Fulneck School Community Events

Last weekend we saw a start to our ‘contributing to the community’ primary school event. Thirty five primary school children attended our science of survival event which was hosted at Fulneck School.

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Remembrance Day 2019

John Amos Comenius was a 17th century educational pioneer, theologian and Bishop of the Moravian Church. Known as the father of modern education, Comenius argued for equality in school provision: that both boys and girls should be educated – not a common position to hold in his lifetime – as well as poor children.

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Lessons from the Kalenjin

It’s far too long ago for any of you to remember, but Peter Sissons was a BBC journalist and newsreader. He retired back in 2009, having hosted Question Time, presented the 10 o’clock news and, perhaps most famously, received death threats following an interview with the Iranian ambassador about Salman Rushdie.

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Introducing positive mindsets

How many of you are aware of the exploits of Jaden Ashman? Jaden has just gone back to school having won £1m coming second in the Fortnite World Cup. I’m sure you expect me to have nothing positive to say about this!

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Remembering 9/11

Do you remember where you were when …? This is a question you will have been asked or you are going to be asked at some point in the future

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Time to be a better version of ourselves

Welcome back everyone! A particularly warm welcome to all our new pupils. We have people starting in every year from Year 7 to the Upper Sixth. Wherever you were before today, as far as I am concerned, you are now all “Fulneck”.

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GCSE Results Day 2019

It has been another year of academic success at Fulneck School, with the pupils’ “Work hard, be kind” ethos seeing them rewarded with some excellent results.

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2019 A Level Exam Success

Under the newly reformed post-16 qualifications, excellent results require a combination of sound work ethic from the students, dedication from the teachers and support from parents.

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Principal's assembly 11th June 2019

So far this year, our teachers have awarded 103 Commendations for displays of these 5 key attributes? Don’t waste the last month of term. What can you do in the next four weeks to add one to your achievements this year?

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Principal's assembly 7th May 2019

Investing in experiences will bring you greater happiness than a new car. If you have to buy “stuff”, buy it for someone else, also proven to make you happier by the end of the day.

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Principal's assembly 30th April 2019

What does it mean to be happy? What if there is a link between your happiness and performance at school? And what if we are able to improve that level, even if only by a few percent?

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Principal's assembly 19th March 2019

“Whilst we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.”

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Principal’s Assembly 12 Feb 2019

When Leah Barrow, the GB 800 metre runner, visited us last month, she mentioned that her inspiration had been a lady called Kelly Holmes, but didn’t really say why Dame Kelly had been so inspirational. Indeed, Kelly’s greatest achievement, writing herself into the history books, happened almost 15 years ago so I thought I would start today by explaining what a remarkable lady she is.

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Principal's Assembly 27th November

Think about this: somewhere in the world, there’s someone just like you. They might be the same age as you, they might be as intelligent as you, they might even look like you. The only thing that separates them from you is likely to be the start in life that they’ve been given. And that start – as you’ve heard – is likely to shape their future and how the rest of their life turns out too.

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Principal’s Assembly 13 Nov 2018

In my absence, Vice Principal and Head of Psychology, Gemma Carver, took this week’s assembly, continuing our theme of kindness. In two million years, the human brain has nearly tripled in mass, going from half a kg in our ancestors to the almost 1.5kg whopper that everybody here has between their ears. But what is it about a big brain that made nature so eager for every one of us to have one?

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