This week would have been the Stand Down for our Upper Sixth students, when we would normally have a whole school assembly to celebrate their time at Westholme and wish them the best in their forthcoming A Level examinations.
Today, the Sixth Form Amnesty International Human Rights Group Leaders took part in a campaign called ‘Give it Up!’.
On Friday, Year 12 went to the UK University & Apprenticeship Search event at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester.
Year 13 students have been working hard all year on completing their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
Some of our Sixth Form students enjoyed a PSHEE lesson with a difference today. Our Head Chef, Matt Burke and Catering Manager, James Pate, from Thomas Franks hosted a ‘Cooking Basics for University’ session.
Today we welcomed GCSE students into the Sixth Form for their Sixth Form Taster Day.
Our Upper Sixth students enjoyed a networking and interview techniques workshop on Friday.
Last Wednesday, our Sixth Form chemists and physicists had a brilliant day touring Heysham Nuclear Power Station.
The Lower Sixth Geography students went to Ainsdale near Liverpool as part of their geography A Level course.
Congratulations to Lower Sixth Form student, Louisa Harkness, who has been awarded a Highly Commended award in the Magical Translation Competition, run by the Creative Multilingualism Programme and in conjunction with Oxford University.
Year 12 biologists recently spent two enjoyable days at the Blencathra Field Studies Centre, in the Lake District, working on the Ecology topics for their A Level.
Saoirse O’Neill from our Sixth Form delivered a moving rendition of the war poem ‘Little Ships’ at Blackburn’s D-Day memorial service
Phillip Cawly from Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters came in to school yesterday to talk to the Social Sciences students about the work he does on Restorative Justice.
Our Sixth Form Senior Leaders and Prefect team delivered a superb assembly this morning.
The Sixth Form Classics students visited the Lowry Theatre to watch a modern adaption of Aeschylus’ “Oresteia”.
The summer saw 60 students and 6 staff undertake a month long expedition to Kenya to take part in a life changing adventure that would see everyone grow and develop.
On the first day of the academic year our Upper and Lower Sixth students enjoyed a challenging trip to the Anderton Centre in Chorley.
The Upper Sixth have achieved a wonderful set of A Level results with a 100% pass rate across all subjects. Spirits are high in the Common Room as the students and parents come in to collect their envelopes.