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Y6 attend Crucial Crew

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Fyling Hall’s Y6 pupils attended Crucial Crew in Scarborough earlier this week. During their visit the pupils took part in a carousel of workshops covering a wide variety of aspects of personal safety. The event is designed to educate Year 6 pupils in North Yorkshire to make informed decisions when faced with danger and respond effectively to emergency situations and accidents. The pupils rotated around nine sessions: ‘Bucket of Stress’ – Delivered by Healthy Child Team Fire Safety in the home – Delivered […]

Drama about consequences

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Fyling Hall’s Year 9 will be lead the final drama performance of the year when they perform for year 5 and 6 next Wednesday. Their piece about the consequences of your actions has been especially devised to teach the audience about taking responsibility for their actions and being a good citizen. Break a leg!

Practising ‘if’ sentences in French

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Fyling Hall’s Year 10 are practising ‘if’ sentences in French. Here are some of the fabulous sentences they came up with. ‘If I had children….’ There are some entertaining ideas…. Ms Hornung, Head of Modern Languages

Another GREAAAAAAAT History Quiz

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Hello again! We are the History Club people! Remember us? We are launching another GREAAAAAAAT History Quiz with LOTS of GREAAAAAAAT prizes to be won! The Stuart Times are party Time!  Charlie is hosting a party, but there is a problem … the guests have disappeared! Help the king to find them and claim your prize! But where is our Royal host? WHERE IS THE KING? Find HIM and get the best prize of all! What […]

Rose Garden Music Festival lineup complete

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Just a few days to go and the Rose Garden Music Festival lineup is now complete . . . we are thrilled to announce Back in the Habit as the fourth act in our lineup.    What better act to close the Festival? Back in the Habit are a 9-piece function band bound to get you on your feet and dancing. The band got together originally when they were asked to provide the backing for Whitby Area […]

Fancy a Ski Trip?

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Fyling Hall‘s next ski trip destination and dates have been announced. Our next ski trip will take place 13th – 19th December in the Italian resort of, Bardonecchia. Totally revamped to host the 2006 Olympics, Bardonecchia is now a top-class ski resort. The resort offers excellent facilities at a high-altitude ski resort, without all the hustle and bustle of some other alpine resorts. The town, on the French-Italian border, is not a purpose-built ski resort, […]

First impressions by Claudia and Maria

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Claudia and Maria joined Fyling Hall just last week as a “short stay.” Travelling from Spain, they have truly immersed themselves in Fyling Hall life. After their first weekend at Fyling Hall, have a listen for their first impressions.

In today’s Geography lessons . . .

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As you might expect, no two geography lessons are the same, especially when you are teaching across a range of year groups. In today’s Geography lessons Yr 9 gave their presentations on African countries. Next year 7s tried to solve a crime! Working in groups of 3, they had to read through lots of clues to try and work out who stole the money! And last week, Miss Gilmour’s Y10s practised the art of sketching […]

Daisy’s love for sharing poetry

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Named after a former English teacher at who taught at Fyling Hall School from early in the 1940s to 1982, the Daisy Hardy competition was created to continue Daisy’s love for teaching and sharing poetry. Its aim is to celebrate high quality verse and to give pupils the opportunity to explore, enjoy and listen to poetry outside of curriculum requirements and assessments. Every year, the English Department releases a carefully selected anthology of poetry which is given to all the […]

Science Detection Experience Day

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Who stole the Secret Formula? Only one science teacher is guilty but has tried to conceal their identity by tampering with evidence. On Science Detection Day the challenge is to complete all five tasks which will offer clues, if completed correctly. Only with all pieces of the puzzle worked out will the identity of the villain be revealed. Who will solve the mystery? Pupils from Fylingdales CofE VE and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre CofE VE Primary Schools will […]

Our first ever Yearbook

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It’s been a fantastically quick turnaround for our first ever Yearbook – but it had to be: when Mr Instone launched the idea in assembly, just a few weeks ago, a committee quickly came together to make the idea a reality. Led by Flora Kiefert, the decision was made to include everything that had happened at Fyling Hall since the final term last year right up to the penultimate term this year. That would mean we’d […]

This week’s Junior School Golden Book recipients

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This week’s Golden Book pupils are: Oona Taylor – for working well independently in maths. Eva Jenkinson – for being kind generous to her friends. Isabelle Wagner – for super intonation when reading aloud, fantastic in your second language! Verity Instone – for fantastic art work on pointillism, beautiful work. William Wedgwood – for demonstrating great enthusiasm in all lessons this week! Edward Childerhouse – for always working hard and trying your best.

