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Hall Cross students watch England Ladies at MK Dons
26th February 2015
On Friday 13th February a group of students travelled to watch the England Ladies football team play in a friendly match against the USA. The match was played at the MK Dons stadium with kick off at 8pm. The students enjoyed the atmosphere and got involved taking pictures at half time with the mascots and buying England v USA scarves. Unfortunately England lost the game 1-0 but did have a perfect goal ruled offside during the second half. It was a great evening enjoyed by all!
Students before kick off
Match day ticket
Savannah and Isabelle at half time with the mascot
KS3 Interform Dodgeball
26th February 2015
Over the past three weeks students from Year 7, 8 & 9 have been competing in the half termly inter form competition. This half term it was a Dodgeball tournament.
There were many students from each year group participating with many forms bringing a full team to compete. Each game was very competitive with students dodging, ducking and diving to not get hit by the ball. Forms were initially split into two groups and played in a league format. The top two teams went through to the semi final and the winners then progressed to the final.
In the Year 7 tournament it was 7DR and 7MR in the final. It was a fairly fought contest with 7MR winning the final 2-0. The Year 8 tournament went down to the final game. Students representing 8B and 8D were tied at 1-1 after the first two games. 8D eventually won the final game after a 1v1 battle between two of the students. In the Year 9 tournament some forms were mixed and it was the students pictured below who were triumphant in the final. Over the three tournaments there were over 100 students who participated.
Congratulations to the winners and all those who participated!
Hall Cross Ski Trip 2015
26th February 2015
Twenty-three students departed for Tonale in Italy early in the morning on the 15th February. The flight left ontime and so we were able to meet up with our Zimbabwean ski rep Barton Newmarch. Barton quickly endeared himself to students and staff with his cheery disposition and love of Italy. The coach transfer from the airport to Tonale was delayed because of the snow that had fallen overnight, and this only served to heighten our excitement at the prospect of great conditions in resort. We were not disappointed the following day as the skiing was fantastic; there were blue skies and sunshine all week with plenty of snow to keep everyone happy.
Between singing and telling jokes, the advanced group instructor Christian tested his students on and off the piste. Paulo had his intermediate group skiing backwards and jumping 180s. The beginner group led by instructor Chiara were parallel turning in no time, although Barton struggled to keep up!
A highlight for many students was taking the gondola up to 3500 metres to see the breath-taking views.
Our week in Tonale was absolutely fantastic and a special thanks has to go to Miss Kelly who worked so hard to ensure that we were all able to have such a great time!
Hall Cross Student Film Wins GoPro Camera Kit
25th February 2015
As a part of her coursework Y13 Media student Abi Whitnall had to make a short film. As a keen canoeist and GoPro camera owner she chose to combine her interest and produce a short promotional film. When this was seen by GoPro themselves they deemed it worthy of being their video of the week, thus earning Abi some high spec GoPro kit to help further her film making career!
Well done Abi!
Here is the prizewinning film..
Hall Cross Students Perform Alongside Professional Dancers in Joss Arnott’s Rush
24th February 2015
On the 21st of January, 17 young dancers from Hall Cross Academy, ranging from Y8 – Y12, had the opportunity to perform at the CAST Theatre, Doncaster, alongside other schools in the area and professional dancers. This performance was organised by professional contemporary choreographer, Joss Arnott.
Joss trained at the London Studio Centre and LABAN and has toured with a number of companies, Rambert Dance Company, Lois Taylor, Siobhan Davies and Motionhouse to name a few. Joss now owns his own company and has relocated to the north of the country.
Joss had been leading creative workshops with some of the Hall Cross Academy dancers prior to the performance, and one of the pieces performed was choreographed by the professional choreographer himself. We look forward to future projects with Joss and his Company.
The other piece performed was the Y11 exam piece Broken Ties. The dancers will be performing this piece again in the Lasting Motions Dance Platform on the 25th February. Please join us at Upper School at 6:45pm, to see Broken Ties for yourself and enjoy the other pieces created and performed by students at Hall Cross!
Year 8 are Pride of Hall Cross
13th February 2015
Year 8 have been studying about Active Citizens this half term and have been getting to grips with what it actually means to be part of a community. We were amazed to hear about the amazing things that students do outside in the wider community, and for the third year, decided to celebrate this with the Pride of Hall Cross celebration assembly.
Difficult though the choice was, the winners of this year’s Award were Kieran and Kirsty Spencer for their amazing hard work and effort in raising money and awareness of Kidney Disease and failure. As a result, the Academy was proud and privileged to recognise not only the students for their good citizenship, but also the charity DABKA(Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kideny Association) and their Chairman, Sean Starbuck. Well done!
Year 7 Parents Evening
3rd March 2015
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Year 10 Parents Evening
12th March 2015
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
20th March 2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
A Level Dance Platform
Upper School Main Hall
Hall Cross Academy and Partner Schools
A Level dancers, students from across the school and extra-curricular club performers will share their forthcoming group performances, choreographies and solo exam work alongside dancers from partner secondary schools in Doncaster. The dancers will perform a variety of contemporary pieces sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Come and show your support for our budding choreographers.
Easter Half Term
28th March 2015 until 12th April 2015
Academy Open To Students
13th April 2015