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Robert Clack sports centre preview
YEAR 8 SCHOOL REPORTERS ANDREW AND FATOUMATTA 10TH MAY 2017
Robert Clack are getting ready to open the doors to the new state of the art sports facility which has been built on the Green Lane site. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek before the much anticipated opening.
Deputy Head Teacher, Mr Richardson, and Social Inclusions Manager, Mr Argent, took on the role of tour guide as they showed us around the impressive £4,000,000 development.
The first thing that struck us at the front entrance was how modern and impressive the building is. The walls had been freshly painted a cool grey and everywhere smelt of freshly cut pine; we took this as a good sign that things were nearly finished.
Once we were inside, there were two separate paths. One to the fitness and dance studios complete with wooden floors, floor to ceiling mirrors and lots of room to move around freely and enjoy the space. The other to the changing rooms and the main attraction: the sports hall.
We were amazed at what we saw. It was magnificent. It was pristinely painted powder blue and court lines had been painted on with precision. Basket Ball hoops were already hung and the space looked ready for its first of many exhilarating games! There is an impressive large window as you enter the hall that looks like a television screen and we were told the heating is all underfloor, which makes it very cost effective. There are also springs in the floor to make it easier to run on and to help protect your feet and legs from the impact of running.
We felt genuinely privileged to have been allowed the first look at the new sports hall and we are sure it will be a fantastic addition to the facilities at the Green Lane site. There were still workmen busy adding the finishing touches on our visit, so maybe there will be some surprises that we didn’t get to report on. Like the rest of you, we are very excited about the official opening.
Louise and Mojoy BBC School Reporters
World Book Day was celebrated on the 2nd March 2017. Robert Clack seized the opportunity to promote reading to the students and staff of the Green Lane site by holding its first ever Robert Clack World Book Day fair in the lower site library.
The fair was a huge success, with participants enjoying the tombola, photo booth, ‘guess the number of words’ game, Miss Hamid’s popular ‘Catch the Snitch’ challenge, a buzzing book swap and a delicious cake sale.
Adeyinka, a year 7 pupil who attended this event, said “the event was well run
and the games were really entertaining”.
The school librarian, Mrs Monk, who helped run the event alongside teachers from the English department, proudly commented, “The library was overrun with hundreds of students!”
As a result of all the hard work, the event raised over £200, which the year 8 charity representatives decided to invest back into the lower site library.
The event was a huge triumph and the number of students that took part in the day exceeded expectation. It highlighted the importance of the library and demonstrated how reading can be fun and exciting.
The English department and the year 8 charity representatives put on a fantastic event enjoyed by all of key stage 3.
Robert Clack’s BBC School Reporters meet weekly to discuss, plan and write reports on issues that matter to them, either within the Robert Clack community or on broader national or world issues.
Robert Clack BBC School Reporters have a keen passion for writing and a true inquisitive nature that budding reporters need to publish an important story. Students have opportunities to work closely with the Media department and learn crucial camera skills to turn their written reports into short films. Every year, BBC School report continue to seek out stories that are topical and relatable to the Robert Clack community. On Newsday, the reporters showcase their high quality, exclusive stories on the BBC website under newsroom conditions. This is a truly unique and exciting experience for Robert Clack students.
Here is a small film showing the team in action!
Robert Clack’s BBC School reporters have been working hard on producing a topical report on the global impact of sanitation. Looking closely at Water Aid’s work on the issue, the reporters investigated how poor sanitation affects communities around the world. Please see below for the informative film they scripted and directed about this issue.
Members of the Robert Clack debate team had the opportunity to go to Japan and compete in the International Debate Competition. Here is Karan’s story about his experiences in Japan and taking part in the competition.