Our whole school assembly this week was on the theme of ‘Choices’ and was led by Year 7. Thanks to our readers Henry Moses and Annabelle Collis. Our musical item, ‘Chasing Cars’, was sung beautifully by Hannah Cartwright and Lucy Nash.
Another busy school week has raced by. The majority of students in Year 10 have successfully completed their Welsh Oral Examinations, and this paves the way for our Year 11 students who will set their oral examinations in French and German early next week. We are already deep into external examination season and thoroughly appreciate all of your support and efforts in helping our students through what can be, for many, stressful times.
On Friday last week I attended the Celebration of Youth Music at Theatre Clwyd. There was a huge amount of talent from all schools on display and we would like to say a particular well done to our students who performed brilliantly and, as always, were a credit to themselves and our school :-
Flintshire Concert Band – Matthew Smith, Daniel Williams and Eloise Winkworth.
Casals String Orchestra – Susan Greenan and Beth Taylor.
County Guitar Ensemble – Grace Davies, Carys Jones and Millie Whittle
County Wind Orchestra – Hannah Benjamin, Abigail Evans, Lucy Norris, Benjamin Wiggs, Lucy Cartwright, Rachel Gittins, Rebecca Tresidder, Samuel Wiggs, Lilly Duggan, William Gittins, Colin Twells and Abigail Wisbey.
Percussion Ensemble – Colin Twells
Well done to Darragh Harland in Year 7 who competed in an Irish music event in Liverpool last weekend. He came in second place, playing the piano and banjo, and is now going to Scotland to compete further. Darragh has had considerable musical success already and clearly has a bright future ahead of him.
Francesca and Joshua have just achieved the coveted Black Belt in Tae Kwondo. Both students are in Year 9 and are members of a Tae Kwondo Academy in Wrexham. They have been practicing the discipline for only 4 years to date. To gain the belt the students had to perform 3 pattern routines, a sequence of set sparring, semi contact free sparring, a large degree of floor work and answer a series of theoretical questions. This is amazing achievement, especially at this age – well done!
Our congratulations go to Paul Muncey, Site Supervisor, for successfully completing the London Marathon. Paul has raised a lot of money for ‘Children with Cancer’ and we are all very proud him.
A brief reminder that Year 7 Parents’ Evening will be held on Thursday 3rd May, starting at 4pm in the school Sports Hall. We look forward to seeing the parents and carers of our younger students again on this evening. Due to this event there will be no study club available on this evening.