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GSAL Presents...

GSAL Presents...

The Grammar School at Leeds would like to share these resources recorded recently, featuring visiting speakers or members of staff, with our primary and secondary school partners and the wider GSAL community. We hope you find them inspiring, interesting and useful. If you would like further information please contact Anna White in our school relations team,

Primary Schools

The Unexpected Maths of Juggling with Colin Wright

A maths workshop for pupils in Years 4 to 6 called ‘The Unexpected Maths of Juggling’, with mathematician, Colin Wright. Colin’s show will help bring to life various aspects of the primary maths curriculum through juggling!

Running time approx. 50 minutes.

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Marty Jopson’s Mini Beast Safari

Take a journey from everyday life, down into the realm of microscopical wonders. The adventure begins with everyday mini-beasts, heads off to freaky pond creatures and ends with a little bit of something human that’s far too small to see. The show has hairy abdomens, tentacled monsters, bacteria and even blood. There will also be a chance to ask Marty any questions about mini-beasts and microscopy. This show is supported by Zeiss, global leaders in the manufacture of microscopes.

The show will run for approximately 50 minutes and will be available until the end of August.

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Penny Helps Protect the Polar Ice Caps author workshop with Claire Culliford

Join author Claire Culliford for an author workshop for children aged 3 to 6 based on her book, Penny Helps Protect the Polar Ice Caps.  Children will enjoy listening to the story about Penny the penguin, learning key words from the story and drawing a picture of their favourite part.  38 minutes.

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Piles of poems with Chris White

Join author, poet and illustrator, Chris White for a workshop involving Piles of Poems and Oodles of Doodles. Suitable for Years 3 to 6. Each child just needs a piece of paper and a pencil.

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Using our Ears in Early Years

A fun and interactive music class suitable for nursery to Year 2 children with Miss Rusbatch, Director of Primary Music at  GSAL.  15 minutes.

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Storytime with Miss Alderson

Join Miss Alderson and her Reception class for story time with lots of actions!  Miss Anderson is reading ‘There’s a Witch in Your Book’ by Tom Fletcher. 15 minutes.

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Secondary Schools

Ann Pettifor – The Case for Green New Deal

Join Ann Pettifor in a discussion of her book, The Case for the Green New Deal In 2008 Ann Pettifor and a group of English economists developed the first Green New Deal, but it was ignored by policy-makers amidst the chaos of the financial crash. Over a decade later, the ideas were revived by the democratic socialists in the US, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  40 minutes.

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Karl Hopwood Online Safety presentation to GSAL parents

Karl Hopwood is an esafety expert and former headteacher. This presentation helps parents understand more about protecting their children online in particular during the pandemic. 50 minutes.

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Chris Law lecture: 40 Years with the Dismal Science: Reflections on a Lifetime of Teaching Economics

The Chris Law retirement lecture. The lecture (25 minutes) is followed by a Q&A hosted by Adam Memon (GSAL10).

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Samir Puri – The Great Imperial Hangover

The Great Imperial Hangover is a groundbreaking book that explains how the world’s history of empires still shapes our lives and politics today. Hosted by Ilkley Literature Festival and The Grammar School at Leeds academic and author Samir Puri is in discussion with former head of BBC Yorkshire, Colin Philpott.  40 minutes.

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Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call 0113 228 5113.