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Pupil Achievements

University STEM Outreach Programme

At TSS we are passionate about STEM and want to encourage and support any pupils that consider a STEM career beyond secondary school education. As part of the “E is for Engineering” University STEM outreach project run by Leeds University, TSS is working collaboratively to help develop this project in the hope to see more girls consider STEM at university level as well as employment. The aim of the project is to educate pupils on STEM careers, giving them different opportunities within STEM during their secondary school life, from Year 7 through to Year 13.

To introduce the outreach programme, we invited Natalie Duffield-Moore, the Educational Engagement Lead Officer (STEM) from Leeds University into school, where she delivered an insightful presentation to many of our Year 7 girls. What is engineering? Why is mathematics so important in engineering? These were just a few of the questions Natalie put to the pupils, which she followed up with comprehensive answers.

The pupils also took part in some interesting workshops to get the girls thinking about what attributes an engineer needs and the different roles within engineering. Natalie showcased some of the successful women in engineering such as Marissa Mayer, Mae Jemison, Rachel Skinner and Margaret Hamilton.

Following Natalie’s presentation in October, the pupils took a trip to Leeds University in December to take part in an array of activities and workshops within the Engineering faculty, the day included practical challenges, talks from leading engineers and women in STEM as well as a tour of the university.

Our Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) Christmas Fair was once again a great success. Organised by our DSP staff and pupils this event is always very popular with everyone; with amazing handicrafts made by our DSP pupils, yummy cakes, treats galore, including snowman soup and raffles, there was plenty to keep everyone entertained. As usual the footfall was high with pupils, parents and visitors from other schools across Bradford.

Congratulations and well done to all our award winners who took part in this year’s Literacy and Maths Summer Challenge.

Year 9 and Year 10 pupils had the opportunity to seek advice from a panel of experts recently. Staff from seven locally based businesses and higher educational establishments kindly gave their time to act as panelists for around the table discussion.

A careers fair is a great opportunity for pupils to meet and seek advice from employers from a variety of industries. On Friday 8 November we held a careers fair in school for our Year 9 and Year 11 pupils; giving them an insight into higher education and employment.

Congratulations to the amazing U13 team that competed in the Bradford Girls' Football Cup recently and brought home the winning trophy.

Valuable lessons were learnt at Restart a Heart Day on 16 October; “doing nothing is the worst thing you can do” was just one of the potent messages that came from our Year 7 pupils at the annual event which teaches people life saving skills of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).

To celebrate National Writing Day 2019 we held a creative writing workshop with a group Year 9 pupils. Under the guidance of not one, but two professional writers, the pupils enjoyed creating their own list poems and exploring how to plan more detailed and engaging stories. 

For the second year running the whole of our school community got creative at the same time by taking part in National Writing Day. Writing creatively can sometimes be squeezed out of our lives and at Titus Salt we welcome any opportunity to be creative as we know how beneficial it can be to our confidence and well-being - so, sharing in an activity where we all write together about whatever comes into our heads? Let’s do it! 

We are proud to share that five of our pupils, Catherine, Year 12, Paige and Sophie, Year 10, Megan, Year 9 and Emma, Year 8 will represent Team GB at this year’s World Gymnaestrada in Austria. GB is one of the sixty nations that have signed up to participate in the 16th World Gymnaestrada in Dornbirn, that’s more than ever before in the history of the World Gymnaestrada. ⁣

Sixth Form learners hoping to apply to Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities are taking advantage of an in-house support programme.

Congratulations to Year 13 learner Cherri who has been awarded with a CREST Gold Award for her outstanding work to create a robotic arm to assist people with arthritis.

After attending a one day STEM course at Bradford University, Emily took it upon herself to apply to the Engineering Development Trust to attend a three day residential at Southampton University for aspiring young engineers.

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Jaimie, Year 7, has won the First Story 100-Word Story Competition. The competition, now in its fifth year is open to all First Story pupils aged 11-18. Thirty-five schools from across the country submitted stories and we are very proud to say Jaimie received overall winner of the competition, a great achievement!

Two of our Year 13 English Literature learners have had poems published in a booklet promoting women's engagement with the rail industry.