Date Posted: 29/09/2017

25 September; the week at Read

Key Stage 3 Visit to Eden Camp

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"Tanks, but no tanks." Matthew Harrison, of Y9, next to some of the military equipment at Eden Camp

On Thursday 21 September, all CCF cadets visited the living history museum at Eden Camp, Malton.

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Ben Abrams and Daisy Heywood, of Year 9 trying on some of the military gear!

The day gave cadets a vivid insight into the experiences that previous generations of their families may have had in World Wars 1 & 2, as well as in more recent conflicts.

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A Russian propaganda poster

GCSE history pupils will have been greatly assisted in their understanding of conflicts by this visit.

Lt Cols (Ret’d) Staves & Evans

European Day of Languages


Ms Newman and Mrs Swift pose with three of our Prep pupils in the sun!


 Mr Thomlinson tucks into some of the savoury crepes as cooked up by our senior pupils


On tenterhooks. These budding chefs gather to await the judges' verdict on their culinary skills!

As part of the European Day of Languages on Tuesday 26th, several pupils took part in the European cookery contest arranged by Mrs Ives and Madame Chambonnet. The contest allowed a number of judges to sample some excellent crepes and omelettes which demonstrated the disproportionate number of talented cooks we have at Read School. Emily Crossley won the Crepe contest with her separate savoury (containing tomato and cucumber amongst other things) and sweet crepes (which boasted the flavours of cinnamon and Nutella). The crepes were beautifully presented and were the deserved winner. Noah Athraby won the Omelette competition with a wonderful creation and scored excellent marks from all of the judges. We tasted some other joyous flavours such as Charlotte Fildes’ strawberry and cheese crème crepe which was delicious. All of the judges (including myself) thoroughly enjoyed all of the crepes and omelettes on offer. A big thank you to everybody who took part as it was a very enjoyable and interesting experience.

Sam Barrick

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Right: Cafe owner Rene, pictured with resistance leader Michelle from the cast of 'Allo 'Allo.

Left: Mr Gisbourne and Ms Bullock, getting into the spirit of European Day of Languages.

Gods, Devils and Alcohol!


Some of Read's Sixth Form A Level science community here pictured with Dr Wothers (3rd from the left).

A Chemistry Lecture in York

Amazing’ was the opinion of the Sixth Form chemistry students who attended the lecture ‘Gods, Devils and Alcohol’ given by Dr Peter Wothers, Reader in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge on Wednesday evening.

The lecture was the third that science students from Read have attended, which are held regularly at St Peter’s School, York.

Dr Wothers gave a very lively and informative lecture and demonstration based on the chemical elements.  Their discovery, properties and the often bizarre origins of their names was presented in the historical context of the past 3000 years.

The group are pictured with Dr Wothers after the event.

Dr J Staves & Dr P Duggan

Read U13 v The Mount School
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Charlotte Fildes races to intercept the ball for the U13s
On Saturday, the U13s played a match against The Mount School. We had some great play from Isobel Campbell-Baldwin and Charlotte Fildes. In the first half of the match we had Lexie Maw as our goalkeeper who saved some fantastic goals from the opposition. Then in the second half we had Emily Crossley as goalkeeper, who also saved some great shots at goal. During the second half, Lexie Maw went in defence with Lily Handforth and they were strong in preventing The Mount penetrating through. Kaela Abrams, Emily King and Martha Love did some excellent passing down the wing and the team worked hard to stay strong in their formation. We won with a score of 4-3! Well done everyone!
Lily Handforth (captain)