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16 - 20 June 2014


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Dinner Time Rota (No bags in Dining Hall) B Hall

Packed Lunch

Sitting 1

Year 7

Year 7

D1 and D3

Sitting 2

Year 9 & 8

Year 8

B Hall and D2

Year 9

Social Area D Floor

Rotating lunchtime sittings will be for Years 7, 8 and 9 only. Years 10 and 11 have optional sittings. Bags must not be taken into B Hall/The Courtyard Cafe at lunchtime unless you have essential medication (i.e. Epipen or Diabetic equipment).

School Nurse drop-in Session: Tuesday 17th June, Medical Room. No appointments required, they are here to listen not to tell!

iPad drop in session: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.15pm - K3

Independent Learning : (click here for the link)

Year 7 Public Speaking were fantastic!

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Well done to our Year 7 orators who took part in the Year 7 Public Speaking Competition on Monday. The standard was incredibly high, and in the words of Judge, Mrs Jones, ‘tough to call.’. Subjects ranged from ‘Are pop stars good role models?’ to the rather apt ‘What advice would you give to the new Headteacher?’. The teams consisted of:

I Band: 7LAM

G Band: 7SL

Eliot Thompson, Camille Ribeiro and Emily Field

Ellen Williams, Olly Carter and Charlotte Saville

Individual winners were:   

Best Chair, Camille Ribeiro Best Scripted Speech, Robbie Matthews Eleanor Dear, Best Impromptu Speech

S band were award the best group performance... S Band: 7PB Eleanor Dear, Robbie Matthews and Euan Bell

...a special well done to the Year 7 audience who listened attentively throughout!

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2014 Exams...over! Today, 13th June, sees the final exam for our Year 11 students, and I’m sure they are all breathing a huge sigh of relief. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to sharing their success in August. Next Friday, 20 th June, is their Summer Ball at the Craigland’s, a chance to celebrate and kick back. Exams can be a stressful time for all involved and can mean additional room changes, as well as heeding silence notices. You have all coped admirably with this...well done!

Pastor Ivan Lugolobi We welcomed Pastor Ivan again into to school this week; he joined a Year 8 assembly and enjoyed 7MPC’s Citizenship lesson with Mr Stonehouse. Ilkley Grammar School has a growing association with The Revival Centre, Matugga, Uganda, a school and orphanage north of Kampala ran by Pastor Ivan who has visited us most years in the last ten or so; a number of our students have also gone out to Matugga to support their work on the ground. The secondary school and vocational skills centre at Revival aim to give all students a package of academic qualifications and skills that will enable them to get a good job to support themselves and their families or (given financial support) to move into higher education. Visit for more information about the Revival Centre and what Pastor Ivan does.

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Attendance Measure Congratulations to 8ADM who secured a top attendance of 100% this week. There is no attendance measure for Year 11, 12 and 13 as they are not currently in school.

Coming Up… 13 June Final GCSE Exam for Year 11

16 June Highest Attending Tutor Group 2-6 June 2014

Year 10 GCSE French Orals

18 June

Attendance Percentage


Hidden Art Project—keep your eyes peeled!

23/24/25 June Year 10 Mock Interviews


24 June Gurdwara Interfaith Visit for Year 7 80

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Tutor Group

27 June Training Day—school closed

Super Tutor Group Update It’s that time of year again and the race for Super Tutor Group is on! The winners will enjoy an afternoon at the Lido or Shipley Bowl (although last year’s Year 10 took the option of the Lido as well as the weather was so nice!) The cut off for collation and counting of points and certificates is Friday 11th June. So aim high, go for gold, silver, bronze or even platinum and help secure your tutor group as Super Tutor group for 2014. Super Tutor Leader Board





Community Sports Day—Wednesday 9th July Click here for the booklet detailing all the information you will need to choose your school-based activities in the coming days. Have a browse through the information and decide which 3 activities you would like to do this Community Sports Day. These could be something you love already or something that you’ve always wanted to try, or could be something you’ve never heard of before and in the full spirit of what are Communities are all about, you’re willing to give them a go for your Community! Further information about how you sign up for your activities will be sent to you shortly and you must get you choices in straightaway to avoid disappointment! Start choosing today!

