We held two very successful Year 9 Guidance Evenings this week on Monday and Wednesday, inviting all Year 9 pupils and their parents to discuss the very important choices they have to make for their options.  I really enjoyed the evenings and was very impressed with how much thought the pupils have already given to, and the reasoning behind, their choices.

On Thursday evening we hosted the ‘Big Book Quiz’, with teams from ourselves, Byrchall, West Leigh and Bedford.  Mrs Taylor, our librarian, and our English department organised the event superbly and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!  The winning team came from our Year 7 pupils: Lily Webster, Fleur Sandbach, Haillie Lyons, Lucy Robertson and Matthew Woolley. Their team name was ‘Reading Rockets’and they certainly lived up to their name!  They will now progress through to the North West finals at the Wigan Youth Zone in July. The other Year 7 team also did very well, finishing in 7th place, Ben Purcell, Molly Bibby, Niamh Williams and Aoife McMahon. Fantastic efforts, well done to Year 7.

Monday saw the return of Spook Johnson to school following two previously successful visits. He worked with Year 7 pupils in a workshop to improve their creative writing ability. Lots of fun was had by all, even though it got a little messy, as can be seen by the article on our main website when they were making bloodcakes, a witch’s delicacy!

Miss Gallagher told me that Year 7 have had another fantastic week on the achievement points tally chart. Congratulations to Danielle Jade Halsall who is in 3rd with 22 points, Mia Seddon in 2nd with 23 points and Ella Halsall in 1st with 27 points.  Congratulations to Dominic Shaw 7B and Matthew Williamson 7O who achieved their Numeracy Bronze Awards, Zoe Hilton 7C who achieved her Library Bronze award and Jacob Blears 7B who achieved his Library Silver award. Gemma Unsworth and Leon Marsh have produced outstanding classwork in Spanish this week.  Keep up the excellent work Year 7!

Mrs Snape told me that the ‘Who Am I?’ history challenge for January has gone extremely well, with the following pupils correctly guessing that the historical character was Edith Cavell. They will each receive five achievement points:Olivia Cowley  7W, Gemma Unsworth 7C, Olivia Forshaw 7L, Zoe Hilton 7C, Molly Rigby 7M, Thomas Ainsworth 7S, Joe Byrne 7S, Aedan Hambleton 7S, Matthew Hill 8M2, Macy Bullough 8A1, Matthew Hill 8M2 and Macy Bullough 8A1.   Miss Westwell told me that the maths Golden Ticket Winners this week are: Anna Goundry, Joe Ravenscroft, Dylan Robinson, Daniel Gallagher, Maddison Halliwell, Charlotte White, Thomas Ratcliffe, Rebecca Finney, John Donachie-Ashcroft and Charlotte Wilson.  Congratulations to all pupils involved; well done!

 

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 1 February 2016

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