The astro upgrade is underway! Thanks to the outstanding efforts of our students, parents and wider community support, our tired astro is being upgraded ready for September 2018. Here's how it looked:
It wasn't easy, but by undertaking a range of activities and initiatives we did it together! A combination of our virtual pitch purchase scheme - Your Patch of Pitch -, our 50th Anniversary Golden Ball, the Festive Fair, student supermarket bag packing, House t-shirts and flags, Burns Night Supper, the newly returned Fun Run, student stalls at Sports Day, our prefect run Y7/8 Summer disco, our Summer Garden Festival and of course our annual Sports & Dance dinner saw us raise more than £60,000!
That total has added to a grant we successfully won, along with school reserves grown from the generous donations of those families who commit to the Academic Development Fund on a monthly basis, to enable us to go ahead with the project and change the sporting futures of our students for many years to come!
We'll soon release the details of our next project!
Each school year we focus our efforts on one school area for upgrade or improvement, based on the needs of our students and the vulnerable state of some of our facilities.
These whole-school fundraising projects are a chance for the community to put their stamp on something that will significantly change the experience for our students, now and in the future.
When our community comes together, we achieve remarkable things. Our University-grade Science laboratories wouldn’t have been built without the commitment of parents, staff, students and local businesses, who all supported our Inspiring Sciences Periodic Table campaign.
We created three labs, each offering the latest equipment and facilities for the advanced study of biology, physics and chemistry, with a dedicated A-Level lab sponsored by emotive. The Headteacher and Science team designed the largest lab with curved stations facing in to a central teaching area, to allow for contemporary, interactive learning, as well as glass boards and breakout areas for focused student forums.