New York 2018

Good news. We now have our flights booked for New York.

Better news! We have got an additional night for no extra cost so we will now have 6 nights in New York instead of 5.

We will fly from Manchester, direct to New York JFK on Friday 26th October and we will arrive back in Manchester on Friday 2nd November.

I will be in touch with more details after the Christmas break.

Thanks. Mr Curtis

October Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK. This year at Salendine Nook we are discussing the film Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures is a film about 3 women African-American women who worked for NASA. It focuses on the achievements of these women and the obstacles that they faced due to race and gender issues in 1960s America. Years 7 to 9 will have an assembly about Black History Month and Years 10 and 11 will have an opportunity to discuss the film during form time.

Pupils have been asked to identify their own ‘Hidden Figures’ from the black and Asian communities and to do a simple profile of their life. It doesn’t need to be a huge piece of work – see example about Katherine Johnson. It would be great to get as many pupils involved as possible. And if parent / carers want to get involved that would be even better, even if it just tracking down the film to watch at home!

Pupils can hand in any completed profiles to their History teacher or their Form Tutor.

New York 2015


New York 201546 Year 11 pupils have just returned from New York where they had a fantastic time. One of the highlights was the 9/11 Memorial which many pupils said was an emotional place to visit. They also took part in a number of activities for Black History Month. They went on a hip-hop tour of Harlem and the Bronx where some pupils and staff were taught street dance outside the Yankee Stadium, they did a tour of The Apollo theatre where some of the group even sang on this world famous stage, they ate Soul Food at Manna’s restaurant and they danced to the house funk band at Café Wha? Other highlights included a visit to the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn where they watched the New York Islanders defeat the Calgary Flames 4-0 in the National Hockey League.

All of the group commented on what a fantastic experience they had and they even enjoyed the hustle and bustle of using the New York subway. The staff were incredibly impressed with the behaviour of the pupils and with the maturity that they showed whilst in this busy and exciting city.

Click here to read the  Pupils Feedback from the New York Trip

Click here to view the New York City Gallery

Click here to view New York trip Video

Year 8 Leeds Armouries

The History department are taking pupils in Year 8 to Leeds Armouries this week and next week as part of their studies into the English Civil War. They will take part in the museum’s Death of a King workshops where they will dress up in Civil War costumes, handle Civil War weapons and take part in drills which would have been done by pikemen, musketeers etc. This is the first time that the History department have taken pupils to the Armouries and staff are looking forward to the workshops. Hopefully these trips will enable pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of this important and turbulent period in England’s history, whilst having some fun in the process.

New York City

A group of 46 pupils are going to New York City in October half term.  On the first night they will be eating at the Hard Rock Cafe on Times Square before going up the Empire State Building to get panoramic views of the city by night. Whilst in New York they will also visit the Natural History Museum, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and many more of the iconic sites of this vibrant city. Other highlights include a visit to Coney Island, an evening at Café Wha? in Greenwich Village, an NHL ice hockey game in Brooklyn and a hip-hop coach tour of Harlem and the Bronx and much, much more. Pupils and staff are looking forward to the trip immensely

Black History Month 2015


October is Black History Month in the UK. Help us to celebrate Black History Month 2015 by helping us to build a Black History Achievement Wall. All you have to do is to go onto the History section of the school VLE and there you will find the task.

Choose any Black or Asian person who you think has made a contribution to society either locally, nationally or internationally. They can be politicians, business men and women, sports starts, musicians or anything else. They can be alive or dead and from Huddersfield, Britain or the wider world. The choice is yours!

On the brick simply add a picture of your chosen person, write their name and a brief description of why you have selected that person. It would also be a good idea to add your own name and your form.

October Half Term New York Trip report

A group of 40 pupils and 6 staff went to New York in October half term. The visit was a great success and staff and pupils alike had an amazing time. The highlight for many was the New York ice hockey derby between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers. The game was played in a packed arena with a capacity crowd and the pupils definitely got into the spirit of things and really got involved with the chanting and singing. There were so many more highlights though and it certainly was an experience of a lifetime for the pupils who went.

The trip was such a success that Mr Curtis is already taking names for another visit to New York in 2015!

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History Visits to Oakwell Hall

oakwellStarting from Wednesday 16th October the History department will be taking pupils in Year 8 to Oakwell Hall in Birstall. The main aim of the trip is to consolidate pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the English Civil War. During the visit they will dress up in Civil War costumes and uniforms and they will have the opportunity to handle weapons such as muskets and pikes. The visits will run until Tuesday 22nd October.

Trip to New York (October Half Term)

ny002A group of 40 pupils from Years 10 and 11 will be going to New York at half term. The trip is being organised by Mr Curtis from the History department.

The group will be doing a number of History related activities as well as seeing the sights of New York. They will be going on a walking tour of Harlem to tie in with Black History Month, visiting the United Nations Headquarters and having a tour of Ground Zero.


Read more: Trip to New York (October Half Term)

Year 11 Normandy 2013

normandy201343 Year 11 students and 5 staff have just returned from another very enjoyable and rewarding trip to Normandy. This is the 10th year that the History Department have visited the region. The behaviour of the pupils was exemplary and this made it one of the best trips yet.

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Read more: Year 11 Normandy 2013

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