This week students at Immanuel College will be taking part in the following:
- Bag Packing – Well done to all the students who helped bag pack at the weekend. We raised over £800 which will go to completing the Tracey Askham house in The Gambia.
- Christmas Fayre – Takes place on Saturday 7th December from midday – 3pm. We need donations of the following: chocolate, bottles (full ones!), tombola prizes and soft toys. Students wishing to help please see Cate Blake in admin to collect a letter.
- Sports News – Last week the Year 9 netball team beat Feversham 19-3, congratulations to all involved.
- Litter – Please use the bins provided, there are huge amounts being left after break and lunch. Thank you.
- Library Christmas Quiz – Available from Monday 9th December.
Monday 2nd December
- Year 11 & 12 Careers Interviews – Taking place throughout the day for 11NR, 11MH, 11ES, 11SSK & 11AGR. Students to get their appointment time from their tutors.
- Year 11 in Post 16 – Year 11 get the opportunity to spend some time in the Post 16 workroom with Year 12/13. Students get to ask questions about life in Post 16. Taking place during registration for 11HP, 11SSK and 11RGS.
Tuesday 3rd December
- Year 9 Parents’ Evening – 4pm – 6pm fir F band. Students to make appointments with teachers.
Wednesday 4th December
- Year 11 in Post 16 – Year 11 get the opportunity to spend some time in the Post 16 workroom with Year 12/13. Students get to ask questions about life in Post 16. Taking place during registration for 11ES, 11MA and 11MH.
- Bake Off Competition – Post 16 student managers are organising the Christmas themed Bake Off competition. Please bake any cake or bun. Judging will be on appearance, taste as well as a separate category for tray bakes and biscuits.
- Year 7 Enterprise Day – Taking place in the main hall. J Band will be taking part during lessons 1 – 3 and F and P band during lessons 4 – 6.
- KS3 Golf Club – KS3 students will head off to a local driving range to practise their golf skills.
- Year 9 Netball Match – Taking place after school.
Thursday 5th December
- Year 11 in Post 16 – Year 11 get the opportunity to spend some time in the Post 16 workroom with Year 12/13. Students get to ask questions about life in Post 16. Taking place during registration for 11NR, 11LB and 11MI.
- KS3 Rewards Trip – Students will be cashing in their reward points to head off to the Alhambra in Bradford to watch Joseph and his Technicolour dream coat.
- Year 7 & 8 Badminton Match – Taking place at Dixons Trinity Academy
- U19 football Match – Post 16 football match taking place at Beckfoot
- Year 7 Boys Football Match – Taking place after school at Hanson
- Year 9 Parents’ Evening – 4pm – 6pm for J band. Students to make appointments with teachers.
Friday 6th December
- Year 10 French Speaking Tests
Saturday 7th December
- Christmas Fayre - Taking place from midday to 3pm – everyone is welcome!
This year’s Christmas Fayre takes place on Saturday 7th December from midday-3pm.
In order for the event to be a success we are asking for donations for the stalls staffed by Immanuel students. In particular we are looking for donations of any of the following: tombola items (gifts and toys), bottles for the bottle tombola (can be anything), soft toys for the teddy tombola,chocolate bars, cakes and biscuits. All donations can be handed to Cate Blake in the main admin office.
In addition, if any parent/carer would like to offer their support on the day please contact Cate Blake on 01274 659828 or via email@example.com
Leading Teacher Training!
We are proud to announce the launch of The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership with Hazelbeck, Immanuel College and The University of Leeds. School Direct is a new school led teacher training initiative and will operate from September 2014. This is a fantastic opportunity for all of us to lead the training of the next generation of outstanding teachers!
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From 21 November 2013 you will be able to apply for our school based training programme beginning in 2014 through UCAS. Click here to find out more.
On Thursday 3rd October KS4 art students headed off to Bradford College to attend a graphic illustration workshop run by the renowned graphic artist and illustrators Mick Manning and Brita Granström.
