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19 APRIL 2013

Settle College Principal’s Newsletter Snow closure, Texting, Exam Updates, Student of the month, Parentmail P1 Revision Guide P2 We Will Rock You P3 Comic Relief, School Term and Holiday Dates, Parent Partnership Group P4 Holidays in Term Time, Settle College Uniform, Parentpay P5 School Calendar P6 Talkabout and Fair Trade Fortnight P7 Young Enterprise P8 Ski Trip P9 PE P10—14 Youth Support Service P 15

Start date after Easter Please note that we return to college after the Easter holiday on:

Monday 15th April 2013

Staff Changes Best wishes to Mr Fletcher who leaves us at Easter after 18 months working with the science department.

Once again, our thanks to all students and parents for your continued support.

Appointment of the new Principal The appointment process is well under way. The closing date for applications was Friday 22nd March. Shortlisting took place on Wednesday 27th March with final interviews on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd April.

New Appointments Mr S Wiggins– Subject Leader for RE and PSHCE Mrs R Mason—Teacher of Catering

From the Vice Principal Thank you for the warm welcome that I have received as new Vice Principal. It has been a pleasure to meet so many of you. Mr M Renshaw

Ski Trip The ski trip has just returned from a very successful week in Les Menuires, France. The staff reported that this was ‘the best trip ever, our students were fantastic ambassadors for Settle College, behaviour was excellent and the whole trip very enjoyable. Thanks to Mr Hulzebus, Mrs Lonsdale and Miss Horsfall for leading the trip which also included students from Upper Wharfedale. Letters for next years’ trip are available from Mr Hulzebus.

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Snow Closure Arrangements Please remember that, in the event of bad weather, including snow, information about whether the College is open or not will be on the College website ( and local radio stations. Please do not rely on word of mouth. Students sometimes get it wrong! If we have an up to date mobile number, we can also send you a text alert.

Texting to Parents Please be aware that the College continues to operate a text messaging service to alert you to important information such as Snow Closure and Parent’s Evenings. Parent/Carers have to register for this through ParentMail. The details are shown opposite. Please note this is a change to the previous procedure where the College was able to do the registration for you. If you have any difficulties registering, please contact Mrs Daley. g.daley@settlecollege.

Exam Updates Summer GCE and GCSE examinations begin on Monday 13th May and finish on Tuesday 25th June. In order for all students to be prepared please make sure that all the necessary equipment is provided well in advance. Students will need a selection of pens, pencils, a ruler, rubber and a clear pencil case (if they intend to use a pencil case). Other equipment such as calculators will be needed as and when instructed by their class teacher. The following revision guide may help students with their study. Many departments at Settle College have lots of revision help on the school’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This can be found under links on the College website.

Student of the Month The winners for February were: Y7—Olivia Schofield Y8—Isobel Clements Y9—Emelia Sharp Y10—Harriet Parker Y11—Gavin Hill 6th Form—Emma Gilbert Technologists- Chloe Robinson, Jack Pinder, Sarah Holgate The winners for March were: Y7—Grace Baxter Y8—Cassie Hastie Y9—Emily Campbell Y10—Sam Bolton Y11—Jack Brennand 6th Form—Ruby Horsfall Technologist—Oscar Clements, Katie Long

Electronic Communications

Settle College is keen to use electronic communications, including Text Messaging and Emails as much as possible. This way we know the communications are reaching home as well as reducing postage and printing costs. We will use this service in the future to notify parents of emergency closures, transport issues, reminders about reports and other events in college. Letters have been sent out to all new students and we would encourage you to complete the online registration, following the instructions on the letter, as soon as possible to help us communicate with you more effectively. Should you need a replacement letter, please email the College on and ask for a replacement Parentmail letter.


