Northern Under 20 Indoor Athletics Championships

Congratulations to Joshua Allen in year 12: Last weekend he travelled to Sheffield and competed in the Northern Under 20 Indoor athletics championships.

Running in his specialist event, the 800m, Joshua ran superbly and finished in first place. Clearly, he is continuing his good form having represented England in the Youth Commonwealth Games last summer and gaining a bronze medal in the same event.

Hot Chocolate Friday Week 8

Congratulations to the first Hot Chocolate Friday attendees of 2018! Steven, Ben, Stella, Freddie, and Josie have all shown they are a credit to themselves and their school by being nominated by tutors and Heads of House to share hot chocolate with the Head of School. Their personal commendations included such things as: hard work and commitment; having a fantastic attitude to everything; improving their attendance; and being active team members. Well done to all of them!

Gingerbread Village Competition

 

Students in Rowan house all got involved in a Gingerbread Village competition on the last day of term.

Forms had planned their villages for a few weeks and got a chance to construct them to see who would win! There were zombie, alien and Christmas themes but only one could win! Mrs Millett and Mrs Knapper judged that R-BLA’s alien invasion was the best based on its creativity and planning. Well done to all involved

Advent Foodbank Appeal

Well done to all students and staff for taking part in the Advent Foodbank Appeal. The food collected will help people in the region and was collected on behalf of the Trussell Trust.

Hot Chocolate Friday Week 7

This week’s nominees for the final ‘Hot Chocolate with the Head of School’ of 2017 were Kathryn, Joram, Madeleine, Alex and Bryony – they were all chosen by their Head of House and the tutor teams for a combination of reasons including: being all-round good eggs, participating in House sports, working hard all of the time and doing everything with a smile. They enjoyed hot chocolate loaded with cream and marshmallows with Mrs Millett, Head of School – a tasty reward for being the best they can be! A huge ‘well done’ from all of the Stokesley staff.

Hot Chocolate Friday Week 6

This week’s nominees for ‘Hot Chocolate with the Head of School’ were Thomas, Roshan, Elliott, Milly, Ava and Emma – they were all chosen by their Head of House and the tutor teams for a combination of reasons including: gaining a fantastic PRP1 report, being an all-round good student, being reliable and achieving excellence whilst remaining modest. They enjoyed hot chocolate loaded with cream and marshmallows with Mrs Millett, Head of School – a tasty reward for being the best they can be! A huge ‘well done’ from all of the Stokesley staff.

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 15th December

On Friday 15th December we will be holding our 5th Annual Christmas Jumper Day, in aid of Save the Children.

Students and staff will be invited to come to school wearing some kind of Christmas themed jumper and donate £1 for doing so.

This can of course be a purchased jumper, or the more inventive among our students last year came up with some fantastic additions to their normal school jumpers, including tinsel, baubles: some even had fairy lights!

Students are invited to substitute their shirt, tie and blazer for a Christmas jumper but will need to wear their school trousers/skirt and shoes. Otherwise full school uniform is required.

Last year we raised over £900 with this event!

Hot Chocolate Friday Week 5

This week’s nominees for ‘Hot Chocolate with the Head of School’ were Josh, Leigh, Catherine, Thomas and Katie – they were all chosen by their Head of House and the tutor teams for helping out in tutor time, trying hard in lessons and being a great role model to others. They enjoyed hot chocolate loaded with cream and marshmallows with Mrs Millett, Head of School – a tasty reward for being the best they can be! A huge ‘well done’ from all of the Stokesley staff.

Hot Chocolate Friday Week 4

This week’s nominees for ‘Hot Chocolate with the Head of School’ were Harrison, Kate, Jack, Euan, Amelia, Hana and Alec – they were all chosen by their Head of House and the tutor teams for consistent commitment to school, positive attitudes and making a huge contribution. They enjoyed hot chocolate loaded with cream and marshmallows with Mrs Millett, Head of School – a tasty reward for being the best they can be! A huge ‘well done’ from all of the Stokesley staff.

Young Musician – Lilly Smith Y8

Lilly has been awarded first prize in the Woodwind/Brass Class for Years 8-10 in the Rotary Clubs of Darlington and Northallerton Young Musician of the Year Competition 2017.

The winners from each class (9 players – 3 Pianists, 3 Strings and 3 Woodwind and Brass players ranging in age from 8-17 years) went through to the Grand Final, where Lilly was runner up, qualifying her to compete in the next round of the National Rotary Young Musician, the Yorkshire District Young Musician Competition held next February.