News Category: Year 8 News

Apr 15 April Sports Round-Up

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

Here’s the latest news and results from our Sports fixtures this month: Monday 1st April Year 7 Hockey The Year 7 Hockey team played a friendly at King James’s. St Aidan’s ran out eventual winners after a good performance. Tuesday 2nd April Year 7 Hockey Tournament at Ripon Grammar School The Year 7 Hockey team […]

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Apr 15 Inter-form Football

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News.

It has been a fantastic couple of weeks of Inter-form Sport, with with Years 7-9 students participating in tournaments of Netball, Hockey, Basketball and Football. On Thursday, Year 8 competed in Inter-form Football with Form 8G taking the winning title! Well done to all staff and students who were involved.

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Apr 02 Interform Cooking Contest

Posted in Food Tech, Year 8 News.

The Year 8 Interform Pizza Competition took place last night in our Food technology department. Students from each of the 9 forms in Year 8 took part in the 2nd Annual Interform Cooking Contest following a record number of applicants which led to stiff competition of one of the 4 places in each team. The […]

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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 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 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 08 Year 8 Spelling Bee!

Posted in School News, Year 8 News.

Year 8 Spelling Bee is underway this afternoon in the Main Hall, with each Form cheering on their fellow students! The Group Winners were 8D and the individual Spelling Bee Winner was Archie Jackson, 8W.

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Mar 07 Gymnastics Success

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 8 News.

On Wednesday 6th March one of our Year 8 students, Honor Rouse, very successfully competed in the English Gymnastics Championships in Essex. Honor is an Elite Junior competing against 14 and 15 year olds. She is now ranked 21st out of 90 gymnasts of the same level and age banding in England. This is a […]

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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 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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Dec 19 Christmas Lunch

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

This week all year groups will get the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch in our various restaurants. We would like to thank all our catering staff for their hard work.  

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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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