Our year 12 pupils Ellie Fletcher and Molly Clark have been selected for the Great Britain Senior Women’s Handball Team. They will be involved in training camps from September and be up for selection for the World Championships in October. The pupils began playing Handball at Lymm High School when they started in year 7. From this the girls went on to become National Champions in 2013 in London with the school team and play for clubs outside of school. This is a fantastic achievement and the school would like to wish the girls the very best of luck at the training camps in September and their upcoming selection.
Sports 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 over Easter break. 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.
If you are interested in studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport or A-Level PE at Lymm High School please contact Mr Williams on 01925 755458 or email email@example.com.
On Wednesday 16th March, a group of 25 students from Lymm High School Sixth Form Gateway Programme visited the Oxford and Cambridge Conference at Aintree Race Course. The conference will hopefully inspire them to go on to achieve their potential of gaining A and A* grades across all subjects. The students’ UCAS applications will benefit hugely from being able to access talks from Oxford and Cambridge University Admission Officers on how to make a competitive university application, student finance and careers, as well as specific course lectures delivered by Oxbridge professors.
Last week, our Year 12 linguists thoroughly enjoyed a speaking skills activity day run by PGCE trainee teachers at Manchester University, aimed at helping our students ahead of the upcoming AS speaking exams.
A variety of intensive sessions throughout the day put our fantastic Year 12 French, German and Spanish students through their paces, showing off their ability to communicate effectively on a variety of AS Level topics. Students found the experience excellent preparation for the exam and the course leaders complimented the students on their outstanding effort and very impressive language skills!
We ended the day with a well-earned pizza before our trip home. Congratulations on representing our school so well!
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Afritwin Auction of Promises Evening on Friday. A few more calculations are still to be made, however early projections are looking at an estimated £8000 raised for the Afritwin Challenge 2016. This is a fantastic achievement; the money raised will go a long way in supporting our work in South Africa this summer. Thank you to all the staff and parents who have worked extremely hard to make this evening possible.
We have lots of fundraising activities happening this week for Sports Relief. Firstly the Food Technology faculty will be holding a sports theme cake competition on Thursday, with the cakes being sold during break on Friday to raise money for Sports Relief. We also have a staff football match as well as the much anticipated row-a-thon. The sponsored row will be happening on Friday and students will be aiming to row 209 miles throughout the day (1 mile for each country entering the Olympics).
Congratulations to Toby Phillips (Year 13) and Harry Radcliff (Year 10), who have both been selected for the England U18s Touch Rugby team. This is a great achievement, especially for Harry as he is still eligible for this age groups for another three years. Congratulations must also go to Joe Murphy who has been selected to play for Sale Academy U16s in the Wellington festival. Again another great achievement as this is where all the academies come together and play each other, looking at selection for the England U16s team.
On Wednesday 24th February, four 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.
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.