Students raised money this year for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, with the final cheque value presented to the charity of £5,395.74 which is a truly outstanding amount! We are so proud of all our students for raising money in a variety of ways such as sponsored walks, running 26 miles, custard pie throwing and a variety of ingenious ways to get involved. The cheque was presented to Maxine Armstrong from the Hospice at an assembly on 16 November 2016 and she was very happy indeed to receive such a large donation. Thank you to all our students and staff!
On Tuesday 6th December, Year 7 had the honour of a visit from Dan Freedman, author of a range of children’s football books and creator of the ‘Jamie Johnson’ books. The event focused on Dan’s experience as a football journalist, with reference to his time with the England Football team at the ‘World Cup’. Dan spoke of his experiences over the past 10 years, being rejected by publishing companies but refusing to give up, until he landed a deal with a major publishing firm. The key messages which were delivered within the visit was about resilience, perseverance and following your dreams. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions and delve into the life of an author. The morning was made extra special with a gift given to each student - a brand new book from Dan! There were queues of students lining up to get the signature of this truly inspirational and engaging author! Thank you for the experience Dan Freedman – from all of Year 7!
To help our Year 7 students to feel part of the Westleigh Community, Mrs Watling, Miss Lovatt and Mrs Coleman arranged for 3 enrichment evenings to take place which were designed to ease the transition into secondary school and help the Y7 students to make new friends. Also, as our Y11 Student Leaders had been assigned to Y7 students as ‘buddies’ they also wanted to get involved in organising and running these events, which really helped. The first night that took place was a ‘Movie Night’ and Y7 students were invited to come into school and watch a movie together. The Student Leaders sold tickets for the event, signed the students in, sold popcorn/crisps and drinks and made sure that everyone had a great time and left with lots of new friends! The second night was arranged over Halloween and so the students (and staff) all dressed up for a ‘spooktacular’ night! The outside area was set up as a ‘spooky garden’ and the classrooms were all set up with ‘spooky and scary’ activities such as – ‘terror pin bowling’, ‘a spiders web maze’; ‘eyeball’ & spoon race; a gunge bucket and apple string bobbing! At the end of the evening, there were lots of prizes for the forms who had won the most points during the different games! It was a ‘horrible’ event enjoyed by all! The final event planned is the Christmas Disco, where students can dress up, have a dance and maybe even a few Strictly Ballroom moves will be showcased! This is the first year we have introduced these evenings and they have been very popular. The Y11 Student Leaders have loved getting involved and it has helped them to share how they felt when they first started school. Welcome to Westleigh Year 7 … we hope you’ve loved it so far!
Please come along and join our well established group of friends and parents of Westleigh who meet up to discuss such topics as school uniform, homework, transport and other issues that affect the students of our school. The meeting starts at 7.00pm and we hope to see you there!
Please come along and watch an evening of dance performance hosted by our BTec Dance group. It starts at 6.00pm in the Sports Hall and tickets are on sale now at the bargain price of £3.50.
SEN Parents are invited to our Drop-In evening for discussions with the SEN Team about your child's progress. Come along - no appointment needed!
The examination timetable for the 2016-17 GCSEs is here.
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