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JOHN RUSKIN QUIZ WINNER!

After celebrating John Ruskin’s 200th birthday on Friday, we had the prize draw in assembly for all the correct entries (over 70!) to the quiz that accompanied all the John Ruskin related texts we heard during the day. One of … Continue reading


ACCELERATED WINNERS FOR FEBRUARY

Clearly the chilly winter weather has kept everyone snuggled up by the fire reading a good book and as the first half term of 2019 draws to a close, we rewarded the top points scoring readers in Years 7, 8 … Continue reading


OUR FIRST FORM READING TROPHY WINNERS OF 2019

Just before Christmas, we awarded our first Accelerated Reader form trophy to Brantwood Willows as the form who had read the most words in a half term; the trophy has adorned various KS3 mantle pieces in BT Willows ever since. … Continue reading


HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN RUSKIN! FEBRUARY 8 TH 2019

The whole of John Ruskin School celebrated the 200 th birthday of its namesake on February 8 th 2019. As part of the celebrations, students have been looking at the wise words of John Ruskin and linking them to the … Continue reading


Team Building – Year 9

Key Stage 3 PE lessons this week focused on the benefits of team building. The students worked well in small groups to take on a range of differing challenges, all of which relied on communication, resilience and working together to … Continue reading


Team Building – Year 7

Key Stage 3 PE lessons this week focused on the benefits of team building. The students worked well in small groups to take on a range of differing challenges, all of which relied on communication, resilience and working together to … Continue reading


More Inspirational John Ruskin Quotes

In the run up to John Ruskin’s 200th birthday on February 8th, students have been looking at how John Ruskin’s ideas link to our school vision – here are some more examples of their thinking: QUOTATION FROM JOHN RUSKIN: ‘Education … Continue reading


PANCAKES AND PEER MENTORING

Shrove Tuesday came early to JRS as the Year 7 mentees and Year 10 mentors made pancakes together as a part of the Peer Mentoring scheme at JRS. We worked closely with our mentees and were marked on cleanliness, team-work and … Continue reading


FOUR MILLION, FORTY ONE THOUSAND AND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ONE!

Competition at JRS is hotting up for the accelerated reader form trophy for this half term; before Christmas BT Willows were victorious but so far this half term it’s neck and neck between Thurston Oaks, Thurston Willows and BT Willows … Continue reading


JOHN RUSKIN IS 200!

John Ruskin School is gearing up to celebrate what would have been the 200th birthday of John Ruskin on Friday February 8th – as well as a special assembly on the day and Year 7 participating in the church service … Continue reading


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