Blog – w/c 25th April 2022
Well, another week back and the summer term is well and truly underway. Students are fully focused on their learning and there is a calm atmosphere in and around school. We already have students engaged in a number of superb projects and trips that play a vital role in developing independence, resilience and help them to gain cultural capital.
There is an air of expectation as the GCSEs draw ever nearer and Year 11s are working hard both in school and at home, to prepare for their exams.
On 29th April, I am taking a group of twenty five students to a Diversity and Inclusion Conference with our partners in the ‘Chester Schools Together’ alliance, in conjunction with the University of Chester. We are also taking a group of Business Studies students on a visit to a successful tech’ solutions company in Chester on 4th May; I will give you a full report on the outcomes of both trips in next week’s blog.
A very talented Year 8 student, Francesca Dee McQuillan, entered the University of Liverpool MEM Challenge (Mathematical Education on Merseyside) and has been awarded a Certificate of Merit. Francesca has been invited to a prize giving at the University of Liverpool on the evening of May 25th. The Maths department are very proud of Francesca for her achievement; she is a great ambassador for our school.
Well done Francesca!
Year 7 have just completed their study of Greek Theatre where they explored origins, genres and key facts. Students were transported back in time through an immersive experience as actors preparing to perform. They were greeted by Tannerus and Suttonus who directed them through a rehearsal as a Greek Chorus and invited them to a feast in the name of Dionysus.
Year 7 Camping Trip
Our Year 7 students enjoyed a brilliant camping trip to Alderford Lake near Whitchurch this week with Mr Blain and a number of other staff. There was a lot of focus on the importance of team work with rock climbing, raft building and problem solving activities. A fantastic opportunity to develop team-working skills, responsibility, independence and resilience.
Mr Blain said that all students made a huge effort to be involved and everyone had a great time.
When you wish upon a Star
When you wish upon a star grants magical Wishes across the county to children aged 4-16 who live with a life-threatening illness. The child’s Wish is about creating a moment in time, giving our families something to look forward to through tough times of uncertainty and often financial as well as emotional strain.
Across the summer, they have organised three sunrise walks along the National Three Peaks of Snowdon, Scafell Pike & Ben Nevis. Starting on Snowdon, participants will walk from 1am on Sunday 24th July to scale the 9 miles, 3,200ft elevation in the dark and reach the summit in time to enjoy the beautiful views and landscape as the sun rises.
If you would like any further information, please use the contact details on the poster.
Jubilee Art Workshops
This year marks the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 years of service.
Please find details of some Jubilee-themed, creative activities that are happening in the community; they are free of charge and suitable for all ages.
The events will be held at Holy Trinity, Norris Road, Blacon CH1 5DZ on the following dates:
Saturday 30th April 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 7th May 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 14th May 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Please follow the link for further details.
This has been a really busy week, both in school and out, and it's exactly the kind of week that we love. This is really one of the weeks when we have been able to showcase some of the massive range of extra-curricular activities that are part of the offer at Blacon High School.
I look forward to sharing more stories and images of our students on their journey through school.
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.