Key Stage 3 visit World Museum Liverpool

Following the completion of their Ancient Egypt studies, a group of Key Stage 3 pupils visited World Museum Liverpool on Friday 7th February.

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Liverpool World Museum

 

They were treated to an amazing day by museum staff which started with permission to park in a ‘secret’ car park due to road works in the area. The car park was so ‘secret’ they had difficulty finding it!

During an “Ancient Egypt Hands-On Workshop”, museum staff allowed the pupils to examine genuine Egyptian artefacts. They were so precious the children had to wear special gloves to avoid the artefacts being damaged.

While they had the opportunity, the pupils explored the wide variety of exhibits the museum holds. They were also treated to a session by museum staff where they examined some of the local aquatic wildlife found in coastal rock pools.

Staff commented the children were, as usual, awesome representatives of the school, themselves and their families. The children enjoyed the day so much they were asking when they could return during the drive back to school.
Well done Key Stage 3!

Olympic athlete visits Aigburth High

Olympic and Commonwealth Games athlete Michelle Vidler visited our school on Wednesday 29th January to help launch the Sky Sports “Living for Sports” programme with 7M. The children will benefit from a series of six weekly extra-curricular sessions, with LJMU’s Lauren House, to further develop and enhance their confidence, self-esteem and sporting ability.

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Michelle Vidler

 

Michelle initially visited 7M in their classroom where they discussed her background and sport (Judo). The children also examined a small sample of the medals Michelle had won during her career. The action then moved to the gym where the class demonstrated their teamwork in a number of games and challenges. Everyone who took part was very enthusiastic and they are already looking forward to their next session!

Donation to Our School

Aigburth High School has received a donation of £500 from Margaret Bryce-Smith School Scholarships.

It will be awarded at our Prizegiving on 17th December, to 20 students in recognition of progress or achievement during the last academic year.

Young Lord Mayor

Congratulations are due to one of our sixth-formers, Katie, who has recently been elected as one of the Young Lord Mayors of Liverpool, 2013-2014. She was inaugurated at the Town Hall on 30th October, and has already begun to represent the school with pride.

Photo of the Inauguration Ceremony at the Town Hall

Inauguration Ceremony at the Town Hall

 

Children in Need 2013

Congratulations and a big WELL DONE to everyone who contributed to our Children In Need fundraising on Friday 15th November.

Our Own Clothes Day, Cake Sale and Bush Tucker Trial, together with Sponsored Jobs and sales of wristbands & Pudsey key fobs, raised the fantastic total of £350 for a very worthwhile cause.

November Parents Evening

Many thanksto all parents and carers who made such an effort to attend our Parents Evening on 14th November, despite the cold weather! It was a great turnout, with parents and carers having the opportunity to meet with Pastoral staff.

We also thank our friends from the Local Authority, School Health and Connexions, who were on hand to answer questions.

Please could you return the Parent E-Safety Survey. This will help our staff to identify issues and concerns, and to provide appropriate support. If you would like a copy of the survey it is downloadable here –

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Science Theatre Group Visit

On Wednesday 13th November the whole school were entertained by the Kinetic Theatre Group. They presented a play called Fillacavity Hotel, which was all about teeth and skeletons.

Thanks go to Mrs Dillon, our Head of Science, for arranging the visit to our school which was enjoyed by pupils and staff.