CERN- Switzerland 2017

In June the science department took 53 year 9 pupils to Geneva for the annual CERN residential.

This was a great opportunity for the pupils to gain a rare insight into particle physics and where the world wide web was invented!

We also visited the natural history museum and had some great fun at a cheese fondue evening, a boat cruise around Lake Geneva and a bowling night.

Congratulations to Y9 Pupil Bradley Metcalfe

Bradley is currently the youngest member of the National Talent Squad (NTS) TEAM GBR. He has won a number of titles this year including British Closed Championship English Championships and Aspull International. Also he hasn't finished out of the medals in the UK for over 2 years and has just been to HELSINKI in a very very tough international competition, he had to wrestle 2 weight classes above his normal weight. He gave it a good shot but on this occasion was just out of the medals.

Bradley then went to Cardiff to compete in the British Championships where his weight class had 3 previous British champions in it, he lost out on the Gold by just 2 points. He was very disappointed but also happy with himself as he beat last years champion convincingly.

School STEM Robotics Team

The Hindley High school STEM robotics team have been selected to compete in the UK finals of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge. As the winners in the Manchester, North West heat, they will go head to head with teams from across the country at The Big Bang Fair on Friday 16 March 2018 in Birmingham.

The winning team built, programmed and controlled LEGO robots for a series of ‘aviation missions’. Students also had to research, design and present their own solution to a contemporary engineering problem faced by STEM professionals in the aviation industry.

Congratulations to Mr Wilson on being recognised by Ambition School Leadership with the Ann Brougham Values Award.

Mr Wilson Receiving Ambition School Leadership’s Ann Brougham Values Award. The award was created in memory of the first Lead Coach on Teaching Leaders, and is presented to a Fellow who has remained true to their values, supported their peers on the programme and displayed an unrelenting commitment to the Ambition School Leadership mission.

Mr Wilson received the award out of a pool of over 100 high potential middle leaders taking part in Ambition School Leadership’s flagship Teaching Leaders Programme. This award goes to the Fellow that has demonstrated our core organisational values of mastery, grit, empowerment, teamwork and integrity to an outstanding level throughout the 2 year programme.