A number of our Year 12 students took part in our Poetry by Heart final this week with each performing a selected piece of poetry from World War One. The winning entry from our final will now represent our school in the national competition. Well done to Melissa on a fantastic performance and delivery of her chosen poem, pictured with her tutor Mr Leonard.
This week our Year 12 students have been mentoring Year 6 students from Wybourn Primary and Arbourthorne Community Primary School in raising aspirations as they prepare to move to secondary school next September.
There has been a great response to raising money for Cafod World Gifts from our form groups including a Christmas post service, a hot chocolate sale and a giant Christmas card for staff to contribute to. A huge thank you to all of our students for their tremendous efforts in this season of Advent.
Well done to our Year 11 students who have completed the Sheffield Futures – Future Shapers programme! They have worked with on developing their personal and academic achievement and collected their awards in a celebration ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall this week.
Our VTGs and Sixth Form tutor groups have packed and sent 185 Christmas shoeboxes to children in countries less fortunate than ours. A huge thank you to all of our students for their generous contributions and to parent/carers for donating over £200 through ParentPay to cover the transportation costs.
Our Sixth Form CAFOD Young Volunteers have conducted house assemblies as we begin to move into our period of Advent charitable giving – CAFOD World Gifts. Our Year 12 students are leading the way in generating fundraising activities in order to buy valuable gifts for communities around the world.
One of our Year 9 art students recently received an award from the Lord Mayor at the Winter Gardens for her work celebrating 'Sheffield's Cohesion, living together' initiative. Her artwork was selected by a renowned Sheffield Artist and she was presented with a certificate and art materials. Well done on a fantastic achievement!
Our sixth form students recently held a cake sale and raised £400 for the Macmillan Cancer charity. Thank you to staff and sixth form students who baked a range of cakes, brownies and buns and to our school community for contributing so generously to the event.
Year 8 recently visited La Grande Ferme in Normandy for an experience of French culture and language. They spent the week putting their language skills to the test by visiting the market, taking part in various activities from archery to climbing as well as a trip to the beach and local landmark Mont St Michel.
Our new Year 12 students spent some time at Thornbridge outdoor activity centre, taking part in team building activities but also learning new skills and getting to know each other. Students challenged themselves to try something different from abseiling to caving, high ropes to canoeing. Their time at Thornbridge ended with the ever popular night walk.
Our 40 years' timeline is now complete. Each of our 40 VTGs have research a year from the life of All Saints and have produced a display board showing information about that year.
This week a group of Year 10 gifted and talented students visited St Hilda's College at Oxford University. Throughout the day students were involved in talks and lectures as well as a tour of the college with the aim of providing students with the aspirations to study at Oxford in the future.
Bronze and Silver award students from Year 10 and 11 recently took part in their Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition in Derbyshire. The aim was to prepare the students for their actual expedition in the summer by testing navigation, camping and cooking skills.
As part of their RAG Week, Year 12 and 13 students donated tins for a local food bank. All of the tins were delivered this week to the St Vincent's food bank to support those in need.
Charitable giving appears in all forms and this week saw a group of staff and students having their legs waxed for charity. All of the money raised from the event will go to our Lenten charities and contributes to our Fund40 target of £40,000 for our charities.
Year 12 geography students recently visited the Lake District as part of their AS level studies. They worked on a number of different investigative assignments with the trip culminating with a walk to the top of Helvellyn.
A group of All Saints students recently visited the battlefields of the First World War with a focus on the battle of the Somme and Passchendaele. Students visited the Thiepval Memorial and laid a wreath on behalf of the school in France before travelling into Belgium to visit the battlefields around Ypres. The trip culminated in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Year 13 students presented their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) this week to an audience of staff and fellow students. This, as part of their course, involved presenting their idea and then answering questions based on what they have discovered.
Gifted and talented sports students from Year 7 to 9 worked with Sky Sports athlete mentor Nicola Minichello looking at how to recognise success in sport and beginning to explore how to take this success to the next level. They will continue to build on this work over another 2 workshops later in the year.
Year 12 and 13 students in the Sixth Form have been raising money for our school charities as part of their RAG Week. Activities included a big quiz, sponsored walk, fancy dress day and all culminated in a Friday food fair.
Recently a number of our feeder primary schools were involved in a presentation evening for the Year 5 Mathematics Challenge. Congratulations to St John Fisher School, who were given the overall award for best maths content and overall presentation and thank you to all schools that took part.
Over the last two weeks, our Year 11 students that are applying to study at our Sixth Form have been taking part in internal applicant interviews. The aim is to consider the courses they are planning to take as well as any other considerations relevant to Post 16 study.
A group of sixth form students helped to load a container full of educational supplies this week. The container is destined for St. Pamachius School in Tanzania and its transportation is funded by All Saints as part of our Fund40 charitable giving.
This week a group of our Duke of Edinburgh award students attended a presentation evening at the Town Hall where they were presented with their awards by the Deputy Lord Major. All Saints students also gave a presentation of their experiences and benefits of completing the award.
Congratulations to the three winners of the recent writing competition where students were challenged to write a 200 word piece using the title of a book stocked in the school library. All winners each received a gift voucher.
