November 2015

STEM workshop

2015-11-30T15:19:48+01:00November 30th, 2015|

On Wednesday, 36 Year Nine students took part on a STEM workshop delivered by two Chemical Engineering students from Manchester University.  The students learned that developing countries often don't not have access to electricity as they are lacking in resources. They then were challenged to build a wind-turbine of their own with limited materials.

CAFOD and BRASS

2017-05-09T10:40:44+01:00November 27th, 2015|

This term as part of one of their modules the Year Ten ASDAN group are raising awareness of the refugee crisis. To start off the project the group took part in a CAFOD activity called ‘On the Move’.  During this activity they were put in a scenario that unfortunately many refugees find themselves in.  The group [...]

Year 7 Teaching and Learning Evening

2015-11-27T10:58:00+01:00November 27th, 2015|

On Thursday 26th November we held our Year 7 Teaching and Learning Evening. The evening was a great success. The night began with a talk in the hall about an overview of teaching, learning, assessment and how changes to the new examination structure would, and are already, affecting Year 7 pupils. Parents then split up [...]

High Achievers

2015-11-24T10:46:14+01:00November 24th, 2015|

On Friday 20th November the Year Eleven High Achievers’ Group attended St. John Rigby college for the second stage of their project. Firstly, they took part in a group task where they debated a variety of topics such as; should all police officers be armed? or should teachers be replaced by computers? Fortunately, the vote for the [...]

Certificate Presentation Evening

2017-05-09T10:40:45+01:00November 24th, 2015|

On Thursday 19th November the school celebrated the successes of the Class of 2015. It was great to see so many ex-students with members of their family at this major event in the school calendar. The guest speaker was Paul Prescott, ex-Wigan Warriors, who is now making a successful career for himself working for the Premier [...]