All Scholars – Cambridge Material for Academic Enrichment by Subject Area

Cambridge University have brought to our attention that they have developed a website which hosts subject resources written by Cambridge academics, designed for self-study.  There are over 50 subjects available and is an important resources for anyone thinking of applying to research intensive universities and looking to read outside the curriculum.  We strongly advise our KS4 scholars and Gateway students, or any student who may be interested to take a look at this worthwhile web page.  This can be accessed on www.myheplus.com

All Scholars – Weekly Brainteaser 22/02/2016

In a supermarket, the first 25 customers of the day purchased an average of two items each.

After a further 15 customers, the average number of items purchased by each customer rose to eight.

What was the average number of items purchased by the last 15 customers only?

Answers on paper, with full name and form to Mrs Wardle by Monday 29th February, break time.  Please feel free to place your answer under my door, or email if you are unable to find me.

All Scholars – Weekly Puzzle Answer 09/02/2016

Use the letters given to complete the pyramid so that one seven letter word, one five letter word, one four letter word and three words of three letters can be read. What are the words?

C  D  D  E  L  M  O  O  R  S  U  U

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Answer:

I

ADD

BROOM

NUCLEUS

Well done to Holly (7AH), Sophie (7DH) and Finlay (9AH) who all entered with the correct answer and have been awarded 10 Hall Points and a Praise Postcard. A special mention must also go to Callum (8ML) who used his initiative to enter and answer successfully.

Weekly Bulletin: 22nd February 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have all had an enjoyable half term.

I start with the very exciting news that we will be holding our inaugural Lymm High School Sportsmans Dinner at the Park Royal Hotel, Stretton on the 20th April. We are delighted to announce that guest speakers will include World Cup Final referee, Nigel Owens, and ex-Manchester United player, Lee Sharpe. Tickets are £65 per person and tables of 10 can be purchased for £650. Sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact Tina McGuffie on 755458 or tmcguffie@lymmhigh.org.uk for more details. It will be a big, black tie event and ought to be a fantastic evening. Proceeds will go towards developing all sports at the school and your support will be much appreciated. More details can be found here.

We finished last half term with two exciting trips going out; the ski trip to Austria and the History trip to Berlin.

The History Department went on a GSCE study tour for 3 nights over February half term with 40 Year 11 students taking part. The visit was thoroughly enjoyable and very beneficial for their GCSE History studies. Students were able to take advantage of a range of activities, including a 4-hour walking tour around the main Nazi and Cold War Germany historical sites including the Brandenburg Gate, Bebel Platz (site of the Nazi book burning), Checkpoint Charlie and the remains of the Berlin Wall. Students also visited Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp where they immersed themselves in the harsh reality of being in a Nazi camp. They also saw Berlin at night when they travelled up the dizzying heights of East Berlin’s TV Tower and then visited the Bundestag Friday morning to understand the foundations of German democracy. Thank you to the Humanities faculty for all their hard work in arranging the trip.

I would also like to thank Mr Hayes and the team on their hard work in ensuring our students had a fabulous time on the Ski trip to Austria.

Don’t forget that we have the Afritwin ‘Auction of Promises’ on Friday 11th March, from 7-10.30pm in the school hall. The ‘Auction of Promises’ lot list is growing rapidly and the online auction has also gone live. The evening will not only include the auction, there will be games and challenges, as well as a buffet and a bar. Tickets for the evening are available from the school shop and cost £5 each. This really is a night not to be missed! All proceeds raised will be used to support our work in South Africa – you can find out more about the Afritwin project by clicking here. View our online auction now by clicking here, or you can find a full auction/promise list by clicking here.

Well done to the Year 7 girls Football team who won their first round National Cup game against Wade Deacon before half term. The game was a real nail-biter, with Lymm winning 5-4, after extra-time. The girls are due to play Fallibroome at home in the next round and we all wish them the best of luck.

We are currently in the process of setting up an LHS Alumni group. If you, or any members of your family are a past student of the school and would like to be included, please contact our Business Manager Miss McGuffie via email – tmcguffie@lymmhigh.org.uk, to be added to our list. More information will be provided over the coming weeks.

Finally, I am sure you have heard about the desperately sad news regarding the Warrington band, Viola Beach. There is a particular link to Lymm High School in that one of the band members, Kris Leonard, was ex-student of the school. We have left a few words in memory of Kris on our website here.

Kristian Leonard

We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic death of former Lymm High School student, Kristian Leonard.

Kris is well-remembered by staff and students at the school as a popular young man, always able to make those around him smile. As one of his ex-teachers, Stacey Lyttle, put it: ‘if anyone was belly laughing, it was usually because of something Kris had said… he was a real people person.’

Another of his teachers, John Hayes, says ‘Kris always displayed a love of music and was rarely seen without a set of earphones’. Faye Scott, Kris’ form tutor at school, similarly remembers Kris being mad about music and says that his creativity and charisma made a successful career in music inevitable.

Despite Viola Beach’s growing popularity, Kris never changed. Those who kept in touch with him say that he remained his funny, charming, innocent self. He was always positive, seeing the glass as half full and believing there was good in everyone and every situation.

Our thoughts are very much with Kris’ family and friends at this difficult time, as indeed they are with those of the other victims of this tragic accident.

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All Scholars – Weekly Brainteaser 09/02/2016

Use the letters given to complete the pyramid so that one seven letter word, one five letter word, one four letter word and three words of three letters can be read. What are the words?

C  D  D  E  L  M  O  O  R  S  U  U

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Answers on paper, with full name and form, to Mrs Wardle by Monday 22nd February, break time. Please feel free to place your answer under my door or email if you are unable to find me.

All Scholars – Weekly Brainteaser Answer

What number should appear next in this sequence?

1    4    4    8    32    40    1280    ?

Answer: 1320. Alternate between multiplying the numbers and adding them to give the next number.

Well done to Sophie (7DH) Jasmine (7MH) Holly (7AH) Siobhan (7ML) Elizabeth (8ML) Thomas (8AH) and Finlay (9AH) who all entered with the correct answer and have been awarded 10 Hall Points.

All Scholars – Monthly Mensa Puzzle Competition – January Answers and NEW Competition

Way back in January we gave you the opportunity to complete a Mensa Puzzle. Below is the answer and the new competition for you to enter.

January – For each of the following place the two words together and arrange the letters to give one word.

  • a) MAIL + TROY   b) CRUST + TIN   c) POOR + TERM

Answer:

  • a)    Morality   b)    Instruct   c)    Promoter

February competition – Enter this month’s competition for a chance to win a set of Mensa branded Absolutely Authentic Mensa test cards. A must for anyone who enjoys testing their logical thought process to the limit! For a chance of winning, submit your answer to the following question. Mensa will pick two correct entries after the closing date.

When each of the following words is rearranged, one of them can be used to suffix all the others to give five longer words. What are they?

ROT   BOOR   OR   HUG   HOT   LOP    

What are the words? To enter please click here

The closing date is: Monday 29th February 2016