SHS News 19/1/24

Dear Parents/Carers/Students

We hope that you enjoy reading this week’s SHS News 19/1/24

PDF (for hyperlink use): SHS News 19th January 2024

MP4 Video version: HERE


Summary (for translation)

This summary covers key points from the SHS News, including messages from the Headteacher and various departments, school activities, and student achievements.

  • Y11 Mock Assessment Period: the headteacher, Mrs Doward, advised students to prioritize effective preparation strategies and mental well-being for the upcoming mock assessment period. She also shared tips for parents to support their children.
  • After School Clubs: Miss Hodge reminded students about the various clubs available after school, including Book to Screen Club, Creative Writing Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, and LGBTQ+ Society.
  • Student Achievement: A beautiful, thought-provoking poem about winter was shared, written by Year 9 student In Ha.
  • History Department: Year 7 students were given the opportunity to write a 500-word history of someone with a connection to Manchester, showcasing their creativity and understanding of history.
  • RE Department: A group of Yr9 students visited the North Manchester Mosque as part of an enrichment trip, where they participated in a Q&A session, a workshop, and a talk from the religious leader.
  • English Department: Year 9 students created a role on the wall (or floor) for King Lear to understand what makes a tragic hero. Year 8 students learned about the gothic genre and created advertising posters for ‘Wednesday’ and ‘Vampire Diaries’.
  • Psychology Department: Year 10 students conducted microteaching sessions on the topic of clinical depression.
  • Forest School: Pupils enjoyed a magical day at Forest School with activities including stick throwing, wood collecting, digging, ice smashing, climbing, and fire building.
  • Sports Science Update: Sports Science has been changed to Sport Studies.
  • LEGO Club: Year 7 and 8 students have been working collaboratively to build and program LEGO robots in LEGO Club sessions.