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19 - 23 May @ilkleygrammar


Dinner Time Rota (No bags in Dining Hall)

B Hall Sitting 1

Year 7

Sitting 2

Year 9 & 8

Packed Lunch Year 7 M3 and M5 Year 8 B Hall and M7 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). th

School Nurse Drop-in Session: Tuesday 20 May – 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) Our own IGS Hero!

Well done to Emma Powell who won Stray FM’s Local Heroes Sporting Achievement award last Friday night. The ceremony was held at Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate, and it was the second year in a row that an IGS student walked away with the award. Emma (8JP) is a climber, and a very good one at that, who started climbing at age 7 and within the last 6 months has ventured into the world of ice climbing. Recently competing in the 2014 World Youth Ice Climbing Championships, Champagny-enVanoise, France, Emma representing the GB team, came 3rd. Emma is now ranked 3rd in the world in the under 16s category, and continues to manage both her academic studies and achieve her very best in the world of climbing. Emma is a real credit to herself, her family and the school. To achieve such great success and be recognised within the wider community has only been possible through Emma’s sheer hard work and determination, and considerable talent. We are very proud of her. Page 1

Click here to watch Emma’s interview with Stray FM

Who’s got their eye on the top spot?

Last year S band topped the Learning Communities winner’s board. The points have been stacking up this year. The dodge ball competition awarded S-100 points, I-75 points and G-50 points and ‘I'm a student get me out of here’ finished as S-100 points, I-75 points and G-50 points. So the running totals are: I-150 points, G-100 points and S-200 points. It’s still all to play for... Vertical assemblies have been organised to launch the raft of activities that will be available for you to take part in on our Community Sports Day (Wednesday 9th July) and to give general information about how you can sign up. The assemblies will be mixed band in the following order; Tuesday 20th May 7MPC ,7SL, 7PB, 8JP, 8CW, 8HM, 9JLF, 9SMD and 9SCB Wednesday 21th May 7SP ,7LG , 7PDH, 8GPS, 8KL, 8ADM, 9JI, 9CT and 9BJS Thursday 22nd May 7LNR, 7HED/KE, 7DSF, 8MWC, 8ALC, 8JRW, 9DMM, 9AHF and 9LO

Turn your Lost into Found! Here goes...coats, shoes, jumpers, umbrellas, socks(!), shorts, glasses, rugby tops, bags, full PE kits, blazers and ties.. that pretty much sums up what is in the lost property box at the moment. The problem is it won’t be in there for will be cleared out on Friday 23rd May, just before half term. So get in your parents’ good books, go find your missing items and ensure you are fully equipped for school...come on, how can you lose your blazer or a pair of specs?

Attendance Measure Well done in particular to 7PDH, 9AHF, 9BJS and 10VEB who all secured 100% attendance last week!

Attendance Percentage

Monday 19th May: Year 10 Geography Fieldwork Celebratory Art Exhibition (all week)

Best Attendance Tutor Group 5-9 May 2014

Wednesday 21st May: Art Exhibition Open Evening


Thursday 22nd May: Year 10 Saltaire Visit


Half term Monday 26 May—Friday 30th May School reopens Monday 2nd June for the last half term for summer, 8 very busy weeks! th


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Coming Up…


12/13 KS


Amber Woffinden Congratulations to Amber Woffinden (7DSF) who, for the second consecutive season, has qualified for the Lawn Tennis Associations' National Talent ID Day. This includes the top 16 players nationally in each age group being tested and assessed on their talent and future potential in tennis, which then enables the players to gain funding, supporting them on their pathway to excellence. Amber not only achieved this high recognition but also ultimately finished 13th in the country, a fantastic result!

Well done to Charlie Day (7LG) who was recently awarded the U12 Player of the Season award by Ben Rhydding Hockey Club. He has also been selected to represent West Yorkshire U12 this Sunday. Good luck Charlie!

