Pupil Achievements

Year 9 RE students travelled to Manchester on Thursday for the ‘Religion, Crime and Punishment’ trip. In RE lessons Year 9 students have been learning about the influence that religion has had on law and the criminal justice system, including attitudes towards the death penalty. Students spent the morning in Manchester Police Museum learning about different examples of crime including forgery, murder and grievous bodily harm.

When TSS student Josh Capper heard about the horrific floods which hit the area on Boxing Day his immediate reaction was to help in whatever way he could.

Joining other members of the community at Baildon and Shipley Flood Relief Group, based at Shipley Salvation Army, Josh undertook an array of duties, including accepting donations, preparing food parcels and distributing them to people in need, being part of the clean-up team at the Half Moon Café and cricket pavilion.

A party to celebrate the final issue of the Local Leader magazine run by TSS students was held at the new Broadway Centre in Bradford on Thursday 3rd December. The farewell gathering was very well attended with key speakers, Catherine Riley, Manager of The Kirkgate Shopping Centre, Matthew Halliday, Director and Founder of Bradford Brewery and of course our very own James Slater, Editor of The Local Leader.

Rhea represented England at the England Schools Athletics Indoor Combined Events International in Glasgow on Saturday 12 December. We are absolutely thrilled to report that Rhea and the England team won Gold, yes Gold for England in the Pentathlon, beating teams from Scotland and Ireland.

Sam Turner overcame understandable nerves to mark her first ever fencing competition with a Bronze medal. Sam performed well, losing in her semi-final to the eventual winner of the girls Under-16 Foil event at the Yorkshire Youth League finals in November.

Jordan Garcia was also outstanding and won the Bronze medal is the Under-16 boys category. Both students played well and displayed outstanding skills which clinched Titus Salt School’s first double-medal.

A number of staff and students put on their running shoes last weekend and took part in the Reindeer Stampede in Saltaire in aid of EpilepsyAction.  With some great running and tremendous finishing results, Mr McDonald came in second, followed by Mr Trusselle, third and then fourth place to Mr Stewart.

Procurement Officer, Mr Stewart said: “It was a great atmosphere and a real fun day, maybe next year Team TSS will get first place!”

During our recent Personal Development Day, we invited Prison Me No Way to deliver a crime and safety awareness programme to our Year 10 students.

“The students and staff were indeed a credit to your school, please convey our greatest thanks and appreciation.” said Malc Parkes, Crime Day Co-Ordinator.

Our Patron of Reading, Emma Pass, spent a day holding Alice in Wonderland literacy sessions, based around the 150th anniversary of the Lewis Carroll classic, to inspire students to read for pleasure; a skill needed to improve levels of literacy.

The author of Acid and Fearless said: “I was really pleased to become the school’s Patron of Reading for the second year running. I always enjoy my time here and I love the fact that I can share my love of books with all the students.”

We have received a special Gold Standard award from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for the work we have done to introduce rugby to our students.

The award, presented by RFU Vice President and 2017 British and Irish Lions Team Manager John Spencer, is to celebrate our success in ensuring our rugby programme is sustainable through teacher-led curriculum delivery and fixtures for all year groups. We also offer a girls’ rugby programme and have developed strong links with our local rugby club Baildon RFC.

Students have been commemorating Interfaith Week, which happens nationally in November.  All year groups had an assembly led by students Gabi Prozsowska, Faris Sajjad and Elly Gurney. Gabi, Faris and Elly explained that regardless of their different belief systems, they actually have much in common; they also gave out the details of our interfaith competition. Students of all year groups can still enter the competition to win an Amazon tablet by designing a new logo for the Bradford Interfaith Education Centre. See a member of the RE staff for more details and/or follow the RE department on Twitter @TSSRSE.

Hammad Ahsan, Rachel Smith, Abdullah Ahmed and Lottie Mitchell; our winners from the World Book Day Design a Story-Teller’s Chair competition have been working with inspirational furniture designer-maker Anthony Hartley to design a chair in time for next World Book Day in March 2016.  The students were bowled over by Anthony’s original designs which have sparked their imaginations and they are now working together to build and develop the design. We are very much looking forward to seeing the finished product early next year.

A team of four TSS students: Sydney Ricketts and Natasha Adey from Year 10; and Amy Eyles and Zara Malik from Year 9, won themselves a fantastic opportunity to represent Saltaire at the 2015 World Heritage Youth Summit at Blaenavon World Heritage Site in Wales. Their winning entry in a competition to select delegates to attend the Summit, was a film designed to answer the question ‘How can we use World Heritage to make the place we live in better?’. Their film showed that Saltaire was built as a model village, with amenities and rules, and raised the idea that this could be applied to communities now to great effect.

Titus Salt School prides itself on being at the forefront of new initiatives, especially when they relate to child protection and safety. We are immensely proud to be the first secondary school in Bradford to receive The E-safety Mark in recognition of the work we do to promote and ensure online safety. The school’s e-safety provision was given the highest possible grading by the external assessor.

A group of four students, Natasha Adey and Sydney Ricketts from Year 10 and Amy Eyles and Zara Malik from Year 9, have won a place to represent Saltaire at the UNESCO World Heritage Youth Summit in Blaenavon World Heritage Site, Wales. The summit has a full programme, with keynote speakers and entries from all over the world.

Nicole’s experience at Outbox Incubator

You get 45 girls all sharing the same space together who are passionate about STEM, want to make a difference and are bursting with innovative ideas. Great things are going to happen.