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JULY 2017 ISSUE
#proudtobeaneccohead Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start. Even by the high standards of student activity that we set for ourselves, this term has been unusually full. Y10s have enjoyed a highly-successful work experience fortnight. Y11s have completed exams, celebrated their time at school with a leavers’ assembly and glitzy prom night, Y10 DofE students have set off on their bronze expedition. Next year’s Y7s have joined us for transition day (welcome all you new faces, students and parents). KS3 students enjoyed a watersports trip to the south of France, others to Cologne and yet more to Wimbledon while more than 1000 of us participated in the sponsored walk and in another fantastic, fun-filled activities day, complete with inflatable assault course and ill-advised staff races! 100s of you attended the summer concert and marvelled and the depth and breadth of the talents on show. And there’s more… so much more... This is what it means to be a school and for your child to be a student at Ecclesfield. Our ethos makes clear our commitment to celebrating “the joy and brief wonder of being young” and we are proud to deliver experiences for all that will help shape a lifetime of memories. Summer is also a time of change. Some longserving members of staff are leaving us this year: Mr Anderson has been with us as a teacher of PE and maths since 1993. He will be sorely missed for his talents in the classroom and as a colleague in the staffroom. Even longer service has been provided by Mr. Warhurst, who first taught Drama
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More than 1000 students participated in the sponsored walk
at Ecclesfield in 1982. His contributions to the dozens of school productions (and annual help with the play put on by Lound Junior school) as well as his wit and occasional wisdom will be a real loss to the school. To them both as to the other staff leavers, I wish a brilliant future and thank them for all they have done for our community. There are clearly changes ahead for September, as we embark on our exciting partnership with the Minerva Learning Trust. We are also anticipating a return visit from Ofsted and hope to show them everything that we are so proud to be as a school. In the meantime, thank you for your contributions as parents and carers this year. We are privileged to serve you and wish you a wonderful summer with your family and friends. Joel Wirth Headteacher
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Congratulations to the triumphant Mr Billings for winning the FIFA completion in which 82 students and teachers took part. Connor Lunn took second place followed by Harry Goulden in Third and Reece Pepperdine in Fourth. In total one hundred and ninety seven goals were scored and sixty penalties were taken. A big thank you to all the students and staff members who participated, we hope to see you all involved in next years e-sport competitions.
This year we had an especially strong athletics team and enjoyed great enthusiasm from the students taking part. Special mentions to Maddison Worswick, Sarah Dixon, Sam Essien, Ellie Springate, Tyreece Spence, Paige Spencer and Chloe Draper who competed in the Sheffield School City Finals on the 12th July. Maddie achieved 1st place in the Long Jump and 3rd place in the High Jump . Well done to all involved!
Mr T Wright, Teacher, Computer Science
SHOWROOM WORKSTATION On Saturday 17th June, curious students went to the Showroom Workstation in the City Centre to revisit a classic screening of ‘Pinocchio’. There, they discussed the features of a film review, what makes a g