See the Headteacher’s Trinity Term letter here.
Diary Date : Monday 10th July – Deeper Learning Day 9
Diary Date : Tuesday 11th July – Deeper Learning Day 10
Diary Date : Tuesday 11th July – Geography Fieldwork (Year 9)
Diary Date : Thursday 13th July – Sports Presentation Evening
Diary Date : Tuesday 18th July – Year 8 Languages Variety Show @ 2.25pm
Diary Date : Tuesday 18th July – Mock Job Interview Evening (Year 10)
Diary Date : Thursday 20th July – Geography Fieldwork (Year 10)
Diary Date : Friday 21st July – School closes for the Summer break opening again on Tuesday 5th September.

STEM

What is STEM?

STEM is a group for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, where students get to design, experiment and build things that they don’t always get to do in class.

When do they meet and how can I join?

We meet on Monday after school in Lab 8. Watch out for notices at the beginning of term about when the group starts and come along to find out what is going on. The group is open to all students in Years 8-11 and you can join at any point during the year, as long as numbers permit. We usually have 20-30 students in the club.

Special STEM events, like the living Egg project and making Bath Bombs are open to all students.

Some STEM events take place on Flexible Fridays, like the Year 8 Olympic Day where a STEM ambassador (Science professional, currently working in industry) Mr Gorton, came in to talk about testing athletes for performance enhancing drugs. In this coming year we will be welcoming 2 teams of visitors  into school – The Smallpiece trust for the Year 9 Science study day in January and a team of STEM ambassadors for the Year 9 Careers in Science Day in March.

Who runs it?

Miss Jackson and Miss Pedley

What do pupils say about it?

“ Since mid-February a group of year 9 pupils have been taking part in STEM club on a Monday evening. Over the past four weeks, combining the skills and knowledge from these subjects, we have built catapults, designed and made parachutes for eggs and built and raced cars. The practical’s have been very successful, especially with the help of Miss Dunn and some year 10 pupils. In the future we are looking to go on a trip to Bury College on a flexible Friday and look at fireworks, hopefully designing and testing our own.

STEM is a great way to meet new people and I am thoroughly enjoying it. My favourite part is testing the practicals at the end of the session. It is also a great opportunity to learn new and different things outside of lessons. It is really fun.”

by Nyemh Johnson

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We recently hatched chicks in an incubator. Click here to see a video of one of the chicks hatching.