Blog# 7 – w/c 15/11/21
Another successful and very busy week under our belts. There was a lot going on this week.
This week in the Food Department…
KS4 have been developing their knife skills and learning how to fillet fish. They had to use skills to remove bones, skin and then cut the fish precisely into pieces, before they turned it into homemade fish goujons. This was all made possible by the generosity of a local business, Bricklands Fishmongers in Hoole, who donated enough haddock for all of Years 9 and 10. They also provided an amazing tutorial video on how to prepare the fish successfully.
Students showed high levels of resilience, independence and determination, as, initially, some weren’t keen on the idea of handling fish. We are very grateful to Bricklands for their generosity and contribution to promoting cookery skills in the local community.
We would also like to thank Rage Fitness for allowing Charlotte to come to our school and support some of our practical lessons last week. She was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to support students effectively with their practical fish task.
It is genuinely so lovely to receive such support and generosity from our local communities, and we would like to thank all those involved for providing our students with such a fantastic experience.
Children in Need
The Student Leadership Team led a series of activities during the week to raise money for Children in Need including:
- Beat the goalie challenge - huge ‘thanks’ to Mr Cairns for being in goal
- Name the elephant – ‘Hulk’ was the name correctly chosen by a Yr 11 student
- Name the lion – ‘Manuel’ was the name correctly chosen by our very own Mr Evans
- Guess the number of sweets in the jar – a huge jar of goodies won by a Year 10 student
- Car wash – members of the Student Leadership Team go crazy with a power hose!
- Staff Bake Off – this ever popular event raised a lot of money!
The canteen turned a bit ‘Pudsey’ on Friday for Children in Need. Staff always get really competitive when there is a competition in school and our second ‘Bake Off’ challenge was no exception. We made £129.00 on the cake sale alone at break time after the judging was completed.
Delicious, a bit of fun and some money for charity.
Our winning entry from Jess below along with some of the other fantastic entries.
Thanks to everyone
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Thank you to all of you for your ongoing support.