons they had to make their own town using rubbish! They worked in teams and had to built to meet the given success criteria. This was not an easy task but along the way they had further stumbling blocks to represent real life such as losing their equipment due to illness, theft but then some gains from improving their education and so having more resources. They all worked extremely well and gained a new understanding of what life could really be like.