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.
I took a team of 13 students to the Poppleton centre for the North Yorkshire Boccia and Table Cricket tournament. We were up against 8 schools from around North Yorkshire. We got off to a really bad start in the Boccia losing our first match 2-1 but then smashed it and won all our 7 remaining matches to beat a school from Northallerton in a very competitive final 6-1.
Today has is a special day where students can pay £1 to wear their onesie for school. A huge number of students have taken part and this is all in support of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice that does such incredible work.
Two of our Year 9 students came second in the prestigious York Civic Trust Public Speaking Competition last night.
Congratulations to The Oracle, a band made up of 3 Joseph Rowntree School students who have won the Minster FM Battle of the Bands competition. Minster FM have been searching for North Yorkshire's best young band or artist and after a huge number of entries, the contestants were whittled down to the top 5 and of these finalists The Oracle were announced as the winners!