Carr Manor’s Got Talent

Carr Manor's Got Talent was held on Tuesday 28th March, where pupils sung, acted and danced their way through to try and impress the audience and the judges.

There was some fantastic talent on the night, with Primary pupils opening the show with a lovely rendition of 'With a Little Help from My Friends' by the Beatles. We then saw a variety of acts and the judges, Mr Gatewood, Miss Walker and Mr Dunford gave feedback to each performance.

The audience had the chance to vote for their favourite act and the judges also picked a winner.

The audience vote went to Funmi in Year 11, for her stunning performance of 'Love On The Brain' by Rihanna, whilst the judges voted for the Year 10 band, Loudness Is Sadness, for their excellent performance of 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' by Pink Floyd.

A huge congratulations to the winners and the all the acts who made it through and performed on the night.

Restorative Practice Development Day

On Monday 20th March we held our second Restorative Practice Development Day. There were visitors from Darton College, Brigshaw High School and Wetherby Young Offenders Institute.

The visitors sat with certain Coaching groups in the morning and had a tour of the school before meeting with a selection of our Restorative Practice pupils.
Pupils spoke to the visitors about Coaching, Character for Learning, Crew Characteristics and how Restorative Practice benefits them being representatives and the school on a whole.

The visitors were very impressed with our school and RP pupils and had a very informative day.

Thank you to all pupils involved.

Leeds Wall Climbing Competition

On Monday 20th March, 7 pupils took part in the Leeds Wall School Climbing Competition.

In the over 14 boys competition, Ian (Year 11) came 3rd and Adam (Year  10) came 1st overall.

We took a very young team and everyone had a great time and gave it their best.

Well done to all pupils involved for their fantastic efforts on the day.


Trampolining Competition

On Monday 20th March, the Key Stage 3 trampolining team, which consists of Riley, India, Gemma and Ellie, travelled to Huddersfield Leisure Centre for the West Yorkshire Games.

All competitors completed the same set routine to a great standard with Ellie leading from the off. The pressure seemingly increased in the more difficult voluntary routines but all pupils showed great courage in-front of around 150 spectators and competitors.

A big 'well done' to the four squad members.

BBC School Report

This year we were involved with the BBC School Report, where our Year 7 pupils created their own news recordings and articles which were sBBC News School Report logo rectanglehared by the BBC on their dedicated School Report page.

Pupils were given a selection of topics, such as Brexit, the Donald Trump travel ban and social media, or they could choose their own issues they felt passionate about to report on. It gave pupils the opportunity to make the news for real and develop their journalistic skills by interviewing each other and working to tight deadlines.

Last year over 1000 schools took part from across the UK with the BBC hosting the content on their website.

Please visit the BBC School Report page for more information and to see our pupils work. You can also see our pupils videos and articles on the BBC School Report section of our website here.

World Book Day

World Book Day was celebrated on Thursday 2nd March and our Primary Phase pupils came dressed up as their favourite book characters. Pupils and their parents/carers put a lot of effort into their costumes and they all looked amazing.

We had Peter Pan, The Gruffalo and Hermione Granger in school to name just a few!

Pupils also attended a 'book at bedtime' event where they came to school in the evening dressed in their pyjamas and were told some lovely stories from our Primary Phase teachers.

Year 1 1960’s Dress

Year 1 pupils’ big learning project this half term has been ‘Would The Beatles Have Won The X-Factor?

Pupils came to school in 1960’s clothing and experienced what life was like in the 1960’s. They were transported back to events such as England winning the World Cup and the first man landing on the moon. Year 1 have been really ‘getting into the groove’ with their new topic and discovered lots interesting facts about The Beatles.

BBC School Report

Some of our Year 7 pupils have been making the news for real as they are taking part in the BBC School Report.BBC News School Report logo rectangle

Pupils have been creating news reports and writing articles on current events, such as Brexit and the rise of social media, which you can see below.

The videos are also linked from the BBC School Report website which shows a map of all the schools in the UK which are taking part.

We hope you enjoy watching our pupil’s videos as much as they enjoyed making them!

Pupils Layla, Daniel, Evie, Nia and Sara have written an article on International Women’s Day which you can read here.