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The Magazine of Hull Collegiate School


Team Uganda 2017 also inside

Ski Trip to Italy Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition Awards and Success Stories

Forthcoming Events Full calendars for Prep and Senior School events are available to download from the school website. The following are popular events you may wish to save the date for:

Saturday 11 November

FoHCS Michaelmas Ball

Saturday 2 December

FoHCS Christmas Fête

Tuesday 12 December

Macmillan Carol Service, Beverley Minster

Monday 18 December

Carol Service, Hull Minster

Saturday 20 January

Year 7 Entrance Examinations

Thursday 25 January

GCSE Music Concert

Friday 2 February

Hull Collegiate Trust Wine Tasting Evening

Thursday 1 March

A level Music Concert

Friday 2 March

FoHCS Quiz Night

Wednesday 7 March

Years 10, 11 & Sixth Form Careers Evening

Saturday 10 March

Open Morning

Thursday 15 March

Senior School Production of Annie

Friday 16 March

Senior School Production of Annie

Saturday 17 March

Senior School Production of Annie

Thursday 22 March

Spring Music Concert, 19:00

Friday 15 June

Whole School Art Exhibition (including 18 & 19 June)

Wednesday 20 June

Summer Soirée Concert

Saturday 23 June

FoHCS Summer Fête

Monday 25 June

Year 11 Summer Prom

Tuesday 26 June

Senior School Sports Day

Tuesday 26 June

KS2 Production

Wednesday 27 June

KS2 Production

Friday 29 June

Year 13 Leavers’ Ball

Thursday 5 July

Prizegiving, Hull City Hall 14:00

Thursday 16 August

AS/A2 Results Day

Thursday 23 August

GCSE Results Day


It gives me great pleasure to be able to read through The Collegian and reflect on the exciting, inspiring and wide variety of events that have taken place at HCS over the last academic year. Many thought-provoking educational trips took place, both nearer to home and abroad. Pupils in the Prep School enjoyed trips to Forest School and Malham Cove. Locations for residential trips abroad included CERN, skiing in Italy and a netball tour to Disneyland Paris. This year’s school production, Grimm Tales was a great success and involved pupils from both the Prep and Senior Schools. During the summer break, staff and Sixth Form pupils went on the fourth school visit to Great Lakes High School in Uganda, also visiting other primary schools in the area. For all, it was a moving and life-changing experience. I hope you enjoy reading! Mrs Rebecca Glover Headteacher Drama


School News






Old Collegians




Ski School


Art & Design


Safi Coffee


Team Uganda 2017


Duke of Edinburgh Gold


GCSE & A level Results


Educational Visits


Community Focus


Leaver Destinations 2017


Disneyland Paris


Pupil Success


Special thanks to All the staff and pupils at Hull Collegiate School

Photography Images throughout supplied by A level Photography pupils and staff


DRAMA Grimm Tales! Senior pupils wanted to create a production that involved as many year groups across the school as possible. They found the perfect material in Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Their production, The Grimm Tales, was a collection of stories told by the colourful punk fairies in an enchanted forest. What made this production so memorable was seeing the range of ages of the pupils. Cast members from Year 3 all the way up to Year 12 were involved.


Year 13 pupils studying A level Drama directed one of the stories which allowed them to share their own knowledge of this style with the younger pupils. This helped them develop their own skills and confidence. The stories told included Snow White, The Magic Tablecloth, The Gold Donkey and Cudgel in the Sack, The Riddle, Hansel and Gretel, The Hare and the Hedgehog, Ashputtel and The Answer. Key Stage 1 End of Year The Radcliffe Hall was overtaken by mermaids and pirates during the final week of the academic year. Year 1 and 2 delighted parents and staff with their end of year production.


01 & 02 The Grimm Tales 03 Key Stage 1 production ‘Mermaids and Pirates’

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What a Knight! What a surprise…what an adventure…what a knight! A castle full of colourful characters joined in the fun, including precocious princesses, a talking dragon - not forgetting Merlin and his magic mirror. Years 5 and 6 worked extremely hard to produce this really entertaining production – we have some fine acting and musical talent in the Prep School. Christmas Performances The Nativity performances are a highlight of the Michaelmas Term for the Prep School families. Foundation Stage pupils performed ‘Christmas Counts’ beautifully to a hall packed full of anxious parents; it is easy to forget that for some pupils it was the very first time they had performed to an audience.


Key Stage 1 pupils delighted parents with their show ‘Children of the World’. Finally, it was the turn of Key Stage 2 pupils with their concert ‘Bells Ring Out’.


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Roots of Rhythm Festival In June we held our ‘Roots of Rhythm Festvial’ linking with Hull City of Culture’s theme of ‘roots and routes’. It got off to a deafening start with a massed samba band, led by United Learning’s Head of Music and Performing Arts, Catherine Barker. Over one hundred pupils from Hull Collegiate and six other local schools marched around the school before taking part in various other cultural activities including learning to play in a Gamelan orchestra and jazz improvisation workshops with the group Steppin’ Out (part of the Live Music Now project). Some of our best musicians from Years 7-10 also took part in these musical workshops. There were also creative sessions about business, philosophy and creative writing.


On the following day we were joined again by many more pupils from the local community. As well as more Gamelan playing we were joined by two other special guests. The poet Ash Dickinson performed several of his poems (including a new one about Hull) and cajoled all the pupils into writing their own haikus, quatrains and longer poems about ‘roots and routes’. Finally, we were very lucky to welcome one of the outstanding folk musicians of her generation, Eliza Carthy. Eliza



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gave several stunning performances during the day to smaller groups and in the main school assembly, singing and dazzling us all with her skill on the fiddle. Eliza also taught the pupils to join in with a cup rhythm, which is part of her new song about Hull, commissioned for this year’s City of Culture events.

Macmillan Cancer Support Concert

Made in Hull Collegiate Concert at City Hall

The Collegiate Chorus performed three solo items and, in addition, some of our Year 10 and 11 musicians performed a movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. The pupils had travelled to Sheffield in the week before for a private masterclass on the Mozart Clarinet Quintet with Richard Hosford and Ensemble 360. The organisers were very complimentary of the performances and have asked for our musicians to return each year.

Our Spring Concert, held in Hull’s City Hall, is always a special event for those who enjoy being part of the large musical community at the school. Performers range from Year 3 to Year 13. We also welcomed choirs from Brough and Swanland Primary School, who performed singular pieces and joined us to sing ‘O Fortuna’ by Carl Orff as the finale.

In December, Hull Collegiate School was proud to be invited to perform at the annual Macmillan Cancer Support concert at Beverley Minster.

01 Roots of Rhythm Festival 02 Hull Collegiate Clarinet Quintet 03 & 04 Made in Hull Collegiate Concert with invited choirs from Brough and Swanland Primary Schools




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Ski School During February half-term, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy was the setting for the school ski trip. Nine members of staff and 69 pupils enjoyed six days of beautiful weather and fabulous ski conditions. The hotel was perfectly situated next to the slopes allowing ski in/out . On the first day, pupils were put into groups of skiing ability and had two hours of lessons in the morning, followed by lunch at the hotel and a further three hours of lessons in the afternoon. Evening activities included Ice Skating, Bowling, Swimming and Bum Boarding. One evening, everyone enjoyed a short walk across the piste to a local Italian restaurant for a delicious pizza. It was lovely to see pupils skiing improve, especially the beginners who were bravely skiing from the top of the slopes by day three.

