Pupil Achievements

Ten ambitious Year 10 pupils went to the University of Leeds to spend a day exploring future careers in medicine. Pupils were able to experience the university labs and equipment first-hand; testing DNA for diseases using electrophoresis and designing their very own microbubble to deliver the drug that treats the diseases.

Congratulations to Emily Brown who has secured an offer to read Mathematics at Cambridge University starting in September 2018.

Emily, who has been accepted into Murray Edwards College after a gruelling section process gained her love for learning at a young age and has worked tremendously hard during her time at Titus Salt School; her approach to learning is exemplary gaining her 8A* and 2A grades at GCSE and she is well on her way to achieving the A*A*A in her A Levels of Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry.

An array of amazing inventions were showcased at our Year 7 Inventors Challenge final, which included a remote controlled suitcase, ready-made tea, translator earplugs, a jet phone, an edible toothbrush, a door diary, a weather reading drone and an ocean rubbish filter.

Thirty, Year 9 pupils had the opportunity to attend the Royal Society of Chemistry Flash Bang show at the University of Manchester. Pupils witnessed spectacular Chemistry demonstrations including clock reactions, indoor fireworks and hydrogen rockets.

The Royal Society of Chemistry’ lecture not only featured fascinating chemical reactions but kept the pupils engaged with a real cliff hanger atmosphere; always excited to see what happened next! The pupils really did see Chemistry in action as well as learn about the science behind the spectacle.

Seventeen pupils represented school at the Bradford Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Northcliffe Park on Wednesday. The conditions were atrocious with ankle deep mud, snow and freezing rain but our pupils showed fantastic resilience and good humour.

The only Year 7 to run was Robert Jones who finished 14th despite losing his glasses somewhere in the mud.

Our Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) Christmas Fair was once again a great success. Organised by our DSP staff and pupils this event is always one of the most popular on the school calendar at Christmas time.

With treats galore, yummy cakes, amazing handicrafts, all made by our DSP pupils, tombolas and raffles, there was certainly plenty to keep everyone entertained. Throngs of pupils, parents, visitors from Temple Moore School and Bradford Forster Academy filled the Hall.

Solutions not Sides, is an organisation that visits schools to look at the Palestinian, Israeli conflict which includes a talk and question and answer session with an Israeli and Palestinian living and born in the current conflict.

Pupils and staff members of the newly formed group, the Eco club, are working towards a Bronze Eco Schools Award. The club run by Mr Trusselle and Mr Doughty once a week, have already planted over 200 trees in the school grounds, in an effort to save the habitat of woodland creatures. Other projects, including looking into usage of plastics within school and how this can be reduced, improving recycling signs and litter picking around school are also on the horizon.

Liam Hutchinson, Year 9 is ranked as third in the UK after getting a Bronze medal at the UK Karate National Championships held in Sheffield.

Liam, who competes in the 12-13 age category; attends Go-Kan-Ryu (GRK) Karate in Saltaire. Training since the age of six, Liam has achieved his black belt. He loves the sport and has made great friends at the club.

Last week Ms Bennett took a group of Year 7 and 8 pupils to Madni Jamia mosque in Thornbury. The mosque had an open day as part of National Interfaith Week, which is all about promoting community cohesion, tolerance and respect between people of different faiths.

Sixth Form learners will be showcasing their computing and engineering skills at the Premier Farnell Technology Challenge, a Yorkshire-wide competition organised by Leeds-based global electronics distributor Premier Farnell.

Year 13 learner Holly Buchan is to travel as a volunteer to South Africa with Project Trust to help those less fortunate than herself. Following a long application process, Holly was invited to attend a gruelling selection course involving tough tasks, challenges and team-building activities. She was very pleased when she was informed that she had been successful in her application.

Every year when Year 6 pupils join us for Transition Day we invite them to take part in our Summer Reading Challenge and every year we are dazzled by their dedication and enthusiasm to the challenge.

Year 11 pupil Matthew Alred sailed in this year’s Topper World Championships in France. Sailing in the five day event, Matthew got off to a great start thanks to an exciting opening ceremony in Brittany. Matthew began racing five years ago and to achieve the right to sail with the Bronze fleet after such a short length of time is an amazing accomplishment. Matthew competed in three races per day, the majority going well, he made some great progress. One race didn’t quite go to plan when his mainsheet came undone; this meant Matthew was whiskied out of that particular race but he remained confident and carried on working hard to recover.

The STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths continues to grow in popularity at TSS and with this in mind STEM Leader, Stuart Green gave our Year 8 pupils a task to create a new logo to represent the four subjects now they are inter-linked. Stuart Green said: “STEM is key to raising both standards and ambitions by bringing together a range of skills, disciplines and learning. Many of our pupils pursue STEM at University, Further Education or through work including apprenticeships. Our commitment to STEM helps our pupils prepare for their next steps and I wanted to give STEM a new look and identity within the school community.”