Weekly Bulletin: 3rd May 2016

Dear parents and carers

I do hope you had an enjoyable bank holiday weekend.

I’d like to start by thanking those parents who attended the Parents Forum event last week to discuss the issue of home-school communication. It was a very productive evening and has given us a good deal of food for thought as we continue trying to improve the consistency and quality of communication. I have written some notes summarising the key points as well as an initial action plan based upon what was said: you can read these by clicking here. I would also encourage all parents and carers to read our ‘Communication: FAQs’ document, which can be found by clicking here. If you do have any other suggestions or queries relating to communication, please do let me know.

Last week saw the launch of a new rewards scheme, including some fantastic prizes available to students (many of which have been kindly donated by local businesses). You will know that we have done a great deal to tighten up our expectations around behaviour this year and all the evidence suggests that this has made a significant difference. We will continue to work hard to ensure there are swift and proportionate sanctions for students who are not conducting themselves appropriately, but we also want to do more to recognise and reward the vast majority of those who are doing the right things every day. This initiative forms just part of that goal.

A few dates for your diaries over the next few weeks include:

  • Year 7 Parents’ Evening on 12th May
  • A ‘battle of the ages’ rugby match at Lymm Rugby club on the evening of 13th Kick off is at 6.45pm and it should be a great evening.
  • School closes early on Thursday 16th June for Open Evening and will also be shut on 17th June for an INSET day. If either of these are likely to cause you significant childcare issues, please let us know; we do have the capacity to supervise a number of students if necessary.

External exams begin next week and I know you will want to join me in wishing all the students and families involved the very best with those. We also have Year 10 internal exams this week and are doing all we can to support students here.

Finally, sincere thanks to all those of you who have signed up to support the new Development Fund either by completing the standing order form or making a donation via Parent Pay. If you have not yet done so, but feel able to contribute, we would really appreciate it. Being able to refurbish the PE changing rooms sooner rather than later would be wonderful and, as I said in my letter, the reality is that we will not get sufficient money from  the government to do it without support from parents and local organisations. If you missed it, full information on the Development Fund can be found by clicking here.

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.

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.

Weekly Bulletin: 29th March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have had an enjoyable Easter weekend… though I’d appreciate your support in clarifying to students that there are no plans to make a four day week the norm!

We have a busy week ahead before we break up for the holidays on Friday and two trips scheduled to leave this weekend – the PE and Sports trip to La Manga, Spain, as well as the Battlefields trip to France and Belgium. We are sure our students will have a fantastic time.

It gives me great pleasure to confirm the Tynny Summer Camp will take place this year from Monday 25th July – Saturday 30th July for students in Years 7–10. Activities are likely to include coasteering, sea kayaking or Canadian canoeing, beach-combing at Silver Bay, art, BBQ, beach art, football, rounders, problem solving, team challenges, quiz night, movie night, cliff-jumping, camp fire, table-tennis, disco, basketball, crabbing at The Creek, trip to Rhosneigr and many more. Please click here for more information. In order to secure a place for your child on the Tynny Summer Camp, please pay the required non-refundable deposit of £100 via Parent Pay by Friday 22nd April 2016. If you have any queries relating to the Summer Camp please email: ndixon@lymmhigh.org.uk or hwalsh@lymmhigh.org.uk.

Last week we had 3 nights of our school production ‘It Snows’, which was a great success. I went to two of the performances myself and was mesmerised by the energy and skill of the performers; they were fantastic. Thank you very much to all who were involved – students, parents and staff.

On Thursday we had the pleasure of hosting the Medical Mavericks Human Guinea Pig Roadshow.  Our Year 7-10 Scholars were treated to a presentation where they developed an understanding of healthcare science and looked at the role that this plays in our hospitals. Following this a select number of Year 10, 11 and sixth form students were given the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with the equipment in a workshop dedicated to those who may be interested in Medicine and Science.  Using the equipment provided, they were able to ‘perform’ keyhole surgery, take blood, use the spirometer, try on the ‘drunk’ googles and take an ECG. It was a brilliant day and a fantastic opportunity for our aspiring medics to have an insight into the profession.

The school shop will be open from Monday 11th April to Thursday 14th April, 9am to 3pm, during the break.