01, 02 & 03 Ski school enjoying the resort of Madonna di Campiglio 04 Stu, the school mascot, who was left behind 05 Ready to conquer the slopes 04


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Team Uganda 2017 In June, Team Uganda 2017, made up of Year 12 and 13 pupils and staff travelled to East Africa to meet the staff and pupils of Great Lakes High School. The team had fundraised tirelessly to support their trip for over a year. Year 13 pupil George wrote about their adventure. Agandi! (This is a traditional Ugandan greeting that the team became very used to saying) We started our incredible journey with a very tiring and lengthy 50 hour journey to Kanungu via plane and a hair raising bus trip, highlighted by the stunning Ugandan scenery of the great African rift, the teams’ constant karaoke sessions and our sighting of a literal zebra crossing. The whole team were shocked to see the vast greenery of Uganda and not the arid country we had anticipated. Despite the huge cultural differences between our countries, we received such a warm welcome from everyone we met. We were greeted at the Gorilla Summit Inn, which advertises itself as “decent accommodation”, by Dr Hamlet (the founder of CHIFCOD), our guides, Ian, Pam, Laban and Dancan plus the staff at the hotel. We were later joined by the Headteacher of Great Lakes High School which is our partner school.

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One of the main purposes of our trip was to strengthen our relationship with Great Lakes High School by teaching, making friends and taking out supplies to them. There we were greeted by the friendly faces of the children and teachers who had gathered round to showcase their traditional celebrations, which included song, dance and many kind words from their Headmaster. One of the songs they sang to us included the words: “You are welcome, welcome to Uganda, Kanungu, Great Lakes High School, so settle down and feel at home.” The ceremony included several other local songs that soon became part of our on-bus karaoke sessions. The whole team was overwhelmed and moved by their evident dedication to making us feel so welcome at their school. The celebration finished with the pupils of GLHS inviting us to dance with them, an opportunity we all leapt at. This gave us a chance to bond with the children and learn their traditional dance. We also visited three other primary schools, our most

memorable being Kirima Parents Primary School. We spent two mornings there playing games, learning about the children’s lives and their school and taking photos. We communicated with the children through song, dance, football and many other activities. When we had the chance to speak one-to-one with the children, it really highlighted how privileged we are and how happy they are, even though they have so little. We were incredibly lucky this year as we were given the chance to spend a morning with a Ugandan Family, helping them cook, clean, cut down banana trees to make Matokee, fetch water and even catch chickens to eat. These activities were very valuable for the team as it gave us a true insight into real Ugandan life. We asked how often one of the families had a chicken to eat? They told us that they only have it at Christmas or special occasions. We were very humbled that they had considered us a special occasion and we were very thankful for letting us into their home. Another memorable day for many members of the team was the Sunday morning church service at Great Lakes, due to the energy of the service and the fact we were included into their community. We knew that their religion is a very important part of their lives so we felt very honoured to be invited to be a part of it. These emotions continued when Olivia Hewitt-Jones was asked to sing during the service. There were also amazing performances from the children of Great Lakes, ranging from

beautiful singing from a girl called Precious, a comedy act from three of the boys and at one point everyone started dancing the Macarena! The pinnacle of the service came when it was time to contribute towards the collection. This involved the pupils going up a year at a time, starting with P1 and then with ourselves and finally the teachers. Once we had given money we waited at the front of the church until the drums started to play. At this point everyone broke out dancing and it became a competition to see which year could create the most dust! On the Sunday afternoon, the anticipation was high for the most important football derby ever - Hull Collegiate Vs Great Lakes! We were a solid team with Micah Dehkordy and Ian Abigaba up front, the defence was made up of Mr Fong in goal, Andrew, three ant hills and a goat. Despite this, Hull Collegiate managed to win 2-1. However, by the end it was obvious that they had a lot more stamina than we did even though many of their team didn’t have any shoes. All too soon our time at Great Lakes High School came to an end and it was with heavy hearts that we said goodbye. Emotions were certainly running high at this point but we all promised to return to their wonderful school and beautiful land in the future.

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Educational Visits Each term, pupils experience inspiring and exciting educational visits within the UK and abroad. Forest School

more relevant and truly gets children excited about their learning.

Reception, Year 2 and Year 4 pupils visit Humber Forest School at Meaux Abbey Farm on a termly basis. Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Education research by King’s College, London found that children who spend time learning in natural environments perform better in academic studies. Exploring the natural world makes other school subjects, such as reading, mathematics, science and social studies,


year, which has been well received. A Wild Day Out

We believe everybody should have regular, long-term access to a woodland or natural environment which provides them with inspirational and challenging outdoor learning opportunities.

Pupils in Reception had a fantastic time at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, home to some of the most amazing animals on the planet, from the only polar bears in England to majestic lions, tigers, black rhino and so much more!

Each Forest School session maintains a rhythm and flow through a structure that nurtures children’s development and independence as personal, social and emotional skills are supported. Beginnings establish safety rules and the physical boundaries of the area and how to treat each other and the environment with respect.

After the handling sessions, pupils entered Lemur Woods where they spent a long time observing the Ringtail Lemurs, who were very playful and enjoyed putting on a display of wild activity, jumping from branch to branch and exciting the crowd.

Termly visits for Year 6 pupils have been reintroduced for the 2017 academic

Children were very enthused and engaged during the YWP Discovery



Year 2 at Forest School 01 Reception at Yorkshire Wildlife Park 02 KS1 at Living Seas 03

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centre session, although some were unsure of handling the corn snake. KS1 visit Living Seas Centre KS1 discovered a wealth of information about our fascinating local marine life at The Living Seas Centre, Flamborough. Year 2 became Seashore Detectives, exploring the strandline to find a treasure trove of fascinating finds, searching for clues as to what lurks in the mysterious offshore waters. They then went on a journey through the undersea hidden landscape of The North Sea, and looked closely at marine habitats. Year 1 explored the Waves of Waste. They learnt about all the litter that is washed up on our shores and just how it affects marine wildlife. They then identified just how many resources the sea provides us, from energy, medicines and cosmetics, as well as food. In addition, did you know seaweed is used to make toothpaste?


Year 3 Camping Adventure

Year 5 visit Cranedale

An evening under the stars was enjoyed by Year 3, who all worked together to cook and clean after a day full of team building tasks. They performed a talent show for staff before enjoying hot chocolate and snuggling into their sleeping bags.

Year 5 spent two glorious days in North Yorkshire, based at the Cranedale Field Study Centre. The first day was spent on the North York Moors, where the children explored a griff, watched their brave tutor demonstrate how to eat a nettle leaf, identified a variety of creatures found while stream dipping, learned about Iron Age settlements and played fox and grouse. And that is just a taste of their adventures that day! As ever, the trip was a wonderful and valuable experience for Year 5 and has given them many happy memories.

