Category Archives: News

Morris Dancing

Hazelbeck students enjoyed a wonderful afternoon watching the 'Rainbow Morris Dancers' recently. The group, headed by Kay Wilkinson, is familiar to our school as they launched our Arts Week back in January. Students were spectators for one half of the performance and then became active participants during the second part. As soon as the students…
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Adventures at Kielder

A group of five of our sixth formers took part in an activity residential to Kielder Water in Northumbria. They experienced a number of exciting adventures: zip wire, archery, sailing, lakeside walk and a campfire. The students enjoyed the activities... as well as the staying away from home! The staff at Kielder were very accommodating and…
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Investors in Health

Over the past two years Hazelbeck students and staff have taken on the challenge of working towards the Investors in Health Award with enthusiasm and vigour. Various long term wide-reaching initiatives have been implemented in school including: Asthma Awareness work - we raised awareness school wide; parents, staff and students were all involved. We updated our asthma…
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Tall and Small

Last week Red Base travelled by bus to Wakefield to see the artworks displayed at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It was a glorious day and the students were able to walk around the park not only admiring all the artworks but also the trees and flowers which were in full bloom. The students were fascinated…
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Beat it!

It is always a great pleasure to welcome new artists in to Hazelbeck School - our students thrive through engaging with creative activities. Developing good listening skills for musical sounds and participation in the practical use of musical instruments is something our students positively respond to time and time again. This was the case when…
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London Residential

Some of our Sixth Form students recently visited London for a two night residential.  They went down on the train and travelled on the Underground while they were there. They visited the Science Museum, Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and had a tour of the Houses of Parliament - they also had a question and…
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Eureka!

Students from Orange and Bronze Bases recently visited Eureka children’s museum in Halifax as part of their work on money skills. The first thing they did was visit the 'Halifax Bank' to draw money out and then they went into the 'Marks and Spencer' to spend it! They took on various roles such as bankers,…
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The World Around Me

Some of our Silver Base students have been working hard on a mini art project for a competition called 'The World Around Me'. Students were shown work in various styles - expressionism, Fauvism, pointillism etc.,  they then researched a certain artist they liked or a specific piece of art.  Students had to think about themes, texture,…
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Light Fantastic

Red Base were lucky enough to have the Purple Patch team visit their class recently. Purple Patch are a funded group who are familiar to Hazelbeck as they come in to deliver workshops to our students through a multisensory approach. On this particular afternoon they came in to present a poem through the use of…
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Dragon’s Den

The theme of this half term's Cultural Awareness day was St George. As well as enjoying hearing the story of St George and tasting some traditional English food, Silver Base also worked incredibly hard to create a piece of environmental art using natural materials - they made a fantastic dragon in the morning and then took…
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