MAT Sports Day 2019

Mixed Rounders
We started off with our toughest game against a strong Wickersley team, a few nervous batting moments meant we only scored 4 rounders in the first innings giving us a big job to do in the field. Some brilliant bowling from Fayzaan and some great control of the field by Billie Jo meant we limited them to 5 rounders just loosing out. Next up was Thrybergh, who had some excellent batting, Neve and Boris with some worldy catches limited their score and we managed to match it. Some excellent batting from Patrik, Boris and Ahmed!

The 3rd game saw us play Gainsborough, our best game yet. Amazing bating from everyone saw us set a big score of 8.5 rounders to catch. Gainsborough no chance with some brilliant fielding and decision making, they managed to get 2!
4th and final game saw us beat rivals Rawmarsh, a comfortable 6-3 win with a really well rounded performance from all the team. I think if we had played Wickersley after the first couple we would have beat them too. A fantastic morning and plenty of points on the board! 

Abigail Foord
Lewis Richardson
Fayzaan Hussain
Ahmed Kassim
Boris Abaffy
Neve Gaughan
Alex Gujdova
Patrik Sevcik
Billie Jo Bagley
Ismaeel Issac

Some excellent performances in the afternoon at athletics:
Ahmed Kassim- Very impressive 3rd place in the 1500m race
Billie Jo- 3rd in long jump, 2nd in 100m and excellent relay performance
Brett Baldwin- 2nd in 800m
Alex- 1st discus 2nd Javelin Chisom- 2nd 200m
Patrik S- 2nd in 100m and excellent 2nd in relay
Daniel Ak- 4th in javelin
James Fereday, Boris, Patrik and Lewis- nail-biting 2nd in relayAldisa- 4th 800m

We could not be prouder of this group of students, really turned up on the day, represented Clifton with pride and all were outstanding! Please share their successes with the rest of the form, it meant a lot to them yesterday and they deserve to be recognized!

Year 10 Sporting Heroes
We went to Rawmarsh to play mixed Rounders against the other schools in the MAT. Throughout the morning the team were supportive of each other and put in some amazing performances, especially against Thrybergh & Gainsborough. We narrowly missed out by half a rounder to Rawmarsh who went on to win the group. Star performances in batting came from Omar, Kashif & Sathurja. Zanerrah’s consistent bowling always gave the opposition a head ache, but star of the morning was Isbah, who took some unbelievable catches and worked excellently with Nader to get the ball to second base. The whole team were a credit to themselves & all of us, so please give them a huge well done when you see them;
Zanerrah Sathurja Isbah Taylor Ellie Omar Kashif Nader Danny

In the afternoon, our Athletes built on the solid foundation of points provided by the Rounders players in the morning. Reece, does what Reece does, and smashed the Discus, coming first. Roland was absolutely rapid, finishing a close 2nd in the 100m, Luke showed determination and resilience to also finish 2nd in the 800m, And the girls were just the same, Taylor winning the shot, Isbah 2nd in Javelin, Ellie finishing top 3 in the Long jump, the same for Sathurja in the 100m & 200m, Special mention to Zanerrah who challenged brilliantly in the 800m, after a long morning of Rounders & Leah who was an absolute asset in the relay.

Year 8 Round Up
Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking the year 8 mixed rounders team to sports day after a difficult first game against Wickersley the team was in high spirits and ready for the next one. The team improved every game getting better and better within each match they played but the stand out performance was the last game in which we won the Rawmarsh convincing-looking like a totally different side with a great team performance. Stand out performers were Alisha Hussain on second base who’s brilliant catching preventing many half rounders being score. Also Phoebe Roberts at backstop backwards catch. Thirdly Wahleed Iqbal and Liam Cockle which some impressive batting. and Finally Lailaa Bostan for her consistently brilliant bowling.

Below are the list of students which did themselves and Clifton very proud; Wahleed Iqbal Charlie Wilson Adyan Ashraf Alisha Hussain Liam Cockle Leyla Hart Phoebe Roberts Lailaa Bostan Gejza Macko Isa Karim Mushtaba Nadeem.

Now onto the athletics in which the year 8 also did really well gaining Clifton some vital points. Every student who took part in year 8 gained Clifton some points. But some stand out performers in the track events were;
Natalie Racova- First in the 100m and 2nd in the 200m
Daniel Gilak- 4th in the 800m 
Wahleed Iqbal 4th in the 100m
Mckenzie Dungworth 5th in the very competitive 100m 
Kyle Roberts and Mason Shaw both doing extremely well in the throwing events

Well done to everyone who represented Clifton school.

