My Favourite Christmas Recipe Competition
Contestants were asked to cook their favourite Christmas recipe within an hour.
Mia Richards, 8S won the Years 7 and 8 category with her Christmas Cupcakes; Ollie King, 9N won the Years 9 and 10 category with his Cranberry Bread and Butter Pudding and Lauren Davidson, 9E was the overall winner with her Chicken Pies.
Well done to all the students who took part and many thanks to Mr Martland for judging.
The Swedish/UK Exchange programme
The Ecclesbourne School is proud of its long standing commitment to international awareness.
This year a new link has been formed with the ProCivitas Gymnasium, a Swedish Sixth Form School in Helsingborg. A group of 20 Swedish students and their teacher (pictured above) arrived in December for a week’s visit.
In addition to visiting places of interest, sampling English classes and enjoying watching the House Plays, they also visited lower school classes to explain to students about school life in Sweden. Schools in Sweden start at 7.45am!
The exchange visit was a great success thanks not least to the wonderful hospitality shown by the host families and plans are now well advanced to undertake a return visit to Sweden in April 2013.
Blencathra - Lake District National Park
To gain experience of data collection and fieldwork skills and to give students the opportunity to witness a former glaciated landscape, thirty two Year 12 Geographers spent three days at the Blencathra Field Centre in the Lake District National Park in October.
The students learned a lot and experienced one of the most beautiful parts of our country.
To read more about the Blencathra Field Studies Centre please click here
November saw a Monday departure for the Brussels trip this year and a late arrival in Calais Hostel before the drive to Brussels and the European Commission. A hectic week followed with visits to The Bank of Belgium, Duval chocolate producers, Stella factory, the Port of Antwerp, Coca Cola and Audi factory.
The highlight of the week was a visit to Roger Helmer MEP at the European
Parliament on the day Angela Merkel was visiting, which resulted in several of our students appearing in a short interview on local television later in the evening. Students enjoyed the evening atmosphere in Brussels and Antwerp, as as well as experiening local cuisine (not to mention the local traffic jams).
A reminder of how this very busy term began.... Students and staff lined the Wirksworth Road as the Tour of Britain Cycle Race passed through.....
SUPPLY CLASSROOM COVER ASSISTANTS
The position involves the supervision of students in the classroom who have lessons pre-set by a member of teaching staff.
The successful candidates will be able to follow and apply all school policies and have a good rapport with young people. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to work during school hours or a graduate considering entering the teaching profession. Full training and support will be offered.
Applications should take the form of a completed application form and letter (no more than one A4 typed side) which outlines what particular skills you could bring to this post.
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and all appointments are subject to an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check and a satisfactory result being received.
Start date as soon as possible. No guaranteed hours of work.
For further details please click here or contact
Tina Spencer-Keyse, Human Resources Manager and PA to the Head Teacher
Tel 01332 843257
The following vacancies will be advertised early in 2013. Please keep checking the School website for full details:
Teacher of Religious Studies (full-time)
Assistant Science Technician (part-time)
And finally a taste of a day at The Ecclesbourne School....
With very best wishes for a
and a Peaceful New Year
from all at and associated with
The Ecclesbourne School