Pupil Achievements

 

Drama pupils perform solo

Monologues as Mary Queen of Scots; a teen who had outgrown a best friend; an experience of serendipity.

These were just some of the excellent solo performances our drama pupils showcased over lockdown. Challenged to perform solo, the panel of judges were treated to different skills showcased by our exceptionally talented pupils who love to perform. The judges were extremely impressed by Year 8, Katie’s submission, she chose to write her own piece, containing very mature content, which was delivered very skilfully with emotion relating to the issue of mental health.

Congratulations to Katie and our other winners, Caitlin, Year 13, Lauren, Year 10 and Nathan, Year 11.

Congratulations to Arthur, Year 7, Max, Year 8 and Caitlin, Year 9, these three lucky winners have been chosen to represent TSS in the national round of the Tunnocks Teacakes competition run by the Food Teachers Centre.

This year’s World Book Day will be a little different from our usual assemblies, quizzes, competitions, book clues and staff props but we can still remind ourselves about the importance of reading and celebrate books that have been important to us.

In February, the English faculty had the pleasure of delivering Andy Craven-Griffith’s writing workshop focusing on ‘The Little Things’. Our aim was to encourage our school community to remember the smaller, brilliant things we still have in our lives and we were so pleased to read and share such lovely words from our pupils.

After spending many holidays on South Beach, Bridlington and having a fascination with watching the lifeboats launch into the sea, Year 9 pupils, Abi and Evie decided to raise some much-needed funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution: Saving Lives at Sea. This charity relies on volunteers and supporters to run their lifesaving service, which cost £181.5 million to run in 2019, all of which was generously donated by the public.

Congratulations and well done to all our 2020 English prize winners. We are very pleased to have been able to congratulate the Y7 prize winners and to give them the opportunity to collect their prizes.

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.

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.