Hannah helps launch National Careers Week

We had a special guest to start National Careers Week when former student Hannah Williams visited school. Hannah participated in a Question and Answer session during the Year 11 assembly and left everyone impressed with her many achievements since leaving Prenton almost 4 years ago. Following two years at Birkenhead 6th Form College, Hannah successfully…

Parenting in Today’s World

Parents having up-to-date knowledge is a key factor in identifying issues and protecting our young people – on drugs and current drug trends, alcohol, and mental health issues. Thanks to Patric Rogers, Health Services in Schools Co-ordinator, and Jackie Leasor, Health Services in Schools Youth Worker attached to our school (pictured here), who came in…

We’re Poets – and We Know it!

There was a nice surprise for our Year 7 students when poet Charles Lea from ‘Read Now, Write Now’ arrived in school – with a box of books that they had helped to write! Charles, and his colleague Martin Beyst, worked with them last term to study Wilfred Owen’s famous poem: ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’…

A Big Welcome for Simon

Many thanks to author Simon James Green who visited school yesterday. Following a busy lunchtime book-signing in the Learning Resource Base, Simon treated his audiences of Year 8 and Year 9 students to an informative and stimulating talk in the Main Hall. We were all left smiling at his series of amusing real-life anecdotes that…

Author Tim Highlights Plight of the Rhino

Did you know that the collective noun for rhinos is a ‘crash’ and that they can reach speeds of up to 30 mph? Helping us to understand more about these wonderful animals was author Tim Moxley, who joined us so we could learn more about his passion – the rhinoceros, or chubby unicorns as he…

Understanding ADHD

What exactly is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and how can we help the children who struggle with ADHD? A day’s workshop organised by Mrs McGarry, Head of Learning Support, gave parents whose children have been diagnosed with, or being assessed for, ADHD gain a fuller understanding of how a basic imbalance in the chemistry of…