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Head's Blog - 04/12/15

Head's Blog - 04/12/15

Friday again and here is a summary of another fantastic week here at Middlewich High School.

Our World Challenge students, who returned from India, have been presenting assemblies at their primary schools, Cledford and Middlewich, in a bid to inspire young students to think about opportunities available to them where they can help in the community. The primary students listened with interest and asked insightful questions. One World Challenge student, Lucy Costello, explained that the experience was literally a ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to visit foreign countries to help communities less privileged than our own. She said it was hard work but inspirational – certainly not a holiday! Thank you again to Mr Wiseman and Mr McAdam for organising World Challenge.

The Year 11 Sports Prefects, led by Katie Beesley and Sam Evans, are being kept busy in their role. They all helped to lead skill-testing at our Open Evening, recently helped to manage and officiate at a KS2 cross-country event and have also run a primary football league. There are many primary festivals, competitions and inter-house events throughout the year that they will be taking a leading role in and giving generously of their time.

Over 60 pupils travelled to Hartford High School to compete in the Mid-Cheshire Cross country championships. As a result of their superb performances, the following pupils have been selected to represent Mid-Cheshire at the County championships in January: Alex Rudgley, Beth Latham, Aaron Doyle, Ollie Waring, Alex Doyle and Ross McGrory.

Our Year 10 girls had the opportunity to experience the latest fitness craze of Zumba in one of their core PE lessons recently. A local expert, Dianne Coleman, came in and delivered a great session and was very impressed with the girls’ attitude and rhythm! There are sessions in the Drama Studio every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm for anyone interested.

This year, as our Christmas community project, we will be helping our local food bank in Middlewich. Each form will be responsible for filling at least one box with items that will help a family over the Christmas period. Staff will also be filling boxes in the Staff Room. We will be giving these boxes to the food bank on December 14th.

News on our Ofsted judgement should hopefully soon be with us and I will communicate this as soon as possible.

I am reliably informed that we only have 10 more ‘get-ups’ before we break for Christmas. I do hope your weekend is restful and, if you observe the Christmas period, perhaps enjoy hanging some cheerful festive decorations?

Mr K Simpson