Issue Thirty One
Issue Twelve newspaper of of Great Yarmouth High School
TheThe Newspaper Great Yarmouth High School Spring/Summer
Summer 1999 2009
WELCOMES THE NEW HEAD,
MR ANDREW TOONE, WHO TAKES OVER
fROM MR JIM NIxON IN SEPTEMbER
A VISION OF
Yarmouth High School pupils with a model of the Nelson Complex
(For full story check out page 8)
From left, Harja Aamer, 13, Ellis Smith, 14,
Louise Carpenter, 14, David De’ath, 14,
Christopher Gibb, 14, Jordan Newton, 13,
Curtis Demetriou, 13, and Sam Durling, 14. plus
PRIZEGIVING, H RISE,
GYHS, High Performing Specialist School with Humanities Status
ENGINEERING, T THELE
NEWS, RED NO EAM
and CHICKENS DAYSE
and much mor ...
One Friday we had an engineering trip to Hethel. The On our visit round the different companies, we
trip was based so we could see the different career were given information about apprenticeships and
chances in engineering. job descriptions. We were also allowed to take
information packs about colleges, jobs etc. Also on
When we arrived we had an hour and a half to look the Royal Marines presentations there were mental
Engineering around all the different companies’ presentations
and to ask questions about engineering. It was
challenges to work out, which were really interesting
as they took us a long time to work out.
interesting to see the different jobs in the engineering
world. After this we had to go to the exhibition Overall we thought the trip was good as we have a
area and listen to five speakers talking about their bigger mind span of engineering careers in life.
engineering careers and breakthroughs. It was Josh Clark
intriguing to listen to the varied ideas people had and
the variety of ways they accomplished their goals.
Students at a workshop with artist Pete
McKee at the Time and Tide Museum:
Ricky Barnard, Sophie Porter, Nathan
Riches, Thomas Harper, Ryan King. Pete
McKee is an artist who numbers among his
fans Oasis, Paul Weller and Jules Holland.
It’s all about
The images around the school are a
selection of final pieces created by Year
11’s who left in 2008. The images reflect
their understanding and summation of
their themes, Natural Forms, Man Made
It is the intention of the Art Department to
change the images every year by selecting
new images from the current Year 11’s
and placing these in the frames on show.
It is also hoped that the school will be able
to add to the collection and we should
see more images being put up around
Red Nose Day Break and lunchtime saw queues of
students out of the LRC doors waiting to
have their photos taken with their friends
and to donate their 50ps to Comic Relief.
head teacher | editors desk | lrc news | prom 2009 | year 7
The Head Editor’s Desk
Teacher Writes Another academic year is nearly over and we have seen lots of changes...
Attendance has been one of our main priorities for some years now and will continue to be so until we It looks like there will be plenty more next year too. After nearly 5 years we
get everyone coming to school on a regular basis. Not only is there a clear link between good attendance say goodbye to Mr Nixon and hello to a new Head. Nearly all the building
and student attainment, there is also clear evidence that success at school means you will be more work has been completed apart from bringing the heating system into the
successful when you leave. School is more than just passing exams. It is a place where young people 21st century and lots of lovely new windows; all the mobiles have now been
make friends and socialise, where they learn about life and where they develop their ambitions and raise removed and we await some landscaping of those areas for the students
their aspirations. As you will remember, I visited Kenya a couple of years ago and was amazed at how to relax in.
many miles young people would walk for the privilege of attending school. It was something special to
them, they knew the importance of school; school is just as important for the young people of Great We wave goodbye to our year 11s and wish them luck in their exams and
Yarmouth. Our attendance has improved and we have a number of rewards to encourage students to their future careers, and look forward to our second intake of Year 7s.
come to school. It is also really important that they arrive punctually.
Please send any contributions for the next issue to:
It is with mixed emotions that I announce I will Penny Paterson Committee Members:
be leaving Great Yarmouth High at the end of email@example.com Mrs C Smith All subjects
Mrs G Croft Teams
this term. I have really enjoyed my four and Mrs A Parsons AEN, Pastoral and DST
a half years of headship in Yarmouth and will Miss Lawes Sport
miss many people when I leave. It has been a Mrs T Smith Technology and Maths
great privilege to work with all the people who
have supported the school for the benefit of our
students and the whole community; there are
a great many of them. The school moves into
a new era with building schools for the future
and a change in specialism, from Technology to
Humanities. In addition, we are also part of the
Raising Achievement Partnership Programme 4 8 6 5 7 3
where we have been asked to work with other
high school in helping them raise achievement. 9 4 6
5 7 3 9 2
Schools change as do the staff in them and I
have always believed that this is a positive thing. 3 6 2 8
I will look to see how Great Yarmouth High is
doing for many years to come. Can I offer my
very personal and heartfelt thanks to everyone 6 4 2 1
who has supported me - and the school - since
my arrival in January 2005 1 5 6 3
8 4 5
JIM NIXON Headteacher
5 9 6 1 4 7
If you want to know the answers to last issues quiz, then see Mr Fisher.
At the end of January we said goodbye to Miss Best who had been the L.R.C. Co-ordinator for
STARTING YEAR 7...
When I first heard that the current year 6 was
nine years. Miss Best has moved on to take up an exciting challenge and we wish her luck in going to be doing their year 7 at high school
her new venture. Shaun is still our senior Librarian and he is now joined by Taylor, Suham and it sounded really fun. Getting to make new
Naomi. friends was the best part about moving to a
new school. The first day of year 7 at high
February saw our display boards covered with Victorian Valentine’s cards and flowers as the school I was scared in case I was too small or
L.R.C. celebrated the anniversary of Saint Valentine. We have ordered a lot of new books in the if I got bullied by the older ones but it actually
past few weeks and the current display is advertising a few of our newest titles. I am sure we have went very well. I mostly enjoyed getting to
books to interest all levels of readers so why not come along and take a look at the latest editions meet all the teachers and new friends from
of Dr. Who, The X-Men, Star Wars, High School Musical, The Worst Witch and Magic Puppy? other schools.
Coming soon we have ‘You’ve seen the film now read the book’. This is a collection of books that I enjoy going to after school clubs such as
have recently been made into films. Special effects really make a film worth watching, but can Papa Chef and Swimming club. I also enjoy
even the most elaborate special effects compare with your imagination? Try reading the book and my weekly clarinet lesson. The high school is
see if you can picture effects that are grander than the ones Hollywood have spent millions of 100% better than my middle school was, as
dollars to create. Titles to watch out for include: The Pink Panther, this is the story of Pink Panther we didn’t have proper cooking, drama, art and
film starring Steve Martin, Bolt which is the book of Disney’s current blockbuster about a dog with music lessons there. The school dinners are
super powers, Inkheart the recent action adventure starring Brendan Fraser. Also we have some much better as well because at this school
classic book to film titles such as James Bond’s Quantum Of Solace and Tommorow Never there is wide selection of lovely hot and cold food, including a pasta bar. This school has a
Dies. Perhaps musicals are more your style? We have titles of books to musicals to suit all tastes. proper drama studio and correct equipment to allow good teaching on the instruments. We have
Why not read Dirty Dancing, Beauty And The Beast, Oliver or Billy Elliot? individual computers for use unlike middle school where we had to share with other pupils.
