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Year 9 & 10 Travel & Tourism students visit Netherlands DAY ONE: We left on the 26th June at 8.30am. We all met at school, where we waited for our coach driver. Our first stop was at Bridlington to see Flamborough head and the sea defences. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time at the seaside! We then visited Mappleton which has one of the fastest eroding coastlines in Europe! We arrived at Hull at 5.30pm where we caught the overnight ferry to Rotterdam, it was a fantastic experience! DAY TWO: We left the ferry at 8.30am and joined up with Geoff the coach driver who took us to Volendam which was built on reclaimed land. We then travelled into Amsterdam to do lots of sightseeing. Later on we all met up and we went to Anne Frank Museum, it was very emotional and interesting something we will always remember. After a long day we went to the hotel, where all the students had a laugh and relaxed before our final day in the Netherlands. DAY THREE: We were up early so we could set off to Efteling theme park! It was a great day with lots of roller-coasters and more sunny weather. From the park we went straight to Rotterdam to catch the ferry back to Hull. Overall, I think the Amsterdam trip was amazing. We all have many great memories which will never be forgotten. Chelsie Singleton - 10HN

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Year 8 Elective Learning Throughout the year the Elective Learning groups have spent their time with Mr Barnes and Miss Masefield planning an expedition to Pendle Hill.

Year10 Geography fieldtrip to Ambleside The Year 10 Geographers recently visited Ambleside to complete research and collect data for their Controlled Assessment which they will be starting in September.

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School Announcements Rhyddings will close for the Summer break at 12 noon on Friday 20th July. The Belthorn bus has been rescheduled for this time. School will reopen for Years 7, 10 & 11 on Tuesday 4th September. All years are in from Wednesday 5th September. The Belthorn Bus 880 service timetable for the Autumn Term 2012 is as follows: 08.05 Belthorn Pack Horse - Rhyddings (08.25) 15.20 Rhyddings - Belthorn You’re hired! Our enterprising Year 8 Students will be involved in running the school shop again from September, designing and making the products in Design Technology!

School Holidays 2012-13 g4r4tgtrg AUTUMN TERM 2012 Re-open (Y7,10,11 only) All Years return Teacher Training Day Mid-term closure Closure after school

Tuesday 4 September 2012 Wednesday 5 September Friday 28 September 2012 (students not in school) Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2012 (inclusive) Friday 21 December 2012

SPRING TERM 2013 Re-open on Mid-term closure Closure after school

Monday 7 January 2013 Monday 18 February – Friday 22 February 2013 (inclusive) Wednesday 27 March 2013

SUMMER TERM 2013 Re-open on May Day Holiday Mid-term closure Closure after school on

Monday 15 April 2013 Monday 6 May 2013 Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May 2013 (inclusive) Friday 19 July 2013

s a e d i r o f g n i l g Strug this summer? There’s plenty of things going on to help beat the boredom. Visit www.lancashire.gov.uk and search ‘summer fun’

Uniform Update The new academic year will soon be upon us, with this in mind, please help us get off to a positive start by ensuring that all students are correctly dressed for the school day. Uniform regulations are listed below. If an item of clothing or footwear is not listed, it is not school uniform. YEARS 7-10 Black tailored trousers or black knee length tailored skirt White collared shirt [no rever collars permitted] Black Rhyddings Blazer with logo on pocket flap Silver-grey Rhyddings tie (repeated logo design) Black ‘V’ neck jumper with grey detail around neck (optional) Black,grey or white socks or black tights Plain black flat shoes – no black trainers, boots or canvas pumps/shoes YEAR 11 Black tailored trousers or knee length skirt White collared shirt [no rever collars permitted] Plain black, low heel, shoes Plain black, grey, white socks or plain black or natural tights Rhyddings dark navy Year 11 tie (repeated logo design) From September 2012 – compulsory Rhyddings Year 11 grey V neck jumper with black trim – no other jumper or cardigan is permitted. ALL YEARS Skirt – No pencil skirts which would restrict movement or lycra type ‘clingy’ skirts or trousers. Shoes – No black trainers, boots or canvas pumps/shoes Plain black hijab may be worn Outdoor coats – No fleece hoodies are allowed. Outdoor coats should be of a dark colour with a reflective strip or piping for safety. Outdoor clothing (coats, scarves, hats, gloves etc) must be removed on entry to classrooms. PE KIT – ALL YEARS – BOYS & GIRLS One black/white training shirt One pair of black football socks One pair of black football shorts (Asian heritage girls are allowed to wear black tracksuit bottoms) Trainers Please also note the additional points below: Students in Years 7, 8 & 9 are not permitted to wear make-up. Any worn by students in Years 10 & 11 must be discreet. Coloured nail polish, acrylic or gel nails are not permitted. Jewellery is restricted to one small stud earring in each ear and a watch only. Ear stretchers, nose studs and other body piercings are not permitted. Only natural hair colours are acceptable in school and hairstyles should not be extreme; shaved patterns/stripes on either scalp or eyebrow are not permitted nor are mohican style haircuts. Any hairbands must be black. All students must have a bag for their books and equipment. All items should be clearly labelled with the student’s name and form. For clarification on any aspect of uniform or appearance please contact the school. Stockists of Uniform (except ties, available from school): Abbey Street Shopping Centre, 2-4 Abbey Street, Accrington D Whittaker & Co., 10 Ainsworth Street, Blackburn


Rhyddings News July 2012