Leeds Magistrates Court Visit

28 GCSE Sociology pupils went to Leeds Magistrates Court to learn further about how the criminal justice system works.

Year 10 pupil Elisha Omodeinde said that “our trip to the Magistrate Court was a wonderful experience and it was remarkably helpful. Each part of it was interesting and played a piece in the puzzle of the Crime and Deviance topic of Sociology.”

Pupils were given an introduction to how the courts work and had the opportunity to sit in the public gallery whilst the trials were happening.

All pupils displayed great levels of respect and asked interesting questions to the Magistrates in the feedback sessions. 

Visit from Paul Bennett MBE

Carr Manor Community School rolled out the gold carpet to welcome British rower and Olympic gold medallist Paul Bennett MBE, on Monday 16th January.

Paul was born in Leeds and made his Olympic debut last year with the men’s eight squad, who claimed a 2016 Rio gold medal, narrowly beating Germany DSC_03802to the post.

Paul was welcomed into Carr Manor Community School along with Row Leeds, who spent the day teaching pupils the fundamental basics of rowing and dry rowing.

He spent part of the morning chatting to Year 9 Sport and Society Study School pupils about how his love for rowing developed, how he balances his personal life alongside the Olympics and how the beds in the Olympic Village just aren’t made for those over 6 foot!

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“I had a chat with the pupils and gave them the chance to have a look at the gold medal and see a little bit of what team GB does when they’re away every 4 years. We’re just trying to do the best we can for the country” said Paul.

He enjoyed speaking to pupils and was really happy to hear that so many of them were interested in his journey and Olympic success.

We would like to thank Paul for his visit and taking the time to speak to our pupils.


Maritime Museum Trip

30 Year 7 pupils went on a trip to the Merseyside Maritime Museum on 14th December, as a reward for their effort and motivation on the Titanic Learning Skills project.

The museum put on a play re-enacting the experience of a crew member (a quartermaster) who was on board the ship when it sank.

The pupils asked some challenging questions of the quartermaster, getting him to explain the decisions he had made when the Titanic was sinking. The pupils then went on a tour of the museums' Titanic exhibition.

Everyone conducted themselves excellently and was really inquisitive.

Singing In The Community

A selection of pupils sang at a community care home before Christmas.

The residents really enjoyed the pupils company and it's always a lovely atmosphere on the day.

Thank you and well done to those involved.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.

The Year 7 athletics team certainly can! These girls had a warm up competition where some of the girls had the opportunity to showcase their talents; and they didn’t fail to impress coming runners up to Roundhay High School having competed a year above themselves. This put them in good stead for the Year 7 competition.

Unfortunately despite their best efforts, the girls came runners up again to Roundhay High School. What was more pleasing to see was how these girls supported their peers throughout the competition. This is not the end for this group of girls who will continue to train throughout the winter season in preparation for the Leeds Schools Athletics Competition at South Leeds stadium.

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Pupils Show Off Talents At Christmas Showcase

A big well done to all pupils who were involved in the Christmas Showcase on Tuesday 13th December. There was an excellent display of talent, from singers to dancers to acting. The performances were outstanding and it was lovely to see so many parents/carers and fellow pupils supporting the event.

There was a real sense of community as pupils and staff came together to get into the Christmas spirit.

After the show, parents commented that the evening ‘was amazing’ and that ‘pupils did themselves and the school proud.’ They thought the ending ‘was very emotional’ and a brilliant way to end the year.

Thank you to everyone involved in the showcase or those who came along to show support.