Thought for the week:
Event: Ascension Day (25th May)- Jesus returned to Heaven
Quote: ‘In a multi-racial, multi-religious society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order.’
Source: Kamisese Mara

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.

The Dance Showcase

On March 8th was the annual Holgate Dance Show held in Hillcrest Hall. The show was a culmination of performances from Year 9 to Year 12 students. 

As part of their GCSE Dance course Year 11 students are required to produce a piece of choreography, solo or group, which is related to a stimulus. These stimuli ranged from abstract art to quotes. Standout performances of the night were Adelle Haskey, Holly Orkney King, Upasana Kadam and Elizabeth Smith. But praise has to be given to all girls in Year 11 for getting up in front of a full house and performing.