Pupil Achievements

Athletic Success!

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 now go through to the West Yorkshire regional finals which will be held at the indoor stadium in Huddersfield. Well done to both teams.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!