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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

There was an end of term entertainment involving staff and sixth form with a lively production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Tom Stoppard's play explores the back story of two characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet who spend time chatting, throwing coins and worrying about life whilst they wait to be involved in the action. The leads were taken by Mr Lewis and Mr Andrews with Olivia Ballington in the crucial role of Hamlet (dialogue supplied by Shakespeare!).

The cast was rounded out by ITT students Mr Chatfield and Miss White whilst Post-16 Leader of Student Development Mr Wright stepped in for Mr Hughes who was on paternity leave. The sixth form cast which also included Georgia Jennings, Katie Andrews, Connor Green, Dan Holden, Charlotte Collins, Chloe Eastell, Liam Dunn, Steff Oliver-Smith had tremendous fun being players and pirates! Musical accompaniment was supplied by the talents of Andy Shelton whilst Mrs Johnson directed.

Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson ex-student 2007 - 2012

Jack aged 20, a popular local boy from Killamarsh, died tragically from a road accident on Boxing Day.

Jack's Head of Year was Mrs Turner and Pastoral Support was Mrs Towndrow. The Headteacher Mr Cummings and all staff and students at Eckington School send their thoughts and deepest sympathy to Jack's family at this sad time.

The funeral will be held on the 24th January 2017 2.30pm at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium.

Tsai jian, Xie Qing!

Xie Qing

Sadly, Eckington School bids farewell to Xie Qing, who has been teaching Chinese to our students for almost two years. Well known for her sense of humour and admired for her hard work and dedication, Qing will be much missed. She will be returning home to China and will continue her studies at Nanjing University. We wish her the very best of luck in the future.

New Hope Food Bank

New Hope Food Bank 2016

Students and staff have been busy throughout December 2016 collecting donations for the New Hope Food Bank in Killamarsh. The food bank is a community based mission of New Hope Community Church and serves to support the local community. The Food Bank provides emergency food to individuals and families who are in short-term crisis, to help them during their time of need. Read More

GCSE and A level reforms

GCSE and A levels are changing - please read the document to discover how this affects you/your child.

New York  November 2016

New York Trip

On the 19th November 2016, 17 very excited students and 3 equally excited staff embarked on an once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York City. For 5 days we fully immersed ourselves in the sights, sounds, food and culture of New York City. We visited most of the main tourist attractions - the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island as well as attending a range of bespoke educational visits which included a tour of the United Nations and the Tenement Museum.

The trip was aimed at those students studying A-level Sociology, Psychology, History, Media and Film in the hope they would be able to use their experiences in their classroom studies; the experience however went beyond these academic boundaries and provided those that went with memories that will last a life time. We walked for miles, we laughed and we cried, we got lost, we learned, we experienced and we came home exhausted  an absolutely fantastic time was had by all. The students were an absolute credit to themselves and the school. Roll on New York 2017.

Larraine leaves Eckington School

Cook leaves after 28 years

A cook leaves Eckington School after clocking up 28 years of service!

Larraine Turton left the school on Friday 2nd December and during her time at Eckington School has helped to prepare and serve a staggering 5,600 dinners! Larraine was presented with flowers and champagne in recognition of her dedication over the years. Good Luck Larraine!

Space Rocks at Eckington School

Space Rocks Competition Winner

The winner of the Space Rocks! Design a Planet competition was Oliver M from Killamarsh Junior School. Oliver's prize is a family ticket to the national Space Centre in Leicester.

Mr Turner, Headteacher at Killamarsh Junior School presented Oliver with his prize on Tuesday 6th December. Well Done Oliver!

Space Rocks

On Thursday 18th November 2016 Eckington School held an exciting evening of Space exploration. Students and the local community flocked to the school to experience attractions such as the Virtual Reality Experience and the Pop-up Planetarium. Eckington students helped supervise activities on the night and the event uptake exceeded everyone's expectations.
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Read all about the event on the South East Sheffield News website.

The Shakespeare Schools Festival

On Monday 14th November, some students from years 8, 9 and 11 took part in The Shakespeare Schools Festival. They performed 'Romeo and Juliet' at the Montgomery Theatre in Sheffield.

The students have been working hard on the performance since May this year and the performance was excellent. The feedback they received from the professional actors they worked with was fantastic and the show went down a storm! Many thanks and congratulations to all involved.

Eco Friendly Eckington!

Y8 Eco-friendly group

A year 8 Recycling group have been working hard to make Eckington School more Eco friendly. They have set up a weekly collection of recyclable materials and have also got a new recycling bin for Main School Hall that's specifically for plastic bottles.

They will also be having a crafts stall that will be selling festive gifts made by the group from recycled materials out side main school hall on December 16th and 19th at lunch time.

Subject Ambassadors

In October, thirty students were trained by the UFA to be subject ambassadors . The process involved students taking on different roles and responsibilities for their chosen departments.

This is some of the great feedback given by them from this training:

  • I have learnt that confidence is key when doing anything in life and helps you become a better person. I can work better with people than I thought, and it's good to get out of your comfort zone.
  • I have learnt that I can show and do more than I actually show and do.
  • I have learnt that if I step out of my comfort zone then I will enjoy myself.
  • I have learnt to act more like a leader and to not act shy all the time.
  • I have learnt I am very intelligent and creative when I put 100% effort into my tasks.
  • I have learnt no matter what you are going through anybody can do anything.

