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  • A Cake Sale With A Difference

    The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, held an animal-themed cake sale this week to help their student council raise money to sponsor four endangered animals. This follows a larger piece of work started by the student council inspired by the events of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference…

  • Christmas Is On The Cards For Yorkshire MP

    Yorkshire’s MPs have turned to local school children to help design their Christmas cards this year. They set a competition that any age children could enter across the region. Shadow Home Secretary and Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper’s winner was Daisy from Carleton Park Junior and Infant School in Pontefract. Ms Cooper said:…

  • Children In Need 2021

    Every year, all eight of our schools find fun ways to raise money for Children in Need. Whether it’s baking, running races, raffles and much more. The Rookeries Junior, Infant & Nursery School featured on Look North and the Children In Need programme as they attempted to break the world record of how many wet…

  • Inspirational Student Is Recognised By Princess Anne

    Ryan Myhill, an 11-year-old at Carleton High School, was chosen to meet Princess Anne in London due to being recognised as a young carer. Ryan has been a carer for around 4 years now for his younger sister who has ADHD and learning difficulties. Ryan enjoys helping his sister with her homework, especially maths as…

  • Local Children Involved In Remembrance Day In Pontefract

    Both of our secondary schools were delighted to welcome Mr Brian Berry MA from the Ackworth and Pontefract branch of The Royal British Legion along with other ex-veterans. They gave an inspirational presentation about their stories of serving in the war. They also spoke about the significance of the poppy. Both schools were also very…

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