Dear Parents and Carers
As we come towards the end of another academic year, I take this opportunity, once again, to thank you for your continued support of the school and all its work with your children.
It has been a busy summer term, ending with the celebration of all children’s achievements at both the annual Awards Evening at Pendle Hippodrome and the awards assemblies in school last week. Particular congratulations go to Annica Kelly, Mya Farrow, Roma Massey, Lois Page, Erin Connelly, Thomas Burns, Ryan Betts, Grace Helm and Megan Jeffery; all major award winners who were presented with their trophies by Mrs Karen Handford, founder of Wil’s Wishes. I thank Karen and her charity for their continued support of the school.
This term, all Key Stage 3 pupils enjoyed three days of enrichment activities on the theme ‘Britain’s got…..’, an exploration of Britain, British culture and values. We had the British ‘bake off’ in food technology; we kept calm and carried on in graphics; pupils explored British punk hairstyles in art and samba rhythms and bands in music. In science, pupils had the opportunity to test the theories of Isaac Newton and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as well as sampling Olympic sports, including lacrosse and ultimate frisbee, in PE. These lessons gave an opportunity for all pupils to experience something new, to be creative and inspired. The feedback from both pupils and staff was overwhelmingly positive, as was the feedback from the enrichment week trips to Blackpool Zoo, York, Media City in Salford and the Anderton Centre in Bolton for kayaking and water sports. Please see our website for photographs of all our enrichment activities.
Whilst Years 7 to 9 pupils were experiencing enrichment activities in school, Year 10 pupils were experiencing enrichment activities of another kind on Work Experience for two weeks with local employers and businesses. When Fisher More pupils go out into the local community, they always do so with pride and their behaviour and attitude is exemplary. Many employers who hosted one or more of our pupils during work experience have contacted the school, singing the praises of all our pupils, which is always good to hear.
In preparation for their final year with us and the important decisions Year 10 will have to make regarding their post-16 choices, these pupils attended taster sessions and lessons in various subject areas at Nelson and Colne College. Again, the feedback from staff who led these sessions with our pupils was highly complimentary. We thank Mr Flynn, Mr Walmsley and Mr Driver for organising these exceedingly valuable learning opportunities for our pupils.