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A day in celebration of Hispanic culture was one of this week’s highlights. We enjoyed: the performance of a Spanish play, the opportunity to indulge in Spanish food, listen to Spanish radio and learn some Salsa. It was a wonderful reminder that learning another language is also about the engagement we have with culture, history, arts and much more in the way we develop an understanding of the richness of the world around us and the ability to communicate across the globe in the true spirit of respect and shared humanity.

Our inspirational girls U13 cricketers excelled themselves at Lords, finishing third in the national finals on Tuesday. Over 800 teams entered the competition, which emphasises their achievement. We are very proud of the team and you can see some of the key moments listed on our Twitter feed.

More inspiration was delivered on Wednesday by the talented musicians who delighted the audience at the Young Musicians’ Concert. From performances on: piano, violin, treble recorder, clarinet, flute, drums, keyboard and guitar, through to some wonderful vocal performances including a song composed by the pupil themselves; it was a memorable evening and a chance to award a range of certificates from external examinations and success in competitions.

The Friends of Ormskirk School (FOOS) quiz was a very well supported event, thank you to everyone who attended and especially to those who organised the event. It was great fun and raised over £560 for the school. Please remember that there is an open invitation to all to play a role in FOOS.

Examination season starts in earnest on Monday. Everyone across the school wishes all those taking exams the very best of luck. Pupils and students have been working incredibly hard, revising and practising and I hope that all of their efforts are rewarded over the summer.

On Thursday 18th May, the school is hosting ‘SHINE around the world’, a superb fashion show event, featuring musical performances and exhibitions, led by some of our amazing pupils which will not only be great entertainment but is raising money for the charity Core UK. You are all warmly invited.

I conclude this week’s Blog with the words of Paulo Coelho: “Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.”

Best wishes

Mr Kerridge.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday, 27th June
Able & Ambitious Challenge Day
Thursday, 29th June
Year 12 Higher Education Day
Thursday, 29th June
College Presentation Evening
Monday, 3rd July
Year 11 Leavers' Assembly
Tuesday, 4th July
Year 12 Higher Education Information Evening
Wednesday, 5th July
Year 7 Maths Road Show
Wednesday, 5th July
Dance Fever
Friday, 7th July
Year 7 China Day
Tuesday, 11th July
Summer Concert
Thursday, 13th July
College Presentation Evening
Monday, 17th July
Able and Ambitious Day
Thursday, 20th July
Challenge Day