School News: Week Beginning Monday 10th March 2014
This week we have been pleased to welcome Cancer Research into our House assemblies to promote the collection of ‘bric-a-brac’ for their local charity shop.
It is great to see the vast majority of our Year 11 students focused and engaged in their preparation for the summer’s examination season. The raft of interventions including catch-up sessions, guided revision programmes, practice papers, GCSE podcasts and many others are really helping our students to prepare effectively. We are just in the process of compiling our Easter Revision class schedule which will also include ‘A’ Level sessions.
Finally, good luck to Eloise Nelson, Olivia Haslem and Ellener Lewis who are representing Hilbre in the North West regional final of the ‘Youth Speaks’ competition at the Catrin Finch Centre in Wrexham. We have been very proud of their performances and achievements to date and they are fantastic ambassadors for our school.
Sixth Form Trip to New York City!
Over half term a group of our Sixth Form students’ took the opportunity to visit New York.
This week's Literary Festival concluded with an award presentation. Alan Gibbons presented prizes to Mike Whiting, 6B our very first Hilbre Laureate and Amy Kelly, 10PI, Young Writer's Award. Congratulations to them both
GCSE Poetry Live!
Last Monday saw GCSE English Literature students take part in the Poetry Live conference at Manchester's Bridgwater Hall. Students experienced poets Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage, Grace Nichols, Imtiaz Dharker, John Agard and Gillian Clarke who talked students through their poetry interpretations and how they fit into the summer exams.
Monday 27th January:
Holocaust Memorial Day
A Stolen Future
We played, we laughed, we were loved. We were ripped from the arms of our parents and thrown into the fire. We were nothing more than children.
We had a future. We were going to be lawyers, rabbis, wives, teachers, mothers. We had dreams, then we had no hope.
We were taken away in the dead of night like cattle in cars, no air to breathe, smothering, crying, starving, dying, separated from the world, to be no more.
From the ashes, hear our plea, this atrocity to mankind cannot happen again. Remember us, for who we were, the children whose dreams and lives were stolen away forever.
By Millie Gallimore 8TH
Monday 27th January was...
Holocaust Memorial Day
Artwork by Hannah Hughes 8TH
Pictured here are members of 8WT during their Friday morning registration, as they Drop Everything And Read.
Well done to our winners of mini Ipads, all of whom have produced outstanding Independent Learning Projects.
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