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  • Ex Student Success

    23rd November 2015

    Former student Adam Gittings competed in the Bishop Auckland Disability Grand Prix table tennis tournament at the weekend where he came away with 3 golds in 3 events winning the class 11 event, doubles and, for the first time, the top event the Open Band A singles.

    Adam didn't lost a single match all day, in fact he only dropped 2 sets throughout the whole tournament. He also beat 2 GB pathways/development players in the open.

    The academy has continued to support Adam by giving him the opportunity to train a

  • Prison Me No Way

    20th November 2015

    Y11 students have been taking part in a 'Prison Me No Way' drop down day today looking at the following:

    • Consider our place within society and what it means to fulful the purpose of being human.
    • To consider whether you have to be Christian to follow the basics of being a positive member of a community.
    • To understand the impacts on communities of moral and immoral behaviours.
    • To examine the consequences of immoral behaviour through the legal system in England.

    Staff from Prison Me No Way delivered a workshop wit

  • Lord of the Flies Visit

    13th November 2015

    On Wednesday 11th November the Y9 and Y10 drama groups visited the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield to see William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' as part of their GCSE studies. 

    During the performance students made observations on how the play was directed, acted and designed and will now use their observations in a 2000 word documentary response to the performance.  The story was adapted for stage by Timothy Sheader and was a visually stunning interpretation which featured a full scale airplane body on stage, ar

  • Army Careers Presentation

    13th November 2015

    The academy welcomed SSgt William Douglas, army careers advisor, this morning.  He delivered a presentation to students from Y9-13 who are interested in a career in the army.  Students learnt about the wide and varied apprenticeship opportunities that include, Engineering, Combat, Logistics and Transport, Medical, Music and Ceremonial and Communications.  This had a profound effect on the students and provoked them to ask a number of interesting questions. 

    The army will be back in one lunchtime to talk fur

  • RASA Student Wins Youth Sports Trust Award

    13th November 2015

    Caitlin Griffith along with 7 other HSLA Leaders joined Active Fusion to help deliver their Connecting Communities project Actively-eat-y.  The project was piloted over 12 months and Caitlin and the other leaders delivered physical activity games afterschool at Grange Lane and Pheasant Bank Academies.  The project was aimed at encouraging families to develop their knowledge of Health and Well Being and for the students to develop their Higher Sports Leader skills.  The project was funded by the Youth Sport

  • Collective Worship

    12th November 2015

    This week we were pleased to welcome Katherine Warman from 'Right Up Your Street' into the academy to deliver collective worship.  

    Katherine described the work she has undertaken with the local community on the Rossington Community Quilt 100 Scars for 100 years.  This piece of art was produced as part of the WW1 Centenary project.  We currently have the quilt on display in the academy until 26th November. 

    http://rightupourstreet.org.uk/rossington-village-quilt-100-scars-100-years.

  • Gideons Visit

    12th November 2015

    Local representatives from Gideons International recently came into the academy to deliver their annual collective worship to Y7 students.  All Y7 students were presented with a copy of the New Testament and Psalms.

    The Bible from Gideons International contains additional information on:

    The Gideon Story.

    What the Bible says about key ideas e.g. prayer, faith etc.

    Where to find helo in the Bible when you are feeling angry or bitter.

    Where to find help in the Bible when you are choosing a career etc.

    Suggested da

  • Armistice Day 2015

    11th November 2015

    Students from each House along with sixth form students laid a wreath today at the Remembrance Day Service at St Michaels Cenotaph.      

  • Samaritans Purse

    9th November 2015

    Generous students and staff donated 44 shoe boxes filled with gifts ready to be given to children all over the world who wake up on Christmas Day without a single present.

    Staff from Samaritans Purse collected the boxes today and presented the academy with a certificate to say thankyou for the donations.  

  • Bonfire Night Science

    9th November 2015

    Y3 students from Pheasant Bank Academy joined us on 5th November to take part in a Bonfire Night themed Science lesson.  They tested different chemicals to see how they changed the colour of the Bunsen flame, just like when fireworks are set off.  The students were extremely enthusiastic and absolutely loved using the Bunsen burners to carry out their investigations 

    They were then shown demonstrations of how sparklers are made and which chemicals are used as well as being amazed by the 'whoosh bottle'.

