Stuart Andrew, one of our local Members of Parliament was invited to a meeting with members of the Trust at Benton Park School in order to hear concerns over the financial constraints which are being felt by our schools. This issue has frequently been in the news recently and we appreciate his time.
Every year on World Book Day the teachers at Hawksworth Primary create different staged scenes (linked to their chosen class books) to provide inspiration for writing and artwork. Here are the children viewing one of the scenes this year.
Benton Park played host to a dodgeball competition which involved 8 of our primary schools. The emphasis of the event was on enjoying the benefits of sport and playing honestly. The children played in 2 leagues and the winners of each league competed in a final which was keenly watched by all the schools. The overall winners of the competition were Rawdon Littlemoor who were delighted when they were presented with medals and a winners trophy. Well done to all who took part.
Parents and carers were recently invited to Guiseley School to attend a seminar to help improve their confidence in dealing with internet safety. David Tidman, a Data and Safeguarding Manager from InVentry was invited to share his advice and expertise on how students and parents alike can protect themselves against the negative aspects of the internet and social media, and feel more in control of the data and images that they might share online.
Following the positive feedback from the evening, Guiseley School will look at similar events for parents/carers in the future.
Guiseley AFC Academy has introduced a new Elite scholarship programme for female footballers, currently in Years 11 and 12, to commence in September 2019. The Academy has joined up with Guiseley School who will deliver a bespoke programme that meets the players’ educational needs. The scholarship programme will mirror that of the boys’ Academy which has proved to be so successful over the past five years.
The Girls’ Academy will be coached by UEFA licensed coaches on a daily basis and will compete at the highest level in girls’ youth football with opportunities to progress into the Guiseley AFC Vixens set-up, other local clubs and beyond. The Academy’s new development will run in conjunction with the club’s Community programme and will give female scholars the opportunity to gain coaching qualifications and work experience through their expanding programme.