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.
On Thursday 10 November Year 11 enjoyed a Languages Enrichment afternoon, listening to various speakers explaining the advantages of learning languages and how this skill is valued in the world of work.
Pupils had the opportunity to listen to OB Ian Brown speak about his experiences in industry and how communication and understanding other cultures has proved essential; student Joe Carroll from Manchester University described his course in Biology and French and Dr Birgit Smith from Lancaster Univ...
The annual event for Year 8 pupils started in the traditional way with a continental breakfast in Big School. Pupils very much enjoyed their pains au chocolat and proceeded to the Library Annexe where they listened to Old Blackburnian Paul Singh talk about his language learning experiences and their ...
Hard work and dedication paid off for Matthew Procter recently as he attained 2nd place in a hugely competitive class at the Horse of the Year Show.
The 'Showing World' involves not only those who show their ponies for a hobby, but people who also produce them for a living. Full credit to Matthew for achieving such a fantastic result - he is planning to join the Shetland Grand National Team next year and we wish him every success!