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A Can Do Attitude

We were delighted to welcome inspirational and motivational speaker Richard McCann into school to speak to Year 9, 10 and Sixth Form students. Richard talked about his challenging background. Richard lost his mother to the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, in 1975 and he was...
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Urban Skills Workshop

Year 10 students had the opportunity to take part in a virtual workshop delivered by Urban Plan. Throughout the day students were split into teams and took on the role of four competing companies who were tasked with regenerating the fictional town of Elham. Roles and...
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Northern School of Arts get into Graphics

We were joined by representatives from the Northern School of Art & Design who gave Year 10 students a taster session in Graphic Design. Students were given an idea of what it is like to study Graphic Design at degree level as well as trying out a few design techniques in...
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Piste Performance with our Future Apprentices

Students from our Future Apprenticeships Programme got to take part in an outdoor event at the nearby Silksworth Ski Slope. The activity was designed to help students learn something new as well help them enhance their listening and learning skills, things that are crucial for...
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Cricket Clubs a Big Hit!

Southmoor Cricket Club had a great start, despite the changeable weather!   Every Thursday after school for Year 7 and 8, all pupils (boys and girls) are welcome to take part, even if you have never played before! We will develop all the key skills required such as...
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World Book Day 2021

We celebrated World Book Day. Staff took on the likeness of their favourite literary characters whilst spending some time in lessons discussing their favourite books, authors and characters. Students also had the chance to join in and dress up, you can see some of our ...
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From School Hall to Testing Centre

We welcomed selected year groups on site for the first of the 3 lateral flow tests, which have to be 3-5 days apart. The testing site has been set up with military precision and students were superb at keeping to their allocated appointment slots. The test is quick, simple and...
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Feel Good Friday

We have moved from Wellbeing Wednesday to Feel Good Friday. Students were encouraged to try something new this afternoon to support their wellbeing. Please send in your well-being photographs to info@southmoormat.co.uk so we can publish in next week’s blog. Below you will...
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Kooth Continues to be There for You

We know how difficult the past few weeks have been for you and the young people in your household dealing with lockdown restrictions and in many cases home schooling.  You may have heard your child mention Kooth through information they have received...
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Mindful March Shines Through

Let’s take the time to pause, breathe and really take in what’s all around us. This month we’re encouraging our students to take some time to look within. Learning to be more mindful and aware can do wonders for our well-being in all areas of life...
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