Our graphic novel collection is growing steadily with new titles regularly being added. In addition I heard about signing up to be a junior prefect and thought I would give this a go and put myself
to classic titles such as Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol, Frankenstein and Henry V we also up for a challenge and really enjoy helping out with my duties. Middle school only had one science
have X-Men, Halo, Batman Begins and Artemis Fowl. lab but there are lots more here with great experiments using such things as acids. So far I have
really enjoyed myself at High School and would recommend it more than Middle School.
At lunchtime students use the L.R.C. for independant learning to complete coursework and Keata Wilby 7YMB
homework. Students who have finished all their work have recently been enjoying our new
selection of educational games and jigsaws. These games are fun and interactive whilst still
being educational, promoting literacy and numeracy skills.
On Red Nose Day Mrs Paterson and Mr Jonas were busy taking photographs of students
wearing their red outfits under a red balloon arch. Photos were charged at 50p a copy and the
proceeds, over £75, will go to Comic Relief.
Mrs Smith The date of this years Prom is 12th June and Mrs Cooper is once again organising it.
Here are the rules for attending
Each student must have 85% + attendance to be allowed to attend.
100% ...................... Attendance- the ticket is FREE
95%-99.9% ............ Ticket is 1/2 price
85%-94.9% ............ Ticket is full price & allowed to attend
100% attenders will have their names in a hat and whoever is chosen will have their transport paid for by
the school - last year’s winner was Daniel Finnegan. Students cannot make arrangements with individual
members of staff to attend (ie. ‘if you attend 100% English’ then you can attend - ) every student must
attend school 85% + and be in their lessons. It really is worth making a huge effort to get a ticket: it is
always a memorable night!
p.s. Mrs Cooper is looking for members of staff to help get everything ready on the day as it is usually
a bit of a rush! Please contact her if you are available.
prizegiving | meet the faculty
This year the prizes were presented
by Alison Turnbull. Alison studied ‘O’
Levels and ‘A’ Levels at Great Yarmouth
Grammar school, and went on to read
Law at the University of Leicester before
qualifying as a solicitor. She now teaches
undergraduates and post graduates how
to be lawyers. Married to a barrister, she
has two daughters and is studying for a
Meet the Faculty
Mrs N. Snell Curriculum Leader, Teacher of
Drama and BTEC Perf. Arts
Miss K. Fisher Team Leader, Teacher of Music
Mrs M. Esherwood Teacher of Music
Miss C. West Instructor of Drama and LSA
This year’s school production of 2009 is going to
be ‘Back to the 80’s’ in full global, hyper colour!
Set in the USA, Back to the 80’s tells the story
of Ocean High School that graduated in the
1980’s, as remembered and seen through the
eyes of Corey Palmer and his friends. Including
exciting and toe tapping songs that will really
get the audience going. During the first week
of February, the production team successfully
auditioned a cast of 50, from budding year 7 Debbie Fox Chloe Woods Holidays. The rehearsals will then go ahead in
pupils to experienced year 11’s. It was a long Mel Easton Rachael McSweeney March, where the cast will be working hard to
process, having to audition around 160 pupils Kim Easton Paige Kelf achieve the shows’ impeccable standard! Of
in total! Miss S. Brannigan Hollie Goodwin course aided by the teachers who are also keen
The Boys! Chorus Girls
Corey Palmer Senior Louis Harman Natalie Smith Kyra Drake Also in March the current year 11 BTEC
Corey Palmer Junior Daniel Ross Shanice Williams Maddy Coker Performing Arts pupils will be performing their
Alf Bueller George Barnden Roxy Mason Heather Jerome end of year production of ‘Blood Brothers’. As
Kirk Keaton Felipe Gonzales Paige Horsley Courtney Clark part of their double GCSE, the 14 pupils will have
Michael Feldman Josh Clarke Miami Brown Leanne Tibble to perform a substantial and challenging play to
Billy Arnold Nathan Riches Antonia Culverhouse Kim Hardie an audience. The year 11 Drama pupils are now
Lionel Astley Jim Beales Danielle Downing Francesca Sewell coming to an end with their final coursework
Huey Jackson Jim Underwood Georgina Webster Carly Hughes unit of ‘Blood Brothers’, where as the year 10
Mr. Cocker Chris Demetriou Jenny-Freya Wilson Ashleigh Spooner are currently starting their new unit on ‘Of Mice
Fergal McFerrin Kevin Polkey Mandy Frost Danielle Poulson and Men’.
Michelle Hamisi Leah Wilby
Chorus Boys Chloe Kitchener Abbie Bunnwell Year 11 Music pupils are also working very hard
Ryan Chapman William Walls Robyn Adams India Loveland in their compositions and recording briefs, to
Brandon Kelf Rachel Brand ensure their efforts in sustaining Miss Fisher’s
90% GCSE results from last year’s pupils. In the
The Girls! The pupils will then have the opportunity to Performing Arts Department we offer a range of
Tiffany Houston Bonnie Moore watch a live version of ‘Back to the 80’s’ in different and exciting Extra Curricular Activities,
Cyndi Gibson Sammie Sweeney Cambridge on the 9th April. This will involve these include - Christmas Concert, Instrumental
Eileen Reagan Danielle Underwood Mrs. Snell and Miss Fisher and their crew, taking lessons, Gifted and Talented Drama Club, Choir,
Laura Wilde Naomi Robson the entire cast along to watch it in the Easter Drama and Keyboard Club.
battlefields | gifted and talented
Battlefields Maths Challenge
History Field Trip 2009 Four Gifted and Talented Year 10 students took part in the Norwich Maths
Challenge organised by the Further Mathematics Network. The event began
Students across the year groups enjoyed a at 4.30pm at CNS School Norwich on Wednesday 4th March 2009. The
fantastic three day history field trip to Belgium questions and tasks were challenging but our team were leading after the first
- Ypres this Easter. The purpose of the trip round, they were eventually beaten into a very respectable third place, out
was to experience the impact that World War of twelve, by Hethersett High (1st) and Sir John Leman (2nd). The teams we
One had on so many lives across so many defeated included Norwich School, Thetford Grammar, Wymondham High
different nationalities. Students learnt a variety and CNS!
of aspects relating to World War One which
included a startling comparison between the Congratulations
German and British Soldiers in life and death to Stacey Cole,
at war. Students also gained an insight into Taman-Tyler
how the Flemish people of Belgium coped with Grafton, William
war. Despite Belgium remaining neutral during Walls and
WW1 their country was devastated, and it is Alice Wright
for these reasons and many more that students on an excellent
gained a deep sense of recognition and purpose achievement.
of remembrance during the trip. It you are
interested in taking part in next year’s history By Mr Lever
field trip please see Miss Mason - WARNING
places are limited!
