EDUCATION NEWS

PUPILS LOCK AWAY MEMORIES
Year 6 students at Roebuck school, Preston have captured their school life memories in a time capsule for future pupils to uncover in 50 years’ time. Items included a school t-shirt signed by the year group, a copy of the day’s Lancashire Evening Post, letters to future pupils and class photos. This will create a record for future teachers to follow as the school changes with the generations.

CHARITY FUNDRAISING
Rossall infant and junior school presented Brian House Children’s Hospice with a cheque for £1,592. The money was raised in December from Rossall’s annual Reindeer Run and other various Christmas activities. Junior school captains Emerson Porter and Yasmine Ajiteru and infant school captains Woody-Lee Wilson and Lake Porter were joined by the headmistress Mrs Katie Lee to present the cheque to Emma Padgett, community fundraiser at Brian House Children’s Hospice.

THE WIZARD OF OZ
This February Highfield Priory School took centre stage at The Charter Theatre with its production of The Wizard of Oz. Year 4 pupils led the way as the actors along the yellow brick road. They were joined by over 60 dancers from the age of four to 11. The children performed fantastically in front of 300 people and had a great time performing in front of the audience of parents and guests.

LANGUAGE EVENT
Penwortham girls were recently visited by four local primary schools for the Annual Primary Language Event. Over 160 primary pupils visited the modern foreign languages department throughout the day. The year 9 girls ran the activities which included a café role-play, interactive language games and a group shopping card game. The visiting schools were Little Hoole, Whitefield, Ashbridge and Hesketh with Becconsall.

NATIONAL COMPETITION
Lytham Christmas Company, a team of six year 12 students from AKS Lytham school, have been announced as the runners-up of Tycoon in Schools, from over 100 teams from schools across the UK. Tycoon in Schools was created by the Dragon Peter Jones CBE to encourage the UK’s budding entrepreneurs to get involved in business, giving them a start-up loan to run a business whilst at school or college. Congratulations to Lytham Christmas Company.

A JOURNALIST’S JOURNEY  
The Westholme community were delighted when they welcomed ITV Granada News Presenter, Lucy Meacock to the school to talk about her long and varied career in journalism. During her visit, she was interviewed by two sixth form students, who themselves are budding journalists. She spoke to an audience about her ‘Journalists Journey’ and even took time to conduct another interview with one of the school’s former students.

THE BIG BANG
Particle Physicist Professor Jeff Forshaw of the University of Manchester provided a stimulating lecture at Bolton School recently. Based on his popular book co-authored with Brian Cox, his lecture ‘Universal’ traversed a journey of scientific exploration which helped a fascinated audience understand some of the most fundamental questions about our earth, sun and solar system. The evening lecture was part of a series of arts and science presentations taking place at Bolton School and are open to the public.

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