To wish our Year 11s farewell and good luck with their ventures beyond Swinton Community School we held a Leavers’ Assembly to celebrate their success and achievements throughout the academic year and to remind them of how far they have come.
The fun-filled assembly was hosted by Mr Hilton and Year 11 Manager, Mrs Jaszczyk, who presented individual subject awards to students for their outstanding achievements. Students were also able write their personal messages which will be compiled into a leavers’ book and available to view in the Library whilst saying their final goodbyes to classmates and teachers.
Our wonderful staff were also eager to showcase their ‘top secret’ special leavers’ video to the Year 11s during the assembly which features their own parody of ‘Uptown Funk’.
A photo montage was also presented featuring images of the students from year 7 to the present day.
(Both videos are available to view via our YouTube channel. Alternatively, please see videos below).
If Year 11s would like a copy of any of the above photos, please see Mrs Hale or Miss Barker in the Library.
Year 5 students from Swinton Queen Street Primary School spent the day at Swinton Community School to take part in a Musical Bridges day. This had been organised both by our Performing Arts department and Rotherham Music Service in order to strengthen musical links between secondary and primary school.
The day began in the morning with rehearsals from the year 5 students, practicing music they had been learning with Jeremy Wade of Rotherham Music Service. Later the students were joined by some of our year 7s who helped them learn two choir pieces. They really made the year 5 students feel welcome and were a credit to the school.
Year 7 student, Emma, said: “The space themed show was greatly exciting and fun for both the year 7s and year 5s. The Queen Street students were great at playing their glockenspiels and brass instruments to some tunes and they displayed their main piece Township Tunnel. Afterwards the year 7s joined them. I was part of the choir that sang Let it go and Don’t stop believing. I enjoyed the show a lot and would love to do another one in the future”.
During period 6 our year 7s came into the hall to watch the performance. Mr. Wade conducted the year 5 performances of Township Tunnel and Also sprach Zarathustra, and Miss Turner conducted the joint choir singing Let it go and Don’t stop believing.
The audience were absolutely brilliant and the energy of the whole event was fantastic.
Students who watched the performance commented:
‘I really enjoyed it and it was very fun’. - Kyle Maisfield.
‘We think it was amazing! They were all in time and tune when they were singing. I liked that some of the year 7s joined in with the singing’. - Stephanie Brant and Sophie Wakelin.
The year 7 singers are a credit to the school with their helpful attitude towards the year 5 students and their love of music. We hope to continue to strengthen these links with local primaries in the future and give everyone the chance to be passionate about performing arts.
See their final performance below:
Our Year 10 GCSE Geography students have been out and about investigating Erosion and Deposition at Burbage Brook in Derbyshire. It has been a great opportunity to work outside the classroom to see and measure Geography first hand.
The students have been measuring the width, depth, speed of flow and size of bed load. There were many photo taking opportunities and a chance to work as part of a team. Some took the opportunity to cool off in the stream after we had collected the last piece of data. Sadly the ice cream van wasn’t there to help them keep cool down!
The data will be used from now until October. It is a vital part of the GCSE Geography course, and they will develop their skills by presenting, analysing and evaluating the data. The fieldwork project counts for 25 % of their final mark.
This was Ms Nugus’ last field course, something she admits she will miss in her retirement.