Pupil Achievements

TSS pupils challenged by
local engineers

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.

Last year’s winners invented HUME, a device to monitor and display humidity levels and temperature in the home - enabling users to control humidity from anywhere due to alerts and real time outdoor humidity readings from local weather stations.

The benchmark is set high so can this year’s competitors match last year’s success?

The challenge was kicked off by senior engineers at company headquarters.

The brief was specifically designed to challenge and empower pupils to work together to invent something that could impact consumers across the globe. Pupils were given a glimpse into engineering; creativity and innovation in the world of work and through these insight pupils have been receptive to ideas and have come up with some fantastic concepts, including the Nurse Smart Watch, a device to help improve the way a nurse communicates with a patient.

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.

If you didn’t catch this year's performance of the Little Shop of Horrors, you really did miss a treat! It was fun from start to finish and we saw just how talented our TSS pupils really are. 

Congratulations to all our pupils that took part in the Bradford Schools Cross Country Championship on Wednesday 16 January at Northcliffe Park. We had some amazing results from the event which showcased our incredible athletes. Well done.

Over 40 pupils from Year 7 and 8 took part in an exciting STEM careers carousel event. The cream of the crop from local STEM related businesses were in attendance.

Year 7 pupils are taking part in book groups in their weekly reading lessons.  Groups of between three and eight pupils are reading a book of their choice: reading together in the lessons, reading more at home and then discussing what they have read back with their peers. The groups are self-run, each one having a leader and deputy-leader to keep track of the group’s activities.

A five-strong, enthusiastic team of Year 9 pupils have worked together to design a garden by entering the Royal Horticultural Society’s Green Plan-it Challenge. The Year 9 team won the overall award for the best design with the judges being impressed by their inspirational sensory garden and their enthusiasm.

2018 was the ‘Year of Engineering’ and every Year 9 pupil had the chance to be an engineer at a STEM focus day in December. Activities including hovercraft building, robotics and making a replica London Eye using paper, which challenged pupils to consider the various stages of the engineering process, from design and prototyping through to construction and testing.

Qualifying for the prestigious 2020 European Wheelchair Basketball trials; Matty, Year 12, continues to impress with his skill and love of the game. Invited to attend the GB u22 Men’s Trial in Sheffield on the 18 December 2018, Matty will fight hard for a place on the team.

Well done to those Year 7 pupils who took up a TSS challenge before starting with us in September; it was nice to see so many enthusiastic pupils getting stuck into our annual reading challenge. This year we also introduced a writing challenge to encourage our new starters to push themselves even further. This proved popular and quite a number of pupils took part in both challenges.

Year 10 GCSE Religious Studies pupils have been gaining insight into the challenges Christians face in a modern secular Britain.

When studying the relationship between Charles I and Parliament what better thing to do than hop on the train and head straight for the capital city? That’s exactly what 28 Sixth Form A level Historians did last week.