Finally, I hope everyone has a lovely holiday. Best wishes go especially to those households where students will be revising for exams – a tough time for everyone concerned, we know, but we all hope the hard work will ultimately be rewarded.

Weekly Bulletin: 21st March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to begin by thanking the PE faculty and Food Technology department for all their hard work in arranging fundraising events for Sports Relief last week. We had a very successful cake competition and bake sale in the Food Technology department; raising a fantastic £259.57 for charity (beating last years total by £46). Well done to all the students who took part and a huge well done to Maria Jenkinson in Year 9, who was our first place winner! The PE faculty also had many fundraising activities, including a staff football match and the ‘row-a-thon’ saw 206 miles rowed throughout the day – a fantastic achievement. I will hopefully be able to share with you later this week the total amount raised for Sports Relief.

Other news items for last week include:

  • Year 12 Linguists visit Manchester University (click here)
  • Gateway students attended the Oxbridge conference (click here)

Thank you to the parents of our Year 8 students who attended the Parents Evening last week. We had 91% attendance and had some brilliant feedback from staff and parents.

This week we have our latest school production ‘It Snows’ by Bryony Lavery, Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham, which will be performed as part of the National Theatre’s Connections festival 2016. Students have been working extremely hard and have been rehearsing non-stop for the 3 performances here at Lymm. The production will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets cost £6 for an adult and £3 concession and are available from the school shop. This is going to be a fantastic performance and I wish our students and staff the best of luck in the lead up to the shows.

Good luck to our Year 7 Girls football team who will compete in the third round of the National School’s Cup on Wednesday this week!

Finally, we know that some companies take part in ‘recycling’ schemes for unwanted ICT equipment and are sometimes prepared to provide this to other organisations, including schools, at low cost. If you work for a company that does take part in such a scheme, I would be grateful if you could let us know.

Weekly Bulletin: 14th March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following feedback from some parents, I am going to try to keep my weekly bulletins a little shorter from now on and, rather than including all details within the bulletin, instead providing links to news items for those of you who are interested in reading more. Please do let us know if you have any thoughts – good or bad – about the slightly new approach.

News items:

  • Afritwin Auction of Promises Evening (over £8000 raised to help our work in South Africa). Click here
  • Sports Relief (plenty of fundraising activities going on this week). Click here
  • Rugby success (congratulations to three students for being selected to play high level rugby). Click here

Our latest school production will be ‘It Snows’ by Bryony Lavery, Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham, as part of the National Theatre’s Connections festival 2016. Students have been working extremely hard and have been rehearsing non-stop for the 3 performances here at Lymm. The production will take place on Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets cost £6 for an adult and £3 concession and are available from the school shop. This is going to be a fantastic performance and I wish our students and staff the best of luck in the lead up to the shows.

I would like to remind our parents of Year 8 students that Parents Evening will be on Thursday this week from 5-8pm. Students should currently be making appointments in their planners.

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/lymm to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards. Please place your order online by April 1st, 2016.

Thank you very much to those of you who responded recently to the Parent View questionnaire; your feedback is much appreciated. One of the areas in which we want to improve is that of communication with parents – always a real challenge to get right in a large secondary school where so much is going on! With this in mind, I am hosting a Parents Forum evening on Wednesday 27th April at 6pm and the focus will be on communication, including the website. If you would like to come along, please let Mrs Headon know so that we can ensure there are refreshments available for everyone: hheadon@lymmhigh.org.uk. Your views will be very welcome.

Finally, I will be speaking to all students this week about one or two issues relating to school rules. Whilst behaviour at the school is generally very good, and the vast majority of students are exceptionally well-behaved, there are certain rules that too many students are choosing not to follow at the moment. In particular, too many students are not wearing uniform correctly – the most common issues being boys letting shirts hang out and girls tucking jumpers into rolled up skirts. In addition, some students are choosing to eat food and use mobile phones on corridors, both things they all know are not allowed. There will be a new system of sanctions in place from next week to tackle these issues and I know I can count on your support – we would all rather spend our time on more important things than having the same conversations over and over again with students who are deliberately breaking rules. We also know that teenagers are very skilled at playing us all off against one another (“but, Mum/Dad, everyone else wears their jumper tucked in!”) and I hope the clarification of rules and more consistent enforcement will help reduce tension at home as well as in school.