King George V of England stated in 1922:
We truly say that the whole circuit of the earth
is griddled with the graves of our dead. In the
course of my pilgrimage, I have many times
asked myself whether there can be more potent
advocates of peace on earth through the years
Mrs Shailer organised for a Recyclable Artist - Chris Jackson to run a workshop at
to come, than this massed multitude of silent
school for year nine students involved in the Junk Art project that is being run by
witnesses to the desolation of war. King George
the Art department in the spring-summer term. Mr Jackson encouraged students
V, Tyne Cot Cemetery 11th May 1922
to collect and use recyclable materials - which is a topic of much discussion
and in the public eye at this moment in time. Students had a fantastic time and
What have I learnt?
produced a very large piece of work that will be displayed in the school.
The true impact of War can never truly be
examined in the classroom alone. Remembrance The students involved were: from left to right Sam Durling, Taylor Smith, Hajra
is not just a community event but a world wide Aamer, Kelly Brandon, Ruta Vasilevska, Leah Wilby, Jasmine Jones, Abbie
event that I am sure will continue for many, many Bunnewell and Roger Martinyk.
years to come.
By Miss Mason
This workshop was open to Year 7, 8 and 9 from all High
schools in the area. It was to enable pupils the opportunity
to create art using alternative materials. All were involved
in designing and creating a print that would be included
within their final image. Some had never used this media
and found it challenging. Pupils also burnt into tissue
paper using incense sticks to create patterns and explore
overlapping colours. They used hot glue to embellish
areas and investigated using embroidery threads in an
exciting manner. The workshop ended with all the pupils
having created an exciting and unusual piece of work.
I would like to thank all the pupils who took part and
congratulate them on their wonderful pieces; they were all
so creative and unique. WELL DONE!
Blackfriars Student Achievements
Form groups in year 7, 9, 10 and 11
were asked to write about their best
achievements this year both inside
Achievements by 9YAM
Curtis learned to ski and went on
the school trip. Kyle has moved
Student Experiences and outside of school. Here are a up to level 7 in Maths. Jack has
selection... improved his attendance. Sam has
High School is good because we have nice food and can made models in the art workshop.
choose what we eat. Anon 7GO “I have improved my behaviour and Charmaine has gone up a level in
been good in lessons. I haven’t got literacy. Rachel’s art work has been
I have raised money for red nose day by doing the conga any detentions and done all my in a magazine
and we raised over £200. Melissa 7GO work since Christmas. My effort
Rewards Assembly I have got better at English as the school has helped me
grade has been better and I have
got better marks. I have got higher
Year 8 students view on
GYHS from 8YTF
December 2008 out. William 7MB results in the tests and I have been This year I was particularly proud
Students were awarded trophies and medals for concentrating on my work!” Kojin when I changed my behaviour
excellent attendance / punctuality and excellent effort. I have had the bravery to put my hand up in class. Mahmud 9YMD around and stopped getting sent
Congratulations to all those students. Courtney 7MB I have to say that I have seen a out of lessons. Katie Lloyd 8YTF
marked improvement in Kojin’s
100% ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY High school is lush! I have learned a lot and made loads of focus in form – maturity kicking in At GYHS I have enjoyed meeting
YR.7 friends. Anon 7MB for sure! new people and some of the
Lewis Comerford Daria Dlugosz subjects that I do. I am proud of
Hannah Duffield Ellie Symonds High school has changed my life with my behaviour Josh “As I am part of Gifted and Talented, being a GYHS student because
Kraymar Colby 7MB me and three friends entered the the teachers that I have make me
YR.8 WHAM Project where you think of feel comfortable and make me
Ricardo Caldas Tracey Clark I am proud of completing most of my coursework and an idea to help the community. Our confident when I do my work.
Kieran Doggett-Sykes Chrissy Brand being a good prefect. I have also become more confident, idea was to start up an after school GYHS is a good school to be in.
Chloe Payne Karolina Puchalskyte getting a B in my food technology practical! I have also Youth Club called The Healthy Shannon Whitmore 8TF
YR.9 been doing well in my singing lessons after school, not Gizmos at our old Middle School.
Sam Durling Kirsty Deerin forgetting any of the songs I have learnt so far. Jayne The school, Greenacre First let I’m happy in this school because
Christian Wust Brennan 11PF us run it there and many children in this school we have good tech,
YR.10 attended and liked the idea of it. We swimming and fitness activities. We
Tash Cupidon Michael Dyball I am proud to have become a young ambassador for the did not win the WHAM Project and have great food and generally good
YR.11 Great Yarmouth Lyons. I have also achieved an A in IT, and also stopped the Club but many meals. I don’t really like uniform but I
Daniel Gourley Russell Marriott a further 5 C’s in my mocks. I am also proud that I have children come up to us in the streets am really happy that I won a trophy.
Georgina Webster been organised and completed most of my course work. and ask when will it be starting up Karolina Puchalskyte 8TF
Melissa Wilson 11PF again so we are thinking of setting
OUTSTANDING EFFORT 3rd PLACE it up again. My effort grade is My best achievement since starting
YR.7 Melissa Wright YR.8 Ricardo Caldas I am proud of completing all of my childcare coursework on suitable as it is between 3 and 4 and GYHS is learning French. At middle
YR.9 Leah Wilby YR.10 Brandon Tennant time and without many problems! I am also proud of nearly my aim is to improve it steadily”. school we learnt French but only
YR.11 Gina Comerford finishing my technology coursework. I have done this by Chris Gibb 9YMD the basics, now I understand full
working every other night and staying behind for extra The boys (Chris, David De’ath and sentences. Demi Joy 8YSP
OUTSTANDING EFFORT 2nd PLACE classes. Finally I am proud that I have already achieved a B Chris’s younger brother in Year 7)
YR.7 Alhambra Sanchez YR.8 Khairia Almadfai in ICT which was my target grade. Jodie Cross 11PF did very well and got to the Regional My best achievement since coming
YR.9 Sam Durling YR.10 Jade Rosson Finals. It is good to hear they are to GYHS is making the inter-team
YR.11 Georgina Webster I have achieved high rank librarian in Great Yarmouth High thinking of starting it up again. football team. Our team, Blackfriars
School. In my position as head librarian, I am proud to Chris’s focus has declined in the last won and I am not too bad at football.
