erm, all year groups were involved in
completed theirdesign and make project,which had been spreadover 3 half day periods of time; working in
smallgroups, pupils designedand made a product withthe winning team fromeach form group goingforward to the grand final(April 20
) which was judged by 10 visitors intoschool, from
LOCAL BUSINESS andCOMMERCE
HULL UNIVERSITY STAFF AND STUDENTS
.Parents of successfulteams were also present. The overall winners will goon to the area competitionat Hull University BusinesSchool.
had a drugsawareness activitysupported by outsideagencies
visited localindustries or participatedin activities delivered bythe Armed Forces.
did their finalpreparation for thequalification of “Certificatein Preparation for WorkingLife”, worth 1/2 GCSE atlevel 1 or 2. Last year wehad a 90% success rate atlevel 2
Our Businessawareness day for
focused onEntrepreneurship. Theday was supported byan outside company;
and proved to be very
cessful. As well asencouraging futureEntrepreneurs, wealso anticipate anincrease in ournumbers studyingBusiness relatedsubjects at KS4.
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Gifted & Talented UpdateSpring Term 2009
Students were given an opportunity tomanufacture their own solar powered vehicle for a national competition hosted by Rapid Electronics. They researched different mechanisms and used the laser cutter to produce the bodywork.
Students are given an opportunity to use a new range of integrated circuits called PIC chips, which are programmed from a computer.This allows pupils to reach the top GCSE grades. They can even producecircuits playing down-loaded theme tunes.
visited PA Newsin Howden and worked hardto produce a Newspaper allabout The Snaith School.2,500 copies of thecompleted newspaper weredistributed throughout thecommunity.
Top English sets had asession with a journalistlooking at the ‘Language of Media’ and discussingcareer paths in the media.
UK Mathematics Trust Senior Team Challenge was held at TheLawns in Cottingham. Nik Moore, Danny Bates, Ewan McNeil and AdrianThornton took part.It’s a competition for Years 11, 12 & 13 so most of the other schools whoentered had pupils a lot older in their teams.Thirteen schools took part in four rounds - some in pairs, same individual andsome in teams. The Snaith School came 4
overall (more importantly we were1
in the schools taking part that only had up to Year 11 pupils). Nik Moore recently sat the Maths Olympiad paper. Entry to this paper is byinvitation only (as Nik had attended Summer School last year).
Year 11 pupils with their copies of the school newspaper