Posts Categorized: Events

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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On Friday, 8th March, Brooksbank celebrated International Women’s Day.  The celebration built on last year’s hugely successful programme of activities. In lessons, students learned about the lives of nine inspirational women.  Familiar names Frida Kahlo, Sylvia Plath, Jeanne D’Arc, Florence Nightingale and Joanne Simpson were under scrutiny in Art, English, French, Maths and Geography.  This…

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The Brighouse and Rastrick Band will be rehearsing in our main hall on Thursday 28th February, and you are invited! Why not come along to hear an exclusive, pre-championship performance ahead of the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships this weekend.  Brighouse and Rastrick currently rank as the number one brass band in England and the rehearsal…

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Love was in the air on Valentine’s Day at Brooksbank!  Two hundred red roses – yes 200!!! – were delivered to classrooms across the school by Sixth Form Committee members.  Girls, boys and members of staff blushed with the romance of it all and everyone wanted to know who had sent them! Dreamy cupcakes, baked…

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High tops, loafers, pumps, flats, docs – or plain old trainers! – were some of the footwear worn to school by students in Year 7 on Switch Shoes Day.  Students paid one pound for a badge to signal they could wear their own shoes to school on Wednesday.  Each pound will go to Lepra, the…

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Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) is taking place during period 5 on Friday, 1st February.  This year we have developed the DEAR idea of community reading as follows. Students in each year group and their class teacher will read the same short story: Year 7 – Dream Daddy by Brian Martin; Year 8 – The…

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Winners of Brooksbank’s Aim High essay writing competition were rewarded in assembly on Monday. Students could pick from a list of twelve titles and responded in approximately 1500 words. Twenty out of a possible twenty-four students submitted work, and the authors of the best six essays were shortlisted for an interview with our Headteacher, Mr…

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