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.
The Westholme Enterprises scheme has been up and running since 2015 to allow members of the INSPIRED Sixth Form to develop their business skills and hone their entrepreneurial flair by creating their own business.
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.
Mrs Barnett, Headteacher at Westholme Prep School, writes about the second ever Prep School Showcase. You can find out more below:
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.
The annual Primary Blackburn and Darwen gala took place this month after a 2 year absence and for Westholme, nine swimmers from Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the event at Darwen Leisure Centre.
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.
Between March 7 – March 12 was National Careers Week, and there were several things that were made available to students throughout organised by Head of Careers Mrs Hibberd. In addition, there were also online events including the NCW Virtual Careers Fair that students could attend ‘virtually’.
On Saturday 12 March, we hosted our Musical Maestros experience day at the Senior School for pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6. And what a day it was!
This week students have been busy rehearsing their performances for the ‘Rising Stars’ production which took place in the Croston Theatre on Thursday evening. There was a wide variety of stunning acts on show, from solo recitals to group dances and performances.