These Bridges by Phoebe Eclair-Powell

When the Thames bursts its banks and submerges London, the north and the south of the city become separated.

Myths abound about ‘the other side’. Is it really better? Four sets of teenagers ignore the risks of the treacherous crossing to find out whether the other side is all it’s cracked up to be.

These Bridges looks at a fearful future and seeks to show that if we stick together, we may just survive it all.

Part of National Theatre Connections, Lymm High school students return to the stage following their production of The Snow Dragons last year.

 

Above & Beyond

Is there a member of staff who you or your child has been especially impressed by, for whatever reason? If so, please let us know!

A word of praise or thanks is always hugely appreciated and, when this comes from parents, it is especially powerful in helping to keep colleagues going through the more challenging days.

Over the next couple of weeks, we are making a particular effort to thank those staff who regularly go ‘above and beyond’ and would be really grateful if as many of you as possible could just drop a short email to hheadon@lymmhigh.org.uk letting us know who you would like to single out, and why.

We really don’t need a long email – just one or two sentences is more than enough to put a smile on the relevant faces.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Mr Williams

Headteacher

 

School Newsletter 06.02.18

Read the latest school newsletter, which includes important messages for parents and stories such as our recent webinar with Holocaust survivor, Janine Webber BEM, with a special focus on our Lymm sporting stars. Read it here!

Year 9 Choices

Year 9 students are about to embark on the very important process of selecting their GCSE subject options. To support them with these decisions, we will be running daily assemblies and an information evening for both students and parents/carers to attend.

Key dates:
15th-19th January 2018 from 8.25am-8.45am – Daily assemblies from Subject Leaders and Heads of Faculty for students.

25th January 2018 from 6pm-8pm – Choices Evening for students and parents/carers. Further information to be released.

1st February 2018 – Choices forms due from students.

If you require any further advice or information throughout this process, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Feast (Head of Year 9) or Mrs McGahey (Assistant Headteacher)

efeast@lymmhigh.org.uk
cmcgahey@lymmhigh.org.uk

MP Visits school for Q&A

Lymm High School students were offered a fascinating perspective into life as a politician during a question-and-answer session with Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South last week.

Mr Rashid was welcomed to the school by Headteacher Gwyn Williams before speaking to students about his recent experiences as a new MP.

Students packed into a room to hear Mr Rashid, as he explained how he entered into a career in politics and talked about the current challenges being faced in his constituency.

During his visit Faisal faced a series of well-thought out questions from Lymm students on a range of issues, including the abolishment of University fees and lowering the voting age to 16.

Students also gained an insight into the work of an MP as Mr Rashid gave a detailed account of his average working week, and encouraged students to consider getting involved in politics.

Commenting on his visit afterwards, he said: “It was a pleasure to visit Lymm High School last week. I was very impressed with how knowledgeable the students were, and how engaged they are in politics and current affairs. I am incredibly proud of the students in Warrington South, and I look forward to catching up with them again.”

Mr G. Williams, Headteacher, said “we were delighted that Faisal Rashid took the time out of his busy schedule to come and talk to our students about politics, education, current affairs and their wider implications. There was a stimulating Q&A session and I am sure our students will have gained from these experiences.”

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Parents Forum – Tuesday 6th February

Mr Williams will be hosting the latest Parent Forum event between 6-7.30pm on Tuesday 6th February and it would be great to see as many parents and carers there as possible. These events are really important to us as a means of gaining feedback from parents and carers about things that are going well and areas in which we need to improve. Those of you who have attended in the past will know that the evenings are fairly informal and there is usually a very nice atmosphere. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

The evening will be split into three parts. Mr Williams will open with a short presentation, giving an overview of where we feel the school is now in terms of our overall development. Mrs Ryles-Dean will then say a few words about all of the work we are doing to do ensure that behaviour and ethos in the school keeps improving, including details about the rewards systems, other means of recognising students’ achievements and ways in which we encourage students to become more socially responsible citizens. Then, as always, we will be inviting parents and carers to split into small groups and provide us with feedback (positive and negative!) on any issues at all that you feel are important.

Please bear in mind that these evenings are about discussing policies, systems and practices in the school more generally, rather than a chance to talk about any specific concerns regarding your own individual son or daughter (although, of course, if you do have any such concerns, then you must not hesitate to contact us separately).

If you are likely to be attending, please let Mrs Headon know via email (hheadon@lymmhigh.org.uk) in advance so that we can ensure that there are sufficient refreshments for everybody.