Thursday 21st June 2018 : Week A
The assembly theme earlier this week was ‘Before the Council’ from the Acts of the Apostles. It was fortuitous timing that Callum Shallcross, from 7FAL, went to talk to the Head about an initiative that the Manchester Youth Council (of which Callum is a member) is promoting called ‘common-unity’. Callum spoke to all 1000 students currently in school about the Youth Council, its symbol (the Manchester bee) and the initiative which encourages all victims of hate crime or hate incidents to ‘react, report and re-think’, noting that ‘hate never wins’. Well done to Callum.
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On Tuesday, 22nd May, Miss Gocher, Mr Holland and Ms Jane took the choir and gospel choir to perform as part of the Manchester - One Voice concert in Albert Square, to commemorate the attack on the Manchester Arena last year. This was a very emotional event at which the students excelled themselves in terms of performance, conduct and handling the issues that the event brought to light. They worked with choirs from across Manchester to highlight the importance of singing to bring people together. We are very proud of all their achievements at this once in a lifetime experience.
From Assistant Head and Head of Religious Education, Mrs Buck:
“Last Wednesday morning, our Year 7 students were very pleased to welcome Ron Hyde and Mark Cunningham, two representatives from the Gideons International, into our assembly. The aim of the Gideons is to distribute copies of the Bible wherever they might be needed. They spoke to our Year 7s about their work in prisons, hospitals, hotels and schools. Ron described the Bible as a 'Sat Nav' for life, which can offer guidance when we are unsure of the way to go. The students were all offered copies of the New Testament and many were very pleased to receive them. The Testaments will be useful at both home and school in Religious Education lessons.”
Last Thursday, our art department turned into an art gallery for the evening. Head of Art, Ms Hutchinson said:
“Congratulations to all our GCSE and A Level Art students who showcased their work at Thursday's Exhibition in the Art Department. The exhibition is the result of two years of hard work and dedication to become great artists. We are really proud of you all. Many thanks to all who attended, helped out and made the evening a great success.”