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Mar 22
Red Nose Day - Friday 24th March 2017

On Friday this week we will be supporting Red Nose Day 2017.  Friday will be a full non-uniform day, £1.00 donation, and wear something RED, no RED HAIR or ONESIES allowed.  The following activities will take place at lunch-time and students are asked to support these to raise funds.

Throw a wet sponge at a teacher - Tennis Courts - 50p for 3 throws.

Staff v Student Netball - outside Netball Court - donations on entry to watch.

'The Apprentice' Jewellery Sale - Main Entrance - Ideal Mothers Day gifts - most items 50p

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mar 20
Campsmount Dance Show 2017

​This year's dance show 'Campsmount Divas' will take place on Wednesday 29th March at 6:30pm.

The night is always a great success with some amazing dances being showcased from Campsmount students and our primary and infant schools; Norton Juniors, Kirk Smeaton, Norton Infants, Askern Littlemoor Infants and Askern Moss Road Infants.

During the evening there will lots of energetic routines, colourful costumes, audience participation and we have a special guest who will be performing on the night. We're sure this event is going to be bigger and better than ever before!

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Feb 17
Doncaster Youth Council election results for Campsmount are in!

​Campsmount students have voted, and the results have been counted...

We would like to pass on our congratulations to James Edwards and Jaylen Tracey on their election as our representatives on the Doncaster Youth Council alongside students from sixteen other Doncaster schools.

The election result was very close and a special thank you and well done to our other candidates for putting themselves forward and for the large amount of votes that each of them received. Well done to our other candidates; Abbigail Myers, Chloe Ellison, Gracie Addy and Emma Myers.

Thanks also to our dedicated student election result team, also photographed at the count.

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Feb 13
​Campsmount at Rock Challenge 2017

Our talented students, covering all year groups from Year 7 through to Year 12, competed at the ‘Be Your Best’ Rock Challenge event at Magna Science Centre on Wednesday 15th March. This was Campsmount’s 4th year of entering the competition.

As part of the nationwide performing arts competition, Rock Challenge, hundreds of students from schools across the region took to the stage to display their finest moves in front of family, friends and staff members. They all put out key messages through carefully choreographed routines. 

Our students raised funds for this event via a danceathon, selling raffle tickets and bag packing at our local Co-op. A massive thanks to Co-op for letting us do this in their store, students raised £225.70 over the two days we were there.

Slide show of images coming soon!

Feb 07
We Will Rock You proved a kind of magic!
Parents, students and visitors were treat to a spectacular stage event at school on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March 2017 as our cast of “We Will Rock You” played to a packed out audience.
 
The musical, written by Ben Elton and based around Queen’s incredible songbook, saw students from Year 7 to Year 13 bring audiences to their feet with a professional level of performance.

As soon as the lights went down to the last notes of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the audience in the school’s main hall was singing, swaying and clapping along to some of Queen’s greatest hits, including One Vision, Under Pressure, A Kind of Magic and Fat Bottomed Girls, all performed by a super talented cast.
 
Feb 01
Responsibility was the theme for Campsmount Alternative Curriculum Day

​Throughout the academic year, Campsmount hold a number of Alternative Curriculum (AC) days.  Staff plan a range of exciting activities that are educational, fun and also provide our students with an opportunity to experience a wider understanding of the outside world.  The theme of the day on Wednesday 1st February 2017 was 'Responsibility' and each year group had a specific focus.  Scroll down for photographs

Year 7

Students covered body image and feelings. They explored the positive and negative interpretations of body image and investigated what influences our perception of it. They learned how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing including sexual health as well as the influence that the media has on lifestyle. They also learned how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing matters including drugs, alcohol, tobacco, maintaining a balanced diet, physical activity and emotional health & wellbeing.

Year 8

Our Year8’s examined mental health issues, with a focus on the effects that alcohol and drugs have on a person. With the support of Spectrum CIC, who work to help people overcome their addictions, students were able to understand that the effects of addictions can easily have consequences for other people too with an aim to keep everyone safe.

Year 9

The focus for our Year 9 students was on contraception and teenage pregnancy. They investigated a variety of contraceptive methods and the effectiveness of these. They also considered the implications of teenage pregnancy, the risks and how to avoid any risks. This focus aimed to educate students on making informed choices about health and wellbeing matters, including sexual health. They were told the help, advice and support that is available.

