Last week I mentioned that a short piece created and produced by our pupils would be aired on the BBC World Service. To update you, this will now be aired this weekend (19th or 20th March), I will hopefully be able to provide a link from this blog next week to listen to it on the BBC website.  We are all very excited about it. 

Example of pupils work at ROAROn Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Year 7 ROAR graduation ceremony where the pupils presented their work; it was fantastic and I have to say, the pupils have produced outstanding work! We are all very proud of them.  Congratulations to Abbie Lundy, Abigail Dittman, Adam Dawber,  Ashling Toner, Caitlin Morgan, Danielle Halsall, Ella Halsall, Ethan Smith, Fleur Sandbach, Harrison Freeney, Heidi Doherty, Holly Walker, Isobel Banks, Katie Murray, Katie Rogerson, Lily Webster, Megan Gregory, Molly Critchley, Niamh Harrison, Niamh Moss, Niamh Williams and Sophie Barton.  Keep up all the good work Year 7.

Mrs Landor told me that 7O and 7C have been learning about the sacrament of baptism in RE through role-play - a huge well done to those pupils who were selected to act out their role-play in front of the whole class. 

The Year 8 IMPACT group are working hard raising funds for ‘Save the Children’ and ‘Water Aid’ in Lent. The Mother's Day raffle for a porcelain angel raised £15 and was won by Amber Pimblett. Tickets are now available for a chocolate raffle of lots of Easter eggs (first, second and third prizes are available to win) and the draw will be made on Monday 21st March.

Mr Travis told me that the bronze numeracy award winners are Tyler Jones 7H, Dominic Shaw 7B, Matthew Williamson 7O, Adam Chesworth 7W and Matthew Woolley 7B.  Mary-Jane McLoughlin 7W is our first winner of a silver award!

Mrs Taylor has been running the school book fair for the past couple of weeks and has already sold out of 21 titles, a record even for her!  The team of librarians have been busy with a queue of customers every day.  On Pupils at Book Fairsale are a range of titles suitable for teenage readers along with school stationery items.  Mrs Taylor says the puzzle erasers (you have to see them to understand) are going like the proverbial hot cakes.

On Thursday our BBC School Reporters were busy for the annual BBC School Report Day.  With the help of a BBC reporter who had travelled from London that morning, BBC School Reportersthey interviewed Professor D Maclaren, a sports nutritionist from John Moore's University, and Joe Bretherton, an ex-pupil of the school who plays for  Wigan Warriors.  The visiting experts answered questions on nutrition and sports performance and their answers will feature on the radio programme referred to above. 

Year 7 and 8 pupils have been busy this week preparing their entries for the Ashton Rotary Club Essay Writing Competition.  They have to write an essay on a topic of 'Personal Interest' so have been busy writing about a host of subjects, from Lego to footballers' salaries.  Hopefully, someone's efforts will catch the judge's eye and the £50 prize will be won by an Eddie's pupil.

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 15 March 2016

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