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Community Spirit at Christmas

carehome001Students from Years 7, 10 and 11 made visits to three local care homes, a retirement home and Lings Bar Hospital to provide some Christmas entertainment for some of our elderly neighbours in the community.

The students performed dance routines, sang Christmas songs and carols and recited poems much to the delight of their appreciative audiences. This is something that we hope to repeat on a regular basis as it is an excellent way to build positive links between the generations.

Year 9 Drama

drama004It's not every day that you hear pupils at Rushcliffe School say about their lessons: "you had to be strange." Yet that's just what Year 9 Drama pupils have been saying about their recent drama lessons which have focused on the work of theatre practitioner Antonin Artaud. The Key Stage 3 Drama curriculum has been designed to explore and challenge students' creativity; studying the work of the Frenchman has been a perfect example of this.

Paige Curzon, of 9D, explains: "Artaud made you think about how different types of theatre can change the feelings of the audience." Evie Fletcher, a Level 8 Year 9 student, added that Artaud's theatre "helps show different emotions that you don't normally show in other drama styles such as realism." Through different exercises and activities, year 9 students have been combining theory and practical work to create a piece of drama that deliberately made the audience feel uncomfortable.

90kg Rice Challenge

rice001Rushcliffe School's Fairtrade Team
have accepted the challenge to sell 90kg of rice.
This is the amount of rice sold that would enable a Malawian farmer to pay for a year's basic secondary education for one child.

Sixth Form Befrienders


Back row – Joel Fraser ,Simran Kaur ,Kathryn Fry, Amy Lee, Yousif Ali, Martin Rao, Andrew Plant , Zoe Fernie.
Front row - Hannah Colley, Suzannah Horn , Amber Hudson, Abbie Durrant , Millie Corrall ,Dougie Williamson.

26 sixth-formers from Rushcliffe School are going into a care home in Hilton Crescent and making friends with elderly residents.

Some of the residents are living with dementia so the 16 to 17 year-olds have been trained to deal with the behaviours this might cause – and with being forgotten from one visit to the next. But the teenagers are continuing to go in because "we want the elderly to be less lonely and to show them that there is good in young people".

Goodbye SchoolComms Smartphone App

We have stopped using SchoolComms as a means of sending SMS text messages from the school.
We are now using an alternative that uses our contact data more effectively.
If you have changed your email address, telephone number or mobile phone number, please ensure you have told us your new details.

If you have previously downloaded the SchoolComms smartphone app, you may wish to delete it from your device (unless you have a child at another school that uses SchoolComms)

You can still to send SMS text messages to us on 07860 030625

Real Homework


REAL Homework Projects (Rushcliffe Extended and Advanced Learning) aim to make homework a fun, manageable and enriching part of the curriculum, where pupils spend extended periods creating, learning and enjoying the tasks. 

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