Supporting young carers

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A young carer is a person aged between 8  and 18 who takes on an active caring role for a family member with a physical or mental illness, disability , drug or alcohol problem. A young carer can also help to look after siblings and the upkeep of the family home. North Yorkshire County Council […]

Virtual Christmas Concert

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This year the music department has been eerily quiet. No pianos being played before school, no drum kits being whacked as the soundtrack to our lunch break, no Chamber Choir no Pop Choir, no Big Band, no Concert Band and no Jam Club. We have missed making music with our students so much, but know […]

Physical Activity Primes the Brain for Learning.

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Your child can experience many benefits, physically, mentally and emotionally, as a direct result of their participation in some form of PE, and a higher level of participation can lead to greater rewards. Physical activity produces endorphins (chemicals in the brain) that regulate mood, pleasure, and pain. An elevated mood can contribute to an “I […]

Online Counselling Service for Students

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Welfare Leader Sam Walker a Year 12 student launched Kooth during a week of assemblies to all Year groups within the school. Kooth is a free, safe, anonymous and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line. As Welfare Leader Sam wanted to bring awareness, not only to mental health issues […]

Be a Sports Journalist for a day

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Students from Year 9 and Year 10 were treated to a sports journalism workshop, led by leading sports writer on the Times and Author Rick Broadbent. Rick was originally invited to come and speak as an enrichment opportunity to inspire students who were interested in either sports or journalism (or both) and to give them […]

Former students invited to Buckingham Palace.

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Former student Emma Hornshaw along with six others completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards during her time at Tadcaster Grammar School. For her Gold Award Emma had to complete the following sections: Volunteering, Physical Activity, Skills, a Residential and an Expedition. For her Volunteering Section Emma volunteered at the Leeds & […]

My Experience at the British Library

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On June 12 2019, I accompanied 11 other students on an exciting trip to the British Library in Boston Spa, Wetherby. The library was designed by St John Wilson; it was specially made to have a sturdy floor, much like a carpark, to support the spectacular weight the Library holds. Not only has the Library […]

Molly to Enter Parliament

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UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning. Year 10 student Molly Richardson has been elected as the Central Yorkshire representative in the National Youth Parliament. To gain this honour there was a large selection process. Firstly Molly had […]

Lest we Forget

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As a school we have remembered the men and women from World War One through a series of events. Forgotten Voices WWI Commemoration Evening was held on Thursday 8th November. The concert was extremely moving with first-hand accounts from WWI and well known songs. All donations from the evening went to the Royal British Legion […]