Year 4 Explore Malham Cove While the rest of the country was fretting over the general election, intrepid Year 4 set off on a residential trip to Malham Youth Hostel. They were awestruck by the majestic Gordale Scar and enjoyed a glorious picnic on top of Malham Cove (well-earned after climbing over 400 steps!). This year, they were blessed with glorious spring sunshine. Their YHA guide provided a fascinating commentary on walks and the children were lucky enough to see a peregrine falcon in flight over the Cove.


Year 6 Robinwood Year 6 spent a wonderful, albeit exhausting, three days in Dobroyd Castle, the Robinwood Residential Centre. The activities whilst there were non-stop, and they all gave each and every one their all.


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Year 10 GCSE Art to London Year 10 art pupils spent valuable time in London in November. They visited art galleries, including the Fashion & Textile Museum to see ‘The Jazz Age’ and the Royal Academy to see Abstract Expressionism, which included Jackson Pollock and other works. Pupils also participated in a sketching workshop focussing on Picasso’s portraits. Year 7 visit Sportcity Year 7 pupils enjoyed a field visit to Manchester’s Sportcity area to study the impact of urban regeneration on a large city; particularly the legacy of the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the investment associated with Manchester City Football Club. The visit included a guided tour of the football stadium, as well as a presentation about the history and regeneration of the area. Pupils also visited the Velopark; unfortunately they didn’t see any of Team GB in training but they were lucky to see a local club practicing in the velodrome.

UK?’ element of the Year 7 programme of study, as we consider how cities are changing. We believe that ‘real-life’ experiences such as these allows pupils to better understand the world in which they live, as well as giving them an opportunity to develop fieldwork skills. GCSE Science Live Years 10 and 11 throughly enjoyed their trip to Leeds Town Hall at Science Live. They got the chance to see and hear five of Britain’s top scientists, all working at the cutting edge of their specialisms. The scientists were carefully chosen for their ability to communicate with students of this age in a direct and exciting way. Pupils had the opportunity to raise issues with the speakers who included: • Prof Robert Winston • Prof Dave Cliff • Dr Lucie Green • Dr Jamie Gallagher • Dr Ben Garrord


Business and DT visit to JCB In November, pupils from Years 11, 12 and 13 studying Design & Technology and Business Studies visited JCB headquarters in Rocester, a unique and permanent exhibition charting the company’s links to industry back to the 1820s. The pupils had a wonderful day learning about the story of JCB and enjoyed a tour of the factory, which included seeing the Dieselmax Streamline car, which broke the world land speed record for a diesel-powered car acheiving a speed of 350.092 mph. Humberside Airport In June, Year 12 Business Studies pupils visited Humberside Airport. This highly informative visit included a visit to Air Traffic Control to see how the radar works and how the air traffic controllers deal with flights into and out of the airport. Pupils then had a presentation on how the airport operates as a business in the current economic climate. The visit was concluded with a highly impressive display by the onsite fire department.

The trip addresses the ‘What about the

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High Adventure

Year 13 visit to CERN

Year 12 Biologists at Malham

In September, Year 10 pupils spent the weekend at High Adventure in North Yorkshire, and were assessed at rock climbing. Pupils also enjoyed some recreational activities, including raft building, high ropes, mountain biking and archery.

A group of A level pupils enjoyed a four day trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. The CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. Pupils were given a guided tour and allowed to explore the world of particles in a unique and spectacular ambiance.

Year 12 A level Biology pupils spent a weekend at a beautiful and remote Field Centre in the Yorkshire Dales near Malham, exploring the varied terrestrial and aquatic habitats. The pupils worked hard gathering data which was then analysed statistically in the classroom. They learnt to think as Ecologists, considering the question ‘Why does this organism live in this particular habitat, and how is it adapted to do so?’ for a variety of plant and animal species.

Year 13 to Leeds Recycling & RERF Year 13 Geographers spent the day in Leeds completing some fieldwork to complement their A2 ‘World Cities’ studies. As part of their brief to investigate sustainable cities, they had a tour of the Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) managed by Veolia. This state of the art facility recycles the waste from the city’s homes, and burns the remainder in a high-tech incinerator to generate enough power to light 22,000 homes.

Pupils also visited Einstein House in Bern, once the apartment of Albert Einstein, and the Bern Historical Museum, where they saw original objects and replicas, along with a number animations outlining the biography of the genius Einstein and his ground-breaking discoveries.

Highlights included capturing and releasing mice and voles in the woodland near the Centre, and walking through picturesque countryside to a local stream to investigate aquatic invertebrates. All the pupils found the weekend to be beneficial; supporting their studies at A level and giving them valuable experience at field work.

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Disneyland Paris In April, 44 pupils in Years 6 -10, accompanied by four members of staff, travelled to Disneyland Paris to compete in the International Junior Netball Festival. This is rapidly becoming the premier European event in the junior netball calendar, with 85 teams taking part this year. The Festival combines highly competitive netball tournaments with international players’ coaching masterclasses. In partnership with England Netball, the tournament is open to teams at Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 age groups. The coaching clinics and masterclasses are led by world-class players and coaches. These inspirational and passionate players and coaches are all involved in the game at the highest level. The aims of the clinics and masterclasses are to combine both individual and team development, including defending, attacking, ball skills, movement skills, Centre Court play, Defending Circle play, Attacking Circle play, tactical and strategic play and strength and conditioning. Pupils had the opportunity of enjoying coaching through technically accurate demonstrations from elite players, who are themselves beneficiaries of high performance coaching. The pupils all played really well and enjoyed some highly competitive matches. Congratulations to Soley (Year 6), who got the Fair Play Award for the whole of the festival and all its players! There were 850 netball players (85 teams).

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01 Players in action 02 Sleeping Beauty’s Castle 03 Meeting Pluto and Goofy

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School News HMC Status World Record Attempt

In September 2016, Hull Collegiate School was awarded membership of the prestigious Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference ( HMC ).

In May 2017, staff and pupils filled the sports hall and attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the most people dancing to Whigfield’s ‘Saturday Night’. The current record stands at 255, but with 325 participants made up of pupils, staff and friends of the school that record, once verified, has been broken. We will update you once we know if the record was verified.

The HMC is a professional association of Heads of the world’s leading independent schools. HMC schools are individual and distinctive, offering parents a rich variety of options when choosing the right education for their child. At the heart of every HMC school is a commitment to academic excellence, coupled with a strong emphasis on pastoral care and exceptional co-curricular opportunities. Headteacher, Mrs Rebecca Glover, applied for the award following her appointment in 2014. The school submitted information on academic performance, co-curricular opportunities, pastoral care and outstanding facilities. The application also highlighted the benefits of smaller class sizes and an education tailored to individual needs, together with preparation for Higher Education and employment. In April this year, two inspectors spent three days at the school observing lessons, sporting fixtures, clubs and activities. They spent time conducting interviews with pupils and staff to develop an insight into Hull Collegiate school life. Mr Andrew Norburn, Deputy Headteacher said, ‘’Membership of HMC is fabulous recognition for our school and reflects all of the tremendous work done by our pupils, staff, parents and Local Governing Body over the years. We look forward to taking part in the many opportunities of being part of this prestigious group of schools’’.

