A FLURRY OF FIRSTS!
The Design and Technology department are thrilled to be celebrating a year of incredible success at this year’s Honley Show which took place on Saturday 13th June in a picturesque setting just a couple of miles outside of Honley village.
As a department, we could not be more proud of our hard working pupils and the incredible GCSE work they have produced. The quality and creativity of this work was acknowledged when three of our entries won their categories at this year’s Honley Show. Edward Penrose-Bottom won his prize for his outstanding electronic metronome and Bethany Gallagher won her category with her fantastic interactive educational textile book. In addition to winning her category with her beautifully embellished theatrical gown, Beth Brooks also won the overall prize for best in show (Children’s Category), bringing the Honley Show shield back to Salendine Nook for an incredible seventh time.
Achieved 2nd place at the National Schools Cheerleading Competition
Eighteen pupils from Year 7 – 11 achieved 2nd place in the Key Stage 4 Level 2 Cheer category on Sunday 21st June at the Manchester Velodrome. They were competing against seven other schools an achieved this amazing accomplishment. The girls have been working hard on their routine since December and their dedication and commitment to each other shone through at yesterday’s competition. A massive thank you to Amelia-Joe Lee and Verity Gledhill for all their help with the squad this year. Good Job everyone
It’s that time of year again! On Tuesday the 7th of July, the Performing Arts department will be hosting the 8th Annual Summer Cabaret. Come and enjoy a range of variety acts, from singers to jazz piano, from prestidigitation [that’s magic to the rest of us!] to stand-up comedy, and featuring the all-conquering Cheerleading Squad and fresh back from its tour of Paris, the Glee Choir.
Ramadan Assemblies were held for every year group this week with three Year 9 pupils, Malaika, Komal and Nabil presenting the importance of the month of fasting. Many of our pupils are fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and the school has issued a friendly challenge to all it’s pupils to pledge a day or so during the next month to give up food and water during the hours of light. Many non Muslim pupils and Teachers have already shown interest in trying to experience the challenge of the fast and we look to see as many of our pupils signing up to the Ramadan Fasting Challenge of 2015.