A School Crossing Patrol Warden is required on Tongue Lane, outside St Urban’s Catholic Primary School and Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School.  Duties are for seven and a half hours each week, at school starting and finishing times.  Similar posts in other Leeds areas are also available, with variable hours.  The rate of pay is £6.47 per hour. Please telephone Leeds City Council on (0113) 378 1829 for more information.

Please click here for the latest, very interesting newsletter from St John's Catholic School for the Deaf, Boston Spa.  The school provides services to families of deaf and multi-sensory impaired children.

Pupils and staff celebrated National Libraries Day on 6 February by joining a nationwide attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the most books swapped in a day. All members of the school community were invited to bring a book of their choice to be swapped in school. Many participants chose to stay in the library to enjoy their new books and talk about the pleasures of reading. Thank you to everyone who took part. Watch this space to find out if our attempt was successful!

Book Swap DayBook Swap Day

Over 150 pupils in Year 10 experienced the application process for employment this week. They were given examples of job descriptions and were asked to complete application forms. Each applicant was then interviewed. The interviews were conducted by volunteers from a variety of businesses, higher education institutions and the armed forces. Following this, each applicant was given feedback, both spoken and written. For many pupils this was their first experience of a formal interview; most found the activity valuable and the feedback especially useful, even if the process was daunting. The volunteers were very complimentary about Year 10 as a whole. All said that they would happily return next year to repeat the activity. Many thanks to all our interviewers and their organisations in providing this valuable experience for pupils: Laura Hood (Arena Group); Christine Mills and Melissa Gallimore (Keepmoat); Kelly Smedley (Willmott Dixon); Delroy Beverly (Incommunities); Darren Hoyland (Gibbs & Dandy); Ann Rushforth and Owen Muskatt (RAF); Adam Bradshaw and Jamie Godrich (Army); and Jon Cresswell, a retired teacher and former Head of Careers.

 Interview DayInterview Day

Congratulations to Olivia Hu, a Year 8 pupil at Cardinal Heenan, for winning a prize in an art competition. Olivia’s design of a fun fair scene was judged runner up in the city-wide contest hosted by Leeds City Council. She has won free tickets for this year’s Leeds Valentine’s Fair. The fair opened yesterday and continues until Sunday 22 February.

Olivia Hu

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