Blog w/c 20/06 22
Well, the time seems to be speeding away from us and we find ourselves halfway through the final half-term of the academic year already. I think we have all enjoyed the sun this week although, according to the weather forecast, next week we’ll see a return to cooler weather and a lot of rain.
So, what has been happening in school????
The Year 11s finally put their pens down after their last GCSE, which was Physics, on Thursday 23rd June following what has been a very extended exam period. It is always a day of mixed emotions. Every year without fail, at some point, students say they can’t wait to leave, but when the last day finally arrives, there is always a sea of sad faces and plenty of tears to go along with the smiles.
After the exam was finished, students were welcomed into the Hall where Kelly had prepared a leavers’ buffet for them, and they also had time to have their shirts signed by friends and staff. This is an ever-popular event and students make the most of their last moments in school before heading out on the next stage of their journey.
We look forward to seeing them at least another twice: the school Prom is being held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Chester on Friday 24th June, and I will share some photos with you next week, and the ‘Record of Achievement’ evening, which is in school, will be held on Tuesday 28th June. This is a lovely event that celebrates the five years students have spent with us at Blacon High School.
Blacon High School Food Department have linked up with ‘Healthbox’ to offer some cooking sessions for pupils and their families. The sessions are fully funded by Healthbox and are aimed at helping to reduce the barriers that some pupils face when accessing school. These sessions are holistic in their approach, they are designed to help develop a wide range of factors that sometimes impact upon the health and well-being of our pupils including developing relationships, improving teamwork skills, reducing anxiety, supporting health and nutrition, and boosting confidence and self-esteem. We have capacity for up to 12 pupils each week, and for this round, we are tailoring them to KS3 students. Last week saw our very first gathering, and we made a BBQ chicken pizza (from scratch!). We developed our bread-making skills, knife skills, and saw just how easy it was to make a tasty takeaway-treat for ourselves, increasing the levels of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and protein. The group did amazingly well, and it was so lovely to see students embarking upon a new challenge with members of their family.
If you are interested in attending future sessions or would like more information please contact school on: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that places are limited.
This offer is a great opportunity for students to spend some quality time with their parents and carers whilst having fun and developing new skills, resilience and independence at the same time. Thank you to everyone who came along to join us. We will see you next Wednesday when we prepare to cook up a storm in the kitchen once again!
Our ever-popular Golden Ticket event each Friday morning makes Miss Beyer one of the most popular members of the team at Blacon High School. Who wouldn’t want a hot chocolate treat and some biscuits on a Friday morning?
Well done to all students who received a Golden Ticket this week. We hope you enjoy this regular little reward and look forward to welcoming all those who are lucky enough to be nominated in the coming weeks. Who knows, if it gets warm enough, we might have swap the hot chocolate for milkshake!
On Monday 20th June we were delighted to welcome groups of key, Year 6 students from seven of our partner primary schools to the first of our Masterclasses.
The sessions will be running for the next four weeks and are for students, who have been identified and nominated by their schools, and will be joining Blacon High School in September. Over the course of the next few week, they will be spending some time in English, Maths, Technology and Performing Arts.
Keep an eye out for next week’s Blog when I will be sharing some photos.
The school year is drawing to a close and the end is, very definitely in sight. However, we don’t have time to take our foot off the pedal and there is a huge variety of events happening over the last few weeks both in school and beyond.
Please keep an eye on the school website, on social media, and on ParentPay for up to date news and key dates.