Week Beginning: Monday 20th October 2014
Congratulations and our thanks to Miss Hannett’s tutor group, 10LHA in Hoyle House for their excellent work over the week to raise £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support
They achieved this by holding activities each day, such as cake and book sales. Well done. Their work has inspired our Student Council to agree to support the charity as a whole school, throughout the rest of this term.
This week, Principal Jan Levenson has departed for China and we look forward to hearing all about Taicang Mingde Junior Middle School, with whom we are looking to form a partnership link. Miss Levenson arrived yesterday and we have already received a few photographs by e-mail.
Earlier this week we had feedback from Steenberg High School about their teacher, Tarryn Loxton’s, visit to Hilbre: ‘Tarryn came back and could not stop talking of her experience and the way in which she was treated. For this, our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Hilbre’.
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.
Sixth Form Girls 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. As they are naturally beautiful, they then managed to raise an amazing £150 in the first hour.
Our 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
Pictured here are members of 8WT during their Friday morning registration, as they Drop Everything And Read.
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