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MONDAY, MARCH 19TH, 2018

It is difficult to believe that once again school life has faced the challenges of inclement weather. As I am writing this, there is heavy snow on the ground and for the third time this winter, the school has been forced to close.
Last week, however, was a week unaffected by snow and ice. Year 7 managed to sit their examinations without any disturbances. They are to be warmly congratulated for their mature attitude to their exams and to their excellent behaviour. They responded very well to their first experience of internal, formal examinations.
As Year 7 finished their examinations, it was then Year 8’s turn to sit their internal examinations. Unfortunately the snow caused some disruption to Year 8’s examinations, but they have coped well with the unavoidable changes.
A number of our Year 13 pupils attended a law workshop in Welshpool on Friday, organised by the Seren Network, for more able and talented students in Wales. This workshop was a valuable opportunity to glean some information about law before they make a final decision as to their future field of study.
On Friday evening (March 16th), there was a wonderful opportunity to admire some beautiful prom and evening dresses at the PTA’s Fashion Show. One of our parents has recently opened My Wardrobe by Teresa Jayne in Welshpool, which stocks a wide range of prom and evening dresses. We are grateful to Teresa Jayne for organising a fashion show, with the proceeds being donated to the school. It was a very successful evening, and it was lovely to see so many people present. Many thanks to all who supported this event and also to all parents, friends, pupils, former pupils and one brave member of staff who modelled the dresses.
It was most encouraging and pleasing to read of the success of a former pupil. Ryan Astley recently made his début performance for Everton’s under 23 team. Not only was this in itself a great privilege, but Ryan was highly praised by Everton manager David Unsworth, who described Ryan’s performance against Sunderland as ‘stunning’. He was quoted as saying ‘He (Ryan Astley) showed character, ability and bravery” and was also identified as the best player on the pitch. Congratulations to Ryan and we shall follow his career with great interest.

Announcements

A MESSAGE FOR YEAR 8

Year 8 exams will move forward one day i.e exams originally planned for Monday , March 19th(English, History and ICT) will now take place on Tuesday and Tuesday’s exams (Biology) will now be on Wednesday March 21st.

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