I was really looking forward to attending the Ecumenical Service, celebrated at St Oswald’s Catholic church. Year 7 pupils from both St Edmund Arrowsmith and The Byrchall High School joined together to celebrate their gifts and talents as they begin their five-year journey at secondary school.
The FIFA under 20’s Women’s World Cup took place this summer in France. Our former Head Girl (2015), Megan Finnigan, played for England in this very prestigious tournament and came away with a FIFA World Cup bronze medal!
Thursday 1st November marked All Saints Day. As a school, in honour of this feast, we celebrated Mass at 3:15 in the main hall.
Eddie’s annual Year 8 Spelling Bee was fiercely contested on Thursday 18th October 2018 and saw the usual high standard of super spellers taking to the mic. to try and win glory for their houses
On Friday 28th September, the whole of Year 7 gathered together to celebrate starting their journey at St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School with their Y7 Welcome Mass.
It was great to see Eoin McMahon, who left in 2017, call into school to chat about his success in handball over the summer. Eoin represented Ireland at the European Championships held in Austria in August 2018!
On Tuesday 7th August, my mum and I travelled to the historic Portico Library in Manchester for afternoon tea and a tour of the library itself. I had won the trip due to taking part in the English department’s ‘I Am’ competition, which saw KS4 students earn points for taking part in extracurricular English activities, such as attending the Cake and Classics book club, helping out at Reading Mentoring, and writing reviews, articles or stories in their own time.
It was a mizzly, drizzly day as pupils and parents queued nervously to receive the long-awaited GCSE results, but this didn’t put a dampener on the many relieved, but also delighted faces, as they filed into the dining room after receiving the vital white envelope containing their imminent futures.
Alicia Johnson in Year 8 recently won a bronze medal at the NDP finals at Nottingham Arena.
Two year 9 pupils took part in a public speaking event at St John Rigby College last week organised by the Liverpool Archdiocese and judged by the English Speaking Union.
Well, the weather defeated us this time as we were forced to hold the annual awards ceremony in the school hall. Despite this setback, the upbeat ceremony perfectly reflected all of the hard work, commitment and dedication from our pupils over the preceding year.
The Year 11 prom was held on Friday 6th July at Rivington Barn. Pupils, dressed in their finery, assembled on the lawns at the front of school before they were whisked away in coaches to the venue just a few miles away.