February 5th 2019 is Safer Internet Day, a day that is very important to our school and pupils. Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the Insafe network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide.
Being an informed and active citizen is empowering and can benefit our whole society. The more people who participate in our democracy, the fairer and more equal it will be. That’s why we’ve launched the Young Citizens Democracy Ambassadors Programme with a group of our Year 10 students.
Our students receive an initial training session during which they learn a bit more about democracy, and interesting ways in which to share what they have learnt, they will then take part in some peer to peer activity: such as running a session for the rest of the group, or creating and sharing a short video or quiz with peers online.
The Y7 football team played Liverpool College this week. The boys’ attitude, effort and application was superb once again.
Playing against a strong and well organised team the boys had to dig deep for a well-earned 2-2 draw. We went behind early in the first half after a well taken goal. The boys stayed calm and applied themselves second half.
Work experience is essential for getting a future career. Whether it's a short work placement or a longer internship, work experience is always viewed favourably by employers and can help you decide your future career.
During January our year 12’s have spent a week on a work placement. They were placed at many different types of businesses, depending on their interests and long term goals. Work experience helps to-
Gateacre School is proud to be one of the first schools in England to sign up to the new National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), funded by the Department for Education and delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.
From January 14th, students will be able to choose from a range of breakfast cereals, bagels and porridge - and they can eat as much as they want!
Our Art Department are already getting ready for the Chinese New Year!
Pagoda Arts are a local organisation who introduce and celebrate Chinese Culture in Merseyside and beyond. This year, Pagoda Arts are creating a huge Pigsy – to celebrate the year of the pig. They have 50,000 red money envelopes recycled and shipped from Hong Kong’s 2018 New Year celebrations. Our Keystage 3 students are all learning the art of paper folding whilst helping Pagode create an amazing piece of public art.
It certainly wasn't a "silent night" when the faithful duly came to enjoy a night of carols and festive music-making at Gateacre's 2018 Christmas Concert.
A typical bleak mid-winter's evening was duly brightened by the Gateacre orchestra's rendition of "O Holy Night" along with impressive solo performances from GCSE Music students Gabrielle Brittles ("A Spaceman Came Travelling"), Caoimhe Quinn ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"), Amy Figueira with our year 7 backing singers ("Do You Hear What I Hear?"), Charley Brown-Eaton (a swinging "Santa Baby") and Georgia Johnson ("Underneath The Tree").
Read for Good has been running its read in individual schools since 1984. Last year, the charity teamed up with the Liverpool Learning Partnership to bring the power of its read for the first time to a whole city.
Money raised is now being used by school libraries and by the charities to fund their work in Liverpool, including Read for Good’s mobile bookcase and resident storyteller at Alder Hey.
On Saturday 8th December, 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.
Year 8 have 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. The Basement came into school and held an assembly to speak to students about the topic of Homelessness and to dispel any misunderstandings students may have regarding the subject.