Lymm High School students have built a giant paper chain rainbow to raise awareness of LGBT issues.
Year 13 students in the school have a clear passion for raising awareness of LGBT issues and through our school leadership team, they met with Rachel Williams from the Proud Trust to discuss potential projects. The rainbow paper chain idea was eventually selected as it seemed most fitting to allow whole school participation and appropriate awareness of LGBT issues.
During week commencing the 8th May 2017, students throughout the school received a workshop delivered by sixth form students and a Hall assembly, all of which focussed on raising awareness of LGBT issues and remembered Gilbert Baker the founder of the LGBT flag. Students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, which were informative and promoted inclusivity within our school community. We chose Wednesday 17th May IDAHOBIT (International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia) to officially open our rainbow, and we are incredibly proud of the results!
We hope that the rainbow will give us all a chance to stop and consider the work that we all need to do for everyone’s identities and lives to be valued and celebrated.
Gwyn Williams Headteacher ‘I am really proud of the students who have organised this important initiative and it typifies the notion of social responsibility that we are so keen to promote.
‘In addition to the other activities, all staff are being encouraged to ‘wear something pink’ today as a further means of demonstrating our respect and support for all members of our school community.’
Hayley Jennings Head of Sixth Form ‘It has been a real privilege to work with students who are so passionate about raising important issues, and bringing together the entire school community in the creation of this rainbow has felt particularly powerful. We continue to promote inclusivity within our school community and seeing staff and students embrace this project and everything it stands for is further testament to the wonderful students of Lymm High School.’
Lymm High has been selected to participate in Rainbow Flag training: we are pleased and proud to be one of the schools nationally to be selected and are very much looking forward to taking part in the training next year and working towards gaining this prestigious award.
A great season has been capped off with a Cheshire Cup Double!
Lymm High School has became the first school in recent history that has managed to win the U18s and U16s Cheshire cups in the same season.
After an amazing experience at the AJ Bell Stadium where the U18s were able to beat Stockport grammar in the final, the U16s were not to be out done when they went and beat Wirral grammar school in a game that was a lot closer than it should have been.
With players coming back from a tour with their rugby club at the weekend and playing two very competitive fixtures in Yorkshire the majority of the U16s were battle ready although a little tired. With centre George Norman a victim from the weekend with concussion Captain and Sale Sharks academy centre was unable to pass a late fitness test and was unable to start the game.
With a little bit of movement the team was still looking good with U15s Ewan Murphy starting in the centre and Nonso Agina moving to the wing. Callum Grieve took over the captaincy but the game didn’t start well, Wirral managed to score in the first few minutes taking a 5-0 lead.
That was pretty much the only real time that Wirral entered the Lymm 22m. Lymm took control of possession and territory and slowly worked themselves back into a position to score, with some more great work from Sam Dickenson the forwards out powered Wirral for a push over try finished by Cameron Gray.
With a penalty in front of the posts shortly after by Callum Grieve Lymm were ahead 5-8 at half time.
With the wind behind them Lymm continued their dominance as they continued to control the territory and possession of the ball. Lymm added to their score midway through the half but with 10 minutes to play this mustered Wirral into life and the game switched around to become an end to end affair with tries being scored by Callum Grieve and Ewan Murphy and Wirral adding scores of their own. Wirral had one last chance to score and worked the ball up the filed perfectly but if it wasn’t for full back George Inman’s try saving tackle they could of won it.
The accomplishments from all the players in senior rugby this year has been a testament to the effort and quality that firstly the students have put in but also all the staff from year 7 B team coaching staff to all the staff that add to the skills each year to all the players.
Lymm High school’s rugby is in a strong place at the moment and we look forward, to developing our culture and hardworking ethos next year, then with a bit of luck having the same success.