It has generally been a positive and productive week with the majority of pupils taking full advantage of what is meant to be an interim marker of progress leading up to the final exams in the summer term. It has been very pleasing to see the number of Year 11 children revising before school, during break, lunch time and staying behind after school as well.
Response to “what are you having for your breakfast?”
Thank you! We have seen a significant shift already with the choices your children are making with regards to the reduction in pupils bringing in energy drinks (Lucozade, Red Bull, Monster etc) and making much healthier choices by simply buying bottled water. Similarly, pupils are buying less chocolate and sweets in Belle Vale Shopping centre which is ultimately better for their long term health and means they are less likely to develop dental decay. To see the extent of the impact of high sugar diets on children’s teeth all you have to do is type in ‘childhood dental decay’ into Google and a series of not very nice images of rotting teeth appear!
Our Community Fair and Family Fun Day will have lots of attractions, stalls and fun activities
It is sure to be a great day and we hope you can come along with family and friends to enjoy the fun: go-karts; inflatable obstacle course; zorbs; arts and craft stalls; soap and candles; jewellery; holistic and wellbeing therapies; cakes and wedding favours; magic tricks; food, ice cream, chocolates and confectionery; Masterchef 2010 winner; live DJ, samba band and music plus performances from local Dance Schools and primary school choir.
So today (Friday 14th September) we welcomed 600 Year 6 pupils from across Liverpool to take part in our innovative Taster Day, a veritable smorgasbord of teaching and learning delights across a whole range of subjects showcasing the talents of our wonderful teachers.
The start of the new school year could not have been better. If you are not already aware, we have had another year of continued improvements with our GCSEs this year compared to any other year.
More GCSEs this year were part of the Reformed Group meaning that instead of a letter (A-G) being used to signify a pupil’s grade a number was used, 9 being the very top and a 1 being the lowest. In terms of outstanding performances, last year saw 3 departments hit national figures whereas this year we are incredibly proud to say 8 departments were either at or above national levels for 9-1 or A*-C. An incredible achievement which demonstrates the hard work by staff and pupils as well as the fantastic support we get from our parents.