Public Speaking Success

http://staugs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170228_203907-300x169.jpgCongratulations to Harry Jaconelli, Zuzanna Ozon and Esmee Eva of Year 10 AND Tobias Cooper, Murray Robinson and Saad Yousaf of Year 9. On Tuesday evening they went to compete in the Youth Speaks inter-school public-speaking competition at Lady Lumley’s school …

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Youth Speaks

http://staugs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/20170227_120927-300x169.jpgThis year, St. Augustine’s will be taking part in the Rotary Club’s annual student public-speaking competition known as ‘Youth Speaks’. The first round will take place on the 28th February, at Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering. Looking for volunteers, Mr …

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Buzzbook Scheme

http://staugs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Picture7-300x226.pngOne again, the school has bought into the government – sponsored Bookbuzz Scheme run by The Book Trust. This gives each year 7 and year 8 pupil a free book from a chosen shortlist of twelve. In past years this has …

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English Poetrython 2016

http://staugs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/untitled-300x167.pngTo help celebrate National Poetry Day on Thursday 6th October all of our Year 7-10 students were given a poetry challenge – to learn as many lines of one of two poems as they could, off by heart, and to …

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Gothic Literature Day

http://staugs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IMG_9111-190x143.jpgA number of Year 10 students took part in a trip to Whitby recently for a Gothic Literature Day, lead by Hull University.  We looked around Whitby museum and did some creative writing about items we found in in the museum.  We then did …

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World Book Day

 World Book Day – 4th of March 2016 To celebrate World Book Day we will be holding a book swap on Friday, 4 March 2016. Please bring a book to swap or money (if you’d rather make a donation for a …

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Christmas Pantomimes

http://staugs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/6-190x107.jpgDrama GCSE Drama students in year 10 have recently visited St Martin’s and St Peter’s primary schools to perform a number of Christmas plays as part of their Theatre-in-Education unit. The performances, entitled ‘Happy the Christmas Elf’, ‘The Christmas that …

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Poetry Competition

http://staugs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/fs-190x107.jpgTomorrow will be different has been chosen by Mr Norton as this term’s poetry theme. You may use any poetry style from haiku to sonnet; there is huge scope for original inspired poetry. (Entries may be typed or hand written.) …

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The Jake Roberts Prize – Winner

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Summer Reading List

http://staugs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Picture1-190x114.jpgMrs Crouch has put together a list of popular summer readers. Better than the Movie! Caroline by Neil Gaiman (years 7, 8 & 9) Divergent series by Veronikca Roth (years 9, 10 and 11) Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (years …

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