Weekly Bulletin: 25th April 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly, your child ought to have brought home a letter and some details about the Lymm High School Development Fund. If not, details are available on the website here. As I have said in the letter, we would be really grateful if you could support this. School funding is becoming extremely tight and initiatives like the Development Fund are going to be crucial if we are to continue to maintain and develop our wonderful facilities. Thank you very much in anticipation of your support.

There is a PTA meeting tonight, from 7pm in the Leisure Centre. Please do come along if you can.

On Tuesday last week, ex-cabinet minister, Ed Balls, conducted a Skype Conference with our Economics and Government & Politics students. Mr Balls answered (much to the surprise of some) asked various questions, mainly concerning the EU referendum and the pros and cons of BREXIT. He also gave sage advice about how to forge a career in Politics and be able to stay the distance in a media savvy environment. Students and staff all commented on his approachable and affable manner and how much was gained from the experience.

Last Thursday the Year 8 students were treated to a live screening of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare.  The RSC streamed the event from Stratford-upon-Avon to over 1,000 schools worldwide as part of increasing access to performances but also in commemoration of 400 years since Shakespeare’s death.  Whilst the language of Shakespeare was challenging, many students were able to follow the play by becoming immersed in the talent of the actors and became anxious to know if Shylock would get his demands of ‘his pound of flesh’. Lymm High School is also commemorating the death of the playwright with our ‘400 project’ which is scheduled to be performed, with our primary partners collaboration, at the Parr Hall in November – keep an eye out for further details later in the year.

Finally, I’d like to remind parents and carers of the Parents Forum event I am hosting this Wednesday 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.