The last week before May half term has certainly been a busy one! The Year 11 pupils are now half way through their GCSE exam series and most of them have been relatively happy with the papers, (apart from Biology, which none of them were!) telling me all their hard work in revision will hopefully pay off for them; I hope so too.

Tuesday evening was busy as I first attended the Wigan Schools RL final at Wigan Warriors training ground in Orrell to watch the Year 9 team play St Peters (who they won in the North West final), but unfortunately they lost this time.  I am very proud of this group of boys who have progressed so much and represented the school so well this year.  Then it was back to school to see the Year 8 ROAR pupils present their work to parents and staff.  They really wowed the audience and I am so proud of them, they were roarsome! (sorry)

On Wednesday we had the unbelievably difficult decision to appoint the new Head Boy and Head Girl and deputies out of 24 outstanding young people.  The standard was amazing and I am so proud of all the things the young people do both in and out of school and the type of people they are maturing into.  We had the unenviable task of choosing when we could have appointed them all and after a very rigorous process we decided to appoint Tony Kemp, 10M1 to Head Boy with Adam Smith, 10C2 and Luke McConnell, 10B2 as deputies and Jade Boyle, 10C2 as Head Girl, with Melissa Pace, 10M2 and Nadia Barton, 10C2as deputies.  Congratulations on your appointments, I know you will do a fantastic job.

Miss Gallagher told me that Year 7 pupils continue to excel in their lessons and we have new names again this week at the top of the achievement points table which is brilliant to see.  Congratulations to Lucy Robertson and Lily Webster who came third, Christian Rowland, Matthew McGuire and Adam Dawber who came second and Jacob Blears who came first - keep up the great work!

In R.E. Mrs Landor told me that Year 7 have worked very hard to deliver impressive presentations on puja over the last week. Their teachers have been delighted with the research carried out by the pupils and their delivery in front of the whole class. Special congratulations go to Niamh Williams (7C) who used the Pixar Short "Sanjay's Super Team" to highlight the difficulties of encouraging a child to follow their parent’s faith. Also to Katie Murray (7O) for bringing in traditional dress for part of her presentation. 

And finally, a lady rang reception this morning to let us know that two of our students stopped to help an elderly gentleman who had fallen at the lights in Ashton yesterday. She only knew they were girls, maybe about 15, but they stopped and helped whilst everyone else walked by.  This kindness is something I see and experience every day in our school and as I have said many times, our pupils are the school’s best advert.

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 27 May 2016

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