Posts Categorized: Events

Our 24-strong Brooksbank Gymnastics Team took to the floor on Sunday 8th March with some spectacular gymnastics! Thrillingly, we placed on the podium in every category!  The competition also saw medals presented to our U14 Mixed Pair, U14 Pair and U14 Girls’ teams. “The squads have been working extremely hard on their group routines, individual…

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We are delighted to report that Year 7 students, Issy Murray, has won the District round for the Intermediate Class of the Rotary Young Writer competition.  Issy, will now have her short story entered into the national final. The theme of this year’s competition is Connections and students were free to choose between fiction and…

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Picture the scene: thunder is rolling around the heavens and whipping up stormy seas.  An exposed sailing ship, carrying Queen Alonsa and the royal family of Naples, is tossed around by the merciless waves.  Chaos, shouting and drunkenness permeates the vessel and no-one expects to survive.  So began Brooksbank’s Performance Arts Department recent production of…

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We are thrilled to report that our Physical Disabilities (PD) team and Brooksbank 2 are on their way to the Yorkshire Regional Finals!  This could propel them to selection for the National Competition. The event was held on Thursday 6th February, at New College in Pontefract.  Eleven students from Year 7 – 10 competed in…

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  The cash was collected on our Sixth Form’s Christmas Jumper Day, when students were encouraged to dig out their festive knits to raise money for our favourite, neighbourhood hospice. Overgate provides invaluable palliative care for our community, making sure our loved ones’ final moments are comfortable, dignified and safe.  This year presents extra fundraising…

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We are delighted to be presenting The Tempest to which all are invited! Performances There will be two evening performances: Tuesday, 11th February and Thursday 13th February.  Performances begin at 7.30pm We are also presenting two matinee performances for our primary school partners.  We’re thrilled to report that these are already sold out! The Tempest…

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Brooksbank’s Year 7 students have taken part in an amazing mass choir event at FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield. The singing spectacular took place on Tuesday 14th January and everyone agreed, “It was amazing!”  Students arrived at the venue early in the afternoon to prepare for the almighty concert at 7pm. Music teacher, Miss Taylor said,…

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Business Studies students created a Christmas Fair to remember on Thursday, 30th November.  The heart-warming fair brought together students, staff and members of the community together as visitors stepped into Christmas in our Main Hall and arthaus.  The evening provided a fun-filled shopping experience and a chance for our youngest visitors to meet Santa (aka…

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There was a fantastic atmosphere our Open Evening this year.  It was a beautiful September evening, the school was bathed in warm sunshine and buzzing with visitors, students and staff. On arrival, visitors were greeted by our smiling ambassadors from Year 9, whose task it was to guide people to wherever they wished to go,…

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We are delighted to invite prospective parents and their children to our Open Evening on Thursday, September 19th 2019.  Our aim is to demonstrate the excellent opportunities that Brooksbank can offer your child on the next stage of their learning journey.  We hope that you will find the experience an informative and enjoyable one. Pledging…

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Students have enjoyed a fantastic few days entertaining our exchange partners from Perpignan.  The French contingent dropped in at East Midlands Airport on Monday afternoon, ahead of five days of activities at Brooksbank and beyond. In-school language-based activities included a treasure hunt, spaghetti challenge, bake off and escape room, all designed to improve communication skills….

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Brooksbank’s Year 8 Shelf Life reading group had a fantastic day at Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year event, organised by Calderdale Libraries.  Readers spent the day, at Halifax Town Hall, working with four nominated children’s authors, staff from Calderdale Libraries and students from other secondary schools. The four books nominated for the award were:…

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Students studying Construction have given a hands-on taster day, at Kirklees College’s Brunel Construction Centre a big thumbs up, and some are considering signing up to the college course when they complete their GCSEs. ‘Constructing the Built Environment’ is a new skills-based course offered at Brooksbank for students who see their future working in the…

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We were delighted to welcome performance poet Matt Abbott into our school to work with students in Year 9.  The softly-spoken, Yorkshire man who hails from Wakey (or Wakefield, if you prefer) aimed to change perceptions that poetry-writing is elitist and complicated. “All you need is a pen and a pad,” he told students as…

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We are thrilled to report that five rugby teams from Brooksbank have reached the Yorkshire Cup Finals this year.  Three boys’ teams and two girls’ teams ensure that Brooksbank is well represented and it is especially pleasing to note that both boys and girls have reached the Year 10 Finals. Best of luck to all…

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What a pumping, high energy show Popstars The 90s Musical was … featuring music by the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and Cher, the infectious explosion of pop was undeniable and we really Believe-d in this diverse bunch of individuals and empathised with their teenage trials and tribulations. It was the decade of Buffy…

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What a pumping, high energy show Popstars The 90s Musical was … featuring music by the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and Cher, the infectious explosion of pop was undeniable and we really Believe-d in this diverse bunch of individuals and empathised with their teenage trials and tribulations. It was the decade of Buffy…

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Mix together money-making ideas and epic enthusiasm and what have you got?  The Tenner Challenge!!!  The Tenner enterprise was back for a second year this week, with Year 9 teams transforming two gyms into a buzzing market place, packed with excited traders. Tenner rules are simple; £10 is pledged to each team to use as…

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