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Beyond Recall Perform For Students

Posted: May 11, 2018

The Humanities Department invited the up and coming band Beyond Recall to come into Royds Hall to perform for students from Year 7 to Year 10. The band played some of their own songs and a well-known cover that got students singing along. As well as the alternative rock music, the band talked to students […]

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Students Learn About Palestinian Refugee Camp

Posted: May 10, 2018

Royds Hall students travelled to Bolton to meet a group of young Palestinians to find out what it is like to grow up in a Palestinian refugee camp.  The students heard about being the third and fourth generation of Palestinians who are forced to live in the very confined area of Askar Refugee Camp in […]

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Students Visit Eden Camp

Posted: May 1, 2018

History enthusiasts from all year groups set off to Eden Camp to explore what life was like during World War 2. Eden Camp is an old prisoner of war camp which had German and Italian prisoners imprisoned there but today the old huts have transformed into a museum that is filled with information all about […]

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Talk for RE Students on Chaplains in Prisons

Posted: May 1, 2018

Jack Parkes came to speak to our GCSE Religious Studies classes today. Jack is one of the Anglican chaplains at Armley Prison in Leeds. He came and talked to his role at the prison and how he supports prisoners as well as the challenges facing them during their time at HMP Leeds.

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Garden Preparations!

Posted: March 28, 2018

The Land Based Studies option group have been busy preparing the school garden for spring and summer. To bring the garden back to life, sunflowers, beans and bulbs are being prepared and planted.  Pictures of the garden as it grows will be posted throughout the spring/summer.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Students First Aid Training

Posted: March 23, 2018

Today over 50 students were trained by the team from Purple Dog in first aid techniques. The group learnt about all kinds of scenarios that they might encounter on their expeditions and practice walks. @KirkleesDofE #dofe

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Louis Joins Wellbeing Team

Posted: March 22, 2018

A new member of staff has joined the wellbeing team at Royds Hall Community School. Louis, is a 2 year old Cavachon who is visiting the secondary phase each week as a Pets as Therapy Dog. His owner Mrs Marshall, who also works at the school, decided to register Louis for the scheme because of […]

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Author, Olly Pike, Visits Students

Posted: March 14, 2018

YouTuber and author Olly Pike came into to talk to students at Royds Hall, Beech Primary and Golcar Infant and Junior School. Olly told students about his work promoting inclusion and diversity. He shared some of his videos and stories as well as discussing how we can all work towards making everyone feeling part of […]

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SHARE Multi-Academy Trust

Posted: March 14, 2018

Next steps for Royds Hall Community School – A guide for parents Please see the presentation below.

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Kumon Y’all Talk for Religious Studies Students

Posted: March 7, 2018

Farook Yunis and Irfan Mohamed from the community organisation Kumon Y’all came to talk to Year 10 GCSE Religious Studies students. They spoke about how Islam’s teachings on the environment are being put into practice in local projects in Kirklees such as litter picks and clearing waterways. They discussed several environmental teachings and then talked […]

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Skinny Living Rock Royds Hall!

Posted: February 26, 2018

We were delighted to welcome the band Skinny Living to our Friday Lunchtime Gig.  The band, from Wakefield, who have had 5 million streams on Spotify, did a superb ‘unplugged’ gig for our students in the Library and the response from students was excellent!  To have such a professional band perform to our students was […]

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LGBT Student Role Model Award

Posted: February 15, 2018

We are very proud that former head girl Martha Hughes has been awarded the LGBT Student Role Model Award at the School Star Awards 2018. The judging panel was incredibly impressed by Martha’s work championing LGBT+ equality and challenging prejudice. The award was given for her pioneering work based here at Royds Hall as part […]

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Britain’s Got Talent Visit

Posted: February 12, 2018

Ten lucky students had the opportunity to visit the Lowry Theatre in Manchester and watch a recording of Britain’s Got Talent.  Ant & Dec introduced 13 acts ranging from a Gospel Choir to an Escapologist, who had everybody watching on the edge of their seat whilst trying to escape from a tank of water. Despite […]

