During Diversity Week in PE we played two games for people who are physically disabled or who are visually impaired. Sitting volleyball is where you are sat down and you can’t move and you play volleyball. Also we played goalball which is football for visually impaired people. We wore masks to obscure our vision. The aim of the game is to guard your goal to stop the other team scoring. You can only move sideways and you throw the ball at the opponents goal to score. The ball had a bell in it, so you have to listen carefully to know where the ball is. These sports are in the Olympic Games.
By Callum Scrase
What made you want to come and teach at Malton?
“Very friendly atmosphere” said Mr Bond
What made you want to teach English?
“It was always my favourite subject at school and I love reading” said Mr Bond.
What would you do if you couldn’t teach?
“A lawyer” said Mr Bond.
What is your favourite book?
“The Rabbits series by John Updike” said Mr Bond.
What is your favourite year to teach and why?
“Year 7 because they are the most enthusiastic” said Mr Bond.
Reporter: Callum Scrase
What do you like best about being Head of Key Stage 3?
“The different challenges on a day-to-day basis, no day is ever the same! And i really enjoy working with the young people”.
What do you like about the school IPads?
“They allow young people use technology to enhance their educational journey”.
What is your favourite thing to see students do at Malton School?
“I like to see student achieve their personal goals”.
What makes you proud about Malton school?
Reporter: Callum Scrase
Are you looking for some ideas for what to listen to on your summer holidays? Our Year 7 Student Reporter Alice Thompson has compiled a list of her favourites that are sure to get you in the holiday mood…
- Castle on the hill by Ed Sheeran
- Shape of you by Ed Sheeran
- Believer by Imagine Dragon
- Thinking out loud by Ed Sheeran
- Just the way you are by Bruno mars
- Party in the U.S.A BY Miley Cyrus
- 7.shot me down by David Guetta
- Despacito by Justin Bieber
- September song by Justin Timberlake
- Don’t kill my vibe by Sigrid
Our Student Reporters Ellie Jackson and Rebekah Robinson went to chat to Maths teacher Mr Muir to find out more about how he makes maths fun, amongst other things…
How do you make maths fun??
Maths is always fun. However applying it to real life jobs definitely helps. I’m trying to get students to use iPads in lessons more, for Kahoots, ping pong and Showbie.
What do you like about Malton School and why?
Students, staff and parents are all polite and thankful and generally make my job straight forward.
What is your favourite thing to teach and why?
Favourite topics are permutations and combinations (A level) and different equations – all quite complex topics and keep me on my toes when teaching.
What other jobs did you have before teaching?
Bar work, this was mainly in my uninteresting days.
If you couldn’t teach maths what others should you teach and why?
PE, because I love football and when it’s warm teaching outside would be fun.
Our Year 7 Student Journalist Rebekah Robinson, who rides with the local hunt, gives her opinion on fox hunting…
Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase and sometimes killing of a fox, traditionally a red fox, and a group of unarmed followers led by a ‘master of foxhounds’.
There are many anti-hunt people who are doing everything they can to stop hunting, however many horses have been hurt due to anti-hunt people beating horses in the hope we will stop hunting.
Fox hunting is a traditional sport in which hunters, usually on horseback, follow a pack of hunting dogs aiming at picking up the scent of a fox, chasing it and killing it. Fox hunting is illegal in England, Scotland and Wales.
Early fox hunting with packs of hounds first started in the UK in the late 1600s. Foxes were hunted to stop them from killing livestock. There was also the excitement of the ride plus the social side of hunting.
Theresa May has said she would like to make fox hunting return to the way it used to be. I strongly agree with her and think it should be the same as the 1960s.
Many people think fox hunting is bad but if we stop we will end a tradition that has been going on for a hundreds of years.
Recently, an anti-hunt protester shouted ‘Save our wildlife, kill May’ at the Prime Minister as she arrived at a event in North Wales. He carried on shouting before police grabbed him and carried him away to nearby police vans. He was later released without charge.
Many students do activities outside school. Our student journalist team caught up with squash champion Charlotte Frost in Year 8.
Year 8 student Charlotte was 12 when she started playing squash but she didn’t feel confident enough to go into a competition.
Her dad encouraged her to play against others as she was at a good level, so she entered the Wigginton Junior Championships. This was very competitive for Charlotte yet she managed to pull it off and won the Under-14 Championships.
She is very happy with her achievements. Since this success she has entered three more competitions and has loved them all! She finds the sport fun but at the same time it can be very competitive! You want to avoid her competitive mood! It’s SOOOO strong.
Charlotte said: “ The thing that made me interested in the sport is that my dad would go down to play his games and I would go with him to watch and I wanted to play. As soon as I got on court and started doing some drives I was like this is the sport for me! Ever since then I have improved every time I go on court!”