Headteacher’s Blog – Friday 23rd November 2018

My blog was deliberately delayed this week so I could include photos of our students busy practising for We Will Rock You today at Marsden Heights. Our school show will be ready for the New Year and we are all looking forward to it. As you can see the cast are clearly enjoying themselves and it will be truly memorable. Tickets will be on sale soon!

Tuesday saw our final Church and Mosque visit with Year 7. Our children represented their school so very well and we were very proud of them in terms of their behaviour, their attitude to learning and their acquisition of knowledge. A great deal of thanks go to the team who walked the children to the event, they were full of praise for our students.

Thursday saw our students at the “Engineering Because…” day hosted by Nelson & Colne College. Both of our Year 9 teams worked fantastically all day and really developed those essential ‘soft skills’ of teamwork, problem-solving, communicating, and design and manufacture.

Nelson & Colne staff were so complimentary about the way our students presented themselves and how they behaved and worked together. Our girls’ team was chosen as ‘Best Team’ on account of their teamwork, co-operation and the portfolio they put together. Mr Price was so incredibly proud of them! And so are we. They have now set their sights on winning the ‘Enjoyneering’ competition at Burnley College in February next year … we do have a great track record at this event as last year Marsden Heights teams came in 1st, 2nd and 5th. Great skill for that day to our Year 9s!

We are so very happy for and proud of Joseph Baksai for being accepted into the Burnley Shadow Youth Team squad next year. He has worked very hard over the last few months to secure this place from September 2019. I shall certainly look forward to charting his progress over the forthcoming years.

And so with that … enjoy your weekend!