Weekly Bulletin: 22nd February 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have all had an enjoyable half term.

I start with the very exciting news that we will be holding our inaugural Lymm High School Sportsmans Dinner at the Park Royal Hotel, Stretton on the 20th April. We are delighted to announce that guest speakers will include World Cup Final referee, Nigel Owens, and ex-Manchester United player, Lee Sharpe. Tickets are £65 per person and tables of 10 can be purchased for £650. Sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact Tina McGuffie on 755458 or tmcguffie@lymmhigh.org.uk for more details. It will be a big, black tie event and ought to be a fantastic evening. Proceeds will go towards developing all sports at the school and your support will be much appreciated. More details can be found here.

We finished last half term with two exciting trips going out; the ski trip to Austria and the History trip to Berlin.

The History Department went on a GSCE study tour for 3 nights over February half term with 40 Year 11 students taking part. The visit was thoroughly enjoyable and very beneficial for their GCSE History studies. Students were able to take advantage of a range of activities, including a 4-hour walking tour around the main Nazi and Cold War Germany historical sites including the Brandenburg Gate, Bebel Platz (site of the Nazi book burning), Checkpoint Charlie and the remains of the Berlin Wall. Students also visited Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp where they immersed themselves in the harsh reality of being in a Nazi camp. They also saw Berlin at night when they travelled up the dizzying heights of East Berlin’s TV Tower and then visited the Bundestag Friday morning to understand the foundations of German democracy. Thank you to the Humanities faculty for all their hard work in arranging the trip.

I would also like to thank Mr Hayes and the team on their hard work in ensuring our students had a fabulous time on the Ski trip to Austria.

Don’t forget that we have the Afritwin ‘Auction of Promises’ on Friday 11th March, from 7-10.30pm in the school hall. The ‘Auction of Promises’ lot list is growing rapidly and the online auction has also gone live. The evening will not only include the auction, there will be games and challenges, as well as a buffet and a bar. Tickets for the evening are available from the school shop and cost £5 each. This really is a night not to be missed! All proceeds raised will be used to support our work in South Africa – you can find out more about the Afritwin project by clicking here. View our online auction now by clicking here, or you can find a full auction/promise list by clicking here.

Well done to the Year 7 girls Football team who won their first round National Cup game against Wade Deacon before half term. The game was a real nail-biter, with Lymm winning 5-4, after extra-time. The girls are due to play Fallibroome at home in the next round and we all wish them the best of luck.

We are currently in the process of setting up an LHS Alumni group. If you, or any members of your family are a past student of the school and would like to be included, please contact our Business Manager Miss McGuffie via email – tmcguffie@lymmhigh.org.uk, to be added to our list. More information will be provided over the coming weeks.

Finally, I am sure you have heard about the desperately sad news regarding the Warrington band, Viola Beach. There is a particular link to Lymm High School in that one of the band members, Kris Leonard, was ex-student of the school. We have left a few words in memory of Kris on our website here.