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their favourite book Holes by Louis Sachar.

Christingle Service In December, KS2 pupils took part in the Christingle service. Watched from the balcony above by KS1, pupils lit their Christingles made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle, which symbolise:

Spelling Bee This year’s Spelling Bee competition took place in the Sports Hall. Pupils in Years 7-11 had some fun earning points for their house. There were five rounds in total where each pupil was asked to spell a word. They had to say the word in full, spell it correctly, then repeat the word in full to get the spelling correct and therefore a point. If a pupil spelt a word incorrectly, they were out of the round and had to sit down. Pupils continued to spell until there was one person standing. The winning house was Holtby. 6 The Collegian World Book Day A highlight in the Prep Calendar is World Book Day. Every Prep pupil (and a lot of staff) dressed as their favourite character from a book. Mrs Maynard and Jonty both dressed as Stanley from

• The orange represents the world • The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ • The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations • The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.

School News National Gifted & Talented Conference

Careers Fair

In June, Hull Collegiate School hosted a conference delivered by Academy Conferences, aimed at challenging and stretching the minds of some of our most able pupils. Lectures were delivered on topics such as ‘Who am I and what can I hope for?’, ‘Philosophy of Science’, and a discussion on ‘Do animals have rights?’. There was also an interesting debate based on an Oxbridge question – ‘Do you believe that statues can move, and how might you justify such a belief?’

In March, we were fortunate to have many new employers joining us for our 2016 Careers Fair, some of whom offer apprenticeships in their different areas of work. Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 pupils and their parents walked through the doors of the fair to talk to some of the region’s biggest employers. Pupils left the fair feeling inspired and the event received excellent feedback. A number of pupils also made contacts for work experience during the summer holidays. If you would like to exhibit at the 2017 event planned for Thursday 3 March 2018, please contact Mrs Dawn Heads, Higher Education & Careers Guidance Coordinator by email

WE Were Inspired! On 22 March, 15 pupils from Years 8-13 accompanied by staff, joined 12,000 young people from across the UK at the SSE Arena in London for WE Day, an international inspiring event celebrating the power young people have to solve social issues. The event brought together worldrenowned speakers and performers, including Kate Winslet, The Vamps, Conor Maynard, Jessie J, Fleur East, Paula Abdul, Margaret Trudeau, Bruce Dickinson, Becca Dudley, Bluey Robinson, Yasmin Evans, Tallia Storm, Shakii, Spencer West and more. Everyone joined international activists and WE co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger to share their passion for change. The whole audience was inspired by motivational speeches and enjoyed performances by the star-studded line-up.

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School News Staff News

• Mrs S Douthwaite • Miss E Brownlee • Mrs V Young

Breakfast Meetings Each term we welcome guests to the school to talk to small numbers of Year 10 - 13 pupils about their career. These Q&A sessions provide insight into a variety of career paths and advice for pupils considering a similar vocation, or the opportunity to explore careers they hadn’t considered before.

Miss Davis, Head of PE at Hull Collegiate School, was presented with a ‘National Recognition Award’ from the ISA Sports Ambassador, Roger Brierly. The award recognises her loyal and distinguished service to ISA Sport. Miss Davis has been teaching for 20 years (17 years in Hull). Whilst her hockey and football playing days are numbered due to her school commitments, she still represents the local rounders team Tranby Ladies as a bowler (undoubtedly the fastest in the league), and they are reigning East Riding Champions. Her greatest sporting experience was representing England at Kabaddi, touring the Guru Nanak temples, and then as British Champions touring Canada, with the highlight being playing India at the Vancover Whitecap Stadium in front of 45,000 people. Ten Years’ Service Each year a celebratory service is held to recognise members of staff who have served 10 or more years at the school. In July 2017, the following staff members were given their awards: • • • • •

Miss C Holdich Mr B Simmons Mr J Windeatt Mrs H Silk Mrs R Dixon

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Languages Day In February, Year 9 enjoyed a day off timetable learning about the benefits of learning different languages through a selection of activities including Flamenco, Arabic, Italian and Xhosa. Pupils also tested their knowledge of European facts in a quiz, jigsaw and flag competition. The lunchtime service was also themed to reflect the culinary delights from across Europe.

Thank you to the following people who provided meetings for the 2016-17 academic year: • Jonathan Richards - commercial and documentary filmmaker • Dr Penny Gorton - Consultant Anaesthetist • Emily Heaton – former pupil and first year medical student at HYMS If you would like to provide a Q&A breakfast meeting for your own career path, please email Carrie.Mertens@ Fond Farewells As another school year came to an end we said goodbye to Mr and Mrs Jolly, Mr Tuck, Mrs Meltham and Mrs Chapman who all retired, and to Miss Dodds and Mrs Jones who went on to take up posts at other schools. We wish them all the best for their future and look forward to hearing about their new ventures. Pictured below is Mrs Jolly with the alpacas on their new farm.

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Apprentice of The Year

Old Collegians Get in Touch

William Wilberforce, former pupil of Hull Grammar School, appeared in a computer generated video commissioned for the City of Culture 2017. It was shown at various locations including Wilberforce House.

Following her A levels in 2015, Courtney Harris began her apprenticeship with the Spencer Group and has gone from strength to strength having recently been awarded Apprentice of the Year. The event, which sees hundreds of apprentices apply, is attended by some of the region’s most influential businesses. Courtney, a CAD designer, impressed judges of the Viking FM awards with her commitment, enthusiasm and ability, which has led her to work on flagship projects around the UK for the Spencer Group.

It can be anything from a class photo, a story suggestion, or careers advice for today’s pupils. We are interested in the role that the school has played in your life, either directly - in terms of skills and knowledge - or indirectly, via friends, experiences or chance encounters.

Historic Buildings Update Historic England has updated its list of Hull buildings and has added the Master’s House at Charterhouse where Andrew Marvell, former pupil of Hull Grammar School, lived with his parents - not far for him to go to school in the morning! He has also had his statue moved into the newly refurbished Trinity Square (also a bit nearer to the old Grammar School) now that the street works for the City of Culture have been completed in that area. Bereavements COULSON, David, (81) died in Warwick in January 2017. After graduating from Oxford he came to Hull as a teacher of History and General Studies in the 1970s. He was at HGS for about 10 years before going on to Wolfreton School and then to various posts in local government and industry. He moved to Warwick where he set up an HR firm and retired in 2008.

Courtney, one of 11 apprentices to qualify with the Spencer Group this year, is now one of the lead designers of Energy Works - their innovative waste-to-energy plant located in Hull. Courtney is full of praise for apprenticeships with Spencer Group: “We’ve all had brilliant opportunities in the two years we have been training. Colleagues at Spencer Group created a bespoke apprenticeship for me when I told them I had always been interested in the design and architectural elements of buildings. The award is is something I would never have imagined achieving, and without the help and support at Collegiate I don’t think I would have come this far.”

