February 2016

Box of Tricks Theatre Company

2016-02-25T14:06:34+01:00February 25th, 2016|

On Tuesday 23rd February, a number of Year Nine Pupils worked  with Hannah Tyrrell, an Artistic Director from, ‘Box of Tricks Theatre Company’. In March, their touring production of ‘Chip Shop Chips,’ will arrive in Wigan. Hannah delivered a range of improvisation and warm-up workshops which are frequently used with professional actors working in theatre. [...]

Year Seven watch Macbeth

2017-05-09T10:40:43+01:00February 25th, 2016|

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. Year Seven watched a touring production of ‘Macbeth’, which is considered to be one of  Shakespeare’s most famous plays. For many of our pupils this was their first experience of watching a live theatre performance of Shakespeare’s work. Performed by The Manchester Actors, this production brought [...]

High Achievers University visit

2016-02-24T15:21:30+01:00February 25th, 2016|

On Friday 12th February, 34 Year Eleven students visited Lancaster University as part of the High Achievers’ Project. The day started with a tour of the campus, including a visit to an accommodation block where students seemed impressed with the size of the bedrooms (cleaned specially for our arrival!) and the well equipped kitchens. Some appeared [...]

Year Seven & Eight in Indoor Athletics

2016-02-24T14:05:32+01:00February 24th, 2016|

St. John Fisher Year Eight girls team took part in the finals of the indoor athletics yesterday and won against Byrchall High School. They will be competing in Manchester Youth Games in May. Well Done! Our Year Seven team unfortunately lost against Byrchall High School by only 3 points. Well Done for all their efforts getting to the final.


2016-02-24T11:50:52+01:00February 24th, 2016|

The Manchester Actors are frequent visitors to SJF and most recently performed their brand new touring production to Year Nine students. The stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s,‘THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE’ is currently being toured across the country, with their very first production being presented in The O’Brien Theatre. This fantastic [...]

¡Viva España!

2017-05-09T10:40:44+01:00February 24th, 2016|

Pupils from the Spanish department have just returned from an action packed trip to the Catalan capital of Barcelona. After sharing a flight out with Liverpool FC superstar, Jamie Carragher, the sunny warm weather of the Costa Brava was awaiting. Pupils visited Antonio Gaudi’s awe inspiring Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell, had lunch at Port [...]

Harry Potter book night

2016-02-12T09:47:50+01:00February 12th, 2016|

On Thursday 4th February the library celebrated Harry Potter book night. From 3pm-4pm, The Random Readers took part in fun-filled wizarding activities and quizzes and tried their Muggle hands at spells! The event falls within National Storytelling week (30th January-6th February), so they read out some of their favourite parts from the Harry Potter series [...]