Date Posted: 08/05/2015

4th May: the week at Read

Duke of Edinburgh Ceremony at Selby Abbey

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Proud Read Year 10's, 11's and Sixth Formers clutch their hard earned certificates


Going for Gold

18 Pupils and Ex pupils were presented with their D of E Certificates in the Annual District Presentation held at Selby Abbey on Wednesday 29th April. The certificates were awarded by Mr Neil Forrest, Regional Director of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
The musical interlude was a sensational 3 part harmony arrangement of 'Wonderful World' given by 3 of our Gold candidates, Bryony Chapman, Megan Hughes and Hannah Torn. Thank you once more for doing yourselves and the school proud.

Award Winners:

Annabel Arrand
Sam Barrick
Bailey Haystead
Jake Henry
Henry Needham
Josh Oatley
Matthew Retallick
Ben Roberts
Matthew Roberts
William Smales
Lily Smith

Simran Ley
Yves Kombe
Seb Mikl
Daniel Phillips
Annabelle Wilburn

GOLD (6th Form and above)
Amy Broomhead
Harry Torn

Well done to all of you listed for sticking it out on cold dark nights under cover of nothing more than canvas. Special thanks should also go to your guides and mentors; Mr Gisbourne and Mrs Rothwell-Wood for giving up their time and energy. Team work, an unbreakable spirit and a great physical constitution are all required for the D of E Awards. That is why universities and employers recognise their value more than anything else other than your academic qualifications.

The Read-Stone Cowboys

Rodeo Show!

By Mrs Ainley

Read pupils rocked out last Friday to live country music and line dancing followed by a neon disco rave.  Never let it be said that we are not a diverse school!  



The PFA Posse: Mrs Davison, Mrs Radcliffe, Mrs McLellan and Mrs Bond.

The event, organized by our fabulous PFA and generously supported by parents who ran everything from BBQ to refreshments, was well attended and was voted a huge success by both day and boarding pupils.  A rodeo bull provided an additional challenge of tenacity and dexterity, with the lure of ‘twenty five bucks’ to win providing a good incentive to would-be cowboys.  Miss Newman’s lunchtime line dancing classes paid off as the girls showed off their moves and, by popular request, these will now continue on Mondays.  A last chance to party before the summer examinations and a brilliant way to end the week.  Having created the ‘Neon Cowboy’ genre, we look forward to more Read social events soon.



Take your partner by the hand! A real multi-cultural cowboy hoedown!

Stop Press! PFA Raffle Winners

Just a quick note from Mrs Ratcliffe regarding recent raffle winners.


"Thank you to everyone who took part in the May Day raffle that was drawn recently.  Below are a list of winners who have now all been contacted and arrangements made to collect their prize:
1st Prize - Two Summer Ball Tickets
Winner: Mrs Handforth
2nd Prize - Essentials Hair Studio, Camblesforth Voucher
Winner: Joan Bond
3rd Prize - £15 Cash
Winner: John Nield
4th Prize - Calvin Klein Beauty Box
Winner: Flor Davies
5th Prize - Bottle of Port
Winner: Serena Rivett
6th Prize - Bottle of Sherry
Winner: Anne Roberts
7th Prize - Bottle of Wine
Winner: Geraldine Hughes
Many thanks to all,
Karen Ratcliffe"