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Try not to

plan a revision timetable so that the bulk of your revision is completed before the exams start; get an overview of each course, and then select areas for more detailed revision; decide how much work you personally need to do;

leave it all to the last minute; revise each course in detail;


find out the best time of day for you and plan to do most work then;

compare the amount of work you are doing with that of your friends; push yourself to revise at a biological ‘low’ time;


take a ten minute break after every fifty minutes;

work for more than an hour without a break;


include a couple of free evenings each week in your timetable;

work every evening;


take a day completely away from revision from time to time and go outside, away from the working atmosphere; fix times to discuss revision topics with your friends;

work all day, every day;

work at an uncluttered desk, without too many distractions in the way of papers or posters; tidy up after each revision session and put books away;

work surrounded with distractions and unread papers and books; leave books and notes open as a distraction;


eat sensibly and regularly;

live on snack meals, chocolate, biscuits etc.;


establish a regular sleeping pattern;

miss out on sleep;


get help with problems before they get too big - if friends or family can’t help, then see your tutor

suffer in silence and let worry stop you working.




do all your work on your own;


We Will Rock You

Settle College has rocked audiences with a production of Ben Elton’s ‘We Will Rock You’ which ran for three nights with tickets sold out. The cast, band, choir, staging/backstage crew and staff of Settle College all joined together to create a superb show filled with spectacular talent. This year the college has undergone a massive change with Year 7 and 8 students joining the college and ‘We Will Rock You’ has given them the chance to get involved with something creative and fun whilst getting to know other students. Set in the future where music has been outlawed, two newly found bohemians (outcasts from the GaGa Kids) - Galileo and Scaramouche set out to bring down the Evil Killer Queen and her plan to rule the universe with C.R.A.P. (Computer Recorded Automated Pop). Helped along the way by fellow bohemians all of whom are named from Icons of Music History, Brittany Spears, Meatloaf, Robbie Williams, Bob the Builder and an ageing hippie ‘Pop’. The production is a nationally recognised show, where the music of Queen has been long lost and forgotten. Songs such as ‘Radio GAGA’, ‘I Want to Break Free’, ’Somebody to Love’, ’Killer Queen’, ’Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ’Who Wants to Live Forever’, ’Fat Bottomed Girls’, ’Hammer to Fall’, ’We Will Rock You’ and ’We Are the Champions’ were all performed to a professional standard. Principal cast members, who were all aged between 13-17, included: Ed Garland as ‘Galileo’, Sophie Cooper as ‘Scaramouche’, Jess Edwards as ‘Meatloaf’, Tom Hollyhead as ‘Britney Spears’, Molly McHale as ‘Killer Queen’, Bretton Lord as ‘Pop’ and Ruby Horsfall as ‘Commander Kashogi’ with other parts of the production being filled by students of a variety of different ages including students from ten local Primary schools. Everyone acted and san beautifully, with clarity and conviction, oozing talent. Whilst many of the show’s actors are enjoying getting involved in the production simply for fun, for other students, this is actually part of their ‘A’ level or GCSE course which involves them either performing in the play or even involves them in organising different aspects of the production such as: make-up, costume, lighting and sound or directing. These students have had to make sure that the production is as successful as possible in order for them to achieve their desired grade. Overall, the production has been a huge success and this has been because of all of the people qho have been involved to make it one of the college’s biggest productions ever. Emma Taylor Student PAGE 3

Comic Relief The whole of the College contributed towards raising a total of £1204.31. Starting on Thursday 14th March we held an inter-house ‘bake-off’. Students from all year groups contributed towards bringing ingredients, baking or selling their products. The winning house was Kingsdale with a very impressive total of £196. The baking theme continued on the Monday with a staff ‘bake-off’. Ms Doyle was the very clear winner, followed by many requests for her closely guarded recipe secrets. On the Friday, all of the students were invited to wear their own clothes with a theme of red and the Sixth Form dressed up as superheroes or came to college in onesies. The main event was the ‘to goo or not to goo’ staff versus students quiz in the hall. A sell out crowd of students came to watch as Mr Renshaw and the other members of staff came away covered in slime and goo. Everyone involved in raising money had a great time and all of the students should be congratulated for the way they organised activities and conducted themselves. Mr J Pinchin Head of Sixth Form

School News School Term & Holiday Dates: 2012/2013

Parent Partnership Group

Return to College on Monday 15th April 2013 Summer Term 2013 Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Parent Partnership is an opportunity to meet and to share issues. All parents are very welcome to attend, the agenda is very informal.

