We held our annual Certificate Presentation Evening on Thursday and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute! It was brilliant to see so many of our former Year 11 pupils come to celebrate their achievements over their five years with us, in what was their final formal occasion at St Edmund Arrowsmith.  I am so proud of their achievements, but I am even prouder of the type of young adults they have developed into.  It was fantastic to catch up with them and hear about how they have started sixth form or apprenticeships; I know they will do great things and I hope they will call in to see us many times in the future.

Mr Reardon’s 8Y1 class have been learning about inspirational Christians this half term. They have been looking at Martin Luther King and how his Christian values inspired him in his fight for civil Mr Reardon's class learn about Inspirational Christiansrights. The class wrote their own, 'I have a dream' speech, focusing on the dreams that they have to make the world a better place today. Some even performed them at the end of the lesson. Here is a picture of Sam Tracey doing his.  Congratulations 8Y1; fantastic work!

Miss Gallagher told me that Year 8 pupils have achieved another excellent amount of achievement points this week. In total, forms have collected 918 achievement points. Aim to beat this next week, Year 8! 

8W lead the achievement points leader board with an impressive 139 achievement points. Congratulations to Mrs Halliwell's and Mrs Hill's form! 

8H lead the attendance leader board with 99.2% attendance, which is fantastic! Congratulations to Mrs Crompton's form.

8A, 8M and 8S have an exemplary punctuality record this week and a zero late record, Congratulations to Mrs Alvarado's, Mr Taylor's and Mr Whitfield's forms! 

The pupil leader board continues to impress! Olivia Forshaw in 8L is in 1st place with 23 achievement points. Isabella Farrimond in 8W is in 2nd place with 18 achievement points. Finally, Maisie Rafferty in 8L and Cameron Ridyard in 8G are in 3rd place with 16 achievement points. Congratulations to all pupils for their efforts - keep it up!

Niamh Comber and Rhianne Hambleton played for the North of England volleyball team against Scotland U16 and U18.  They won both games, with Niamh particularly impressive as she only started as reserve, and Rhianne has been selected for the England trials.  We have also just found out that Ellie Meyrick has been selected for the North West U14 squad.  Fantastic effort girls and good luck with your volleyball endeavours!

 

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 14 November 2016

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