Recently, forty students from years 7-10 set sail in the direction of La Fosca beach, Girona, to undertake a week of watersport activities. Read more
The Y10 Drama and Dance students were invited to watch Hairspray at Sheffields’ Lyceum Theatre on Thursday 1st Feb. Some of the cast were straight out of the original London stage show, so we knew it was going to be a good one. We arrived in plenty of time for ice creams and minstrels (that was just Mrs Bittles-Kincaid).
Hairspray certainly had all the energy and buzz expected of a Broadway show. Some of our girls got very excited when Seeweed threw out some of his amazing shapes on stage. It certainly was an all singing all dancing fabulous experience celebrating the changes of times and acceptance. The show was full of vibrant colours, amazing dancing and spine tingly voices.
This amazing trip was one of the best experiences I have ever had with school. I never thought I would have the opportunity to go into Parliament, let alone be given the chance to see an actual live debate in the House of Lords! The room was royal red and was absolutely breathtaking. Moreover, there was a sense of importance that lingered within this grand location. You knew something crucial was going to happen. To be honest, I have never had an interest in politics and barely knew anything about our Government before this trip. Consequently, I felt incredibly informed at the end of the day and can proudly say that I understand law-making so much more. This opinion can definitely be shared with the others that were blessed with the chance to see politics in a raw and organic way which is very different to the information we receive from the news and social media. Also, we were on the visit with Wickersley 6th Formers who take Politics and they informed us of everything we needed to know during our visit. In addition, we had a workshop that taught us the rules of law-making and we were able to have a debate that included both Wickersley and Clifton students. It was great fun!
Another highlight of our day was the surprise visit to M&M’s World! We really enjoyed seeing the huge display of M&M’s that were placed everywhere within the shop and the cute merchandise that was available for us to buy. One great part of this store was the machine that dictated what colour M&M you are as it was so fun and interesting to use.
Personally, my most favourite part was seeing Platform 9 (and 3/4) at the Kings Cross Station. Although I had no money left (because I bought too many M&Ms), the Potterhead in me was so delighted at seeing the marvelous world of magic come to life before our eyes!
Overall, I am incredibly pleased that I was given the chance to see London because I saw/did many things I have not experienced before. This included: going on a train, using the Tube and seeing amazing landmarks. Thank you for sending us to London!
On Tuesday 4th April a group of excited Y7 pupils were invited to watch Maltby Minors’ production of Bugsy Malone in Maltby. They thoroughly enjoyed the show, and can’t wait to get involved in the next Clifton production!
Last Sunday we took the Year 11 football team to Wembley to watch England play Lithuania in a World Cup qualifying match. What a day! After getting fuelled up with a Morissons breakfast in preparation for the long journey we headed off down the M1. When we arrived, we soaked up the atmosphere and stopped by the famous Bobby Moore statue. After heading to our seats we then enjoyed a cracking 90 minutes of football which saw a comfortable England win.
Mr Hall’s prediction competition was also a big hit with the lads. The students were once again a credit to Clifton and great fun to be with.
Year 7 students have recently attended the fun and informative STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) trip at Wales High School. Each student had a great day designing, building, modifying and testing cars powered by elastic bands and trebuchets, to throw as far as possible.
The students did a fantastic job working together as both the designs worked. They did a great job of representing Clifton, their behaviour and enthusiasm was fantastic.
Well done, guys!
Students who attended the trip:
NADER ALI 7.3
AIYZA BI 7.3
IIYSHA JUKES 7.4
LUKE STEANE 7.5
EVE JACKSON 7.5
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