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Head's Blog 15th December

15th December 2017

You will be aware that all the Middlewich High School Community is mourning the very sad loss of our colleague and friend, Jo Brown. As a Teaching Assistant at the school for over eight and a half years, we know she made such a positive difference to the lives of so many young people and their families. She will be much missed by all who had the privilege to know her. Our love and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time. We know though, that Jo would want us all to continue focusing on our young people-and celebrating their holistic achievements.

We were treated to an evening of fantastic entertainment at the Winter Music Concert and saw our annual Community Carol Service at St Michael’s church. It is always a joy to see our students perform, and to celebrate their passion for music, dance and performance.

Last week also marked the start of a series of visits to Higher Education establishments for our students to get a feel for the different options available to them after college. The first was an arts day at The University of Chester; the students came away inspired, with some good ideas of what they need to do to gain a place on their chosen course. Thanks to all involved in raising awareness of the possible careers ahead for our young people.

Over the last few weeks, we have been running our Aspire Club. This gives Year 5 students the chance to experience the subjects available to them at High School, and it is a pleasure to welcome them. From making Christmas trees in Design Technology, to cooking pizza in Food Technology they have had a real taster of High School life, and it will ensure that they are comfortable in joining us as students of the High School in the future.

I am always proud of the charity work we do as a school, none more so than when we handed a mini-bus full of food over to Middlewich Food Bank on Friday. Thank you to everyone who donated food to this very worthy cause, to make someone’s Christmas that little bit brighter. We also collected over 500 Christmas Selection Boxes for St Luke’s Hospice to hand out as prizes in their Father Christmas Grotto. A lovely way to help others at this special time of year.

From all of us at Middlewich High School, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Good health and much happiness to you and your family for 2018.