West End Debut Ben Hunter (19) took on the role of Danny in the West End Show, The Girls, wrote by Tim Firth and produced by Gary Barlow. In April, Ben was shortlisted for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, in London’s Olivier Awards. Ben is pictured far left.

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Art & Design Exhibitions Young artists from Hull Collegiate School proudly displayed their fantastic artwork in the end of year Prep and Senior School exhibition.

The Prep School exhibition celebrated the work that pupils had created over the last year themed around Hull City of Culture 2017. Year 4 designed and created a working wind turbine decorated with iconic features of Hull in celebration of Blade, the huge sculpture that transformed Queen Victoria Square earlier this year provided by Siemens. The Senior School exhibition was the end product of months of hard work by pupils working towards their GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in Art, Design Technology, Textiles and Photography. The variety of work was admired by parents, past and present pupils, and members of the public; it was a celebration of the time and effort that has gone in over the last school year by the talented pupils. The School’s main foyer, Baccarat Room and Drawing Room were transformed by an impressive array of colourful portraits and textiles for visitors to enjoy. There was an excellent turnout and pupils were praised for the high quality of work in their portfolios and final pieces. Mrs Ellis Wallis, Head of Technology, said,“I am delighted and impressed by the high standard of work that has been produced by our pupils, and would like to congratulate them on their hard work. I am sure that our younger pupils have been inspired by the work on display here today.” In June, Roy Ealdon, creative papier-mâché artist, spent time with the Prep pupils helping them to create a specially commissioned piece of artwork to go on display at St Mark’s church for Anlaby Communities Day.

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Gold Expedition Completing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award is a huge achievement. There are five sections to work through which include the expedition, probably the most well know aspect to working towards your award. Last year, 21 pupils embarked on their Gold Award, with 18 of them completing the expedition in the summer. They went to the Yorkshire Dales and completed the three peaks, albeit doing one peak per day.


Over four days, pupils completed a distance of 86.2 km and climbed 2145 m. They spent four days and three nights navigating planned routes across the notoriously challenging terrain with all their equipment and food for the week. Miss Groves, coordinator for Duke of Edinburgh at Hull Collegiate School said, “The weather was very wet and windy throughout, and our pupils faced a lot of challenges such as slippery mud as a consequence. Morale remained high and the groups pulled together as a team to complete the expedition in high spirits.� They all successfully passed their expedition which was run by the Lancashire based company Alternative Adventure who, year on year, have delivered exceptional service. Some of the pupils were able to count their voluntary work in Uganda as their residential section of the award.


01 Climbing the ascent of Ingleborough; very steep and even harder with a 20kg rucksack on! 02 A pause to take in the beautiful three peaks of Yorkshire before descending into Pen Y Ghent. 03 A cairn, complete with sunflower. These always make good markers for walkers.


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Prep School Leadership The Prep School Council took part in a United Learning Leadership Challenge to raise awareness of a topic of their choice. Having selected homelessness, they partnered with local charity Hull Homeless Community Project (HHCP). They met the charity’s CEO Andrew Smith to learn more about the issue in our city. In the Michaelmas Term, the School Council organised a collection of goods to be delivered to help the local homeless community. In January, 19 Year 5 and 6 pupils slept overnight in the school foyer in an attempt to experience homelessness for a very short period of time. Children who took part in the sleepover also raised funds for HHCP 24 The Collegian

and very kindly donated their own sleeping bags after the event. In March, the School Council then went on to present their leadership challenge along with other schools to special guests at a ceremony held in London’s Canary Wharf.

MIND Hull and East Yorkshire Prep parent Mrs Sharp organised a coffee morning raising funds and awareness for MIND Hull and East Riding. Staff and Senior School pupils made a pledge to look after their own mental wellbeing by writing an act of self kindness on the wellbeing wall.

Macmillan Coffee Morning House Fun Run Thank you to the Class Network Reps who organised a coffee morning raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The sale raised over £700 which was gratefully received by the charity.

In July, all pupils in the Senior School took part in the House Fun Run. Money raised was donated to Candlelighters and Dove House Hospice.


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Sal’s Shoes On the final day of the academic year, pupils left the school barefoot having donated their shoes to children in Africa through the charity Sal’s Shoes. Over 400 pairs of shoes and money towards the cost of packaging and delivery were donated.

6), Senior School and Sixth Form whose family circumstances mean that they cannot afford the cost of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, such as educational visits, bus travel, music tuiton and school uniform.

Hull Collegiate Trust

The Trust is committed to broadening access to Hull Collegiate School and holds the school motto ‘the best in everyone’ at its core.

We support pupils at Hull Collegiate School who, without the Trust’s help, would not be able to access all areas of the curriculum. The Trust provides financial assistance to new and existing pupils in the Prep School (Years 5 and

In any academic year, pupils can claim up to £500 towards the cost of: • music lessons • educational visits • bus travel expenses • school uniform and sports kit.

Throughout the year, we organise a range of fundraising events in school to suit everyone, including: • Connexin £10 Challenge • Christmas Jumper Day • Krispy Kreme Doughnut Day • Wine Tasting • Sponsored Walk • World Record Attempts • Sponsored Trees

01 School Council present their project at Canary Wharf 02 Class Reps Macmillan Coffee Morning 03 HCT Wine Tasting event 04 Prep children donating shoes to Sal’s Shoes charity

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Pupil Success Dressage

Show Jumping

Emma (Year 12) excelled in her dressage achivements. To give an indication of the heights to which Emma has risen, she is the only rider in the country to have been selected to ride on both pony and senior horse squads at the same time. This year, she has represented Great Britain across Europe on numerous occasions as part of the official GBR squad and as such she has been subject to rigorous training, dietary regimes and psychological evaluations. To put it in perspective, given the recent success of team GBR in Rio, Emma is currently successfully competing on her horse just one level behind the gold medal winning Charlotte Dujardin and is often a stablemate of Charlotte and Carl Hester at international competitions.

Siblings Holly (Year 10) and Henry (Class of 2014) were lucky enough to compete in the Longines Global Champions Tour in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

In addition, at 15 years old, she is the youngest rider ever to officially ride at this level. Over the 2016 summer Emma was asked to represent England at the very last minute, after another rider was injured. She participated in the Home International at the end of July held at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. Despite no preparation time, and riding a very difficult pony, she took both major titles which was a phenomenal achievement. Emma has always managed to balance academic commitments with outside interests in an extremely mature way, she achieved 12A* and an 8 in her GCSEs.

The Longines Global Champions Tour brings together the world’s top show jumpers to compete in prestigious locations for impressive prize money. Holly and Henry’s parents telephoned and asked if they could compete at the Paris show, but the answer was no. They were put on a waiting list with ten competitors in front of them, so they resigned to trying again next year. Then a few days later Paris called back, and they were in. The big red lorry was packed full of enough supplies for six months, never mind six days. They only had a few days to book accommodation and get the horses ready, but they managed it and the truck left on the Hull ferry on Tuesday night.

