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Non Uniform Day
25th March 2015
On Friday 27th March we will be holding a non uniform day. All proceeds to charities will be decided by the Student Council.
Hall Cross Academy win the Doncaster Mock Trial for the sixth year running!
25th March 2015
Students from Year 8 and 9 have won the Doncaster Heat of the Mock Trial competition beating teams from Hungerhill, Rossington All Saints and The King’s School, all the way from Wakefield. The victory on Saturday 21st March at Doncaster Magistrates Court is the sixth year in a row that Hall Cross have won!
The students arrived smart and eager at 9am sharp, ready to take on the other schools. We were welcomed by the local organiser Mavis Latham who informed the other schools that we were defending the title we had won for the last 5 years! The pressure was on!
After 2 rounds of competition firstly against The King’s School and then Rossington All Saints, the team were announced as overall winners. The students were commended by the judges for their teamwork, courtroom persona and advocacy. The victory means they move on to the Regional Finals to be held in May.
Senem Alagoz and Kate Stockwell are pictured above collecting the trophy from David Moody, The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire. Well done to everyone involved and good luck in the next round!
Primary schools attend Hall Cross girls football session!
23rd March 2015
On Thursday 19th March 50 girls from Stirling, Townfield, Willow and Bessacarr primary school participated in a football morning at Hall Cross Academy. Miss Devine led the session hoping to see the footballing talents of students who may be transitioning to the school in September.
Students participated in a passing, dribbling and turning football session, demonstrating their creativity and accuracy when performing a number of skills. After the practices students were put into 8 teams to play against each other in some 7-aside matches. There was some excellent attacking play with numerous goals being scored in every match. Students also blocked and tackled to defend their goal to stop their opponents from scoring.
Students applied themselves brilliantly throughout the morning and Miss Devine is looking forward to seeing the girls joining the Hall Cross Academy football team in September!
Year 7/8 Girls Compete in Doncaster Football League
23rd March 2015
On Thursday night the girls football team attended Balby Carr school to compete in the Doncaster central league. It was great to see two teams performing against schools from Hayfield and Campsmount.
It was the second league meeting that the girls had attended. Two weeks ago Hall Cross played Campsmount, Hungerhill and Hayfield and didn’t concede a goal! They won three games and drew the last.
This week students won, drew and narrowly lost a match. Students displayed an excellent attitude and effort along with some great passing and shooting to score four goals in one game! It was also pleasing to see some new faces representing the school!
There is one more league meeting before the finals. With some further success there should be a strong representation from Hall Cross Academy. Good luck girls!
Normandy Visit – March 2015
16th March 2015
On Tuesday morning, at 4:30am, we all met at upper school, ready for the 10 hour journey ahead. Blurry eyed, we boarded the coach and drove through sunrise to Dover, where we got on the ferry to take us to Calais. The ride was a lot more choppy then usual, but we arrived in good time and headed to our hotel which was named Bon Sejour. On arrival, we were welcomed and taken to our rooms where we quickly unpacked and spent the evening playing pool and table football.
Early on Wednesday morning, we were up and out with our tour guide, Marie, who would be with us for the day. Marie was very knowledgable and took us first to the Merville Gun Battery. The battery was very interesting as it has been left as it was just after the war and there were lots of interesting exhibits to look around. As our day was so busy, we quickly moved on to see the Pegasus Bridge, which played an important part on D-Day. To accompany the bridge, we also visited the museum about the Pegasus bridge where we watched a movie in a 360 degree cinema, all about the missions on D-Day. After having lunch, we drove to the Lounges-Sur-Mer battery where we were given the chance to see some of the original defence guns which were used along the coast. The tour guide was very informative and told us all about the different guns, building and history behind the site. After, we went off to explore site; it was so interesting to be able to walk through the batteries and be able to explore all the building. We even had the chance to sit in some of the guns! After this, we went to see the artificial english harbour at Arromanches before heading back to the hotel to relax.
In my opinion day three was probably the best, starting the day with breakfast early at the hotel we were out of the doors to start making our way down towards our first stop which was the airborne museum. The airborne museum was really interesting because it gave me the best idea of what actually happened on the night of D-day. As the Airborne museum was in St Mere Eglise we also visited the town square, where the church was. It was interesting to listen to the tour guide talk about how the soldiers were dropped in the centre. We were given the opportunity, by the teachers, to wonder round the town, which was really fun because it was a lot different from our usual surroundings in Doncaster. After St Mere Eglise we travelled to the American war cemetery, which was extremely moving. When you can see the amount of tombstones in the area its really the only thing that can give you a clear idea of the sacrifices that were made to protect us. I was given the same impression when we visited the English war cemetery straight after. To lighten the mood, after our evening meal at the hotel, we were taken to a bowling alley just to enjoy our last night in Normandy.
Day 4 (final day):
There isn’t much to say about the final day because it was the day where we were just travelling home. All that there is to say is that it was an extremely long journey that was mostly wasted sleeping on the coach. I think most people were sad to leave but relieved to be getting home. Overall the trip has given me a great insight on how life was for the soldiers and for the people who were living at the time of WW2.
Brock Rodgers and Tom Stafford
13th March 2015
Today we raised a total of £621.78 for Comic Relief today. This includes money from Non Uniform, Bake sales and Paint the teacher’s face funny for money (well done Mr Read for being a good sport!).
Thank you to everyone that donated and bought all the baked goods!
Easter Half Term
28th March 2015 until 12th April 2015
Academy Open To Students
13th April 2015
21st April 2015 until 23rd April 2015
Upper School Main Hall
Hall Cross Academy
Tickets £6, Concessions £4
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. Featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own.” Students from across the school will dazzle you in our most monumental school production to date!
4th May 2015
May Half Term
23rd May 2015 until 31st May 2015