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West Lancs College Careers Fair -

Our young people in Year 9 attended West Lancashire College Interactive Careers Fair on Wednesday. This gave them the opportunity to speak to local employers from many different sectors such as NSG, NW Ambulance Service, the Special Constabulary, Beauty Therapy and Sports Therapy, university representatives and apprenticeship providers. Each stall provided an interactive activity to engage our students who got fully involved, making the most of the opportunity.

Parent Forum - 

Thank you to those parents who attended this week’s parents forum to discuss our approach to behaviour and ethos. Your input was extremely valuable and we will be doing something similar with representatives from the student body. Our next forum will take place on Wednesday 12th June at 6.30pm.

Shine showcase their talents for International Women’s Day - 

We are very proud of our 'Shine' students for their empowerment campaign and enterprise for International Womens' Day. Collectively students have created an inspiring exhibition displayed at the school entrance, highlighting the extraordinary influence of women throughout history, whilst celebrating the ‘Sheroes’ in their lives. This creative project involved upcycling, fine art, illustration and reflective writing activities. The project was preceded by an empowering trip to Edge Hill university and Liverpool, where students embraced magnificent views from a rooftop terrace following a beautiful afternoon tea at Oh Me Oh My and a 'power dressing' experience with the personal styling team at John Lewis. The talented team raised much needed funds for Shine through a raffle and bespoke hand-made gifts. The focus on self-esteem and well-being that is central to the Shine programme helps students to achieve their potential and in builds future aspirations. Thank you to all those involved, and to Mrs Coggins for her leadership.

Sporting news -

The Year 7 boys and girls teams competed really well in the Lancashire athletics competition against strong opposition, finishing in 8th & 9th positions respectively. However, the performance of the day came from the Year 8 girls who finished in silver medal position with some outstanding individual and team performances. Well done to all who competed.

Extra-curricular provision -

A full list of the extra-curricular opportunities for our students is now available in the 'Parent' section of our website.

'Be Ready' -

We are continuing to focus on ensuring all students are ready to learn: on time for lessons; properly equipped and smartly dressed. Thank you for your continued support. We are pleased that punctuality to lessons has started to improve (especially in Key Stage 3) and that the overwhelming majority of students are in full school uniform. We will notify you of issues when appropriate.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday, 2nd April
Able and Ambitious: University Challenge
Thursday, 4th April
Shine Show
Monday, 8th April
Easter Holiday
Tuesday, 23rd April
School re-opens
Wednesday, 24th April
Year 10 PPEs (inc 1 lesson for Science Year 11 WTM)
Thursday, 25th April
Year 10 PPEs
Monday, 29th April
BTEC ICT External Exam
Monday, 29th April
GCSE Art Exams
Monday, 29th April
Year 10 PPEs
Monday, 6th May
May Day Closure
Tuesday, 7th May
A Level Art Exams
Tuesday, 7th May
Year 10 PPEs

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