On day three Holly jumped well on the big 1.30m track but knocked the second to last fence down and finished 16th. It’s a sign of her confidence that she wasn’t happy with four faults, but she is only 13 and competing against adults on a global tour event in Paris! Henry had a brilliant last class in the 1.40m and jumped an amazing round, with Corlanda Z taking the jumps with ease, class and style. He finished 0.7 seconds over the time – otherwise he would have been in the jump-off with seven others! In the final reckoning Henry finished ninth, which is an amazing achievement at Global Tour level.

The horses travelled very well and they arrived in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower to put the horses and their kit into stables. It was at this point that they found their hotel had somehow cancelled their reservations! But by 1am they had found a place to stay. Thursday arrived and all the horses trotted up perfectly – Princess Bugly (Corlanda Z) was particularly full of herself! On Friday, day one of jumping, Holly was first up in the 1.25m class. She jumped a fabulous clear round which put her into fourth place, which she held until the end. Henry jumped next, going double clear and finishing 17th. What a first day! In the speed class on day two the weather was poor when Holly started

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and torrential rain meant she had a pole and four faults and finished 25th. Henry also had a pole, leaving him down the rankings, which was a shame as both horses jumped well.

Congratulations to Kelvin (Year 3) who achieved his yellow belt in martial arts and completed the Fun Run at this year’s Hull Marathon.

Pupil Success Film Acting Debut Eloise (Year 5) went for her first film audition in October half term and was cast in the leading role of Young Alice in a film called ‘The More You Ignore Me’, based on a novel by Jo Brand and produced by Genesius Pictures. It is due for release at the end of this year. She filmed on location in Lancashire over a period of five weeks last November and December. She plays the daughter of Sheridan Smith and Mark Addy. Her other co-stars include Sheila Hancock, Sally Phillips, Ricky Tomlinson and Jo Brand. Eloise currently has six professional credits, mostly in musical theatre, but very much hopes that she will do more films in the future!


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Oliver (Year 5) was named Club Champion at Cottingham Parks Junior Golf Academy in his division at the end of last season. It was the first time Oliver had entered this annual competition, which is a culmination of 16 separate tournaments throughout the year, so an absolutely fantastic achievement.

Congratulations to Jake (Year 6) who achieved the ‘master’ Black Belt status in mixed martial arts and more recently achieved his second degree.

Poppy to represent GB in the Topper World Championships in China Congratulations to Poppy (Year 11) who has qualified to represent Great Britain in China next summer. She had to sail in the National Series competitions to be able to qualify, some of these were in Weymouth, Lowestoft and Rutland culminating in the Topper National Championships in Pwllheli in August (competing against approx. 200 other competitors). Poppy got into the Gold Fleet at the Topper Nationals which also helped her to qualify for the World Championships. As part of her place to compete she gets a subsidised trip to China and a boat with new sails when she gets there. There are 200 competitor places of which 100 are going to Chinese competitors and the other 100 places are for worldwide Topper sailors.

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Pupil Success Swimming Congratulations to Lily (Year 11) pictured swimming in the British championships last summer. Swimming is a young person’s sport and very demanding. To reach the British Championships is a very significant achievement. In the last academic year, Lily qualified for every event for the summer and winter Yorkshire Championships. She also qualified for every event for the winter and summer North East Regional Championships. She swam at the Home Nations reaching three finals, (the Home Nations is the English Championship) and the British Championships. She gained a 14 years age group club record for the 50 Fly. She swims for Kingston upon Hull which is the region’s performance club, and the club record means she is has swum faster than any other 14 year old ever has from Hull. She swims seven times a week plus up to three land training sessions. She swims approximately 6,000m each session and on Mondays will get up at 4am to swim from 5am to 7am and be back in the pool at 6pm. On Mondays she will swim more than 12,000m. She also helps train and coach younger swimmers and competitive swimmers aged 10 to 14.


Ellie Penrose Fund.

Congratulations to Louis (Year 5) who was voted Beverley Rugby Club’s Players’ Player of the Year at their end of season presentation.

This year, during the October half term, he will cycle coast to coast along the Hadrian’s Wall route, and is planning the first stages of a John ‘O Groats to Lands End ride next summer.

2017/18 • Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Intermediate Foundation level – July 2017 Distinction.



Cycling Jack (Year 11) is a keen cyclist, and especially enjoys long distance routes. During the last year he has cycled to Oasby, Grantham, a round trip of 175 miles, and in June took part in the Humber Bridge Sportive, cycling 41 miles in aid of the

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Sam (Year 11) along with his teammates won the ‘Blackburn Leisure Squash Club’ Summer League Cup.

Congratulations to Millie (Year 9) who has enjoyed the following success in ballet. • Northern Ballet Intermediate Associate 2017/18 (Leeds) • School of Ballet Theatre UK (Leicester) Mid Associate 2017/18 • Midlands Associates (Nottingham) The Collegian


BBC School Report Day BBC School Report is a journalism project for pupils aged 11 to 18 across the UK. They make the news and upload it to the school website that is linked to an interactive map on the BBC site, making their news accessible to a worldwide BBC audience. On 16 March 2017, pupils in Year 8 put their journalistic mettle to the test as they took part in the BBC’s School Report. The project is a chance for pupils across the country to become journalists for the day and experience the real-world pressures of a news studio. Within the scope of the day, our pupils researched current news stories which were local to the school. These included the opening of the new pavilion, the fundraising event which involved the whole school dancing to the Whigfield song ‘Saturday Night’, and the launch of Safi Coffee. As part of the experience, pupils had to write scripts, prepare interviews, understand camera, sound and lighting techniques as well as editing in order to produce the very best broadcast. This was then sent to the BBC by the 4pm deadline. The finished bulletin was then displayed on the BBC website and

had an impressive, potentially global, audience. The pupils really enjoyed the adrenaline of the day and the fast turnaround which was required, as well as getting to feel like real journalists for the session. It is hoped that next year will see the Year 8s returning in the role of producers, as well as a visit to the local BBC Look North television studios to get some tips from the professionals. Watch their report by scanning the QR code.

Summer Club 2017 Children enjoyed four weeks of activities during the summer holidays at Hull Collegiate School Summer Club. The popular summer club childcare programe included a whole host of new activities for 2017. Children set sail at Welton Waters taking on the pirates of the high seas (or at least the lake) before jumping off the jetty, learnt how to become an archer on dry land and how to take care of a pony at Willerby Hill Farm. They also watched the latest releases at the cinema and enjoyed bowling with their friends.


The summer club is open to pupils of Hull Collegiate and other 03 primary schools. Full details about the 2018 programe will be sent to parents in the Trinity Term. 01, 02 & 04 Welton Waters 03 Making the leader board at Hollywood Bowl






Sports Pavilion Opening In March, the new sports pavilion was opened by special guest, Nick Barmby. On Wednesday 8 March, Nick Barmby, former professional English footballer, opened the new sports pavilion. Nick was joined by GB weightlifting champion Sarah Davies and 20 guests for this great occasion. The pavilion boasts two changing rooms with individual showers, a functional kitchen and an area that can be transformed into a classroom, complete with an interactive whiteboard and a wallmounted television.

