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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U19 Girls Hockey Tournament

U19 Hockey

The U19 tournament kicked off with a convincing win over Fallibromme. 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!

Graffiti Workshop – 02/03/16

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!

Holocaust Memorial Day Trip and Talk

Wednesday 27th January marked the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and also Holocaust Memorial Day. The Humanities Department presented assemblies last week looking at the story of Else Cohn who was a German Jewish refugee that came across to Britain on the Kinder transport in 1939.

A group of Year 9 and Year 13 Religious Studies students also attended Trafford’s Holocaust Memorial afternoon on Wednesday, where there were speakers from other schools presenting the stories of heroes of the Holocaust. Students were also informed about recent genocides and the Syrian refugee crisis so they could understand the parallels between the Holocaust and what is happening in the world today.

On Friday the History Department arranged for a speaker to come into school to discuss with Year 9 students their own connections with the Holocaust and whether anti-semitism still exists today. There were around 150 students in attendance to this event who listened intently to Freddy Naftel as he recalled his grandparents fleeing from Germany in 1939 to Manchester.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trip and Talk

Wednesday 27th January marked the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and also Holocaust Memorial Day. The Humanities Department presented assemblies last week looking at the story of Else Cohn who was a German Jewish refugee that came across to Britain on the Kinder transport in 1939.

A group of Year 9 and Year 13 Religious Studies students also attended Trafford’s Holocaust Memorial afternoon on Wednesday, where there were speakers from other schools presenting the stories of heroes of the Holocaust. Students were also informed about recent genocides and the Syrian refugee crisis so they could understand the parallels between the Holocaust and what is happening in the world today.

On Friday the History Department arranged for a speaker to come into school to discuss with Year 9 students their own connections with the Holocaust and whether anti-semitism still exists today. There were around 150 students in attendance to this event who listened intently to Freddy Naftel as he recalled his grandparents fleeing from Germany in 1939 to Manchester.

Primary Science Day – 22/01/16

Primary-Science-Day-239x300We had a busy day on Friday as 180 Year 5 pupils from our partner primaries joined us in school for the second ‘Primary Science Day’. They spent the whole day experiencing several interactive science investigations, using one of our labs and participating in an explosive chemistry demonstration! Thank you to all the staff and students who worked extremely hard to run the day, with a particular ‘thank you’ to Mrs Donlan for organising the event.

Year 11 Mock Result Celebrations

Y11-website-300x254On Friday a group of Year 11 students celebrated with a doughnut party for achieving/exceeding 80% or more of their target grades in the mock exams. A huge well done must go to these students for all of their hard work and determination. We hope all of our students continue to keep up the work hard and preparation for their upcoming exams this summer.