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While talk of England winning the World Cup resonated across the country, two rugby league teams from Brooksbank were making their own history in the Champion Schools Competition.  The school is thrilled to report that both Brooksbank’s Year 9 and Year 10 teams have become National Champions for 2018. This really was ‘Fantastic Friday!’ and…

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Brooksbank was extremely fortunate to engage with Professor Akram Khan from Brunel University on Monday 2nd July. Professor Khan is a Professor of Experimental Particle Physics at the London University, he is also a world leading researcher in the areas of fundamental and applied science. Professor Khan, had been collaborating with author S F Said…

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The Brooksbank School would like to pay tribute to Mr Norman Kemp, who passed away recently.  A member of our Governing Body, Norman was a familiar face at Brooksbank and was a committed ambassador for several learning initiatives which greatly enhanced the skills and experiences of our students. Norman was a huge supporter of the…

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Brooksbank’s programme of taster lessons for Year 6 pupils has got off to a flying start!  The introductory lessons are taking place in eight curriculum areas: Maths, Science, Technology, Business, Art, PE, History and Drama. During the first week, we welcomed students from Cross Lane, Old Earth, Saint Patrick’s and West Vale primaries.  The Year…

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A Level and GCSE students have celebrated the culmination of their courses at an impressive arthaus exhibition of their work.  REFINE brought together a stunning collection of Art, Photography and Technology work from around 250 students. REFINE opened on Tuesday, 5th June giving students and their families a chance to view final pieces resulting from…

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Budding Science and Technology students stepped up to the STEM challenge and won, at an event organised by the University of Huddersfield on Tuesday, 5th June.  Huddersfield’s Science and Technology Day required students to use their Science knowledge and work as a team, to complete a series of challenges. Twelve students from Year 8 and…

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Winning streak sees Year 9 Netball Team become Calderdale Champions  Brooksbank’s Year 9 Netball Team have streaked ahead of their rivals in the Calderdale Netball Tournament.  The Tournament took place on Tuesday, 17th April at Trinity Academy.  In their section the girls beat Brighouse High 16-1, Todmorden High 8-4, Rastrick High 7-5 and Crossley Heath…

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Year 11 student Fred Carver has been crowned Brooksbank’s Chess Champion for the third successive time.  He beat rival Sam White (a Year 10 student) in a thrilling final which stretched over two lunchtimes. Fred, who also plays guitar and clarinet in the school band, enjoys weaving winning strategies to challenge and outwit his opponents. …

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Brooksbank’s Year 7 and Year 9 Football Teams have brought home trophies after winning the Calderdale League Finals. Taking place on Monday, 21st May and Tuesday, 22nd May, both teams displayed high enthusiasm and played some great football.  Our Year 7 Team beat Ryburn Valley High 7-1 – a fantastic result boys!  Our Year 9…

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Huge Congrats to tennis ace Phoebe!  Phoebe, who is a student in Year 10, has become Slovenia Deaf Open 2018 Women’s Champion.   Phoebe, who was born deaf, beat Jana Janosikova from Slovakia 6-2 6-1 to achieve her first senior international title last week.  The 15-year-old tennis star also won the Doubles Final when she partnered…

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Brooksbank’s Year 9 Boys’ Rugby Team have powered through to the National Schools’ Final following a convincing win against The Freeston Academy. Kicking off at 1pm on Tuesday, 15th May at Oulton Raiders’ ground, the team produced a comprehensive 34-6 victory over the Normanton side.  Although Freeston showed some promise, it was mostly one-way traffic…

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With the beginning of important examinations for Year 11 students, revision should now be in full swing.  Revising often gets a bad press – it’s often seen as boring and dull, but it needn’t be.  Using these smart revision techniques will help you shine in your exams and glow in the interviews that follow.     Here…

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Brooksbank’s Girls’ and Boys’ Football Teams have seen action in three Cup Finals of the Calderdale and West Yorkshire Cups. Our U16 Boys’ Football Team met Brighouse High on Tuesday 8th May in what was a great squad performance.  We were defeated on this occasion by Brighouse, but those at pitch side said it was a fantastic, entertaining game. The Year 11 side from rivals at Brighouse High beat us 2-1 to lift the trophy for the fourth…

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The Brooksbank School Gymnastics Team have competed in the British School National Gymnastic Finals.  It was a fun weekend with pleasing results. Competing in the Over 14s Group were: Millie Jagger, Niamh Findlater, Olivia Hirst, Amelia Weston, Aimee Ramsden and Freya Nuttall, from Years 10 and 11.  The team were placed 6th nationally. Competing in…

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Sixth formers, Corinne Barker and Georgia Aspinall have been chosen to compete in the International Space Design Competition in July.  The sixth-form students were chosen from UK competition finalists at the national final, held at Imperial College London in March.  The competition tests students’ STEM capabilities, by asking them to design a space settlement working…

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Thank you to Arek Hersh MBE and his wife Jean for coming to Brooksbank and sharing their experiences of life under the brutal Nazi regime of the early 1940s.  Arek’s talk has been hugely beneficial to developing Year 9 students’ understanding of their Nazi Germany History topic and was arranged by Mr Mills.  It was…

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The last week of April saw some excellent rugby league results for Brooksbank.  We had had two teams competing in two Yorkshire Cup Finals, and a Year 10 side inching ever closer to the all-important National Schools’ Final. The Year 7 team maximised their efforts in this local derby.  Thrillingly, Brooksbank beat neighbours Ryburn Valley…

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Panathlon Athlete Tom Green has met up with Hockey superstar Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE again, thanks to a kind invitation from Rishworth School.   Tom was among a number of students from Brooksbank who spent a fantastic afternoon with the former England and GB Hockey Captain, at the school on Wednesday. Kate and Tom first met at…

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Year 11 Geography students have undertaken an important study trip to Liverpool, as part of their GCSE Geography course.  Students are required to look at an aspect of physical and human Geography for Paper 3 of the final examination.  Physical Geography fieldwork was undertaken on a local rivers field trip in June 2017, and this…

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