Thank you to Jonathan Moore, the Friends of Hull Collegiate School and Patrons, whose support has made this fabulous addition to the school possible.



Friends of Hull Collegiate School The Friends of Hull Collegiate School (FoHCS) work hard to support the school socially, culturally and financially. In the last academic year, we are proud to have supported bids in excess of £27,000. None of these items or experiences would be possible without you! By turning up at our events, buying our cakes and playing our tombola, you are helping give extra opportunities and experiences to the pupils of this school. Every penny raised benefits the school, and therefore the pupils’ education. The bids supported last year have

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included: Forest School For several years Prep Pupils have visited Humberdale Forest School. In September 2016 we welcomed Mr Dyson to the Prep School which provided the opportunity to build upon this excellent programme. Mr Dyson is a qualified Forest School Practitioner (OCN Level 3) and through

the provision of equipment to the value of £3600, he has been able to develop a programme for the Prep School curriculum and extra curricular activities. Guest Speakers Prep and Senior School pupils were fortunate to meet Sarah Davis, the current Great British Weightlifting Champion. Sarah talked in two assemblies about


her very inspiring story based around the difficulties she has faced in the sport, and how she has overcome them. During lesson time, pupils enjoyed some fun and challenging activities including mini hurdles, batons and lightweight bars used for weightlifting techniques. Sarah ended the day having in-depth discussions with the current Year 11 GCSE PE pupils about elite performance, nutrition and training programmes.

Senior School Gym and Spinning Studio The largest bid supported by the FoHCS was the installation of a new Senior School gym and spinning studio.

bikes to create a spinning studio on the mezzanine level of the sports hall. This new facility is availble to pupils studing Physical Education at GCSE, A level, KS4 pupils within their extra curricular activity programe, Sixth Formers and members of staff. Alongside these large scale bids the Friends were also able to support the following during the 2016-17 academic year: • Prep School extra curricular activities • KS1 Prize Giving trophies • Welcome gifts for Year 7 • KS2 playground equipment/storage • Benches for the Sports Pavilion • Portable lights for Drama

01, 02 & 03 The annual summer fete

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Young Maths Masters


In April, school children from across the UK took part in the UK Intermediate Maths Challenge. More than 200,000 pupils across the UK sat the challenge, with 50 pupils from Year 7 and 8 at Hull Collegiate School taking part. Congratulations to Year 8 pupils Joshua and Tom who went on to achieve Merit Certificates in the Junior Maths Olympiad, the final round of the challenge which only the top 0.5% of pupils qualify for. The following is an example question from previous Olympiad challenges: Roger picks two consecutive integers, one of which ends in a 5. He multiplies the integers together and then squares the result. What are the last two digits of his answer? A special mention to Year 8 pupil Charlie who achieved results within the top 5% nationally and went on to


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compete at a higher level in the Pink Kangaroo event. In total, Hull Collegiate pupils achieved 7 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze certificates. Well done to everyone who took part. Here are our top achievers: Year 7 Ryan Isolde Bobby Sheema

Gold Silver Silver Silver

Year 8 Tom Joshua Charlie Alex Millie Miguel Alice Elliott Theo

Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver

Poppy Aimee Sam Rosie Julia

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Head of Maths, Miss Jo Dyer said, ‘’ The department is immensely proud of all these pupils but in particular huge congratulations must go to the three pupils who have qualified for the next round. I have had the pleasure of teaching top set Year 8 for the last two years and the extra stretch and challenge that I have incorporated into every lesson has clearly given the skills they need to achieve this prestigious accolade.’’

Pupil Awards Best in Everyone Awards On Friday 30 June, students and staff from United Learning secondary schools across the country came together to celebrate their achievements at the Group’s annual ‘Best in Everyone’ Awards. Hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon the ceremony celebrated the wide-ranging talents of students. Awards were given for academic excellence across a variety of subjects, for success in the arts and sport and to recognise students’ resilience, dedication and leadership. From Hull Collegiate School Anna (Year 13) was presented for the Social Sciences Award, and Jessica (Year 9) with the History Award. Royal Society of Heads Photography Competition Well done to Charlie, Year 4, for his entry to the category ‘The World Around Us’. His spectacular drone entry secured him 3rd place.

01 Anna with her parents 02 Jessica with her parents 03 Charlie’s winning image

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Sporting Success Pupils have enjoyed regional and national successes in a range of sports. The following are snapshots of the last academic year. To keep up to date with results, please follow the PE Department on Twitter @Sport_HCS Hockey The U13 girls were runners up in the ISA National Hockey, ISA National Finals and East Riding Champions in the first round of the National Step-In-2 Hockey competition. The XI team only lost one game all season, the most memorable match a highly intensive game against Pocklington, which ended in a 1-1 draw.


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Netball The U13 girls team celebrated winning the Plate Competition, a wondeful achivement following tough matches at the qualifying ISA National finals.

The U15 team progressed to the quarter finals of the Natwest Cup round narrowly missing progressing through to the finals at Twickenham by only five points.

The U16 team were crowned Humberside Champions and celebrated at the ISA Nationals finishing 3rd in their group.

William and Jude (Year 11) were successful in being selected to play for the Hull City Wide Rugby League.

Rugby The U14 team reached round two in the Yorkshire Cup, enjoying wins against Sirius Academy and BBG Academy.

Football The U13 team won the SIS Football League, unbeaten in every match. The U14 team finished in the top six from a league of 30 teams nationally




in the ISFA National Cup. They were also runners up in the Plate Final at the ISA National 6-a-side competition. The U15 team finished second in the SIS Football League. The U18 team finished second in the SIS League. Congratulations to Will and Finlay (Year 9) who were selected for the ISFA North East Team following trials in Durham. Cricket William (Year 9) progressed onto the Bronze Yorkshire Cricket pathway alongside securing a place in the U13 East Yorkshire Cricket Team. He was also selected to join East Riding Union for coaching in golf, a huge accoloade for a Junior golfer in our region.

Athletics In June, Prep and Senior pupils travelled to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham for the ISA National Athletics Championships. There are seven regions which have held their own area athletics meetings prior to this event. HCS pupils had already achieved a significant goal in the Northern region by their selection to this prestigious event in the ISA calendar. Competing in this stadium, which holds so many high profile athletic events, is a great honour and everyone attending had worked hard to be there. Brendan Reilly was the guest sportsman. Brendan is a Double Olympic High Jumper having won medals and broken records at all levels of competition from National to World Cup level.

Brendan is also a qualified PE teacher and now uses his experiences to help schools inspire and engage pupils and parents through his work with ‘Squad in Touch’. Many congratulations to Harry (Year 10) for coming 1st and narrowly missing out on an English Schools qualifying time in the 800m with 2.06.66s, Tumi (Year 11) coming 2nd in the 200m, and Joel (Year 11) who was part of the winning Year 10 relay team.

