Friday, 5 May 2017

05 May 2017

Last week, the Girls' Division welcomed members of the public for a fascinating talk on 'The Poetry of Art and the Art of Poetry' from art historian Michael Howard. In taking the audience on a tour through the art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, he reflected on specific paintings and poems and the reciprocal nature of both art forms.

The School held an awards evening to celebrate the achievements of pupils in both Divisions who have been awarded gold, silver and bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Old Girl Janette McCormick, now Deputy Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary, was the guest speaker for the evening and congratulated the award recipients on their efforts, particularly in the field of volunteering. Pupils also shared their D of E experiences in the course of the ceremony.

A team of four Boys' Division pupils have been crowned the winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry's national Top of the Bench competition! They completed an individual written test and a two-hour group practical task, and despite the challenges of the day they emerged victorious.

The May Serenade was a wonderful celebration of pupils' musical talents. The varied ensembles, soloists and choirs created an enchanting programme of music throughout the evening. The two award winners from February's Music Festival also received their awards.

Pupils in the Girls' Division have once again taken part in the British Science Association's Crest Awards. The girls undertook a science-based project of their choosing, and presented their varied findings to Mr David Ward, the regional Crest Coordinator.

The annual Battle of the Bands took place, judged this year by Governor and record producer George Apsion who handed the prize over to Year 12 band The Parallel Oreos. He was impressed by the overall quality of all four bands who performed on the day

Young gymnast Dinburgh has once again been crowned Champion at the North West Rhythmic Gymnastics Open after competing in the U10 category. She achieved first place in the 'free' and 'ball' sections as well as overall first place in her age group.

Recent leavers Zack Weir and Jackson Shaw are planning to undertake a 1,000 kilometer bicycle ride through five European countries to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK. Both have recently witnessed the devastating effect of the disease on their grandmas and are raising the money in their honour. Track their progress and donate to their cause here.

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