GCSE Overview Year 10

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Year 11

Well done to our U15B and U13 girls’ tennis team who played Woodhouse Grove on Tuesday. The scores don’t reflect just how close the matches were! The scores, before the weather interrupted the matches, were: U15B AEGON match - lost 1-5 U13 (friendly match) - winning 2-1 but rain stopped play!

Congratulations to our U13 rounders team who were in action against Oakbank on Monday. They played fantastically well. As they prepared themselves for their last match in the Bradford League, they knew what they needed to do in order to qualify for the League Finals and a lunchtime session alongside a change of tactics gave them a strong determination to carry out the plan. They all rose to the challenge superbly! They needed lots of rounders; they batted strongly and took their chances well - it paid off securing 10.5 rounders. They needed to stop the other team scoring as many rounders; 1s t ball - caught out, 3rd ball - stumped out, 6th ball - caught out, and so it continued! The tactics worked, the team were focused, with catches galore, they provided an emphatic display of fielding skills and finished the game with their opponents all out with only a half rounder scored. Job done! We just need to hope our rounder difference overall is now good enough to get us through...whatever happens, the team cannot be faulted for enthusiasm, commitment and skill. Well done to the Squad: Sophie Armitage (8ADM) (Capt.), Kirsty McMillan (JRW) (Vice Capt.), Ellie Cooper (8ALC), Bea Waller (8JRW), Nisha Cant (8HM), Izzy Atkinson (8HM), Niamh Hyslop (8ADM), Caitlin Rhodes (8GPS), Izzy Weir (8HM) and Becky Hadfield (8ADM)

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B MONDAY 16 June




AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND FIXTURES Y7 Rounders @ Oakbank (SMB) Y7 Boys’ Cricket v BGS @ BRCC (SP) 1pm start Y7/8 Scrum Kings Training (ACF) Gym 12.15-12.45pm DANCE Club - All ages (JW) Gym 3.15-4.15pm Y7 FOOTBALL (PLB) School Fields 3-4.30pm Y7/8 ROUNDERS Club (SHR) IGS Fields 3.30-4.30pm U13 Girls’ + U 15 Boys’ / Girls’ + U15B Girls’ AEGON Tennis @ BGS (SHR/ MWC) U13B + U15B Girls’ Tennis v Beckfoot (H) (SHR) Y7,8,9,10 Swimming Gala @ Ilkley Pool (SSM) Y7,8,9,10 Boys’/ Girls’ ATHLETICS Club (SMB/LV/MWC) IGS Fields 3.304.30pm Sports’ Leaders’ : Cricket (PLB) IGS Fields 3.45-5pm Rounders semi-finals @ IGS fields* t.b.c Athletics Regional B Final @ Thorns Park, Wakefield (MWC) Depart @ 10am Y9/10 Scrum Kings Training (ACF) Gym 12.15-12.45pm Girls’ Synchro (Mrs Gooch) Pool 3-4.30pm Y9/10 ROUNDERS Club (SMB) IGS Fields 3.30-4.30pm Y7/8 Outdoor CRICKET Nets (SP) BR Cricket Club 3.30-4.30pm Sports’ Leaders’ : Athletics (PLB) BR Astro 3.45-5pm Y7/8 TENNIS Club (SHR) Cts 3.15-4.30pm

Y7B + Y8B Rounders v Upper Wharfedale (A) (LV) Y9/10 TENNIS Club (AJH) Cts 3.15-4.30pm Sports’ Leaders’ : Rounders (PLB) BR Astro 3.30-5pm Y9/10 Boys’ CRICKET Nets (ACF) BR Cricket Club 3.30-4.30pm

Sports’ Leaders’ : Rounders (PLB) BR Astro 3.45-5pm

FRIDAY 20 June

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Fantastic stories in the press this week...

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Lighting a Beacon Thirty six young engineers from Rossett, Skipton and IGS had a glimpse of the future when taking part in the Institute of Engineering and Technology Challenge at Ermysted’s Grammar School on Wednesday June 11th . Ilkley Grammar represented by:




White Team Joe Haigh (8GPS), Ben Bearpark (8GPS), Adam Cooke (8JP), Jacob Cooke (8MWC), Nathan Foster (8MWC) and Harry Clough (8MWC)

The White Team

Blue Team Emily Guillard (8MWC), Helena Leach (8GPS), Emma Cooper (8ALC), Isaac Herrington (8JRW), Matthew Hall (8CW/SF) and Matthew Boyle ((8KL).

