Friday 7th May 2010
Next issue: 14/05/10
Historical Society gets going
This term, Rory Selvey, George Crawford, Zac Woolley and Beau Wyatt have become very interested in the history of the school, and have founded the Historical Society in order to find out more information. This is what they have found out so far, written by Rory Selvey: In 1929 Woodleigh was founded in Hessle, near Hull. It was founded by Arthur and Barbara England, grandparents of the current Mr England. Originally the school had only eight pupils. The school was very close to the Humber docks, but because of the war in 1939, Woodleigh moved to Firby Hall. After the war, in 1946, the school made its final move to its current destination - Langton Hall. This is in a fantastic setting in the countryside Since Arthur England, his son, Robin, and his grandson, Mr England, have become headmasters of the school. In 1992, the Friends of Woodleigh, FOW, was founded as an organisation to raise money for the school. It has done a huge amount of work, making everyday life as a child, teacher and parent much easier. Over its time, Woodleigh has grown hugely in popularity, extent and recognition in the local community. Pupils have lived happily at Woodleigh over the years as it has progressed through time, achieving great goals and producing amazingly happy people.
Woodleigh School in the summer, as it is now at Langton Hall, in its amazing countryside setting:
By Fred Austin, Year 8
Aries, 21 March - 20 April : You will have a dream about a monkey but then forget all about it. Taurus, 21 April - 21 May : your phone will ring while it is turned off. Gemini, 22 May - 21 June : you will find a dinosaur skull but lose it quickly. Cancer, 22 June - 23 July : a dog will actually eat your prep, but you will get in trouble. Leo, 24 July - 23 August : everyone in your distant, unknown family will catch a cold. Virgo, 24 August - 23 September : next time you visit Antarctica, it will be very cold there. Libra, 24 September - 23 October : you will be cursed for a week, possibly seriously. Scorpio, 24 October - 22 November : a scorpion will die where you went on holiday last year. Sagittarius, 23 November - 21 December : you will forget your school books. Capricorn, 22 December - 20 January : you will stain your worst top. Aquarius, 21 January - 19 February : you will eat a very oily fish this week. Pisces, 20 February - 20 March : a cold will prevent you from talking at all.
3. 6. 8. 9.
A hero of the Trojan war, he spent 10 years try ing to get home to Ithaca. He could sing so beautifully, the meanest lion would be tamed. there is a huge statue of one at Giza, and whole roads of them at Luxor. Invented the labyrinth of Minos.
1. 2. 4. 5. 7. Greek head God. The Greek god of strength. he performed 12 labours. An ancient city, besieged by the Greeks. an animal with the heads of a lion, a goat and a snake. Could breath fire. Half-man-half-bull. Killed by Theseus.
TIP: This weeks crossword is based on Greek myths and legends
New advertising world
BY CHARLES SAUNDERS, YEAR 8 This year, as technology progresses, more and more people worldwide use computers on a daily basis. Mr Tolkien, English and IT teacher, has made a great advantage of this, by launching a whole new network of links and websites on the internet. Woodleigh now has a twitter page, which is very well advertised, and over 50 different people visit it every day. Every event at Woodleigh is posted on this page and is electronically transported to the extranet, the school web-site and to everyone who has ever been on these sites. This is fantastic advertising by Mr Tolkien. Mr Tolkien is also keen to keep this advertising up and has plans to raise that number of 50 people up to 350 people. Another great advertising feat is that any achievement by a sports team or individual, however big, ands up in the local newspaper, thanks to Mr Tolkien and Mrs Gillingham. This is a very good bonus point for the school as lots of people see these articles and even if one in two hundred people ask for a prospectus, that is still a great achievement. Well done to everyone involved in this amazing project.
Buzzing Bee Poem
BY NURSERY AND RECEPTION Nursery and Reception have been writing a bee poem. Here is the final product: 5 little bees went buzzing one day, Round the flowers and far away Queen Bee said “Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz” But only 4 little bees came back. 4 little bees went buzzing one day, Round the flowers and far away Queen Bee said “Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz” But only 3 little bees came back. 3 little bees went buzzing one day, Round the flowers and far away Queen Bee said “Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz” But only 2 little bees came back. 2 little bees went buzzing one day, Round the flowers and far away Queen Bee said “Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz” But only 1 little bee came back. 1 little bee went buzzing one day, Round the flowers and far away Queen Bee said “Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz” AND 5 little bees came buzzing right back!
U13 Cricket versus Ripon
Wednesday, 5th of May
Earlier this week, an A/B cricket team set off to play Ripon A team in an eight-aside match. Alex Curtis won the toss and we batted first. Jonty Gillingham and George Ullyott opened the batting very well. The Ripon bowlers bowled a good line and length, but their fielding was poor. This opening pair had a 38 partnership before George Ullyott was bowled by a good ball on 18. After that, Alex Curtis went in at no. 3. He began well, but was dropped on 1 by the keeper. Despite this, both Alex and Jonty continued to score at a great rate. They had a great partnership of 70 before Jonty was bowled on 45, a fantastic score. Cameron Castleton went in at no. 4, and batted well. Alex carried on scoring quickly and ended up scoring a magnificent 56! Well done. Cameron was very unlucky and got out but then Harry Connell went in and batted until the end. Alex was very tired from the hot weather and was just run out with two balls to go. Ben Laverack then went in and finished of the innings. Harry Connell ended up with 12 not out and Ben got 0 not out. This was a great innings by Woodleigh, with some fantastic performances. Woodleigh then went out to field with a great total of 178 to defend. Alex Curtis was exhausted from his batting, so Ben Laverack and Jack Lear opened the bowling. They bowled a good length and restricted their runs to 12 at the end of their spells. The Woodleigh fielding was very smooth and quick, and they did not fumble under pressure. They kept on restricting the runs and meanwhile taking wickets. Jonty Gillingham bowled extremely well, ending up with three wickets. This was helped, no doubt, by very tight fielding, putting the batsmen under strain. This tight fielding led to two great run outs, by Cameron Castleton and George Ullyott. George Ullyott also took a nice wicket whilst bowling, after a great spell of good balls. Alex Curtis, then came on to bowl and took a good wicket. Jonty Gillingham then took his last wicket leaving Ripon on 70 all out. This match was a huge success, with some great exploits and a fantastic team performance. This win will bring confidence into our next match against Minster on Wednesday. Well done to everyone who was playing!
Edited by, Charles Saunders, Cameron Castleton and Fred Austin (cartoon). With the help of Patrick Litten. Photos by Mr. Tolkien. Special thanks to everybody else who was involved.