Date Posted: 22/01/2016

18 January: the week at Read

Spuds and Berries Competition Has a Brace of Winners!

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The Year 9 Food Technology crew admire their entries: eventual winner Harry Woodall looks on, unaware at this point that his creation will be the recipe of victory!

Congratulation to Harry Woodall who is the chosen person from 9SS who will have the product that he designed, produced by the staff at Spuds and Berries farm shop (just north of Hemingbrough) on 30th January, along with Oliver Weston . Harry made a chestnut and mushroom roulade.  You are all very welcome to visit that day and sample their food products.

U15s V Hill House: Tuesday 19th January

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Read took a very comfortable win against an under strength Hill House team 12 - 0. Toby Evans ran the midfield, scored a number of goals and allowed plenty of the Read players to get forward to score. In all areas of the pitch we showed complete dominance, Charlie Thomlinson in our goal only touched the ball twice in the entire match. I was very impressed with the professional attitude and conduct of the Read players in what was quite a challenging situation where we were totally in control.  Well done to all the boys who played.

Sixth Form Journalism Talk

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Reported by Alex Bindloss

On Monday 18th January journalist Jonathan Brown came in to talk to the Sixth Formers about journalism as a profession and what it's like to get into this keenly contested area. Brown himself worked in London for 15 years for The Independent as a chief editor. He now works for Teesside University as a lecturer and also helps young people learn about journalism.

The talk featured the key traits needed for a person who wants to become a journalist; persistence, flexibility and the ability to hit deadlines. After the talk Sixth Formers spent about 15 minutes firing questions at him, which he fielded admirably. Overall, he really appealed to our curiosity so now there are a few Sixth Formers looking at journalism as a possibility at university!

It was evident how much he enjoyed journalism and it looks like a great career for young people to go into. Brown himself mentioned the thing he liked the most was how his job it was different everyday and he was always totally engaged in everything he was doing.

Young Voices

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A highlight of the Prep School Calendar - Young Voices – took place on Wednesday 20th January. It was extra special this year, as it was the 20th anniversary of the event. As soon as we arrived the children, particularly the ones who had not been before, were amazed by the scale of the concert – 5093 children in one choir, singing alongside a professional band; the fantastic ‘Urban Strides’ street dancers, as well as the famous soprano Laura Wright, who opened the Rugby World Cup last year with World in Union, which we sang with her at the concert; Tom Billington, who paid tribute to the late David Bowie by singing Life on Mars; and the incredibly entertaining Beatbox Collective, who even had the parents beatboxing in their seats! As always, the air was full of excitement and we all had great fun, with a few goosebumps on the side. There were some tired faces the following morning, but it was well worth it. It is a fantastic opportunity for the children and I would encourage anyone who has not yet had the Young Voices experience to give it a try next year.

Mrs Wake


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