News Archive: March 2019

Mar 28 Battle of the Books 2019

Posted in School News, Year 9 News.

On Wednesday 27th March, a small team of English students and staff travelled to Queen Mary’s School, Topcliffe for ‘Battle of the Books’, the Literature Competition for Years 9 and 10. It was a very close competition, but our team of Dan Bryant, Alasdair Chisholm, Maria Devenny and Sam Shores came first out of eight […]

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Mar 28 March Sports Round Up

Posted in School News, Sport.

Monday 18th March Year 7 Basketball – The Year 7 Basketball team came 2nd in the County Tournament, only just losing out in the final. Year 8 Boys Football – The Year 8 boys are now through to the area cup final after beating St John Fishers in the semi-final. U14s Hockey – The U14 […]

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Mar 28 New Headteacher Appointment – Sept 2019

Posted in School News.

The governing body of St Aidan’s Church of England High School is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Headteacher who will replace Mr John Wood when he retires at the end of August 2019. Mr Chris Burt will assume the role of Headteacher of St Aidan’s CE High School from September 2019. He […]

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Mar 26 Debating Finals – ESU Mace Competition

Posted in Sixth Form, Politics, Year 12 News.

On Monday 25th March, the debating team headed to London for the finals of the Mace competition. The twelve regional winners, including Repton, Dulwich and Eton, competed for a place in the Grand Final. Our team gave their best performance yet and clearly won their debate against Chenderit School on the motion: ‘This house would […]

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Mar 25 Air Cadet Achievement

Posted in School News, Year 9 News.

Cassidy Weidemann, Year 9 student, was one of four cadets from 886 Squadron Ripon, to be invited to a historic occasion to remember and commemorate a World War I unveiling ceremony at Catterick Garrison by the Garrison Commander on the 11th December 2018. On Friday 29th March, the Garrison Commander would like to present Cassidy […]

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Mar 25 Year 7 Netball Triumph

Posted in Sport, Year 7 News.

Both the A and B Year 7 Netball teams won their Area netball tournament last week at Ashville College. Congratulations girls!

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Mar 25 Junior Orchestras perform for Primary Schools

Posted in Music, School News.

On Thursday 21st March, Junior Band and String Ensemble performed for a large number of primary school students in Constance Green Hall. This event was to help KS2 students to experience and connect to the world of live music first hand. Our music ensembles entertained the primary schools with well-known pieces from Star Wars, Ed […]

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Mar 22 Musical Theatre Achievement

Posted in Drama & Theatre, School News, Year 7 News.

Isabella Bickerdike, Year 7 student, represented St Aidan’s School at the Harrogate Festival for Musical Theatre. Isabella won the Edward Long Memorial Trophy for Musical Theatre Solo Singing in her class this year. Congratulations on this great achievement!

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Mar 22 Squash Success

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

Our U16 Boys have won the England Squash National Plate finals in Nottingham. The team beat Bromsgrove School and Tytherington in the first round. Finals Beat – St Aidan’s 127 vs 69 Bradfield School. Semi Final – St Aidan’s 144 vs 115 Exeter School. Final – St Aidan’s 154 vs 80 Sevenoaks School. Congratulations boys!

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Mar 21 Stray FM Green Poem – Winner

Posted in School News, Year 8 News.

Stray FM have been working with local business Entech to promote ‘Green month’ throughout the whole of March. The radio station asked local schools to encourage their students to write a ‘Green Poem’ about our planet, climate and environmental changes. This was particularly embraced by our Geography department and Eco club, with Year 8 student […]

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Mar 21 Young Reviewer Scheme

Posted in Sixth Form, Drama & Theatre, Year 12 News.

Year 12 English Literature and Drama student Sophie Robinson is representing St Aidan’s on the Harrogate Theatre ‘Young Reviewer’ scheme, in which one Sixth Former from each school is offered the opportunity to review selected performances staged throughout the year at Harrogate Theatre. To replicate the deadlines of the profession, students are given just one […]

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Mar 20 Junior Maths Challenge

Posted in Maths, Year 8 News.

Four of our Year 8 students competed at the Junior Maths Challenge on Monday 18th March at Bradford Grammar School. Our Junior team came 8th out of 32, performing strongly in four gruelling rounds. Well done to the team on this achievement!

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Mar 19 Sixth Form at Swinton Park

Posted in Sixth Form, Food Tech, School News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Did you know you should boil your bagels before baking? Sixth Form students studying Food Science and Nutrition had an amazing time at Swinton Park Spa Hotel on Wednesday 6th March, researching for their exam coursework. Part of their brief is to design a menu suitable for serving at a Health Spa and they could […]

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Mar 18 Gymnastics Achievement

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News.

Honor Rouse, Year 8, has very successfully competed in the British Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool, as an Elite Junior, which is the best in GBR 14 and 15 year olds. Overall she is now ranked 25th in Great Britain. To achieve this Honor competed in all four pieces: vault, bars, beam and floor. Honor performed […]

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Mar 18 Sporting Success

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News.

Year 8 student, Edward Lusted, has won Bronze at the Yorkshire Fencing Championship in U14 Foil this weekend. This result means he has qualified to represent Yorkshire at the British Youth Fencing Championship. The Championship will be held over the May Bank Holiday weekend at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Congratulations Edward on this […]

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Mar 18 Australian Arrivals!

Posted in Trips, Year 9 News.

Our Year 9 students have arrived safely in Melbourne! They are already dressed in their new Carey school uniforms! We wish them well for their first day.

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Mar 18 Australian Exchange departs

Posted in Trips, Year 9 News.

Ten Year 9 students are on their way to Australia! We wish them a safe journey and a wonderful time on their exchange.

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Mar 18 Careers Evening Success

Posted in Careers, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Over 65 employers, universities, colleges and training providers attended our annual Careers Evening in Constance Green Hall on Thursday 14th March. This was a fantastic event – thank you to all staff, students and parents who supported this evening.

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Mar 15 Comic Relief

Posted in School News.

The arena is set for the ‘Sumo Push off’ raising funds for Comic Relief this break time! Mr Wood, Mr Alker, Mr Taylor and Mr Ives went head to head against each other. Mr Wood and Mr Alker scored the highest so were in the final ‘push off’ – with Mr Alker as the overall […]

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Mar 12 Careers Evening Reminder

Posted in Careers, School News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News.

All students and parents in Years 9 to 13 are invited to attend the school’s Careers Evening on Thursday 14th March which is being held in Constance Green Hall from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Over 65 employers, universities, colleges and training providers are attending to represent an amazing range of careers and opportunities within the Humanities, […]

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