Girls STEM Seminar

On Wednesday afternoon Miss Baker and Mr Gurran had the pleasure of escorting 22 female students to Sheffield University to attend a STEM for Girls seminar.  The girls were impeccably behaved and got really involved in the activities set-up in the Octagon Center.  Making candyfloss was a real hit but they were also keen to explore other activities such as using citrus fruit as batteries and face reconstruction technology. 

We also had prize draw winners with Diana Pechova winning a hoodie and Cristiana-Ana Stoica winning a goodie bag.  

Hop Charity Movie Night

On the 10th April after school, we will be having a cinema evening after school watching hop. Admission is £1 and snacks, Easter treats and drinks will be sold for an additional price. You can buy tickets from Miss Bacon in the maths workroom or M3.

Year 8 Water Cycle Homework

Y8 have been learning about the water cycle and river processes and were set the challenge of making a 3D model which incorporated what we have been doing for their end of topic test. Adham Latif has the best model which is now on display in the classroom. 

Well done to everyone for their efforts, great job.

Y7 School Games Rugby Success

Last week a team of year 7 girls went to the rugby schools games at Hallam University sports park, with teams from across Yorkshire competing. Our girls were nervous and its fair to say they looked at some other teams (twice their size) and wondered if they wanted to play.

Our first game was against Wales, after a couple of cautious minutes from our girls they soon got into the game with all of them throwing themselves into tackles. Some brilliant work from Simona and Alisha (who would tackle a bus,) limited Wales to only 3 tries. Some speed came from Leyla Bostan down the wing to put us in front and all the girls worked tirelessly to ensure we won our first game comfortably 5-3. Next up was Thrybergh who looked like another strong team. Our girls were just as good as they were in the first game. Every girl was outstanding, their teamwork and organisation were brilliant.

The game finished with us winning 7-3
The girls got through to the final which in itself is a massive achievement. They played Shafton, who have had rugby coaching all year, the final was close up until the last minute, and we narrowly missed out 4-3.

We couldn’t be any prouder of the girls today, not only were they outstanding in the matches, they represented Clifton with pride, and showed excellent sportsmanship to all other teams. Well done to everyone who took part!

HAPpy Time At Hesley Wood

Surrounded by towers of oak trees and leaves and terrible weather, the Year 11 HAPs (higher attaining pupils) took part in a core revision experience at Hesley Wood in Sheffield. Our three day visit provided an abundance of helpful sessions to improve our English, Maths and Science skills and give us an edge over other GCSE students in different schools.

Our dedicated teachers had planned a fun packed programme which began with a ‘Quotes Treasure Hunt’ where we had to explore the unknown territory of the woods and work out quotations from the Anthology Poems. Disaster struck as one of the clues fell into the water, but with the quick thinking of Miss Averill, was fished out and the team could continue. Everyone had a chance to revise the poems and recall key quotes. The only thing that hindered this activity was the premature decapitation of Mrs Mather’s piñata which was the prize for this task.

Other fun activities included ‘BIDMAS and Buns’, where we had to solve challenging maths questions in order to find the amount of each ingredient. Miss Williams and Mr Jones were pleased that we seemed to struggle more with the baking element than the maths! Next was Science, and the workshop was really useful for us all; drawing graphs was a weak point, but after an hour and a half of practice, we all got the hang of it, much to Mr Goorwitch’s delight!

Dinner was prepared by efficient cooking teams and we all enjoyed pizza, salad and garlic bread on the first night and a chippy dinner on Saturday. This trip not only taught us exam skills, but valuable, necessary and practical life skills that will help us to be independent when we go on to university. Learning how to cook, wash up and serve were a steep lesson in independence and a new experience for many of us students. Evenings were spent relaxing, playing games and we also had some memorable times in the woods, singing around the campfire and having a late night walk. We enjoyed every minute of this freedom until the teachers surreptitiously sneaked up behind us and scared us all to death!

On the last day we participated in two fun activities: the obstacle course and the cube. The cube was a 3D maze in the dark that helped with our memory, communication and teamwork skills as we passed through the passages and tunnels. Harris and Joe impressed the instructors with their amazing time trials. The obstacle course provided the perfect (but muddy) end to a great weekend. Miss St. Pierre was particularly looking forward to this!
Although drenched in a blanket of mud, students and teachers didn’t want the experience to end. We finished our time at Hesley Wood, filthy, but relaxed. It was the perfect way to end our HAPs residential.

Reflecting back (now we have caught up with sleep) this has been the best weekend ever – a once in a lifetime experience to be independent, get in crucial revision and spend time with fabulous teachers and friends. By HAPs students from 11En1.

Sports Week At Clifton Community School

Day One Round Up
Students have taken part in orienteering challenges in Clifton Park and ultimate frisbee in PE lessons. We also had a brilliant good competition with the keep ups and penalty shoot out during break 1 and break 2. Ibby Bostan was in the lead with 1,126m for the rowing challenge!

Day Two Round Up
The Student vs Staff netball match took place with lots of great games and of course, competitive spirit! The male vs female staff match took place with the females taking the trophy home!

Creative Arts Drawing Challenge

4 weeks ago the creative arts department set year 8 a 25 picture drawing challenge. They were overwhelmed by the high standard and talent of the students. There are 2 winners and 4 runners up.

Congratulations to our Year 8 Winners Hermionie and Darcie who received a prize and certificate for their above and beyond outstanding homework.

Wickersley Summer Festival & Family Fun Day

On Saturday 6th July 2019, Parents & Friends of Clifton Community School, we invite you to the Summer Festival and Family Fun day at Wickersley School!

There will be lots of live acts performing throughout the day including The Voice UK’s Lucy Milburn and former Wickersley students Stone Ruin as well as many of our talented present and former students. We also have a range of stalls including artisan food, fashion and homeware, a gin, prosecco and cocktail bar,  Pastures Moo ice cream,  a beer tavern, hotdogs, burgers, fresh doughnuts, kebabs and curries and Brecks Birds of Prey, all alongside our jam-packed table top sale!

There will also be a range of sports activities and fun games for both adults and children of all ages to take part in throughout the day, as well as plenty of competitions and fantastic prizes to be won.

Please write the date in your diaries – It’s sure to be a great day for the whole family!

For more information and to book a pitch please contact Mrs Brown,

Y7 DC2 & Y11 DC4 Effort Awards

Well done to our Y7 students in our data collection 2 effort awards.

Maryam, Sophie, Hamna, Phoebe, Dawid, Kiya

TOP 10!
Eman, Veronika, Aisha, Libby, Zaynab, Danielle, Kacper, Shazmeen, Iqra, Sophia, Zahrah, Jack

TOP 20!
Lauren, Crystal Skye, Alisha, Falak,  Kodie, Alicia, Amie-Lea

Well done to our Y10 students in our data collection 4 effort awards.

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

TOP 20!
Stefania, Seynabou, Siyaam, Joshua, Billie-Jo,  Jaden, Alijah, Sabin, Ben, Charlie, Josh, Juste