World Book Day
On Thursday the 6/3/2014 the Holy Family School celebrates 'World Book Day'. The English department have been busy promoting reading and have put together lots of events to encourage our students to take part in World Book Day, including Readathon and a poster competition. Mrs Laurence has produced a fabulous film showing students and staff enjoying reading a variety of books in different locations.
An Inspector Calls
The first weekend in December, 24 students went on a trip to Lille. The students went on an overnight ferry to Zeebrugge, where students were free to have social time and also dine on board. Upon arriving in Zeebrugge, a coach took the staff and students to Lille to visit the Christmas market and experience the French culture. In Lille there was a ferris wheel and an 18m Christmas tree, along with many stalls selling various French delicacies and handmade products. On the return journey, a Belgium chocolate factory was visited and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
This experience was enjoyed by all, with students saying 'It was a great experience hearing French people speak in real life situations' and 'A great experience of the French culture'. We are hoping to run the trip again so the next French GCSE cohort may enjoy an authentic experience of France.
On Tuesday the 3rd December 14 Yr 9 students went, as sports leaders, to Burnholme Community College in York. They helped lead lots of activities and helped young children with disabilities to enjoy sports.
Five special primary schools took part in the events and we hope they enjoyed it as much as we did.
This is just 1 of around 30 events organised every year by people all over North Yorkshire like Val French and Ben Noble. They work for companies like the schools games organiser and the North Yorkshire Sports Special and without them these great events wouldn't be possible.
Hopefully today will have helped the children to work on their co-ordination, agility and balance whilst having fun and enjoying themselves.
Mrs Hunt was extremely proud of the students and was delighted to receive so many positive comments about the leaders from the visiting staff.