Weekly Bulletin: 21st March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to begin by thanking the PE faculty and Food Technology department for all their hard work in arranging fundraising events for Sports Relief last week. We had a very successful cake competition and bake sale in the Food Technology department; raising a fantastic £259.57 for charity (beating last years total by £46). Well done to all the students who took part and a huge well done to Maria Jenkinson in Year 9, who was our first place winner! The PE faculty also had many fundraising activities, including a staff football match and the ‘row-a-thon’ saw 206 miles rowed throughout the day – a fantastic achievement. I will hopefully be able to share with you later this week the total amount raised for Sports Relief.

Other news items for last week include:

  • Year 12 Linguists visit Manchester University (click here)
  • Gateway students attended the Oxbridge conference (click here)

Thank you to the parents of our Year 8 students who attended the Parents Evening last week. We had 91% attendance and had some brilliant feedback from staff and parents.

This week we have our latest school production ‘It Snows’ by Bryony Lavery, Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham, which will be performed as part of the National Theatre’s Connections festival 2016. Students have been working extremely hard and have been rehearsing non-stop for the 3 performances here at Lymm. The production will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets cost £6 for an adult and £3 concession and are available from the school shop. This is going to be a fantastic performance and I wish our students and staff the best of luck in the lead up to the shows.

Good luck to our Year 7 Girls football team who will compete in the third round of the National School’s Cup on Wednesday this week!

Finally, we know that some companies take part in ‘recycling’ schemes for unwanted ICT equipment and are sometimes prepared to provide this to other organisations, including schools, at low cost. If you work for a company that does take part in such a scheme, I would be grateful if you could let us know.