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Posted on 22nd April 2016
It’s not only our Year 11s who have been looking towards their future this week…..
10 of our year 7 students were given the opportunity to visit Manchester University as part of the Gateway project on Wednesday. They were given a tour and overview of what University life has to offer and they all took part in some activities throughout the day. The students were given the opportunity to hold a question and answer session with current Degree and Masters students. All of our students enjoyed their day greatly and asked some fantastic questions: they modeled excellent behaviour and the University staff commented positively on our students at the end of the day. Well done to all concerned!
Also on Wednesday, Miss N Smith organised and invited 60 Year 7 and 8 pupils to take part in Learning workshops with the UK's leading company "Learning Performance UK".
The first workshop focused on improving communication and teamwork skills, increasing motivation towards school work and the importance of listening skills. The second workshop focused on helping the pupils understand how their brain works and the ways in which they learn best. Pupils were trained in memory techniques and revision strategies to help them with their end of year exams next term. All pupils rated the workshop as either good or excellent and said that they now feel more confident attempting tough tasks in their lessons. Here's what some other pupils had to say: "The workshop was really good and it really helped me learn new revision techniques." Olivia Holme, Y7. Ginervra D'Agostino in Y8 said "I've learnt that rhyming helps me to learn." Finally, Jess Proctor, Y8 said "I will revise for tests using methods I learnt today."
All pupils gave 100% effort and showed the skills of an effective Werneth learner. A special shout out to Daniel Curr and Jaden Lomax-Summers in Y8 who designed and performed a dance and a drama piece to the group! An amazing effort.
This week saw the finale of 30 years of GCSE dance celebrations in Image Theatre before our move to the new build. 34 year 11 students showcased a variety of work demonstrating their choreographic skills. Themes ranged from “memoirs to farewells”, “holocaust and refugees”, “The Russian sleep experiment” and “Molecules and Mechanics”, to name a few. We would like to thank all the performers involved and wish all of the Dance students the very best of luck in their examinations. It was a wonderful celebration of hard work, talent and was inspirational to watch. Well done to everyone involved.
REMINDER: If your child is ill, please remember to ring into school to report their absence by 8.30am and follow this up with a note in their planner when they return.
REMINDER: All parents should have received a letter home today, providing some details about our new building. View the Letter here.
School returns on TUESDAY. Enjoy your bank holiday weekend.
Andrew Conroy Headteacher
Werneth School puts the child at the heart of its work. We are a creative community which promotes excellence and well-being. Through instilling mutual respect and tolerance, we aim to achieve a caring environment based on an empathetic understanding of the needs of others. Truly inclusive, we support all learners to achieve their potential by encouraging them to take responsibility for their own achievements through becoming independent and resilient and by teaching them the processes of effective learning.
A listening school in which learner voice matters, high expectations of achievement and progress are expected through teamwork, collaboration and an unerring belief that all can achieve. Whilst providing a broad and balanced curriculum based on learner choice, we promote a wide range of extra-curricular experiences and actively encourage learner participation. We aspire to prepare all our learners for an ever changing world through instilling employability skills and citizenship.
Andrew Conroy Headteacher
PARENTS' DROP-IN SESSIONS
We now offer a Parent/Carer drop in session.
You are welcome to drop in school
Tuesday mornings 9.00am - 10.00am
This is open to all Parents/Carers if you have any concerns or would like to discuss anything about your child with a member of our staff.
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Spring Term 1
Monday 4th January 2016 - Friday 12th February 2016
Half Term Holiday
Monday 15th February 2016 - Friday 19th February 2016
Spring Term 2
Monday 22nd February 2016 - Friday 1st April 2016
Monday 4th April 2016 - Friday 15th April 2016
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Monday 18th April 2016 - Friday 27th May 2016
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Monday 30th May 2016 - Friday 3rd June 2016
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