Half Term Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May Term Ends Friday 19th July

At previous meetings we have discussed:  College food  Changes to the options structure  Changes to the lower school

Autumn Term 2013 (Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd September are training days for staff) Term starts For Years 7, 8 & 9: Wednesday 4th September For Year 10-13: Thursday 5th September

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 16th May 2013 at 6pm in the Upper School Conference Room. Please contact Mrs K Shutes by email at k.shutes@settlecollege. for more information.

Half Term Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November Term Ends Friday 20th December

Spring Term 2014 (Monday 6th January is a training day for staff) Term starts Tuesday 7th January Half Term Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February Term Ends Friday 4th April


Holidays in Term Time Parent Pay As you know the current College Policy is to approve up to 5 days of holiday in term time in exceptional circumstances. Last term:  58 (12.5%) students took holidays in term time  225.5 school days were lost  This amounts to 0.5% of potential attendance for the autumn term While we understand that for some parents it is difficult to get any time off in school holidays, this is a small minority. There are 12 weeks of school holidays each year and most parents can manage to get at least two weeks in order to take a break away together. We are not allowed to give permission for holidays in term time where cost is the primary concern. Similarly we are not allowed to give permission for students to go on holiday other than with members of their immediate family.

During the spring term we frequently have requests for skiing holidays. The Governors have agreed to allow the school ski trip to go in term time rather than the Easter holiday in order to make the trip financially accessible so we know that students do have this opportunity at a reasonable cost. Holidays in term time have a great impact on students learning and achievement in both Key Stage 4 and the Sixth Form. The Governors have decided that from September the Principal will only be allowed to authorise holidays in term time of up to 5 days in Key Stage 3. The Principal will not be allowed to authorise any holidays in term time in Key Stage 4 or the Sixth Form, other than an approved educational activity or in very exceptional circumstances. This is inline with the policy in other schools in North Craven.

Parent Pay is an electronic system which enables parents and students to pay online for trips, uniform, memory sticks, art equipment etc. It is quick and easy and stops any worries you might have about cheques and cash being lost in transit to the office. It is proving very popular so far If you have forgotten your log-in details or need any help with the system, please contact Mrs Rushton in the school office or email

Settle College Uniform Following feedback received from parents, the Governors have reviewed the College uniform requirements. From May 2013 uniform will be available to purchase from MC Sports in Skipton and Pigtails in High Bentham. Both stores will be represented at Transfer Evening on 10th July 2013 and parents will be able to order uniform during the event. Over a transition period during the summer term, uniform will still be available directly from Settle College online shop. The shop will publish special offers for stock items after the Easter holiday. During the summer term we will publish an updated Settle College uniform policy, featuring a reduction in compulsory items. Thank you for continuing to support Settle College by sending students to College in the appropriate uniform. This is a very important part of the College’s ethos. Mrs D Hecker-Woodhead School Business Manager PAGE 5

School Calendar APRIL


15 College re-opens (8:40 am) 14-21 Year 7 French Exchange (French visit Settle) 26 Post 16 Offers Published A2 Geography fieldwork


MAY 2 Arts Evening (6.30pm) 13-17 Year 7/8 Core Exams 16 Parent Partnership (6-7pm) – Upper School Conference Room 24 Year 13 Study Leave if permission granted Sixth Form Ball Stirk House 27-31 Half Term JUNE 3 College re-opens 5 Year 7 Enrichment Day 4 – Enterprise 6 Year 8 Enrichment Day 4 - Enterprise 10 Year 12 return to Year 13 lessons 11-18 Settle College French Exchange to Herbignac, Brittany 12 Music Evening (6.30pm) – Upper School Hall 17 Year 12 Higher Education Evening 20 WW1 Battlefields Parents’ Information Evening 24-28 Year 7 East Barnby Residential