Weekly Bulletin: 7th March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

If you haven’t yet bought tickets for our inaugural Lymm High School Sportsmans’ Dinner, please do so as soon as possible. It is at the Park Royal Hotel, Stretton on the 20th April and Nigel Owens and Lee Sharpe will be the guest speakers. It will be a fabulous event. 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. Despite the title of the event, women are very much welcome! Friends, family members and business associates are also very much invited.

We were pleased to welcome lots of Year 5 pupils to Lymm High School to take part in the first week of our KS2 Gifted & Talented sessions last week. There are numerous fun activities ahead in many curriculum areas, including a hotly-contested Bake Off competition, clock making in Technology, a treasure hunt in French, German for beginners, a Franz Ferdinand murder mystery in History and learning all about sequencing in ICT. We are looking forward to more events in the coming weeks and are glad that the students had such a good time.

On Friday this week, we have the Afritwin ‘Auction of Promises’ Evening from 7-10.30pm in the school hall. 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. There is also an online auction for the larger lots including some fantastic donations such as signed sports memorabilia, holiday vouchers, theatre tickets, rounds of golf as well as 7 nights accommodation in Crete. You can view the online auction by clicking here.

Our latest school production will be ‘It Snows’ by Bryony Lavery, Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham, as part of the National Theatre’s Connections festival 2016. Students have been working extremely hard and have been rehearsing non-stop for the 3 performances here at Lymm. The production will take place on Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets cost £6 for an adult and £3 concession and are available from the school shop. This is going to be a fantastic performance and I wish our students and staff the best of luck in the lead up to the shows.

Finally, I would like to remind the parents of our Year 11 students that we have Meningitis vaccinations this week. Students will be allocated a time based on their form group on Tuesday or Wednesday this week. Form tutors have informed students of the times and date.

Weekly Bulletin: 29th February 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

We were delighted to receive a recent letter from Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for Schools, congratulating us for our excellent performance last summer in terms of the number of students gaining the English Baccalaureate (“Ebacc”). We were one of the top 100 non-selective state schools in the whole country (out of over 3000 schools) which is obviously quite an achievement. The letter can be seen here. It is always nice to receive such recognition from the government and further underlines the impact of all the hard work that went into delivering such a strong set of results as last summer.

Last week we sent a text message informing you of a letter on our website regarding notification of an additional INSET day and early school closure in June. We will be talking to all students who have exams on the affected days to make sure that there are no issues with transport but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Full details can be found in the letter here.

Today your child will be sent home with a flyer and letter regarding the Lymm High School Sportsmans Dinner, which I mentioned in last week’s bulletin. Details are also available on the website here. In response to a couple of queries, I’d like to clarify that both men and women are very much invited!

On Wednesday last week, 4 students from Lymm High School took part in the UKMT Maths Challenge at Manchester Grammar School. This is a national competition, run by the UK Maths Trust, with the aim of engaging and enhancing pupils’ mathematical thinking, communication and teamwork skills. The team of two year 8 pupils – Matthew Uren and Gwen Tavernier – and two year 9 pupils – Finlay Williams and Amy Wright – took part in several activities across the 4 hour competition, involving 28 high schools from the Manchester area. The team performed exceptionally well and placed third in the competition, only beaten by teams from Manchester Grammar School and Withington Girls’ School – making them the highest ranked state school in the competition and narrowly missing out on qualifying for the finals of the competition in London. Well done to the team on a brilliant achievement!

Also last week, the U18s rugby team managed to win the plate of the Cheshire 7s competition. A great achievement to a very stop start season due to weather. Well done!

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the Afritwin ‘Auction of Promises’ Evening on Friday 11th March, from 7-10.30pm in the school hall. 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.

There is also an online auction for the larger lots including some fantastic donations such as signed sports memorabilia, holiday vouchers, theatre tickets, rounds of golf as well as 7 nights accommodation in Crete. You can view the online auction by clicking here. We also have a separate online auction, which closes on Thursday this week, as we have tickets to see Adele in Manchester on 10th March. You can bid on these much sought after concert tickets on the following link: https://auctionofpromises.com/2016PreAuctionLHSAfritwin

Finally, If you, or any members of your family are a past student of the school and would like to be part of our alumni group, 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.

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.

