Personal Development

The ‘Ayes’ Have it!

Another group of Personal Development Activity students have also just triumphed.  This time it was a group of Debaters who took part in the English-Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition, the largest public speaking competition for Schools in England and Wales.  Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the contest attracts around 400 teams of pupils from Years 9-11.  Each team consists of a speaker, questioner and chair, although the unique format of the competition means only the chair and questioner […]

Students Encouraged to be the Best

Andrew Brodie, Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, visited School last week in his role with Speakers for Schools. He spent the afternoon speaking to students in Years 11, 12 and 13, encouraging them to be the best they can be and to strive to reach their full potential.
Using examples from his own life and career he spoke about the need to be resilient to overcome barriers that may otherwise prevent students achieving their aims.  […]

Barnum – The Greatest Showman

Having played to a full house each night, the curtains finally closed last night on Malton School’s production of Barnum.
After months of rehearsals, the cast and crew of over 80 students wowed audiences not only with their acting and singing skills, but with their circus skills too.
Jon Lee, drama teacher, said, “We have aimed really high with this year’s show and the students have worked so hard to meet the exacting standards of this classical musical.  The show has […]

Malton School Rocks!

For the second year running, Malton School’s Rock Challenge Team have won the York and North Yorkshire Open Heats held at the York Barbican on 25 March – and are now through to the Northern Heats on 28 June.
Rock Challenge is a global event run by the Be Your Best Foundation.  The event aims to encourage young people to lead healthy lifestyles and be their best without the need for tobacco, alcohol or other drugs.  Teams have to create […]

Operating Theatre Live comes to Malton School

Operating Theatre Live is bringing its human interactive dissection show to Malton School on 13 July.  Aimed at pupils aged 14-19 who might be considering a career in medicine, anatomy, pathology or veterinary science, this unique opportunity will enable students to take on the role of a trauma doctor bringing the systems of the human body alive through dissections.  This incredible, immersive operating theatre experience will give participants the opportunity to dissect real specimens led by human anatomist Samuel […]

A Taste of Sixth Form life

Two taster days took place this week giving students in Year 11 a chance to sample life in Malton School Sixth Form.
More than 130 students came along to the Sixth Form Experience days which were set up to help students make choices after they have completed their GCSEs this summer.
The students came from Malton School and nearby Ryedale School along with a few students from other local schools.
Students had selected a series of lessons beforehand and over the course […]

Bringing Archaeology to Life

Students in archaeology got their hands on some Roman artefacts during a visit to Malton Museum.
Margaret Shaw from Malton Museum was on hand to explain the artefacts to the students who have all opted to take archaelogy for their PDA session.
The museum is Ryedale’s major archaeological museum which holds a collection from Malton Roman Fort and town, and from the nearby Langton Villa as well as more recent finds.
Nicola Burrows who takes the Archaeology PDA session said: “The students […]

A Lesson in Charity

Big-hearted students have thrown their efforts into raising funds for local charities this term.
The students, who all opted to do charity work in their PDA session, held a fundraising event in school to raise money for Martin House Hospice, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Encephalitis Society.
Under the guidance of Miss Davison, the students split into groups to focus on each of the charities. They were responsible for preparing stalls for a bring and buy sale, bake sale, book sale […]

Hold the Front Page

Now there is more than one place to look for news about what’s going on at Malton School thanks to our new student news blog.
The Navy Blazer is the blog created and written by students who are taking the student newspaper option for their Thursday personal development sessions.
Each week the students come to the session with their ideas for news stories to share on the blog. It includes a variety of articles including what’s going on in lessons, events happening […]