Masterchef 2017

The Food Technology department held it’s annual Year 8 Masterchef competition before Easter. Once again the competition was fierce and the standard extremely high.

Competitors worked in the searing heat of the schools catering kitchens to produce their favourite recipe, which could be a starter, main course or a dessert dish, in a limited amount of time. It had to be within a budget of £5 and had to showcase skill all to be prepared within the time frame given of an hour. Students were allowed to have a Sous chef work with them. The semi-finalists were selected from the submissions and invited to the semi-final where they would prepare, cook and serve their chosen dish.

All students involved did us proud and their dishes were beautifully presented. The judges had much deliberation and finally agreed on the finalists. Students; Steven Turner along with Will Stout, Jack Powell along with Iain Tenant, Jack Gordan along with Tom Lea, Pierre De Villies, Gemma Gandy with Liv Galloway-Pollard, Darcy Whittingham with Emma Parkinson and George Gibbons with Ellie Davies all made it through to the next round with their imaginative choice of dishes.

These students remade their selected dishes, took on any feedback the judges gave for improvements and fought fiercely for the title of Interhall Masterchef competition 2017.

Chef Steven Turner with his Sous chef Will Stout came in 3rd place overall. Chef Pierre De Villies came in 2nd place with his sharing starter dish. Chef Darcy Whittingham and her Sous chef Emma Parkinson was crowned the overall winner of the competition. Darcy and Emma prepared a Trio of desserts for the competition.

Mrs Deane, Head of Food Technology said when asked about the competition, “Being given the list of ingredients as a base, it was clear to see that everyone had really thought about their dish and had prepared well. The atmosphere in food tech was great and the hard working attitude of every student was a pleasure to see.”

Well done to all of the students who took part and we look forward to seeing your entries for the Year 9 competition in the new academic year. Students will be receiving their prizes soon.

 

The Warrington Guardian School Awards

The Warrington Guardian are holding their annual Guardian school awards next month and whether you are a parent, teacher, governor support staff or Headteacher they are inviting people to nominate those  in school who go the extra mile and deserve special recognition.

Categories include:

CLASS OF THE YEAR, SCHOOL OF THE YEAR, HEAD TEACHER OF THE YEAR, PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPIL, SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPIL, FURTHER EDUCATION STUDENT OF THE YEAR, UNSUNG HERO, INNOVATION AWARD, APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR, EARLY YEARS AWARD & THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

To download a nomination form please click here or alternatively visit the Warrington Guardian website.

 

LHS Gardening Club

The Gardening Club is run by Student Services as one of the interventions used to support students in KS3. The allotment requires funds to cover the annual costs of materials and maintenance, to this end we try to raise as much as we can through the sale of bedding plants and hanging baskets. If you usually buy plants or hanging baskets for your garden, please click HERE and give our order form the once over, there are some great deals to be had!!

Lymm Student Wins Cheshire Vote to join Youth Parliament

Student Imogen Walsh lands position in the UK Youth Parliament, representing the borough, after topping a poll of her peers.

March saw the borough hold the elections for The UK Youth Parliament.  The UK Youth Parliament consists of some 300 full members (and a similar number of deputies) who are elected by the young people in the area to represent them and put forward their views to the government.

Imogen, a Year 10 student studying at Lymm High School, won one of these seats and will hold office for the next 2 years.

Gwyn Williams, Headteacher at Lymm High School said:

‘We are very proud of Imogen’s well deserved election to the UK Youth Parliament – she will be an excellent, democratic representative for her peers, and will be tenaciously determined – she is a great ambassador for young people and embodies the ethos of Lymm High School perfectly. We wish her luck and she has the full support of our school community.’

Run by young people, the Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change. Every year the parliament chooses a national campaign and for 2017 candidates campaigned for better transport, the living wage and better opportunities for young people. Mental health was also chosen as a priority campaign for England.

As the area’s Member of the Youth Parliament, Imogen will now be responsible for rolling out her program and representing the youth in her area. She hopes young people in Warrington can have a say on issues directly affecting them such as environmentally friendly public transport and the promotion of mental health services, especially support in schools. She has also called for greater increase of school funding in Warrington.

With a new funding formula set to be introduced from April next year, Warrington’s schools face losing almost a quarter of a million pounds a year and the borough to become one of the worst-funded in the country.

Talking about the results Imogen said: “I am really pleased to have won and want to thank everyone for their support. The school funding proposals by the government are completely unfair for schools in Warrington. Young people of Warrington work really hard whilst at school and deserve the same opportunities as other young people in the country”

The Year 10 Student said: “I now feel I can give young people a voice to ensure the views of young people in Warrington are listened to by decision makers.”