The Blue Team

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Students were challenged to build a warning beacon conveying information useful to cyclists about the road or weather conditions ahead. They were asked to design and build a circuit from electronic components which had to be paid for out of a fixed budget. Several completely new skills had to be mastered quickly, as well as the traditional ones of teamwork, time keeping and detailed planning. The circuit was to be housed inside a plastic casing of the team’s own design. For many of us, students and teachers alike, the most exciting moment was when these structures began to appear on the 3D printers – this was the first time any of us had ever seen them working in ‘real life’.

The White team’s design being created on their 3D printer The Blue Team’s 3D printer working on their design

The final product was presented to the expert audience (and the rest of us!) in a sales pitch. Despite the genuine toughness of the challenge all the teams managed to complete the task, but our White Team above were chosen as the winners because of their intricate and imaginative solution and they have received as prizes, vouchers for a 1 hour taster session, including bike and helmet hire, at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

The White Team accepting their prizes

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Well done and thank you to all twelve of the students for their ingenuity, patience, enthusiasm and creativity and, it goes almost without saying, for their impeccable manners and exemplary behaviour. Few would disagree that our country is going to need lots of people with skills in Science, Design and Technology in the coming decades. The teams told me that their existing interest in Engineering as a career had been increased further by this experience and this, for me, rounded off a very successful day. Mr Beaumont

SUMMER MENU It’s all abut the puddings this week...wild berry fool, crumble (not once but twice baked!) and chocolate cake...what’s not to love about the meal deal!

Available daily…

There is also a range of cold meals, sandwiches and pizzas available every day and remember the meal deal is still only £2.15. This includes a hot meal and a pudding or drink. The same price covers a choice from the cold selection and a juice and a small dessert. Page 10

Year 7 Production: Remaining Audition Dates 

Friday 13th DRAMA BOYS Lunch in P7 Tuesday 17th SINGING (Final) Lunch in A7 Thursday 19th PRODUCTION MEETING. Put together the company list - Lunch in P7


For more information, email us at

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… t e g r o f t ’ Don s i y a d s ’ r e h t . a e F n u J h t 5 1 y a Sund

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Summer of Sport The FIFA World Cup 12th June—13th July The 20th FIFA World Cup, hosted by Brazil for a second time, previous being in 1950, started yesterday. Brazil was elected unchallenged as host nation in 2007 after the international football federation, FIFA, decreed that the tournament would be staged in South America for the first time since 1978 in Argentina, and the fifth time overall. The national teams of 31 countries advanced through qualification competitions that began in June 2011 to participate with the host nation Brazil in the final tournament. A total of 64 matches are to be played in twelve cities across Brazil in either new or redeveloped stadiums, with the tournament beginning with a group stage. For the first time at a World Cup Finals, the matches will use goal-line technology. Spain is the defending champion, having defeated the Netherlands 1–0 in the 2010 World Cup final, in South Africa, to win its first World title. England kick off their first match in the group stage on Saturday 14 th June against Italy. Is this England’s year? Click here for a full World Cup match schedule.

Wimbledon 23rd June—6th July The ultimate grass tennis tournament will serve up its usual championship standard of tennis. Can Andy Murray be victorious again...will we be able to cope with round after round of nail biting tennis action?

Tour de France 5th—27th July With the Grand Depart taking place right on our doorstep and the initial stage going past our school playing field, all eyes will be on the yellow jersey! Can Chris Froome make it 3 years in a row for a Great Britain win?

Commonwealth Games 23rd July—3rd August The 2014 Commonwealth Games, officially the XX Commonwealth Games, will be held in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and Angus, Scotland, over 11 days of competition The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games promise to be the best Commonwealth Games ever. 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories will compete in 17 sports over 11 days. From the precision of lawn bowls to the exciting combat of wrestling and judo, from the high adrenaline of track events to the grace and beauty of gymnastics, 2014 in Glasgow will be the stage for a fantastic summer of sport, as well as a range of cultural and arts events open to everyone.

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