We have teamed up with Darling Reads in Horbury to build our library stock and provide wonderful reading opportunities and experiences for our young people. If you would like to help, you can choose to donate a specific sum of money, or choose one of the books on our wish-list and buy it for us. Darling Reads will then deliver the books to us and fill up our shelves!
Every day during advent, experience a new story, poem, song, dance or idea related to Christmas.
Cultural Advent Calendar
Cathedral Academy Sports Day Y7, Y8 & Y9
What is Virtual Sports Day?
Virtual Sports Day is an opportunity to take on a series of physical activity challenges and compete for your form against other forms for fun, prizes and the overall victory in the competition. We want to get as many people to get involved as possible during the challenge week.
There are 8 challenges which you can complete throughout the week; with the exception of Challenge #1 ‘1km run, walk, cycle’, you can practice and perform this challenge as many times as you want but are only allowed to submit one entry for the 1km distance (your best result). Each time you go for a jog, walk, run or bike ride, you should record your 1km distance and time.
Select Sports Day Challenges to view the challenges. You can also watch examples of this on Sports day video.
You do not have to perform the activities in order or on one day but the aim is to complete as many as possible throughout the week, either timed or to maximum, depending on the activity. Each submitted entry contributes points to your form score and automatically enters you into a prize draw for an Amazon gift voucher and the chance to win some sport equipment. There are points and prizes also for the top performances in each year group along with a chance to share your fun and inspiring activities with us.
For the challenges, you can send a picture, video or TikTok of you performing the physical activity challenges from anytime or anywhere. The most inspiring pictures and/or videos win more points and prizes! The top 5 entries may need video evidence.
Parents and staff are encouraged to enter too and can submit their results on the `results link` ‘Virtual Sports Day’ news section of this website or twitter. Just remember to enter Staff / Parent in the form box.
Please help spread the word and get as many people participating in the Virtual Sports Day Challenge.
Good luck everyone!
Select Results Entry to add in your completed results. Please remember to add your name and form to be eligible for prizes.
Feeling Blue? We can help you…
When people hear the words ‘mental health’, many immediately assume the conversation will not apply to them. They think ‘I don’t have depression,’ or ‘people just needs to get a grip everyone gets stressed.’ With this blog we aim to debunk some of the myths around mental health – which, by the way, everybody has the same way we all have physical health. Please select Mental health blog January 2020 to view the full blog.
Continuing along the theme of global warming, the Cathedral Bloggers have been trying to tackle the most wasteful time of the year – Christmas! Please click Blog ecofriendly xmas to view the full blog.
Throughout Advent we are asking both staff and students to donate any unwanted, age appropriate books to the school library.
The challenge is to collect 500 books by the end of term.
Please drop your donations off in the library and help us to make a Christmas Book Tree of gifts that will keep on giving to our students!
At the start of the summer holidays some of our Year 11’s took part in the Wakefield Internship programme with C&K Careers. Week one was induction week with student’s looking at employability skills and interview preparation. Week two was spent on a work placement that the student’s had sourced themselves. The programme was a great success and culminated in a presentation evening in September. They visited OE Electrics, an accountancy firm, a law firm and a dental practice respectively.
We are keen for our students to be aware of the range of post-16 options that are available to them and one of these options is apprenticeships. As part of our CEIAG programme we are developing an “understanding apprenticeships programme”. Our Enterprise Advisor delivered an assembly to the whole of Year 10 to help student’s understand what an apprenticeship is and where to begin to find a suitable placement.
Fifty Year 10 students visited The Great Yorkshire showground on Wednesday 9th October to attend The National Apprenticeship show. They were able to speak to a range of apprenticeship providers and find out more information about the range of apprenticeship opportunities that are available.
A small group of students are going to participate in a workshop with our Enterprise Advisor which will focus on apprenticeship in the Hair industry.
A successful trip to the National Coal Mining Museum took place last week with a group of Year 10 students. Pizza, giant dice throwing and a STEM challenge completed. They have all decided to sign up to the volunteering programme where they will be designing the new illumination gallery at the museum. Watch this space…