When Year 7 students were asked to create models of the solar system for their science homework, they were clearly inspired to aim for the stars!
On Wednesday 5 July 2017 the final of The Big Book Quiz 2017 took place at Wigan Youth Zone. After winning the local heat the four year 8 students proudly represented Westleigh, competing against 11 other schools. The competition was very exciting and the results were extremely close.
We are extremely proud to announce that the Year 7 and Year 8 Girls' football team came 3rd in the Wigan Schools Games competition. Their achievement is event more amazing as they played the last 4 games a player down! Well done to the whole team and keep up the amazing team spirit and success in 2017-18!
For this year's Sports Day, the weather may have been mild , but the rivalry was as fierce as ever!
Pupils in year 7 have again been getting competitive, taking part in our Inter-Form Spelling Bee! The finalists and runners-up this year have shown great enthusiasm and commitment to their teams and in an exciting final match, the aptly named ‘Team Fabulous’ were the well-deserved winners. During the match, pupils confidently recited difficult words from memory which they had been given to learn as a team. As usual, they displayed typical Westleigh spirit and gave it their all. A big ‘well done’ from Team English!
Our year 10 students have done us proud this year by completing a mentoring project with year 4 pupils from Westleigh St Paul’s Primary School. 16 students in total have taken part in the project, which has involved listening to and supporting younger children with reading.
Year 8 student Tyler was specially invited to a behind the scenes tour of Question Time when it came to the Wigan Youth Zone in May. Tyler got to meet the director of the show, tour the set and shadow the technical crew as they set up for the live event. It was a great insight into the media industry for Tyler, who already presents his own radio show for Wigan Youth Zone.
Meet our new Head Boy, Danny and Head Girl, Georgia, along with the appointment of Senior Student Leaders, Niamh and Jace. We know that you will do a fantastic job and will represent our school with pride.
To celebrate good work, the Headteacher's Praise Pod rewards students who are nominated by their teachers for showing Resilience, Resourcefulness, Responsibility, Reasoning and Reflection in a piece of work that they have produced. Every week Mr Bramwell invites these students into his office, where they discuss the piece of work and each student is rewarded with a certificate and a Headteacher's Prize badge.