Senior School Sports Day

We were very fortunate that the Senior School Sports Day went to plan this year without any weather interruptions for a change!  All the events were keenly contested and there were some impressive performances along the way, with six Sports Day records being either...

Year 8 Poverty Day

On Monday the Year 8 pupils focused their attentions on world poverty.  They built shelters from things they found on a scrap heap.  They cooked meals from maize, onion cabbage and tomato to experience what people in some countries have to try to live on.  They...

Try something New – Black Gothic Calligraphy

Three groups of pupils had a go at Black Gothic Calligraphy today as part of Try Something New Day.  They all embraced the spirit and had a go, with some excellent results.  Many thanks to Mrs Leach for sharing her expertise with...

Try Something New – Equine Experience

Bella, the most perfectly behaved pony in West Yorkshire, visited Silcoates today and allowed herself to brushed, washed, plaited and generally pampered!  Bella’s owner, Maisie, and Mrs Platt were on hand to make sure our pupils were using the right equipment...

Combined Schools Challenge

On Tuesday sixteen pupils and two members of staff went to Greenacre Special School in Barnsley.  Our aim was to carry out four tasks and we told the children there that we wanted: a) to design a new school using junk modelling; b) to design a new uniform and badge;...