OUTSTANDING EFFORT 1st PLACE support the library day by day. Shaun 11PF term. He needs to not get distracted In the YR 8 cross country I came
YR.7 Jessica Mason YR.8 Christina Bithas by others. 9th. Jake Head 8YSP
YR.9 Ashleigh Spooner YR.10 Lucie Miller
YR.11 Louise Temple “My best achievement outside of I’ve been at GYHS for 7 months and
school was when I got a merit in my I’ve achieved many things. My best
Grade 1 keyboard exam. It helped at achievement here has been going
Form Focus Kayleigh Martin Recently travelled to London to participate
in a dance exhibition called ‘Move It’ where she took part
in dance classes.
school because we have keyboard
lessons so that helped build my
up in maths from a level 5.3 to a
level 5.6 and I hope I can do better.
confidence as I was worried. I think Shannon Ward 8YSP
This editions form focus is Mr Smiths year 11 form. We
my effort grades have improved
asked them, what do you do out of school and in school Vincent Pontin When Vincent isn’t attending Science
because now, when I am stuck I put 7YGO Achievements
that keeps you busy, enables you make friends, socialise revision he attends Badminton club and also uses the
my hand up so I understand things I did a test in English and I was very
and helps you relax. Here are some of their responses: school gym.
more.” Leah Wilby 9YMD proud because I put in a good effort.
Leah has just blossomed since In a PE lesson I have been playing
Todd Davidson I play badminton every Monday after Jason Hall I spend time at the local Skate Park and also
joining 9YMD and is a fabulous football and my team won. Tiago
school and football at the weekends to keep fit. enjoy BMX biking, Badminton, art and tennis and laying
member of our form. Custodio 7YGO
Aaron Bell Takes part in a Karate class and uses the
“I am pleased that in Maths I finally I have achieved in my school work
school gym to maintain fitness. Katie Chilvers I have been busy representing the school in
understand Trigonometry! Outside by doing well in maths and doing
a number of Badminton fixtures recently.
of school I am pleased that I will my music homework. Out of school I
Janine Hume Has been taking advantage of the many
be a Black Belt soon! I think my have been kind to my sister and done
trips run my the English department to the various plays Tatiana Rodrigues Inside school I go to singing club and
effort grade is 4 - this is because all my homework Anna Lyle 7YGO
that they are studying ready for their exams including Blood swimming club. Outside of school I work on song writing
I work hard but there is room for
Brothers, Of Mice and Men and An Inspector Calls. and creating music using an editing programme.
improvement.” Christian Wust
Christian is a very good pupil and
always produces his best work
during Form time, whether it is a
written or oral contribution.
Lots of students in each year group were awarded in On behalf of Mr. Betts, Mr. Martin and all the Britannia form
assembly for their outstanding effort levels. Students tutors we would like to say congratulations to everyone who
received a medal and or trophy for their efforts. For those achieved a reward over the last two terms. However with
students who didn’t win an award this time the challenge another celebration assembly in the summer we hope all
has been set as the next awards will be for the most pupils will be working hard to try and finish towards the top of
improved effort levels in their year group and team. the effort league table next time around. Good luck and keep
Congratulations to all those who received an award!
Have a fiver!
Congratulations to Mina Wilson, Ashley Cooper and Peter
Elliott who each won the £5 reward for 100% attendance
over the last three weeks. Keep up the good work.
Who’s that bear?
Yes team we can proudly announce that the fastest
bear in the east over 500m on a rower is our very own
Mr Andrews. He discovered this hidden talent at the
Partnership games event where two other Wellington
team members showed off their rowing talent: Martyn
Greenwood who won the event in his age group and
From your Team Leader
skills, you must also be willing to accept new
suggestions and ideas from the Deputy Team
Captain and your fellow Prefects.
Being a Team Captain requires being a Team Captains organise and host Team meetings
responsible and mature person. You have to for the Tolhouse Prefects and must remind other
As your acting Team Leader for Tolhouse I would like to say a massive
have respect for teachers and students alike, Prefects about these meetings because they are
thank you to all the students and staff of Tolhouse. Your support has
also for your fellow prefects. I wanted to become very important,as we talk about subjects such
been over-whelming and I know you have all worked extremely hard. You
Congratulations to Cameron Moreton (Yr 8) a Team Captain I wanted to further my leadership as lunchtime rotas and upcoming events. These
have one more term to go, really show us now what you are capable of
who has just received a gold rookie ‘life savers’ skills; I also believed becoming a Team Captain meetings often take place at lunchtimes, so the
achieving and end on a term of total success. Remember your attendance
certificate - well done would help me mature further. It also means Team Captain must be willing to give up social
plays a major part in your success at school.
that you have to be a role model for your team time throughout the year. Another task you
Congratulations to Connor Robinson who and the whole school, as you are the person are asked to complete is after school activities
Well done Harry Webb received £10 for 100% attendance and Calum the younger years look to for help, support and such as parents evenings and open evenings.
Bromley for receiving £5 guidance. Throughout these evenings you must organise
Harry (a newly appointed prefect) prepared your prefects so they are able to direct visitors
and delivered an assembly to both year 7s During my time as Team Captain I have had to around the school.
and year 8s on different aspects of bullying.
Harry’s assembly proved a great success
Experiences complete a number of tasks such as - Speaking
to an audience, creating Prefect duty rotas, Every month a meeting takes place with all the
following a great deal of organization and When I was first moving up to high school I was assemblies and reminding Tolhouse prefects of Team Captains and their deputies, also with
research on his part (great qualities for a really worried and that I would miss my friends their duties. After School events such as being a Mrs Galloway. These meetings are similar to
prefect to have). Thank you Harry for all from middle school. Now I feel great and really Team Captain means working closely with your the ordinary ones but are more important and
your hard work. happy. School life is really good and the lessons Deputy Team Captain because it is exteremely you must prepare ideas and suggestions for
are cool Yr 7 stressful to complete these tasks alone. So this the school, for example, end of year rewards.
means you need a strong sense of co-operation Shanice Williams YR.11
I felt really scared when I came up to high school.
