Archive | April, 2012

Bitter Defeat

On the 24th of April our school’s under 15′s played against St.Aidans in the county cup final. Unfortunately Harrogate Grammar School lost 2 – 0. The defeat was a real sting in the tail as in the match we played very well and overall we looked and were the better team, a bit like Barcelona vs Chelsea were.

 

The first goal was scored in the 25th minute from a set piece (Corner) which led to the goal. Our two center backs (Tom Hunt and Harry Waite) went up for the corner leaving Patrick Mayhew isolated at the back on his own. The corner was whipped in and headed away which was picked up by their forward who used his pace to escape and left him 1 on 1 with Patrick Mayhew. He was too quick and Patrick could not catch up with him which left the striker one on one with the goal keeper (Joe Brook), which he finished.

 

The second goal was a tidy finish from the edge of the area which not even Joe Brook could reach. Then onwards we pushed forward with Brad Hope and Rob Worrall hitting the post and Adam Barrall working the keeper with a sweet volley from outside the area.

 

Commiserations to the team and we are very proud of them, for there effort and determination to get to the final!

 

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French Exchange; photos

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An Interview with Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond in converstaion

Leading children’s author Andrew Hammond visited Harrogate Grammar School as part of Harrogate International Festivals Reach Out Schools event. Giving a highly entertaining talk to students in Years 7, 8 and 9 Andrew Hammond spoke about his CRYPT series of books, exploring a fantastic blend of ghost-busting, teenage spies. the supernatural as well as mixing in some funny stories from his childhood. At the end of his presentation we caught up with him for Atticus.

http://www.andrewhammond.org/

 

 

Watch our interview with Andrew.

Also worth watching is this preview of Crypt

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National Homework Guidelines Scrapped

The Government has scrapped the homework guidelines that were in place across the UK. They now say that Headteachers and teachers can now set as much as they want and it can even be none at all!

The old guidelines were that Children were expected to do homework for an hour a week, increasing to 2.5 hours every night if you were 14 to 16.

Here at Harrogate Grammar School the homework guidelines were:

Year 7: 4.5 hours a week
Year 8: 6.5 hours a week
Year 9: 8.5 hours a week
Year 10: 8 hours a week
Year 11: 8.5 hours a week

As you can see our school was going over the set limit before the guidelines were scrapped and now the rules are gone, they can now increase or decrease it a will. What will our school do now that the laws are gone?

 

 

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Josh Hollick shoots for gaming stardom.


Josh hollick shoots for gaming stardom with his very first, first person shooter.  The game STRANDED is based in the near future.    “This game will be set in the near future so it will include weapons that you would probably expect in 20 or 30 years from now and the game is called STRANDED Because you start inside a crashed plane and explore the Many Islands that the game has to offer and the game will take some time and I hope to achieve a good selling FPS Video game for the PC”  said Josh.  He aims to be put it in the  G.W.R Gamers Edition and to have the game published in shops by 2013.

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HGS u14′s football final postponed!

The planned U14 football cup final between St.Aidans and Harrogate Grammar School, due to be played today,  was cancelled only two  hours before kick off. It was called off because of very heavy and persistant rain which affected the pitch meaning it was unplayable.  The match will be rescheduled very soon.  Watch this space for further team news and the match report.

Harrogate Town’s stadium and match venue

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