Week Beginning: Monday 30th November
This week we celebrated the many achievements of our students at our annual Prize Giving Evening at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton. It was simply stunning to see nearly 300 students take part in the evening. Prizes were awarded for attainment, endeavour, attendance and subject achievement at GCSE, AS, A and BTEC level. There were Form prizes, House awards, Contribution to School Life, Effort awards and Work Experience and Duke of Edinburgh prizes. There were also Progress awards to show how much value Hilbre adds to the achievements of its students. The evening was interspersed with the most amazing performances from our students that were simply breath-taking. Year 13 students performed the ‘Little Black Submarine’; there was a Year 10 dance performance of ‘Memoratus in Aeternum’; an amazing solo performance by Alice Carlile singing ‘The Letter’ from Billy Elliott; a reprise of 3 scenes from the recent production of ‘The Boy in the Dress’; a Year 11 dance inspired by the ‘Nutcracker’ and rounded off by the school band performing ‘Valerie’. Mr Bellamy says, "I was proud of every prize winner and every performer on stage." He would like to make special mention of four students who were awarded our top prizes for their contribution to school life: Amber Bannon, Joshua Mackenzie, Jacob Thierry-Simpson and Jaz Farnworth and to thank to Staff, Parents and Governors for all they do.
It was a delight on Remembrance Day to see some of our students in school wearing their cadets uniform and showing such respect on such an important occasion.
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze on Practice Trip
Congratulations to the Bronze Group ‘A’ who walked around Cheshire for their practice expedition. Although most groups got lost at some point, and many had tired legs or blisters, the expedition was a great success and has prepared them for their final assessment on 27th June.
Supporting Sophie's Choice Campaign
Following the tragic death of Wirral teenager Sophie Jones and the make-up free 'selfies' that thousands have taken part in via social networking sites, the Sixth Form girls were inspired to come into school without an ounce of make up on. they managed to raise an amazing £150 in the first hour.
Pictured here are members of 8WT during their Friday morning registration, as they Drop Everything And Read.