Now I feel really happy Yr 7
When I started Great Yarmouth High school I
thought I wouldn’t like it but I love it - it is so cool Rewards Assembly
1st term awards 2nd term awards
High school has great facilities Yr 8
3rd PLACE 1st PLACE
The transition day was very helpful. All the teachers
YR.7 Erika Boulton YR.7 Carly Hughes
are really nice when I got lost some teachers
YR.8 Lauren Farmer YR.8 Michael Wells
helped me find my way around Yr 8
YR.9 Lisa Clark YR.9 Hajra Aamer
YR.10 Natasha Gamble YR.10 Alice Wright
The transition day helped me to settle into high
YR.11 Shanice Williams YR.11 Joise French
school. If it hadn’t been for that first day I would
not have known who my class mates were. Mrs
2nd PLACE 2nd PLACE
Wyatt helped me by telling me what I needed for
YR.7 Carly Hughes YR.7 Tara Bodie
school and of course the school rules Yr 8
YR.8 Hannah Grimmer YR.8 Lauren Farmer
YR.9 Ellis Smith YR.9 Ellis Smith
I think the lessons are really entertaining and there
YR.10 Laura Gibbs YR.10 Sam Martin
is always something to do. I feel like an older
YR.11 Natalie Smith YR.11 Natalie Smith
person now since I started GYHS, I feel more
grown up and more mature Yr 8
1st PLACE 3rd PLACE Most improved effort awards
YR.7 Tara Brodie YR.7 Ashton Thorpe YR.7 James Dingwall
High school is much better than I expected
YR.8 Bethany Bird YR.8 Hannah Grimmer YR.8 Emma Mills
because it has teachers of the highest quality.
Comic Reliefers There are excellent sport facilities Yr 8
Tolhouse students across the year groups enjoyed a successful red YR.11 Josie French YR.11 Shanice Williams YR.11 Angela Louro
I love this school but I was really scared when I
nose day helping raise money for charity. You all looked great!. came up but really comfortable now. My lessons
are really fun Yr 7
Britannia Well done to Britannia’s Danny Burgess who, in partnership
with Brandan Tennant took part in a sponsored swim to raise
money for comic relief. Danny managed to swim non-stop
all lunch time and cover a distant of 1000 metres. A great
* Samantha Brader, Bethany Chapman, Demi Hatahet,
YR.7 Leah Docker
YR.8 Shamoli Begum (not pictured)
YR.9 Taylor Smith
effort and the pair managed to raise over £100. * Abbie Bunnewell, Betsie Gadsdon YR.10 Emily Ball
Year 10 YR.11 Nair Martins (not pictured)
Congratulations to the following pupils who have been * Emily Ball, Saul Smith
selected for the Disney Land Paris trip as reward for their Year 11 A special mention must go to Taylor Smith (far left) who
outstanding effort, attendance, punctuality and behaviour * Kazveen Aamer, Ryan Chapman achieved the best average effort level in the team for the
throughout the year: autumn term of 4.28 - an excellent effort, well done. Our top
Ryan Chapman YR.11 Kazveen Aamer YR.11 The prizes for perfect attendance and punctuality over the effort levels for the spring term were:
Nair Martins YR.11 Saul Smith YR.10 Spring term went to: 3rd Place
Abbie Bunnewell YR.9 Betsie Gadsdon YR.9 YR.7 YR.7 Natasha Lucas YR.8 Alison Hoar
Bethany Chapman YR.8 Cameron Gill YR.8 Courtney Clark, Liane Grylls, Irina Martins YR.9 Ellie Baldwin YR.10 Bradley Veitch
Demi Hatahet YR.8 Irina Martins YR.7 YR.8 YR.11 Nair Martins
Liane Grylls YR.7 Guy Humphrey, Keelan Pywell, Bethany Chapman, Cameron 2nd Place
Gill, Demi Hatahet YR.7 Leah Docker YR.8 Keelan Pywell
Effort and attendance Rewards YR.9 YR.9 Charlotte Thurnell YR.10 Emily Ball
The new end of term rewards assemblies enable the team James Russell, Scott Walker, Betsie Gadsdon, Libby Gates YR.11 Roxanne Mason (not pictured)
to celebrate the outstanding effort and attendance of the YR.10 1st Place
Britannia pupils. Attending school every day and on time is Daniel Brown, Saul Smith YR.7 Irina Martins YR.8 Bethany Chapman
* fundamental if pupils are to achieve their potential. Therefore YR.11 YR.9 Taylor Smith
YR.11 Kazveen Aamer
YR.10 Taman-Tyler Grafton
the prizes for perfect attendance and punctuality over the Kazveen Aamer, Nair Martins, Ryan Chapman, Tim Harris,
autumn term went to: Roxanne Mason
A special mention to Kazveen Aamer (centre) who achieved
the teams best average effort score this term of 4.55 - well
* Leah Ross, Daniel Beck, Stephanie Bradford, Rachel After collating the effort grades from all the pupils short
Brand, Irina Martins reports, we have given everyone in the team an average
effort level. All pupils are capable of working hard in lessons
The students who had the most improved effort levels over
and this is essential if they are to progress. The top effort
the two terms were:
levels in the team for the Autumn term were as follows:
YR.7 Jodie Lambert YR.8 Keelan Pywell
YR.9 Matthew Secker YR.10 Bonnie Moore
YR.7 Bethany Webster
YR.11 Fiona Walls (not pictured)
YR.8 Demi Hatahet/Sam Smith
YR.9 C Thurnell/A Bunnewell Congratulations to Keelan and Kelly Pywell from year 8 for their
YR.10 Ricky Barnard outstanding cross-country performances this year. Keelan and
YR.11 Roxanne Mason (not pictured) Kelly both won their respective races in the inter-team races
this year whilst in the inter-school league Keelan came second
2nd Place and Kelly third. Both pupils then represented the school at
YR.7 Irina Martins the Great Yarmouth Championships, both coming second
YR.8 Bethany Chapman and qualifying for the Norfolk Championships. Up against the
YR.9 Betsie Gadsdon best runners in Norfolk Keelan came 8th and Kelly 15th - a
YR.10 Taman-Tyler Grafton brilliant performance from both! Keelan now also qualifies to
YR.11 Kazveen Aamer (not pictured) represent Norfolk in the East Anglian Championships.
On a freezing night in January a party of GYHS support
staff braved the weather to attend a performance of
The 1st East Project with 8 year 9 pupils to London
Cinderella at the Hippodrome, by the Gorleston Theatre
and the Greenwich University
Company. It turned out to be well worth it, as we all
joined in with the traditional ‘boos’ and ‘he’s behind you’.
It was a really enjoyable evening, made all the more so
by the familiar faces in the show of GYHS student India
Loveland, Mrs Loveland who is an exam invigilator at the
school and three ex students, Steven Docker, Francesca
Browne and Nicole Palmer. Really good fun.
Since leaving Great Yarmouth High School in 2007
with A*A* in Performing arts I have gone on to Great
Yarmouth College to continue with this course at a
higher level. There I study drama, music and dance
and I am enjoying every second of it.
