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…

Making a Success out of a Setback

How often have we said to ourselves: ‘This is too hard’, instead of: ‘This may take some time and effort’? In their assembly today, our Year 8 students were asked by Mrs Fraser, Deputy Headteacher, to consider: ‘Have you a Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset?’ With the next two challenging minutes set aside to…

The Code of Success

Cyber Discovery, the landmark government-led competition aimed at attracting young people across the UK into rewarding cyber security careers, is revealing some hidden talent and inspiring some very clever code-breaking skills! Successfully completing the initial phase of the training programme are four students – Lauren and Lily (Year 9), pictured here, and Keira and Eleanor…

We ‘R’ as ‘1’ at Basketball!

Congratulations to Forms 7R1 and 8R1, who are the Year 7 and year 8 Inter-form Basketball winners. Pictured here are Ashlynne, Bethan and Ciara from the Year 7 squad and Faye, Phoebe, Asma, Jessica, Ella-Louise, Ruby and Taylar from the Year 8 team. We still have the Year 9 competition to look forward to, taking…

Ciara’s our Regional Champion Chef!

It has been an amazing journey for Year 10 student Ciara – having first won her school heats, then the local finals, she has now been crowned North West Regional winner of the Springboard FutureChef Competition, held last week at the Manchester College. In addition to gaining this prestigious title, Ciara was also awarded a…

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…