A busy half-term of activity
Halfway through the Autumn term already!
I’d like to highlight just a few of the many opportunities and activities our students and staff have been involved in.
On our results’ days in August we were delighted to celebrate our GCSE and A level results with students, staff and parents. There were some superb achievements in terms of grades and also valued added progress, and I would like to congratulate all of our students and staff for their accomplishments.
On 26 September we held our Open Evening which was very well received. We welcomed several hundred visitors who were treated to a wide range of exciting activities, and received many glowing emails and comments about how much everyone enjoyed the evening and, in particular, how impressed they were by our wonderful student helpers and guides.
Our new Year 7 students are settling in well and we have received some excellent feedback from parents/carers at our transition evening on 21 October, when parents had an opportunity to meet their child’s form tutor.
Geographers in year 10 and the sixth form, as well as our Eco School Action Team, were treated to a talk by Dr MacFadyen who spoke about Greenpeace and in particular their work on protecting our environment. Next half term a group of year 10 students will also be attending a climate change meeting with our local council, which promises to be extremely interesting and highly relevant.
We also hosted a most interesting debating competition between our sixth form students and a group of visiting Italian students, who experienced their first debate in English. The debate went very well and was enjoyed by all who took part and is an example of international collaboration at its best.
Finally we have had the wonderful opportunity to watch our multi-talented students performing Blood Brothers, which is the first play we have produced for some time and was a departure from our more usual musical theatre productions. It was a great success and the students were amazing, both cast and crew. Of course I must also commend our wonderful staff for giving up their time and the parents/carers and families of our students for their outstanding support as always.
I would like to wish you all a very happy and safe half term holiday and I look forward to working with you again in November.