Exploring 3D Materials

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Fyling Hall’s lower school ( years 5, 6 and 7s) have all been exploring 3D materials this term in their Art lessons. The sculptures have been inspired by Jon Burgerman’s art for Y5 and Antony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North‘ for Y7 (interesting fact – Mr Todd and Ms Mansfield met working on the actual Angel of the North)The finished outcomes, made from wicker, will hopefully be displayed in the school grounds.

Rose Garden Music Festival – Third Act Announced

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With ten days to go until the Rose Garden Music Festival, we are thrilled to announce our third act, Phil Martin. Phil will be joined by Magda Phillips on violin, guitar & sax, John Hough on fretless bass, Bob Butterfield on sax & flute and Steve Cooper on drums. Together they are a band that can actually make sense and deliver Phil’s brilliant, highly inventive, slightly bizarre compositions full of intrigue and atmosphere. Stage performances […]

I blamed my parents . . .

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When it was decided that I was going to study in an English boarding school, far away from my family, I blamed my parents. Why send me off? But I have realised they wanted my future to be better. The first day when I arrived, I was worried about my English but since I arrived at Fyling Hall, I’ve received fantastic support from my English teachers. I had such a warm welcome from the staff and pupils, it was wonderful. It […]

A Day in the Life of . . . our Bursar

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When I was thinking of applying for the Bursar’s job at Fyling Hall I asked an old friend who had been a Bursar if she could tell me a bit about what to expect in the role, she said that the only thing she could really tell me is that ‘no two days are the same’.  This is probably the best job description that she could have given me. A school Bursar is responsible for all the […]

Rose Garden Music Festival Lineup – Second Act Announced

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It’s now just two and a half weeks until Fyling Hall School’s Rose Garden Music Festival, and time to reveal our second act. The our second reveal is Ubunye! Ubunye are a vibrant seven piece Afro Jazz/dance band based in the UK, featuring three vocalists from Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa and a four piece rhythm section. The music is an inspirational blend of jazz, Isigqi – traditional Zulu music – and Afro-pop. High […]

Our moorland habitat

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Following their science lesson in the school gardens, Years 5 and 6 have been out on a trip with Tanya Eyre, from the Fylingdales Moor Environmental Stewardship Scheme, to look at the wonderful moorland habitat which we are so lucky to have on our doorstep. We followed the Jugger Howe Nature Trail and learnt all about the moorland wildlife from Tanya. On the way round we saw meadow pipits and a skylark, heard a cuckoo, […]

“Mental Health First Aiders”

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Fyling Hall’s “Mental Health First Aiders” With six “Mental Health First Aiders” Fyling Hall proudly continues our commitment to providing a positive and supportive environment for our pupils to learn and grow up.  This Level 3 course delivered over two days taught participants how to recognise the warning signs of mental ill health. Then importantly, how to develop the skills and confidence to support someone and link to the correct external support agencies. With this […]

Rose Garden Music Festival Lineup -First Act Announced

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Only three weeks to go until Fyling Hall School’s Rose Garden Music Festival!  And who is in the lineup we hear you ask? With absolute delight we announce our first act is none other than folk legend, Fyling Hall alumna and local resident, Eliza Carthy!!  Eliza leads our lineup on Saturday, 15th June 2019, having only recently joined us for a song writing workshop. Her accomplishments are too many to list here.  Should you wish to take […]

A football afternoon with Fylingdales Primary School

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Monday saw Fyling Hall host a round robin football afternoon with our local village primary school, Fylingdales Primary School.  Each school had two 7-aside mixed teams.  Each team played three ten-minute games.  Both schools experienced a few wins, a few losses and even a draw.  A great time was had by all!!  We look forward to more fixtures with Fylingdales across a multitude of sports in the future!    

Boarding school life

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Miss Anders, Main House Matron recently asked Fyling Hall boarding pupils a few questions about boarding school life . . . . What do you enjoy about Boarding? You get to socialise with your friends after school and get to know an array of people from different walks of life.  The boarding house is like a big family.  Stephanie, Yr 10, Croatia/China I live with people my age which is fun and I know they are […]

The younger generation’s interest in classical music

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As we did in the previous term, we went to see the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra perform last Saturday (11th May 2019). This time we heard a collection of Tchaikovsky pieces, a “Sleeping Beauty” suite and an original Norwegian piece call “The Tale of Taliesin”. The last one was especially interesting because it was the UK Premiere, and we were introduced to the composer. It was fun night and a lot of other attendees complimented us […]

Science lesson in the school gardens

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Years 5 and 6 recently enjoyed a science lesson in the school gardens as part of their study of living things and their habitats. Trevor and Marina, our wonderful gardeners, talked to us about all of the different plant and animal species which live in the gardens, and all of the things that they do to encourage wildlife. There are lots of different types of bird boxes around the school grounds, from boxes with small […]

Rose Garden Music Festival . . . reserve your place!

