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Welcome to the first Brayton College eNewsletter. The eNewsletter will be released every two weeks during term time and will include information about future events and news items since the previous eNewsletter.

Abseiling for Charity

City Square, Leeds was the place to be last Saturday morning as five of our teachers abseiled down the Deloittes building to raise money for Candlelighters, a charity who support Yorkshire families of children and teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia. Chris Sands, John McAulay, Michelle Cartwright, Juvina Lee and Ellie Richards, donned helmets and harnesses, provided by the Royal Marines as friends and family gathered in the square to watch. The wary band were whisked to the top in a glass lift and after a quick brief from the experts, they were attached to a rope to begin the long descent. All of them made it down safely and al the staff and students at the college are very proud of what they have achieved. English teacher, Ellie Richards said "that was so good, I've never done anything like that before but I would like to do it again!"

Mrs Corson said "we are hoping to raise over £1000 for Candlelighters but the main reason for this event is to support our student and leukaemia sufferer Ben Rushworth." Ben, who is being treated in the Teenage Cancer Unit at St James's Hospital in Leeds is in the midst of his GCSEs but was able to come along to watch the teachers. To make a full recovery, Ben will need a Bone Marrow transplant and his family are hoping that the Anthony Nolan Trust can find a suitable donor.

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Our Day Out - School Production

In this year's school production you will be taken on an adventure as you follow Mrs Kay's 'Progress Class' who are unleashed for a day's coach trip to Conway Castle in Wales. The students also visit the beach, the zoo and the fairground. This production is a celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, fourteen and free from school. But this is more than an ordinary school trip.


Tickets are on sale in the main hall every break time.

  • £3 Adults
  • £2 Students / OAPs

Performances: All performances start at 7pm

  • Monday 29 June 2009
  • Tuesday 30 June 2009
  • Wednesday 1 July 2009

Drama Workshop Day

On Friday 22 May 2009, 30 Year 9 students were involved in a drama workshop day with a professional actor who came in and worked with Aim Higher and the Gifted and Talented students on creating a "play in a day" based around future aspirations and careers. The students were an absolute credit to the college and came up with a fantastic final production.

Well done to the Year 9 students who were involved, you were all stars!


Schools Area Athletics: first round results

Everybody did very well in the first round of area athletics, which took place at Fulford School. Good luck in round two.

Round One Results:

Year 7 Boys
Year 7 Girls
Year 8 Boys
Year 8 Girls
A Wilson (2nd)
M Cussons (3rd)
R Shipley (1st)
L Anderson (5th)
S Dales (4th)
B Gilson (2nd)
G Iveson (3rd)
A Andrew Scott (4th)
J Adams (3rd)
C Housley (5th)
S Hudson (2nd)
J Nichols (3rd)
S Passon (2nd)
D Jackson (3rd)
T Butterfield (5th)
D Taylor (1st)
C Howcroft (2nd)
T Murdon (4th)
H Lindley (2nd)
D Piggot (2nd)
C Helcroft (4th)
S Frost (2nd)
C Jarvill (2nd)
J Punnton (2nd)
C Parkin (1st)
J Wilson (4th)
Brayton (1st)
Brayton (2nd)
Brayton (1st)
Brayton (1st)
D Taylor (1st)
S Howe (2nd)
C Howcroft (1st)
C Parkin (4th)
J Wilson (2nd)
A T A Scott (3rd)
M Cussans (2nd)
J Littlewood (3rd)
E Shaw (3rd)
Long Jump
D Piggott (2nd)
C Lvepoin (3rd)
S Nee (2nd)
J Tomlinson (3rd)
Triple Jump
A Wilson (2nd)
S Pawson (4th)
High Jump
B Gilson (1st)
N Beedham (1st)

Prom Preparations 2009

Year 11 students accompanied Ms Lester to The Parsonage Hotel, Escrick with a view to meeting the events manager to discuss their forthcoming Leavers Ball on Thursday 25 June. Over a pot of tea and the odd biscuit, the students - Ben Sumpner, Lottie Johnston (Head Boy / Girl and Student Council Reps), Rachel Dunn and Alex Bentham (Deputy Head Boy/ Girl and also Student Council Reps) discussed their plans and aspirations for the big event. Plans were hatched and excitement was in evidence. The students were a real credit to Brayton College in both their mature attitude and excellent behaviour.The students took the opportunity to view the Prom venue and the grounds too - in the hope that the weather this year will be more favourable than last! The same students have played a large part in helping to organise the event. As a team they have discussed the refreshments, the guest list, the photographer and the co-ordinating decorations.

Well done Year 11s - and thank you for all your help. I have no doubt the Prom on 25 June will be an evening to remember!

Summer Dance and Fashion Show - 9 July 2009

Thursday 9 July doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.

Enjoy an evening of dance and fashion at Brayton College. Dance performances will come from local primary schools and our award winning dance group will be performing a variety of dance styles. Year 10 and 11 GCSE textiles students will be modelling their own great designs.

Tickets (buy at the door)

  • £3 Adults
  • £2 Students / OAPs

Carlton Towers Fashion Show 2009

Selby College hosted the 2009 Carlton Towers fashion show on 10 and 11 June, where Brayton College Students displayed garments designed and made by themselves as part of their coursework. The event was a great success and all our students did very well.

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Tri Golf Tournament

Everybody had a great time last Thursday (5 June) during the tri golf tournament in which several local primary schools took part. Mr Finney's GCSE class helped to organise the primary students by leading the stations on the day.

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UK Mathematics Trust Junior Challenge 2009

Students from Years 7 & 8 were entered in this national mathematical challenge in May. We are delighted that 13 of our students were awarded certificates for their achievements. Unfortunately, 15 of our year 8 ‘Maths Stars' (you know who you are) were away on a college visit to France and missed this challenge paper.


  • Year 7 Robert Shipley (best in College)


  • Year 7 Kieran Heeley.
  • Year 8 Angus Kirkby, Alex Richards, Andrew Wilson, Chris Iveson.


  • Year 7 Daniel Peasant, Malgosia Leszczynska, Callum Housley, Charlie Spooner, Klaudia Formela, Olivia Brook.
  • Year 8 Shannon Housley.

New PE Steering Group Formed

The PE department held interviews for students to have the opportunity to become involved in this excellent group. We have now selected one boy and one girl to become our main students (The Steering Group), and 6 boys and 6 girls across all year groups for (The Sports Council).

The students will be helping the P.E. department by among other things, promoting extra curricular sports activities. The group will also be a student voice and will have a significant impact in developing new opportunities and influencing their peers to engage in new and innovative activities.

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School Letters

2010 Ski Trip Letter. Click here to read the letter.
If you would like your child to take part, please print it out and fill it in.


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