I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents, carers and pupils for all their support since September. You have made making this school better so much easier by supporting all the things we are trying to do, whether it be improving teaching and learning in lessons or improving standards of uniform or raising expectations with pupils being ready to learn.
On a balmy summer’s night, an enthusiastic audience of family, friends and classmates gathered in the Gateacre theatre to enjoy a night of live music. The 2017 Gateacre Summer Concert featured performances from students in all year groups and a musically diverse programme took in everything from Mozart to Harry Styles via Ozzy Osbourne, Ed Sheeran and Leonard Bernstein!
The RS department took 40 students from years 7 and 8 to Delamere Forest last week. We reflected on who we are and where we're going but we also built dens, played games and generally took time to enjoy the beautiful world around us.
This week our Sports Leaders were involved in running a rounders competition to year 3, 4 & 5 at Childwall Valley Primary School. All students were an absolute credit to the school and once again did themselves proud. Lewis Abrams in particular had the best comment of the day, with two of his pupils asking if they could go home with him!!
Since May half term we begun work on the Garden, and as you can see we've managed to treat the ground, nature a clutch of robins, plant, grow and (almost) harvest our veg. We then made our own soup and had a taste test and staff and students agreed it was lovely! In order to keep the garden growing over summer we invite our students to come in and lend a hand of a Tues and Thurs 10-2 during summer, up until 17th Aug. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding: BBC news report about young people and mobile phones
You may have either seen on the news or read online from the BBC about a news report relating to children and young people’s use of mobiles in relation to sexting. The BBC report contained a lot of detail about some of the issues being dealt with by police nationwide.
Our most recent Drama showcase 'Flashbacks' took place last week and was the culmination of an amazing year of Drama work. We celebrated all of the events and productions that have taken place this year and offered snapshots into the work we do in lessons through live and recorded performances.
This week our Year 9 art students presented their ideas at FACT alongside Cardinal Heenan and West Derby High School. The standard of work was incredibly high and we are so please to announce that we were the overall winners for the I am Creative competition.
Year 10 GCSE Drama students were fortunate enough to experience a day with StageEd. Mike Southern, and ex cast member who played Sammy in the musical production 'Blood Brothers', ran a day of practical workshops. Students engaged in practical activities which resulted in them performing key moments of the play, which they are currently studying as a set text for their exam. They experienced being directed, working from a script, ensemble work, duologues and how to create believable and comedic roles.They also had a chance to learn more about the theatre industry and a career in performance. A thoroughly energetic and enjoyable experience was had by all.
Students had the opportunity to visit a local custody suite recently, all students were a credit to the school and behaved impeccably. It was a great experience for students to see what happens in this environment, they were even given the opportunity to spend some time in the cells, an experience they wont forget!