Exciting start to 2023 for Cockburn School students

Students at Cockburn School have had an excellent start to 2023. Highlights have included:

  • Year 11 Art and Design students starting their GCSE exam projects with a trip to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield for inspiration.
  • Year 9 and 10 Drama students visited Wakefield Theatre Royal to see John Godber’s “Bouncers”. After the show, actor Frazer Hammil (Lucky Eric) and the other cast did a Q&A session. The students had advice about careers in Performing Arts industry & some valuable knowledge about crafting a performance.
  • Year 11 English GCSE students travelled to York Theatre Royal to see an excellent production of An Inspector Calls.
  • Year 8 students spent some English lesson time with a virtual author visit. To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, students heard from award-winning author, Karen David. She has written ‘What We Are Scared Of’.
  • Gold and Platinum badge holders (students who have excellent attendance, attitude and take part in community activity and social action) were treated to a Friday pop-up treat event and one lucky winner won a £50 Love2shop voucher!

Paris Maths Trip

In January, over 100 Year 10 maths students from Cockburn School, joined by students from Cockburn John Charles Academy, travelled to Paris in France. Their maths themed visit involved learning about the maths involved in running Disneyland Paris as well as some amazing sightseeing in the city centre. The weather was cold but bright and dry and they all had a fantastic time.

Italy Ski Trip

In February, a group of over 40 students from Years 8, 9 and 10 travelled via coach to the north of Italy to experience a week of skiing. Demonstrating resilience, independence and confidence to learn new skills, all of the students had an amazing experience. The weather was perfect and as well as spending time on the slopes they also made time for some local sightseeing.

Cockburn students on the slopes in Italy

Rugby finalists share the trophy

The Year 7 Boys rugby league team final at South Leeds Stadium finished with a 16-16 draw after extra time in the Leeds and Hunslet Schools Cup Final vs Brigshaw.

Nothing could separate the sides in the end so they had to share the trophy. Both teams were very closely matched and it was an exciting competition that was played in a positive and respectful manner.

Cockburn Y7s compteing at South Leeds Stadium


This post is based on a press release issued by Cockburn School

Main photo: Cockburn School and Ccockburn John Charles Academy students making it all add up at Disneyland Paris


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