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  • Remembrance Parade

    9th November 2015

    Y7 student Scott Keating took on the very important job of carrying the union flag and leading the remembrance day parade through Rossington.

    Many of our students were involved with the parade through scouts and cadets and we are all very proud of their dedication.

  • Y11 South Yorkshire Cup Update

    23rd October 2015

    The Y11 boys football team played in the last 32 of the SY Cup this week and won 2-1 against Rawmarsh Community School.

    It was a very even first half with chances at tbothe ends, with Rawmarsh taking the lead mid way through the first half.  Going behind inspired Rossington and they soon replies with a goal of their own through Jack Marquis, set up by a pin point cross from Callum Baker.

    The second half started in a similar way with Rossington piling on the pressure, resulting in Rawmarsh clearing 5 attempts

  • Halloween at RASA

    23rd October 2015

    Chartwells staff got into the Halloween spirit today by serving lunch in fancy dress.  Students were able to buy a special Halloween menu including jellies with frogs!

  • Crucible Visit

    22nd October 2015

    A group of students visited the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield to watch a performance of Romeo and Juliet, which was an entirely accurate use of Shakespearean language.  They were a real credit to the academy during the visit -were extremely mature and responded to the tragedy sensitively.  The mix of Y10, 11 and Y12 students seemingly thoroughly enjoyed the performance. 

  • SY Police Praise RASA Student

    21st October 2015

    South Yorkshire Police have praised the quick thinking of Y7 student Mckenzie Bridgett after he helped them find a young boy who had been reported missing.  

    McKenzie spoke to the police and gave them a description of their location and Police Officers from Rossington Police station were deployed and in no time at all had located both the boys safe and well. Both boys and their bikes were returned home safely much to the delight of all involved.

    South Yorkshire Police commented 'This was a positive and succe

  • Anne Frank Visit

    20th October 2015

    Thirty Y7 pupils had a fantastic time at the Anne Frank Centre in Doncaster.  They engaged in a variety of activities aimed at bringing learning to life and supporting learning outside the classroom.

    In the 'Anne Frank + You' exhibition pupils examined the experiences of Anne Frank through a series of talkes and even entered a life size replica of Anne Frank's bedroom where she wrote her diary.

    Pupils looked at the charting rise of Hitler, the Nazis and the subsequent Holocaust and developed their knowledge o

  • Kwik Cricket Intra House Competition

    20th October 2015

    Congratulations to Miss Pay and Miss Street's form who were crowned Kwik Cricket Intra House competion winners after beating other forms in Luther King house before going on to beat the finalist forms from Parks, Irwin and Teresa Houses. 

  • Good Luck!

    16th October 2015

    Congratulations to Megan Grant who is through to the semi finals of the 'Golden Apron' competition which takes place on Saturday 24th October.  

    The competition is in it's third year and is open to 14-19 year olds throughout Yorkshire. The semi finals will take place at The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School where Megan will cook her submitted dish in the morning and a dish set by Michelin Star Chef, James Mackenzie, in the afternoon.  Dishes will be judged on innovation, presentation and use of local produce.

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  • 11-18 Travel Pass

    15th October 2015

    Students aged between 11-18 living in South Yorkshire can get discounted travel with an 11-16 Mega Travel pass or a 16-18 student pass. The pass is free and you can travel on any bus or tram in South Yorkshire for 70p per journey. No pass means full fare! Apply online and your pass will be processed within 7 days. http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/apply/

     

    If you have applied for your travel pass over 10 days ago and think that you should have received your pass by now please email us at students@sypte.co.

  • Doncaster Book Awards

    14th October 2015

    Students visited Doncaster Dome on 1st October for the launch of this year's Doncaster Book Awards where the guest speaker was David Baddiel who spoke about his book 'The Parent Agency'. 

    The Doncaster Book Award is a volunteer led, not for profit organisation committed to improving literacy levels by getting all children reading for pleasure.  Children read and review books on their website and then vote for their favourites with the winning books being announced in a final in the spring.

    Students from RASA