March 2014

Sports Relief – 26/03/2014

2017-05-09T10:40:59+01:00March 26th, 2014|

Our students responded magnificently to the call to raise money for Sports Relief. The main event was the ‘Sports Relief Mile’ in which all of Years Seven to Ten participated (mostly) enthusiastically. Unfortunately, Year Eleven had to concentrate on their GCSE studies. Other contributions came from a cake sale and the ‘Guess the teacher from [...]

Student Leadership Conference – 24/03/2014

2017-05-09T10:40:59+01:00March 24th, 2014|

The Head Girl and Boy and their deputies attended a Student Leadership Conference at Winstanley College where they, and students from other local high schools, had the chance to enhance their debating and leadership skills. The day was led by Adam Hawksbee, a third year student from Sheffield University, who recently competed in the World [...]

There’s Other Sports! – 20/03/2014

2017-05-09T10:40:59+01:00March 20th, 2014|

The Nurture Group which comprises students who are unable to play the usual school sports paid a visit to the Wigan Youth Zone where they had the opportunity to try other activities such as curling, sitting volleyball, climbing and pool.

Careers Fair – 19/03/2014

2017-05-09T10:40:59+01:00March 19th, 2014|

The Fair, which had over 20 stalls manned by sixth-form colleges, further-education colleges, training agencies, local and national employers and the services, gave Year Nine students the opportunity to think about their futures after they leave school. Students said that the Fair, which was specially arranged to precede their options choices, was most helpful in [...]

‘Give a Book – Get a book’ – 18/03/2014

2017-05-09T10:40:59+01:00March 18th, 2014|

Students celebrated World Book Day with a book swap. Children brought in books from home and about 55 were swapped with the most popular titles being the classics, Dr Who and the Diaries of a Wimpy Kid. The books brought into school will now be available in the school library or donated to Book-Cycle Wigan, [...]

Fairtrade Fortnight – 17/03/2014

2017-05-09T10:40:59+01:00March 17th, 2014|

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight, students were encouraged to think about why Fairtrade is important and how it can make a difference to the lives of people around the world. Representatives from Justica, the Fairtrade shop in Bolton, told Year Seven students about the products they sell and how, as a social enterprise, they give work [...]

Chemistry Club – 06/03/2014

2017-05-09T10:40:59+01:00March 6th, 2014|

Club members have enjoyed making alien blood, cinder toffee and flaming bubbles. They are now moving on to fire writing and making a small fire extinguisher. There has been so much interest in the Chemistry Club that there are now two groups!

Holocaust Memorial Day – 04/03/2014

2017-05-09T10:40:59+01:00March 4th, 2014|

The school marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a talk by David, a Holocaust educator, whose mother escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. David told the students how he felt about his mother surviving the horrors of the Holocaust while his uncles, aunts and grandmother were not so fortunate. David spoke about the need to [...]

Barcelona 2014 – 04/03/2014

2017-05-09T10:40:59+01:00March 4th, 2014|

Thirty Seven Year Nine students enjoyed a four day trip to Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia. The first stop on the visit was Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona, where students were allowed on the pitch-side, in the changing rooms and in the lofty heights of the commentary boxes. They also had the [...]