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Staff Q&A- Richard

Staff Q&A- Richard

Student News Archive

By Georgia Platt and Sadie Rogerson

What’s your favourite food?

I like a lot of fish and seafood, there are lots of variations, its quite versatile you can have it battered, poached, steamed, fried and with salads, there’s so much you can do that people don’t usually think of.

What is your favourite sport?

My favourite sport is football, I can’t play anymore but I still like watching it and I’ve been watching the euros.

What is your favourite book?

I read a lot of autobiographies of music artists like Sting and Ozzie Osbourne.

What do you do in your spare time?

I play bass guitar and I like to research my family history.

What do you like about working at Tottington High School?

Everyday is different, no two days are the same. Some of the challenges are food standards and value for money.

If you didn’t work here what would do for a job?

If I didn’t work here, I’d like to own an antiques shop, maybe selling vinyl LPs.

by Jun 17, 2016 No Comments

House Benchball

House News Archive

Report by Amy Laws, 7R

KS4 and Staff House Benchball took place on 11th May 2016.

Woodbury vs Redgrave

Not long after the whistle, Mr Horrobin (Woodbury) scored and joined his team’s bench. Lots of people ended up falling over including Mr Cheetham (Woodbury). It was quite funny! Soon after, he scored for his team. This brought the score to 2-0 to Woodbury. Redgrave were back in the game when Mrs Wright (Redgrave) scored. Another of her team-mates, Mr Faulkner also launched the ball to his bench and won a point. Woodbury scored, then Redgrave (Mrs Evans) then Woodbury again which brought the final score to 4-3 to Woodbury. Congrats, Woodbury!

Johnson vs Woodbury

Almost straight away, Mr Burgoyne (Johnson) fouled Mrs Carter (Woodbury) by accidentally hitting her! Bad luck came for Johnson when Woodbury scored. Even more bad luck came for Mr Burgoyne when he fell over! Very funny! Eventually, the whistle blew and Woodbury won 1-0. Nothing much happened and Johnson were very unlucky. Well done, Woodbury!

Johnson vs Redgrave

A few seconds into the match, Mr Rashud (Johnson) scored as Mr Daniels (Johnson) caught the ball. The game went on and Johnson were actually quite lucky because they scored another three points. Finally, Redgrave scored when Mr Faulkner (Redgrave) caught the ball. Mrs Wright also scored a point before Johnson scored the final goal which brought the score to 5-2 to Johnson. Good play, Johnson!

Here are the results

House               Win       Loss

Johnson               1            1

Redgrave             0           2

Woodbury           2           0

by May 13, 2016 No Comments

The Lion Heart Challenge- Year 9

Student News Archive

Report by Harry McCabe

On Wednesday 20th April 2016 Year 9 took part in The Lion Heart Challenge.

The Lion Heart Challenge is designed to get students to work in teams to create a business proposal. Year 9 were asked to design a business proposal which would support a particular group of people within our local community who faced some kind of challenge e.g The elderly or disabled.

Each team had to build their proposal from the ground up. They had to consider the project name, logo, business plan and how it would be financed. The project encouraged students to work effectively as a team and within a particular time frame.

Once each group came up with an idea they presented it to the judges who then picked winners based on who had the best idea that would benefit the community, whose financial plan was the most thought out, whose idea would be the most successful and so on.

Here is what two students thought of the day:


“The day had lots of good information and was really helpful for me”


“It helped us to speak out about the community and taught us how to speak out confidently”

by May 11, 2016 No Comments

House Masterchef

House News Archive

Isn't that cheating Sir?

Isn’t that cheating Sir?

The Redgrave team hard at work

The Redgrave team hard at work

Masterchef was back… Redgrave, Johnson and Woodbury all thought they had what it took to become THS Masterchef. Masterchef was on Sunday 24th April at our Extravaganza.

The brief was to design a savoury pie. The best designs were put through to the final where there were two teams: savoury and sweet. The sweet team were given a bag of mystery ingredients:

  • Ready rolled pastry

  • Dark chocolate chips

  • Raspberries

  • Almonds

  • Mango

  • Cheese

There was also a table with other ingredients on it and the savoury team had to re-create their entry design.

After two hours of intense cooking, Redgrave took the title of…

“Masterchef Champions 2016.”

Article written by Amy Laws, 7R

by May 8, 2016 No Comments

House Spelling Bee

House News Archive

The House Spelling Bee took place last week, with KS3 competing on Tuesday and KS4 and staff on Wednesday.

Report by Amy Laws.

Woodbury were first and they scored very well. Then Johnson and Redgrave. I competed in the House competition and it is surprising how nerve-wracking it actually was! Everybody in the whole competition scored really well. Last of all it was the team round and it was an incredibly close competition. Some of the words we had to spell were tough! Words like: Reign, Miniature and Marriage.

Overall, Johnson won the Spelling Bee, Woodbury came 2nd and Redgrave came 3rd

Spelling Bee Spelling Bee 3 Spelling Bee 2

Photos courtesy of Sadie Rogerson.

by Mar 16, 2016 No Comments