We have had a fantastic few weeks leading up to our Easter break.  I had the privilege of attending the three Music Festivals, where our pupils had the chance to perform solo in a mini concert-setting in our school hall.  All three evenings were brilliant and I drove home from each one an extremely proud head teacher!  In total there were 75 pupils who performed, not just performed but did so with great quality, which just goes to show the depth of musical talent in our school. It doesn’t stop there, as we had six pupils from various feeder primary schools who performed as well.  We are truly blessed with a fantastic music staff who work incredibly hard to give our pupils opportunities like this.  Our special guest, David Wall from St John Rigby College, supported each evening as he has for the last four years and told us that a quarter of the music students at SJR (3rd largest in the country) come from our school and how well the two departments link together.  Many thanks to David for his on-going support and encouragement; it is greatly appreciated.

                           Sophie Barton                                                                                   Katie Murray

 

                                 Caitlin Morgan                                                                                    Matthew Duffy

Miss Asensio told me that her Year 10 Spanish class went above and beyond on their last piece of work.  She gave them a two-week homework in which they had to describe aspects of a particular town or city of their interest using their Spanish, not Wikipedia or Google Translate! She was incredibly happy to see all pupils made a conscious effort to use their own Spanish.  It was very difficult to decide the top three so she had to stretch it to five! She was particularly impressed by these five students, (Sophie Barton, Katie Murray, Caitlin Morgan, Matthew Duffy and Natalie Lachovska) as not only was their presentation very creative, but the content, use of high level phrases and tenses in Spanish was fantastic too. In particular, Natalie Lachovska's piece was a true work of art!

 

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter break!

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 4 April 2019

Category: Headteacher's blog