Eight Year 10 students have just completed an 18-week placement on the 'Teens and Toddlers' programme working at Palacefields Nursery. Some of the girls are pictured at their awards evening at the end of the placement. The staff at Palacefields and Young Addaction, who helped to run the programme, commented on what a fantastic group of young people they were and their total involvement with the toddlers at the nursery. A second group of students will start their placement next week.
The annual China Week was very successful once again at St Chad’s. We held a lot of different activities over the week including workshops covering Traditional Chinese Ribbon Dancing, Chinese Art and Calligraphy and Kung Fu. Most impressively, our Year 8 and Year 9 Chinese students worked very closely with our Chinese teachers to produce and star in a fashion show demonstrating the differing styles of costume from some of China’s 56 ethnic minorities and historic dynasties. Everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed performing and their Chinese language skills were the highlight of the show. Their skill and passion for Chinese is borne out in a wonderful production. I hope the Year of the Goat brings opportunity and that achievement can flourish at St. Chad’s.
Teacher of Mandarin Chinese
Congratulations to all of the pupils who received their Duke of Edinburgh Award certificates at annual awards ceremony at the Brindley theatre. 25 pupils achieved their Bronze Award (pictured) and 17 pupils achieved their Silver Award last year. It is always a fantastic occasion, and a highlight in the annual DofE calendar, to see so many young people achieve such a worthwhile and hard earned qualification. Well done!
This year the DofE is growing in strength at St.Chad’s with 34 pupils registered for Bronze, 19 for Silver and 11 pupils will hopefully complete their Gold Award, which has recently been introduced here at St.Chad’s. Good Luck to them all!