Friday 27th October 2017

We have had another really busy week at Castell Alun.

On Tuesday we hosted the Crucial Crew and our Year 7 students were given instruction on how to remain safe in a variety of different situations.  I would like to thank the Dogs Trust, RNLI, Fire Safety, Police, Food Standards and Sorted for their most valuable input and time spent with us.

Last week we held our Harvest Assembly.  Each tutor group in Year 7 contributed a harvest hamper which we donated to those less fortunate via the Mold Food Bank.  Our readers in the assembly were Megan Hall, Reuben Morlock and Katie Hall and they deserve special praise as reading in front of 1300 people for the first time is quite something!  Adam Rothereo performed a magical piano solo.

This week we held another lovely assembly for lower school students in Years 7 to 9, and I would like to thank our excellent readers Archie Peffers and Emily Llewellyn.  Cole Adamson and Ewan Venables performed a wonderful musical item.

Year 12 English students went on a trip to the National Theatre in London to see their set text, Jane Eyre last Saturday.  Despite transport difficulties a most valuable experience was had by all.

On Wednesday we took a large number of students to compete in the County Cross Country Championships at Mold Alun.  All of our students performed really well and, although we are awaiting the final overall results, I can tell you that Jack Hitchin, Year 10, came a brilliant third in his race. We were particularly proud of the great number of participants from Years 10 and 11, as this wasn’t the case in plenty of other schools.

Furthermore, on a sporting theme, congratulations to our Under 14 Rugby Team for their great performance in beating Flint High School this week.

We have recently drawn our monthly CAFA lottery, and I am happy to announce the following winners Barbara Jones, September and Gail Davies won the October draw.  If you would like to participate in future draws please click here further information.

And finally, today is Pink Day for our Sixth Form, during which all students and many teachers wear at least one pink garment of clothing in order to raise awareness of Breast Cancer.  We always raise a significant amount of money for this most worthy of charities through our annual support of this event.

I feel we have had a most rewarding half-term as a school and I would like to express my thanks to you all once again for the amazing level of support that you give us week in, week out.  I hope all parents, carers and students have a lovely week.