Year 10

Our Year10's focus was on work experience and skills. They took part in a range of activities designed to equip them with knowledge of the skills desired by employers. They were able to practice their interview skills and were taught how to write effective CV's. Special thanks go to Doncaster Chamber of Commerce & their DN Skills Academy team for arranging a full day of enjoyable activities. 

Year 11

As it’s such an important year for our Year11 students they concentrated on their GCSE revision with help and support from their subject teachers. They also had sessions on ISA's.

Year 12

Our sixth formers listened to lots of talks from external speakers and had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and gain valuable knowledge.  External speakers visiting Campsmount are: 

• DMBC Trading Standards – Talking about IT security & E-Mail scams
• Biker Down -South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue – Discussing issues around road safety and risk prevention
• Alzheimer's Society – Raising awareness of the disease
• RDASH – Discussing issues around Mental Health

Year 13

This group of students visited Sheffield University, a chance for them to explore university life.

Jan 13
Campsmount Academy's Year 11 Prom 2017

​There is plenty of excitement around Campsmount as the Year 11 Prom has now been officially launched.

The event will take place on Monday 3rd July at the Kings Croft Hotel, Pontefract. Students are expected to make their own transport arrangements to and from the venue, arriving there between 6:45pm-7:15pm and departing by 11:30pm. 

The price of a Prom ticket is £30, this covers the cost of the venue, a disco, a buffet and a soft drink on arrival. Students will need money to buy any extra soft drinks during the evening. A leavers Hoodie is priced at £20 and a Yearbook costs £12. Payment cards are available from Mrs Pippard in the Pastoral Office, deadline for payment is Friday 31st March.

All Year 11 are invited to attend the Prom, however students are aware that they run the risk of losing their place if any of the following occur:

  • Their attendance and punctuality to school is a cause for concern, attendance should be 95% or above.
  • They are excluded from school for any reason.
  • Their behaviour and attitude to learning is a cause for concern.
  • They fail to fulfil their GCSE/BTEC course requirements i.e. controlled assessment, homework, meeting deadlines etc.

The end of year Prom is a significant event in our school calendar which celebrates the journey our students have taken at school and rewards all of their hard work and commitment.

Previous years events have been well attended and a real success. Students have always been a credit to the school.  We ask you to note that we enforce a strict no alcohol policy, any student who does not adhere to this policy will need to be collected from the venue.

We look forward to sharing this enjoyable evening with our Year 11 students.

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Jan 09
Local MP, Ed Milliband, visits Campsmount Academy

Mr Milliband visited our school recently to congratulate us on our excellent progress and in particular our fantastic summer examination results!

Members of our Student Leardership Team spoke very eloquently, in particular James Edwards' discussion about the role of the media in politics. His vocabulary and the maturity in which he put across his point was amazing!

Students also discussed their opinions on Brexit and answered Mr Millibands question about why 70% of his constituency voted 'out'.
Students offered reasons such as immigration and the hope of more money available for our NHS. Our student leadership team also talked about how they felt that young people should have been consulted and allowed to vote.

Mr Milliband also asked our students about their role as Student Leadership Team, how often they met and what changes our students would like, mirrors in the toilets was a popular request!

Next step for Student Voice are the upcoming Doncaster Youth Council elections next month in which two Campsmount students will represent us alongside 16 other Doncaster secondary schools.

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Jan 04
Happy New Year 2017 – welcome back!

Happy New Year 2017 to all our students, parents, staff and members of our school community.

We are all looking forward to a new year full of commitment and achievement; which we know will open new doors and create many exciting opportunities for everyone here at Campsmount Academy.

Over the next term our teachers will be doing their very best to ensure that our students reach their target grades. We will also be driving forward our students areas for improvement, which focus on our school values of Community, Ambition, Pride and Responsibility. This is what we'll be striving towards this term:

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We also have some key dates coming up in January:

  • Thursday 12th January – Year 9 Progress Review evening
  • Thursday 19th January – Year 8 Progress Review evening
  • Tuesday 24th January – Year 9 Options evening

Students should remember that being prepared to learn is as important as what they do in the actual classroom so we're asking students to please make sure that they have the right equipment and kit with them at all times.
Here's to an exciting term.

Dec 16
Campsmount Christmas Notice 2016

​Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Wednesday 4th January 2017. On the last day of term students wore non-uniform with a festive top and many donated £1 for "Save the Children" and our Christmas hamper appeal. We raised an impressive £505.

On behalf of everybody at Campsmount Academy, we wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.

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