Blog #3 – wc 27/09/2021
Well, I’m pleased to say that we have another busy and successful week under our belts.
I am really conscious that there are a few students who are at home having tested positive for Covid. However, because of the changes to the advice on contacts, the impact on the whole school has, thankfully, been kept to a minimum.
If you are one of those students who is at home, whether that is as a result of Covid or any other minor ailment, unless you are really poorly, please access learning as normal via Google Classroom. These will not be live lessons in the same way as they were during lockdown, rather, you will find resources that support the work that is still going in the classroom, tasks and links to useful websites. These resources are there to ensure that you don’t fall too far behind because of absence.
Coffee Morning – Monday 11th October Year 7 Parents
Join us for an informal Coffee Morning for the parents & carers of Year 7 students. This event will take place on Monday 11th October from 9:30 - 10:30am to celebrate your child’s welcome to Blacon High School. Click the link to register: ow.ly/kqSA50GmJHg
Blacon High School supports Teacher Training
On 30th November, we were delighted to have a visit from Professor James Holt and this year’s cohort of ITT RE Teachers from the University of Chester. The group worked with two of our Year 7 classes who were exceptional in each session. Focusing on Religion in the UK, our students considered changes in religious affiliation and began to consider the census data from 2001 and 2011. Finishing with an excellent quiz and a well thought discussion about what we expect to see when the 2021 census data is released next year, the students were provided with a fantastic opportunity to express their views on religion in society.
A huge thank you to James and the University of Chester for coming in to see us, it was great to see so many students enjoying your lessons.
‘Blood Brothers’ Trip to the Storyhouse
'Did you ever hear the story of the Johnstone twins?' Well, students from Years 10 and 11 saw the whole story play out in front of their eyes at The Storyhouse Theatre on Wednesday 29th February when they went to see Willy Russell's amazing musical: ‘Blood Brothers.’ After such a long time of not being able to go on school trips, it was a real treat to be able to visit the theatre. Students study the play for GCSE so this was a fantastic opportunity to consolidate their understanding of the text.
At the closing curtain, the actors were met with a standing ovation from the entire audience and our young theatre goers were amazed at how well the story came to life on stage. One of our students said: 'I've never been to the theatre before, but I'll definitely go again because it's been the highlight of our school year so far!'
Anyone who missed out this time can sign up to the next Blood Brothers trip in February 2022.
Please support ‘Hello Yellow’ on Friday 8th October. For a small donation of 50p, students are invited to wear a yellow accessory as a colourful addition to their uniform.
During the day, there will be a number of fund-raising activities to support @youngminds.org, who work tirelessly to support the mental health of young people.
Please follow the link below for ideas to support this fantastic cause.
KS3 DISCO NIGHT: Wednesday 20th October 5-7PM Tickets £3 and are available on Parent Pay now.
It’s not just the plants that our growing, it’s our numbers as each week, more and more students are joining our Gardening Club.
Please keep supporting us when you shop at Morrisons with their ‘Good to Grow’ Scheme
Remember that for every £10 spent in store or online, you’ll get one Grow Token that your local school can then redeem for a wide range of gardening and growing equipment.
The return of the breakfast bagel!
Yes, that’s right! Coming to a Diner near you!
From Monday 4th October, you will find a selection of bagels in the Diner in our Breakfast Club. Remember, all of our breakfast food is completely FREE, to help set you up for the school day.
The atmosphere in school is great at the moment; there is a really positive buzz about the place.
Remember that, we are doing our very best to keep everything as close to normal as possible but, as always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help, advice or support.
Have a great weekend.