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Introductions and New Ideas

Student Leadership Blog 13th October 2017

Last week we initiated the new Year 7s to the Stars programme and they were introduced to their tasks for the year. Speakers from Year 8 and Year 11, myself included, talked to them about how we have accomplished several challenges and gave them some tips and information on how they are to carry out a task. These specially chosen Year 7 students can now look forward to another 5 years of challenges and prizes. As well as introducing the Stars programme, we welcomed students in year 5 to the Aspire Club, the first was on Wednesday 11th and this will become a regular event for our schools. The past fortnight was one of introduction and new ideas.

Last Thursday we celebrated Staff in Education Day within the school. Throughout the week, students were given the chance to write thank you letters to any members of staff that they felt appropriate. The contents of these letters ranged from pupils’ enjoyment of lessons to gratitude for personal and emotional support – giving everybody a chance to give Middlewich members the recognition and appreciation they deserve. Every teacher thoroughly enjoyed reading the letters they received, with over 300 being delivered in total.

On the 10th October the whole school paid £1 to wear non-uniform with an item of yellow clothing, to show our support for World Mental Health Day. This is a day formed by the World Health Organisation to support anyone who is suffering with a mental illness, which for young people normally included exam stress and anxiety. And after a great informative day all the students and teachers managed to raise £585, which will be donated to the charity.

Also week, the year 11 Sports Prefects along with some future Sports Prefects from year 10 have been busy helping out with the Year 7 festival events. On Wednesday night, a group of the girl Sports Prefects helped to run and umpire several netball matches between Middlewich and St Nicks. The St Nicks staff were extremely constructive and helpful in giving the girls advice on how to umpire successfully – thank you! The girls weren’t the only ones however, as the lads helped to umpire games of football down on the astro-turf. Despite the bad weather, the umpires and players continued until the game was done. Thank you for all the hard work Sports Prefects – keep it up!