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Shelf Lifers enjoy Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year Event

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,

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Historic Berlin brings learning to life

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

10 Jun 2019

Students enjoy learning new construction skills on taster day at Brunel

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

07 Jun 2019

Saif becomes Brooksbank’s Chess Champion for 2019

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

24 May 2019

Performance poet lifts the lid on how to write a cracking poem

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

22 May 2019

Students pay educational visit to UK’s favourite zoo

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

20 May 2019

Selwyn College sojourn delights younger students

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,

09 May 2019

GCSE French students discover the beauty and culture of Paris over half-term

Romantic and picturesque Paris counts as one of the most instagrammable cities in the world - and with good reason.  20 French GCSE students left school early on Valentine’s Day to board an easyJet flight to the French

03 May 2019

Ski-tastic trip turns fledglings into pros in Austrian mountains

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

03 May 2019

Yorkshire Cup Final Details

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

03 May 2019

Wanabe Popstars bring back the 90s

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

15 Apr 2019