Y10 Netballers qualify for Merseyside County Finals

Wednesday 5th February was the annual Liverpool Schools Netball Tournament. The Year 10 team came 2nd in their group, after losing to Greenbank in their opening match the girls then fought back comfortably beating, Formby and Range.  The next game for the girls was Rainhill in the Semi Final who had won their half of the group.  It was a hard, tough match but the girls we beaten by an outstanding Rainhill team who went on to win the tournament.   

As the top 3 schools qualify for the country finals the girls had to pick themselves up to face Greebank again in a the 3rd and 4th playoff knowing that a win would mean qualification as 1 of the top 3 schools in Liverpool.  They played brilliantly and through some injuries they beat Greenbank 6-5 and have now qualified through to the country finals on Saturday 7th March.

Well done girls!!!

Primary Year 2 multi skills competition

Year 2 multi skills competition saw 15 teams of 5 girls and 5 boys compete in a wide range of activities including a penalty shoot out, bean bag target, speed bounce and lots of running!

Our Year 8 sports leaders were on hand to score each event and encourage the participants. It was a fun filled and very loud afternoon!!

Congratulations to St Edmunds & St Thomas’ Red team for accumulating the most points. Well done also to all of the Year 2 pupils who took part for their endless enthusiasm and team support.

We look forward to welcoming Year 5/6 this week for their athletics competition.

Netball news

Only 2 year groups played this week due to Hillside not being able to field all teams. Chesterfield defended really well, stopping Hillside scoring in both matches and some fantastic shooting from the Y8’s. Well done girls, 2 great wins!

Year 7 – WON 5-0

Year 8 – WON 13-0

Players player – Ciara Derrane – Ho – Year 7, Emma Francis – Year 8

LGBT+ History Week

This week we are celebrating LGBT+ History week in school. Mr Sexton is presenting assemblies to students recognising members of the LGBT+ community who have shaped history for us all in the UK. He discussed Alan Turing who is often called the father of modern computing, a brilliant mathematician and logician whose genius led to techniques which cracked the Germans Enigma Code after which Winston Churchill said “he shortened the war by two years.”

However, Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts after which he accepted chemical castration treatment as an alternative to prison. 

The story of Alan Turing and other significant individuals who have shaped our history such as William Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale and Isaac Newton will be further investigated during form times this week.

Y8 “Tenner Challenge”

Year 8 have started the “Tenner Challenge” as part of Year 8 Enterprise Challenge. The aim of the challenge is to see how much money they can make from £10.

Step 1: Start a team with 1-5 members with a unique product to sell

Step 2: Receive a £10 business loan to create your product

Step 3: Re-invest your £10 to make as much money as possible

The team tht makes the most profit will win a prize. Good luck!

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Over the course of the past week, we have delivered an assembly themed around Holocaust Memorial Day with the core message for our students, ‘Stand Together’. The assembly was delivered in unison with two of our sixth form students who visited Auschwitz earlier this year and shared accounts of their personal experience and the importance of all of us challenging antisemitism.

As part of our teaching this year we recognise that the horrors of Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps will soon be lost to living memory and the recent rise in xenophobic nationalism underlines the need never to forget. On Monday 27th January, we commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Red Army’s arrival at the gates of Auschwitz and the liberation of this camp.

Students across the school have been taught lessons in English and History, visited displays demonstrating individual stories and a timeline of events, seen a play or been involved in a live webcast.

They learnt about Leon Greenman’s story and we collected 606 personal responses to this story. The students made a display within school on luggage labels.

We hope that students will remember that we must stand together and challenge the ideas of those who do not hold those same values.

Primary Swimming Gala

Congratulations to all of the Year 4 and 5 swimmers who competed in the Chesterfield Swimming Gala at Crosby Leisure Centre on Friday 24th January. The standard of swimming was fantastic, as was the commitment and teamwork displayed by all the competitors.

A special congratulations to our top 3 places; 3rd place – Ursuline, 2nd place – Valewood and the winning team were St Thomas’ Primary, Lydiate.

Well done to all @ValewoodPrimary @ursulineprimary @stthomasce

Holocaust Memorial Day

In preparation for #HolocaustMemorialDay on Monday 27th January 2020 staff have been supporting discussions with students regarding the Holocaust this week.  Students have been visiting the commemorative and education displays in the mall.

On Monday, students from Y8 & Y9 will see a performance of ‘The Secret’ in the Arts Theatre.