On March 12th we attended the Yorkshire Regional Final Panathlon Challenge. It was a fantastic day held at Fulford School. Our school showed amazing team spirit and encouragement towards other members of the Joseph Rowntree team and to other schools when taking part in their events. Even though our team was short of numbers it meant that the students needed to compete in multiple games at the same time or even compete in games that they would not normally play. Our students were fantastic, they were very understanding, and their moral and team spirit was still at a high.
A Textiles GCSE class went on a fantastic trip to London for the day. We started off at the prestigious head office of WGSN, a global trend prediction company who predict all future fashion trends two years in advance!
I took our Panathlon team to the Northern Regional Panathlon finals on Thursday 18th October at Fulford School. We were again up against our fiercest rivals Calderdale, who were representing West Yorkshire. Unfortunately they beat us again but victory was not quite as dominant as in previous years. We ran them close and were only beaten by 4 points with a fantastic total score of 52.
We are delighted with the outcomes for students of all abilities for students at The Joseph Rowntree School in their GCSEs.
First and foremost it has been a great trip and all the pupils who went behaved perfectly and were a credit to the Joseph Rowntree School. The first day was a long one, having arrived at school for a midnight departure. Once we arrived in Iceland at 11:30 am a very busy day awaited us.
The Joseph Rowntree School had another successful day at the North Yorkshire School Games Panathlon finals.
Year 8 have been developing the school garden to support pollinator species. Students studied different strategies for improving pollinator populations such as building insect hotels, introducing flowering plants and reducing the use of pesticide chemicals. We then purchased all the materials using a generous grant provided by Polli:Nation, a heritage lottery funded biodiversity and education project. On project day everyone worked exceptionally hard throughout by pulling up weeds and planting shrubbery to attract the bees.
Congratulations to Elliot Heath (9CH) who made sporting history in June winning a gold medal in the first ever Londsdale Box Cup for amateur boxing.
The first week in June saw 15 intrepid Yr 9 students head out to Kiel in Northern Germany to take part in the return leg of the Joseph Rowntree School - Hebbel Schule exchange, a relationship that has existed for nearly 30 years!
Our school, like many others has been sent a threatening message. North Yorkshire Police has looked at the messages and believes that there isn’t any genuine threat and that it is a hoax email. In fact the email is believed to have been sent to many schools across the UK.
Caitlin, Ellie, Chloe and Bella were amazing on their Radio York Interview this morning. They talked about how they have been inspired by England's Commonwealth Games success to continue to play netball and how they participate at school, I am very proud of them! - Miss Gilderdale
We are pleased to announce that Barry Cornforth who works in the Wiltshire cluster has won the Minster FM Teacher of the Year award. The Award is part of their Local Hero Awards that are held every year.