The ‘Welcome Back to Leeds’ Project

A big congratulations goes to Rumani T in Year 7 for being shortlisted as one of the top 10 entries in the 'Welcome Back to Leeds' project. 

Entrants were asked to get creative and design an advert that welcomes people back into the city of Leeds when lockdown is lifted.

Rumani's entry was vibrant and eye-catching, and the judges were very impressed as they stated it was the entry that "had them talking for the longest time."

To be shortlisted into the final 10 is a fantastic achievement and we're very proud of Rumani for getting involved.

You can see her submission and more information about the shortlisted entries and winner here: https://www.thewelcomebackproject.com

Arooj Creative Writing Competition

A massive congratulations to Evelyn K ,Year 2, and Martha P, Year 4, who are both winners of the children's Arooj Creative Writing competition!

The competition asked entrants to write a short story or poem based on the topic of 'My Magical Power.' Both girls entered their writing into the competition: Evelyn in the poetry section and Martha in the short story category. 

Earlier this year we found out they had been shortlisted to attend the awards ceremoney in March, but unfortunately this had to be cancelled. 

However, the girls have since been announced as winners in their categories! Along with seven other school winners, their writing will be published in a book which we will be able to put in our school library, and which will also be placed in local libraries.

Out of the seven school winners, we are the only school to have two winners which is an amazing achievement.

Another award ceremony is being arranged for January which we are sure the girls are really excited to attend.

Year 10 Pupil’s Oil Painting Success

Our Year 10 pupil Eoghan T produced a fantastic oil painting during his time at home.

He took inspiration from a photograph of his aunt and her colleague whilst they were at work in the NHS Waterside Hospital in Derry City, Northern Ireland. He then re-created the iconic image of the two women as an oil painting.

The two women in the photo are Deirdre Rigney, Eoghan’s aunt, and her colleague Marian Ward. They are dressed in their full scrubs on a COVD-19 ward in the middle of the pandemic.

Below you can see the original photo that Eoghan used for his inspiration. His talents were also picked up by the Yorkshire Evening Post and Leeds for Learning.

Carr Manor creates over 86,000 visors for NHS

At Carr Manor Community School we teamed up with Cutting Edge, Leeds, a company who were asked to produce 900,000 visors for use in hospitals and healthcare facilities in Leeds and beyond.

We immediately opened our Sports Hall and school Theatre as venues to host a 'socially distanced production line' to aid with the production of these visors. Members of our school staff, families of our pupils and the local community all came together to produce the vitally needed PPE. We also had many members of staff and some of the community who took delivery of materials to produce the visors at home.

The impact that our production line was having and the volume of visors we were creating was recognised by Councillor Jonathan Pryor, who visited us at Carr Manor during one of the production days.

He said “Seeing first-hand the community spirit and dedication these volunteers are showing is genuinely inspiring and a wonderful example of how the city as a whole has pulled together to support our incredible NHS staff, health workers and each other. I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all of those who have given up their time to make a difference and to the school and its staff for going the extra mile to provide a safe and welcoming venue.”

We are so proud to be able to say that as a school we made over 86,000 visors, which is a testament to the extraordinary work from every single volunteer. This couldn't have happened without our fantastic staff working not only to create the visors, but also ensuring the surroundings were safe to do so, as well as the support from the local community and those creating visors at home.

Our Executive Principal, Simon Flowers, said "As is often said it is moments like these when you see the best of people.”

Unfortunately the visor production had to close on 19th May due to lack of available materials. However, the community spirit and fantastic sense of achievement that came from this time is still living strong.

We were thrilled to see the visors being used in local hospitals and we know how important this equipment was and still is, to frontline workers.

You can read more about our visor production on the following links:

Yorkshire Evening Post - Volunteers go back to school

Leeds City Council website - School assembly of vital PPE is top class

 

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:

Leeds Rhinos Coaching

Yorkshire Carnegie coached our Year 7 and 8 girls at their training facility, Headingley Carnegie Stadium, on Friday 5th May. The girls then had the opportunity to play on the match during half time of the Yorkshire Carnegie and Ealing Trailfinders match.

It was brilliant to see the girls showing off their skills on the pitch, and the pupils were a credit to Carr Manor Community School.

Restorative Practice Conference

On Thursday 24th November, an International Restorative Practice Conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds titled “Re-imagining the child welfare system for the 21st century”. 

Fourteen of our RP pupils delivered a workshop around “Building relationships, improving outcomes” along with Mr Flowers and Mrs Holdsworth.

During the workshop they spoke about Coaching, Pupil Voice, Passengers into Crew, RP, Carr Manor values and Character for Learning.

We received some excellent feedback from the event and many colleagues commented on how confidently the pupils spoke about Restorative Practices at Carr Manor.

Well done to all the pupils involved.

Open Evening/Morning

Thank you to all families who attended our Secondary Phase Open Evening on Thursday 6th October, and our Open Morning on Saturday 8th October. 

We hope you found these events useful to have a look around our school, see the types of lessons we have on offer and hear speeches from the Principal and a selection of our pupils.

House Logo’s

At the end of the 2014/15 academic year, pupils were working in conjunction with a professional graphic designer to develop our House logos and Mottos. These were introduced to further embed the identity of the House system within the school, whilst giving all members of the community an instantly recognisable image which can be used to highlight House activities and notices.

The House logos were developed by a group of volunteer pupils and were created to represent their individual Houses. The pupils met to brainstorm, research, outline and plan their ideas before sharing their final visions with a professional graphic designer.

The Motto competition was launched as a whole school competition, with the successful pupils being invited to work with a group of talented literacy pupils during the final stages of the Motto’s design process. Once these were completed they were introduced as part of the Logo.

The pupils then signed off the draft proposals before finally presenting them to the Governors and Senior Leadership Team for sign off and implementation.

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Visit to Carr Manor Community School of Councillor Yeadon and colleagues from Lampton School

Councillor Yeadon, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council, visited Carr Manor Community School on Monday 1st February alongside Chris Salter and Annie Henken from Lampton School in Hounslow.

During their time with us, they visited some coaching groups and met with some of our Restorative Practice representatives who spoke about how we have successfully embedded RP into our school.

We very much enjoyed showing the visitors around Carr Manor and are proud that the teachers from Lampton School wish to share our practices within their own school.

Thank you to everyone involved with this visit.

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Councillor Yeadon, Chris Salter and Annie Henken with the RP representatives