In memory and respect to Bradley Lowery, our own student Stephen Thompson and all children who are fighting against illness, we will be holding a 1-minute silence today at 11 am. This will be followed by a whole Federation charity event next Friday when all students will be invited to share their kind thoughts and reflections as a community. If you are able to contribute a donation to this appeal please send 50p (or more if you are able to give it) into school with your child next week. Our sincerest thoughts are with all families affected by this. Thank you.

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The Fourth Monkey


Superbly constructed and immaculately paced’ – The Daily Mail

Brilliant. Complicated. Psychopath.

That’s the Four Monkey Killer or ‘4MK’. A murderer with a twisted vision and absolutely no mercy.

Detective Sam Porter has hunted him for five long years, the recipient of box after box of grisly trinkets carved from the bodies of 4MK’s victims.

But now Porter has learnt the killer’s twisted history and is racing to do the seemingly impossible – find 4MK’s latest victim before it’s too late…

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Fantastic Feast of Five-a-side by Fed Footballers

The Year 7 Federation 5 a side Football team played at Belmont school this week in the 1st round of the County Cup. The indoor version of the game is a very quick form of football with quick decisions and nimble footwork an essential skill. The Fed team played really well in all their games and showed fantastic sporting behaviour and attitude – a real credit to their College. Overall they finished in 2nd place – Congratulations.
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Craig Heap Visit

Olympian, Commonwealth Games Gold medallist and BBC Sports Presenter Craig Heap visited College today as an Athlete Mentor for the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme.
He started the day by delivering an assembly to Key Stage 4 students with a message of working hard at school and following your dreams. Next he worked with a select group of GCSE PE students talking to them about his journey from a farming background in Burnley to being the first British male individual gymnast to compete at an Olympic Games – in Sydney in 2000.
He delivered some team building activities including sitting volleyball and then enjoyed a delicious school lunch. In the afternoon he mentored our students as they officiated at the Primary School Sports Hall Athletics competition with pupils from Langley Park, Edmondsley, Bearpark and Esh Winning.
The students helped set up the equipment and then measured, timed and counted as the primary pupils competed in a range of events. Primary staff were very impressed with their organisational skills and Craig thoroughly enjoyed his busy day saying that our students had been a credit to the College. We look forward to him returning in the New Year.​

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Year 6/7 Halloween Disco

On Monday 31st October at Fyndoune Community College we are running a fun filled evening to celebrate the spookiest night of the school year.

This is an excellent opportunity for our Year 7 students to welcome future Year 6 students and take part in some exciting Halloween activities.

There will be games throughout the evening with prizes and the chance to show off your best dance moves.

The disco will begin at 5.30pm and will end at 7.00pm. Pupils can wear Halloween costumes if they wish, with a great prize for the best costume.

We look forward to meeting your son/daughter and enjoying an exciting evening together

Miss Fielding

All year long the DCBC tutor groups have been earning points for their attendance, their positive achievement points and for gaining the fewest negative behaviour points. There has been a really close competition since September in both Key Stage 3 and 4. Mrs Blanckley was delighted to award the prize to 8PB and Mr Donaghy awarded the prize (on a nail biting penalty shoot out) to 10SH. Both tutor groups were given an afternoon off timetable to take part in a session of Bubble Football. What fun was had by all and the staff themselves couldn’t resist trying the bubbles on for size. Games included a 6 a side match (Donaghy scoring the winner – a 38.5 yard screamer!) a game of piggy in the middle, cross the swamp, roly poly relay and then a last man/woman standing challenge. Well done to both tutor groups for working so hard all year.

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