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…

Looking at Life after GCSEs

Where after GCSEs? This was the question posed to our Year 11 students by Paula Blackmore, Vice President of Birkenhead Sixth Form College, at a special assembly arranged by Ms Craven, Year 11 Progress Leader, today. Paula provided an A-Z of the courses they offer as well as a range of exciting new courses they…

Opening the Door to Apprenticeships

Thanks to organisers the Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub, we were given a performance of ‘Have You Heard About Apprenticeships?’ by the Open the Door Theatre in Education players. Ours was one of over 80 performances given throughout the region by this knowledgeable cast, giving students useful information, outlining the advantages of considering apprenticeships, and…

‘A Christmas Carol’

Providing a timely and seasonal opportunity for all our Year 11 students, Mrs Kenyon, Subject Leader – English, arranged for the Fred Theatre Company to come into school to perform Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. With familiar characters such as Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, the performance was a useful refresher as students study…

A ‘Stupendous’ Welcome for author Tom!

The moment author Tom Pollock arrived in school he was whisked up to the Learning Resource Base for a book-signing – and was given what he later described as a ‘stupendous’ welcome! Tom’s latest novel ‘White Rabbit, Red Wolf’ is described as a ‘shattering tale of murder, maths and the mind’ and its popularity has…