Thirty Year 9 students met at LJL Airport at 4am on Friday 7th April for a 3 day trip to Amsterdam. History and Art were high on the agenda. The trip took in the Van Gogh Museum (amazing), a canal tour (relaxing), the Anne Frank House (moving), the Rejksmuseum (fascinating), the Jewish Museum and Synagogue (interesting) and the Amsterdam Dungeons (Frightening!). It was a very busy trip. Several students were emotional when they were told the details of the Anne Frank's story. Many purchased Anne Frank's diary while we were there. Gateacre students were a real credit to our school- it was the staff who gave them a round of applause at the end of the trip in the arrivals lounge. Roll on the 2018 trip.
Children from their year 4 classes carried out activities from looking at electrostatics with hair raising results with Mr Gash and testing explosive gases with Mr Creed. Both classes were, as always, ably assisted by our ever suffering Head Teacher, Mr. Roberts!
CAMHS have asked us to make parents and carers aware of current ESafety concerns-
There is an online game called Blue Whale, which originated in Russia. It encourages self harm for 50 days then committing suicide on the last day. Young people are asked to carve a whale on their forearm.
We are proud to announce that our Music Department have received the ISM Bronze Certificate in Music in recognition of excellence.
It recognizes that more than 10% of the overall Key Stage 4 cohort at Gateacre achieved GCSE A* - C in GCSE Music, which puts us among the top schools in the country. We are in the Top 424 schools across England (24,288 schools in England, source: DfE SFR 20/2016)
We welcomed more visitors from our local primary schools, so far totalling 270. Belle Vale Primary School took part in a whole week of exciting science at our school this week. Children from Reception class to Year 6 carried out activities and experiments from electrostatics to testing explosive gases and igniting flaming bubbles. Culminating in setting myself on fire.