A 5 a.m. start didn’t dampen our spirits as we left Yarm to visit Twickenham to take part in the ‘World’s Largest Scrum’ on Friday 12 September. On arrival at the stadium we were placed into groups of 50 people. We were given a pink T-shirt to show which team we were on and a blue wristband to represent the position we had to play, we were to play second row.
Conyers School students produced an impressive set of GCSE results, with improved performances across all measures. 77% achieved 5*-C GCSE including English and Maths, representing a 7% annual increase in students’ best performance.
'Our School', the fly on the wall documentary which was filmed at Conyers last September, is currently airing on CBBC. You can view the programme's website here, which includes the 'Our School' game and read Mr Thoburn's perspective of the show on the BBC blog here.
What a wonderful way to start a new academic year! On 1 September staff, governors, senior students and friends of the school watched the unveiling of a memorial sculpture dedicated to John Morgan, whose death two years ago saddened our school community. He had been an inspiring headteacher at Conyers since 1995 and a leading figure in education at local and national level.
During Activities Week, some of our art students created stunning glass poppies, which were used in Yarm's Service of Remembrance on 4 August, to mark 100 years since the start of World War 1. During the candle light vigil the glass poppies came out of the crowd and were placed on the war memorial.