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World War One history module

Some of our Year 9 pupils have completed their module on World War One by researching the names of men who died during the Great War and who are listed on the Wigan Cenotaph. As part of this research, the pupils used the Commonwealth War Grave Commission website and then cross-referenced it with the history department’s set of original World War One newspapers. Pupils and staff were moved by the pages and pages of ‘Roll of Honour’ stories and pictures of those who were wounded or lost their lives in [...]

Poetry winners

Well done to Guste, Raven and Isabelle who received 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Mr Burke's 9x2 poetry competition 'Through Their Eyes.' Students wrote a poem through the eyes of a soldier as part of their Y9 war poetry scheme. All 60 students who entered have been sent off for a chance to win at national level. Good luck!

Spring Half-Term Reading Challenge

Pupils in Year 7 and 8 have a brand new reading challenge for the Spring Half-Term holiday. Pupils must read one book from a genre they have never read before and then redesign the back cover and blurb. The reading challenge sheets (pictured) are inside their Accelerated Reader workbook. Year 9s can also take part in the reading challenge: sheets are available from Mrs Price in the library. Good luck, Reading Challengers!

Dangers of Gambling

This a follow up from assemblies on Safer Internet Day 2020 and also follows up from Y11's SMSC lesson on the dangers of gambling.

Positive School Council Meeting

Today, School Council members representing each year group met with Mrs Rigby and Mr Burke to discuss how they could further improve the school. The students came up with some fantastic ideas in regards to canteen choices, extra-curricular activities at break and lunch, college and careers advice for all and how we can look after our school environment. After discussing the litter problem with the council, Aiden (a School Council and Eco-school representative in Y7) decided to get straight down to business and put his hi-vis on at lunch to [...]

Faith talks about mental health and young people

This week, Faith in Y9 confidently presented to over one hundred teachers and health professionals at the 'Prioritising Social, Emotional & Mental Health for All' conference. Faith is a member of the Wigan Youth Cabinet, which voted to prioritise mental health in young people in the Wigan area. Well done Faith![Image.jpeg]

Breakfast celebration with Mrs Rigby

Over the course of this week, 67 students across all Year groups have been invited to attend a breakfast celebration with the Headteacher Mrs Rigby. Pupils were selected based on their performance in the Autumn Interim Assessments along with their ability to consistently demonstrate outstanding ‘Behaviour for Learning’ within the classroom. A huge well done to those students from all the staff at SJF!

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