Year 7 pupils continue to excel: Miss Gallagher informed me that Molly Rigby in 7M achieved the Library Bronze Reader Award; in Science, Grace Atkinson (7L) and Caitlin Morgan (7L) have been producing outstanding work, as have Ben Lewis (7O) and Samuel Tracey (7S) in English and Sophie Barton (7H) in Maths. The Year 7 rugby squad have played really well this term and have reached the quarter-finals of the NW Counties Cup. One more win will take them into the draw for the National Champion Schools Cup, which would be a tremendous achievement in their first term together!  Well done to all pupils - fantastic efforts!

We held our Year 11 ‘Interview Day’ on Tuesday, where the Year 11 pupils are given mock interviews by friends of the school who are, or have been involved in conducting interviews in their professional lives.  I am so proud of our Year 11 pupils, as the feedback from the interviews was overwhelmingly positive, with many commenting how superb our pupils were.  Well done to all pupils involved.

On Wednesday, (Remembrance Day) we held a two-minute silence for all those lost in conflicts around the world.  Mr Whitlow (School Chaplain) organised a service at the front of school, where representatives from every form group laid a poppy wreath at the cross.  (See latest news for an article and photos) We invited pupils who are in the Army, Navy and RAF cadets to come into school in their cadets' uniform and join us at the service.  Thomas Kenning ,Year 11, played the last post after the two minutes silence and I feel that it was a very poignant way to mark Remembrance Day.  Thomas also wrote a superb poem in his English class that I would like to share with you.

Today, we remember our country’s dead,

Cenotaphs drowned in black and red.

We remember the brave who died in war,

Their sacrifice never shall be ignored.

The battles have been fought and won

By bayonet and shot of gun,

But in some lives war rages on

The trauma suffered may never be gone.

We must observe the peace we made

With every wreath, and town’s parade

We must never cause such death and upset

We must hear souls echo in the words – ‘Lest we forget’.

 

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 16 November 2015

Category: Blog Archive 2015-2016