On Wednesday 17th April 2013 many of our Year 9 Students visited Hull University on one of their ACE Days. Campsmount Students worked with Hull University Student Ambassadors to find information out about University, for example:
- What do I need to get into University?
- Where can I study?
- What course can I study?
- Apart from Lectures and seminars what else can I expect?
- What are societies?
The students had a thoroughly enjoyable and very informative day. As always our student’s behaviour was exemplary and a credit to both Campsmount and the Students’ Parents. We would also like to thank the Staff and Ambassadors at Hull University for such a fantastic experience.
This year’s dance show took place on Wednesday 20th of March and was the biggest and best we have seen at Campsmount. It was the first event to be showcased in our new school building and using our newly purchased staging and lighting system. We sold out all tickets within a week of them going on sale and we had a record high 103 performers taking part. The night was a great success with some amazing dance being showcased from Campsmount students and our fantastic junior schools; Norton Juniors and Askern Spa Juniors. This year saw Kirk Smeaton also taking part for the first time and their dance was choreographed to a high standard, showing they are worthy participants in this now prestigious event.
The theme of the evening was Musicals and we had some fantastic routines showing a great interpretation of this theme. With dances from Musicals like Annie, Westside Story, A Chorus Line and Fame just to name a few. The evening finished with an amazing closing performance including all the Campsmount girls doing Dirty Dancing. In the end it was an extremely close competition and it went down to the last judge to decide the winning country. It was a battle between the Campsmount girls performing to Cats representing the United Kingdom and Norton Juniors performing to Lion King representing Turkey. However for the second year running Norton Juniors stole the show and they beat Campsmount by 4 points to take the title again. They had obviously worked extremely hard alongside their choreographer Bekki Dyas to produce a cute number and their costumes were amazing.
Dance at Campsmount and in our feeder schools grows year on year. This is largely down to the commitment of the students and teachers involved as well as our amazing dance teacher Bekki Dyas who never fails to inspire the students with creative and challenging dance routines. We now have extremely successful street dance and cheerleading clubs that have high numbers of representation across the school years.
The winning dance group from Norton Juniors will now enjoy a fantastic day out at Doncaster College, later in the year. The children will take part in three very different dance sessions, where they will be taught dance techniques within that genre of dance to then perform at the end of the session.
A big thank you must go to all staff who took part on the night and all the staff and students behind the scenes who worked extremely hard to make this year’s Eurovision Dance Contest the best one yet, where the quality of the routines was immense.
Mrs C.Knowland (PE Teacher/Campsmount School Sports Co-ordinator)
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has bought tickets for our Florida Easter Raffle….students, staff, parents, friends and family you have all helped us to raise a massive £822!
This is a fantastic achievement and beats the £700 target that we had set ourselves. Thank you to the girls who have worked hard to sell these, Mrs Thornton and Miss Lindley who have helped me collate all of the tickets and a huge thank you to Mrs Birtles, who once again has been a trooper selling tickets in her own time to fellow staff and students.
Congratulations to the following people, who have won all of the prizes.
1st Prize – VIP Paintballing Day for 16 People
Rob Noble – Orange 492
2nd Prize – VIP Paintballing Day for 16 People
Ricci Neale – Orange 820
3rd Prize – Ipod Nano (Silver) 16GB 7th Generation
Zoe Clarke – Yellow 245
4th Prize – Decorator for the Day (One Room Makeover)
Ebony Kitts – Pink 589
5th Prize – Mike Leng Professional Photo Shoot and Framed Photo Offer
Rory Neill – Yellow 57
6th Prize – Cleaner for the Day
Derek Caddy – Orange 559
7th Prize – x 2 JLS Tickets for 10th December 2013 @ Sheffield Arena
Miss Coney – Orange 949
8th Prize – Beauty Vouchers for Dermalogica Products from The Beauty Room
Laura Elliott – Orange 506
9th Prize – 2 Months Free Gym Membership at Campsmount Gym
Emily Ball – Pink 391
10th Prize – 2 Months Free Gym Membership at Campsmount Gym
Sinead Millar – Yellow 495
11th Prize – Buckleys Coach Day Trip for 2 People
Megan Brown – Yellow 833
12th Prize x 1 Family Day Pass at The Dome
Miss Lindley – Yellow 84
13th Prize x 1 Family Day Pass at The Dome
Billie Canning-Birtles – Pink 357
14th Prize – Race Day Cards for Stainforth Race Track
Mrs O’Donnell – Orange 370
15th Prize – Tesco Gift Voucher
Dawn Warren – Pink 741
16th Prize – Thorntons Continental Easter Egg
Donna Watson – Orange 836
17th Prize – 10% Voucher off Buyagift.com
Angel Timms – Orange 88
I hope you all enjoy your prizes!
Thanks again and HAPPY EASTER
Mrs C.Knowland (Tour Party Leader)
Our fantastic Y11 students wanted to raise money for Comic Relief by doing their own ‘Harlem Shake’ (search Youtube to view the dance that has gone viral worldwide).
Remember – we did it for fun to help a serious cause!