It's that time of year again – September, when the leaves begin to change and young people return to school to face the start of the new academic year - for some of us, however, this return to St Edmund Arrowsmith will be our last.
The sun should have been shining brighter today in Ashton in Makerfield, as the class of 2017 arrived to collect their long-awaited GCSE results.
On Wednesday 12th July, it was time for the annual event to mark the end of the Year 6 induction days: Let’s Sing! Pupils from our feeder schools who are coming to our school next year, joined in with the Year 7 Senior, Boys and Staff choirs from St Edmund Arrowsmith at Robin Park Arena.
The annual awards ceremony is a chance for the whole school to gather as one, to share and celebrate our pupils’ successes during the past year.
At the Sports Day field events held in June, an amazing three school records were broken! Aeden Hambleton in 8S threw the discus a stunning 29.55 metres, breaking the school record of 27.82 metres, which was set way back in 1983.
A few weeks ago an MFL Twitter competition started! We had to make a French or Spanish word out of food, or photograph something which represented France or Spain.
Wigan has a twin town in France called Angers. On Thursday, Year 10 French students were visited by the ambassadress from Angers, Noemie.
The PTA and staff were on nervous weather-watch in the week leading up to the Summer Fair. However, despite a little bit of ‘spitting’ earlier in the day, the weather co-operated and it was full steam ahead with the plans that had taken many months to come to fruition.
On Friday 23rd June, the History Department were visited by a group from the University of Lancaster who were here to listen to a presentation from our very own History Society on the link between the town of Ashton in Makerfield and the Boer War.
As you can see from the photos, the class of 2017 celebrated their five years at St Edmund Arrowsmith in style!