On the last Thursday evening of the Autumn and Winter term, we held our annual Senior Carol Service in the magnificent surroundings of Blackburn Cathedral. It was a fantastic opportunity for our students in the Orchestra, Swing Band and Choirs to show off their talents in front of family and friends, on a wonderfully wintery and festive occasion.
On a snowy Wednesday morning, we saw students in Prep running a Santa Fun Run round the astroturf, which had been specially organised by INSPIRED Sixth Former and keen runner Charlotte.
Last Friday we celebrated Children in Need across the whole school in support of the charity with a Dress Down Friday! Members of the INSPIRED Sixth Form charity team led an assembly in the morning for children of the Prep, raising awareness of Children in Need and the goals of the organisation.
“Today’s GCSE success is testament to the true Westholme spirit” says Westholme Principal, Dr Richard Robson.
On June 22 we were delighted to showcase the artistic abilities of our amazingly talented students in the annual Art & Photography Exhibition.
Written by Mr Walker, Director of Creative Arts & Technology
Attendees of both Design & Technology and Computer Science Clubs were treated to a day out at the NEC Birmingham for the TCT 3Sixty event.
This year we celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style across both the Prep School and Senior School.
On Thursday evening we had the pleasure of welcoming everyone to our annual Spring Concert.
The Westholme Holistic Award programme has continued this term after it’s successful launch last year, and since the new year students at the Senior School have been busy working hard to achieve their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
Last week, Mr McConnon, Mrs McConnon’s husband, who is a Director of Global Services at Juniper Networks, came into school on Tuesday to talk to GCSE & A level Computer Science students about Bitcoin, NFTs and the Metaverse.
Earlier on this term, the Amnesty Human Rights Group made up of members of our INSPIRED Sixth Form gave up one of their human rights for the day, to raise money for people currently suffering in Afghanistan.
Earlier on this week, Elizabeth (Year 8) heard the news that she had been selected for the U14 County Cup team.
Congratulations to Molly, our Sports Captain and INSPIRED Sixth Former for making her international Show jumping debut! Molly flew out to Portugal and competed in her first International competition. She wrote about her experience below:
At the end of our assembly to celebrate International Pi Day on Monday 14 March, certificates were handed out for the UKMT Challenges. The challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers designed to stimulate interest in mathematics. Receiving a silver or gold certificate puts students in the top 5% nationally.
Monday 14th March was International Day of Mathematics and Mathematical Pi day. The reason why this date is chosen is because it links to the first 3 digits of π.