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It’s that time of year again, and we are delighted to host our fourth annual Rose Garden Music Festival! Details This year’s event will be held in Fyling Hall’s delightful walled rose garden on Saturday, 15th June.  The doors open at 13.30 for a 14.00 start.  Music is set to continue until 17.00, with acts revealed over the coming weeks.  Ticket holders are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket.  Tickets are £10 for […]

What glorious weather for a cricket match?

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What glorious weather for a cricket match? Yesterday saw Fyling Hall’s under 13s face Scarborough College. Fyling Hall batted first and reached a total of 30 runs off of 18 overs. In reply Scarborough knocked off the total in the 11th over. A really positive experience was had by all involved!

Our latest Forest School Challenge

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The challenge for our Junior School pupils in last week’s forest school was to move a heavy box from one spot to another. The catch- they were only allowed to use two ropes and the things they could find in the woods! The children had to race to see who could move the box out of the fire pit the fastest. We believe that not all classrooms have four walls. We are lucky to have […]

GCSE Geography Exam Preparation

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In preparation for their GCSE geography exam, on the last day before exams the year 11s visited Falling Foss where they undertook a river study. They visited several sections along the river, collecting data on the width depth and speed of the river at each section. Working together, they gathered the necessary information, reminding themselves of why they were doing each one. In June, they will sit an exam on these very techniques and the justification […]

Drama rehearsals on a Sunday?

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In preparation for the component 1 performance, Year 10 drama have been rehearsing this morning. The component 1 performance is part of the GCSE drama exam, and will take place on 22nd, May at 6pm. Tickets are available from the school office. On the night you will see three performances with content covering: refugees Nazi Germany people trapped in a bunker All performances have been created by the pupils themselves and are the result of a […]

Doing Fyling Hall proud in Durham County Hockey

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Many congratulations to Connie, Jimena and Olivia, doing Fyling Hall School proud as part of Durham County Hockey Player Pathway!  Over the past few months these three have shown true dedication to the game.   With early drives to Durham and Leeds every Sunday morning, the girls completed six training sessions and four competition days, having been selected for Durham’s England Hockey Academy Centre. Their and the team’s efforts earned them a place in the final […]

Our fortunate position in the National Park

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As an enthusiastic supporter of outdoor education, this coming week sees Fyling Hall School embark on a new initiative with the North York Moors National Park.  On select Friday afternoons, pupils will take part in a mini “Young Ranger” scheme.  Each session will take place on the Moorland surrounding the school, i.e. within walking distance.  The objective is to  understand our environment, learning to appreciate our fortunate position in the National Park.  Starting with our […]

Sport at Fyling Hall School has come a long way

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It is nearly a year to the day since the PE department conceived the idea to complete the coast to coast mountain bike route. Since then sport at Fyling Hall School has come a long way. Whilst we have continued to commit to the core sports, which the school has had great success in over the years such as rugby and hockey, we have incorporated many new activities into our curriculum. In the first week […]

This week’s Junior School Golden Book

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This week’s amazing Golden Book Pupils include: Lara Telling: for fabulous writing using conjunctions. William Wedgwood: for great handwriting & trying very hard in class. Ciara Hinds: for a detailed recount of Shilling Pie – from Street Child. Katie Asprey: for amazing descriptive writing. Anya Legg: for persevering with some tricky decimal place value work. Isabella Watson: for persevering with some tricky decimal place value work. Daisy Jones: for great work on Roman numerals Amelia […]

Tour de Yorkshire came flying past

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The Tour de Yorkshire came flying past Fyling Hall School yesterday, not once, but twice!  This exciting annual road cycling race not only highlights the best of Yorkshire, but also promotes cycling in general.  As you know cycling is a key element in our #PEwithaDifference.  With the race organisers choosing Help for Heroes as this year’s official charity, our pupils and boarding staff were only too happy to lend a hand.  What better way to […]

Learning to pond dip

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On Wednesday Form 3 had a school trip. We went to Fylingdales Moor.  A lovely lady called Tanya, showed us around the moors and also taught us how to pond dip.  She put us into four groups and told us all about the little things that live in the pond. We each got to have a go at pond dipping. It was a really fun day. Henry Pastor  Year 4

Learning is easy when it’s a game!

