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Pupil Achievements

Excellence in STEM Award

We are proud to announce that we have been successful in our bid to receive the Excellence in STEM Award.

This prestigious award run through the National STEM Centre and the National Science and Media museum was awarded to school to validate the emphasis on STEM within school. What makes this award even more exciting is that we were the first school in West Yorkshire to receive it!

Projects such as the Premier Farnell challenge, a project that has lead our successful Year 13 learners to showcasing their invention in the next UK wide Big Bang competition. Also the Arris Consumer Electronic project which our Year 9 pupils competed in and not forgetting the excellent up take of STEM club and all the STEM related extra-curricular activities which pupils and staff put so much time and effort into have made an excellent contribution to us receiving this award.

We look forward to working towards achieving the award for many years to come.

Picture: Pupils attending STEM Club

Working together, Nathan Moore, Bailey Waugh and Sam Stefinuti took 3rd place winners in the under 18’s category in the Saltaire Festival Poetry competition.

Year 8 pupils were given the opportunity to create poetry during English lessons; Ms Davison and Ms Chillington ran the creative writing sessions in response to a call for entries to a poetry competition run by Saltaire Festival. It is the first time the festival team have launched a competition and they asked for previously unpublished work on the theme of ‘The world in Saltaire: Saltaire in the world’. A number of pupils wrote poems to enter and Ms Chillington also entered a poem she had written.

 After 36 years of teaching at Titus Salt School (formerly named Salt Grammar School) Jill Pettifor is retiring today, 24 July 2018.

Jill came to the school in her second year of teaching and soon became Head of PE; then later, Leader for Creative and Cultural Faculty and most recently Faculty Leader PE and Outdoor Education.

Uriah Woodhead Building Merchants came into school to offer all the materials required to restore our very own Dragon Boat!

Our Year 7 pupils have undertaken a year-long literacy challenge which started off last July with the Year 6 Transition Summer Reading Challenge. As well as lots and lots of reading, pupils have completed various activities over the academic year such as designing window displays for our Learning Resource Centre, forging ideas for reading nooks around school and creating book marks.

Pupils at TSS took part in this year’s National Writing Day. Creative writing connects people to their own voices, to their homes, their languages and their own stories. Every one of us has stories to tell, memories to recount or secrets to reveal.

The winners of the ‘design a board game piece’ competition, for the Year 7 Opening Minds project on Saltaire and the World, literally got ‘stuck in’ when bringing their designs to life!!

Thomas Pickles, Dan Logan, Joe Murphy and Jay Buchan, were selected to trial for the U13 England Rugby Developing Player Programme (ERDPP). This is an RFU programme that was launched in 2013 to provide a structured package of quality coaching for new and existing players between the ages of 13 and 16. The boys were put forward by school and representatives from Baildon Rugby Club. The gruelling and rigorous selection process took place over the course of three separate sessions over a three month period. The players were assessed in five key areas and were given a score out of 5 for each area.

Eight local primary schools attended our Art IMP (Interactive Media Project) in June. Year 5 pupils came to TSS to take part in a creative workshop with a difference … making sculptural self-portraits from recycled materials! Their sculptures have been covered in Modroc, ready for painting, and will be used as a starting point for their next visit to TSS, when they will be using Photoshop to create a very different digital portrait! Watch this space!

And the winners are.........Titus’ Torpedoes!

Congratulations to our youth team who took first place in the junior category this weekend. An amazing achievement by a group of pupils who had never been in a dragon boat up until a few weeks ago, we are very proud.

Pupils experienced Spanish culture first hand over May half term whilst visiting Madrid. The educational residential trip is organised to encourage our language pupils to use and practise their Spanish speaking skills whilst experiencing the culture of Spain. Lots of activities were planned over the 5 day trip, including a visit to Santiago Bernabeu football stadium, El Retiro park; one of the largest parks in the city. Pupils viewed the painting ‘Guernica’ by Picasso in the Reina Sofia Museum. Royalist fans took in the sights of the Royal Palace and our historians enjoyed a visit to the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple that was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid.

The Year 7 athletics team competed in the annual Bradford Schools Games following the success of their indoor athletics season. After a gruelling day of athletics, spread across 8 events, the team deservedly came away with a bronze medal! Their medal was hard fought after some very tough competition. The event which took place in June at UAK, Keighley saw ten schools from across Bradford take part and our team competed with excellent positivity and confidence.

We are very proud to announce we have been awarded the Bronze Eco-Schools award. Diligent pupils and staff members of the Eco club have worked tremendously hard since October, when the club was first initiated. The Eco-Schools organisation that awarded us with our Bronze status is a global programme empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness, engaging millions of children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme in the world.

Following the success of last year’s staff team TSS has decided to enter a youth team in to the Dragon Boat Festival on 22-24 June. Roberts Park will once again be filled with thrashing paddles; with the youth event on the Friday and our two staff teams, Titus’ Titanic Titans and Salt’s Sinking Sailors on the Saturday. All teams are raising money for Cancer Support Yorkshire.

To support the science curriculum Year 10 pupils have taken part in the Biology Challenge hosted by the Royal Society of Biology.

This national annual competition involving many schools across the country allowed pupils the opportunity to show their understanding of science both within and beyond the curriculum. The results of the online challenge have been published and many pupils received commendations for their excellent results.