Junior Prize Giving (7.00pm) – Upper School Hall 5 Y11 Study Leave commences 7pm Y11 Prom at The Rendezvous, Skipton 7-10 WW1 Battlefields Trip 10 Transfer Evening (6.30pm) – Upper School Hall 11 Year 7 Transfer Day Parent Partnership (6-7pm) 15-19 Year 10 Work Experience 16 Sports Day 19 End of Term – early finish AUGUST 15 22 23

GCE AS/A2 Results Day (10:00am Upper School Hall) GCSE Results Day (10:00 am Upper School Hall) Sixth Form Enrolment Day – Upper School Hall

Sixth Form Taster Days The taster day was extremely successful with 76 students from Year 11 attending a series of sample lessons. The students were invited to have a morning of being a Sixth Former and using the facilities including the bistro, library and study areas. All of the students involved worked really hard during the morning and took advantage of the opportunity to talk to staff and to think about their options for next year. Following these discussion and interviews with students about the timetable we have almost finished making the final amendments and the next stage in the application process will be a letter confirming that we can offer a place, with the chosen combination of subjects. Application numbers have again increased this year with many applications from external students. We are looking forward to an even bigger and more successful Sixth Form next year! Mr J Pinchin Head of Sixth Form


Inside College MRS LODGE’S TALKABOUT CLASS A big well done to: Tom Barton Lauren Jackson Courtney Johnson Corey Murfin John Nelson Harriet Parker John Staveley Jake Tatham Hollie Winder who are part of the Talkabout class and have completed their AQA project “Settle College Anti-Drugs Campaign”. The students have worked so hard in producing booklets, leaflets and power points and a fantastic factual DVD warning people about the dangers of drug abuse. Members of the class filmed, wrote music, sang, performed in front of the camera and edited the DVD with special effects themselves. They presented the DVD to a Year 7 class and as a finale 4 students performed a “rap battle” between boys and girls. The year 7 students thoroughly enjoyed it and the feedback they gave was fantastic. The standard of work is highly impressive and every credit to each member of the group who overcame their nerves and have produced some outstanding work. Also a big thank you to Mrs Moon and Mrs Sobczak who have helped the group along the way. Mrs J Lodge SENCO FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT Well done and congratulations to a group of Year 8 students who have organised events in Lower School to raise money for Fair Trade. After a topic on Fair Trade in Geography the students felt that they had to do something to raise awareness and to help a farmer and his family earn a fair wage. The students raised a fantastic £75 which we will be sending to the Fair Trade Foundation. The events were organised by Jess Addison, Jess Ashurst, Lucy Bainbridge, Joe Burke, Elle Dawson, Leah Duncan, Leonie Harry, Tom Henderson, Issy Kay, James King, Rosie Laycock, Acacia Marshall, Nathan Milner, Zoe Morphet, Matthew Stocks, Megan Toothill, Thomas Webster and James Whitaker. Mrs H Johnson Geography Teacher


Settle College Young Enterprise

Since early September, some Year 7 students have been running a successful enterprise business that began life as a school shop. Selling a range of stationary equipment, from pens and pencils to Maths packs and pencil cases, the students have learnt many important enterprise skills. The team is led by 4 Sixth Formers; Luke Allan, Rachel Fulford, Joe Lister and Christopher Swithenbank who monitor the work of the Year 7 and ensure that the shop is manned every day at break and lunch. The Enterprise Team is: Benjamin Bradley Harry Wilson Abigail Adnett Laura Murfin Meghan Glover Thomas Rayner India Healing Tom Horsfall

PhilipCockett Jack Chamberlain Chloe Cooper Daniel Taylor Joshua Capstick James Clapham Marcin Jastrzebski

