Some excellent sporting performances this week have been a great reminder of how much the spirit of team work can drive forward shared success. We were particularly delighted with how well a group of Year 8 pupils represented the school on a sports activity related visit to Everton Football Club this week.
More exciting ICE activities this week have included: the Computer Science club getting a close-up look at PC components, Business Studies students engaging with the Stock Market, some incredibly inventive charity fund-raising ideas being shared, and hard-working music students preparing for music performances that take place next week and drama students giving examined performances that were the culmination of some intensive rehearsal and preparation. I know the staff who lead in this work are very proud of the students.
On Monday we will be welcoming senior citizens to our school for the 'Delights of December' Christmas party and concert that our Sixth Formers have organised for them. I hope it will be a wonderful festive treat and such reflects the importance of community for a school. Some additional places have now become available for this event. Please see today's email from the music department for further information.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the Year 11 Parents/Carers who attended the Parents’ Evening on Thursday. This is of course a crucial year for the Year 11 students and we are all working together to ensure that we maintain the balance of hard work to deliver earned success, alongside appropriate relaxation and enjoyment to provide well-being. So much is expected from our young people, quite rightly they expect much of themselves, and my personal view as a Headteacher is that I am proud of every student who gives of their best; no more can be asked.
Whether in the forth-coming: Duke of Edinburgh Award presentations, Winter Warmers Concert, Carol Services, Senior Presentation Evening or Year 8 Parents’ Evening, I look forward to seeing parents, carers and friends of the school in the coming weeks. A school is so much the stronger for the care that all have for it. Thank you for all you contribute to this.
I conclude the Blog this week with the words of Jessye Norman, the wonderful opera singer who I one Christmas had the pleasure of seeing in concert: “It takes a caring community to raise a child that will be a whole person and a contributing citizen”.