Kirklees World Book Day Quiz 2020 - There's still time to enter a team!
Kirklees' World Book Day Quiz has become a much-anticipated annual event in the school calendar. It's a chance for your pupils to take part in a celebration of reading and compete against their peers in a fun, fast-paced quiz challenge.
Who will be next year’s champions?
The quiz will take place on Thursday 5 March 2020, 1.30 - 3.45pm at the Huddersfield Town Hall.
The quiz consists of questions taken from our book list of 20 books, there will be 6 questions within each round (6 rounds).
Your team should be made up of four pupils from Years 5, 6 or 7 (same or mixed year groups).
The Kirklees World Book Day Quiz is a perfect transition initiative for those secondary schools/academies working in partnership with their feeder schools. From 2020 we will also be accepting entries from schools who wish to enter mixed Year 6/7 teams.
As the event falls on World Book Day itself we would like to invite the children and adults to attend the event in fancy dress as one of their
favourite book characters (optional). There will be a prize for best costume for both pupil and staff.
In order to share the excitement of this event, we intend to take photographs during the afternoon which may be featured on Kirklees websites and its social media platforms. Our consent form will be sent out along with the confirmation pack early next year. Please ensure that pupils attending have signed parent/carer permissions for this event.
Attached is the entry form and booklist. The cost is £30 per team (Max 2 teams) and sets of quiz books (one copy of each title) are available to purchase from booksplus at a charge of £145.00 per set.
Completed forms to be returned to booksplus:
By post: booksplus, Cliffe House, 140 Lane Head Road, Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8DB.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email or telephone - 01484 225083 (option 2)
School Journey annual insurance is now available to be purchased!!
Available now to purchase via Risk and Insurance Management link via Business Solutions, this insurance covers every off site activity legitimately associated with a particular school trip. Any queries please contact the insurance team 01484 221000
The Wellbeing Conference 28 January 2020
Keynote Speakers, Wellbeing Experts and much more...
On the 28 January 2020, Kirklees People Services (HR, Employee Healthcare and Learning and Organisational Development) will be coming together with PACT HR to deliver the region’s premier Wellbeing Conference.
Through industry-renowned key-note speakers and thought-provoking, engaging, and enlightening break-out workshops, we will explore the theme of wellbeing in the workplace.
This will be a great opportunity to expand your knowledge, discuss and explore personal and professional wellbeing strategies and network with fellow delegates.
What to expect?
Inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers.
Breakout sessions offering an in-depth and interactive look at wellbeing in the workplace.
Networking and Q&A opportunities.
Exercises and interactive sessions to take back to your workplace.
Book now to ensure you have a place on the workshops
Fire Safety contact details
All Fire related issues should be reported on Fire Safety Emergency numbers:
Office 01484 221561
Out of hours 07850 783922
Energy Heroes! Free Maths Education Resource
Energy Heroes! Is a free Year 5 maths resource project is linked with the national curriculum to bring energy usage, data handling and sustainable behaviour into maths and science. It is designed to help with improving Y5 children’s data handling skills within the context of energy and climate change. This is achieved through a series of 6 lessons plans directly linked to the aims of the maths and science 2014 National Curricul
The project consists of the following elements:
A twilight teacher training session/ webinar for a teacher and business manager/caretaker to run through all aspects of the resources.
An ‘Energy Heroes!’ whole school assembly to kick off the excitement for every pupil!
An 'Energy Heroes!' kick-off lesson to begin the learning for the year 5 students.
A free Energy Audit undertaken with some keen eco-detectives to find the 5 actions to help your school save energy.
Teaching resources for 5 further lessons (placed within the maths 2014 curriculum.)
Home challenges for the children to embed their behaviour changes at home and teach their families to do the same, reducing energy costs.
A community event pack to allow the students to share their learning.
Resources to build your own school’s energy display board to help you reduce energy consumption by 10%.
A follow-up visit to see your display board and help celebrate your success!
The aim is for children to really understand energy, where it comes from, how we use it and ultimately how to save it.
If you’d like to part of this free resource, please let energy heroes know so they can book you a place for the autumn term.
Our website: www.energyheroes.org.uk