Table Tennis

On Wednesday 18th January the Year 8 and 10 boys travelled to the final table tennis competition of the year at Cardinal Heenan. Both teams had some great individual performances and won their first match. In the final match of the Year 10 game, Allerton Grange were the only opponents who stood in our way from gaining a place at the Leeds Schools Finals in February.

The final score in the match was 10-9 meaning that we drew on matches won overall. We had to wait to see if we qualified, and thankfully the next day it was confirmed that the boys had made it through to the Leeds finals on Thursday 9th February!

The boys, who are actually Year 9 pupils playing against Year 10 teams, came 3rd overall at the finals so it was a fantastic effort and we are really proud of their achievements. As they were playing up a year group, we will have the opportunity to compete in the competition again next year.

Rudding Park Cream Tea

On Monday 6th February, the winners from our Year 9 Study School of Industry were treated to an afternoon of 'Cream Tea' at Rudding Park Hotel.
During the Study School Showcase, pupils in the Year 9 School of Industry were presenting their business models to fellow pupils and staff.

The winners from the event were treated to as much as they could eat at Rudding Park Hotel, ranging from a variety of sandwiches, to scones with jam and cream and an amazing assortment of cakes!

Afterwards they were then treated to a visit to the kitchen to meet some of the chefs.

It was a lovely afternoon and a well deserved treat for the pupils.

Vista Live Brief

Well done to all pupils who attended the 'Vista Live Brief' challenge on Friday 3rd February. Carr Manor Community School had two teams, and pupils were working against Lightcliffe Academy, Roundhay School and Leeds City Academy.

One teams event brief was to organise BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend whilst the other pupils had to organise the Season of Sound festival.

Whilst planning, pupils had to consider how advertising, weather and security can all effect the events.

Well done to the group who organised BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend for coming 1st place, and the group who organised the Season of Sound festival came 2nd! We couldn't have asked for better results!

We are extremely proud of both groups and well done for your fantastic involvement on the day!

Girl Tech LCR Event

A selection of Year 9 girls attended the #GirlTechLCR event that took place in Leeds city centre. This was an event focused on raising the aspirations of young women and bringing them knowledge of the skills and experiences that are available in their local community. The topics for the day were; cyber security, development, design, e-commerce, Fintech, medical and new technologies.

The Carr Manor Community School girls scored the highest amount of points in all of the quizzes that took place and the organisers commented on how the girls solved some quizzes that no other school has done before!

Well done ladies, we are very proud of you!

Abbey House Museum Trip

As part of Year 1's big question this half term "What was in my grandparents toy box?" the children went to Abbey House Museum to experience different toys old and new.

They went to a workshop to have a look at and play with toys that were over 100 years old! They also thought about how the toys back then were similar and different from toys they have now.

BAE Systems Visit

 BAE Systems, the British multinational defence, security and aerospace company came to Carr Manor Community School on Thursday 19th January to deliver a STEM roadshow to all Year 8s.

Pupils found out about the need for scientists and engineers in the future. The presenters brought with them an amazing drone and a robot to demonstrate the recent technological advances. The robot also showcased a bit of dabbing and some tai-chi!

Careers Fair

Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils were treated to an amazing careers event on Wednesday 1st February. Twenty local businesses and colleges came together  to showcase their companies/organisations and the different career options that are available to pupils when they are choosing their future career pathways.

450 pupils attended this event and the level of  quality discussions that took place was excellent. All businesses were really pleased with the way pupils conducted themselves throughout the morning.

Melissa Garrett from A-Head Partnership, who planned the event with Mr Winn, said how amazing all Carr Manor Community School pupils were.

Pupils relayed how much they enjoyed the event and how appreciative they were that all the businesses and colleges took time to share their knowledge and answer any questions the pupils had. 

Debating Competition

Our debating club attended a debating competition on Wednesday 1st February. The pupils who were debating were also joined by other pupils who were there to offer their support and cheer on Carr Manor Community School.

This was our first entry to the debating competition, and we were up against Allerton High, who have been debating since the competition started.

One group had to argue against the proposition that 'corporate sponsorship is good for the arts.' They faced some tough questions from the judges but responded really well.

The second group were arguing in favour of using performance enhancing drugs in sport. They gave a very strong performance and the debate was described as 'the best debate seen in years' by the organisers, which was fantastic feedback for our first ever competition.

The end result was very close - with each team winning one debate. It was decided that Allerton High were the overall winners, but our team were described as 'outstanding' for first time debaters so a massive congratulations to the pupils involved.

We are hoping to go back next year and bring home the victory to Carr Manor.

Trueman House Charity Week

Thank you to everyone who donated money or took the time to run a stall for Trueman Charity Week. Trueman House were raising money for their charity, Leeds Children's Hospital.

To raise money, there was a card game stall, hot chocolate stall, guess the sweets in the jar competition, guess the monkey name competition, a samosa stall, PE activities in the Primary Phase plus many more!

So far we have raised over £240 with more to count. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this amazing effort.