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Head's Blog - 20/11/15

Head's Blog - 20/11/15

Hello and welcome to another Positive Friday at Middlewich High School.

On Friday 13th November we took 20 pupils to attend a World Shapers launch event organised by the charity Oxfam. Attending the event alongside our pupils, were students from Knutsford, Wilmslow and Poynton high schools. 80 pupils came together to ‘Learn,’ ‘Think’ and ‘Act’ around the issue of climate change. The day was a great success, with pupils from all four schools engaging with the activities and creating new relationships with one another. Each school will now ‘act’ on the issue by hosting different events and formulating ideas around climate change.

This week our students held a Freedom of Speech assembly where Year 7 students debated the statement:  ‘True freedom of speech has no place in a modern society’. The debate was fantastic and really thought provoking. It was a great achievement for the brave Year 7s to stand up in front of the whole school and speak, so congratulations to all involved. Please check out their speeches on the website: http://www.middlewichhigh.cheshire.sch.uk/news/?pid=3&nid=1&storyid=161

Congratulations to our Pathway M Outdoor leaders who completed their first trek. The students developed their map reading skills whilst focussing on what leadership skills are required to navigate safely in both the countryside and busy areas of traffic. Students can look forward to their future expeditions where selected team leaders will be planning routes and ensuring the safety of their team members. The newly acquired skills will certainly enhance employability opportunities. Our Separate Science Pathway M students visited Sir John Deanes College to experience studies beyond our own classrooms. Many will be inspired to further study A levels as a result I am sure, whether this be at Sir John Deanes or South Cheshire College for example.

We have, this week, launched our PREVENT training which aims to educate our young people about protecting themselves against radicalisation.  The students’ response to the topic was to be highly commended and we all observed a minute’s silence in remembrance of all who have sadly lost their lives to terrorist acts. I must encourage you to find out more about the PREVENT agenda and Cheshire police’s website is a good place to start.  http://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/terrorism-and-major-incidents/prevent-and-channel-guidance-for-partner-agencies/.

Finally can I express my thanks to our visitor on Monday, Zigi Shipper, who spoke to our Year 9 students about the holocaust. It was an inspiring visit and students are still discussing it today.

As usual full details of our successes can be read on the website.