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Just two weeks prior to the general election, Brooksbank hosted its own hustings, an event which attracted live coverage from BBC Look North TV news programme.  The hustings, organised by Sue McMahon from Calderdale Against School Cuts (CASC), brought together parliamentary candidates for the key marginal Calder Valley seat and voters for a Q&A meeting…

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Wednesday 27 November at The Brooksbank School With just under three weeks to go until the general election, Brooksbank is to host the only Education Hustings in the Yorkshire region.  The hustings will bring together Calder Valley election candidates and voters for the question and answer meeting. Organised by Calderdale Against School Cuts (CASC), all…

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We are so proud to report that Kirsty Hanson, a former student at Brooksbank, has achieved her long-held ambition to represent her country in the Scotland National Women’s Football Team. Twenty-one year old Kirsty received her calling to the senior team and was added to the team sheet ahead of Scotland’s second qualification match against…

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Students at the Link have taken part in an accredited First Aid Course run by PFE Training Services.  We are thrilled to report they have all passed with flying colours! Students received training in basic first aid skills, ranging from how to re-start a heart, how to deal with burns, how to use an EpiPen…

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Barely four weeks into their first autumn term at Brooksbank, Year 7 youngsters headed out for an action and adventure day at Bradley Wood, Brighouse.  The school-day-turned-adventure-day took place on Thursday, 26th September and students experienced a thrills-and-spills day to remember. With trees towering overhead and grassy terrain underfoot, 300 students took their Rewards Day…

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As Christmas approaches and Brooksbank gears up for its popular annual Christmas Fair, we are appealing to potential stall-holders to contact us.  If you have something to sell and would like to be part of our busy, well-advertised event, please get in touch now.  The Fair takes place on Thursday, 28th November from 5pm to…

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Musicality Yorkshire

New Music Performance opportunities are opening up at Brooksbank!  Get involved … Students at Brooksbank are to receive a fantastic opportunity to explore their performing arts potential with Musicality Yorkshire, by joining a brand new musical theatre choir for all those who love performing arts. Wanabe performers from Years 7 – 11 will receive a…

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We are thrilled to report that Brooksbank Rugby has taken another National Title! Huge congratulations to this talented team on an amazing achievement in the Warners Champion Schools Title.  We also pay tribute to Head Coach, Mr Damian Ball on his outstanding management and leadership skills. The title fight against Saddleworth School took place at…

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We’ve hired The Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough for our performance arts showcase coming up on 7.00pm on Thursday, 11th July.  Called Melting Pot, it’s going to be a feast of classic and original drama and music, that’s punctuated with buzzing monologues and premium poetry. Here’s a sneaky peek at you can expect from Brooksbank’s Melting…

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Forty-two students from Year 10 and 11 and four members of staff, Mr Mills, Mr Callery, Mrs Jervis and Mr Vine, have taken advantage of a four-day visit to the German metropolis of Berlin.  The aim was to experience the city’s powerful history, sample its vibrant culture and gain a deeper understanding of aspects of…

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Year 7 youngster Saif Ali has been crowned Brooksbank’s Chess Champion for 2019.  He is the youngest student to win the title.  Saif, who is in 7T, beat rival Dominic Taylor, in 8N, in a thrilling final.  The two other finalists were Blake Wood, in 8D, and Alex Solomon in 11U. Saif, whose favourite chess…

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An educational visit to Chester Zoo has been summed up as “a great day out despite the torrential rain and soggy feet!” by organiser, Mrs Temelkovski. Students from Year 10 and Year 7 attended special education workshops.  They were also delighted to meet Chester’s new giraffe calf, born to eleven-year-old mum, Orla.   The rare Rothschild…

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Twenty-four students have enjoyed an inspiring two-day visit to Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, organised by Mr Miller as part of the ‘Year 8 Aim High’ programme. Hosted by Geography lecturer Dr Matt Wise, Year 8 students enjoyed a tour of the College and the opportunities to find out about life as a student at…

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Skiing in the snow-covered mountains of Austria was a dream come true for 44 Brooksbank youngsters during February half-term.  “By the end of the week, there were some accomplished skiers in the group who were a real credit to the school,” said Mr Ball, party leader and organiser of Brooksbank’s first-ever skiing trip for younger…

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School rugby does not get better than this!  It was a thrilling finale to a spectacular Yorkshire Cup season for Brooksbank’s Year 11 Rugby Team.  Storm Gareth may have delayed their final date with destiny, but it was worth the wait! Brooksbank had beaten Garforth Academy 40-6 to qualify a shot at this year’s County…

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Brooksbank is bringing POPSTARS: THE 90s MUSICAL to the main stage and we want you join us for this brilliant girl band versus boy band show! What we were doing back in the 90s What a decade! *sigh*  Buffy and the Big Breakfast ruled TV, hip hop and Britpop were storming the charts and someone…

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In September 2020, the much anticipated T Level technical courses will become available for students to study. T Level overview T Levels are two-year, Level 3 courses which follow on from Level 2 GCSEs.  They have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that course content meets the needs of industry and prepares…

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Year 11 BTEC Music Production students have set themselves the challenge of staging a music concert as part of their studies.  The States of Music gig is set to happen Wednesday, 20th March and will feature vintage rock headline-grabbers, Ego States and talented singer-songwriter, Ellie Telford. Karol Seroczynski, Caitlin Whiteley, Georgie-Leigh Whiting, Gabriel Buckley, Tom…

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Follow that BAFTA! Brooksbank Students Dazzle with their Youth Speaks Speeches It may be the season for glittering speeches – Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars – however, students at the Brooksbank gave their own dazzling performances at the in-house round of the Youth Speaks competition. Speaking in public (and being judged in the process), might…

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Brooksbank has launched a strategy to target boys’ mental health.  It’s called MENGAGE and it aims to create a safe and respectful school culture in which boys can talk to a member of our specially-trained team of male teachers and sixth formers. Research suggests that many of the vulnerabilities men feel in midlife, when the…

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