Year 9 students to remain at home on Monday 17th January 2022. Written work will be set by teachers, via Microsoft Teams. We would hope that Year 9 students only remain at home on Monday 17th January. We will send further updates on Monday with regard to our current staffing levels.
Twelve Gateacre chess players entered a national under 19 tournament at Bolton Grammar School against six other schools playing some very tough competition including a number of England national team players.
After a rocky start losing all first round matches versus Manchester Grammar School, our A team beat St Thomas to win five matches and draw one. We then lost our third round games, being put off considerably by a strange tournament rule of "touch move touch take" with which we were not familiar but our opponents took advantage of at every opportunity - with the notable exception of Callum Rooney who won as his opponent timed out after missing numerous checkmate opportunities.
It’s very rare that on a brisk Sunday morning you would find yourself in a room with a decomposing body and be asked to identify the cause of death, but this is precisely the situation that our Year 13 Biology students found themselves in a few weeks past.
Post-mortem live (as you may have seen in an episode of Dragons den) features the worlds first “semi-synthetic cadaver” (although it was never clear which parts were actually synthetic), and is a touring show designed to engage and educate in anatomy and the post-mortem process. Primarily aimed at practicing medical staff or undergraduates, it was nevertheless an excellent piece of personal development for A-level students, especially those with an interest in the medical field.
1 Artistic director, 1 Associate director, 12 practitioners, 6 project managers, 12 peer mentors, 11 partner organisations, 4 countries, 10 days. This was Frantic Assembly's Ignition project 2021. Only one of the 11 partner organisations was a school and that was Gateacre.
Gateacre's Drama department have always been huge fans of the highly energetic and vibrant theatre company Frantic Assembly, known for their physical and collaborative approach. We were delighted to house their 2 day residency in October which brought together a group of 13 students age 16+ who were stretched and challenged in every way possible.
Schools understand better than anyone how difficult the last year has been for young people and the impact it has had on their mental health and wellbeing.
In response, serial fundraiser and adventurer Bernie Hollywood OBE JP, has pledged to take on the unimaginable: rowing the Atlantic Ocean, alone, to raise awareness and vital funds to help tackle the mental health challenges that young people face.
We have received this letter from Inspector Carl McNulty from Matrix Op Support Roads Policing in regards to the current upward trend in the use of both personally owned and hired E-Scooters here in Merseyside.