News Archive: February 2019

Feb 22 Sailor Beth named North East Regional Youth Champion

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 10 News.

Beth Miller, Year 10 student, was the first placed girl and an impressive second overall at the RS Tera Pro World Championships at RS Games in Weymouth Portland, sailing in the 66-strong RS Tera Pro Fleet for older juniors in the class, likewise having to contend with some strong breezes. Over five days and 12 […]

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Feb 21 Start the Music Initiative

Posted in Music, School News, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

The launch of the Music Association’s new Start the Music Initiative, to provide free lessons and free instruments on loan to St Aidan’s students, was a great success last night! There was a great deal of interest amongst parents and students, who were richly entertained by the Junior Band, Junior Strings and the wonderful Festivo […]

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Feb 20 Literacy Week 2019

Posted in English, School News, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News.

Monday 4th March – Friday 8th March A week to celebrate literacy: events, competitions, quizzes and more… get involved! What’s on? MONDAYLook out for our form time book quiz- do you know the authors? Get book tokens from your tutor-£1 off any book.TUESDAY The pop up library is in reception every lunchtime this week. Pop […]

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Feb 20 Year 8 Spelling Bee!

Posted in Year 8 News.

An un-bee-lievable opportunity to test your spelling. In the Spelling Bee your team will work together to spell as many correct words as possible. You will then choose your queen bee of spellers to compete in an individual competition. When? Heats – Wednesday 20th February (Lunchtime)Final – Friday 8th March, Period 5, Main Hall

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Feb 20 February Sports Round-Up

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News.

Monday 11th February Year 10 Boys Area Basketball- A very good performance from the year 10 boys as they became area champions after beating King James and Boroughbridge. Year 7 Netball B,C,D,Ev Rossett + Harrogate Grammar- The year 7 girls won 2 games against Rossett, and drew and lost against grammar Tuesday 12th February U14 […]

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Feb 19 Jazz Evening 2019

Posted in Sixth Form, Dance, Music, School News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Last week we held a wonderful Valentines Jazz Evening in Constance Green Hall. The evening featured Swing Band, St Aidan’s Jazz Ensembles (SAJE), Girls Choir and Year 9 Dancers. This year there were also a number of individual performances which were warmly received by an extremely enthusiastic audience. We would like to thank all students […]

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Feb 19 National Youth Band Success

Posted in Music, School News, Year 11 News.

Congratulations to Emilia Johnson and Sam Watts, Year 11 students, who have both secured places in the National Youth Band, playing Trombone and Tenor Horn. We wish them every success in this fantastic achievement.

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Feb 15 Eddie Murray – National Squash Competition

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 10 News.

Eddie Murray in Year 10 has qualified to play in a National Squash Competition to be held in London between 16th and 18th February. Many congratulations to Eddie on this achievement and we wish him well in the competition.

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Feb 14 Upcoming Careers Events

Posted in Sixth Form, Careers, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

University of Liverpool Event – A representative of University of Liverpool will be available to talk to students from 1pm-1.30pm on Wednesday 20th February in the Sixth Form Cafe at St John Fisher. All students welcome. Further events include… BBC Careers Event – On Friday 22nd February, 12.45pm-1.30pm the BBC are coming to Constance Green Hall […]

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Feb 14 GCSE Science Live in Leeds

Posted in Uncategorized.

Year 10 scientists had a very enjoyable and inspirational day out at GCSE Science Live on Wednesday 13th February. Students got a chance to listen to amazing scientists such as Professor Robert Winston, Dr Simon Singh and Professor Alice Roberts.

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Feb 13 Start the Music Scheme

Posted in Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

‘Start the Music’ is a new scheme to encourage more young people to take up an instrument and play music. This scheme will enable students to try an instrument over the course of a year. SAMA (St Aidan’s Music Association) have raised enough funds to support six pupils for 1 year in 1 instrument – […]

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Feb 12 Pagen Spooner wins Bronze

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 13 News.

Congratulations to Pagen who competed in the 5000m Race Walk at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham this weekend (10th February at 1.55pm). She secured a Bronze medal – congratulations Pagen!

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Feb 12 Sri Lanka 2019

Posted in Trips, Year 9 News.

On 2nd February, nine students from Year 9 set off on their travels to Hillwood College in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The long journey took the students via Doha to Colombo where they were given a very warm welcome on arrival at the school. The students have so far enjoyed the Botanical Gardens, visits to temples, […]

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Feb 11 FOSA Year 7 Quiz

Posted in FOSA, Year 7 News.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Year 7 Quiz on Friday 8th February. There were over 250 people at the free event and it was thoroughly entertaining. Quiz master Mr Taylor created a great quiz of music, general knowledge, St Aidan’s knowledge and picture rounds coupled with some exciting interactive challenges for the […]

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Feb 05 Pagen Spooner

Posted in Sport, Year 13 News.

Congratulations to Pagen who will be competing in the 5000m Race Walk at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham this weekend (10th February at 1.55pm). Pagen has been invited following her fantastic performances resulting in silver medals at the English Indoor Athletics Championships and English Schools Championships.Viewers will be able to see the action on […]

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