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    Hamburg Exchange 2017

    4th Jul 2017

    The first leg of the Hamburg Exchange 2017 was a huge success. On 14th June we welcomed 17 pupils and 2 members of staff from our partner school in Hamburg, Germany. The pupils stayed with Brigshaw pupils and their families and took part in various activities and visits throughout the week. We spent a lovely day exploring the wonderful city of York, which included climbing Cliffords Tower and a wander around the Roman bar walls. The group also spent a day in Whitby, where they were treated to some traditional and very tasty fish and chips. On the Monday, the German pupils attended lessons with their exchange partners and managed to get a flavour of what it is like to go to school here in Leeds. In the evening we threw a farewell party and the week finally ended very early on Wednesday morning with some very tearful goodbyes.

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    Eurofest

    3rd Jul 2017

    On the 21st June 5 of our talented Year 8 linguists went to York St John University to take part in the annual 'Eurofest event'. They prepared and ran a tourist Information stand on the 'Schwarzwald' area and must have impressed the judges as they won 'Best use of German Language' on the day! The students also had a tour around the campus and got a feel for University life as well as taking part in a sign language work shop which they really enjoyed. All 5 students were a credit to the school and the spirit of Eurofest!

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    Brigshaw Prom 2017

    27th Jun 2017

    What a lovely evening we had on Monday celebrating the Year 11 Prom at Kings Croft in Pontefract. The evening showed what a lovely set of students we have and was filled with dresses, suits, fabulous hair and makeup. The students arrived on scooters, hummers, limo's, fancy sports cars and even a police car! Here are a few photographs from the evening. 

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    Duke of Edinburgh Assessed Expedition

    25th Jun 2017

    Phew! That was hard work! Carried EVERYTHING we needed for two whole days - food, clothes, cookers, tents, everything - and had to find our way using our maps and route cards (that's directions to you) we'd written ourselves 8 miles each day, while the teachers just popped up every now and then having driven there in the minibuses. 
    39 year 10s had the culmination of 8 months hard work this weekend when they did their DofE assessed expedition, and every single one of them was successful. They walked, camped and cooked in the rain on Friday, but the weather was a bit kinder to them on Saturday. Not only have they done this expedition, and a similar training one a month ago, they have also been doing a skill, a physical activity, and volunteering in the community for the past 6 months. They are truly awesome young people!
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    ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 Opening Ceremony

    24th Jun 2017

    A group of 40 Brigshaw students were given a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 Opening Ceremony. This international event was televised on Sky Sports 2 which included a rehearsal day on Thursday 22nd June and the opening ceremony itself on Saturday 24th June at Derbyshire Cricket Ground.

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    Let them Loose - First national Free Writing Competition

    23rd Jun 2017

    This morning 22 students took part in the first National free writing competition, "Let them loose." With only 45 minutes and an image stimulus these students created the most wonderful examples of writing. It was a pleasure to see these talented writers, some who are often disengaged with school, some who are considered disadvantaged loving the opportunity to write without rules. Competition winners will be announced shortly! 

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