A Vision of the future
Students from the area’s schools and colleges were 1st East chief executive Philip Watkins said their
given the chance to present their own visions of the input was important as they would be reaping
Last year I performed my first show with the
future to planners who are shaping the regeneration the benefits of the 10 to 15 - year plans. Seafront
college ‘Disco Inferno’ in June at the Hippodrome.
of waterfront areas in both ports. Ideas included a domes were the brainchild of Yarmouth High School
I only got the chance to perform in the chorus for
series of domes on the resort’s seafront, housing a students.
this show as only the 2nd years get the chance to
water park, sports centre and music arena.
have the leads, but for me it was hard work but
a lot of fun as there were a lot of dance numbers
In a project organised by Enterprise GY and 1st
which meant I was near enough on stage for all
East - the waterfront regeneration company working
to transform derelict sites in both towns - the
youngsters were encouraged to develop their own
This year our summer musical is Area 51. As I
ideas for the future, mentored by post-graduate
am now in 2nd year I got the chance to audition
students from Greenwich University.
for a lead role and luckily I got the part of Scotty
Maclean, a very brainy guy who is kind of a nerd.
At Yarmouth Town Hall they presented their ideas to
I honestly don’t know why I got this part... Ok well
the 1st East board. EnterpriseGY spokesman John
maybe I do! This will be my last college production
Armstrong said students had tackled the problems
as I leave this year, so get your tickets now as
with the freshness of youth.
they are on sale. This will be performed at the
Hippodrome on the 18th 19th and 20th of June
More recently I performed with the Gorleston
Theatre Company in Cinderella and I played
Buttons. I didn’t actually audition to be in the
show! I was asked by the director of the show to
step in 3 weeks before the show was to go on
as the previous guy who was supposed to play
Buttons dropped out. This I think was my biggest
ever challenge as I had songs routines and script
to learn in 3 weeks! It took hours some nights at
home with me sitting in my room with the script just
going over the lines again and again and as for the
rehearsals I didn’t hardly know anyone there but
I’m not shy so I got stuck in and met some really
The year of the
nice people. After 3 weeks of hard work it was time
for the show and I was so excited but nervous at
the same time as I was still trying to remember
the counts for the opening number in my head! I
think I was more nervous of the fact of that I had
only been in this production 3 weeks but I didn’t
let that affect my performances. The support from Our ‘Girls’ comprise of 2 Buff Orpingtons (the rusty ones) and 2
the audience over the 6 shows was also amazing! Marans (the speckled ones). They have a daily diet of mixed corn, A small group of Year 8 students taking part in an
They joined in with the songs, the ‘He’s behind layers pellets, boiled vegetable peelings and during the winter Enterprise event at Flegg High School. Having gone
you!’ lines and also gave the cast the motivation several handfuls of grass. In the summer I can regularly be seen through to the final selection they are now waiting to
to do it all again. ‘herding’ them back into their run after they have spent the day hear whether they have made the final 6 schools for
wrecking the garden whilst scratching about for bugs and taking Norfolk.
Overall Cinderella has become one of my favourite dust baths in my flower beds! In return they provide us with lovely WATCH THIS SPACE!
shows I have performed in because it was a big fresh eggs and can each lay up to 5 a week - with the arrival of
challenge for me to step in at the time I did and each one announced to the neighbourhood. They are very tame
manage to pull it off and its things like this that and if you sit down long enough one will soon be sitting on your
make me love what I do. I enjoyed all the shows lap or trying to eat off your plate!
and will miss the people I got to work with. Mrs Parsons
But more importantly I am grateful I was given
the chance to take over and perform the role
of Buttons. I would also like to thank everyone All my chickens have names as follows: Captain Mainwaring - top
who gave me their support during Cinderella as of the pecking order, Corporal Jones, Wilson, Sussex, BlueBell,
well as some of the comments I received on my Frenchie
performance after the show. To all those who came
to see the show I hope you all enjoyed it and will go My chickens love sand baths and it is a bit like the rugby club
see next years show. baths after a game when they decide to have one. The funniest
time is dusting for red mite when each chicken has to be turned
Once I have left Great Yarmouth College in June I upside down and powdered liberally. This usually means me and
am hoping to take a BA Honours Degree in acting the wife as well! The best for us is going out to feed the chickens
at either a University or drama school within the collect the eggs and then sit down and have a couple of really
next year. I know what I want out of my future fresh boiled eggs with brown bread - can’t beat it.
and if it wasn’t for some of the teachers at Great Dr Smith
Yarmouth High School then I would never even of
thought that what I have achieved was possible. It
will take a lot of hard work to get to where I want New chicks on the block are Mrs Croft’s 3 girls Edith, Henrietta
to be and I can assure you it won’t be easy, but and Matilda, pictured in their state of the art ark. And as we
I believe that if I push myself I will go as far as I go to print the latest news is that Edith has laid her first egg.
want to go. Congratulations!
young enterprise | thankyou | carol service | silence
YOUNG ENTERPRISE A BIG Thankyou
Xmas Fayre December 2008 Skills For Life October 2008
Students in the Young Enterprise team sold Christmas gifts It’s amazing what you can make with a toilet roll!
on the day, and made bracelets and key rings made to order Year 11 students taking an active part in the day
GY Careers Fayre October 2008
Students trying out various course options being offered by local training providers and employers
Enterprise & Work Related Learning help stop the trend.
Since joining in September a number of challenging and enjoyable
activities have taken place. • Boat Building • Binge Drink Campaign
• Dragons Den • Marks & Spencers Xmas Window
October • 1st East Project • Young Entrepreneurs Launch If you have never been to the Great Yarmouth High School Annual
Year 11 students had the opportunity to meet employers and training Watch this space there will still be more to come soon! Carol Service, you have missed a treat. The congregation sang carols
providers at the Kings Centre at the Great Yarmouth Careers Fair. It with enthusiasm and the choir gave wonderful renditions of Christmas
gave all of the students the chance to find out about Apprenticeships, Student feedback... songs. Mrs Esherwood and Miss Fisher played a haunting version of
course options and career opportunities locally. Students also had the ‘We had a fantastic day’ O Holy Night on the clarinet and keyboard.
opportunity to try out a number of activities, some chose to have their ‘I enjoyed the chance to take part in all activities’
nails painted by the beauty therapy students from Great Yarmouth ‘The dragons den was well scary’ Students sang solos and played a variety of musical instruments and
College, whilst others tried to stop the ‘baby’ doll from crying provided ‘We should do things like this more often’ the BTEC Performing Arts Group entertained us with a very funny
by the child development team. version Of Cinderella, some Christmas Facts and a Christmas Rap. 5
December students recited the traditional Christmas Readings from the Bible. A
Student feedback... Move on Up event at UEA Norwich, students were giving the opportunity wonderful start to the Christmas festivities.
