Thought for the week:
Event: Napoleon defeated at Waterloo-1815
Quote: ‘To defend a country you need an army, but to defend a civilization you need education.’
Source: Jonathan Sacks
 
Year 6 to 7 Transition
Transition packs have gone out to parents and we are looking forward to meeting our new year 7 students on our intake days 10th, 11th, and 12th July 2018. You can find out more about our transition program by clicking here.

SSC Bloundhound Project

On Monday 18th January, as part of Science week, we had a representative from Rolls Royce come in to school to talk to year 8 about the SSC Bloundhound Project. The SSC project is collaboration between a number of engineering organisations to try and build the world’s fastest car.
 
The students took part in a workshop in the hall for 2 lessons learning about how the vehicle works and designing and making their own rubber band racer.  Over science week students will be able to modify their designs and there will be a race on Friday during lunchtime to see who the Holgate ‘Rubber Band Car’ champion is.

Red Nose Day 2013

Unlike previous years, each House nominated their own charity for this year’s non-uniform day, and it was agreed that the total collected would be divided amongst them. On this occasion the charities benefiting were: Red Nose Day, British Heart Foundation, Rainbows hospice and Huntingtons Disease (Brain Research Trust)
 
The Sixth Form decided to fundraise for Red Nose Day as their charity, and got busy baking a variety of cakes and biscuits to sell. Students were also offered the opportunity of having their hands painted with henna designs. Michael Allinson very bravely agreed to have his legs waxed and raised around £60!

Veolia Waste Management Plant

On Monday 18th March Miss Hawkins and I took out 10 year 7 students to recycling plant in Mansfield where the students had the chance to see all the recyclable waste from Nottinghamshire going through the plant. 
 
They also got the opportunity to dig deeper into the maths involved in the day to day running of the recycling plant along with composing a memo from their findings. This trip was a good example of why maths is important in all different kinds of ways and in different jobs.