Weekly Bulletin: 8th February 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I begin by asking all parents and carers to help us by completing a questionnaire, giving us your views on where you feel we are as a school at this point in time. As you know, I have been very keen to gather the views of parents since I arrived at the school and intend to continue seeking feedback in a variety of forms on an ongoing basis (including more ‘parent forum’ events). This particular questionnaire is a provided by Ofsted and, as such, provides very useful information with which we can benchmark ourselves against other schools and identify areas for improvement. The more parents who complete the questionnaire, the more useful the results will be so I would be very grateful if you could spend a few minutes doing so. Please go to the ‘give my views’ section of the Parent View website at www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/. If you haven’t done so already, you will need to register first. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Even though half-term break is in sight, we still have a busy week ahead at Lymm. On Wednesday Dr Kirsten Vickers, Admissions Director and fellow in the Natural Sciences (Material Science) at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, will be in school to deliver a variety of workshops and talks to our Scholars and Gateway Programme students to assist them in writing references as well as provide support with competitive applications.

Also this week we have our Year 10 Parents Evening on Thursday, from 5-8pm. Students should have now made appointments with their subject tutors in their planners. We look forward to seeing you there!

The PE faculty is currently selling raffle tickets for a special edition signed Wayne Rooney England Shirt, which is one of only 50 made worldwide. The shirt has been personally donated by Wayne himself, to help us raise money for our Football Tour. Tickets are £1 each or 5 for £4. Please contact Mr Mason if you are interested in purchasing a ticket – email: smason@lymmhigh.org.uk.

Mr Pickles would like to remind our rugby students and parents, to purchase their tickets for the Rugby Awards and Presentation Evening on Friday 26th February at 6pm. Tickets cost £7.50. Students should see Mr Pickles to purchase their tickets.

It has been a busy season for the indoor hockey squads who over recent weeks have enjoyed participating the finals of both the U16 and U19 tournaments.

The U19 kicked off with a convincing win over Fallibromme. I’m told that the girls looked controlled under pressure and executed attacking play with finesse to ensure their victory. The positioning came down to the final game against Kings Chester who took an early lead to go 2 goals ahead. Despite weathering pressure well as the game progressed the girls were unable to come back from such a damming start, however finished runners up. The girls took home silver medals and are now second in Cheshire. Well done to all involved!

The U16s faced a grueling first round in November but fought well and qualified in second place. In the final they faced three well drilled teams who applied pressure well. Centre forward Toni Mason was firing in the goals and notable performances were made by Rana Proctor and Ruby Kelly. Anna Dempsy worked hard to support in all areas of the pitch, particularly supporting the back line who remained strong despite ongoing pressure. With excellent tackling and short corner organisation Lottie Butler, Jess Murray and Lizzi Coy made life difficult for the attacking opposition. The girls fought hard to finish a respectable third place in the county.

Our Afritwin team has begun their preparations for their bi-annual ‘Auction of Promises’ which will be held on Friday 11th March. I recommend you put this date in your diaries, as this is an event not to be missed! Over the years this has proved to be a really enjoyable evening and, thanks to the generosity of a number of people, a very lucrative one for our project. This year the funds raised from the evening will be split equally between helping us to develop a food programme for Qhasana High School, our partner school in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and, to support the cost of making the trip out there for 21 students and 6 staff during our summer holidays.

The list of “lots” for the Auction is growing and we are hoping that you may be able to help further. Are you, or any of your family and friends, in a position to offer us something that we can auction? Any donations of items or promises will be gratefully accepted. Items that have been offered so far include; rounds of golf, hospitality at Warrington Wolves, £250 holiday vouchers, hours of babysitting, hours of cleaning, a taxi service to the airport (Liverpool or Manchester), meal vouchers, and a weekend at a hotel in Grasmere to mention only a few. A full list of the promises/items already offered can be found by clicking here, along with details of how you might be able to bid on any item. If you have any questions or think you may be able to help in any way, please get in touch by emailing Mr Burnett: cburnett@lymmhigh.org.uk

Finally, on Wednesday 2nd March, our Visual Arts Faculty will be hosting a Graffiti workshop, ran by Zap Graffiti. Any student wishing to get involved in the workshop should contact a member of the Visual Arts Faculty to receive a letter with more information. The workshop will begin at 3:30pm and is scheduled to finish at 5:30pm. This is set to be an exciting and creative evening, in which students will gain some additional art skills and techniques. This is not to be missed by any of our budding artists!