Eddie Gray Visit For Bremner House Relaunch

Eddie Gray visited us at Carr Manor Community School for the relaunch of our Bremner House.

Eddie, who was voted the third greatest Leeds United player of all time in 2000, was welcomed into school by the Bremner House Captains and Head of House, Miss Walker.

Bremner House, named after Billy Bremner, Eddie’s club captain at Leeds United, is the fourth and final House to be re-launched here at Carr Manor, following Robinson, Tomlinson and Trueman.

Eddie spent time with Year 4, who were testing out their newly acquired football skills. The pupils received some excellent tips from Eddie to help them improve their dribbling skills, such as keeping their heads high at all times. He referred back to his advice from Don Revie, who told him to “always remember the three C’s – courage, confidence and concentration.”

He also judged a primary arts and crafts competition, where pupils decorated either the Leeds United logo or the Bremner House logo. Eddie chose the winning design due to it's simplicity and neatness.

The Bremner Vice Captains and House Captains then introduced Eddie to our school values, spoke to him about our Coaching system and showed him photos of the different sporting events we hold throughout the year.

To finish his visit, Eddie spoke in the Bremner House assembly, saying “I hope you all feel proud to be part of the Bremner household here, because I know it was a privilege and a pleasure for me to play with Bremner.”

“I just hope that it’s an inspiration to you to represent such a great man and a great leader.”

Following on from Eddie’s speech, Miss Walker, Head of Bremner House, said “what Eddie spoke about today regarding Billy Bremner’s character is completely what we represent here at Carr Manor Community School. It is all about character, enthusiasm, and being the most motivated person that you can be. I am really proud to be the representative of a House, of a man, that clearly was the epitome of that.”

Armley Mills Trip

Year 3 pupils had a trip to the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills.

Pupils had the opportunity to experience some of the jobs children their age would have done in the Victorian era; scavenging scraps from beneath spinning machines, fixing broken bobbins and filling the machines with wool.

It was a great experience for Year 3 and the trip made them appreciate how much has changed since the Victorian era.

Easter Egg-stravaganza!

Thank you to all who attended the PTA Spring Fair in the Primary Phase on Friday 21st April. As always, it was a well attended community event enjoyed by all.

Parents, staff and children were all entertained by Truffles the Magician, engaged in the Easter Crafts and participated in various games/stalls and raffles.

Well done to all involved for their hard work, time and effort. It really was egg-cellent!

Geography London Trip

Year 10 Geographers went on a trip to London in March as part of their course. They visited the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) where a lesson on tectonic hazards was delivered by a young geography ambassador. Pupils made models of hazard proof buildings out of cardboard materials. They then visited the Natural History Museum with the earthquake simulator.

After this, pupils went on the London Eye for a 40 minute panoramic view of London, followed by a walking tour of some of the famous landmarks, including Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.

Day two started with a visit to the Olympic Park, where a guide delivered an insightful tour on the regeneration of the East End of London (Olympic Park), which ended with a trip to the viewing platform of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Those that were daring went down the 178 metre high slide (the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide!).

They then embarked on a River Thames cruise in the beautiful spring sunshine passing many of the famous river landmarks of London.

The pupils were a real credit to Carr Manor and the visit was a great success with both staff and the pupils having a great time whilst also learning about many geographical topics.