  • Battle of the Somme re-enactment Year 10 Eckington School

    Battle of Somme Re-enactment

    On Tuesday 18th October year 10 students took part in a re-enactment of the Battle of the Somme. The re-enactment took place in the sports hall and involved the whole year group, and two very special guest speakers. Read More.

    Eckington School Study Trip to China October 2016

    China Trip

    A group of students from Eckington School spent the half term holiday developing their Mandarin language skills and enjoying the rich cultural heritage of China during a trip to Beijing and Shanghai.

    The students have been studying Chinese as an extra-curricular activity through the Confucius Classroom scheme operated by the school, in association with the Confucius Institute of Sheffield University. Read More

    Macmillan Coffee Morning

    Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016

    On Friday the 30th of September 2016 Eckington School took part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event, which took place in the Staff Room, was a huge success.

    Eckington staff showed off their baking skills in support of Macmillan by baking and decorating cakes, which were enjoyed by colleagues in exchange for a donation. A fundraising raffle also took place with a variety of prizes on offer.

    A big thank you goes to administration staff, particularly Denise Dye and Jo Cliffe, for co-ordinating the event.

    We raised a fantastic £210 for Macmillan cancer support. Thank you to everyone who supported this very worthy cause.

    Y12 Project: Dronfield Hall Barn

    Eckington School Post-16 Centre is delighted to be working with the Dronfield Heritage Trust to provide a unique enrichment opportunity for our Y12 students.

    Dronfield Barn

    Using original oak beams from the Fifteenth Century Dronfield Hall, a team of Eckington Post-16 students will be working with our Design Technology department and friends of Dronfield Hall Barn to create a scale model of the Medieval manor house.

    The students will be responsible for the entire project: from the design stage through to building the model. The finished model will then be exhibited at Eckington School, at Dronfield Hall Barn and eventually in Dronfields twin town of Sindelfingen, Germany. To find out more visit www.dronfieldhallbarn.org or return here for updates.

    Eckington Parish Council Logo competition winner


    Students from Eckington School have been designing a logo for the Parish Council. We are pleased to inform you that the winner is Georgia W. Pictured is the final logo based on Georgia's design which will be used by Eckington Parish Council.

    Having reviewed all the designs and entries from Eckington School students, it is the Council's recommendation that Georgia's logo has won the competition as it is the best fit for the all new Eckington Parish Council logo.

    It incorporates several themes which were prominent in several of the entry designs. It is a simple yet effective design that expresses the thoughts and pride of the parish of Eckington. We would like to congratulate Georgia on her winning entry.

    We would also like to congratulate the following students who are runner's up: Alysha M, Rachel T, Jess C, Thomas A, Masie H, Hannah W, Emily R, Thomas A (two entries, both of which were finalists), Katie D, Alisha L and Joe W.

    Nice Writing Competition Winner 2016

    Nice Writing Competition Winner

    Congratulations to Callum in Year 7 for winning the NICE writing competition.

    This year's prize was a kindle - well done Callum!

    Sports Day 2016

    Sports Day 2016

    Congratulations to our Sports Day winners 2016 - House Ennis-Hill!

    The day featured multi-sports including Tag Rugby, Benchball and Dodgeball to name a few! The event was a huge success with all students participating!

    The Brazilian Bobsleigh Team were special guests - the team got involved in all the sporting activities and positively engaged students in sport.

    Students and staff alike thoroughly enjoyed the day.

    Year 12 Chemistry Students Visit the University Labs for Schools

    Year 12 students visit the university labs for schools

    Our year 12 chemistry students spent the morning synthesising paracetamol then had a brief careers talk in the afternoon.

    All students found the day enjoyable and useful, giving them an insight into what it would be like to study chemistry (or similar) at a higher level.

    The session was delivered by Dr Joanna Buckley who was extremely impressed by the level of competency that students showed in the lab, some of the best she has ever seen! She looks forward to Eckington School visiting again in the near future as do we!

    Madeline in Miniature

    Mr and Mrs Kitchener present narrowboat model to Eckington School

    A talented couple from Brimington have made a replica of Eckington School's narrowboat Madeline in the form of a miniature model.

    The couple, from Brimington, presented the model to Mr Rowbotham on 6th July 2016.

    Thank you to Roy and Brenda Kitchener for the stunning model of Madeline - it will be treasured as part of our heritage as a school.

    The model, scaled to 13mm per foot, was skillfully crafted by Roy with the help of his wife Brenda. The project took two months to build and is one of two of two identical models; the second was presented to the Chesterfield Canal Trust.

    Roy has been model making since the age of 6 and is a steam and canal enthusiast.

    Thank you again from everyone here at Eckington School!

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    Parent View

    Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about Eckington School.

    Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of our school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. OFSTED uses the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. A screencast demonstrating how to register and complete a survey on Parent View is available on the How to use Parent View page. By sharing your views, youll be helping our school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about Eckington School. Or, if you want to, view the results for any school in England. (adapted from the Parent View website)

    Google apps for Eckington School

    Google apps for Eckington School

    At Eckington School we try to use the most suitable technology to enhance teaching and learning. Some of our classes are using Google apps, which allows students to collaborate on their work and support each other in their learning. Sign in here.

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