Date Posted: 02/10/2015

28 September: the week at Read

Open Morning

Just a quick reminder to all parents: current, or prospective, that we are open for a look round this Saturday, 3rd October.

We have all sorts of activities going on at the school in our various academic departments for you to come and see. We also have a rugby match on the front field between our Under 15s and Lincoln Minster School. Our Under 13s, who did have a fixture are mostly on tour in Newcastle this weekend with Selby Rugby Club, so good luck lads and  make sure you trounce the opposition!

Spuds and Berries!

Class 9RK in the senior school are designing a savoury food product to be sold in a local farm shop and restaurant called Spuds and Berries. They visited during their lesson last week and the manager spoke to the group about what requirements are needed to design a successful product. She then allowed pupils to look in their kitchen and speak to the chef about his experiences. The project links with sustainability, which the pupils are learning about. They were told that people who visit the farm shop are interested in sustainability and want to know where their food comes from. Their preference is locally produced free-range ingredients used in the foods they buy and are prepared to pay a little more to purchase a higher quality homemade product. The pupils are now designing a product and will make it in a few weeks; Mrs Tomlinson will come in and judge their ideas.  They have kindly offered to make a batch of the winning product to be made and sold in the shop!

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9RK huddle around to hear the chef talk about locally made goods.

Gateways Netball Report

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The U11 and U10 girls’ netball teams both took part in netball festivals at Gateways School near Leeds last week. All of the girls competed with enthusiasm and enjoyed playing against a number of teams. The U10s performed particularly well, winning three of their four matches. Well done girls – you’re going to be a netballing force to be reckoned with in the future!


Building a New World

Year 10 Graphic Products and Lower Sixth A-Level product design pupils visited ARL architects in Leeds on Tuesday morning. They heard three very interesting talks by architects from different sectors of the profession. This included education, retail design and the transport sector. The company is currently building a southern entrance to Leeds train station which is a very contemporary design. They had to use the river to transport the building materials due to very limited space. Our pupils got some valuable tips about how to set out their projects starting with a site study which they have carried out. The Lower Sixth students have to find a gap in the market to decide on a function for the building they will design.

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Grand designs: The crew of Sixth Formers and Year 10s learning about Architecture in Leeds. It seems that Tom Wilburn is attempting a subtle advertising campaign for Pringles.