On 17th November, our 6th form linguists took part in the Northern Schools Debating Competition at Cheadle Hulme School. We entered two teams: James Henaghan and Danyal Rashid for Spanish and Joe Ashworth and Hafsah Valli for French.
Old Blackburnian Simon McDermott collected the Special Recognition Award at the Pride of Britain ceremony on behalf of himself and his dad. Ted, on Monday 14 November.
Known as the 'Songaminute Man', Ted, 80, suffers from Alzheimer's and he and his son were chosen to receive a special award for their Carpool Karaoke-style fundraising videos which collected more than a million views in a matter of weeks, raising more than £130,000.
Old Blackburnian Joel Rothwell shared a stage with pop royalty when he appeared alongside Gary Barlow recently, performing at The Hidden Wounds charity concert in the Vulcan Experience aircraft hangar at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster.
On Saturday 12th November, the GCSE and A Level Music Classes headed for a night out in Manchester. A feast at Pizza Express put food in tummies and smiles on faces before we headed to the Bridgewater Hall for an evening’s entertainment and of course musical inspiration and analysis!
During the half-term break, the Art department ran a five-day trip to Rome, Italy. Mr Birtwistle led the trip, accompanied by Mr Braime and Miss Burton, who took 19 year 11, 12 and 13 students to the eternal city.
The trip was highly successful, as each day had a packed itinerary which covered all the most important elements of Rome’s Museums, Galleries, Architecture, Churches, general sightseeing and of course all of ancient Rome.