Y8 DC2 Effort Awards

Maths Loyalty Card Challenge

Clifton at Twickenham

On Sunday 23rd February 2020, Mr Duroe and Mr Fisher had the pleasure of taking 7 of our young Rugby players on a once in a lifetime visit to Twickenham for the England v Ireland 6 Nations clash. Our school was selected as one of the top 4 in the country for promoting the RFU’s All Schools programme, which aims to get young people involved in Rugby.

Our reward was the opportunity for some of our Year 7 and 8 pupils to play on the hallowed Twickenham turf as a curtain-raiser to the main event and form a guard of honour for the England and Ireland teams as they took to the arena. The pupils showed what they have learned with some impressive performances in the small-sided games, with several of them now able to say that they have scored a try at the home of Rugby.

They were able to wear the Clifton kit that was designed by some of their fellow pupils as a further part to the RFU’s scheme. Faced with the daunting prospect of a capacity 82,000 crowd at kick-off time, the boys rose to the challenge of providing the guard of honour and flag-bearing for the two teams during the National Anthems. Once their official duties were completed they were able to relax and enjoy a dominant performance from England as they completed a 24-12 victory over their visitors. The boys were a real credit to themselves and to our school.

Well done to everyone who took part!
Finlay, Kyle, Mason, Lamar, George, Kane and Conor

GCSE Science Live in Sheffield

The week before half term we had the pleasure of accompanying 30 students from Y11 and Y10 to a Science Live event at Sheffield City Hall. 

They were given an insight into the lives, research and experience of 5 internationally eminent scientists including Professor Lord Robert Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Sky at Night successor to Sir Patrick Moore).  

Along with lectures on subjects such as sustainable agriculture using hydroponics; pat, present and future of the Moon and embryology they also got some top tips on exam technique from the Chief Examiner. 

Y9 and Y10 Sheffield University Visits

On Thursday, a group of Y10 students attended the ‘Princes in the Tower’ event at the University of Sheffield, where they used historical and osteoarchaeological evidence to try to solve a crime from the 1800s. This culminated in an afternoon court case scene where they had to present their findings to a panel of judges.

On Friday, a group of Y9 students attended both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University for a Unified day. They were given a tour of both universities and completed activities with university students that covered economics, geography and careers.

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Year 7 Tesco Bag Packing

On Saturday,  Y7 students completed four hours of bag packing at the local Tesco to raise money for the sports residential. Members of the public stopped to speak to us on their way out to feedback how smart our students  looked and how polite they were whilst helping pack their shopping bags. We managed to raise a total of £360.42, which will be split and taken off each students total.

Well done to everyone who took part!

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