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New Hope Food Bank

New Hope Food Bank logo

We are collecting donations for the New Hope Food Bank between now and w/c 12th December. Donations of non-perishable items are welcome - please pass these to your form tutor. For a list of what to donate, or for more information on the food bank please click here.

Space Rocks at Eckington School

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

    Post-16 Centre Applications

    Interested in applying to join Eckington Post-16 Centre? To find out more visit our Prospectus Page or download the application form here.

    Year 9 Raising Achievement Evening: Science

    Missed our recent Raising Achievement Evening or simply want to know more about how to give your child a head start in Science? You can download the presentation by Mr Brennin here.

    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. <\p>

    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.

    Peer Tutoring Launch Day:

    The Peer tutoring team gives a big warm welcome to the year 6s tutees coming up in September. We had lots of fun meeting you on the 18th of July. As peer tutors we help your year 6 to 7 transition. We promote successful learning and act as a general friend. All of us are looking forward to start working with you and to get to know you better.

    Lead Peer Tutors (Evaluation and Promotiom Team)

    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!

    Parent View Jigsaw Button

    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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