From a deficit of ÂŁ50, they have twice sold out of stock and are currently displaying a healthy profit due to many shrewd decisions, marketing strategies and aggressive selling! Pupils have found that by running an enterprise, you need to work as a team, communicate well and be resilient. The group have many ideas about what they want to do in future and are working cooperatively to decide what to do with the surplus of money they are generating. Look out Amazon! Mr. S. Murphy Subject Leader for Business


Settle College Ski Trip to the French Alps

Thirty two students (28 from Settle College, 4 from Upper Wharfedale School) and four staff set off in the early hours of Saturday 16th March heading for the French Alps (Les Menuires, the 3 Valleys) for a ski experience, returning a week later in the late afternoon of 23rd March. The aim was to learn to ski, ski, have fun, ski some more and improve technique, …. act responsibly and look out for others, speak and read French, plan, navigate, work effectively in a group, be independent..etc. Without bandying around the clichéd phrase, ‘The students were a credit to the school’ too much, it is hard to do justice to how well behaved our students were. Staff at the hotel commented that they wished they had students like ours every week, while guests took us to one side to express how impressed they had been with the politeness of our students. Every morning they were on time to breakfast and chomping at the bit to start their skiing lessons; they worked hard to improve their skiing technique; devoured everything on their plates at meal times; went to bed on time and then repeated their brilliant behaviour each day. In addition to their impressive conduct our students displayed some pretty remarkable skiing ability, with beginners making excellent progress during their first week on real snow, while the intermediates and advanced groups honed their existing expertise; some mastered their fear and ventured off piste for the first time and others displayed talent to rival the experts. The week would not have been as amusing without some tumbling in the snow though (by both students and staff!); the instructors even began referring to students as ‘autruches’, meaning ‘ostriches’, when they fell head first into the snow! If the skiing didn’t manage to wear everyone out then the evening activities had another go. Bum-boarding, some strange antics involving bin bags, Le Piolet’s own version of Tough Mudder, a quartet of sporting activities, a disco and even a mini-spa break kept everyone entertained until we finally let them have a rest and put their feet up with a movie night to end our week of exhilaration. While sadly we haven’t got space to mention each student’s achievements individually, special commendation must be made to Jack Depledge who, in addition to selflessly giving out his Deep Heat to anyone who complained of an ache or pain, impressively helped to guide down a group of skiers after another student injured themselves on the slope. His calm, mature, helpful attitude was indispensable in what could have been a very stressful situation. So, overall, a more positive report could not be given of our week in Les Menuires. Next year’s participants certainly have a lot to live up to! And, if you don’t believe our reports, here are just a few from the students: Gabi Kayley: “It was fantastic, created a lot of memories and the skiing was brill. I loved the whole week!” Hugh Francmanis: “It was a lively, enjoyable and an amazing experience. I was always having fun.” Evie Denby-McCool: “Fantastic views and a great learning experience.” Katie Handford: “It was pretty awesome.” Sally Handford The instructor kept calling us ‘autruche’, meaning ‘ostrich’ when we fell head first into the snow. Mr M Hulzebus Trip Leader


PE RFU in Settle College Rugby Union is growing within Settle College with over 25 boys in all years participating in practices during lunch time throughout the week. With this high demand the RFU have been able to support Settle College by providing the expertise from an ex-professional rugby player, Neil Spence. Neil Spence is a community coach who comes into college to help during practices with his vast experience and knowledge of the game. Not only has Neil helped within extra curricular practices but he is helping in curriculum time too. Both girls and boys have enjoyed his lessons and coaching time as participation numbers have increased since September. Neil has also enabled Settle College to gain some first time fixtures and encourage more students to play the game with the core values. For next year we are hopefully, with Neil’s support, going to have the college rugby teams taking part in regular league fixtures within Yorkshire and nationally. Neil has also helped North Ribblesdale RUFC and with the future looking bright we can work towards greater community cohesion with the College and North Ribblesdale RUFC. Neil Spence and his new vehicle with Will Booth, Year 10 Rugby Captain Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship

