Summer Concert – Monday 4 July

Join us in the Main Hall on Monday 4 July at 7pm for the Millthorpe Summer Concert, featuring Millthorpe’s finest talent performing music, drama and dance. Adult tickets are £3 and concessions £2.50. Tickets are on sale at break times in the dining hall.

Summer Concert 2016

 

Millthorpe teacher nominated for Community Pride Award

A teacher at Millthorpe is ‘proud and surprised’ to receive a nomination in the Teacher of the Year category of the York Community Pride Awards. John Bates, who is Assistant Head with responsibility for teaching and learning, was nominated by several students from his GCSE Business Studies groups, a subject which he introduced to the school when he joined in 2013.

“I am incredibly touched to be put forward for this award,” he commented. “It means a lot to be nominated by students themselves. I love my job and working with young people to bring out the best in them, so it’s lovely to know you’re making a difference. But, all of my colleagues (teachers and support staff) do this every day too and are equally deserving of an award. There are so many great teachers here at Millthorpe and across the city of York, who give so much to help young people learn and progress, and I feel privileged to work with them.

“I love coming to work each day and being in the classroom with students, who are so full of life and enthusiasm. Teaching is a great profession and I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

“We’re all very proud that someone at Millthorpe has received this nomination,” added Headteacher Trevor Burton. “It is always very rewarding when young people themselves tell us how much they value the hard work and commitment that teachers put in each day.”

For more information about the York Community Pride Awards please visit www.yorkpress.co.uk/communitypride.

Millthorpe EU Referendum

Today, like the rest of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar, Millthorpe School takes to the polls to vote in the EU Referendum. As part of ‘Millthorpe Thinks’, a citizenship project that looks to teach students about and subsequently engage them in the democratic process, all students were invited to sign Millthorpe School’s Electoral Register to highlight the electoral procedure to them. Students were given a deadline by which they were to sign up and informed that if their names are not on the register, they would not be given a voting card. It was wonderful to see that out of the 791 eligible students, 607 (77%) signed on to the roll to express their democratic right to vote.

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Students have had access to a large notice board highlighting both the Remain and Vote Leave campaigns and have been having summaries every morning in registration over the key areas. I have been delighted to hear students actively engaging in conversations around the school debating whether we, as a country, should remain in or leave the EU.

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On 14 June, Alex Stafford-Dodsworth and Romina Nunnari, two Year 7 students who are on our student council, ensured every student had been allocated a voting slip and prepared and sealed the ballot boxes.

The Polling Stations will open at break and lunch time today, closing at 1.05pm and the votes will be counted as soon as possible. The results will be posted here on our website to let you know what ‘Millthorpe Thinks’.

The results are in

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The ‘Millthorpe Thinks’ EU Referendum results are in!

Remain: 297 (83%)

Leave: 63 (17%)

The voter turnout was 59%.

Raise Your Rainbow on Thursday 16 June

Many families will be aware that the fifth annual York Pride celebration takes place this month, with a number of city-wide events leading up to the York Pride Parade on Saturday 18 June. York Pride is a celebration of equality between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual people. In line with their mission to promote York as a welcoming city, the City Council and the Fairness and Equalities Board are encouraging employers in York to again show their support for York Pride by taking part in a ‘Raise your Rainbow’ day on Thursday 16 June (www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0P3eMv2eqk). Employers are encouraged to ‘dress’ their building in a rainbow (York Minster will be draped in a rainbow flag, for example) and employees are encouraged to dress in rainbow colours, or simply wear a rainbow badge.

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At Millthorpe, we will again be dressing the outside and inside of the building in rainbow bunting and rainbow flags and as last year, staff and students are invited to wear a rainbow piece of clothing, accessory or sticker, if they wish to do so. Students must wear full school uniform but can wear an additional piece of rainbow clothing or a rainbow accessory on top of their uniform. In addition, they will have the opportunity to collect a rainbow sticker and/or rainbow face and hand stamp from school, to show their support for equality between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual people in York. Our support for the event is an endorsement of our school values, in particular:

  • ‘We respect all members of school and our community’
  • ‘We treat all people with equality and seek equal opportunities for all’
  • ‘We are an inclusive school and are tolerant of different views and cultures’
  • ‘We value difference and are open-minded about other ways of being and living’

York Pride Parade Saturday 18 June

York Pride Millthorpe

This year, Millthorpe will be one of a number of schools taking part in the York Pride Parade on Saturday 18 June, in support of the local LGBT community and we would like to invite students and their families to join us.  The parade will start from the Minster at 11:45am and last about an hour. The route will take us through the city centre and then to the Knavesmire, via Skeldergate and Bishopthorpe Road. The main York Pride event then runs from 1:00pm to about 6:30pm at the Knavesmire, with stalls, live music, food, drinks and other family-friendly activities.

For your reference there are some useful links below.

www.millthorpeschool.co.uk/millthorpe/community/lgbt-at-millthorpe

www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/glossary-terms

yorkpride.org.uk