On Monday I had the privilege of attending a special celebration for schools involved in The Duke of Edinburgh Award at a Buckingham Palace Garden Party with Mr Morgan.  It was a fantastic day where we met really inspirational people who challenged everyone there to complete a challenge.  I’m not sure what I am going to do yet but it will be over the summer holiday - I’ll write about it in my first blog next year!

Joel conducts band

Mrs Whitfield told me that Joel Bird, 8C2 conducted the concert band playing a piece he has written called “Jazzific Eddies”.  He was fantastic! It's sounding good, so they are going to carry on rehearsing and hopefully perform it at an upcoming concert.  Keep up the great work Joel!

On Tuesday we received some state-of-the-art devices kindly donated to the school by Tim Wood of Woodwards Solicitors, Haydock.  They included a robotic arm and a wireless remote-controlled car which can be programmed to carry out tasks using software developed by the company using Raspberry Pi computers.  My favourite part of the session was when Year 11 pupil Harriet Olurankinse controlled the car with a specially adapted head set which can detect brain waves and she used it to control the car! Please see the photo below and the special article on our website.  Details of this amazing technology will also be appearing in the local press, so please keep a look out for it.Harriet controls car

Mrs Crompton told me that Alice Ward and Aleyah Stockley from 7H organised a cake sale to raise money for the Year 7 charity, CAFOD. Alice and Aleyah organised the whole event which raised £68.30 for the charity. All of the form took part in the event with Aoife McMahon, Elliot Whitworth, Joshua Moore, Adam Johnson, Alice Ward and Aleyah Stockley bringing delicious cakes to sell. Adam Johnson, Aleyah Stockley, Joshua Knowles, Vini Davi and Patrick Garry-Madden gave up their break and lunch times to sell the cakes and Heidi Doherty and Molly Critchley produced posters to advertise the event. All the form members supported the event by buying cakes; fantastic work 7H well done!

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 20 May 2016

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