On Tuesday 7th August, my mum and I travelled to the historic Portico Library in Manchester for afternoon tea and a tour of the library itself. I had won the trip due to taking part in the English department’s ‘I Am’ competition, which saw KS4 students earn points for taking part in extracurricular English activities, such as attending the Cake and Classics book club, helping out at Reading Mentoring, and writing reviews, articles or stories in their own time.
It was a mizzly, drizzly day as pupils and parents queued nervously to receive the long-awaited GCSE results, but this didn’t put a dampener on the many relieved, but also delighted faces, as they filed into the dining room after receiving the vital white envelope containing their imminent futures.
Two year 9 pupils took part in a public speaking event at St John Rigby College last week organised by the Liverpool Archdiocese and judged by the English Speaking Union.
Well, the weather defeated us this time as we were forced to hold the annual awards ceremony in the school hall. Despite this setback, the upbeat ceremony perfectly reflected all of the hard work, commitment and dedication from our pupils over the preceding year.
Alicia Johnson in Year 8 recently won a bronze medal at the NDP finals at Nottingham Arena.
The Year 11 prom was held on Friday 6th July at Rivington Barn. Pupils, dressed in their finery, assembled on the lawns at the front of school before they were whisked away in coaches to the venue just a few miles away.
On Wednesday 4th July, Year 10 took part in St John Rigby’s Taster Day to get a feel of college life. We lined up in the sweltering heat on the yard, waiting for our buses to arrive and take us to this wonderful college.
That sun continued to shine brightly in the sky as competitors, pupils and staff filed onto the dusty playing fields, ready for one of the highlights in our school calendar.
Well, we have been totally blessed this week. Not only have we had a fantastic Mission Week, where the whole school community came together as one, but the sun also shone brightly on our annual St Peter & St Paul Mass.
On Friday 15th June, a large group of Year 10 pupils went on a trip to visit Leeds University to give us an idea of what ‘Uni Life’ would be like.
I have been training at karate since I was three years old and have been training with The English Karate Academy since I was five.
On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th June, the Year 10 geography classes went on an essential trip for our GCSE studies.