It’s been a busy week in the Photography department! Year 12 Photographers have been discussing ‘What is a Portrait?’ and debate the Taylor Wessing Portraiture prize shortlist before selecting their winners.
Year 8 German classes have recently been creating a ‘My Alien Family’ project – they look fantastic!
Well done to the debating team of Dan Alcock, Owen Spafford, and Alfie Tyrrell, who were worthy winners in the second round of the ESU Mace competition at Easingwold School on Tuesday evening. All three speakers were commended by the judges for their assured performances. They now head to the NE Regional Finals in February.
Our Year 12 students had an assembly to mark Holocaust Memorial Day which was yesterday, 27th January.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to hear about our Associated Sixth Form last night! It was a very well attended event and we hope you managed to see all the staff you wanted to.
Our Year 7 students had a fantastic time at the Winter Disco last night! Many thanks to Mrs Farrar and the Zawadi team for organising the event.
If you are interested in finding out more about teacher training and our YTSA School Direct PGCE course, we still have a few places available at our School Experience Event! Please follow the link below to book the event for this Friday 24th January, 9-3pm at St Aidan’s School. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teacher-training-school-experience-open-day-at-st-aidans-school-rescheduled-tickets-65666766065
The Associated 6th Form is delighted to announce that twelve students have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge for September 2020. Four students have received offers from Oxford and a further eight have offers from Cambridge.
7LS and 7LQ Art groups have been working on a Colour Wheel Challenge! 20 minutes, no pencil, no ruler and no talking! Just paint and pointing to create a fully blended colour wheel.
Over the last few weeks Year 9 have been enjoying careers talks about their GCSE options! These options presentations are continuing over the coming weeks so they are well informed before they make their choices.
On Saturday 8th February 2020, St Aidan’s School will be hosting a Jazz Night in Constance Green Hall, from 7.30pm. There will be performances from Swing Band, SAJE, Girls’ Choir, Year 9 Dancers and BSB (Beyond Swing Band – St Aidan’s Alumni).
Matilda Tasker, Year 10 student, will be performing in Harrogate Phoenix Players production of ‘Fame’! The show is running from Thursday 6th February until Saturday 8th February at Harrogate Theatre. Congratulations to Matilda!
Year 12 student, Niamh Robinson Wakefield performed at the Royal Albert Hall last month as a backing soprano for Katherine Jenkins – a fantastic achievement and experience.
This year, our Sixth Form Information Evening will be held on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 5.30pm at St Aidan’s School.
We are delighted to say that Waitrose have chosen St Aidan’s Music Association (SAMA) as one of their chosen charities. Please do post your green tokens in the box if you are shopping at Waitrose. Thank you SAMA
On the final day of last term, Year 7 enjoyed a wonderfully uplifting Christingle service. Thank you to everyone who came and to all the students and staff for making it such a special occasion.
Last night we had a wonderful traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols at Christ Church with many staff, students and families in attendance. This was a very special way to celebrate Christmas and join together in worship and song.
It’s been another busy week before the end of term in the Art department. Year 8 have been creating sculptures and Year 12 have been exploring physical manipulation in Photography.