Blazers- thanks to all parents and students for the support this week with the hot weather condition. The removal of blazers and the provision of extra drinks has helped the students continue to work effectively. From Monday 6th July - All students are to bring blazers to school. If the heat wave continues we will re-assess the situation. Thank you to everyone for your on-going support with this matter.
Thought For The Week
Event: Magna Carta
Quote: "Because they look to history. They see how the great charter shaped the world, for the best part of a millennium, helping to promote arguments for justice and for freedom."
Source:  David Cameron
British Values word of the week:  Democracy
What does the word democracy mean today in the UK?

Year 9 Students Visit Nottingham University

On the 1st July, 100 year 9 students visited the Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham.  After a quick presentation in the hall, and a warm bus ride, we made it to the campus.  We were led to a large lecture theatre where students were given an introduction to the university – they have campuses all around the world!  We were then split into smaller groups, with each group taught a lesson in Geography, History, French or Science.  Sam Perkins singing Beyoncé’s ‘If I Were A Boy’ in French was a particular highlight!

Go4set Celebration and Assessment Day 2015

The Go4Set project came to an end today when seven 9 students attended the Celebration and Assessment Day at The Roundhouse in Derby. This year we had one team representing Holgate:  Lizzie, Owen, Abbie, Ella, Kimberley, Amelia and Charlotte who all took part in the project to research and design an eco hotel called “Ecotel. 

Post 16 Induction Day

Many skills are needed to cope with the demands of post 16 study such as team work, time management and communication skills. These skills were tested on the post 16 induction day as ‘Wise Up’, our outside providers set the students various challenges. Students had to move a ‘bomb’ to a safe area using ropes, arrange themselves on a plank without falling off, get through an ‘electric’ fence, arrange a large piece of rope into a specific shape whilst blindfolded amongst others. The activities were so much fun, our current year 12s who acted as helpers wanted to return for the afternoon session! Post 16 education is more than subjects and grades, it’s about helping students develop the skills that employers and universities are looking for. This day helped to develop those vital, transferable skills. We look forward to the students using them in September!