At the beginning of December last year, the English Department launched the Westholme Book Boom to get pupils excited and engaged in reading for fun, not just in the classroom.
In November last year, Westholme took part in the UK Youth Parliament’s ‘Make Your Mark’ national campaign.
Mrs’s Long’s LAMDA Acting, Speaking, in Public & Shakespeare students have been working hard rehearsing a special poem for the festive season.
LAMDA students at the Senior School performed a rendition of ‘Into the Unknown’, originally recorded by Idina Menzel for the hit Disney film Frozen.
A special awards ceremony was held in the Lecture Theatre this afternoon for students in Lower Sixth who had not received their GCSE certificates last year in our usual annual awards ceremony, due to Covid-19.
A special well done to two of our students: Amelia in Year 10 and Zara in Year 8 who recently performed for their internal LAMDA mock assessment.
As part of our Careers provision, Year 8 students took part in the ‘Real Game’ on Thursday morning.
Year 8 student Maia, was recently awarded a Grade 5 certificate for Rock and Pop Vocals from Trinity College London.
Congratulations to everyone who has completed their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the last 12 months.
Yesterday, Westholme students commemorated Remembrance Day throughout the Senior and Junior School.
Over the past few weeks, LAMDA Musical Theatre students here at Westholme have been working hard with Mrs Eames and Mrs Long.
We were delighted to hear that Jake, in Year 8, was awarded the runner-up prize for his age group in the Young Food Writer of the Year 2020 competition.
This lunchtime, representatives from all year groups gathered together to launch the 2020/21 student council.
Pupils from Year 8 entered their work into the ‘Rotary Young Writer’s Competition’.
At the end of the last academic year, Patrycja Glaczkowska entered a creative writing competition organised by the Rotary Club of Blackburn.
Just before lockdown, students in Year 10 (now in Year 11) took part in this annual, national competition, organised by the Royal Society of Biology.
On Thursday and Friday this week, our students took part in a charity cake sale to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, with huge help from Thomas Franks who baked all of the wonderful treats.
Students in Year 7 have worked in conjunction with Springfield Care Home in order to help mark National Grandparent’s Day on October 4th.
Yesterday, our Year 11 students had a taste of their future with our ‘Into the Sixth Form’ introduction afternoon.
On Thursday 24th September our Year 10 GCSE EPR students took part in an online Conference organised by Sian Howell-Jones the Educational Officer from Blackburn Cathedral.