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Thursday 1st October 2020


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

So why not join us and think about how you see your world and what things are most important to you. Think about how you might explain your vision to someone else who might not quite see the world in the same way. Think about how you might use language in an interesting and unusual way to capture your audience’s imagination or create pictures in their mind.

You can write the poem in your head, with spoken word, with a pencil, with a pen, with a keyboard. It can be one line long, or one hundred and one lines long. Share it, and/or any poems you already love, using #nationalpoetryday or #myNPDpoem and visit the website www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk for more great ideas about how to get more poetry into your life!

 

Lego Showdown

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.

Their challenge is to programme robots to solve the future challenges of space exploration. Answering questions such as can we create self-sustaining, reliable human environments that allow us to create lasting bases in space, on the surface of the Moon or on the planets like Mars. Each year we aim to create a team of future scientists and engineers to compete against other schools in the local area with the goal of reaching the national or even world finals.

 

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 

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.

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.

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.