On Thursday 16th November we were invited to choreograph a piece for the theme 'Made in Britain' for the Lancashire Schools Dance Festival.
We performed our piece The Railway Revolution' which the students had worked incredibly hard to perfect. It saw the students dancing an energetic dance to Woodchilds Run Boy Run.
The dance got superb reviews and was also commented as being the 'best of the night' by some.
September in schools is a wonderful time of year - fresh from the celebration of examination success we welcome our new students into Year 7 and resume our passion for learning from the very first day of term. Many of you will know that we have been doing a great deal to ensure that we have an environment in the classroom that is the best it can be for learning.
Our expectations include:
With all things in life however, the importance is with the impact that we are having and I have been delighted to both see this so evident in classrooms and hear about it from students. A young man in Year 9 told me, “the clear noise levels have meant that I have to think much harder now” while a girl in Year 7 has told me “I like no hands up, but it does mean that I really have to listen hard to everything in case I am picked by the teacher!”.
Our big focus for this year in our teaching is going to be ensuring that all students are challenged and that all students are having to think hard in lessons.
As ever the challenge to our students is simple, be the best you can be…
On Monday 18th September 2017, we were lucky enough to host a Tomorrow’s Engineering ‘Energy Quest Workshop’ which was run by a STEM expert.
The event was packed with hands-on activities, careers information and stories from real engineers in energy.
We had 2 groups of Year 8 students who enthusiastically got involved in the challenges. The students behaved impeccably and were a credit to the school.