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Pupil Achievements

RSPB’s Wild Challenge Award

Pupils are working towards the RSPB’s Wild Challenge Award which means they have to undertake a variety of activities that allow them to experience nature and improve things for nature. Eco-club restarted this week with a keen band of Year 7 pupils, they conducted a habitat survey on the school site identifying areas that were good for wildlife and areas that could be improved. Good things they found were obviously in the conservation area where bug hotels and log piles built in previous years had provided excellent habitats but also that there were a wide variety of species in the lawns surrounding the main path towards the school.

Problems that were identified was that in places the grass on bankings was being mown too often and by letting it grow it would provide a better chance for wildflowers to grow and this in turn would support insects. Next week eco club members are going to be building micro-habitats for frogs, toads and insects.

Eighteen girls from our Year 9 STEM group took part in an inspirational STEM careers event delivered by a company called Stemettes. The Stemettes are an award-winning social enterprise that has worked with almost 45,000 young people across the UK and Europe, their objective is to show that girls do Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths too! They work with young women and girls aged 5 up to 25 and help them make informed decisions on pursuing all manner of STEM related careers.

Year 7 pupils got very creative in a fun English session and wanted to share their brilliant work as part of our celebration of National Poetry Day.

Each form collaboratively wrote an ‘I Remember’ poem filled with memories from their long summer break. Click on the links below to see their work.

Congratulations to Year 8 pupils, Katie, Alice and Caitlin, all three girls entered a STEM competition relating to ‘Influential Women in Engineering’ and have received 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize! To commemorate International Women in Engineering Day, Leeds University launched a competition which was opened up to schools that have been taking part in the ‘E for Engineering’ project. Last academic year the project saw a group of high attaining girls visit Leeds University to take part in workshops looking at influential women in Engineering and had an inspirational talk from former head of the women in engineering society. 

This year for National Poetry Day we are being asked to ‘see it like a poet’ and explore the theme of Vision by reading and writing poems. At Titus Salt School this week, through our form group based remote assemblies, we will all be getting inspiration from Karl Nova and his poem ’See through my eyes’ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjCAD1w4TW8

Year 9 pupils have been programming Lego robots in preparation for the FIRST LEGO League; a global robotics competition, tackling modern problems to help pupils to build a better future together. The competition is built around a theme-based challenge where the pupils complete tasks around research, problem solving, coding, and engineering.

On the 75th anniversary of VE day the History department ran a competition for pupils to commemorate the occasion whilst in isolation in their homes. We had over a hundred entries with wonderful bunting, delicious ration cakes, interviews with family members and amazing artwork. It was very difficult to decide upon a winner so the history department chose 4 who will all receive Amazon vouchers.

We are thrilled to announce that Eva Murray was one of the runners up for her story, Mary in the First Story 100 Word Story competition, that can be read here 

This year’s production saw ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ arrive at Titus Salt School! Rehearsals for the classic musical began in October and dedicated pupils showed their acting, dance and musical flair on the stage over three performances. Talented pupils were also involved with the technical and backstage aspects of the production too, including lighting, sound and stage management.

What a start to the Spring Term, two teams bring home Gold! Both Year 7 and Year 8 girls’ athletics teams competed in the recent Bradford Athletics Finals and after a gruelling afternoon of competition, both teams were triumphant and placed top of the leader board. It was a hard competition where they faced strong opposition in the track events, up against some excellent runners. We excelled in the field, with determination and athletic ability and conquered to become the overall winners!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected as finalist in the Nesta Challenges - Longitude Explorer Prize! Four pupils travelled down to Olympic Park in London to attend a STEM day where they presented their ideas.

Congratulations to our Year 7 Netball team for qualifying to the Bradford Schools Final after winning their preliminary round at Beckfoot. Beating Beckfoot B and St Joseph's to go through.

After hearing of the fire devastation in Australia, Jack, Year 7, who attends the 11th Shipley Scout group at the Moravian Church, Baildon, along with other members of the group, wanted to raise funds to help the people and animals affected by the worst wildfires in decades.

Fourteen pupils from across Year 7 to Year 12 competed in the Bradford Schools Cross-country championship in January. Pupils braved the knee-deep mud of Northcliffe Park, making running quite treacherous yet pupils showed their amazing resilience and pushed on regardless.

Year 7 and Year 8 took part in an interactive roadshow which was both informative and engaging. The presentation given by Matt, Vanessa and Manorma on behalf of BAE Systems, a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.