Posts Categorized: Events

There was a fantastic buzz at Open Evening this year as we returned to a pre-pandemic format of exciting activities and three presentations by our Headteacher to facilitate social distancing. “I just wanted to say how absolutely BLOWN AWAY I was by the energy, passion, creativity, warmth and sense of community on show last night. …

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Students in Year 10 have enjoyed a two-day Raising Aspirations event at Brooksbank. The event aimed to highlight students’ options as they approach vital Post-16 choices and consider future career pathways. To help us do this, we invited several outside agencies and special guests to participate in the event. We were particularly delighted to welcome…

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  We are thrilled to report Imogen Allison, former Brooksbank student and netball captain has been called to the England Netball Vitality Roses programme for the 2021-22 international season. Imogen is among 24 athletes to be selected. The 23-year-old, who studied Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Bath and plays for Team Bath,…

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  We are thrilled to report that former Brooksbank student and rugby captain has been named in a 27-man England Knights rugby squad. Morgan Smithies began his professional rugby career by joining Wigan Warriors after leaving Brooksbank in blaze of rugby glory less than four years ago. We thought it would be good to look…

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Letters in Lockdown

  During the third lockdown, students in Year 8 have been writing letters to hospices and care homes across Calderdale and Kirklees.  Students penned the letters whilst they were bubbling at Brooksbank. We have been delighted to receive a replies!  Julie, a nurse at Overgate, says the letters have been read by staff and patients…

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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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