Year 11 Rugby Year 11 Rugby Fixture at Otley RFU With the help from the RFU, Settle College were entered into the Schools’ Aire Wharfe Yorkshire League during it’s last event. There were several games to play with tough opposition from Bingley GS, Rossett School and the formidable Prince Henry School. They finished 4th overall which was an outstanding achievement. The first game was at Prince Henry’s School. The boys were very reluctant to play this team as they are the current county champions. Nerves took hold and simple handling errors made easy pickings for

Prince Henry’s. However, after ‘wise words’ the team stood together and started to play great rugby with Tristan Ward and Jack Brennand running through the defence and ‘Leaping Salmon’ James Bilsborough destroying the line outs. Great contact skills and cognitive application made sure that Settle College left the pitch with pride and honour as their professional coaches came over to congratulate their performances. More exuberating rugby was played against Bingley Grammar School as the try of the tournament was scored. A delightful kick from Hugh Francmannis made it into the hands of Elias Westwood who smashed his way through for a try. However, as the group of boys have never played together, simple technical errors occurred that made sure that they drew. PAGE 10

Year 11 Rugby (continued)

Rugby 7s

The most comfortable game was against Salts School as they won 38-0. Everyone played hard and scored great tries. However, after this game fitness came into account and affected the boys’ performance.

There have been several rugby competitions at Giggleswick School with the Year 11 and 7 being just against Giggleswick and the Year 10 and 9 being national tournaments. Throughout the age groups, excellent rugby was played by both rugby and non-rugby specialists.

Awards of the day: Best Try—Hugh and Elias against Bingley GS Best Rugby tackle—Luke Jeffery against Rossett School Best Side Step—Harry Maltby against Menton School Highest points—Jack Brennand against everyone Hardman Award—Adam Middleton and Simon Morphet throughout the tournament. Overall Results Prince Henry


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Bingley GS

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Players and spectators at all levels can enjoy sport better if they totally accept two simple rules. Rule 1: The referee is always right. Rule 2: In the event of the referee being obviously wrong, Rule 1 applies.’ Peter Corrigan

Giggleswick School


Settle College A Team

Giggleswick School


Settle College B Team

Year 11 Year 11 had two teams against Giggleswick School. The A team played very good 7s rugby and did especially well as they came back to draw 14-14. With great speed from Jack Brennand and great power from Tristan Ward helping Settle College to a draw. However, it was not the case for Settle College B team which was mainly made up of forwards. They found it very hard to keep up with the pace from Giggleswick School. Team : High Francmannis (C), Jack Brennand, Tristan Ward, Oscar Clements, Luke Jeffery, James Bilsborough, Simon Morphet, Matthew Dawson, Harry Maltby, Tom Hollyhead, Sam Laycock, Dan Middleton, Adam Middleton, Dan McCarthy,

Year 10 Year 10 had a national tournament with some of the best schools from the country against them. This was a very hard challenge for these students as these independent schools and grammar schools have played rugby 7s since time has begun! Year 10 found it hard to gain the concept of 7s as they love contact! Great performances from Declan Handy and Joshua Greenwood made sure the Year 10’s reached the semi-final of the plate competition. There were also good performances from new players such s Andrew Huck, Edward Garland and Joseph Cockett. Results:

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Team: Elias Westwood, Wil21—0 Lancaster GS liam Booth ( C ), Louis Hen- Settle College shaw, Kacper Reczkowski, Ed- Settle College 7—17 Doncaster GS ward Garland, Edward Kellett, Robert Scaife, Sam Marshall, Greg Thompson, Will Fox, Oliver Whitham, Declan Handy, Joseph Cockett, James Daniel, Tom Hall, Zak Batty, Joshua Greenwood, Andrew Huck. PAGE 11

Year 7 Rugby

Year 9 Rugby

Year 7 took two teams to play Giggleswick School during a lovely spring day! Overall the Year 7 team produced some good rugby 7s throughout the game understanding the concept of flow and non-contact. The game had three halves so more students could play.