01 U15 in Natwest Cup

02 Year 6 Plate Final cricket winners 03 U13 SIS Football winners 04 Y7 East Riding Rounders Champions 05 ISA Northern Athletics Finals

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Family Involvement Inviting parents and other family members to join in with special celebrations

In March, Reception pupils worked incredibly hard (and secretly) to produce a show stopping afternoon tea to celebrate Mother’s Day. They provided an afternoon of poetry and served tea in the Drawing Room with place settings adorned with mother’s day gifts including clay hearts and name boards.

questions being asked by the pupils after I had given my talk, a child had asked “why do you need water?” and before I could answer, a small boy in the front row quickly answered “because you get dehydrated”. A small child being able to comprehend the fact that if you do not drink enough water or other liquid, you will become dehydrated, is very impressive.

In June, it was the Dads’ turn who were challenged to build the best den in aid of Save The Children during their national Den Building Day campaign. Reception and Year 1 dads, uncles and godfathers worked in teams with the support of staff from Humberdale Forest School.

Lots of nursery schools in the north of England do not have fully qualified early years teachers in their nursery schools. This is something that I, as a volunteer with Save the Children, had lobbied hard for in parliament when I was down at the Houses of Parliament early in February of this year. The government are, after much pressure from Save the Children, going to ensure that all nursery schools have at least one fully qualified early years teacher in each nursery school. Hull Collegiate school is way out in front and should be very proud of the achievements of the school.”

Mr Dale, a spokesperson for Save the Children who joined us on the day, said, “During the Den Day activities, I was really impressed with the children’s eagerness to learn and with their obvious intelligence which was being carefully nurtured by the teachers. The children were a real delight, they were full of enthusiasm and energy that was well channelled by the staff. I was pleasantly surprised by the children’s knowledge at such a young age which was demonstrated when, during the

Safi Coffee #sipsforthesoul Safi Coffee is a very special initiative led by Hull Collegiate School. It is supported by local businesses and grant funding. We import Ugandan coffee to sell across the UK. Every penny of profit from Safi Coffee sales pays for Ugandan children to attend school. It was back in 2015 when Safi Coffee was born, during a school trip to Uganda. Pupils from Hull Collegiate School volunteered in the South West Region of the country at Great Lakes High School (GLHS) and Kirima Parents Primary School (KPPS). Children and parents there truly value education as an opportunity to escape the cycle of real poverty. Sadly, many youngsters never get the chance. They are trapped on the family land by poverty. The Hull Collegiate pupils witnessed preschool children working barefoot on farmland, using machetes; a sight which inspired them to make a difference. In March, pupils enjoyed a guided tour of Lincoln & York in Brigg where Safi Coffee is being produced. It was a hands on experience where pupils witnessed the very first Safi Coffee beans being roasted, ground and packaged. You can purchase Safi Coffee online or at the Prep or Senior School reception.

01 Picking the coffee beans in Uganda 02 The first bag packaged at Lincoln & York 03 Safi Selfie

GCSE & A Level Results Hull Collegiate School was pleased to announce another set of excellent GCSE and A level results for their Year 11 and Year 13 pupils. Hull Collegiate pupils did exceptionally well in their GCSEs this year. 42% of all grades were A*-A which is a tremendous achievement. 95% of pupils gained five or more A*-C GCSEs. Rebecca Glover, Headteacher said, “Many congratulations to all our pupils for their well deserved results. As a school we add a huge value to the education the pupils are receiving and it is pleasing to see so many achieve well above national standards. We strive for an all round education which meets the needs of children in the 21st century, preparing pupils for the next stage of their education.” The Year 13 A level results ensured pupils secured some of the most prestigious universities and courses in the country, including Cambridge. Anna Kelsall (4A*), who accepted her place to read Land Economy at Cambridge University, said, “I am thrilled with my results and very grateful to the teaching staff for all their support. I am feeling extremely positive about my future.” Many pupils expressed how happy and relieved they felt

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about obtaining the grades to secure their first choice of university, including Josh Hawkard (3A1B) who looks forward to joining York University to study Biomedical Sciences and Robert Sunley-Saez (1A*3A) to study Engineering at Durham University. Having achieved 4As, Libby Gould joined Newcastle University to begin a four year degree with Price Waterhouse Copper in Business, Accounting and Finance through the prestigious Flying Start degree programme. Mrs Glover said, “I am delighted to announce that the A level results this year are exceptional. Many of the pupils at the school have exceeded their target grades and the vast majority of pupils have achieved their first choice of university. 25% of all grades were A*-A and 80% A*- C. The school has achieved a value added of almost half a grade per pupil per subject, which is an outstanding achievement. The hard work that the pupils have put into their studies combined with the dedication of the teaching staff has resulted in highly commendable grades.”

Leaver Destinations 2017 Name

University/Employment/Gap Year


Hollie Aitken William Ball Chloe Barton Lauren Bursell Joseph Codd Thomas Codd Annabel Dodds Hannah Dodds Elizabeth Elton Peter Evans Samuel Fellows Helena Field Rebecca Fraser Elizabeth Gould Sophie Hardy Joshua Hawkard Daisy Healey Lillyanna Healey Reece Hughes Leyla Iredale Amy Jessop Edward Jones Anna Kelsall Olivia King Charles Kripgans Lucy Lowther Oliver Martin George Maynard Millie Newton Emily Poole Lydia Rann Bradley Redfearn Alice Rennison Emma Richards Phoebe Scruton Lily Shrimpton Juliet Smith Robert Somerville– Jacklin Robert Sunley-Saez Jordan Weatherill Harry Wells Benjamin White Luke Wilson

Edge Hill Primary Mathematics Education with QTS Newcastle Chemical Engineering (Industry) Leeds Law with Hispanic Law University for the Creative Arts Acting and Performance Bishop Burton College Wildlife and Conservation Management GAP Year Northumbria Foundation Year in Business Northumbria Fine Art Northumbria Business with Management Loughborough Materials Engineering Leeds Beckett Business and Management Leicester Management Studies Newcastle Business Management Newcastle Business Accounting & Finance (inc PWC placement) Newcastle Business Accounting & Finance (inc PWC placement) York Biomedical Sciences Nottingham Trent Psychology Hull College Foundation Art and Design Reading Law Leeds Beckett Fashion Marketing Hull Law GAP Year Cambridge Land Economy York St John History Leeds Beckett Landscape Architecture and Design De Montfort Fashion Buying with Marketing York Accounting, Business Finance & Management (1yr industry) York Electronic and Computer Engineering (1yr industry) Hull Psychology Northumbria Environmental Science Leeds Beckett Fashion Employment Tulip Estate Agents (Real Estate) Nottingham Trent Law Hull Law Sheffield Hallam Interior Design Salford Nursing—Registered Nurse (child) Salford Biomedical Science GAP Year Durham General Engineering Employment Motor Depot (Sales) GAP Year Bournemouth Computing Hull Mechanical Engineering

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Profile for Hull Collegiate School

Collegian 2016 to 2017  

The magazine of Hull Collegiate School for the academic year 2016 to 2017.

Collegian 2016 to 2017  

The magazine of Hull Collegiate School for the academic year 2016 to 2017.