Headteacher's Blog 21/11/19

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Head teacher’s Blog 21-11-19

It has been another very busy week here at Golborne High School.

Our Eco Club have spent lots of time after school planting a selection of saplings. The Saplings will eventually grow into a range of different trees to add to our ever growing Wetland area. The children wrapped up warm, braved the treacherous weather conditions and worked incredibly hard digging and planting. Well done everybody! Keep up the good work!

I would like to say thank you to Miss Hillidge, Mrs Gavin, Mr Taylor and Mr Gaskell for braving the cold, and giving up their time to lend a hand!

 

I am delighted with the fntastic effort from all of our pupils who continue to attend Homework Support Club which runs on Monday to Thursday, after school in the Library.

Our amazing Intervention Managers are on hand every evening to help support the pupils who wish to attend. All pupils have access to computers and a quiet working space for them to complete their homework in. It is so lovely to see such a large amount of students embracing this fantastic idea! Well done every one!

 

It has been an incredibly successful week for sport here at Golborne High school. Once again, Our Y7 Rugby team are victorious! 

I am extremely proud to announce that on Tuesday, our Year 7 boys managed to win their third and final fixture vs Bridgewater High School in the North West Counties Competition, making them the overall winners of Pool B. The pitch conditions were much drier and firmer this week, which allowed the boys to play to their full ability, going on to win 39-6. I am delighted with the level of sportsmanship and enthusiasm that the boys displayed during the competition. Congratulations, boys! You represented the school extremely well!

I would also like to say a big thank you to Mr. Liku on behalf of the team, for giving up so much time to train with the boys, they couldn’t have done it without your help!

Yesterday, Mr Elwood's Year 9 Geography class spent their lesson annotating balloons to aid their understanding of global air circulation. They used the information gathered in this activity to explain different climates around the world in much more depth. Mr Elwood said that his class worked very well on this task - and even managed not to pop any of their balloons! Well done, Year 9!

 

Today, Miss Barlow has arranged for some of her students to attend a Crtive Writing Workshop at the John Ryland’s Library, in Manchester.

The workshop aims to use the beautiful architecture of the library’s building as inspiration for creative writing. The students have enjoyed adopting new literary techniques, used by professional writers, to create a bank of descriptions that they will be sure to use in their work at back at school.

They have also spent time learning how to craft realistic characters, and create an atmospheric piece of writing. The workshop has provided the children with a unique opportunity to explore the world of Gothic literature, and has been an excellent chance for the children to experience English in a wider context.

I am so impressed with the exemplary behaviour that the children displayed throughout the trip. Well done everybody, you have represented the school incredibly well!

 

May I remind you, that as per the school calendar, tomorrow (Friday 22nd November) is a Staff Training Day. Therefore the school will be closed to all pupils.

I wish you a lovely weekend.

 

 

 

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