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Middlewich High School

Excellence in Learning – Achievement for All

Ready to Relax

26th October 2018

Ready to Relax

On the 14th of October, Middlewich High School’s World Challenge Team got up bright and early to head down to Wales and hike up Snowden in preparation for their expedition and trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica. The team arrived at Snowden at 10:30am to meet their mountain leader Daryl, and then set off up the mountain. The hike would take approximately 7 hours in total – 4 hours up and 3 hours down. Rain did pour quite heavily however the team was very encouraging and continued to push through until they successfully reached the top of the mountain. Once they trekked back down and began their return, they stopped at McDonald’s for a celebratory meal. Well done to our World Challenge team for being so courageous and supportive of one another!

In Year 10, some of our science students went on a school trip to Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College to have a taste of studying science at a higher level. Students studied either biology, chemistry or physics, and received an insight into the environment and lesson structure of A-Level science. Staff who taught the students mentioned how well behaved they were and were pleased to see their motivation and engagement.

Furthermore, clubs have begun taking place around the school for the students to participate in. A new dissection club has opened up to students in years 10 and 11 where they alternate between learning theory and performing practices. Their first meeting consisted of dissecting a chicken wing! Additionally, Mrs Grierson has commenced her music theory club for anyone interested in studying music theory.  First Mrs Grierson handed each club member a grade 1 music theory test to find out how much students already knew, then taught subjects (such as key signatures) that majority of the members didn’t understand. Once these students learn the theory, they have the option to sit nationally recognised exams for music theory which feeds towards their individual point scores for college and university. Other clubs such as netball club, football club, samba band, and Spanish club have also began running in this past half term for students to get involved in. It is very pleasing to see many of our students partake in extracurricular activities and dedicate themselves to the subjects they enjoy!

Now that half term has arrived, students and staff now have a chance to relax after a very busy first half term to the academic year. We hope everyone enjoys their week off and are prepared and motivated for the next half term!

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