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There are some very exiting events ahead in the final five weeks of the school year. They include: Respect Charter trips and activities day, Y10 Enterprise Day, Sports Awards Evening and Sports Day, Summer Balls for Y10, Y11 and Y13, Dance Fever, Mini-Masters Day, a Summer Music Concert, College Presentation Evenings and Challenge Day. I look forward to being able to share some of the experiences via the Blog. There are so many daily experiences that make up the life of the school and I hope that our Twitter feed is providing a flavour of these. We also have regular Blogs from pupils and students which feature a wide range of photographs and reports and I hope these have been proving interesting and informative. We will continue to reflect on how we are sharing the life of the school through our website.

This week some of our wonderful pupils graduated from the Children’s University, attending a ceremony at Edge Hill. Our Year 9 Band provided the musical entertainment for the event. It was a delight to be given such positive feedback about our pupils. My congratulations to all involved on their deserved success.

The Governing Bodies of the School and the Foundation Trust met this week. As ever, I remain enormously grateful for the commitment and effort of the Governors. A particular highlight was listening to a presentation on the work of the Sixth Form Project Team. This dedicated and enthusiastic group of students are leading the planning on how we intend to refurbish and develop the Sixth Form College to ensure that it is an inspiring environment for our hard-working students.

Another highlight this week was the review of the ongoing work in the Eco Garden. Mr Long and his fantastic team have created something very special. From the calming coppice to the incredible wildlife captured on the garden cameras, it is becoming a unique part of the school. It will be very exciting next month when we are able to have the artist Thompson Dagnall lead workshops that will culminate in one of his incredible sculptures being a centrepiece at the entrance to the Eco Garden.

It leads to me concluding this week’s Blog with the words of Marlee Matlin: “The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth”.

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