On Tuesday 10th June, 6 students attended the Rotherham Children's Book Awards at the New York Stadium. It was a fantastic event, and we got the chance to meet authors including David Lawrence Jones, Tom Percival and A.F Harrold. There was an opportunity to buy books and have them signed by the authors, and we heard what had inspired each author to write their novels. Unfortunately, the book we voted for didn't win, but we enjoyed mixing with other schools and seeing inside the stadium.
Knights of the Realm!
KS4 pupils commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the D Day landings by learning about what happened on this historic day. We watched the coverage from France and took part in different activities. Ryan, Luke and Robert made an amphibious tank from old boxes. Kamila, Declan and Sarah wrote moving stories about a paratrooper. Elena and Andrew completed puzzles and pictures relating to the landings. "It is all about learning that soldiers missed their families and they had a rough time in the war. Some of them died. I wouldn't fly out of a parachute into the sea, they did it for us." (Sarah) "It isn't all about fighting. It is good that they stopped Hitler. The old soldiers looked really upset because they were remembering what happened." (Declan)
A group of Newman pupils went on a three-day fishing course run at Thrybergh Reservoir. Experienced fisherman John Blewitt led the course which was enjoyed by all those who took part. A newspaper article on the trip can be viewed by click the image on the right.
"I had two barbel out on Saturday, one on Spam and the other on double caster over a bed of hemp. Hardest game in the world."
Sixth Form Barge Trip
KS4.2 Have worked extremely hard in putting together some video guides for rules of the lunch time sports at Newman School.
The rules for 'Rounders'
KS4.2 decided that it would be a good idea if there was a reminder of the rules for the sports activities, so that anyone who joins in can have a look at the rules before they play. Each of the videos is about 2 minutes long and shows the most important rules. Well done to KS4.2 for al their hard work and to Adam for his cameo appearance.
You can find the page by going on to Info tab at the top of the page and then click Sports Rules, or by clicking here. You will also find the sports rota and some more general rules on that page.
Student Council Blog
New Head Teacher - By Millie
Mr Silvester worked at North Ridge School, Doncaster before Newman School. He enjoyed school as a child but he went to an all boys school and would have liked it to be a mixed school. His favourite subject at school was History. When asked his first impression of Newman School he said “fantastic”. He wants more trips, more things for the website and to make reception look better. Mr Silvester didn’t think he would be a head teacher when he was a child. He has only wanted to be a head teacher for the last few years.
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Another win Ali, well done!
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