Principal's assembly 29th September 2020

“This week, aim to: learn new things; encourage others; be grateful; laugh more; reach out to others; be compassionate; look for the small daily wins; stop worrying and start trusting in yourself more; and, be positive.”

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Principal's assembly 22nd September 2020

Last month, the BBC sent a survey to 1068 elite sportswomen in 39 different sports. It covered many different topics, including how much they earn, the level of coaching they receive, whether they have witnessed sexism or racism in their sports and whether they felt the media covered men and women’s sport differently

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Principal's assembly 15th September 2020

New York was a very different place in the 1960s to the city you know today. Crime, for example, was a persistent problem in certain parts of the city. In the early hours of March 13th 1964, 28 year old Kitty Genovese was returning home from work in the Queens district. As she approached her apartment, she was attacked and killed.

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GCSE Results Day 2020

At Fulneck School, our expectation is that all our pupils work as hard as they can. We expect our learners to leave no stone unturned in preparing for their GCSEs and consequently we celebrate all their achievements.

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A-Level Results 2020

There was a very different atmosphere at Fulneck School today as the Upper Sixth students received their A Level and Level 3 Btec results.

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Mr Potts Assembly - Statues

For the past week or so one subject seems to have dominated the news bulletins and been the topic of public debate: statues. For most of our lives we’ve probably all walked past statues in our town centres and public spaces without really giving much thought to who the people are and why they’ve been commemorated in this way. All of a sudden though, we all seem obsessed with statues and we all seem to have an opinion about who should – and shouldn’t – have a statue erected in their honour.

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Mr Potts Assembly - BLM & Pride Month

I know that over the past week or so that many of you have – like me – been moved by the media coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement and the disturbing images that have appeared on the news, night after night.

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Mr Potts Assembly - June 2nd 2020

The last few months have challenged us all as we’ve been separated from our families, our friends and our normal routines. To fill this void we’ve been forced to get creative, whether that has involved creating exercise routines, reading lots of books or completing TikTok challenges! Like a lot of you, I suspect, it’s also involved lots of ‘binge watching’ on Netflix.

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VE Day

75 years ago today, the war in Europe came to an end. The nation celebrated, energised no doubt by relief and tinged certainly with sadness for the many who had lost loved ones. Horror unimaginable to my generation was over.

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Mr Potts Assembly - 4th May

As you know, I love sport and it’s often tempting to take inspiration from sport when writing assemblies. Looking back over the years, there are so many sporting events that are seared into my memory and continue to provide me with inspiration.

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Principal's assembly 21st April 2020

George “Bud” Day flew planes. Well, Major George Day flew planes over Vietnam during that conflict in the 1960s. Until, that is, August 26th 1967 when he was shot down, breaking his arm in three places and badly straining his knee.

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Principal's update - Broad Shoulders

According to Greek mythology, the king of the gods Zeus punished Atlas by making him carry the weight of the heavens on his shoulders. For daring to lead the Titans into battle against the Olympian gods, Atlas was condemned forever to carry this burden.

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Principal's assembly 7th April 2020

In the past, I’ve not attempted to hide my criticism of celebrity culture. I know that in large part this comes from my personal dislike for some of the tv shows and the antics of individuals seeking fame on these programmes. I’ve never liked the idea of people becoming famous for being famous as opposed to having done something admirable!

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Covid-19 - Mr Potts

If you look around the room today, you’ll notice that – despite what you might have seen on TV and social media – all of your teachers are incredibly calm and that’s because we trust the advice we’ve been given and we trust all of you to follow that advice, be careful and keep each other safe.

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Spotlight on High Achievers - Ali Mirza

Ali has been recognised as a high achiever due to the amount of effort he puts into his learning in and outside of school. In his spare time Ali enjoys attending online courses to stretch himself academically. We asked Ali some questions regarding his achievements…

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Embracing Diversity - Mr Potts

Mr Potts, Vice Principal (Pastoral) assembly on embracing diversity. I did a very rough estimate and I worked out that, amongst the students and staff here, we have well over 20 nationalities represented - just in this room! Scanning the hall right now I can see Claudia from Spain, Dr Neuberg from France, Zerda and Alexandra from Germany...

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Fulneck Computing Workshop

Young people from Fulneck, Abbey Grange, Pudsey Waterloo, Calverley C of E and Southroyd schools started their half term with a FREE computing workshop.

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Principal's assembly 25th February 2020

Talking to our Year 11s and 13s, I know that the pressure is now on. There are fewer than 40 school days until the exams start. Courses are almost complete and it’s time for them to make sure they have the best revision strategies for learning the information for retrieval under exam conditions in three or four months’ time.

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Spotlight on achievement - Joey Yip

This week we are recognising Joey Yip and her achievements. Joey is a Sixth Form boarding student and Head of Music at Fulneck School. As a boarder, Joey enjoys spending time with other boarders and she also organises different events

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Principal's assembly 3rd February 2020

I love the the English language and am jealous of those who studied linguistics at university. Etymology, accents, dialects, rhetorical flourishes of the great writers and orators, and how means of communication evolve are all fascinating.

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Spotlight on achievement - Amelia

Fulneck School's high achievers programme is aimed at celebrating student’s achievements in and out of school. This week we are recognising Amelia Brooke and her achievements.

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Empathy Assembly - Mr Potts

Mr Potts, Vice Principal (Pastoral) assembly on empathy. "“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

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