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Desert Island Discs with our SMT

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Mr Instone has added a new twist to his assembly programme this year. He is well known for this creative and often interactive assemblies – just recently, he has sung his message, told tales of his own childhood, created and edited films, strummed a guitar and more. But more recently, he has been involving our Senior Management Team by inviting them to be guests on his very own “Desert Island Disc” show.  Recently, our Deputy […]

Learning in the Sun

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We have been making the most of the lovely weather recently and using our incredible countryside setting for everything from games lessons to science lessons.  

Juniors Celebrate Chinese New Year

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Our ESL senior pupils visited the Junior School recently to show them how to celebrate Chinese and Korean New Year! All of the children had a wonderful time, taking part in many traditional celebratory Chinese activities.      

Last Week’s Snow Days

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Last week, Fyling Hall, along with thousands of schools up and down the country, experienced the very thing that causes pupils to skip with joy, and teachers of exam classes to hold their heads in despair…a SNOW DAY. Actually, 3 of them. Our beautiful surroundings were blanketed with snow and the boarders took full advantage of the long, sloping fields to take part in some serious sledging. Take a look at our Instagram or Facebook […]

Science and Technology Club

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In Science and Technology club, held every Monday after school with Mr Instone, pupils have been investigating the inner workings television and the cathode ray tube as well as taking part electronic circuits, building up towards making a radio transmitter and receiver.    

Phones in French!

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Year 9 pupils were very happy to be given permission to use their phones in class this week as they competed against each other in class to learn vocabulary on Quizlet.  

Business Y11 Pupils Visit “The Moon and Sixpence”

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Laura, Callum and Luke from Y11 visited local restaurant “The Moon and Sixpence” to interview the owner Linda Watson as part of their research for their Business Studies coursework.  They were treated to a lovely hot chocolate while they asked their questions and were able to gain a good insight into how a business is managed and run.

Ice Skating Fun!

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On Saturday 24th February, there was a trip to Billingham ice skating rink followed by either ten pin bowling or the cinema. These pupils all chose the latter. The two games were filled with lots of tense moments with individuals overtaking each other as leader until the very end! Lots of strikes and spares were scored within the group and at one point they convinced that if they turned their back after throwing they would […]

Pupils Run for District

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On Saturday 13th January, Luca Park, Ruby Wormald (Year 7), Fran Sutterby and Sophia Ferrer (Year 9) ran in the North Yorkshire cross country county trials, representing the Scarborough and district area, and were competing against the best 24 pupils in the county from; York, Hambleton and Craven, which were held in Knaresborough.  The standard of competition was extremely high, and the course proved very challenging for all the runners participating.  This trial formed the selection process […]

German Cookery Lessons in Y8

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“At the peak of year 8’s “Restaurant” project in German, during which they looked at German cook books, designed menus and learned the language needed to order food, they wrote a script and staged a restaurant visit. Great preparation for our trip to Germany in June!” Ms Dopp

Indonesian Culture at Fyling Hall

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As some of you may have noticed, there were some new people around the school recently. These were our visitors from a school in Bandung, Indonesia who have come to England to improve their English and experience English culture. Nineteen students in total came to the school for this week and are staying in Whitby and Scarborough with host families. These students participated in lessons around the school. Life in Indonesia is much different to that in […]

Go Karting Fun!

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Last weekend a group of students travelled by minibus to Top Gear karting in Durham. After putting on their overalls a member of staff went through the safety procedures and how to drive the karts. Each student was tested to make sure they could apply the brakes before being allowed out on the main circuit for 50 laps. Everybody was timed and lap times steadily decreased as confidence and skills increased. Kai recorded the fastest […]

F2 and F3 Visit Eden Camp

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Put that light out! As part of their History studies this term, F2/3 in the Juniors had an exciting trip to Eden Camp. This was a POW camp during the Second World War, and the huts now house a wide range of exhibits and reconstructions. The children found the ‘Blitz’ hut very authentic, and whenever the air-raid warning sounded they were anxious to get into the Anderson shelters. However, spirits were raised by singing some […]

Money Ain’t Easy! Y12s Dami Discusses..

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It goes without saying that learning how to manage your own finances is a crucial skill people have to learn, no I don’t mean business studies or economics, although those are valuable things to learn too. Keep in mind this is mostly just my own experiences, and it might not speak for you or your children. Before I came to boarding school at Fyling Hall, I had never had a bank card or a bank […]

Ex Pupil Aaron Preston’s Cycling Success

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Last weekend, ex pupil Aaron represented the North East at the National Inter Regional Track Championships in Newport. A two day event covering all aspects of track cycling, match sprints,team time trial. Flying 200 etc.  He gave an exemplary performance and was given a pat on the back from one of the BC cycling coaches. Well done Aaron – here at Fyling Hall we are very proud of your hard work and successes.  