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Check out our Junior school pupils playing picture/word pairs in French to learn some new vocabulary. Learning is easy when it’s a game! Associating words and pictures helps with recall and is used in classes throughout the school. Repetition of new sounds and feeling confident with simple words and phrases makes language learning a fun activity. Ms Hornung Head of Modern Languages

Map skills revision

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Today year 7 were doing a little revision on their map skills and boy, did they need them! There was much frustration and gnashing of teeth as the year 7s struggled to work in their pairs to find out the answers! Despite their despair they utilised their inner strength and persevered, remembering that this is our theme for this term. At the end of this lesson, many left mentally exhausted but they enjoyed it and […]

My first ever Duke of Edinburgh training walk

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I just came back from my first ever Duke of Edinburgh training walk. It was really exhausting but definitely worth it! We started at school on Friday, walked through the National Park and slept on our sports field. Although I didn’t get that much sleep because it was so cold during the night, I watched the sunrise at 4am in complete silence, which was more than rewarding. The following day we went for a longer […]

A visit to the symphony

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The opportunity to enjoy a live performance of a symphony orchestra is a privilege.  Luckily for us the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra is on our doorstep, and even better, students have free entry to all the concerts.  Therefore, we are proud to facilitate attendance for pupils. In their last concert the orchestra performed works on the GSCE and A-level music curriculum syllabus.  It was a wonderful opportunity for music student to hear works in a live […]

The Big Sleepover

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We are hosting our first ‘Big Sleepover’!  Year 7 & 8 pupils are invited to our inaugural event taking place on Friday, 7th and Saturday,8th of June.  From the end of school on Friday to Saturday tea time existing pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting activities and sleepover with their friends at school. This will be a fun-filled 24 hours with a strong sense of adventure. The itinerary […]

Our first week at Fyling Hall

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With Summer Term 2019 just starting, Miss Anders, Main House Matron, asked a few of our new pupils for their thoughts on their first week at Fyling Hall. My first week at Fyling Hall was really nice.  At the beginning it was really stressful, and I was afraid of not being able to speak English, but everything is ok.  I really like this school and everything is going great.  Lena, Yr 9, France   My […]

Joseph impresses Rotary Club judges

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Many congratulations to Joseph Salt, Y9, who recently entered the Rotary Club of Whitby & District’s Young Photographer competition.  Organised in March 2019 the competition brought together gifted local young photographers aged 11-13 years.  Entrants were challenged to show off their photography talent by interpreting this year’s theme of ‘The Beauty of Nature’ and create a three-piece portfolio.  The winning entry has now gone forward to the National Rotary Young Photographer Competition 2019. Whilst Joseph did not win the […]

Arthur earns merit in the Grey Kangaroo

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It started in February when Arthur Watson gained a gold award in the Intermediate UK Maths Challenge.  This competition is open to Yrs 9 and 10. He was then invited to take part in the Grey Kangaroo challenge and gained a merit certificate which are only awarded to the top 25% of competitors. The qualifying mark was 107.  Arthur achieved this comfortably, scoring 117 out of 135 . . . a fantastic achievement!

Y7s crime prevention survey

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At the end of last term the year 7s began investigating the topic of crime. As part of that, today they completed a crime prevention survey around school, to see how safe it is. They graded areas, according to whether they had cameras, alarms, locks and so on. Thy also worked on a few suggestions to improve the most vulnerable areas and this will continue next week. Hopefully, they may come up with some ideas […]

Sign up for a club!

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After school clubs start in earnest next week in the senior school – and it looks like a busy term! There are plenty of activities for all senior students to take part in, and many opportunities for our exam classes to seek any support they may need in their revision. Remember that there is a second bus taking pupils to both Whitby and Scarborough leaving at 5.30pm from Monday to Wednesday. Monday Mountain Biking Club DofE Choir Geography […]

Busy in the theatre

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Whilst the rest of us were eating chocolate eggs and relaxing in the sunshine, some of our pupils were busy in the theatre. Sonny Wilson in year 8 and Emie-May Burnett in year 9 were cast in Whitby Amateur Dramatics production of Goodnight Mr Tom, with Sonny playing William Beech. The play tells the story of young William as he is evacuated from London to the countryside during World War 2. His new home is […]

Use the rainforests despite the costs?

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In readiness for Geography paper 3 year 11s recently went through their resource booklet. The issue under investigation is tropical rainforests. The group are allowed the resource booklet in advance of the exam, because there is a lot of content to get through. We discuss the varied resources (maps, graphs, photos, information) and try to work out what the main issue is. Tropical rainforests are an extremely important resource for us all globally, and there […]

Presentations on famous mathematicians

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Y9 commendations went to Arthur and Hyunbee for their work on Emmy Noether and Arda and Cameron for their presentation on Blaise Pascal. Runner up went to Izzy Hinchliffe for her clearly presented and well-explained presentation on John Venn. Winners were Isobel Bagley and Ellie Monteith for their well-researched, well presented and confident explanation of the work and life of Katherine Johnson.