More Reasons to Raise Funds for DofE

More Reasons to Raise Funds for DofE

Duke of Edinburgh

Well done to some of our school’s Year 10 students who last weekend raised a whopping £740 for the Duke Of Edinburgh award. The team, supervised by our DofE Co-ordinator Mr Cudworth, packed bags in the Morrisons store in Ramsbottom and delighted customers gave them their loose change and donations as a reward. The money raised will be spent on camping equipment for the forthcoming Duke Of Edinburgh Expeditions.

Want to get involved in the Duke Of Edinburgh programme? Check out the DofE page or speak to Mr Cudworth in school to get more information.

by Jun 11, 2018 No Comments
Year 10 Bury College Immersion Day

Year 10 Bury College Immersion Day

Letters

As part of the school’s careers provision students have access to a range of information and support so that they are prepared for when they finish school in year 11. As part of this provision, and in collaboration with Bury College the school has been able to organise a day in college for all year 10 students. The day has been organised to provide students with an opportunity to experience college life and study subjects and courses that they may pursue after leaving school.

Taster sessions for the range of subjects/courses (from A-levels to apprenticeships) available at Bury College have been provided to students and they have made their choices for the day. The sessions are taster sessions and we have encouraged students to make their selections with this in mind as the day is a valuable opportunity to investigate subjects/courses that they would like to know more about. Each student will be provided with an individual timetable based on their choices and they will follow this for the day.

As well as the opportunity to sample the different subjects and courses the day has also been organised with the aim of providing students with an experience of wider college life. Students will be required to make their own way to/from Bury College, navigate around the site during the day and study in the surroundings and facilities of a large campus. We hope that this challenge is one that students will embrace and to support them with this members of Tottington High School staff will be present in the taster sessions and around the campus during the day.

In terms of organisation on the day, students will be expected to arrive promptly for registration at the college. Registration will take place at 9:30am. Students will be required to organise their own transport/journey and they can bring a packed lunch or money to buy food from the college. Students will not be allowed off the college campus during break and lunchtime and students will be dismissed at 3:15pm. If there are any particular issues with transport please contact me at school. Any student that receives school meals will be provided with a packed lunch if required (please indicate this on the reply slip below).

Students will not be required to wear school uniform and should come dressed appropriately for the day. Standards of dress and professionalism will be emphasised to students before the visit. As for all of our non-uniform days, make-up and jewellery rules will be ‘relaxed’ but we insist on ‘sensible’ amounts of both. Tops must not reveal midriffs or shoulders and should not be ‘low-cut’. Any student who we feel is not following these guidelines will be removed from the day (parents/carers will be contacted). Under the circumstances we would appreciate your support in reinforcing this point to your child. For some of the vocational courses specific clothing will be required. Particular requirements will be organised with individual students depending on the course/s they have chosen. Students will also be issued with a timetable that will provide details of the lessons and rooms that they will be in for the day.

It is hoped that the day will be a valuable and rewarding one for all year 10 students and that the experience of college and of subjects/courses that they are interested in will help support their post 16 choices and provide them with the motivation to fulfil their potential in year 11. Students will be reminded of the importance of excellent behaviour and their responsibilities as representatives of the school. As with the appropriateness of clothing above, students that do not meet these high standards whilst at the college will be withdrawn from the day. Additional actions will be taken when back in school and there will be further implications for participation in future school visits and end of year activities.

 

Y10 Bury College Immersion Day 2018

by Jun 7, 2018 No Comments
Bronze and Silver D of E Training Weekend

Bronze and Silver D of E Training Weekend

Duke of Edinburgh

Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh candidates had a weekend of intense training ready for their training expeditions at the Yorkshire Dales.

On Saturday morning our year 10 Bronze Award trainees set off from Tottington High School in the morning split into two groups, one group headed towards Holcombe Hill along with Miss Harvey and Miss Duke and the other group in the direction of Affetside with Mr Cudworth, the 11 kilometre route crossed over halfway and the groups enjoyed dinner together, with the weather on our side we continued back towards school throughout the afternoon arriving back shortly after 2.30pm.

Compass navigation, map reading, measuring distance were amongst topics covered on the day and everyone enjoyed themselves taking away many new skills in preparation for their next challenge, two days with overnight camping. Well done to everyone involved.

On Sunday morning our year 11 Silver candidates arrived early at school and we set off to climb Pendle Hill at a height of 557m, all our students had to carry rucksacks with appropriate weight to replicate expectations on expeditions that are planned shorty over three days with overnight camping.

We arrived at Barley in Pendle early morning and split into two groups, both groups set off to navigate approximately 10 kilometres to climb the mighty Pendle Hill and along the way practiced many skills that they had mastered last year throughout their Bronze Award along with leaders Mr J Cudworth and Mr M Wilson.

Everyone managed to summit the hill and enjoyed lunch in perfect weather conditions for the time of year, perfect visibility allowed our students to look over towards Holcombe Hill and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in the distance.

After dinner everyone descended back towards Barley and some of us enjoyed ice cream before heading back to school after a challenging day.

Well done to everyone involved and thank you to all staff who volunteer and give up their weekends, Duke of Edinburgh would not run without your kindness.

Mr J Cudworth (Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator)

by Mar 28, 2018 No Comments
Boost your skills and confidence to get ahead in life

Boost your skills and confidence to get ahead in life

Letters

This term, some of our children will be given the opportunity to sign up to National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-funded programme for 15-17 year olds. Working through physical, personal and creative challenges, this once-in-a-lifetime experience empowers young people to build skills and confidence to get ahead in work and life whilst engaging with their local area. Interested? Then read the letter below for more infomation…

NCS Challenge March 2018

 

by Mar 6, 2018 No Comments
Girls win Bronze in Basketball Comp

Girls win Bronze in Basketball Comp

Sports News

Our Year 10 girls’ basketball team won 3rd place in the Under 16s Greater Manchester School Games last week. The team were awarded their bronze medals at the Belle Vue Sports Village competition after beating Blessed John Henry Newman RC College in the first round. They lost against Reddish Vale but they refused to be deterred and won their final game against Swinton High and progressed into the next round.

A tough game against Trinity in the semi finals meant they went through into the third place play-off against Flixton Girls’ School and won convincingly.

The girls gave a cracking performance throughout the competition and should be very proud of themselves. They certainly did the school proud. Well done girls!

 

by Feb 6, 2018 No Comments
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