We landed in Johannesburg at 9.00am on Friday 5th April, having spent Thursday night in the air, doing our best to get some sleep during the 13 hour flight! Have you ever tried sleeping sitting up? We found it is almost impossible to sleep for longer than 20 minutes at a time.
It was fantastic to welcome back to the school three of our former pupils who have gone on to play starring roles for their clubs and country in rugby league. Oliver Gildart, Joe Burgess and Luke Thompson.
Former pupil Daniel Atherton has signed a professional contract with Liverpool FC.
It’s nice to celebrate something so positive on such a horrible, wet and dark day. One of our Year 10 pupils, Lucy Arnold in 10L, has recently achieved great success in the Swedish Taekwondo and Kick Boxing Championships 2018.
Today, the Year 6 pupils from the local primary schools came to St Edmund Arrowsmith to get involved with the UKMT maths challenge.
On 8th November, the former Year 11 students who left school last year gathered together for the annual certificate evening, to collect the certificates they had earned for recognition of their amazing efforts in their GCSEs.
I was really looking forward to attending the Ecumenical Service, celebrated at St Oswald’s Catholic church. Year 7 pupils from both St Edmund Arrowsmith and The Byrchall High School joined together to celebrate their gifts and talents as they begin their five-year journey at secondary school.
The FIFA under 20’s Women’s World Cup took place this summer in France. Our former Head Girl (2015), Megan Finnigan, played for England in this very prestigious tournament and came away with a FIFA World Cup bronze medal!
Thursday 1st November marked All Saints Day. As a school, in honour of this feast, we celebrated Mass at 3:15 in the main hall.
Eddie’s annual Year 8 Spelling Bee was fiercely contested on Thursday 18th October 2018 and saw the usual high standard of super spellers taking to the mic. to try and win glory for their houses
On Friday 28th September, the whole of Year 7 gathered together to celebrate starting their journey at St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School with their Y7 Welcome Mass.
It was great to see Eoin McMahon, who left in 2017, call into school to chat about his success in handball over the summer. Eoin represented Ireland at the European Championships held in Austria in August 2018!