News Category: Year 8 News

Nov 15 Top Sporting School

Posted in Sport, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

St Aidan’s has been placed 18th in this year’s ‘School Sport Magazine’ analysis of school sport in National Competitions across the county. This is a remarkable achievement and even better than last years 29th position. We would like to congratulate all students, who are involved in representing the school in the huge amount of activities […]

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Nov 07 International Kids’ Lit Quiz

Posted in English, Year 7 News, Year 8 News.

On Monday 5th November, Mrs Parris and Mrs Roth took a team to Bootham School in York to compete in the Yorkshire heats of the annual International Kids’ Lit Quiz. After a hard-fought battle over ten rounds, our team finished in a very impressive third place out of 14 entries, only missing out on second […]

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Oct 11 Sports Presentation Evening

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

On Thursday 4th October we celebrated sport at St Aidan’s. The presentation evening was held for all our lower school students who have given significant contributions to sport and those who have made great improvement over the years. We were delighted to be joined by Martyn Moxon who presented the awards to all students.  

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Jul 17 Jess Thompson Throws 42.44m

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News.

Jess Thompson (Year 8) threw her personal best (42.44m) to win a silver medal in the javelin at the English Schools’ championships on Saturday. Congratulations Jess!

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Jul 17 Service for Newly Confirmed

Posted in Worship, Year 7 News, Year 8 News.

We held an inspiring Service for the Newly Confirmed last night in the school chapel led by the always surprising and ingenious Rev Matthew Evans. We were delighted to welcome so many students, their parents and supporters. Swords became Palm Crosses, and everyone was given Celtic Cross Coasters to take away too, as a reminder […]

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Jul 10 Visit From Local Church Workers

Posted in Worship, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News.

Local church youth workers came into school a few weeks ago reflecting on the story of St Ignatius and gathering pupils’ thoughts in response to questions such as ‘what are you thankful for’ and ‘what makes you happy’. We had lots of interesting answers and the students really engaged with this activity. The outcome was a wonderful reception […]

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Jun 29 Spotlight 2018

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

Spotlight is taking place from 4th to 6th July. Tickets are now on sale by following the link We look forward to seeing you next week.      

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Jun 20 Summer Concert, 22nd June

Posted in Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News.

This Friday, 22nd June, sees our annual Summer Concert taking place, featuring our fabulous musical ensembles from the lower years in school.  Boys Choir, SAJE, APE, Junior Band, Junior Choir, String Ensemble and World Music Group will all be performing their usual high standard of music. The concert begins at 7pm in Constance Green Hall.  […]

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Jun 19 Year 8 Physics Olympics

Posted in Science, Year 8 News.

St Aidan’s has triumphed again this year, successfully beating 29 other schools to win the annual Physics Olympics competition. The event was hosted by St Peter’s school in York, sponsored by the Ogden Trust and the Institute of Physics. Luas Broadberry, Ella Colbourn, Emily Gee and Alex Hewson worked perfectly as a team, to win […]

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May 08 Harrogate Flower Show

Posted in Food Tech, Year 8 News.

Following our internal Food Technology competition amongst Year 8 students in March, the winning team from 8Y, recently attended the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. They were able to demonstrate making their 3 dishes live on the Cookery Theatre stage alongside Stephanie Moon. Everyone had a wonderful time and we would like to thank Stephanie Moon […]

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May 01 Unprecedented Success for St Aidan’s Musicians

Posted in Music, School News, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

For the first time ever all 5 Senior Music Ensembles at St Aidan’s have qualified through their performances at the Regional Rounds to perform at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham at the beginning of July. News arrived early this week that the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Swing Band, Chamber Choir […]

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Apr 24 Spelling Bee

Posted in English, Year 8 News.

The annual year 8 inter-form spelling bee was won by 8Y this year, with the individual competition trophy going to Isabel Miles in 8S. In a nail-biting tie-break, Isabel narrowly defeated runner-up Daniel Bryant of 8G. Her winning word was ‘verisimilitude’ – a truly tricky one! All of the students really got behind their teams […]

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Mar 07 Basketball News

Posted in Sport, Year 7 News, Year 8 News.

Over the last few weeks we have had some fantastic basketball results. Both the Year 7 and Year 8 teams went to the county championships at York College and were both undefeated in all 3 games becoming Country Champions. During the week before half term, St Aidan’s played against Queen Ethelburga’s (with players from Y8- […]

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Mar 04 Chris Bradford Visit

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

Chris Bradford was sorry he was unable to meet everyone at St Aidan’s on World Book Day. Anyone who requested a signed copy of his book will still receive the book – watch out for further details. Chris hopes to visit St Aidan’s in the future  

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Dec 19 Ullswater 2017

Posted in Trips, Year 8 News.

Last week and this week over 180 Year 8 Students have been and are currently taking part in the annual Ullswater outward bound trip.  Ullswater is tailor-made for us, and is built on Outward Bound’s ‘Adventure and Challenge’ model. Students have been taking part in a wide range of activities both on site and off […]

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Nov 30 ESAA National Finals

Posted in Sport, Year 7 News, Year 8 News.

Last weekend we took 2 cross country teams to the ESAA national finals in Sevenoaks, Kent. This year the u13 girls’ and u13 boys’ teams qualified for the final, continuing a long streak of having teams compete in the finals. The u13 boys’ team finished 19th with the team of Joe Turnbull, Tom Midwood, Marcus […]

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Nov 28 Advent Charity Campaigns

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

St Aidan’s are delighted to be involved in two advent charity campaigns this year. Mindful of the commandment to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves, we would like to ask every form in Years 7-11 to contribute to the work of two charities working with some of the most vulnerable in our […]

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Nov 21 National School Sports Achievement

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

We are delighted to share with you that the School Sport Magazine (which was published last week) has listed St. Aidan’s School as the 29th top sporting state school in the country. It is fantastic that the efforts of students and PE staff (both inside and outside the department) have been recognised in the School Sport […]

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Oct 17 Pavilions Birthday Card Competition

Posted in Art, Year 7 News, Year 8 News.

The Pavilions of Harrogate are celebrating their 21st Birthday and they ran a competition for local students asking for designs for a 21st birthday card. The winner was Olivia Hawksworth in 8S! The judges were also so impressed with Emily Gee in Year 7 that they created another winner which will be the design for […]

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Jun 27 Spotlight 2017

Posted in Dance, Drama & Theatre, Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

Spotlight 2017 Spotlight will held on the 5th July until 7th July. It starts at 7 pm and ticket prices are £3.50-£5.50. Tickets are available from www.positickets.co.uk      

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