Headteacher's Blog 03-05-2019

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Over Easter we took a group of prefects to Lowbank Ground in the Lake District, the weekend was set to glorious weather and pupils experienced a range of activities designed to test stamina, problem solving and to give them the opportunity to bond as a team. Pupils got the chance to Kayak and Canoe on the open waters of the third largest lake in the Lake District before traversing through a river for a little ‘Rock Scramble’. The final day saw pupils dividing in to teams to construct the ultimate raft that would sail them around the jetty. I would like to thank all the prefects for their dedication and commitment to their roles over the last 12 months for which this trip was a reward, all pupils behaved immaculately and had I’m sure everyone enjoyed the trip.

Last week Year 10 took part in the 2019 Higher Education event at Winstanley College, our pupils joined nearly 300 pupils from other High Schools in the area to take part in the Aim Higher event. The day began with presentations about the journey to university beyond college and the success that students can achieve if they aim high. Then the students explored a 'Market Place' where over 70 universities were represented.  Students had a great time and found the event very useful as they start to think about their futures

Well done to Ben in Year 9, Ben featured on our facebook page this week for achieving full marks in every vocab test since the start of Year 9. This is an amazing achievement and a great recognition of his academic efforts!

On Tuesday Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Heyes took 3 pupils to Safety Central in Lymm where they took part in a range of interactive activities run by Cheshire Constabulary and Fire Service. They were invited to this event as a reward for being finalists in a competition launched by Cheshire Police to create a radio advert to highlight awareness of knife crime and out of 120 entries we are now amongst the top 15 finalists.

The visit involved pupils taking on a little roll play and they were able to experience  the booking in system at the station and what the cells are like, this later advanced to a full courtroom scene involving prosecution and sentencing!

The centre has an amazing “set” with a life-like house and a full street scene with railway station, road and a pond and was created by the team that designs and builds the Coronation Street Set!

Police officers quizzed them on the stop and search project and they learnt a lot of statistics about current knife crime and the affects it has on young people and their families.Pupils also learned about hazards around the home and were shown a re-enactment of a laptop catching fire on a bed and how the fire quickly developed and destroyed the room.

Voting for the finalists should be live soon and the school with the most votes will become the overall winner. To vote for GHS you can follow the link www.collaboratedigital.com/vote and vote for Golborne. We are the only school from Wigan to be a finalist so it would be great if we could go on and win it! I would welcome everyone’s support in voting for us.

 

We will soon be only one week away from the start of the GCSE exams, this is a very important time for Year 11 so to help them with their revision we are posting subject test questions on Facebook. Pupils can access the questions online and then check their answers with their subject teachers. https://www.facebook.com/GolborneHigh/

 

Congratulations to Natasha in Year 10 who is this weeks 'Prefect of the Week' and to all of our Achievers of the month, who have been identified by their Heads of House for excellent achievements, behaviour or acts of citizenship. The fantastic winners for April are:

Fonteyn House – Melissa (Y10),

Lennon House –Maia  (Y9),

Picasso House- Daisy (Y10),

Shakespeare House – Cameron (Y9),

Westwood House- Ellis (Y9),

 

 

Good news in sport, five of our Year 9 boys have recently been attending trials to play football for Wigan School Boys and I hear that all five of them have successfully been selected to represent and play for the town team. This is a great achievement and I am very proud of the dedication these pupils have put in over the last few months .A big congratulations go to:
Harvey, Luke,  Ryan, Logan, And Joe

 

On Tuesday the year 7 and 9 football teams travelled to Standish High School for their Wigan & Leigh KO Cup quarter final tie.  Both teams were successful and progress through to the semi-finals to play St Edmund Arrowsmith. The year 7’s won 1-0 with a last minute penalty scored by Captain Tom and the Year 9s dominated the game which went all the way to penalties after extra time.  Goal Keeper Harvey saved one and Luke scored the decisive spot kick. Well done boys.


 

Finally, our next Train to Teach drop in session is on Friday 10th May, if you are interested in starting a career in Teaching please get in touch, you can book now by clicking the link?? https://bit.ly/2HLRh1Y

 

 

 

 

 

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