Remembrance Sunday: A Reflection

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We were both chosen to represent St Chad’s at the Runcorn Remembrance Service on Sunday November 12th 2017. As pupils of St Chad’s we are both very honoured and grateful to represent the school and are thankful for this opportunity. The service began at 3pm at the Cenotaph and it was both emotional and eye-opening to see the whole community attend and pay their respects to those who gave their today for our tomorrow. The poppy wreath was beautiful and we laid it with deepest respect. Other wreaths were laid and we were called upon to say a reading. The atmosphere was full of hope and togetherness. We feel so proud to have represented St Chad’s and we will never forget the experience. 

- Shannon and Emily Year 8

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Exam Results 2017

St Chad’s continues to go from strength to strength. Following on from successful A Level outcomes last week and being removed from special measures by Ofsted in July we are delighted to report pupils at St Chad’s achieving the highest grades possible in the new 1-9 grading system as well as pupils making significant progress during their time at St Chad’s.

Top performers include:

  • Neve Carroll Grade 9 (1) Grade 8 (1) Grade 7 (1) A* (3) A (4)
  • Ruby Thornton Grade 9 (2) Grade 8 (1) A* (2) A (4) B (1) Distinction (1)
  • Mollie Jones Grade 9 (1) Grade 7 (2) A* (3) A (4)
  • Aleksandra Pokora Grade 8 (1) Grade 7 (1) Grade 6 (1) A* (1) A (5) B (1) Distinction* (1)
  • James Thompson Grade 8 (1) Grade 7 (1) Grade 5 (1) A* (2) A (3) B (2)

Most progress made:

  • Ann Huang
  • Matthew Smithurst
  • Jennifer Naganathan
  • Aiden Gallimore
  • Georgia Bretherton

Congratulations to pupils, parents, staff and governors who have all worked hard to achieve these positive outcomes.

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Dot Art Competition 2017

dot art logo smallVote for your favourite piece of artwork entered in the Liverpool and District Dot art competition. Just CLICK HERE and choose from the 3 pieces selected by the panel of judges. You must enter your e-mail address and you only have one vote!

The competition was only open to Year 9 students so don’t forget to look at the other 19 paintings and drawings entered by St Chad’s. Voting closes on May 5th 2017.

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Mindful Me Enrichment Programme

MindfulMeOn Monday 27th February the Year 9 students took part in a Mindful Me Enrichment Programme. Mindful Me is about equipping young people with the mind management tools to manage life’s stresses and aims to ‘help young people help themselves’. The bespoke sessions support to build aspirations and reduce anxiety, stress and low mood by teaching them the techniques to regulate, improve and take ownership of their actions. The students looked at the importance of mindful music, food for thought, having time and the correct space to relax and calm down, laughing with friends and family, how to be happy and performing random acts of kindness.

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PGL Trip 2017

pglFEB17At the end of February students from Year 9 and 10 enjoyed an action packed weekend at Boreatton Park PGL in Shrewsbury.  Arriving on Friday evening they soon gathered around the campfires to toast marshmallows.  The next morning the students were set the challenge of engineering rafts to take on to the lake.  With four teams the competition during the raft races became very competitive and splashing the opposition to slow them down was the most widely used tactic.  Back on dry land students were soon zooming through the woodland in a zip wire after learning how to survive in the forest by building shelters and making fires.  On their final day the students tested their sporting skills in fencing and archery sessions, followed by racing each other around the track on quad bikes before attempting the giant swing of faith.  It was a great weekend and students had a fantastic time whilst being great ambassadors for the school.

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