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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018

Congratulations to 6th Form students who managed to raise £331.76 for Macmillan Cancer Care on Friday.

Students in Years 12 and 13 wore items of green clothing to school (the charities chosen colour), baked/bought/provided cakes/buns/biscuits which they sold to staff and students all around school.







Reading Mentors

Year 12 students Taran Dhesi, Tom Dibb, Ibrahim Sardar and Jude Sheeran have become reader mentors at Cullingworth Primary School.

The four boys visit the school one afternoon per week to listen to students read, in the hope that it will inspire and encourage, other young boys in particular, to continue reading as they get older.


Cullingworth Community Litter Pick

In a bid to combat some of the concerns raised by Cullingworth residents about the amount of litter bring dropped on the streets, we teamed up with students from Cullingworth Primary school to do a litter pick around the village.

With green bin bags and litter pickers in tow, 18 students in Year 12 spent over two hours collecting rubbish filling over 10 bags.

Thanks to Jake Dowden, Keenan Potts, Hollie Williams, Elicia Marks, Ellie-Rose Bowden, Melissa Clay, Abigail Wilson, Oliver Wain, Natascha Sutcliffe, Kelsey Thompson, Leah Holgate, Emma Gallagher, Jude Sheeran and Brooklyn Slack.





Careers Interviews

Students in Year 12 met with representatives from Future Jobs this half term.

Each student was given a 50 min interview which that provided them with a profile of where their strengths are and suggested career pathways.

The interviews culminated with an event where a range of employers came into school to speak to the students about their future prospects.


First Bus Competition

Following the success of our enterprise day in May, two Year 12 teams were selected to work with mentors from First Bus to produce a presentation outlining their ideas to present in front of a Bradford Councillor, the Director of the Combined Transport Authority for West Yorkshire and a Director from First Bus.

The teams were up against two teams from Hanson school. Their presentations were organised, engaging and impressed the judges so much that the ‘Bus Winners’ team won! We were really proud of all those who took part – well done!


6th Form Enterprise Days

We have been lucky to have developed a strong working relationship with the Ahead Partnership and through this we have taken part in two enterprise days.

The first took place in January and saw Year 12 and 13 working together in mixed year groups to complete enterprise tasks based on digital marketing and the hospitality industry.

The groups achieved amazing results over the course of the day and the staff complemented us on our students.

The second day took place in May with Year 12. Slightly higher stakes this time with a real brief from First Bus and with the opportunity for two groups to go through to an external final against another school.




Work Experience Success!

Congratulations to Georgia Sagar-Crouch who has successfully completed a highly sought after 6 month work experience placement on M3 (the ante natal / post-natal ward) at the BRI.

Securing this placement was hugely important to Georgia, has it meant she gained the vital work experience she needed when applying to do Childhood Development at Leeds Beckett University.

“This has been an extremely rewarding experience that has allowed me to gain an insight into all of the wonderful work NHS staff do.” Georgia Sagar-Crouch


Sport Relief 2018

Congratulations to 6th Form students who raised over £100 in just 20 minutes in aid of this year’s BBC Sport Relief Appeal.

Students and 6th Form tutors paid £1 to come to school dressed in sportswear for the day.



Representatives from NCS (National Citizen Service) have made several visits to school this term, encouraging students in Year 12 to sign up for their summer volunteer programme.

As well as delivering assemblies and workshops, members of the NCS team visited every 6th Form tutor group and were on hand to meet one to one with students who were interested in applying.

‘The opportunity was presented to us early in the year and I felt like it would be a good experience that would help to build my confidence.’ Eleanor Vidic, Year 12

Valentines 2018: 6th Form Bake (sale) Off!

This Valentine’s Day, we divided our 6th Form tutor groups into 2 teams and set them the challenge to raise as much money as possible, in 4 hours, by organising their own Valentine’s Day themed bake sales.

Students did a wonderful job at promoting and advertising their events as well as baking, buying and contributing cakes, buns, biscuits, sweets and drinks to sell.

Competition between the two teams was fierce, and in total we raised £349.58.


Salvation Army Food Drive

For the third consecutive year, students in 6th Form organisation a whole school food collection in aid of the Salvation Army.

Each tutor group in school was provided with a collection box which we asked be filled with as many items as possible.

As always students, staff and parents were incredibly generous and we managed to fill four cars full of boxes which we donated to the Salvation Army in Keighley just in time for Christmas.



6th Form students did a wonderful job at selling poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion, raising £180. 31 in just one week.




Macmillan Coffee Morning

6th form students held a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday, September 29th.

Students baked, bought and provided cakes, buns, biscuits, flapjacks and wore green clothing for the day.

In total students raised £266.


Mark Nurthen

Mark Nurthen, 38, was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in 2011. The next 12 months saw Mark have one of his lungs removed and undergo a gruelling amount of chemotherapy. But by the end of that year, Mark was given the all clear and looked forward to a bright future. One year on, the cancer sadly returned and Mark and his family found themselves back at square one.

Upon hearing Mark’s story Sixth Form students were extremely moved and felt compelled to do something to help, organising multiple bake sales and a ‘Wear White Day’ which in total raised £150.23.

For further information please see the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/u4f6bw9g


Esmee Williams

Very sadly and tragically one of our students in Year 12 suddenly lost her 3 year old sister to septicemia earlier this year. Determined to give something back to the hospital who cared for her sister and with the help of her fellow sixth formers, students have managed to raise £1000 in just 7 days for the William Harvey Hospital children’s ward in Ashford, Kent

A JustGiving page has been setup for anyone who wishes to donate: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/issy-millbank?utm_id=60

Cullingworth Primary

Sixth Form students in Year 12 and 13 are continuing to do a brilliant job on their weekly work experience placements at Cullingworth Primary School.

Lauren Bates and Emily Nalton work with reception classes, Abbie Butterfield and Adam Vaux work with Year 1, whilst Olivia Beith and Arran Greenwood run lunch time guitar lessons for students in Years 5 & 6.

Feedback from both staff and students at the school has been extremely positive with regards to the work and commitment made by our students.


Easter Lunch

The annual Easter luncheon for elderly residents in the village took place last week at St John’s Church, where attendees were treated to a buffet lunch prepared by Sixth Form students.

Special thanks to Abbie Butterfield and Natalie Bennett for helping with the shopping and preparing for this event and to Cameron Allatt, Stephen Hall and Michael Saunders who volunteer every week at the Over 60’s club.


Spring Has Sprung

It has been 2 years now since students at Cullingworth Primary and Parkside School joined forces to create the Cullingworth Youth Council. Our first project was to build and distribute planter boxes around the village to add a bit of colour and greenery on the streets.

We have recently spent some time replanting in each of the boxes and are starting to see the flowers come into bloom.