Posted on Friday 8th December 2017
I have mentioned a number of times that attendance is a key priority for our school. We are keen to recognise those students who are here every day regardless of the challenges that some of them face in achieving this and we have on-going rewards throughout the year to celebrate their success. December is a particularly difficult time of year with the cold, dark mornings. With that in mind, we have introduced this week our 12 days of Christmas Attendance initiative, to recognise all of our students who attend for the 12 days before the last day of term. A draw will be held on the last day of term, Thursday 21st December, to win a number of prizes. Thank you for supporting good attendance at Werneth School. This is key to students' achievement and success in their future life. View our attendance poster here.
On Friday 1st December a group of 30 Year 10 Photography students took part in a work shop with award winning Photographer Paul Wolfgang. Students worked around the theme of 7 Deadly Sins. Students also had an opportunity to work with Media and Make up artists to create effective and eye catching make up. They also had a master class session with Paul Wolfgang on how to light an effective photograph and work in a studio based environment. Each students also had an opportunity to work with SLR cameras and created various location shots around school. These photographs will now be used to develop their photo shop skills and create a portfolio for their Year 10 coursework.
Being trained in CPR and First Aid can be invaluable when someone is in serious medical distress. ... Knowing what to do in an emergency medical situation can mean the difference between life and death. A group of students in Year 11 have recently completed a Basic First Aid Course and enjoyed learning how to respond to emergency situations. Topics covered included Recovery Position, CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator) training, bandaging and how to treat Burns and Scalds. Not only is learning First Aid an important life skill, it’s also a highly desirable work skill. Well done to the Group who passed their final assessment.
Our Werneth Christmas Concert took place on Wednesday evening at school. It was packed full of Christmassy tunes to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. The concert featured our Senior Band, a variety of ensembles and our year 7 and 8 singing group 'Seventh Octave'. A special mention goes to our soloists of the evening; James Cooper, Harry Ainsworth, Harvey Hudson, Decland Day, Leah Nagler, Amelia Wilkinson, Amy Whitehouse and Lauren Green who all performed excellently in front of a large audience. Special thanks to Alex Bracegirdle in Year 7 who confidently compered the evening.
Book of Excellence Winners this week – congratulations to all of our winners this week:
Year 7 - Jamie Raeburn, for excellence in English
Year 8 - Ethan Ditcher, for excellence in Food Tech
Year 9 - Mia Green, for excellence in Dance
Year 10 - Josh Taylor, for excellence in English
Year 11 - Jack Brennan, for excellence in Maths
Finally, a reminder that school will finish at 12pm on Thursday 21st December 2017. Buses have been arranged and students who are provided with free school meals will be able to collect a grab bag if required. We return to school on Monday 8th January at 8.40am.
Have a good weekend.