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Teaching and learning is at the heart of a school’s mission and at Ormskirk we are committed to our students experiencing such in ways that inspire, challenge and engage; our mantra of ICE. This week examples have included: network topologies in computer science, clay sculptures and face painting, flower dissection, news articles, Titanic presentations, and the performance of Elgar ahead of this summer’s concert celebrating ‘Great Composers’. All also work hard towards exams and assessment and this week: 300 hours of Mathswatch revision by Y11 pupils, Art coursework completion and product presentation in Hospitality and Catering, have been positive examples of such.

Exam season is upon us and we have published the timetable on our website. I am very proud of our determined and committed pupils. It is clearly a stressful time and I would reiterate the importance of the pupils eating, exercising and sleeping well; taking time for their health and well-being and ensuring that they draw on the support around them as and when needed.

Next week will have a dramatic theme as on Tuesday the powerful production of ‘Chelsea’s Choice’ will be performed in school and on Thursday we have a Spanish Theatre performance. Such opportunities enrich and enhance the curriculum and I am grateful to the staff who have co-ordinated these.

Another highlight of next week will be our PE Presentation Award Evening being hosted at Hurlston Golf Club on Thursday evening. It is always a very special event and I will report on this in next week’s Blog.

This week the Headteacher Commendation and Medal awards broke through the 200 mark, securing £200 for Cancer Research UK.  It is always a privilege for me to meet with pupils and recognise their achievements and successes. I am always so energised by the positive and uplifting attitude of our hard-working pupils. Thus, I conclude this week’s Blog with the words of Wade Boggs: “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.”

I hope that everyone enjoys this Bank Holiday weekend.

Best wishes

Mr Kerridge.

Dates for your diary

Monday, 28th May
Bank Holiday: Spring
Monday, 28th May
Half Term Break
Friday, 8th June
FOOS Quiz Night
Wednesday, 13th June
STEM Workshop
Thursday, 14th June
Parent Forum 3
Friday, 15th June
Year 8 College Sports
Thursday, 21st June
College Presentation Evening
Thursday, 21st June
College Presentation Evening
Monday, 25th June
HE Parent Information Evening
Monday, 25th June
Year 12 Futures Day
Tuesday, 26th June
PE Presentation Evening
Wednesday, 27th June
Year 12 Information Evening

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