On Friday 29th June Shevington High School hosted our annual Festival of Performing Arts. This year was bigger and better and held on the school fields with several acts performing. Over 300 people were in attendance to listen and see some fantastic performances from our students.
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Our History GCSE students have recently returned from a superb trip to Berlin. In the midst of a heat-wave, our students visited numerous historical sites relating to the Cold War and Nazi Germany including, Checkpoint Charlie, The Brandenburg Gates, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Wannsee Conference House and The Topography of terror Museum.
It is hard to believe we packed so much in such a short space of time and still found time for a guided walking tour of Berlin, a visit to a spectacular chocolate shop, a Mercedes museum and the Holocaust memorial in the city centre. As the weather was so beautiful, we enjoyed a lovely riverside picnic and plenty of sunshine on our rooftop terrace with wonderful views of the city.
The students had a thoroughly memorable time as well as an extremely educational and purposeful one. We are sure they will benefit from the visit in their GCSEs. All students behaved in an exemplary manner throughout.
On Monday, 7.3 took part in a Mandarin Excellence Day at the University of Leeds. Students had the amazing chance to meet thefamous Chinese children’s author Lin Manchiu, whose book ‘The Ventriloquist’s Daughter’ they have been studying in their lessons. After this, our pupils took part in three superb workshops throughout the day. They also practised speaking Chinese in preparation for their upcoming Hurdle Tests. In the afternoon, students then took part in a fantastic song writing workshop followed by a calligraphy and painting workshop.
7.3 really enjoyed their time at the University of Leeds, where they got to experience further aspects of Chinese culture and get some vital preparation for their upcoming assessment. Well done 7.3 and thank you to Leeds University and MEP for organising the event!
Our ‘Alumni Star of the Month’ for April is Samantha Thompson.
Samantha went to Winstanley College after leaving Shevington High. After completing college, she studied at Sunderland University doing an English Language course, completing both level 1 and 2. Then on to Open University to study Law. Samantha is in her 3rd year of studying Law and progressing well.
Sam hasn’t stopped there with her achievements. She also started an apprenticeship at Brabners LLP and became a legal administrator and was promoted to legal secretary. She is currently waiting to finish her degree before progressing onto a paralegal role in September.
Amazing work Samantha!
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Yesterday Year 9 Spanish pupils were treated to a taste of some authentic Manchego cheese. There were some mixed reviews but nearly all pupils tried the cheese and most loved it! The pupils have been working hard, learning all about food and ordering so this was a nice little cultural taste of Spain. Delicioso!
On Tuesday Year 10 travelled to the Lake District to investigate rivers as part of their GCSE course. Luckily, the sun made an appearance and they spent the day collecting data on the profile and flow of a river in two locations. The day was enjoyed by both staff and pupils and they collected some interesting information using several fieldwork methodologies! Well done Year 10 and a big thank you to the Field Studies Council for leading the trip.
It was great to see a packed sports hall for our Year 10 parents evening. Thank you for coming.