Thought for the week:
Event: St George’s Day (23rd April)
Quote: ‘The English nation is never so great as in adversity.’
Source: Benjamin Disraeli

Byron Poetry Competition

Congratulations to William Humphreys, C/JMN, for winning first prize in the Maureen Crisp Memorial Poetry competition. The poetry competition is part of the annual Byron Festival that takes place in Hucknall. This is an excellent achievement as there were over 140 entries for the competition. William received a certificate, £10 book tokens and a trophy, well done William! William’s poem, called Swimmer, can be viewed below:

World Book Day

Thursday 1st March marked the 15th annual World Book Day, a day to celebrate and encourage everyone to pick up a book and start reading. At Holgate this year, we decided to celebrate the day in many different ways. 

All this week there has been a Sponsored Readathon, with many students pledging to read lots of books to raise money for charity. The effort and determination from those involved has been fantastic. We would also like to say thank you to all of those who have sponsored students to read this week.

Dragons' Den Competition

A video designed by Holgate students to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol abuse has won a best video award at a Dragons’ Den style competition.

Co-ordinated be Ashfield Community Safety Partnership, the competition invited pupils to produce a short film, radio advert and video clip focusing on alcohol and violent behaviour. Noisy house-parties, car accidents and playground scuffles all featured in videos made by students from 5 of Ashfield’s secondary schools.