Category Archives: Events

The music personal development sessions always have a lot going on and they spend a lot of time rehearsing for the end of term performances.

There are two school bands – Jazz Band and Soul Band as well as Glee Club. The bands performed at the Christmas Concert and Glee Club sang at the carol service in St Mary’s Church, Old Malton.

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Christmas Concert

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Glee Club at the Carol Service

The musicians also performed at the KS4 Celebration Evening.

I was lucky enough to go along to listen in to some of their rehearsing. There were three singers and about 10 music performers.

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Yr 10 Isaac Rice on guitar

One of the biggest gigs coming up this year is that they are playing the main stage on Friday night at Staxtonbury Festival in July, just before they go on their music trip to Barcelona.

The music department have already been on trips to Normandy, the Loire Valley and Lake Garda in Italy playing to audiences in different venues.

I asked Mr Taylor what the best thing about the music department was.

He said: “We all get on together and the students all work hard and have fun making music.”

Year 13 student Ryan Perry said: “The best thing about the music department is the brilliant opportunities we have to get involved in different bands and work behind the scenes when we have events such as the concerts and the school show.”

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Yr 13 Ryan Perry conducting

Not only do the bands perform at school, they also perform at outside events like the Malton Food Festival which took place in December.

Ryan’s favourite instrument is the base guitar. This is what they told me, but why not go along to one of their concerts yourself to see what you think!

By Ben Coyle, Year 7

Getting into the Christmas spirit at Malton School

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There are two main events happening at Malton School for Christmas. One is the annual Malton School Christmas concert which is held in the West Wing hall.

There will be a wide range of performances and different varieties of acts including songs from the Glee Club, music from the Soul and Jazz bands. This year there will also be comedy acts and dance performances for entertainment.

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The Sixth Formers will be helping out with all these acts and working with everyone else to get the performance to its highest standards.

Every year the Sixth Form also put on a traditional Christmas panto sketch.

The Christmas Concert takes place on December 7th at 7pm. Tickets are available to buy from West Wing reception.

The next event that takes place is the Christmas Carol Service which is held at St Mary’s Priory Church, Old Malton, on December 13th at 7pm.

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This carol service will include traditional Christmas carols and there will be some mince pies and mulled wine for those hoping to get in to the Christmas spirit.

By Toby Spence, Year 8

A fun Friday fundraising

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For Children in Need Malton School students and staff held many fundraiser events to raise money for the children who need our help.

Many events were held across the country raising money for Children in Need and a huge amount of money has been raised for this event. Malton Secondary School raised a whopping £828!

We had students holding stalls selling sweets and some Year 8 students baked cakes to sell. A teacher versus Sixth Formers’ football match took place as well.

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The Sixth Form also organised a version of the TV quiz show Pointless and some of them dressed up for Famous Friday.

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All of the money donated from people across the country and from our efforts at Malton School will go towards helping children to get better if they have previously been poorly. These children may need money to get treatment and our donations will help these children get what they require.

This event takes place every year and hopefully will continue at Malton School as it was also a lot of fun.

By Toby Spence, Year 8

 

A Great Opportunity

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A group of Year 9 students went this week to attend the Ryedale District Council Opportunity Knocks event, held in conjunction with NYBEP and Derwent Training.

The event brought together young people and employers from across the Ryedale area, helping to establish good relationships, understanding and communication links.

Many employers and training associations came along from different industries including engineering, the arts, local councils and the National Parks.

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Leaflets and lots of posters and forms were handed out to the students of Malton School to give them ideas and to help plan for careers, think about apprenticeships and places to go to study qualifications you need to get the job you want.

It is important for students to have these types of opportunities as early as possible so they know for sure what they want to do. It also means they can be prepared when choosing their GCSE options.

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Year 9 student Annabel Williams was inspired by the music college stall. She said: “I enjoy music and it’s something that interests me. I’d like this music college and thanks to opportunity knocks, I have an opportunity to look into it.”

By Lily Thompson, Year 9

Thoughts on Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day is commemorated every year on November 11th to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France. It marked the end of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning – the ‘Eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’ in 1918. The date was declared a national holiday in many allied nations and coincides with Veterans’ Day.

In recent years, Remembrance Sunday has become increasingly recognised and many people now attend the 11am ceremony at the Cenotaph in London. The event is organised by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to preserving the memory of those who served in the First World War, as well as veterans of all the following wars involving British and Commonwealth troops.

In cities, towns and villages, poppy wreaths and wooden crosses are laid across graves and memorial statues to commemorate fallen soldiers. Servicemen and women stand in silence for two minutes. The poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ is read out in many places. To read the full poem, visit this website http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/flanders.htm

At Malton School we always sell poppies to remember the tragic losses in the wars. One of our students played the Last Post at 11am. This year it was Isaac Rice, year 10. It was heard by students in their classrooms after our two minutes’ silence.

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During the wars several former students went to fight in the war and died so remembering those who have lost their lives in war is something that is very dear to our school.

By Lily Thompson, Year 9

Restart a Heart Day

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Recently Malton School Year 8 students had a visit From the Yorkshire Ambulance Service as part of European Restart a Heart Day on October 18th.

The team came in to give demonstrations to students on how to save someone’s life. This included doing mouth to mouth resuscitation with a mannequin and doing 30 presses on a mannequin’s chest to save a life.

Here is a demonstration on how to do it:

1.CHECK – Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive and not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and return to the victim. If possible bring the phone next to the person and place on speaker mode. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions.

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2. PUMP – If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions.  Push down in the centre of the chest 2-2.4 inches, 30 times. Pump hard and fast at the rate of 100-120/minute, faster than once per second

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3. BLOW – Tilt the head back and lift the chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths.  Each breath should take 1 second.

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The session was very interesting but more importantly it could help Malton School students save a life.

By Toby Spence, Year 8

 

Geography Field Trip to York

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GCSE geography students went on a field trip to York before half term.

The trip was mainly along the River Ouse in York to get an example of the geology and to help students with their study on rivers and flood defences.

We looked at where the River Foss and the River Ouse join to become one. The trip was very useful in helping with our GCSE Geography studies.

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By Jacob Verity, Year 10