November 2016

Remembrance Day

2016-11-15T10:10:06+00:00November 15th, 2016|

On Friday 11th November, St John Fisher Catholic High school observed a 2 minutes’ silence to remember and honour those who have paid the price for our freedom. A number of students were given permission to attend school in military uniform. Also two Year 8 classes and a Year 10 class worked on a display [...]

Day of the Dead competition

2016-11-09T14:14:23+00:00November 9th, 2016|

The popular festival of the Day of the Dead is celebrated on 1st and 2nd November in Mexico so the Spanish department decided to conmemorate the event with a competition. Year Eight and Nine pupils were asked to design a decorative calavera (skull) and we received over 110 entries in total.  Picking the winners was a difficult task as [...]

Kamila’s visit to the House of Commons

2016-11-07T09:33:10+00:00November 7th, 2016|

Our Year 11 student Kamila has been given the opportunity to attend the British Youth Council’s Annual Sitting to the Houses of Commons in London as part of her role for Wigan and Leigh’s Youth Cabinet. This educational excursion will involve the Cabinet group representing the young people of Wigan Borough in the National campaign [...]

Meet the Phil

2016-11-01T15:44:04+00:00November 1st, 2016|

On 21 October 2016, 23 Year 9,Year 10 and Year 11 students attended 'Meet the Phil' at MediaCity.  They enjoyed an open reahearsal by an outstanding professional orchestra - the BBC Philharmonic - playing Shostakovich's 10th Symphony.  Students learned about the inspiration behind the music and a little of what Shostakovich's life was like living in Russia under [...]