Headteacher's Blog 15-11-19

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Welcome to this week’s Head Teacher’s Blog.

On Monday 11th November, the whole school fell silent for 2 minutes in remembrance of our fallen soldiers. When the clock struck 11, Mrs Hayes and Mr Chivers played an incredibly moving performance of ‘The Last Post’, which truly captured the respect throughout the whole school. It was fantastic to see a selection of our students wearing their cadet uniform with pride, standing alongside Mr Magill, MBE, our school's Safety and Facilities Manager, who previously served in the British Army for 26 years.

I am incredibly proud of all of our pupils and staff for being so respectful throughout the day. You can find our Remembrance Day video on our Facebook Page via this link: https://tinyurl.com/yxx86k8b

 

Earlier this week, Mr Browne organised for some of his Year 10 Computer Science students to visit the Youth Fed Security Operations Centre in Salford. During this incredibly informative session, students took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about cyber security and take part in a series of challenging activities.The students experienced a typical day in the life of a cyber-security operator. They conduced some live ‘cyber threat hunting’ and experienced cyber-attack simulations. The students also had to prepare and present a slideshow to promote the importance of cyber security to a group of professionals that are currently working in the industry. I am delighted to hear that the children displayed absolutely exemplary behaviour throughout the whole day. Well done Year 10!

Miss Williams’ Year 8 class have been working incredibly hard outside of school on their Science homework project this week. As part of their current Chemistry topic ‘The Periodic Table’, the students have completed a selection of creative tasks that display their knowledge of The Periodic Table so far. Miss Williams is delighted with the level of enthusiasm and effort that the students displayed whilst carrying out this task. Well done Year 8, keep up the good work!

 

Our amazing Year 7 Rugby team have done it again! Despite the incredibly poor weather conditions, last night our Year 7 Rugby team were victorious! The boys displayed an amazing amount of grit and determination throughout the entire match, beating Rainford High School 30-6. Well done boys! You represented the school fantastically!

On Wednesday night, we held the GCSE Presentation Evening for our former Year 11 pupils and their parents. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome back the class of 2019. The ceremony is recognition of the incredible results that our pupils achieved with the support of their parents and our fantastic and dedicated staff. We were honoured to welcome back two of our ex – pupils as guest speakers. Larner Wallace-Taylor and Amy Burns delivered inspirational speeches about their success since leaving Golborne High School. Both speakers emphasised how the time they had spent at Golborne High had not only inspired them to realise their ambitions but had also been an incredibly happy time in their lives. Their message to our former Year 11 pupils was both reassuring for them and inspirational.

The evening also featured a variety of musical and dance performances from a group of our immensely gifted students. I am always humbled by the quite extraordinary talent of our pupils and the fantastic performances which we now see on a regular basis.

As the evening ended all of our guests, parents and former pupils were very proud of the achievements that had been celebrated. Our Chair of Governors, Mrs. M. Byrne, ended with a closing speech in which she reminded our former pupils to hold on to the memories that they created here. She also let the pupils know that they will always remain part of the Golborne Family and that we remain here for them as a source of support throughout their futures.

 You can see the photographs from our annual Presentation Evening over on our Facebook page via this link: https://tinyurl.com/vskhb83

May I wish you a restful weekend.

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