News just popped up, we are officially Guinness World Record title holders for our enormous toast mosaic back in July!
Year 9 and 10 had the honour of meeting Mike Haines OBE, who shared his personal story of his brother's death at the hands of ISIS. Out of this tragedy, he has been able to create something incredibly positive, the Global Acts of Unity campaign, promoting tolerance and understanding to fight against anger and prejudice. It was an incredibly moving morning and the impact that his story and message had on our students was clear.
This week we held our first Careers Week at Ryburn. As part of this, we were delighted to welcome professionals from a variety of careers into school to speak to students about their jobs, and the route that they took to get there.
On 13 July 2018, we are attempting to bust the world record for the largest ever picture mosaic made from toast. With the support of Hadfields Bakery, and students from our neighbouring primary schools, we will be assembling our picture from 756 loaves of bread.
We're raising funds for two fantastic charities.
From 30 April – 4 May, rainbow flags will appear all over Ryburn as the school celebrates its first ever Pride.
We’re delighted to have been awarded the Platinum Artsmark, the highest level of the awards given by Arts Council England in recognition of schools’ exemplary commitment to the Arts and Culture. As one of only 45 schools nationally and only two secondary schools in Yorkshire to have currently attained the Platinum level, we are feeling very proud of our Creative Arts team.
If you watched the first episode of new school drama Ackley Bridge on Channel 4 last night, you will have seen lots of Ryburn faces amongst the school students on screen, many as extras and some in supporting roles.
This school continues to be good. That's the verdict of the inspectors who visited our school last month. We're really delighted with their excellent report which praises so many of the things we are really proud of about our school.
Jessica Russell, Georgia Campbell and Seb Wood-Ives, Year 9, have arrived back from the final Happiness in Lifelong Learning meeting of the Children's Parliament in Novo mesto, Slovenia, part of our Erasmus+ programme.