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Maths Challenge 2014

Posted: March 19, 2014

We did it again! Maths students of Royds Hall have done the community proud with Megan Royston, in Year 9, becoming our first ever Grey Kangaroo. Every year Leeds University create a Maths challenge for Year 9, 10 and 11 students to take part in. Only the top 40% of students in the UK receive […]

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Royds Hall Students Feature on Blue Peter

Posted: March 19, 2014

Last week two of our most talented sports students were selected to be featured on Blue Peter. Maisie Burnand-Martin and Ruben Reuter train with BoK swimming club 5 times a week. They both work extremely hard and travel across the country competing in national competitions which has earned them a wealth of medals. Blue Peter […]

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Drop Everything And Read Week 2014

Posted: March 18, 2014

Drop Everything And Read Week an innovative approach to promoting a lifelong love of reading among students, pioneered by Royds Hall Community School. The process involves the integration of a twenty-minute reading period, every day for a period of one week, across all subjects and year groups. Students are given the opportunity to read independently […]

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Pi Day 2014

Posted: March 18, 2014

Who’s great at all the Pi? The 14th of March is known as Pi day… It’s more obvious if you write the date in an American style 3.14, this is the beginning of the irrational number known as Pi. The constant π is an irrational number that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to […]

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Contemporary Dance Workshop

Posted: March 18, 2014

On March 12th, 13 of our gifted and talented dance students took part in a Contemporary Dance Workshop lead by a teacher from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. The 2 hour session was highly energetic and focused on basic contemporary techniques, as well as developing the students choreography skills. The leader, Matthew, was looking […]

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Maths Inspiration Event

Posted: March 18, 2014

On Pi day Miss Purcell, Mr Bateman and Ms Pickard took a group of Year 10 students to the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds to see the Maths Inspiration Lecture Show. The show inspired the students with some of the country’s most engaging maths speakers. Ria Symonds, a Mathematician and Social Networker spoke to the […]

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Students visit Houses of Parliament

Posted: March 12, 2014

Twenty students from Royds Hall, along with six from local partner primary schools and two students from Huddersfield New College travelled to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. After touring the Houses of Parliament, students had the opportunity to meet with Jason McCartney, a local MP for the Colne Valley. During the meeting with […]

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Royds Hall Maths Week

Posted: March 12, 2014

The aim is not only to promote numeracy skills in Mathematics but to emphasise that numeracy is a vital skill that is required in everyday life and forms a significant part of students learning. There will be activities to promote the fun and creative aspects of Mathematics as well as the activities that rely on […]

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Strictly Pennine Dance Festival

Posted: March 7, 2014

The 6th annual Strictly Pennine Dance Festival took place on the evenings of Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th March 2014 at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. The four shows involved a total 45 schools from the Pennine Sports Partnership. Royds Hall Community School entered three dances this year on the Tuesday night and all […]

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World Book Day 2014

Posted: March 7, 2014

Thursday 6th March was World Book Day and staff and students at Royds Hall Community School celebrated in style! Mrs Kaye organised a competition that launched at the beginning of the week where students had to match front covers of famous books with their opening lines; the twist in the tale was that staff were […]

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Year 11 Mock Interviews Day

Posted: March 7, 2014

All year 11 students took part in mock interviews to help prepare them for college interviews which take place in school this term. Students attended school in smart business dress and had a 15 minute interview with professional associates of the school who kindly volunteered their services for the day. Huddersfield Town, B&Q, Barclays Bank, […]

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World Renowned Author Cathy Cassidy Inspires Students

Posted: March 4, 2014

World famous writer and author Cathy Cassidy paid a visit to Royds Hall Community School on a whirlwind tour promoting her new paperback ‘Coco Caramel’. As well as all year 7 being present, we were also visited by Reinwood Junior School and Huddersfield Grammar school for this unique event. It is very rare we can […]

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