Clifton and Beyond Day

At Clifton we aim to ‘send every student out into the world able and qualified’ and last Friday the whole school took part in the Clifton and Beyond day where each year group spent the day developing their skills in different areas such as teamwork, enterprise and planning for the future.  It was a fantastic day and the atmosphere around school was amazing.  Students really showed just how creative and resourceful they are and how they are really developing to become even more ‘able’ and prepared for the world beyond Clifton. 

During our Clifton And Beyond day on Friday 12th July, Y7 took part in a range of workshops including settling in, team building and appreciating differences. During this time, we gathered the forms together and created a Y7 family tree where each individual displayed their own leaf with aspects of their identity. It was a brilliant day and the students really benefited from the time spent with their peers and form tutor. 

Year 11 Geography Trip

On Tuesday 2nd July 40 Year 11 Geography students went out the Peak District to Padley Gorge and the Longshaw Estate to investigate River processes and collect data for their GCSE Geography Paper 3 exam. While they were out they took various measurements such as width, speed, depth and looked at rock shape and size. Once they returned to school they have presented and analysed this data and made links to the theories they learnt before they went on the trip. Students were a credit to Clifton and engaged enthusiastically with all the activities.  These students will be moving on to their human investigation in September with their visit to Sheffield to look in detail at regeneration.

The Clifton Class of 2019 – School Prom

The Clifton Class of 2019 celebrated the end of their time at Clifton in grand style with their prom at The Brooklands Hotel in Barnsley.

The evening took the now traditional format of staff awaiting the student’s arrival at a drinks reception and then it was onto the meal and awards part of the evening in the main room which was elegantly decorated. 

Awards were given for categories ranging from “ Most likely to be Prime Minister” to “Future Nobel Prize Winner”. Staff also had the difficult decision of picking the award winners for Prom King and Prom Queen, our award winners for this year were Hallie Smith and Joe Woods, very worthy winners not only for the efforts and conduct on the night, but also the hard work they have put in during their 5 years at Clifton Community School.

The final part of the evening took place  in the venue’s nightclub area where staff and students danced the night away. It was truly a fantastic evening, with an amazing atmosphere and a fitting send off for a year brilliant year group.

Artist of the week

Miss Green’s Artist of the week is Dasa Zupkova, Dasa has been working extremely hard in Textiles and created this piece by being inspired by Abby Diamond, She drew onto fabric in pen, Added some watercolour and stitched into it using free hand stitch on the sewing machine! Well done Dasa keep up the hard work! 

MIss Charlton’s talented student Maria Sidelkova has created a stunning acrylic study of a horse. She was inspired by the Artist Marcia Baldwin and used a wet on wet technique to create the smooth blending of colours. Even got voted as Miss Charlton’s Star for the week! Well done!  

Pastures Moo Visit

In order to learn more about the food industry and support their class work, students from Miss Stewert’s Hospitality and Catering visited Pastures Moo Ice Cream Parlour in Wath.

During the visit students were taken through the complete ice cream making process from development of flavours through to production. A great learning experience with the added bonus of being able to sample some of the delicious products available at the ice cream parlour.

Ulley Arts Festival

On Saturday the 29th June Miss Charlton and Mrs Bittles- Kincaid had the pleasure in taking part in Ulley Arts Festival. We had Clifton students performing a number of dances including some from ‘The Greatest Showman.’ The day was a great success, students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were very proud of their achievements and hard work.

The Creative Arts department had a craft table where children and adults could paint their own ceramic tiles inspired by the Clifton Community School Logo. We had Y11 GCSE work on display showing off the creative talented work produced by our students.
The day was a great success and we enjoyed every minute of the day, We can’t wait for next year!

Translation Bee National Final

On Wednesday Tehreem and Tehmeed Mian travelled to Cambridge University for the National final of Translation Bee.

This round of the competition was tougher that first imagined and despite the talent seen in the regional final, the candidates were even faster during the national round. Students from schools all around the country went head to head and the talent was so high that tie breakers were needed to find the top four. Students were translating up to 24 full Spanish phrases in four tenses in just one minute! 
Both Tehmeed and Tehreem did an outstanding job and their level of Spanish has improved hugely as a result. Excellently, Tehreem made it through two tie breakers to place 3rd out of 15,026 students across the country!! Tehmeed also did an outstanding job and placed 12th.  
The girls will continue to use their language skills in their GCSE courses. 

The Little Shop of Horrors at Rawmarsh Community School

The Performing Arts department took 6 students to see Little Shop of Horrors at Rawmarsh Community School on Wednesday 26th June – what a lovely evening of entertainment! The show was action packed with great vocals and acting, demonstrating the performing arts skills of the students involved. Our students agreed it was great to watch and a really entertaining evening, finished off with a group photo with the man-eating plant, Audrey 2, and a milkshake on the way home! We look forward to our next theatre outing soon.