‘I didn’t realise you could do an apprenticeship and earn good money to have a tour of the University and find out from existing graduates Mrs Paterson
as well’ about different courses, living in halls of residence and what life was like
‘It was a really good morning I wish we had been able to attend as a student at University.
something like this before.’
‘I now know what I need to be a plumber which is great’ Student feedback...
‘It’s really expensive to come to University’
A small group of Year 11 lads with a keen interest in the construction ‘I never thought I was smart enough to come to University until today’
industry attended the careers event at the Norfolk Showground. They ‘It’s so big!’
made such a good impression on a number of the employers at the ‘WOW’
event that they have offered to help the school with its Employer ‘Lunch was good, so was the tour around the halls of residence’
Engagement Mentoring Programme in school.
‘It was good to talk to so many people in one place, and they had lots
‘I was able to pick up lots of information on being an Engineer, I’m
looking forward to working with Jason from Millard Consulting who is
coming in to work with us.’
on the day
The Year 10 Performing Arts group were given an opportunity to visit the
John Innes Centre in Norwich for the UEA performing arts conference.
Students were given the chance to watch a display of Capoeira, as well
as find out about costume design and how to become a top dancer. Young Entrepreneurs
Enterprise for Skills Launch March 2009
All year 11 students took part in the activities at the Novus Centre
in Yarmouth across 4 days provided by Great Yarmouth Enterprise.
They were set tasks across the day helping them develop key skills in Leah Docker & Alhambra Sanchez
teamwork, planning and organising, communication, decision making, Do you think you could go silent for a whole day?
presentation skills and innovation and creativity. The students had to Myself A.K.A Leah Docker and best friend Alhambra
come up with a theme for a prom and promote and sell their idea to the Sanchez did just that, and for the whole of the school
other students in the room. This involved a number of them dressing up day, that’s six lessons as well as break and lunch
in outfits they had created with rolls of toilet paper. time!
Big Ideas Conference We thought of the idea ourselves and did it to raise
The launch of the Big Ideas conference in November at Yarmouth Race money for Comic Relief. A whole day was a challenge
course has provided lots more opportunities for Yarmouth students to but also good fun and at the end of it we managed
participate in various Enterprise activities. Students had the chance to raise a whopping £6.75 with help and support from
to take part in a number of workshops on the day from designing a our friends, teachers and our head master Mr Nixon
new landmark for Great Yarmouth with the help of Peter Jay from the (some people would pay anything to keep us quiet!!).
Circus, pitching a business idea to a panel of business people offering We are now starting to think about next year and what
‘real money’ to the winners to thinking about the Binge Drink problem fun activities we could do to raise money but you’ll
amongst teenagers and asking students to come with a campaign to just have to wait and see.
new staff | babies | h.o.y. | farewells | past students | kenya
H.O.Y New Staff
I joined GYHS in January as a Learning Support Assistant
after moving to Great Yarmouth six months ago from
Southend on Sea, Essex. I previously worked at another High
School as an LSA for five years, where I supported students
in various subjects and taught basic maths, reading, spelling
and handwriting skills. I have also worked as a Nursery
Nurse, Care Assistant and voluntary work at a Youth Club
for Young Carers. In my spare time I like to spend time with
friends and family. I also enjoy listening to music, cycling and
Mel and I are both ex GYHS students. I left in
Mr Dos Santos September 08 and Mel left in September 07.
Hi everybody! I’m Mr Dos Santos and I teach Science at
We are both attending Great Yarmouth College,
GYHS. I’m originally from Brazil and I also lived for many
studying BND in Health & Social Care. Due
years in Portugal, the place where I did my university degree:
to good GCSE grades we should be able to
Marine Biology and Biotechnology. My passion is Science,
complete this course in two years.
Arts, Food and Holidays!! I started to teach at GYHS a few
months ago (last November) and I have already settled in:
staff members are friendly and work well as a team, and
Danielle and I are back at GYHS on Work
pupils are diverse and unique, offering something new and
Placement as part of the course. This is to show
us the skills used by the Teachers, Teaching
Assistants and to see how the pupils learn. During
our time here we have worked along side an
amazing team and have been able to help the
Mr Marsh pupils and learn new skills in communication and
Hi, I am the Resources Technician and I joined the school in behaviour. We would both like to thank Great
Key to picture: Emma, Ana, Jonathan, March. My previous job was working as a facilities technician Yarmouth High for having us back and for helping
Natasha, Hannah, Jane, Elliot in a large local insurance company (I won’t say who but us learn and develop the skills to be successful
they’re currently running a £9 million rebranding campaign). I on this course and in life. Our time here has been
This is H.O.Y (History of Yarmouth), Street Theatre Group. This am married with two school age children so my chief hobby really useful and we wish all the students well in
group was funded by the National Lottery which allowed us to is being a 24hr on call taxi service for them. When time all they do.
teach Great Yarmouth Community a brief history of Yarmouth. permits I like to read books on modern history and ride my Melanie Poulson
The group was formed by Penny Clark, a youth worker. 25 year old Honda motorcycle but seem to spend an equal
Ana Silva amount of time fixing it. Hopefully I will be able to travel to
work on it this summer (but only when there’s no rain and the
temperature is above 200C!).
Babies Mr Plume
I joined Great Yarmouth High School in January as Head of
Maths and have really enjoyed it so far. Before coming here
I taught over the border in Suffolk and I much prefer being Six students from Year 10 and 11 have been
back in Norfolk. Before I became a teacher I worked in sales selected to join five other schools in a trip to
and management at a variety of companies in East Anglia Kenya to celebrate the relationship between GYHS
but it wasn’t anywhere near as much fun as being a teacher and Starehe Boys School and the school’s 50th
is. Outside of school my hobby/business has led to me birthday celebration. This will be hosted by the
appearing on various TV and Radio programmes including President of Kenya. During the trip the students
Best of Friends. I am currently working with a Production will carry out some charity work painting a school
Company and the BBC to get a commission for my own TV building and working with the Starehe students. At
series (but only if we can fit filming into the school holidays). the end of their stay they will be visiting the Masai
Mara Game Reserve which will be an amazing
I am pleased to join GYHS after recently completing a
Generous funding has come forward from the
Degree in Stage Management and Technical Theatre in Hull.
Mason Trust whose aim is to inspire local young
After working at Norwich Theatre Royal I have decided to
people with the confidence to try new things,
pursue a career as an LSA, hopefully concentrating within the
Lucy Marie Forwood born 31/07/2008 discover new skills and embrace new experiences.