Students got to see the artists’ work in the exhibition currently running in the Bradford Gallery.
Students were given an insight into over 20 years of experience in producing award winning children’s books.
On Friday 27th September Year 13 BTEC scientists studying forensic science attended a Think Forensics visit where the students became CSIs for the day!
The students learned how to dust for fingerprints, make casts of shoe prints and investigate scenes of fire damage, before being let loose on a crime scene simulation in the afternoon.
After finding evidence to prove a kidnapper was at large, students interrogated the suspect and an arrest was soon made!
On 23rd, 24th and 25th September Year 7 visited Nell Bank activity centre in Ilkley with their form tutors.
The purpose of the trip was to get to know the other students in their form as well as their form tutors. The main focus of the day was to learn to work as part of a team and have fun!
Students took part in lots of group activities, such as an assault course, saving some ducks and paired blindfold walks!
Year 7 really enjoyed the trip, and said that ‘It was good because it made you work with people you didn’t know’ and ‘I feel more confident about problem solving in lessons’.
Miss Eyre reported that the students’ attitude and behaviour were a real credit to the College.
On Friday 20th September three students from Year 9 headed off to the Industrial Museum in Bradford. The three students joined Year 5 & 6 students from Holybrook Primary School and Parkland Primary School.
The primary students took part in a Sports Heritage project giving students an insight into the history of sport in Bradford. Students got to hold Bradford City medals and even got to handle a pair of football boots worn at Wembley from last season. The boots still had Wembley turf on them!
Immanuel students joined in by filming the activities and taking photos. Students will use the footage and images to create a ten minute movie to be screened at Odsal Stadium on Friday 18th October.
On 18th September 11 Post-16 students ventured down to the University of Cambridge to experience college life. This is the third year running that the College has visited the University, an opportunity not all schools are lucky enough to have. The students were able to spend two nights in Cambridge, staying at Queens’ and Corpus Christi.
Report by Miss Upton
Our first night was spent at Queens’ where the students experienced accommodation much better than Mrs Wade and myself can remember from our own university experiences. Warning- not all student accommodation comes with an en-suite bathroom! Everyone was very welcoming. The staff and students arranged a number of activities including a general knowledge quiz in which the staff were victorious! It should be pointed out that the students (and staff!) felt that the food was outstanding. The next day saw a tour of the college and more serious matters, with talks on student finance and interview and application tips.
After lunch, we walked over to Corpus Christi College where students took part in an interview workshop. I for one was impressed by the knowledge some of our students displayed- particularly when it came to the physics and maths questions. We were also given a taster lecture in colour and physics and given more information about rainbows than my brain could handle! Our students also got a chance to chat to current students who gave them an idea about student life in Cambridge and dispelled any myths they might have.
The Immanuel students left Cambridge perhaps a little more confident about applying to university and certainly excited about the opportunities that are available for them in the future. As one student remarked as we said our goodbyes to the staff, “See you in two years!”
Life Works, part of Yorkshire Housing, were in school throughout July continuing the partnership work with Immanuel College, which has been in place for the last five years.
Five of our students, Jade Alston and Karl Mandreit (both 6th formers), Kieran Exley, Y9, Jonathan Bottomley and Jacob Simpson both Y8, worked with Life Works customers (adults with learning disabilities) on a gardening activity.
Although gardening was the theme of the morning, the emphasis was to have the group working together, encouraging integration as well as teamwork, friendship and empathy.
It was a pleasure to see both groups working so well together and making such a difference to the garden area.
Over the last few weeks, students, parents, staff and the local community have laid flowers and tributes to Mrs Tracey Askham. Mrs Askham, a much loved teacher and colleague, worked at Immanuel College for 12 years. She was an inspirational teacher, who touched the lives of many. We are also immensely proud of our students who showed their respect for Mrs Askham on Wednesday September 11th by lining the road and access to the College as the funeral cortege made its way past the flowers and tributes. Thank you again for your understanding and all your kind thoughts and prayers at this difficult time for Immanuel and Tracey’s family.