The same situation was against the Year 9 team as they also faced some of the best rugby schools in the country. However, they produced some excellent rugby against formidable schools as William Simpson and Joel Wynne ran rings around defences. The moment of the day goes to Tom Long as he was able to catch up and tap tackle the fastest man in his age group nationally—well done! Great performances from Tom Maudsley and Jack Depledge helped Settle College with respectable score lines.

The first team did exceptionally well with great tries from Omari Kaup-Samuels smashing through the Giggleswick School defence with a great line and also Kyle Handy running down the wing to cut in and score under the posts. Good game management control from Euan Lambert enabled the team to keep a first half lead, two tries to one. Great try saving tackling from Tom Dean and James Bradley put the team full of confidence for the next half.

Settle College 12—24

Lancaster GS

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The second half made sure all the students went Settle College 14—17 Ermysteds on as a new team was selected. Unfortunately, handling errors and bad decision making made Giggleswick have the greater percentage of pos- Team: Ryan Hewitt, Tom Maudsley, Liam session and they were able to capitalise from this Wallbank, William Simpson, Tom Long, and scored two tries. Jack Depledge ( C ), Joel Wynne, Bretton Milner, Sebastian Best, Tom Panter and The final third started with Settle College current- Connor Stubbs. ly losing three tries to two. Both teams put the best team on to make sure they could win. DeadPrimary Links lock occurred as they equalled themselves out. However, with good vision from Jordon McKenna who passed it to Freddie Howarth, a great scor- A five week programme of gymnastics and ing opportunity came. Freddie Howarth ran the cross country using Settle College as a base full pitch missing four tackles making the game a has been offered to Austwick, Horton and draw on the final whistle. Clapham primary schools. The confederaTeam: Cameron Spritzer, Euan Lambert, Brandon Spitzer, Omari Kaup-Samuels, Ben Bilsborough, Kyle Handy, Dan Bullock, Paddy Capstick, Tom Dean, Ted Wilson, James Bradley, Robert Johnson, Jordan McKenna, Jack Pinder, Sam Borwn, Freddie Howarth, Jack Chamberlain, Jack Garnett, Ben Bradley.

‘The advantage law in rugby is the best law because it lets you ignore all of the others for the good of the game’. Derek Robinson

tion approached Settle College SSCO Chris White and asked for an opportunity to use the college facilities. So, a half term unit of work was developed to give years 3, 4, 5 and 6 an opportunity to use the college gymnasium and field. The children have learnt to vault and use the large apparatus within a topic on flight. The feedback from the children has been very positive. Many thanks go to Mrs Mundell from Clapham Primary for running the cross country activities and Miss White for coaching the gymnastics.


Energy Club

Giggleswick Gallop Over 100 primary students took part in the Giggleswick Gallop on the 7th March. The event was held at Settle College and college students marshalled and acted as race officials for this popular race. Many thanks to all who helped make the event so enjoyable despite the bitter weather.

‘Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.’ Settle College COPE students have continued their work with eight of the local primary schools and have given lots of primary students the opportunity to get involved in sport. The energy Clubs are held every Tuesday morning and are run by Settle College COPE students. The half an hour session is packed full of games and skills designed to energise and enthuse young children. The initiative has been a huge success.

New Fitness Suite Following the refurbishment of the College changing rooms the Physical Education department is delighted to welcome the arrival of a small fitness suite with high tech resistance machines and two weights benches. The new facility will be a valuable addition to Sixth Form games lessons and for BTec Sports Studies when students have to complete a six week training programme. At the moment the suite has two bikes, a cross trainer and two weights benches but eventually the plan is to have treadmills and other equipment. The funding for the facility came from various sources including a successful bid from the sports partnership and a grant from the Settle Educational Foundation.

