News and Events - March 2020

World Book Day 2020

Our students and staff have had a great week in school celebrating World Book Day with lots of fun activities going on to remind everyone of both the value and the fun side of reading.

World Book Day 2020

Our Reading Tree – A cherry blossom tree has been displayed all week in our main reception area and lots of our students have helped this tree to blossom with all their most recent or favourite reading books written on the flowers and hung on the tree. Six lucky students were chosen at random by Mr Grieves and awarded prizes for their entries on our reading tree:

Annabelle Jenkins, Fleur Goswell, Charlotte Berry, Evie Wilde, Faye Brocklehurst & George Jacobs.

Tutor group Who’s Reading Quiz – Our students enjoyed guessing which member of staff was hidden behind their reading books in a fun activity reinforcing the message that all our members of staff value and promote the importance of reading. Well done the following tutor groups who won prizes

1st Prize – MHH
2nd Prize – AKE
Joint 3rd prize - SDN, PWY, CWD, DSS, NMZ

Booky Lucky Dip – Thanks to the huge number of donations of pre-loved and very well cared for books from our students and parents, we were able to offer our students the chance to take part in a Lucky Booky Dip in the school library. Over 200 books were wrapped up and snapped up by our eager students in just two days!

The Big Quiz - Over 80 students gave up their lunchtime to take part in a big book quiz at lunchtime in the library. Congratulations to the following teams who won prizes on the day:

1st Prize The Half Chicken Baguettes: Alice Dobson, Sophie Clayton, Miss Woolley and Mrs Hobson.

Joint 2nd Prize The Dumb Smarts: Joe Shaw Elijah Mannion, Sarah Rodgers and Charlie Neeves Team OWO: Lilly Cartwright, Joshua Lever, Tess Green and Callum Rodgers.

The prize for the best team name - The Tequila Mockingbirds – Nathan Cross, Ben Glaysher, Oliver Daffy and Charlie Wong.

Reading Matters World Book Day Book Sale: On Friday we ended our week of celebrations by making it as easy as possible for all our students to get their hands on a brand new free book by holding a book sale in the library at lunchtime. Our students could come along to trade in their free World Book vouchers for one of the selection of World Book Day titles. Thank you to Reading Matters Bookshop in Chapel-en-le-Frith for supporting our school by carrying out this book sale for our students.

GCSE drama theatre trip ‘Everyone’s Talking About Jamie’

GCSE drama theatre trip

GCSE drama students from years 10 and 11 were lucky enough to see the West End hit on tour at the Sheffield Lyceum. In preparation for their written exam students have to see a live theatre performance and evaluate the performance or design skills used.

The show follows the true-life story of 16 year old Jamie New, who dreams of being accepted as a drag queen. The show has a life-affirming, feel-good factor along with modern stylish street dance choreography, outrageous scenes and a funky, yet heart-warming score.

Many of the students had been listening to the score in anticipation of the trip and were wowed by the live performance. It was a fantastic trip enjoyed by all.

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