Three students from Kirkham Grammar School took the lion’s share of the prizes at the 2018 District round of the annual Rotary Young Musician Competition. The candidates competed in a large and competitive field, comprising of many local secondary schools. Alexandra Clarke (flute) was the instrumental winner, Florence Bunday (voice) won the vocal prize and Charlotte Cross (voice) was highly commended for her performance. The two winners will go on to the regional heat early in 2019.
Leyland Apprentice Scoops National Title
Natalie White, from Leyland, an early careers advisor at the National Nuclear Laboratory in Warrington, has won the Royal Air Force Award for Apprenticeship Champion of the Year 2018. This year, the Excellence in Apprenticeships themed awards showcased individual and employer success stories, recognising apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career and enabler of business growth. Now in its 15th year, the awards are the largest and most prestigious celebration of apprentices and apprentice employers across the country.
Preston School in the Top 10
Highfield Priory School, Fulwood, was placed in the top 10 Independent Prep Schools in England for its national curriculum test results in The Sunday Times League Tables. It was the only school north of Watford to make it into the top 10. However, this is not just a one-off for Highfield. For the last eight years, Highfield has consistently achieved a place in the top 30 and this looks set to continue next year.
A Concert To Remember
Students from Penwortham Girls’ remembered all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in WW1 and all conflicts since. The choir gave poignant performances and through dance, students also told the emotional stories of the evacuee children and the impact war had on families. On display, were stories of the soldiers from the local area. These had been produced by pupils that had visited the battlefields over the weekend. The proceeds from the evening were donated to The Royal British Legion.
A Great Try For Students
Kirkham Grammar School’s U14 Rugby team became Lancashire Champions after facing Audenshaw School in the final at Preston Grasshoppers RFC. Parents, friends and family, as well as members of Kirkham Grammar School’s wider community were treated to a fantastic match which saw both schools display some skilful rugby, a variety of tries and some exceptional defence. The match finished 36-12 to Kirkham.
The Big Build
The children in Construction Club at Westholme Infant School entered Honor’s Big Build Competition 2018, in connection with construction company, Laing O’Rourke. The children had to choose a famous or fictional structure to make out of recyclable materials and chose Blackpool Tower and the surrounding buildings. They found pictures of the tower, sketched the design, before finding boxes to build the base of the structure and covered the boxes in papier mâché. They also painted it and added some mini-fairy lights. The children were delighted to discover they finished in second place.