I had the honour of attending the Makerfield Christmas Veterans’ Lunch on Saturday, which Yvonne Fovargue, our local MP organises, and what a fantastic event it was. It brought home to me how few ex-service men and women from World War II we have left and the incredible sacrifices they made so we can have the freedoms we enjoy today. They were described on Saturday as superheroes and that it exactly what they are! It is so important for us to remind the new generations of the tremendous sacrifices our fellow countrymen and women made on our behalf and more importantly, that we never forget.

Our Head of Music, Mr Masheder, led members of our school choir in treating the audience to 30 minutes of fantastic singing - mixing old favourites like ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ with Christmas carols like ‘O Holy Night’. They were brilliant! Not just their singing, but the way they conducted themselves representing the school and the fact that they were willing to give up some of their weekend to entertain the war veterans. I am very grateful to Mr Masheder, pupils and parents for your support; it is greatly appreciated.

Historians of the Week this week are: for Mrs Cole - Saul Patterson in 8M for achieving Level 6.5 on his Civil War factual test - excellent revision skills, well done. For Mrs Ainsworth/Mr Linton - Harry Christopherson in 8G for "going the extra mile" by writing a description to accompany the excellent model sword he made for the Battle of Hastings re-enactment and for Mr Hill - Aimee Concannon in 9H for outstanding effort in her "Shot at Dawn" assessment.
Mr Reardon told me that Y9 have been working very hard this week. Collectively they achieved over 420 achievement points. The biggest single contributor to that amount was Gemma Unsworth, who accumulated 31 points just on her own this week! More than any other Year 9 in one week this year. A hugely impressive feat! Keep it up Gemma! Top marks to each pupil in 9C this week, as every single student played their part in ensuring that the form recorded perfect attendance. What a great example to set to all other forms in the school.

Mrs Outterside told me that Y11 have had a very busy week and have started their mock examinations. In this very demanding week, attendance has been of a very high standard, (97%) with S2 having 100% attendance for the whole period; congratulations to S2! Year 11 pupils have collected 133 achievement points, L2 have the highest number for the week (29) and Lauren McGrath and Lewis Worthington have both collected the highest number of individual achievement points. Congratulations to all pupils! L1 and S1 have the lowest number of behaviour points and B1 have the lowest number of lates - great work!

The following pupils have received prize draw nominations for outstanding effort and work. You will notice that some pupils appear more than once, this is because they have been nominated by more than one teacher in more than one subject area. Excellent work Year 11!

Callum Simm Declan Smith Eve Nixon Leigh Arrowsmith
Emily Barber Jack Sheerin Lucy Brennan Louise O'Halloran
Daniel Carr Morgan Young Lexie Harrison Kian Rogers
Victoria Rowe Georgia Martz Eve Nixon Thomas Hughes
Lily McMurtry Yasmin Costello Ben Porter Olivia Harrald
Liam Lau Antonia Rout Joe Pate Kaitllan Daley
Ella Peloe Ben Ewins Rebecca Lee Sophie Robinson
Sam O'Connor Georgia Hardman Toryn Blackwood Daniel Myers
Rachel McGuire Joanna Smith Yasmin Costello Sophie Hill
Daniel Hunt Lauren McGrath Ben Porter Molly Pottage
Jessica Pilkington Abigail Maiden Lauren Hoffman Sophie Robinson
Jonathan Mitchell Joanna Smith Amalea Grundy Paul Almond
Cerys Stockton Sophie Broome Lucy Addis Lucy Brennan
Corinna Brown Reece Cassidy Robyn Collings Georgia Martz
Rachael Monk Eve Nixon Ruby Porter Kian Rogers
Victoria Rowe Ryan Swinney Brandon Sykes Daniel Carr



 

 

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 5 December 2017

Category: Headteacher's blog