Netball Preparation Settle College Sixth Form students have been proactive in helping Settle and Clapham primary schools prepare for the netball tournament later this month. Settle and Clapham both qualified to represent North Craven at the partnership final and have been getting ready to compete with coaching sessions and mini tournaments. Settle College Sixth Form provided the opposition to ensure match readiness and were able to offer support and guidance to the Year 6 players. Whatever advice Settle students offered must have done some good because Settle Primary won the whole competition and Clapham Primary came fourth. Settle Primary will go forward to represent the partnership at the youth games in June. Settle College students also supported the primary swimming gala by acting as timers, place judges and recorders.

‘A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning’ Billie Jean King


Junior Netball Tour 2013 On the 8th to the 10th March 18 students participated in the PGL Junior Tournament. Taking two teams down to Boreatton Park in Shropshire the students competed in their tournament against students from all over the country. All players were outstanding and demonstrated a very good level of netball. Although we did not finish top of the tournament, both teams finished above half way in the table which is a credit to the performances they put in. A very special well done to the following students for winning “player of the tournament” and “effort of the tournament awards”, voted by their team mates.

Year 10 team: Player of the tournament: Georgia Holgate Effort of the tournament: Hannah Newbold

Year 11 team: Player of the tournament: Katie Long Effort of the tournament: Georgia Stirk It was a fantastic weekend away and all students should be proud of the netball that was played!! Well done to you all!! Miss A Vickery and Miss L Round PE Teachers


North Yorkshire Youth Support Service

Activities for Young people in the North Craven Area The Youth Support Service run youth clubs in Bentham, Ingleton, Settle and Hellifield. The clubs are all free and have a weekly programme of activities put together by the young people and staff which will include a mixture of art, cooking, sport and topic based discussions/activities. The clubs run weekly during term-time with trips and activities during the holidays for members, call into your local club and see what’s on offer, for further information please contact Rachel Rabjohns, Area Youth Worker on 07813 573664. Bentham – Monday evenings 7-9pm for 11-19years at the Community Youth Centre, Main Street. Ingleton – Thursday evenings 7-9pm for 11-19years at Mealbank Hall, Scout Building. Settle - Monday evenings 6.30-8.30pm for 11-13 years, and Wednesday evenings 7-9pm for 14-19years. The cellar youth club in the Town Hall. Settle multi-sports sessions – Fridays 4-6pm, venue to be confirmed. This half term we have been able to offer a group of girls a 6 week gym session at Settle gym, this is now being opened up to include boys too, after Easter we aim to have a regular sports session on a Friday 4-6pm. Hellifield – Friday evenings 6.15-8.45pm, The Wesley Centre Methodist Church, Haw Grove. Just Girls - Girls Group at Settle College After Easter we will be running a 6 week girls group course at Settle College, Mondays 3.30-5pm in the sixth Form. This is a small group which will look at issues affecting girls, topics can include sexual health, alcohol and drugs, self-defence, body image, self-esteem, pamper session and healthy relationships to name a few, we will agree the course content with the group at the start to make it relevant to you. Most importantly it is a place to meet, relax, have a natter, drinks and nibbles provided.

KickstART Youth Festivals 2013 During the Easter Holidays we will be running two events for young people aged 11-19yrs, or up to 25 with SEND in the Craven area. Wednesday 3rd April at Sandylands sport’s centre, Skipton and Wednesday 10 th April at Settle College, lower school site, both events run 1-6pm. KickstART are free art, music, and sport festivals which include DJing, Street dance, and 5-a-side football competitions – enter a team! Digital photography and a skate park. Graffiti art is also available at Settle Kickstart. The mobile skate park will be in Settle College lower school tennis courts from Wednesday 10 th to Friday 12th April. The KickstART events are run in conjunction with Skipton Extended Learning For All, North Yorkshire Fire and Police services. For more information call us on 08450 349572, or find us on Facebook, under Craven Area YSS.

North Yorkshire YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICE working in partnership to support young people


Settle College Newsletter  

April 2013 Settle College Newletter