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Paris Visit 2018

Our accommodation for the next 3 nights 😀

Paris Visit 2018

Lunch stop

Paris Visit 2018

45 very tired but excited students boarded the coach at 2-45 am to start the journey to Paris. A Seine cruise, visit to Sacre Coeur and the Eiffel Tower are planned before spending the day at Euro Disney.

DofE Bronze Training Walk: 3

A great effort by all students in what were warm temperatures to complete a brilliant day’s walking for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.

DofE Bronze Training Walk: 2

A spot of lunch before a steep climb.


DofE Bronze Training Walk

It’s a lovely day for our students to be out around Marsden on a DofE training walk.

Eden Camp Visit

Our students are enjoying their visit to Eden Camp and are learning a lot about WW2 life. #edencamp #ww2

Students Visit Eden Camp

Today 29 of our students are visiting Eden Camp to learn a little more about WW2 life. #edencamp

DofE Silver Expedition: Final Day

Today our Silver award students were out on the final day of their expedition. Again, teamwork was excellent, as were their hiking and navigation skills… including on some tricky moorland terrain.

All students passed their expedition with flying colours! A huge well done!

DofE Silver Expedition: Day 2

Our DofE Silver students have completed day 2 of their expedition. Moral and friendship is high, with them all working as one to achieve their goals. Excellent effort thus far.

Preparing to leave in the morning.

Preparing their evening meals before hitting the hay for the night.

DofE Silver Expedition

Our DofE Silver students have completed their first day’s walk and are now cooking up their evening meals.

PE Football Visit

The PE department took a group of students to watch the England under 21 football team last night. The students were selected because of their hard work and commitment in PE lesson and extra-curricular activities. They were credit to themselves and the school.

‘Volunteer it Yourself’

Our students in their first session of ‘Volunteer it Yourself’.

Getting ready to plan their first project.

Year 9 Geography

Year 9 geography option group learning all about further education  and careers routes whilst studying Geography. Thank you Leeds University 

DofE Silver Practice Walk

Lunch time for our silver award students. They are making excellent progress on today’s training walk.

DofE Silver Practice Walk

This year’s Duke of Edinburgh silver students are out for their final training walk today.

Economics Event at Greenhead College for Year 10 Business Studies students

Ten Year 10 Business Studies students went to Greenhead College this morning for an Economics Event run by A Level students. The morning consisted of different presentations, a task, group presentations and a quiz with winners at the end. It was a very enjoyable morning with one of the Royds Hall teams coming 5th place out of 16 teams! Very well done to all!

DofE Awards Presentation Evening

Our students have just received their Bronze and Silver awards.

Well done!

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Evening

Students and staff have braved the snowy conditions to attend tonight’s DofE Awards Presentations at Huddersfield Town Hall.

ICT department getting into the Christmas spirit!

The ICT department at Royds Hall have been using the ‘Santa Tracker’ website in lessons to get into the Christmas spirit today! The Google Santa Tracker is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program made by Google that allows users to not only track Santa but also play, watch and learn using activities related to coding aimed at school children.

Have a look yourself at the Santa Tracker, enjoy!

Students Visit Syngenta

Yesterday, a handful of our secondary students visited the Syngenta chemical factory in Huddersfield.

Black Tudors

Miss Bisson, Mr Lightowler and Mr Woffenden are finding out about Black Tudors in a lecture by Miranda Kaufman discussing the lives of four very different individuals.

Royds Hall Humanities Department At BBC History Weekend in York

Members of the Humanities Department are at the BBC History Weekend in York. Yesterday Mr Woffenden went to lectures about the history of Catholicism and then one about Cornwall.

This morning Mr Lightowler and Mr Woffenden are at a lecture on the history of slavery by James Walvin. The lecture looks at how we can see the legacy of slavery in all kinds of objects like Turner’s painting.

The lecture highlighted how the mahogany furniture that was made from the wood that was cut down by enslaved people became fashionable in homes of rich families in Britain and North America.

Walvin also reminded us of how cowrie shells that came from the Maldives and were used to buy human beings in the Slave


@YoungMindsUK RHCS proudly displaying their #HelloYellow messages by their Wellbeing Room. 288 in total #MentalHealth #ItsOkNotToBeOk

Handball Result!

4TW beat 4TR in a closely fought encounter yesterday 6 points to 5.
5RB dominated against 5AK and won by 15 points to 1.

At London Central Mosque

London 4 – Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral

Royds PE

The year 10 boys play Colne Valley tomorrow hoping to keep their unbeaten run going!

Royds PE

Year 7 girls drew 1-1 tonight and the year 10 girls lost 6-4 at moorend.

London 3 – At Pizza Express

London 2 – On Millennium Bridge

London – At St. Paul’s

Royds PE

Year 10 girls won 5 and lost 1. 2nd place overall well done girls a fantastic effort.

Royds PE

tomorrow’s fixtures

yr 9 boys football v moorend

yr 7 and 10 girls netball v moorend

good luck

Royds PE

The year 7 boys won 6-5 tonight against Colne Valley – well done boys a great result and the first win of the season.

Royds PE

Tomorrow’s fixtures- yr 7 boys football at Colne Valley and year 10 girls 5 a side football at Netherall

Royds PE

The year 10 boys won 7-5 against All Saints tonight to stay unbeaten this year. Well done boys

Royds PE

year 11 boys lose 3-1 tonight to Holmfirth. The boys were very unlucky not to come out with a better results, onto the next game boys!

Royds PE

Girls football – the year 8 girls have drawn 4 games tonight and lost 1. Keep up the good work and with a little more luck we could have won some games tonight

Royds PE

Netball results-

year 7 lost 4-1 to Salendine nook

year 8 won 6-1 against Salendine nook

year 10 lost 32 – 14 to Salendine nook

well done girls, keep up the hard work

Royds PE

The year boys drew 2-2 with netherhall tonight. A gutsy performance and the boys battled hard all match.

Royds PE

year 9 boys drew 6-6 with Newsome – well done boys

Royds PE

the yr 7 boys lost 4-2 in the cup tonight. Fantastic team effort with 17 players involved in horrendous weather conditions

Royds PE

year 11 drew 2-2 with Salendine Nook with only 10 men. A fantastic team effort by all the lads.

Heritage Open Day

Students and staff welcome visitors to look around Royds Hall as part of the Heritage Open Days.

Hear The People Sing!

What a privilege to be in the Jo Cox Theatre in Batley today to see Les Miserables School Edition! Fabulous performances by our wonderful former students Loren McIvor, Tom Sheldon and Michael Frith, who was simply stunning in the lead role of Jean Valjean. 

Standing ovation so richly deserved. So proud of you all!

Diversity in the news!

Great feature on our Diversity Group on ITV Calendar News last night! Very proud of our student ambassadors! Still,available on ITV Calendar website if you missed it. 

DofE Expedition Weekend

Students are all set for day two! Good luck all. 🙂

Royds PE

Well done to Adam in Year 9 on sixth place overall in the West Yorkshire Youth Games individual event. 

A huge well done to Isaac in Year 7 who has made fantastic progress in cycling and showed amazing resilience finishing 11th overall against much older students.

Royds PE

A massive congratulations to Year 9 student Maddie on winning the individual West Yorkshire Youth Games title today. A huge well done to Hannah also from Year 8 on fourth place overall. #talent