On Thursday 25th May, our school’s top 10 green point students from Years 7,8 & 9 had a Movie Afternoon during which they had an afternoon of a box office movie with popcorn, Haribo and drinks – they loved it!
The House Community Award competition is an on-going award which recognises and rewards students who show mutual respect, exceptional good manners and an awareness of our school community and environment. On the last Friday of each half term the House that wins this competition is rewarded with a non-uniform day.
Due to the events in Manchester on Monday our school community would like to pay tribute to the life of Olivia Campbell-Hardy by having a ‘Colour Day’ on Friday 26th May. We wish for the day to be a celebration of her life and time at Tottington High School, and therefore we would like to raise funds in support of victims and their families. We would like students to come to school in colourful clothing and to also bring a donation of £1 that we will forward on.
As for all of our non-uniform days, make-up and jewellery rules will be ‘relaxed’ but we insist on ‘sensible’ amounts of both and would also encourage students to be ‘sensibly dressed’ to meet the demands of the school day. Tops must not reveal mid-rifts or shoulders and should not be ‘low-cut’. Hair rules apply at all times. Any student who we feel, is not following these guidelines, will be sent home to change on the day or be kept in isolated. Under the circumstances we would appreciate your support in reinforcing this point to your child.
Unfortunately, year 11 students must attend school in normal full uniform as GCSE exams are timetabled for Friday.
Olivia was accompanied to the event by a fellow student and friend, Adam Lawler. Our thoughts are also very much with Adam, who suffered serious injuries and has undergone surgery.
Students and staff are in shock and together with school partners we will be providing support for the whole school community to help each other through this terrible time.
To our school community,
It is with great sadness that we inform our school and wider community that one of our children, Olivia Campbell-Hardy, was a victim of the Manchester atrocity.
As a school community we are absolutely devastated and heartbroken at the news that Olivia has passed away. Our prayers and deepest sympathies go to her family and friends. Our thoughts also go out to the many families across the region affected by this tragedy.
Our school community is in shock, and together with Local Authority colleagues, we are giving them as much support as we can to help them through this terrible time.
Olivia was a delightful young girl in Year 10, and will be dearly missed.
The school will be considering with friends, staff and family in the coming weeks, the most fitting way to honour the memory of Olivia.
Olivia was accompanied to the event by her friend Adam and our thoughts are also very much with Adam, who suffered serious injuries in the attack and has undergone surgery. We will do everything possible to help him in his recovery. Our love and prayers are with them also at this time.
Yorkshire Dales 20th/21st May 2017
by Jo Woodman 10Y
Waking up early Saturday morning, for a quick fry up before meeting at school at 8am, I was surprised the sun was out and even more so that it wasn’t raining. Everyone arrived early, a little nervous but very excited – except Beker who casually sauntered up after everyone else and took even longer to load his rucksack into the van, much to our amusement. However we were soon on our way accompanied by a strange rendition of “eye of the tiger” and an ominous clanking from the mini-bus.
After collecting our heavy purple covered rucksacks we split into two teams (Wonton Warriors and Yorky Hexes) and the Wontons headed off down an idyllic riverside path in high spirits. We soon learned how friendly everyone in Yorkshire is… especially one man who caught up to us in order to return a map we had dropped and was forced to witness us stripping off due to the unusual temperatures – luckily no-one was indecent at that point! After finding a set of stepping stones and a suspension bridge we almost forgot we were supposed to be walking and had a great time filming various ways of crossing, until we spotted Martyn and Miss Harvey and realised we were late for our checkpoint!
Unfortunately it decided to rain and the rest of the walk passed by in a wet blur of chocolate, sugar, filming (don’t ask what of) and the more than occasional stumble. Until, with approximately 1 km left, we spotted the other group and the race was on, well almost, in our haste to beat them we accidentally ran straight down the biggest hill we had seen all day only to realise the stile, painted in bright yellow, was at the top and we had to trudge back up the hill to it.
Eventually we reached the campsite and still in the pouring rain set up camp, our tea tasted positively delicious after the hard trek, even with mountains of cheese covering the spag bol. The evening was spent playing a variety of games which inevitably ended up with me falling in the river… twice.
Exhausted, everyone went to bed as the light was fading however sleep was very hard to come by due to the freezing cold and a variety of animal noises.
Having been woken at seven we cooked a leisurely breakfast of hash browns, beans and corned beef then went into a mad rush when we were told we were setting off in 57 minutes. Finally we were ready just 25 minutes late and set off with our slightly lighter packs on our much sorer shoulders. Amazingly we walked much faster than the previous day and reached our checkpoints early, until we were chased by several herds of cows’ seemingly intent on protecting their calves from a group of giant purple tortoises (us!).
The final stretch, doubling back on ourselves along a canal, dragged on and seemed the hardest part of the whole expedition but we struggled on and completed it with the help of yet another “repeat after Garfieh” song. The immense relief of finally being free of the rucksack was brilliant but reminded us how tired we really were and several people fell asleep in the coach home (I wish I had).
The whole experience was very difficult, tiring and a huge challenge however it was brilliant fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat – maybe not for a couple of days though!
Dear Parent / Guardian,
GCSE GEOGRAPHY REVISION GUIDES
The Geography department are going to purchase GCSE Revision Guides for students starting/taking the course this year. The revision guides are specific to the new AQA Specification course that your son/daughter is studying and should be a valuable support for their revision programme and preparation for examinations. The revision guides are optional and your son/daughter will be provided with revision materials and preparation for the Geography examinations
If you would like to purchase a copy for your son/daughter please complete the slip below and return it to school together with payment (cheques should be made out to Tottington High School – please ensure your child’s name and form is placed on the reverse of the cheque). Slips should be put in the payments box at reception and marked for the attention of Mrs Evans
MRS. P. EVANSgeography revision guides letter