Fantastic Fundraising

GuideDog

Thank you all, for once again proving what a generous and caring community Aigburth High School is. Our end of Autumn half-term “own clothes day” collection, raised £ 120 for Guidedogs for the Blind. This organisation is very special to us as we have a guidedog friend called Henry, who visits our school, to support one of our volunteer helpers, Jack.

Yr 6 Pupil speaks at Liverpool Schools' Parliament

LiverpoolSchoolsParliamentLogoJack Statham spoke at Liverpool Schools’ Parliament, in the Town Hall.

“Good Afternoon,

I want to make Liverpool right because we need to stop people throwing litter around. They need to learn to use the bins instead of throwing rubbish on the floor. I also think people need to be careful with drinking. Some people do get extremely drunk. We need to tell people that’s not cool or healthy. My other point is about school, I love school but I haven’t always loved it. Sometimes I have not wanted to go, but I have learnt to love school. I want to help more kids love school too. Also we need to spread the word on autism awareness. People don’t seem to know much about it. I want to change that; I want people not to be afraid of it. Finally ladies and gentlemen, I love where I live! If we all work together we can make a difference and keep Liverpool Great. Thank You.”

This is a wonderful speech delivered by Jack in year 6 to the Liverpool Schools’ Parliament.

Jack has some great ideas. We are all delighted that he loves school and we are very proud of him for representing us in such a mature and positive way.

Well done Jack!

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon, 3rd Oct 2014

Thank-you very much to all the members of our school community who helped us to raise a wonderful £240 for Macmillan Cancer Care Charity.

Making Cakes

Making Cakes

Lots of our pupils in year 6, 7,8 and 9 used their Food Tech Time to make cakes to sell. Parents and staff also sent in home baking- Pupils wore “own Clothes” for a donation of £1 and everyone enjoyed the chance to buy cakes during pastoral time in the afternoon.

Buying Cakes

Buying Cakes

Our Sixth Formers organised the cake sale, including a lovely display of posters round school and Mr Maines’ class linked the sale to their work on our whole school numeracy target “money”.

Counting the money

Counting the money

Thanks once again for showing how much everyone at Aigburth High cares for people who need our help.

School Council News, October 2014

Our School Council had a really good meeting on Tuesday 30th September. We invited our new school cook Ms Val Canavan to talk about our ideas for improvements to the menu. Everyone enjoyed sharing their likes and dislikes and Mrs Piercy and Mrs Price were very proud of the polite and sensible way the councillors took turns and respected each other.

On Thursday 2nd October, four of our school councillors attended the first session this year of the Liverpool Schools’ Parliament. They were chosen to represent our school by the Council and will do this job for the rest of the term when another four will be chosen.

Liverpool Town Hall

Liverpool Town Hall

They spent the day at the Town Hall with Mrs Price and took part in a debate about travel passes.

This is what they said when they came back to school:

“It was really good fun” – Ryan B, Yr 7

“It was good and interesting, I am thinking of becoming Young Lord Mayor as I want to make Liverpool better” – Jack S, Yr 6

“It was brilliant, I enjoyed the food” Matthew Mc, Yr 6

“I really liked it and I want to go again” Daniel, Yr 8

 

Well Done everyone!

Kinetic Theatre Company

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On Monday 22nd of September, KS2/3 were treated to a visit by the Kinetic Theatre for Science. The theatre aims to educate by integrating scientific themes with exciting stories.

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The theme of this visit was ‘The Light Fantastic’, which covered many aspects of light, shadow and colour. The premise of the show was ‘who stole all the colour?’, a mystery which saw Dolly the café owner and Roy, a Country and Western star, try to figure out where all the earths’ colour had gone!

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With an excellent mix of pantomime, songs and audience participation, a great time was had by all – and we learned lots too!

Cherry Dillon, Head of Science

 

Year 9 Museum Visit

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In July, Year 9 visited the Museum of Liverpool, where they learned more about the geography and history of the local area and enjoyed lots of hands on activities.

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They will also be visiting the Catalyst Museum in Widnes to try lots of practical science activities.

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Places Of Worship

Children from 6M and 7M were given the opportunity to visit places of worship in our local community recently.

Children from Aigburth High School outside mosque and church

This was part of their Religious Education curriculum to consider differences between the multicultural faiths of our community. They were given a tour of the places of worship by Rev Greenwood of St Anne’s Church on Aigburth Road and Fatima of Toxteth Mosque. The children were very respectful and asked the same questions at each venue to assist in their comparisons of different faiths. As always, the children were very sensible and mature representatives of Aigburth High.