Performing Arts Department, as well as providing technical
In addition to this, for the students to reach their
assistance on the end of year show. Out of school I enjoy
destination, a total sum of £3,900 needs to be
motor racing at Snetterton and Brands Hatch and attend
raised by the end of June. So far, raffles for
various events at Santa Pod Drag Strip. I also enjoy shopping
Mother’s Day Chocolates and Easter Eggs have
and swimming. I always enjoy a challenge and like to have
accrued the students a sum of £200. Mrs Cooper
fun and enjoy life to the full.
also held a sponsored PJ Day in school. Staff and
pupils were invited to sponsor her to ‘wear or not
to wear’ her PJs
I joined GYHS in January as a learning support worker. Before Forthcoming events include a non-uniform day (we
I came here I was a stay at home mum and a carer for an all love those!), a Company sponsorship raffle and
elderly relative. So far I have to say I’m enjoying myself more a sponsored swim by Mrs Hunt. We are inviting
being here than at home. Always something new everyday local companies to buy a raffle ticket for £30 with
and I’m finally learning algebra! I have been married for 16 the winner being the main logo on T-shirts that the
years and I have 2 teenage daughters. I have a weakness for students will wear for future fundraising events
Isla Rose Gowing at 10 weeks. clothes shopping especially shoes! My husband says I can and during the trip. The t-shirts are the idea of
Born 21/12/2008 smell a sale 5 miles away! In my spare time I enjoy watching the students and have invited Sam Harrons, an
old Hollywood movies, listening to music as long as its not ex-GYHS pupil and current Media student at GYC,
pop! and reading any of the 500+ books I have in my home! to design the t-shirts as part of his exclusive Shhh!
Hope to get to know more of you soon. Designwear. All companies that support the raffle
will have their names on the t-shirts and an article
in the local press will be released thanking them for
Wendy Long the much-needed support.
I joined pupil services at Great Yarmouth High School in
During last term and at Easter we said goodbye January this year, and already feel settled here. Both the
In addition, Mrs Hunt has kindly offered to swim
to several staff. Miss Best, who has been LRC staff and the pupils have made me feel very welcome, and
for 2 hours Monday 27th April so if you haven’t
co-ordinator for 9 years left to start her own I am enjoying the daily challenges presented to me. This is
sponsored her already you can find her in the
business, a long held dream. my first time working in a school, and I am finding working
Pastoral Office. She’ll be glad of your support!
with children very rewarding. Before I started working here, I
Mrs Rushbrook, exams officer, has moved to spent 8 years working through various departments within
The students are prepared to work hard to achieve
another school. Mr Martin, IT teacher and Mr NatWest Bank, and ended up as a Customer Advisor at the
their goal and develop their leadership skills along
John, Assistant Head, also left at Easter. Mr John local branch when I relocated to Great Yarmouth from Kent
the way. If you are interested in helping, please
takes up the post of Deputy Head in a school in in 2006. I have two daughters, Callie 4 and Rhianna 2, and
contact Mrs Davies, Fairplay Co-Ordinator at
London. we are all enjoying the change in lifestyle.
A group of 30 students and adults embarked on a
week long skiing adventure to the mountain range of
BadKleinkirchheim in Austria over February half term.
A fantastic time was had by all!! Most of the group were
beginner skiers and had never put on a pair of skis before
but after some vigorous preparation at the dry ski slope in
Trowse during November the group left for Austria itching
to get on the slopes. Both pupils and staff progressed
really well during the week, skiing a wide variety of
different slopes from the basic blue runs to the very
difficult black runs! Of course there were a few humorous
tumbles along the way but all of the group were quick to
dust themselves down and ski on and they all got their
just rewards for their perseverance and hard work.
We stayed in the picturesque village of Millstatt a 20
minute drive from the mountains. The hotel was very
welcoming and had fantastic views of the mountains and
lakes with excellent facilities including its own pool and
steam room. The snow was perfect all week as was the
weather - blue skies for most of the week which made for
pleasant skiing conditions and ensured everyone arrived
back to Yarmouth with a nice healthy glow! The action
didn’t just stop at the skiing. The evening activities made
for some great socialising between friends and ranged
from just chilling out in the hotel to bowling (Austrian
Style!), disco, swimming and my personal favourite the
The atmosphere on the trip will be one of the fondest
memories. The way the staff, pupils, ski guides and bus
drivers all bonded ensured the trip was fun and enjoyable
from start to finish. All the pupils were a credit to
themselves and the school and I know all the staff would
like the opportunity to get ‘on the slopes’ with them again
sometime in the future.
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Enterprise photos supplied by Archant | Prizegiving photos supplied by Barkers
Arranged a sponsored swim for half an hour for comic relief
Danny swam 1000m Brandon swam 1500m
Together they raised £100
Great Yarmouth Schools Regional Cross Country,
Cross Country East Norfolk Team
Robbie Sweeney Y7 1st Robbie Sweeney Y7 2nd
Josie French Y11 1st Keelan Pywell Y8 8th
Kelly Pywell Y8 2nd Kyle Ella Y8 15th
Keelan Pywell Y8 2nd Kelly Pywell Y8 17th
Kyle Ella Y8 3rd Josie French Y11 33rd
Ivan Soares Y7 7th Ryan Chapan Y11 43rd
Ryan Chapman Y11 7th Ivan Soares Y7 56th
Marta Caldas Y7 9th
Kelly Brandon Y9 9th
Jade Rosson Y10
Jamie Mitchell Y10
Shannon Milton Y9
Brandon Tennant Y10 18th
Our names are Keelan Pywell and It was the first eight out of each year
Robbie Sweeney and we are in the that would qualify. Robbie came 1st
school Cross Country Team. From and I, Keelan came 2nd. From here
September to late December we we were given a different colour shirt
participated in many cross country and we are now recognised as part
league events for our school and have of the East Norfolk Team and were
overall done really well. Myself, Keelan asked to participate in a partnership
came 2nd and Robbie came 1st within competition at Sloughbottom Park in
our year groups. We were then asked Norwich. If we were in the top twelve
to complete in a race at Bure Park, of this race then we would qualify This picture is of me holding
which was organised through the to race for our region, Norfolk. We my bronze trophy. In the
local schools but we were running as both did really well, Robbie came 2nd Couples event Rebecca and
individuals to get a place in the local and I, Keelan came 8th. We are now I came 3rd with very close
partnership team. awaiting the date for this race and are points to the 2nd place Team.
both really looking forward to it. We are part of the Stalham
Artistic Roller Skating Club
Keelan Pywell & Robbie Sweeney
and we have been rated the
3rd best club in the U.K
from another event which
Worlds top Badminton coach visits the school
As a player Lee won three Korean National Titles between
1979 and 1981. He has a wealth of coaching experience Jae
including the Korean Nation Team (1986 to 1987), British
Olympic Team (1990 to 1992), English National Team (1990
to 1992), English National Team Coaching Advisor (1993) and
England team men’s singles coach (2005 to 2007).