Once again, Year 11 ASPIRE students used the opportunity when completing their COPE GCSE Citizenship Module, to turn it into a fundraising event.
As a group, they planned and took part in a sponsored walk, mapping their route, training for the challenge and ensuring they were well-equipped beforehand.
Their route included the summits of Moel Arthur and Moel Famau which is a physically demanding challenge and the group worked really hard to raise the sum of £295.75 for their chosen charity HAFS (Halton Autistic Family Support). Particular praise must go to Connor Shaw who raised the bulk of this sum on his own.
We shall be presenting the cheque to the staff at HAFS in the coming weeks at their local office. Well done to all involved!
Curriculum Day 2 saw Year 7 take part in a series of workshops designed to continue our commemoration of World War One. This time last year staff and students brought into school an incredible amount of memorabilia from ancestors who had taken part in the conflict of 1914 – 1918. Copies of all materials can be seen on a large display on the lower corridor of the main building. This year students had an opportunity to experience workshops looking at the construction of monuments, the vehicles of World War One, drama and poetry from the war, the science of the war, the story of Thomas Jones, the role of women in the conflict and the peace that followed.
To support this fantastic day we had Neil Thornton from the Thomas Jones Society, Vicki Caren from the Merseyside at War project and Liverpool historian Chris Hulme. The items they brought in included actual diaries, letters and postcards belonging to soldiers from World War One, a uniform belonging to an Argyle Highlander and an array of shell art. The day was a huge success and our visitors were all very impressed with the enthusiasm and interest shown by our young students. We are now planning a similar experience for our feeder schools in the summer term.