GCE/ BTEC/Cambridge Technical Results Day Thursday 16 August 2018. GCSE Results Day Thursday 23 August 2018. For further information see the letters section below.

Pupil Achievements

Torpedoes strike local business!

Uriah Woodhead Building Merchants came into school to offer all the materials required to restore our very own Dragon Boat!

After our success in the recent Dragon Boat Festival, John Galt from Bradford Council, who organises the event, kindly donated a Dragon Boat to school. Although rather tired looking, this full size Dragon Boat has stirred our pupils’ excitement. There is lots of work ahead to us to restore the boat to its former glory but we have lots of enthusiastic pupils raring to get started. TSS will be the first school in the UK to have a dry-dock training area, making us the team to beat!

Uriah’s have been so generous and enthusiastic about the project and we are so grateful for their support going forward.

Pupils at TSS took part in this year’s National Writing Day. Creative writing connects people to their own voices, to their homes, their languages and their own stories. Every one of us has stories to tell, memories to recount or secrets to reveal.

The winners of the ‘design a board game piece’ competition, for the Year 7 Opening Minds project on Saltaire and the World, literally got ‘stuck in’ when bringing their designs to life!!

With such a short time available for building their sculptural pieces they had to work fast, and use the easiest means to create; which meant that cellotape was very much in demand!

Thomas Pickles, Dan Logan, Joe Murphy and Jay Buchan, were selected to trial for the U13 England Rugby Developing Player Programme (ERDPP). This is an RFU programme that was launched in 2013 to provide a structured package of quality coaching for new and existing players between the ages of 13 and 16. The boys were put forward by school and representatives from Baildon Rugby Club. The gruelling and rigorous selection process took place over the course of three separate sessions over a three month period. The players were assessed in five key areas and were given a score out of 5 for each area.

Eight local primary schools attended our Art IMP (Interactive Media Project) in June. Year 5 pupils came to TSS to take part in a creative workshop with a difference … making sculptural self-portraits from recycled materials! Their sculptures have been covered in Modroc, ready for painting, and will be used as a starting point for their next visit to TSS, when they will be using Photoshop to create a very different digital portrait! Watch this space!

And the winners are.........Titus’ Torpedoes!

Congratulations to our youth team who took first place in the junior category this weekend. An amazing achievement by a group of pupils who had never been in a dragon boat up until a few weeks ago, we are very proud.

Pupils experienced Spanish culture first hand over May half term whilst visiting Madrid. The educational residential trip is organised to encourage our language pupils to use and practise their Spanish speaking skills whilst experiencing the culture of Spain. Lots of activities were planned over the 5 day trip, including a visit to Santiago Bernabeu football stadium, El Retiro park; one of the largest parks in the city. Pupils viewed the painting ‘Guernica’ by Picasso in the Reina Sofia Museum. Royalist fans took in the sights of the Royal Palace and our historians enjoyed a visit to the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple that was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid.

The Year 7 athletics team competed in the annual Bradford Schools Games following the success of their indoor athletics season. After a gruelling day of athletics, spread across 8 events, the team deservedly came away with a bronze medal! Their medal was hard fought after some very tough competition. The event which took place in June at UAK, Keighley saw ten schools from across Bradford take part and our team competed with excellent positivity and confidence.

We are very proud to announce we have been awarded the Bronze Eco-Schools award. Diligent pupils and staff members of the Eco club have worked tremendously hard since October, when the club was first initiated. The Eco-Schools organisation that awarded us with our Bronze status is a global programme empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness, engaging millions of children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme in the world.

Following the success of last year’s staff team TSS has decided to enter a youth team in to the Dragon Boat Festival on 22-24 June. Roberts Park will once again be filled with thrashing paddles; with the youth event on the Friday and our two staff teams, Titus’ Titanic Titans and Salt’s Sinking Sailors on the Saturday. All teams are raising money for Cancer Support Yorkshire.

To support the science curriculum Year 10 pupils have taken part in the Biology Challenge hosted by the Royal Society of Biology.

This national annual competition involving many schools across the country allowed pupils the opportunity to show their understanding of science both within and beyond the curriculum. The results of the online challenge have been published and many pupils received commendations for their excellent results.

To finish off an amazing year of results for our dedicated pupils at climbing club, Mr Stewart organised a trip to Doe Park. Doe Park is a specialist centre for outdoor activities and education, situated on Doe Park reservoir in Denholme.

Year 12 Biology learners were treated to a day of Biological Sciences at Leeds University. Learners gained an undergraduate level experience, working in university labs to solve real world problems.

The future started to come into focus at our latest Parents’ Evening as Year 10 pupils, parents and carers had the opportunity to find out about Post-16 options.

Congratulations to Year 12 learners, Elias McLaughlan, Molly Wilkinson and Kieran Lester for taking first place in the recent Royal Society of Chemistry Analyst Competition at Bradford University on 21 March.