Trinity Kitchen Challenge

A huge congratulations to the seven pupils involved in the Leeds Trinity Kitchen Challenge who were the overall winners of the competition!

The challenge involved pupils attending a series of workshops ran by key business figures from Trinity Kitchen, where they had to gain insight into how street food vendors run successful businesses selling 'insta-worthy' food.

Our young entrepreneurs were competing against other schools in Leeds, and were given a theoretical budget of £2000, which they had to use to design the business proposal for their company. The proposal had to be complete with costings, operations and logistics, branding and marketing plans.

Presenting to a panel of judges, pupils wowed with their company 'Shaker Maker', which featured items such as fright shakes, milk shakes and assorted cake goodies. 

For their win, they received Trinity Leeds vouchers and will receive a business mentoring session from the shopping centre. This is an amazing achievement that all involved should be very proud of.

Photo credit: Ahead Partnership

Year 4’s visit to Clifford’s Tower

As part of the topic on the Norman's, Year 4 pupils went to Clifford's Tower in York, one of the few remaining motte and bailey Norman castles in Yorkshire!

They had a brilliant day out learning about the history of the castle and how it was built to be strong, why people used to build castles and who used to live inside it.

They also enjoyed some spectacular views over York from the top of the castle!

Year 10 Work Experience

A huge well done to all Year 10 pupils who have now completed their two week work placements. An amazing 150 pupils attended various placements, from working in our Primary Phase supporting class work and reading programmes, to working at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, Pharmacies, Solicitors and many more.

The feedback from the placements is a credit to all Year 10’s and shows what fantastic role models you can all be for Carr Manor Community School.

“Kenny was a hard worker and a committed member of the team.”
– Morley Model Shop

“Tyquan has talent and creativity and is a good company member so there’s lots of things he can do, inside and outside the arts. We’d always be happy to support his work.”  – Freedom Studios Leeds

“Jada and Zaiba were outstanding in everything they did. A credit to Carr Manor Community School and both were offered a part time job.” – Marks & Spencer

"What an amazing pupil. He carried all tasks to a high standard and worked as a team member but also independently. I would not hesitate to give Piotr a full time position if he wanted to go down the career pathway as a chef." Primary Phase Chef

World Book Day and Book at Bedtime

On Tuesday 6th March the Primary Phase celebrated World Book Day, albeit a little later than planned due to the snow, it was still a really enjoyable day!
Pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters and we were spell-bound by our Harry Potters, went on a crown jewels hunt with Gangsta Granny and saved the world with Spider-Man!


The Book at Bedtime event ran in the evening, with pupils coming back to school in their pyjamas for a book reading from their teachers. This was a lovely, relaxed event where pupils and their parents/carers could curl up with a yummy hot chocolate served by our PTA and enjoy some brilliant story-telling!

Thank you to everyone who contributed towards brilliant costumes and made World Book Day such a success.

book at bedtime

Year 7 Kingswood Residential

Year 7 pupils recently attended their residential at Kingswood Activity Centre, which is a fundamental part of their Carr Manor experience and a brilliant opportunity for them to build new relationships with fellow pupils and staff.

They took part in team-building activities to encourage communication skills, challenged themselves with the adventurous and high-adenaline activities (even with the snow!) and motivated each other to get involved in the fun and rewarding journey.

Pupils shared some of their experiences of the residential;
“We had snowball fights and built igloos, not to mention having a nice warm hot chocolate at the end of the day, but it wasn’t just the snow that made it so good, it was the activities too.”

“There were lots of fun activities, these included; zip wire, Jacob’s Ladder, which was a colossal ladder placed right in the middle of a field, buggy building, laser tag, igloo building and loads more!”

The residential was a great chance for pupils to form new friendships and make lasting memories.
“I was getting to know people who I’d never even spoken to before the residential. Adding that all up, the residential was really good and enjoyable.”

Extracts from Alex Cooper and Grace Gillon’s articles.