Friday 21st September 2018

Our Whole School Assembly on Thursday this week was on the theme of ‘Challenges’ and it was led by the Sixth Form, with eloquent readings from Grace Davies, Holly Atkinson and Robert Ffoulkes. We talked about the highly successful Duke of Edinburgh programme, which we run at all levels through the school, and our musical item was an amazing guitar and vocal solo by Laura Wilson in Year 13, (keep an eye out for her name at Glastonbury in future!).

We have had a busy week and I want to congratulate Olivia, Jack, Robert, Sophie, Hollie, Callie and Caitlyn for their participation in the Mold Food Festival.  Our students worked with celebrity chefs in the Cooking Theatre, including Graham Tinsley MBE – Head Chef at Carden Park, Stephen Stevens – Michelin star chef from The Old Butchers in Anglesey, and Celebrity MasterChef Winner -actress Lisa Faulkner.

Our students worked specifically behind the scenes, preparing and serving dishes for each of the chefs during their demonstrations.

Please remind your children that our new Chess Club started today and it will run weekly on a Friday in G24.  I don’t usually mention individual clubs, except when they are new of course.

We want to wish the best of luck to all of our students participating in their Silver Practice Duke of Edinburgh Expedition in the Llandegla area over this weekend.  Let’s hope the weather has done its worst already and conditions improve for each of you.

Our sports fixtures kicked off with a resounding success for the Sixth Form Football Team.  Our lads beat Ysgol Dinas Bran 7-0.   Well done lads! 

In individual sports, Lauren, a Year 7 student competed in the Adrian Stan British Team Championships for Park Wrekin Gymnastics Club.  Her team competed against many clubs in Britain and came third overall, thereby taking the Bronze medal.  Not bad at all seeing as how this was Lauren’s first national competition!

Furthermore, Imogen of Year 8 has reported another high finish in the British BMX Championships held recently in Blackpool.  Well done!

As is our custom we will host for trainee teachers in Chemistry, Maths and Technology, beginning next week.  These three Associate Teachers are from Chester University and will be well looked after as they train to become the future of schools such as ours.

On Wednesday we will celebrate the European Day of Languages and a number of Welsh, German and French classes will attend a session led by a prominent visiting speaker.

On Thursday Year 7 students will sit CATS tests.  Please assure all Year 7 children that this is no big deal, no revision is required, and they will be guided through the whole process.

Just one for the near future… we will hold our School Open Evening, primarily aimed at Year 6 students and their families, on Thursday 4th October, from 6.30pm onwards.

On the following Friday 5th October, parents may wish to sign up for a tour of the school at either 9.30am or 11am, if they have not already had the chance to do this on a previous occasion.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.