LHS Supports City of Culture Bid

Lymm High School is proud to support Warrington’s bid to become the official City of Culture 2021.

The school, granted a royal charter in 1601, has strong historic links with Warrington and currently has more than 2000 students enrolled.

The school is proud of its long tradition of service to the community and now students at the High school are backing the towns bid to become the next UK City of Culture by becoming the first Warrington 2021 student ambassadors.

Last week, the school took part in a number of events supporting the bid. Student Jess Ward led the campaign, delivering assemblies that celebrate Warrington’s culture and heritage and explaining to her peers what winning the City of Culture Bid could mean for the town.

Lymm High also took over the Warrington 2021 twitter account for the day, tweeting about how students engage with culture, both in school and in their community.

The creative arts are embedded in Lymm High School’s culture. From the Lymm High String ensemble who are set to perform at the National Music for Youth Festival to our Fashion students, who this week held their final degree fashion show, as well as putting on ambitious plays like ‘The Snow Dragons’ as part of The National Theatre Connections Festival and ‘The 400’ at Warrington Parr Hall.

Headteacher Gwyn Williams said “Lymm High School is delighted to support Warrington’s City of Culture bid.

We have so many incredibly talented young people and winning the nomination would provide so many exciting new opportunities for them to develop their passion and skills.”

The Warrington City of Culture 2021 bid team, commented saying: “A big thank you to Lymm High School for taking part in the @warrington2021 #twittertakeover. Culture is alive and kicking in Warrington.

“The UK City of Culture bid will give Warrington an opportunity to shine and show the world what we are made of. Working together, our ambition is to create and deliver a world class cultural year in 2021.

“More than that, we want to create a legacy which increases engagement in the arts among all our communities and invite everyone to get involved and celebrate everything that great about our town.

“Let’s tell the nation who we are, why we are such an amazing place and change perceptions of culture in Warrington forever”

For more information check out the Warrington 2021 website:

www.warrington2021.com

 

 

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!!