2019/20 News

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Girls in STEM - posted 9th Jan

A group of Y10 girls recently attended a “Girls in STEM” day at the University of Liverpool.

The students discovered how Google works, explored how maths can fit into music and experimented with telling stories through graphs. A fantastic learning experience for us all.

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Strauss and Stravinsky - posted 9th Jan

Music Department trip to the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool – Thursday 9th January.

Music students from Year 8 up to Year 13 visited the Philharmonic Hall to watch a concert of music by Strauss and Stravinsky, given by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Carol Concert - posted 20th Dec

On a very bleak midwinter, students, teachers and parents alike gathered for Gateacre’s annual Christmas concert. The audience was treated to the usual favourites: readings; communal carols and the Gateacre Orchestra, who started off proceedings with Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

The first half was a musically diverse one, ranging from pop music (The Year 7 choir enthusiastically singing Arianna Grande’s Santa Tell Me), to Jamie-Lei Dennett’s jazzy rendition of You’re a Mean One Mr Grinch and Ollie Switzer’s confident rock vocal in Ms Believer. An upbeat Amy Figueira more than did justice to Leona Lewis’s One More Sleep, and was a fitting way to end the first half.

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Drama at The Basement - posted 19th Dec

Year 8 had been exploring the topic of Homelessness and as part of the course they have been asked to donate one item for the homeless charity ‘The Basement.’

Their mission is to challenge homelessness and addiction by promoting recovery and empowering people to transform their own lives. 

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Christmas Comedy Cracker - posted 13th Dec

Whilst everyone was getting ready for Halloween Gateacre Open the Gate Theatre Company were thinking about CHRISTMAS!

We wanted to bring a night full of laughter, nostalgia & appreciation of fruitcakes with our night of festive short Christmas skit performances. From receiving that dreaded Christmas fruitcake, seeing Santa appoint his new cookie supervisor, Santa having a ‘cookie’ problem (that sneaky elf swapping his outfits) to funny letters students have sent to Santa & poems it really was a Christmas hootenanny!

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BIG Little Library Christmas Book Flood - posted 12th Dec

On Saturday 30th November, our multi award-winning community venture The BIG Little Library again gave away brand new books for Christmas.

The campaign was in conjunction with BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity and Belle Vale shopping centre in Liverpool. We also had 100's of nearly new books which were kindly donated by the former Ticket to Read Project in Woolton Village.

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Hackathon - posted 3rd Dec

Some of our year 7 and 8 students were involved in a Hackathon event, which was organised by iamtheCODE founder Mariéme Jamme.

They learned about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and worked in teams to develop a solution to fulfil the SDG of their choice - depending on their interests. The groups then delivered their presentations to a panel of judges, including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. The students were fantastic role models for our school and local community and I look forward to what they can achieve in our Monday night digital club!

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Another Place - posted 22nd Nov

This week just under 200 of our Year 7 Art students visited Crosby Beach as part of an Art and Cultural educational trip capturing the atmosphere, texture and nature of a winter’s morning. 

It was an amazing opportunity for the students to see Gormley's "Another Place" and they enjoyed every minute of it.  

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Cyber Champions - posted 13th Nov

Gateacre students have undergone training to become ‘Cyber Champions’  with Merseyside Police.

Living in the digital era it is becoming more apparent that cyber crime is a prevalent and pressing issue amongst young people. Especially with the introduction of new social media apps and the increase of cyber criminal activity targeted at young people. Working alongside Merseyside Police, Gateacre School has enlisted the help of Sixth Form students to participate in the ‘Cyber Champions’ Programme. The ‘Cyber Champions’ Programme trains students from different schools and colleges to help educate their peers on the dangers of cyber crime.

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Peace Out - posted 11th Nov

As part of Anti Bullying Week our Year 9 students were able to watch a live performance and film by local company D Street Media.

Working in partnership with “The Samaritans” and “Merseyside Police”, D Street Media have produced a film/theatre project called 'Peace Out' highlighting Hate Crime and racial unrest, leading to mental health problems and culminating in suicide.

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