Form 2 and 3 Explore WWI

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Inspired by our history lessons this term, pupils in Form 2 and 3 have been searching their attics for historical relics from the Second World War. Mabel brought her Great Grandad’s medals, Anya brought in a police helmet and a very rare German badge and Bella found an ancient teddy, which she believes is 100 years old! Tomas and Toby also brought a teddy which had belonged to an evacuee in the 1940s. Eve provided […]

Year 9s Go Mining…

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Last week the year 9s visited a coal mine in connection with their current topic of ‘Economic Activities’. Related to this, they study the different employment sectors and one of these is the primary sector of which the coal industry is part. The groups learned about the changes that took place in the coal mines over the years, going from manual labour and pit ponies to the use of huge machinery that had to be assembled […]

Alex (Y9) Reviews The Rose Garden Concert

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On Sunday 19th an exciting concert took place for the second time in two years. There was a very welcoming and familiar atmosphere, most of the families sat on the grass and brought picnics and food to eat while they listened to the lovely music. Around 230 people came to enjoy our garden and listen to some wonderful music, and we were quite lucky that the weather accompanied the concert (at least until the very end of it!). We […]

Power to the People!

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Our A Level Physics class made a visit to the Ruswarp Hydro ‘Eureka!’ power plant and learnt some amazing facts. The plant generates electricity from the river water, falling down the weir through a giant spinning ‘Archimedes Screw’. You remember Archimedes? He was the ancient Greek genius who ran through the streets naked shouting ‘Eureka!’ (which is Greek for ‘this bath is too hot…’). But that’s not what’s amazing. We learnt that the project was […]

Read All About It!

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Take a look at this week’s newsletter by clicking this link. Alternatively, you can find all of our past newsletters on our website. 25 Newsletter 13 May 2016  

Staff Vs. 1st Team Annual Hockey Match

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It is every student’s dream to be able to beat their teachers at sport, to be able to decimate their dreams and realise their old age. However, on Monday the 21st of March it was the Staff that had the spring in their step after the annual Staff versus First XI Girls Hockey. The opening 10 minutes were frantic and the girls were denied numerous shooting opportunities by the ever present Mrs Locker. It wasn’t […]

Years 8 and 9 Dissect Computers!

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In ICT, Years 8 and 9 took apart some computers to find out what made them tick. They had to find and take apart the hard drive. Students also identified other parts such as the CPU, memory, fan and motherboard. Many students showed a keen aptitude for demolition rather than repair, which was just as well as these old computers were destined for disposal! Mr Batchelor

Year 7 Hockey Tournament Report

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On Tuesday 8th March, the Year 7 hockey team travelled to Lady Lumley’s School to participate in the annual Year 7, seven a side hockey tournament. The format was for each school to play all the teams entered. In the first two games the girls were extremely unlucky not to win.  Both Malton and Lady Lumley’s struggled to get the ball out of their own half as the team pressed the opposition high up the pitch. […]

FHS Pupils Victorious in the Eskdale Festival

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On Thursday 3rd March, pupils from Year 7-9 attended the annual Eskdale Festival of the Arts in Whitby. Pupils have always done well at the festival, and this year was to be no exception. The pupils performed at the Spa Theatre in Whitby for Carol Schroder, a professional adjudicator. Ben Carpenter, Lola Wilson, Olivia Coates and Rory McAdam performed first in the Shakespeare Solo category. They had to memorise and perform a three minute piece of […]

Eskdale Festival Drama Preparations Underway

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Pupils are preparing for the annual Eskdale Festival music and drama competition. The festival is held at The Spa Theatre in Whitby every year and pupils from Fyling Hall have always been very successful. In Drama lessons, pupils in Year 7-9 are working on their own pieces of improvised drama. The ideas on show range from a visit to China, a ginger murder mystery and a troublesome twenty-one year old’s trip to a strange museum. […]

A Level Art in Action

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The A Level art students are thoroughly involved with their art coursework now and if you click the link, you can see (in quick time!) some of their work in action. The clip stars two of our talented Year 12s: Leah Harvey and Ali Lloyd. IMG_1701

Year 8 Deliver Brazilian Themed Presentations

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Year 8s created and delivered their PowerPoint presentations on famous Brazilian people as part of their Brazil topic last week. They all did very well and are becoming much more confident when speaking to their peers. The choices were varied with presentations on Filipe Massi, a formula one racing driver, Marisa Monte, a renowned singer, Paulo Coelho, an author and Neymar da Silva Santos a football player and star striker for Barcelona. Miss Gilmour

School Instagram Photo Competition

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We have many enthusiastic photographers here at Fyling Hall, and we also have many students who enjoy looking at Instagram to stay in touch with their friends. So we have decided to combine the two enthusiasms and create a Fyling Hall Instagram photo competition! All pupils have been asked to send their photos, depicting some aspect of Fyling Hall life, to Mrs Park (c.park@fylinghall.org) who will publish them (anonymously) onto the school Instagram account. The […]

Swimming Success for Y5’s Jacob Lee!

