Blog - #2 - w/c 20/09/21
What a busy couple of weeks!
You will have noticed that there was no Blog last week. I am very pleased to say that this is because we have been so busy just being a school. It’s great, and school feels totally normal.
This is what we have been up to:
Every year, we are delighted to welcome Year 6 pupils from all of the local primary schools into Blacon High School when they join us for one of our WOW days. These events are a fantastic opportunity to spend some time experiencing a range of activities across a number of practical subject areas. Students spend most of the day with us, not leaving until after they have tasted some of the delicious food Kelly and her team cook up in the Diner.
As you can see from the photographs, pupils are amazed by Science, get athletic on the climbing wall and enjoy being creative in Music and Technology. They always leave us feeling tired, but excited about joining Blacon High School in September.
Open Evening 22nd September
What a brilliant event this was.
It felt so good to throw open the doors of the building and start the proceedings with presentations in the Hall. The Headteacher was joined by our Head Students, Max and Alisha, from Year 11, and we also heard from a group of superb Year 7s, who shared their experiences of their first few weeks at Blacon High School since joining us in September. Afterwards, staff escorted small groups around the school making sure to visit a number of different subject areas, all of who were delighted to welcome visitors into classrooms to showcase the learning that happens here. The tours of the school ended in the Bistro in the new building, where Kelly was waiting with a range of bite-size samples of the kind of food students can expect when they join us.
A huge thank you goes out to all those prospective students who attended on the evening along with their parents. The school was absolutely at its best, and a massive thanks also goes to our amazing students who gave up their evening to help out, and to our dedicated team of superb staff who were here until about 9.30 pm to ensure that parents and students had the opportunity to see everything that Blacon high School has to offer, and ask as many questions as they wanted.
Because of the impact of Covid, this was the first time that we have been able to open our doors to the community in over eighteen months, and it felt great.
After 18 months of no fixtures it was great to compete in Football and Netball matches against Abbeygate College this week.
Year 9 Boys Small Schools ESFA Cup - Round 1 Result:
Abbeygate College 1 Blacon High School 2
Ryan Cooney ⚽
Alfie Piercy ⚽
Another fantastic game of football. 1-0 down at half time against the better team. Lads responded second half & grinded out a 2.1 win; Alfie scored a superb winner.
Year 10 Boys Small Schools ESFA Cup & Chester & District Cup Round 1 Result:
Abbeygate College 0 Blacon High School 2
Jake Lloyd ⚽
Billy Jamieson ⚽
Excellent team performance & match against a hard working Abbeygate. Superb effort & attitude throughout by year 10. #teamwork #doubleheadercupmatch
Football friendly results:
Year 7 Boys Football team lost 8-3 against Abbeygate (Jamal Lemaitre, Alfie Moores x 2) MOM Lucas Maund
Year 8 Boys Football team won 7-0 against Abbeygate (Dennis, Blake, Kai)
Great to be back playing friendly Netball matches, Year 9 and 10 girls’ games against Abbeygate College.
Well done Faith, Ruby, Annie & Paige, all voted best players in their matches 🙌🙌
Keep updated on twitter - @BlaconPE
Mini London marathon in schools
We’re inviting every school across the country to take part in the 2021 Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon in schools. It is a chance for children and young people of all ages and abilities to be part of something amazing by running, jogging, walking or wheeling 2.6 miles in their schools, between Monday 27 September and Friday 22 October.
Upon completion you will receive a London marathon certificate and a pin badge. If you would like to take part, please see Mrs Beyer for further details.
Morrisons Good to Grow Scheme
Remember that, in September, 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.
Sam on Parade
Samuel and his sister with two of the Owain Glyndŵr committee members after a recent parade with the Cambria Band.
As a very busy two weeks comes to a close, we look forward to an uninterrupted term and lots more sporting, academic and pastoral activities to celebrate with you.
Have a great weekend