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In March, Year 8 helped with a Holi Assembly. They told the Hindu story of Prahlad and Holika, and of good overcoming evil.

 
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They prepared a lot of brightly coloured paper for our own version of Holi’s paint throwing activity.

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The whole school enjoyed filling the hall with colour – though not the paint that is usually thrown at Holi (for obvious reasons).

Visit to Princes Road Synagogue

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7M & 7/8W enjoyed a visit to the synagogue this week. Both groups represented our school well, with perfect manners and behaviour.
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The synagogue was an awesome building.

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The boys wore yarmulkes on their heads, as a sign of respect.
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We saw the Eternal Light, the Ark and the Torah scrolls.
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Aigburth High Comic Relief Red Nose Day

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What a fantastic day we had on Friday 13th March- Red Nose Day! Everyone came in their “own clothes”, lots of lovely red tops, socks, ties, scarves, dresses, etc could be seen in all the classes. Staff made a real effort too, with red noses, “deely boppers” and other high fashion items on show.

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Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales) SCO39730 (Scotland)

Throughout the morning, Mr Turley and Mr Watkins had organised a mega dodgeball tournament, which caused lots of excitement.

Mrs Jukes and her team, including Liam (Y9), took over the Food Tech. room and kept staff and pupils supplied with sausage or bacon rolls for sale. Sixth form had baked and decorated red nose and “Minion” cakes and biscuits which went on sale at break and quickly disappeared!

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Mrs Milne, helped by Lee (Y8) and Lewis (Y12), sold raffle tickets for a selection of Red Nose treats. Mrs Williams had also challenged our pupils to enter a competition to design a new Red Nose- there were lots of entries, all showing real imagination and a sense of fun.

Mrs Dillon’s class took part in a “sponsored silence” which they completed successfully, much to the amazement of all!

Pupils from years 9, 10, 11, 6th Form and staff participated in a Dancathon. They danced for a total of 2 hours and 39 minutes!!
After lunch, the whole school community gathered together for an awards ceremony, the raffle draw and to celebrate our achievement in raising just over £250!!! With the government promising to match that sum, this means Aigburth High pupils and staff will have raised over £500 for all the great causes supported by Comic Relief.
Well Done to everyone and thank you to all our parents and carers for supporting us so generously!

Successful ASD Coffee Morning

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Many thanks go out to all the parents and carers who took time out from their busy day last Wednesday, to come along to an ASD information session and coffee morning. Our visitors, from the ASD pathways Team, were very approachable, giving practical information and advice. Even better was the great opportunity for parents and carers to ask questions, share experiences and support each other.
Watch this space for the date of our next Coffee Morning!

World Book Day at Aigburth High

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On Thursday 5th March, Aigburth High School celebrated “World Book Day” with a party.

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Students from all Key Stages celebrated by gathering together, completing book quizzes, word searches and World Book Day activity booklets, as well as discussing their favourite books.

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All students had the opportunity to choose a free book and were given a book token and a bookmark to encourage them to read and enjoy reading a variety of texts.

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Finding Out About Our Food

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All our pupils are taking part in an exciting scheme being offered by Toby Carvery in Aigburth. Our first group is going out on Thursday 5th February. They will all visit the Carvery, experience the kitchen area, learn about food hygiene and nutrition. After preparing food safely they will then enjoy lunch before returning to school. This is a great way for our pupils to learn about food preparation, think about career opportunities and to enjoy social time in a different setting.

Learning to be Good Citizens

At Aigburth High, we understand the value of learning about the history of our local area, our country and the wider world.
This half-term, we have had two special opportunities to reflect as a school. Everyone has used pastoral or lesson time to watch the news together and to discuss citizenship issues.
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Democracy Day, on 20th January 2015, was a day when we celebrated the 750th anniversary of England’s first Parliament. All classes took up the challenge to find out more about our Parliament and our responsibility as citizens, to play our part in decision making.

Holocaust Memorial Day, on 27th January 2015, was a very moving occasion, when we reflected in pastoral or lesson time on the experiences of Jewish people in Nazi concentration camps.

HolocaustMemorialDayOur Year 7 and 8 pupils have recently finished reading, ”The Boy in the Stripes Pyjamas” and were able to share their understanding in discussion. Year 10 English groups showed an impressive level of empathy and awareness during a discussion of a very thought provoking powerpoint presentation by Mrs Jukes.

Bully Busters

On Jan 29th an organisation called Bully Busters came to Aigburth High School and held a variety of workshops for all our pupils dealing with the various forms of bullying.

Our staff, pupils and outside agencies continue to work hard to eradicate bullying and supports our mission statement which pledges that this is a calm, safe and welcoming place to work.

Our pupils reported that:

“I learned a lot about the dangers of online bullying” Yr 11.

“It was funny the way she did it, it made me laugh a lot” Yr 7.

“It was very interesting because she talked about how serious it was” Yr 10

“I know what to do when someone is getting bullied” Yr 6

Link to Bully Busters web site

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If you wish to know more about Bully Busters just click on the logo.

Chinese New Year

Here are some Year 6 pupils making hats and masks in preparation for a whole school assembly. They gave them as gifts to the audience after their performance.
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They also made lanterns for a display.
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Here they are, rehearsing for their dragon parade.
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Here they are, just about to make their big entrance in front of the whole school
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Many pupils asked for a mask and hat to take away with them
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The dragon is now on display in the hall and has attracted a lot of positive attention.
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Safer Internet Day 2015

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Aigburth High School is supporting Safer Internet Day 2015 – “Let’s create a better internet together”.

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people.

To celebrate the day, Aigburth High School is taking part by designing posters, role playing scenarios and solutions, making a pledge, joining an assembly, expressing concerns and solutions, and learning how to help others?.

Mr Robert Blackmore, Head of Technology at Aigburth High School said “Young people need to understand the moral issues associated with being a digital citizen. Our digital footprints and our digital reputations follow us forever. The concept of forever is difficult to understand for many of our learners, this is why education and learning to operate in a digital world is of paramount importance.”

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