Pupils return to school on Tuesday 3 September. Year 7: 9.30-15.00. Year 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13: 13.00-15.00. Year 12: 10.30-12.20

Pupil Achievements

National Writing Day – Year 9 Workshop with Andy Craven-Griffiths and
Irene Lofthouse

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. 

National Writing Day is led by First Story, a national literacy charity dedicated to changing lives through writing. Having worked with Andy Craven-Griffiths for three years with our First Story writing groups, we know how inspired pupils are by his passion and enthusiasm for writing. His creative approach ensured everyone was engaged throughout and in teams the pupils produced hilarious list poems and characters.

Some of the things the pupils wrote about included: ‘How to be the Perfect Boyfriend’, ‘How to be Happy’ and on a slightly different note ’10 Steps to Becoming a Psychopath’. Creative thinking!

The group of pupils that took part in the workshop enjoyed the activity so much that they will now deliver this workshop back to their peers in their English lesson, involving the entire year group.

One pupil said: “I liked how we weren’t just writing ordinary poems, we got to be more creative and expressive.”

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.

Huge congratulations to Ella who has returned home from the Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi. Ella represented Team GB in Cycling, bringing home two medals!

Congratulations to Sixth Form learners, Jordan, Laurence, Jacob and Zak on receiving the title of top performing team from the Yorkshire and Humber region at the Big Bang Fair 2019.

For the second consecutive year pupils have been invited by Arris Engineering; a global innovator in consumer electronics to take part in an exciting challenge, to design and promote a product that would be used to help or assist in some capacity and would be designed and manufactured by an engineering company.

DSP pupils took part in a ‘Design a Cupcake Challenge’ hosted by Ahead Partnership. The hands-on activities included; developing a concept for a new cupcake design, choosing colours, designing a logo, creating the packaging, sharing ideas and finally taste testing and of course eating the delicious cupcakes made by Han-Made Catering Co. What a treat!

Six of our Year 12 learners proved that they are ‘brilliant’ by completing a programme of university-style tutorials with a PhD tutor.

‘The Brilliant Club’ is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. Their ‘Scholars Programme’ matches pupils with a PhD tutor, who delivers 6 tutorials on a topic relating to his or her PhD thesis.

Year 8 pupils, Lilian and Gemma, both Wellbeing Peer Mentors, attended the first ever joint Health and Social Care & Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday 5 February, to speak to Bradford Councillor's about why Mental Health and Wellbeing is so important to them.

We are delighted to announce that a group of Year 7 pupils will travel to Wembley Stadium to compete in the prestigious Ryman National Enterprise Challenge, the UK’s largest school enterprise education competition. Year 7 pupils took part in a full day session where the whole year group was divided into small groups and asked to design a logo, put together a business plan and present their ideas to a panel of judges as well as their peers.