Weekly Bulletin: 18th April 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have had an enjoyable break. This is obviously a very important term for those sitting external exams and we will be doing all we can to support those students – as, I am sure, you will be too. Please let us know if there is anything more we can do to help.

We had two major trips going out towards the end of last term. The first was the Battlefields trip to Belgium and France where a group of 34 Year 10 students had the fantastic opportunity to visit the former battlefield sites of Ypres in Belgium and the Somme in France. The students were able to reflect on what happened at each of these sites as well as commemorate the casualties in their own ways at the various Commonwealth War Grave cemeteries that they visited. They were also able to locate the gravestone of a former Lymm High School student. The students were very respectful and did our school proud. A special mention should be given to Jacob Cawley and Rebekah Price who laid a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate in front of a huge crowd.

Secondly, Sport students at Lymm High School had the opportunity of a lifetime to spend the 2 week break participating in a work experience placement at the world renowned La Manga Sports Complex in Spain. Whilst on placement, students worked alongside professional sports coaches delivering an Easter Sports Camp including football and tennis coaching amongst many other activities. This is the tenth year that Lymm High School have visited the elite sports venue; a long standing relationship that provides a wonderful experience for students to develop both academically and socially. The students were fantastic representatives for the school and we received glowing feedback from both the sports coaches and residents of La Manga regarding their professionalism, behavior and enthusiasm for sports.

Finally for this week, I’d like to remind parents and carers of the Parents Forum event I am hosting next Wednesday (27th April) from 6-7.30pm. The focus of the event will be on home-school communication and I will be grateful to anyone who is able to attend and support us with improving this aspect of the school. We are aiming to make some changes to the website to aid communication, as well as the Parent Portal and Key Stage 3 reports; draft versions of all will be available and I am looking forward to hearing your feedback. There will also be the opportunity to let us know if you feel there are any other areas of communication in which we can improve. If you are intending to come along, please let Mrs Headon (hheadon@lymmhigh.org.uk) know so that we ensure the right amount of refreshments.