Debating Competition

Six Year 11 pupils attended a debating competition at Cardinal Heenan on Tuesday 16th January. They were debating against whether we should welcome the advent of gene editing, and debating for whether we should accept the risk in contact sports.

The pupils were very articulate in their arguments and were fantastic in the debates.


Year 1 Visit To Abbey House Museum

The Year 1s had a fabulous time at Abbey House Toy Museum learning about toys from the past as part of our topic "What is in my Grandparents toy box?"

Pupils compared new and old toys and even played with some toys that were 100 years old! They found out that toys from the past were mainly made out of wood and plastic, there weren't plastic toys back then!

Year 1s were also visited by their Grandparents, who brought in toys to discuss how they have changed compared to the types of toys they use now.

Pupils had a great time and learned lots of facts!

Leeds Indoor Athletics Finals

The Year 7 girls athletics team had their Leeds Indoor Athletics Finals last week at the Co-op Priesthorpe Academy. The girls made Carr Manor history by being the first girls team to qualify for these finals which in itself is an outstanding achievement.

The finals were highly competitive and included four other schools across the whole of Leeds, including the reigning champions Roundhay High School.

The girls had it tough during the competition and had to settle for 2nd or 3rd place in most of the track events having previously dominated these in the earlier heats.

Despite this, the girls maintained their high levels of motivation and resilience and performed really well in the field events. The girls finished in overall 4th place which is a fantastic achievement and one they should be very proud of.

Well done to all the girls involved.

Leeds Compassionate City Award Winner

A big thank you to all pupils and staff who donated money before Christmas to help those less fortunate.

The money has gone to help Leeds Compassionate City award winner Maureen Lilywhite provide Christmas hampers for disadvantaged families in the local area.

Coaching groups also brought in food and other goodies for our 'Reverse Advent Calendar' House competition.

Pupils were asked to donate items to give to those in need over the Christmas period. The boxes were given to Stainbeck Church an Family Solutions, who help people in our local community by sharing out donations, which made a huge difference to some people over the holidays.

Pupils decorated their boxes and it was lovely to see how much thought and effort went into the Reverse Advent Calendars.


Christmas Showcase

Our Christmas Showcase was on Monday 11th December and those who attended were treated to some fantastic dances, performances and music.

We were wowed by the fabulous music from the percussion group, vocal group, Year 8, 9 and 11 bands and Close Harmony. There were some brilliant performances from the KS3 and KS4 drama groups, and we danced the night away with the Year 9 Re:Form group.

The night ended with a really heartwarming duet from the Year 11 band, choir and the percussion group with a beautiful rendition of 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over).'

Well done to everyone involved for making it a very special evening for the audience!

Year 1 Nativity

Well done to Year 1 for their fantastic Christmas Nativity performance on the last week of term.

They told us the story of Jesus' birth and how Christmas should be a special time for everyone. The pupils made brilliant stars, donkeys, shepherds, kings and of course, Mary and Joseph. It was a fabulous performance and the Primary Phase loved being able to watch the dress rehearsal!

Thank you to everyone who supported the event - the pupils looked brilliant in their costumes!

Letter from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Pupils who attend the Sewing Flexible Learning club created some beautiful 'doggy bandanas' which they sent to Battersea Dogs Home.

The bandanas, which are then sprayed with calming scents, help keep the dogs calm during their time at the home.

Well done to all the pupils who attend the club. They received a special mention and certificate for attending the Flexible Learning club every week, and we also received a lovely letter of thanks from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home themselves.

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World Restorative Practice Conference

Twelve pupils attended an International Conference at the Hull Centre for Restorative Practice on Wednesday 15th November.
The pupils spoke about how we use Restorative Practice at Carr Manor, and their involvement and roles as representatives.
There was some lovely feedback from other organisations who were at the conference, who said; “Carr Manor have some amazing representatives at the Hull conference. Looking forward to taking new ideas back to our pupils at Collingwood.” (Collingwood Primary).
“What a fantastic job your children did today. Incredible confidence and ability to articulate their role as RP leaders in your school. I’m sure you’ll feel very proud.” (Swanland Education Trust.)

On their website, the centre has thanked our pupils for their ‘exceptional workshops.’

Well done to all those involved!

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Children In Need

Thank you to everyone who donated money on Children In Need! As a school, we raised an amazing £408.11 for the amazing cause.

Secondary Phase pupils kindly donated money on their way into school and the Primary Phase came dressed up in their best 'spotty' outfits.

Ex pupil shares his Carr Manor experiences

Caleb Dodd, a pupil at Carr Manor Community School from 2012 - 2015, shared his experiences of his time at school.

He speaks about how Carr Manor helped him get to where is today, his involvement with different aspects of school life such as sports teams and Carr Manor's Got Talent, and the impact of Coaching and how staff and pupils work together and build strong relationships.

You can hear his views below: