Posted on Friday 13th July 2018
The countdown to the end of term has started in earnest, and next week sees a whole host of activities as we prepare for the end of term on Tuesday 24th July. School finishes at 12.30pm on that day.
Next week, Year 10 will be completing work experience, and Years 7 to 9 will be completing “Can Do” activities in year groups on Wednesday to Friday. We also have Year 7 camp, trips to Prague and to Paris leaving school so it will be a hectic week of experiences.
We had a glorious day last Friday, with our annual Sports Day in school. You can view our sports day video here.
This week has also been an action packed week. On Monday, the Year 10 Sport Leaders were taken on a reward trip for all their hard work this academic year, helping out with extra curricular activities, sports days, and MU Foundation events. We took them for a stadium tour of Old Trafford followed by lunch at Hotel Football which is owned by the Class of 92. The students enjoyed their day, and their behaviour was exceptional throughout. On Thursday, the Year 9 Business Studies students completed their Manchester United Business Enterprise programme, by having a stadium tour of Old Trafford, and getting to see the different departments of Manchester United that they have learnt about in action. The students behaved very positively, with some members of the public commenting how well-mannered they were throughout.
On Thursday our Year 10 history students visited Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. The purpose of the visit was to extend our knowledge of the various medical developments that we have studied this year. Students engaged well and showcased their understanding in a very smelly and hands on class before then exploring the museum exhibits independently. Students were able to look at the work of various individuals, walk through the rather disgusting recreation of a 19th century street and get involved in the museum's interactive exhibit (including costumes). Students represented the school well on a really positive day.
Today we have celebrated excellent attendance, recognising the students and form tutors who have maintained high standards through the year. Our attendance initiative in school is shaped around a very topical football model and is the Attendance Champions League. Form groups gain points for winning their ‘fixture’ every week and our superstars for this academic year are 7N. Well done to all students in this form and to Mr Harrison, their form tutor. All students in 7N are invited to go to Hollywood Bowl on Monday as a reward. Mr Harrison has received a treat too. The year group forms with the highest points are 8N (Mr Babar), 9O (Mr Ryan) and 10R (the other Mr Ryan). All students have had breakfast this morning and form tutors have had a little something to take home.
We have also celebrated our forms with the highest attendance for the year. 7S (Mr Bateman) is the highest attending form in the whole school with 8N (Mr Babar), 9W (Mr McNulty and 10R (Mr Ryan) the highest in their year group. I am sure they enjoyed their breakfast this morning and again, a little staff treat for the weekend. We look forward to the league beginning again in September.
The final blog of this year will be delayed until our final day on 24th July. Much more information to come in that final blog …