A group of our Year 10 mathematics students recently took part in the Year 10 FMSP Maths Feast 2017. Out of 18 Sheffield teams, the All Saints team achieved 2nd place with the 1st place going to Penistone Grammar School. Well done to all students involved – a fantastic achievement.
A group of All Saints staff and students had a fantastic time in Italy during the half term break on the ski trip. The students had daily lessons in order to prepare for the slopes and then had the opportunity to try out their newly developed skills.
All of our Year 7 and 8 students were involved in World Book Day yesterday. This involved reading one book during part of each of their four lessons throughout the day. Each activity focused on a different part of the book.
A group of sixth form BTEC sport students arranged a staff vs students charity darts match this week. The aim of the match was to raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. At the end of the tournament, the students' team were declared the winners.
A group of Year 10 English and history students recently took part in a cross-curricular learning activity by using artefacts from different world conflicts when studying the poetry written by the war poets.
All Saints staff and students have been taking part in a number of charitable events in order to raise money for The British Heart Foundation. This includes a wear it red non-uniform day, a cake sale, a valentine's post and a collection for BHF charity shops. All proceeds from the event will go to support the work of The British Heart Foundation.
As part of their PHSE programme, Year 7 and 8 pupils have received a presentation by ex-student Liam Brennan from The Shine Project and band The Plan. The presentation focused on the theme of respect – considering the statement 'I know who I am' which allowed students to reflect on their human value and the dignity of others.
Year 9 students have been involved in a presentation and workshop by Safe@Last looking at the dangers of relationships with families going wrong and how young people can become isolated and disillusioned. They then considered how young people can be targeted, groomed and exploited as a result of this. The workshop was aimed at educating young people of the signs and consequences and how to stay safe in different ways, including services that help young people.
We now have a PayPal donation button on the homepage of our website which will allow anyone who wishes to donate to our Fund40 charitable giving target. The Fund40 aim is to raise £40,000 as part of the 40 years of All Saints – that's £1,000 for each year. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
All Saints students have been voting in the Sheffield Youth Cabinet Elections 2017 for the candidate they want to serve the Sheffield East District. This activity has led to further work on democracy as part of our British Values curriculum. Good luck to all candidates!
A group of Year 10 and 11 students recently received awards as part of the Inspiring Youth Project in collaboration with South Yorkshire Police. Students were awarded certificates from level 1 to 9 in bronze, silver and gold categories. Well done to all students involved.
As part of our PHSE at All Saints, students from Year 7 to Year 13 have had an assembly delivered by our Police School Liaison Officer on sexting and the law. Our thanks to PC Marsh from South Yorkshire Police for providing students with important information on the topic.
Year 9 GCSE Business students visited Sheffield Hallam University this week for an International Business day. The event involved working with first year undergraduate students to investigate the potential benefits and drawbacks of internationalisation for a local ice cream business.
As part of their course, Year 10 Sports Leaders students have been completing the theory element of their programme by thinking about what motivates young people to engage in physical activity and solutions to overcome any potential barriers.
Pieces of work from our A Level art students were featured in the annual Sheffield Young Artists Exhibition which was held at Sheffield Town Hall. The event was organised by The Rotary Club and showcased a variety of A Level artwork from schools across the city. Well done to all of our students who saw their outstanding pieces of work displayed in the exhibition.
This week we have launched our new school website. We hope that you find it more accessible and that you can find all the information you require in a timelier manner
We invite you to view the different sections of our site to see what life is like at All Saints. Our twitter feed will provide the latest updates @ASCHSSheffield
This week we welcomed back our Year 13 leavers from 2016 to celebrate their successes in the summer examinations.
Students collected their A Level and BTEC certificates and had the opportunity to share how they are getting on in their chosen career path.
We wish them well as they begin the next part of their journey.
Many thanks to students, parents, staff and governors for attending our Advent evening liturgy this week. It provided a time of peace and quiet as we considered the light and joy that we celebrate at this special time.
Staff and students have been raising money on behalf of CAFOD world gifts as part of our Christmas Jumper day. Pictured are our staff in a full array of jumpers to celebrate the festive season and to raise money for a very worthy charity.
The English Department came second place in the Young Writers Poetry Competition, with the judges saying the entries were one of the best sets received from over 22,000
entries from 900 schools nationwide.
Congratulations to students and staff in the English Department on a fantastic result!
it was another successful half term in the sporting life of All Saints' football teams.
Year 11 – The Year 11 team were South Yorkshire Cup winners 2016/17 with a 5-1 win over Holy Trinity. Along the way to the final they beat Kirk Balk (5:4 AET), Westfield (2:1), Tapton (3:2), Campsmount (2:0).
Year 10 – Our Year 10 team are through to the semi-finals of the Sheffield cup (to be played after Christmas).
Year 9 – The Year 9s are through to the semi-finals of the Sheffield cup (to be played in February).
Year 8 – The Year 8 team are through to the quarter finals of the South Yorkshire cup (to be played in January).
Year 7 – Year 7 were runners up in the Final of the SUFC community schools cup final in November.