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Christmas is here!
22/12/2017

This term has been full of excitement, celebration and commitment. 

School returned in September to find the promised new dining facilities, fully completed and looking clean and inviting. 

Christmas NewsletterEarly in the term, we celebrated the successes of many of our students at our annual ‘Presentation Evening’ at the Leyland Hallmark Hotel. It was another outstanding event when students from years 8 to 11 received both individual and team awards for a mixture of academic and sporting excellence. Those with 100% attendance were recognised and our recent leavers, class of 2017, received their GCSE certificates as well as subject and other special prizes from the guest of honour, Dame Sue Ion.

September also saw our European Languages Week take place as well the year 9 trip to Waterpark in the Lake District. Parents were also invited to our Show My Homework and Maths Mastery Evenings.

In October, we hosted the Leyland Health Mela and our two geography field trips and Manchester art trip also took place prior to the half-term break. The year 7 ‘Blast Off’ event on 3rd October helped to inspire our new intake and give them an insight into what is expected of them when they move onto high school. The year 11 Careers Fair took place in November with presentation assemblies for all years taking place in mid-December.

As you will see, in this edition, we have been raising money for several charities already this academic year. These include: Macmillan Coffee Morning Cake Sales, Children in Need Day, Christmas Jumper Day and the latest event was our Santa Dash which raises money in support of St Catherine’s Hospice, every year.

Our links with Runshaw College have been as strong as ever this term with visits focussing on business ethics, 3D design, computing and ICT, textiles, surprising science, Shakespeare, new approaches to drawing and The Runshaw Business Challenge for year 10 pupils.

I am also looking forward to this year’s Christmas show, Annie, which is a fantastic production of this classic.

The New Year will see the launch of the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ Silver Award, which builds on the Bronze Award that has been running at Worden since 2014.

Thank you for taking the time to read ‘News@Worden’ and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Read the full Christmas Newsletter.