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Raising Money for The Welcome Centre

Posted: January 31, 2018

Trust Champions at Royds Hall have collected old Christmas cards for the Welcome Centre and donated a huge selection. At the Centre they recycle them to help raise money and the donation was so well received that Royds Hall are setting up permanent collection boxes for all types of cards. What better way to get […]

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DofE Awards Evening

Posted: January 18, 2018

On Tuesday January 16th, Royds Hall students that took part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme last year received their Bronze and Silver awards at an awards ceremony at Huddersfield Town Hall. Awards were presented to our students by Mark Hudson, current HTFC coach and former player, in front of guests from schools and organisations […]

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Performing Arts Students Attend BGT Auditions

Posted: January 18, 2018

Blackpool visit for Royds performing arts students Ten of our performing arts students from Royds Hall went on a fantastic trip to Blackpool to watch the auditions for Britain’s Got Talent! After a snowy coach ride we arrived and went to Pizza Hut for lunch, saw the tower and the sea and of course hit […]

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EYFS Rocket Launch!

Posted: January 16, 2018

This Term, children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are asking the essential question What’s Out There? We launched our project on Wednesday with a visit from the Wonder Dome mobile planetarium. Children learned about the planets, moon and stars whilst watching an interactive visual display and also saw footage of Neil Armstrong’s Moon landing […]

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Have I Got News For You?

Posted: January 16, 2018

An unexplained flying object crash landed in the grounds of school. Debris was strewn across the playground. Mr Goodwin, the school caretaker, reported hearing a loud bang with flashing lights in the sky over the school. He investigated the disturbance and found what can only be described as a space satellite or alien space craft. […]

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Christmas Celebration

Posted: December 24, 2017

This year’s Christmas Celebration was an extremely special event.  Music and Drama students performed to a sell-out audience and really put people in the Christmas spirit!  Solo singers, Aaliyah Patten (Yr 8), Lingaani Dumani (Yr 7), Sam Jackson (Yr 11) and Ethan Liburd (Yr 8) confidently entertained and for the first time we had solo […]

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Christmas Craft Afternoon

Posted: December 21, 2017

On Wednesday 20th December, year 9 childcare students went on a visit to Huddersfield New College for a Christmas craft afternoon hosted by the childcare team. Students participated in a range of activities that encouraged them to think about what you could do with children at this time of year, they also found out what […]

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Christmas Jumper Day

Posted: December 19, 2017

Students and staff donned their Christmas jumpers to help raise money for the Jubilee Centre Christmas Day Meal. Each year the Jubilee Centre welcomes over a hundred local people to share Christmas lunch with them, followed by entertainment and even a visit from Father Christmas.  The event is only made possible by the 65 volunteers […]

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Happy Christmas!

Posted: December 15, 2017

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Christmas at Royds Hall Community School

Posted: December 12, 2017

This year’s Christmas celebrations have started with the putting up of beautiful Christmas trees in the Mansion at The Wilson Building, in the Hall at Beech Primary and in Hall at Luck Lane Primary. The tree in the Wilson Building has kindly been donated by Wyevale Garden Centre at Birchencliffe. The celebrations continue on Wednesday […]

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Primary Battle Music!

Posted: December 12, 2017

Year 3 and 4 student from Beech Primary and Year 3 students from Luck Lane Primary having been working on a film music project with Mr Nimmo at Royds Hall High School. They have been using the iMac computers to input battle music into the software.  The students explored how film music is layered and […]

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Going For Gold!

