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Posted on 24th June 2016

In what has been a historic week for the country, our school has been celebrating the amazing talents of our students this week, with a wealth of experiences that have made me a very proud headteacher.  In our own EU Referendum yesterday, Werneth students voted to “Remain” in Europe, by 66% to 34%.  This focus on understanding democracy and our way of life is part of our curriculum in explaining “Fundamental British Values”.  With that in mind, we were keen this morning to explain to students how the result would impact on the immediate and longer term future for them and their country, and that was completed in form time using a presentation from Mrs Allen.

It’s been pleasing to see our Key Stage 3 students working diligently on their internal examinations this week, to test their progress this year.  Next week will be our Year 10 examination week.  Alongside this though have been a number of sporting and creative festivals over the week, embedding that sense of celebration in our students’ talents.

Tuesday was our annual School Sports Day. This year Sports Day had a really prestigious feel to it, as it was held at The National Indoor Athletics Arena at Sport City, Manchester. Over 600 pupils from Year 7, 8 and 9 took part in an amazing day in a variety of events including the 60m sprint, 200m, long jump, shot put and relays. All pupils performed outstandingly well and pushed themselves to the limit!   Many pupils commented on how exciting and challenging they found the day and what an inspirational day they had competing at a world class sporting facility.  I hope you can get a sense of the day when watching this short video of our students in action.

Tuesday also saw the final of Werneth’s Got Talent.  It was the first time I had attended the final, and an interesting experience watching the impersonations of our staff in the guise of judges …. Mrs Holden, Mr Mujagic, Miss Smith and Mrs Mood.  On the stage, we had 10 wonderful acts performing a range of talents …. from dance to musical instruments, vocal performances to magic.  Congratulations to all of our participants, each of whom received a prize.  However, our winners were Alana Poole and Freya Preston for their spectacular dance routine.

We have also welcomed a number of primary school students into school this week, with our Primary Showcase on Wednesday morning and our Junior Dance Leaders festival today.  It has been lovely to welcome them to the image theatre for what will be the last time before our move to our new facilities in the autumn.

Finally, we are exhibiting our year 11 artwork at a gallery in Stockport next week with all the other Stockport Schools.  It would be lovely if you could pop in and have a look. Our private view is on Thursday 30th which unfortunately is the night of the prom but it will be open all week.  The address is Market Place Studios, 18-19 Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1EU.

Next week we host a special Business and Enterprise event for some of our older students, in partnership with our Manchester United Foundation programme. We also have the Year 11 leavers’ ceremony and prom on Thursday.

Enjoy the weekend!

Andrew Conroy Headteacher

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