Thursday, 8 March 2012


Recently "British Cycling" teamed up with us here at Broughton to create a Go-ride promotional DVD with help from Coach Tom, the boys from Stanley Road Media, a group of willing year 10s and head of the operation Colin. The session was completed on mountain bikes supplied by British cycling and involved Year 10 pupils completing a series of tasks in three teams on the all weather pitch on a mini race track mapped out with cones.

 But before all the excitement could begin we had to complete a series of crucial safety checks! Then once helmets were firmly in place the action began. Over the session the year 10s competed in scooting, (with bike) and pushing (with bike) relays. Towards the end of the session it was time for the race of all races. The team pursuit! Two teams at a time had to race from the opposite end of the track for four laps - the winners being those who crossed their own line first! I am proud to say that the red team (which I was a member of) won going into the final against the remaining yellow team! The race was hard but we managed again to bring it home and win overall!

 The whole morning was a great success and everyone finished with a smile looking forward to next week. I’m sure the coaches Colin and Tom and the boys from Stanley Road Media enjoyed it just as much as us. by Caroline Humphreys Year 9

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


I have 5 Zondle t-shirts to give to the top 5 performers in this special Zondle quiz.

Miss it: Miss out.

The competition closes on Monday 27th March.

zondle - games to support learning

Friday, 2 March 2012


Sliderocket, a free programme, is perfect for the job.  Check out the slideshow below.


1st March 2012-World Book Day

This year’s World Book Day here at Broughton was a huge hit, as the Year 7’s had a special treat - an interform Muggle Quidditch competition. The event took place at Thursday lunch time, on the all weather pitch. Lots of pupils had worked hard to put together the event and the result was tremendous as we brought the Harry Potter sport to life!

The rules were simple. All 7 ‘wizards’ had to ride their ‘broomsticks’ (cross sticks) at all times.
The positions were:
3 Chasers
2 Beaters
1 Keeper
1 Seeker.
Many of the pupils were excited that this day had finally come and the majority of the players came dressed in a Harry Potter themed outfit

Just like in the books players had to catch a golden ‘snitch’ by grabbing the tag rugby belts the snitch was wearing. When somebody caught the ‘snitch’ they received 50 points; though unlike the books, the game will not end there..

Frankie Round from 7N (aka Gryfindor) said before the match ‘I am really looking forward to it - we’re gonna win!’

Megan Raey from 7H said: ‘I’m looking forward to watching the match and I think our team is the strongest!’

Year 10 sports leaders opened the event with a quick demonstration and explanation of the rules, whilst crowds gathered. Excitement was soon in the air, as spectators watched teams frantically trying to distract players with one of the two balls, score with the other and at the same time catch the golden snitch, all to gain points!

The weather was perfect and many form-mates turned up to cheer their team on, resulting in some magnificent matches.

It was all great fun, but eventually it all came down to 7S and 7C in the final. Both teams fought gallantly but eventually 7C emerged as champions (though two 7S players declared ‘We’re still winners in our hearts...’ ) Well done 7C!!!

A big thank you goes to Mrs. Harwood and all the year 10 helpers who made a celebration of Harry Potter on World Book Day at Broughton possible.