Blog #6 – w/c 8/11/21
Wow. What a busy week it has been.
The school seems to get livelier by the day as the massive range of extra-curricular clubs, activities and opportunities for celebration continues to grow.
Year 8 Coffee Morning
It was great to meet with parents and carers of our Year 8 students at our Coffee Morning on Tuesday. It was another opportunity to share some key messages, before taking the time to have an informal chat over a cup of coffee and a croissant.
We are very conscious that, because of the impact of Covid, many parents have not had the opportunity to join us in school so events like this are really important. We know that regular communication via open dialogue is key to underpinning progress for your children. It gives us an opportunity to react and respond to any issues that parents may have really quickly. Also, the very valuable feedback that you share enables us to continue to look at all areas of practice in school and identify areas for development.
We will be inviting the parents and carers of Year 9s in to school in the next few weeks so look out for your invitation.
Blacon High School Remembrance Event
Like most schools up and down the country, each year Blacon High School is proud to honour all of those who gave their lives so selflessly in war, so the rest of us can continue to live in peace.
The morning started with all tutor groups planting a cross in the flower bed at the front of the school. Students signed their names and left notes of remembrance on each cross. Meanwhile, in the school Diner, a waterfall of poppies, each carrying a personal message, cascaded over the balcony; these are lovely acts of respect.
At 10.45am, Headteacher Rachel Hudson hosted an assembly for Key Stage 3 students in the Hall. We are unable to accommodate the whole school in to the Hall at once, so the assembly was live-streamed to the rest of the school community. There were a selection of appropriate readings and poems delivered by students from Years 7 and 11. Then, cadets from our Combined Cadet Force (CCF) laid a poppy wreath at the foot of our remembrance statue.
The assembly closed with two minutes silence at 11.00am, and the last post, which was played brilliantly by a member of the Cheshire Wind Band; a very moving tribute.
Christmas Fayre 2021
Definitely one for the diary.
Please gather your friends and family and join us for some early Christmas cheer at our Christmas Fayre & Market on Saturday 11th December.
It’s guaranteed to be packed full of fantastic stalls and activities, and it's an opportunity to grab a few early Christmas presents and stocking fillers.
Ho Ho Ho
A little treat
We love any excuse for a celebration and it’s lovely to take time to reward students. Each week, Mrs Beyer hosts a lucky group who join her for hot chocolate during tutor time.
Today, over thirty students from Years 7 and 8 were invited to the diner for a Friday treat. They were nominated by teachers for their outstanding contributions during lessons.
Mr Sabri also nominated his football team as, not only have they progressed to the next round of the National Cup, they are also being positive ambassadors for the school and modelling the standard of behaviour expected from the rest of the year group.
Well done to everyone!
As another very busy week draws to a close, keep an eye on the school website, ParentPay and social media as we share the dates and times for lots of events that will be happening before the end of term.
Have a great weekend