Review Day - 27th November 2015
All Parents / Carers of our students are invited to Review Day to discuss their child’s progress this academic year. Please arrange your appointment time via the reply slip on the letter you have recently received. It would be helpful if you could arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
In addition, there is a careers event in the sports hall for year 8-11 students. Students may attend this session after their appointment.
Westleigh Celebrate Success
On 10 November 2015, Westleigh High School held their Presentation Award Ceremony of GCSE Certificates and Special Award trophies for last year’s Year 11 students along with Form Prize Awards for present students.
Former Y11 student Rebecca Williams was presented with the Award for Academic Excellence, in recognition of her 10A* and 3A grades, she also received a cheque for £100.00.
Headteacher, Mr Bramwell stated:
“This was my first Presentation Evening as Headteacher and it was a fabulous evening. It is important to recognise the achievements of all of our former students and I am sure that they all enjoyed the event as much as I did. I wish all our former students every success in happiness in their lives and hope that they will continue to keep in touch with us.”
Harvest Celebration for the Mayor of Wigan’s Charity - Guide Dogs
The students of Westleigh High School have been busy throughout the last 12 months raising funds for the Mayor’s Charity – Guide Dogs.
Students raised an amazing total sum of £3,555.00 which was presented the charity at an assembly on Thursday 12th November, which the Mayor attended.
Diane Moore from the Guide Dogs training centre in Atherton attended the assembly along with a local guide dog owner, Wyn Rendle and her guide dog Lacey. Wyn spoke to the students and explained how having a guide dog can give a blind person independence and increase their confidence.
Students raised this fantastic total in many ingenious ways … with one form alone raising over £1,000:-
Sponsored walks, pie throwing competitions, a Manchester United football shirt raffle; sponge throwing (at teachers); lunchtime bingo; a staff bleep test! There were so many activities across the entire school – it was amazing!
Diane Moore told students that with the amount of money raised, they could name two guide dogs. Students have previously sponsored a guide dog puppy who they named ‘Cookie’ when they raised £5,000 in 2011.
Headteacher Carlton Bramwell says:
“This is my first Harvest Assembly and I am overwhelmed with the amount of money raised by our children. They are very creative in their efforts to raise money and their enthusiasm and pride in raising funds to help charities is admirable. To raise £3,555.00 is an amazing amount and will help a lot of people with vision impairment to get out and about in our community. Well done to all our students and thanks to the staff for participating in their fundraising schemes!”