Posted: November 22, 2017

For the past three years, Royds Hall have been working as Stonewall Champions to make the school and the community more inclusive for LGBTQ+ young people. With our Diversity Club leading the way, we have organised regional conferences, run Diversity Weeks, trained staff, run assemblies, been on TV, written new lessons and run events to […]

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Children In Need Uniform Swap

Posted: November 21, 2017

For a £1 donation students came to school dressed as members of staff and members of staff came dressed as students wearing Royds Hall School uniform.   At Beech and Luck Lane Primaries each class chose their own theme for the day, with some wearing pyjamas and some wearing spotty clothes.     A bake sale […]

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Sweeping Community Spirit

Posted: November 18, 2017

Community-minded Year 8 student Harvey Dawson has been rewarded by local businesses for his hard work helping to keep the streets around his home in Longwood clean. Harvey has taken it upon himself to keep his neighbourhood tidy and is often seen by neighbours and local business owners sweeping the streets near his home in […]

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Remembrance Paper Making Workshop

Posted: November 17, 2017

Every year the Arts department do a project related to Remembrance day. Year 9 GCSE students took part in a Remembrance paper making workshop. Christine Burdin from ‘Art-Room’ came in to deliver the paper making workshop. In the session students learned how to make their own recycled paper and add decorative designs to it. The […]

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PiXL Power!

Posted: November 8, 2017

We’ll never know our full potential unless we push ourselves to find it Travis Rice As we approach the second Mountain series of exams, Cross Fell, Year 11s are really feeling the benefit of our brand new initiative. The response from the students has been overwhelmingly positive and the feedback from them has stated just […]

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Sport Education Dance

Posted: November 7, 2017

Year 8 girls participated in the annual Sport Education Dance competition. Over the past 6 weeks the girls have been practising their specific group routine, which had been put together to form a routine to the song of their choice. The routine was choreographed by the girls and had to include specific criteria, from rolls […]

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GCSE Awards Evening October 2017

Posted: November 7, 2017

Royds Hall Community School held their annual celebration of achievement event for students who gained their GCSE qualifications last summer. This was a wonderful event and a great opportunity to catch up with how well they are settling into College. As well as presenting GCSE certificates students were awarded subject prizes and awards for their […]

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Author, Jo Welch, Visits Students

Posted: November 3, 2017

The Specialist  Provision were delighted to be able to welcome back Stockport author Jo Welch on Friday 20th October to inspire the Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils with her latest book, The Darwin code.   The event included code cracking, a reading extravaganza from her first book the Einstein Code and her latest book, […]

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London Visit 2017

Posted: November 3, 2017

This October we ran an ERIC visit to London. It was a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty and spirituality of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral and London Central Mosque. We also had a tour of the Palaces of Westminster and were able to see debates in both the House of Lords and […]

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Restart a Heart Day

Posted: October 30, 2017

Students took part in the Restart a Heart Day, an initiative developed by the European Resuscitation Council. It was launched to teach members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest. Members of Yorkshire Ambulance Service, both ex Royds Hall students, Yorkshire’s Fire and Rescue service […]

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Basketball at Royds

Posted: October 19, 2017

Last week Royds Hall welcomed two national league basketball players in to coach the high school students in a one-off after school session. Lawrence St John, forward, and Hassan Haq, shooting guard, came in to coach the students and show them how to improve their game. They worked on layups, dribbling skills, one on one […]

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Parent and child Halloween dance workshop a real “thrill”

Posted: October 18, 2017

Our first parent and child dance workshop has been a fantastic success thanks to the wonderful year 3s and their parents getting involved at Luck Lane Primary! After having only an hour to learn the Michael Jackson Thriller Dance, the results were brilliant and everyone performed together at the end. The only thing missing was […]

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Talk for Writing – getting into the swing of things!

Posted: October 17, 2017

Since the launch and whole staff training in September, staff and students are adopting Talk for Writing strategies to support learning in all classrooms across school. From text-mapping in Maths to boxing up in History, students are seeing the benefits to their learning. Mr Bateman has been using text-mapping to help his Year 8 class […]

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Toy Library

Posted: September 25, 2017

Last week our Luck Lane toy library reached 94 members! Our 100th sign up will receive TWO free coupons and a bookmark. Sign up for free and borrow a new toy every week for 50p. Our Luck Lane Library is open 3.15-4pm in the hall and our Beech Library is open 3.15-4pm in the Aspire […]

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Heritage Open Day

Posted: September 7, 2017

Students and staff would like to welcome you, as part of the Heritage Open Day, to come along an experience the history of Royds Hall. Students will be available to give guided tours from 10am – 2.30pm on Saturday 9th September. Refreshments available.

