Our Year 11 GCSE Art and Design pupils are staging an exhibition of their work in school next week. They have worked on a range of themes for GCSE coursework, studying artists from different times and cultures. They collected their own research through photography and sources which supported them to develop independent ideas. They devised work in a range of materials and processes such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and ceramics.
The Fleadh (festival) is the premier event in the traditional Irish music calendar within Britain, attracting an audience of several thousand from across the UK. Competitors vie for the opportunity to represent Britain on the international stage across various disciplines including solo instrumental performance, singing, dancing, storytelling and group competition.
This weekend two of our pupils, Eve Hurley, Year 8, and Emily Caulfield, Year 9, will be competing in the All Britain Fleadh at the University of Stirling, Scotland, representing our region in the ceili band, duet and trio events. Eve will also compete in the solo fiddle playing contest. We wish Eve and Emily the very best of luck.
Year 11 pupils celebrated their final days at school with a Mass of Thanksgiving. Many thanks to our Priest chaplain, Fr Josh Hilton, who celebrated the Mass and to the parents who attended. Pupils also turned out for the annual Prom Night at Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, Bramhope. The event was very well attended. Dresses, suits, shoes and limousines were a sight to behold!
Please find attached an important letter from Public Health England about measles in Leeds. Parents may be aware that measles is currently circulating in Yorkshire with cases seen in children and young adults in Leeds and Bradford.
The body is encouraging parents to ensure that all children and young people are up-to-date with measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination prior to the summer months when travel is at its peak. Vaccination may be arranged with your GP surgery.
The school will close to pupils at 1.20pm on Tuesday 26 June. School buses will collect pupils from school at 1.30pm after an early lunch. Parents, please contact school without delay if this early closure causes you childcare problems. Pupils who are unable to get home may remain in school, supervised by staff, until 3.15pm. Normal lessons will be suspended. The time gained will be used by staff in training for raising achievement as part of the school’s strategies for attaining consistently high levels of pupil progress.