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Congratulations to Jacob Lee (Y5) for outstanding success in recent County swimming championships. He has qualified to swim in the following events:- 200m Backstroke 200m Freestyle 200m Butterfly 100m Backstroke 100m Freestyle 50m Backstroke 50m Freestyle   He has qualified to swim in these events at Sunderland in February. Well done Jake – and good luck in the next heats!

Year 9 Make Paper in Science

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Year 9 have been studying recycling and made some paper out of old newspapers. They also discovered that their designer polyester jackets that are made in China are made from recycled water bottles!!

“A Christmas Carol” Spectacular!

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Last Friday afternoon, the Junior School delivered the much anticipated Christmas play “A Christmas Carol”. It was a departure from the previous years’ more traditional nativity plays, but it was very well received by both the children and the parents. Form 2 and 3 have been studying the Victorian era across many of their subject areas this term, including a dramatic and musical interpretation of scenes from”Oliver” earlier on in the year, but Dickens’ Christmas classic […]

Pupils Enjoy Paintballing Day Out

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The North Yorkshire Moors are renowned not only for its rugged beauty, but also its harsh winter weather. The latter of which was experienced by fourteen students, Mr Edge and Justin (The Gappy!) on Sunday the 29th of November, as they embarked on the weekend’s paintball trip for a shot of adrenalin and action before the Christmas Holiday. The group not only had to fight off hostile forces but driving wind and rain as well. […]

Junior School’s “A Christmas Carol” Friday 4th December

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The Junior pupils have been busy preparing a Christmas show with a Victorian twist. ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens has been adapted by the popular composer Sheila Wilson, and the children have had great fun learning the script, songs and dances. They will entertain parents and friends with their performance on Friday 4th December at 2pm in the Barn.

Sunday: Snow, Skating and Cinema

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“As the snow came down over the moors and the temperature decided to drop, we went out on a trip to go ice skating in Billingham! With some students clearly having done this before, whilst others stepped onto the ice a little more cautiously (me included!), we got our balance and soon let go of the edge. There were a few wet bottoms from falling, but thankfully we all survived relatively unscathed. The student most graceful […]

Music Concert Success for Year 12’s Alfie

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“For the past term, the A Level music class and I have been collaborating to produce music. Some of that music was composed by ourselves and some we covered in our own style. With talented singers, drummers, guitarists, bass players, sax player and pianists we had all the components of what could be a really good band. Through the introduction of the new Rockschool A Level course, we have been given the opportunity to perform […]

Senior Maths Challenge Success

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On Thursday 5th November, 20 of our senior students in Years 11 to 13 took part in the Senior Maths Challenge. This was a national individual challenge and students faced 25 questions under exam conditions with nothing but a pencil, rubber and piece of scrap paper. The questions are not your straight forward sums, and take a lot of thinking outside of the box, trying to adapt mathematical ability to some tricky and unusual problems. […]

Pupils Climb The Walls…

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On Sunday, a group of pupils visited the indoor climbing centre “Clip n’ Climb” in Teeside. They had a wonderful time climbing the walls! A few personal fears and personal ‘bests’ were conquered and beaten, resulting in a tired but happy bus trip home.  

Y8’s English Class Inspired by FH’s Horse

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Last half term, Year 8 have been reading Michael Morpurgo’s novel “War Horse” in order to focus on their reading and analytical skills. In particular, the pupils have been focusing on Morpurgo’s use of descriptive techniques and using his methods to inspire their own writing.  As we are a lucky enough to have our very own stables and riding mistress (Wendy Bulmer) on site, the pupils were able to visit one of our most impressive horses, […]

FHS Musicians Open Musicport Festival

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Ten of our talented musicians were invited to the Royal Hotel last Friday to take part in a music workshop of percussion, vocals and body beats. In an intimate setting in the ballroom of the Royal Hotel, the musicians and the professionals collaborated to create an ensemble performance using spoons as instruments, clapping to make polyrhythms and vocals to recreate a traditional Scandinavian chant. After the success of the workshop, the band and pupils made their way […]

The Great FHS Bake Off!

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This week saw the first ever “Fyling Hall Staff Bake Off”. You might have thought it was all over last week when Mary Berry announced the winner … but no! More delicious baking was to follow. Competition was fierce. Cheating was discouraged (but still happened). By Monday morning the dining hall was full of fantastic offerings. Year 13 and 7 had introduced and hosted the ‘Fyling Hall Bake Off’ to raise money for charity. The […]