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Poetry Workshop For Diversity Week

Posted: September 5, 2017

London-based poet Keith Jarrett came to Royds and Beech as part of Diversity Week to run poetry workshops with classes at both schools. He also met with the school’s Diversity Group and learnt about what they do to promote inclusive approaches in schools. He shared his experiences of growing up as a gay person at […]

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British Cycling

Posted: July 21, 2017

On Friday 14th July we welcomed Chris Young from British Cycling in to school to work with our students. In the morning our West Yorkshire Youth Games Cyclocross team had a brilliant session and their skills were really developed particularly on some tricky descents. In the afternoon Chris worked with our core PE groups in […]

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Achievement Points

Posted: July 21, 2017

Over the course of the year students pick up achievement points which they can use to purchase rewards from basic equipment to vouchers etc. It is a really good scheme and helps students to develop an understanding of saving to be able to purchase the better / bigger rewards. This year our students have had […]

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School Performance: Guys and Dolls

Posted: July 17, 2017

60 students from Royds Hall Community School took to the stage to bring Guys and Dolls to life through acting, dance and song. This magnificent musical was supported for the first time by a live 11 piece professional orchestra and a skilfully designed set created by the schools Design and Technology Department. After three days […]

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Music for Youth in Birmingham

Posted: July 17, 2017

Our school choir and Band Skills group (who are now known as ‘the Chaos Theory’) recently took part in the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham.  Having progressed from the Huddersfield Regional Competition, the groups performed on the big stage in Symphony Hall and the CSBO centre respectively.  They were very impressive!  The […]

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Whole School Celebration

Posted: July 11, 2017

On Thursday 29th June we held our annual Whole-School Celebration to award prizes to students for their hard work and dedication over the year. This year was exceptional with over 300 students receiving awards. Awards were presented for excellent effort leading to progress across the full range of subject studies in school – a truly […]

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Doctor Who Writer Sarah Dollard Visits Royds

Posted: July 5, 2017

As part of School Diversity Week, Sarah Dollard, who has written two episodes of Doctor Who (Thin Ice and Face The Raven), came into talk to students about diversity on television as well as her writing career. She told us lots about the writing process and answered some very in depth Doctor Who related questions. […]

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School Diversity Week at Royds Hall Community School

Posted: July 5, 2017

This week is School Diversity Week at Royds Hall Community School. It is a national event launched by Education Secretary Justine Greening and organised by Just Like Us. We are celebrating diversity across our through school and ensuring LGBTQ+ students feel valued members of our community. During the week, we will be having speakers and […]

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Rain Didn’t Stop Play

Posted: June 12, 2017

Luck Lane primary school visited Royds Hall Community School vegetable garden to learn more about the true source of their food. Land based studies students’ worked with the primary students to teach them valuable gardening concepts and skills.

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Bake Sale for Year 11 Prom

Posted: June 8, 2017

Congratulations to Hannah Ramzan and Myles McHugh who won the Star Baker and Showstopper awards respectively for their delicious cakes at the school bake sale. Mr Flaherty won the staff award for his gooey brownies. Staff and Students helped raise an impressive £90 to go towards Year 11 Prom. A big thank you to all […]

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3D Aboriginal Art Work Selected for Exhibition

Posted: May 26, 2017

Congratulations to the 10 students that have had their 3D Aboriginal art work selected for exhibition at Globe Arts Studio in Slaitwaite. The art pieces have been selected based on creativity, and these students have demonstrated passion and skill to their art. The opening night of the exhibition is the 25th May but it is […]

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