East Riding MasterClass
On Saturday 16th December, the first East Riding Masterclass was held at Cottingham High School. The Masterclasses are a new initiative run by a group of East Riding schools to create a community which promotes academic excellence. The pilot programme will deliver master classes to students providing challenges beyond the classroom and fostering a love of learning. The Masterclasses will go beyond the curriculum and allow students to access knowledge and experience other forms of learning.
The programme caters for students in Key Stage 4. With each school having only a limited amount of places, students were selected for their skills, aptitude and attitude to learning.
Entitled Once Upon A Time..., the first master class tasked students with tracking the history of the fairy tale from its oral tradition to the Brothers’ Grimm collection and beyond. They had to consider the importance of the fairy tale tradition, its universal impact and create their own modern tales. The prize for the best modern fairy tale went to Katie Shelley from Hornsea School with her modern day version of Cinderella. Oliver Wilson from Cottingham High School was in second place with his very humorous reimagining of The Three Little Pigs.
There will be a series of other master classes running through 2018, covering topics from geology to linguistics.
Well done to our girls that took part!