Congratulations to Jemima Elgood (10VEB), Lucy Jacques (10AJH) and Lucy Haines (10VEB) who represented Ilkley Harriers and took part in the U16 cross country race at Cowpe at the weekend. The results were: Lucy Haines 1st, Jemima Elgood 2nd and Lucy Jacques 3rd. They even beat the boys in the running club...well done girls!

Congratulations to our Year 7 rounders team who played their first rounders matches on Monday. They had 2 wins against University Academy Keighley (14-0) and Oakbank School (13-9) and 1 loss against Beckfoot (6-11).

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Well done to our budding mathematicians who took part in the University of Leeds Half Term Maths Challenge. We had 7 winners in the different age groups, who have all been invited to the Celebration Evening on Wednesday 21st May at the University of Leeds. In the Junior section Sophia Richards (8ADM) was awarded first prize, Alex Harris (7SL) second prize and Isabel Gallagher (8GPS) and Nathan Foster (8MWC) were awarded merits. In the Senior team James Flanagan (10PPB) was awarded first prize and both Victoria Hepworth (9SCB) and Millie Savage (9LO) were awarded third prize. And all of this was in their half term!

Well done to India Sahota (7LAM) who is the first student in the whole school to achieve their Platinum Certificate. India has received over 160 credits so far this year, this is an outstanding achievement.

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SUMMER MENU Double cheese macaroni, roast turkey with the full mashings and tacos...mmm mmm!

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There is also a range of cold meals, sandwiches and pizzas available every day and remember the meal deal is still only ÂŁ2.15. 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 5

Boys’ Uniform Our school uniform states that charcoal, not black, trousers must be worn. We have received confirmation this week that both Dobson and Robinson and Trutex (our official school uniform stockists) have charcoal trousers, in all sizes, in stock. Students who do not wear our correct uniform will be challenged!

Dreamed of Being in a Band? To mark the start of the Tour de France a Yorkshire band, Hope and Social, are visiting places on the route and performing some very exciting gigs. They want people to join their band and perform with them on stage! They are coming to Addingham on the afternoon of Saturday June the 21st and would like people from IGS to join them on stage and perform some of their songs. The band are going to work with interested people before the gig so you don't have to be musical, just have lots of enthusiasm! If you think you would be interested in this please let your tutor know. If you want to find out more about the gig check out the following website:

Lord of the Flies

Phoenix Dance Theatre are coming into school to run a highly energetic workshop. They are looking for boys/young men to perform in an adaptation of "Lord of the Flies" at Bradford Alhambra later this year. The workshop will be fun, interesting and challenging. If they think you have what it takes then you could be performing with a highly respected company on the big stage! The workshop is on Monday 19th May 3.10-4.40pm in the Gym. You will need to bring a change of clothes and a signed reply slip from home. There are limited places. We can only have 25 students participating. If you are interested in a place and haven’t received an email from Miss Watson please see her before Monday, click on the following links for more information www.thelowry. (information about the Manchester leg of the national tour, the company are looking for local talent in numerous cities).

For information on the Bradford show use this link

Swimming Gala Meeting- Monday 19th May 12.05 P6 Thank you to all those who have volunteered to compete in the swimming gala on June 17th against Prince Henry's and St Mary's. We have the start of a brilliant team but still need more swimmers from all year groups. There will be a short meeting on Monday 19 th for everyone interested. Please come along if you have already signed up or are interested in finding out more details. Look forward to seeing you there! Miss Smith

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Don’t Miss this Fantastic Opportunity! Warhorse is a powerful and uplifting story of young Albert, his beloved horse Joey, and the unimaginable obstacles they overcome, both individually and together.



The play is coming to the Bradford Alhambra, and we are offering you the chance to see it! Tickets are available for Years 9-13 (cost ÂŁ20) for the performance on Tuesday 10th June 7.30pm. See Ms Ramrattan if you would like a letter about attending this production.


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Leeds’ annual food and drink festival is back for 2014 and this year it’s even bigger and better than ever before. The Leeds Food and Drink Festival aims to become the biggest and best urban food festival in the UK with a diverse range of tasty events. Page 11

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