This week, a number of our boys collaborated to put together a ‘Whole School Story’ as part of World Literacy Day.
The stimulus was 'Stig of the Dump' which is currently being read to Year 2 as part of their Stone Age topic. The Year 2 boys then set the scene and came up with the first part of an original story which was passed up the school through Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 for the older boys to extend.
Read their full story, below.
Played at Northern RFC
Wednesday 16th September 2015
If the Bede Academy number 8 catching the first kick off and racing sixty metres to score gave the NSB coach and spectators some concern, it certainly did not worry the players. What followed was a lesson in creative, flowing rugby from NSB which few teams could have matched. Despite playing against a physically larger team the NSB boys ironed out many of the issues from their previous fixture. In particular, the contact area was a lot more dynamic and precise and the recognition of opportunities and decision making was superb throughout.
Captain Will McF steadied the ship with the first try, capitalising on slick passing to throw a trademark dummy before racing in from fifty metres. Shortly afterwards some nice turnover play from forwards Dan A, Max L and Ian P gave left wing Cameron B space and there was no stopping him from forty metres. The NSB decision making in the backs was bearing fruit and Cameron B again launched an attack down the right where Lachlan D was on hand to throw a ‘Sonny Bill’ style offload to Matteo A who touched down. The half ended with excellent work again from forwards Chris J and Phil P to secure possession. Matteo and CAmeron created space for excellent full back Jonny D who was on hand to pass to hard running centre Zac T who made no mistake. Half time score 22-5.
The tries continued into the second half with NSB building the attacking play on a solid foundation of defence, with once again hard hitting hooker Richie W to the fore. William E set the tone from a kick off by carrying superbly and placing the ball back well. He was followed by Benedict G who carried intelligently all day, using neat footwork to avoid the much bigger opponents. Zac T grabbed his second try when he dummied and spotted a gap before Baker scored arguably the try of the day, a well-rehearsed phase play move involving both forwards and backs. Year 11 boys Luke A and Ben W entered the fray and immediately contributed with some excellent tackling and support play. A piece of creativity by Zac T made the next try as he spotted space for a cross field kick which Lachlan D gathered and raced in to score. Baker notched his hat trick following more good work by Burke and a well straightened line before the final try was reserved for Daniel A who supported the play for several offloads to touch down.
Full time score 57-5 to NSB
Only three days into the new school year, the Year 11 GCSE Geographers ventured out for a residential trip to the excellent Cranedale Centre, near Malton. This trip was designed to give the students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the subject (without the distractions of the usual busy school timetable) as well as conduct some key fieldwork required for their examined coursework component. Perfect!
The activity-packed itinerary saw the group get to grips with woodland microclimates and impacts of tourism in the North York Moors National Park as well as observing coastal geomorphology and the ‘Flamboroughsaurus’, at Flamborough Head. Plenty of data was observed and collected for their controlled assessment, and the group with used, analysed and reviewed more data collection methods than you could wave a ranging pole at. When you factor in the classroom preparation time, the travel time both to and from each study location and the classroom analysis and presentation of the results collected, it equated to a full 12 hours of Geography per day. As if that wasn’t enough, there was still time within the demanding schedule to enjoy a spot of softball tennis and to feast on the culinary delights that the centre has to offer. All in all, the group had a very successful and productive few days.
The visit was a great success and the group worked hard, represented the school impeccably and were good company. We look forward to seeing immediate fruits of their hard work as they now work on their fieldwork projects. Well done everyone who attended!