Immersion Day: Wednesday 11th March
– On Wednesday 11th March we will be hosting our second Immersion Day of this academic year. On this day, all students will be off timetable and participating in a variety of enrichment activities. Year 7 students will be developing their teamwork and cooperation skills during a puzzle challenge and discussing self-image versus media portrayal in a bin bag fashion activity. Students from Year 8 will be participating in a Town Planning Day which will develop their teamwork and design skills. Year 9 students are taking part in a “Who Are You” activity provided by Humanutopia which will help them to overcome the barriers they face in unlocking their potential. Students in Year 10 will be preparing for their upcoming Science exams. Year 11 students are undertaking intervention work in preparation for their GCSEs and will also view a learning performance in the Theatre.
– The Humanities Faculty have organised a Ranger from Zoolab to visit Year 8 students in school on Thursday 12th March. The Ranger will discuss the regions of South America, in particular Brazil, to enhance the students’ learning and progress in Geography. In addition the Ranger will bring with them a variety of exotic animals from the tropical rainforest to inform students learning with regards to the layers of the rainforest and the adaptations of the various animals in that environment. Students will be able to have a hands-on experience with a selection of the animals.
National Science and Engineering Week
– National Science and Engineering Week takes place from Friday 13th to Friday 20th March. There are a variety of events and activities taking place in school to mark the week, including a series of after-school “Demo Days” around the theme of ‘Science on Your Doorstep’ to look at things we don’t usually have the chance to look at in lessons. There will also be a series of competitions in school around the theme of ‘Science on Your Doorstep’ that all students will have the opportunity of taking part in. Some of these entries will be chosen to be our school’s submission for the national competition.
Year 11 GCSE Drama Performance
– On Wednesday 25th March, Year 11 GCSE Drama students will be showcasing Fumed Oak, a one act black comedy, by Noel Coward in the Gracie Fields Theatre from 6:30pm until approximately 8:00pm. Drinks and nibbles will be served in the LRC from 6:00pm. Entry is free, and all students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Year 9 Boys’ Rugby
– The Year 9 Boys Rugby Team have qualified from their group to represent Greater Manchester in the Lancashire ‘All Schools’ Finals. After the first round matches, Oulder Hill needed to win their final game to qualify in the top two from their group. They managed to defeat Astley 2-1 with two heroic tries from star performer Max Weaver-Bamford. The next competition takes place on Friday 20th March and Oulder Hill will be competing against all of the best teams from across Lancashire. The boys are overjoyed! Well done to: Dayne Stewart, Jack Turner, Callum Ruffell, Jordan Parkhill, Eddy Riley, Max Weaver-Bamford, Emmerson Bradshaw, Liam Hicks, Matthew Greenwood, Daniel Madeley, Marcus Welsby, Connor Marland-Lord and Hakeem Gbajabiamila. Thank you to Mr Bardsley and Mr Jackson for attending the tournament and coaching the team to success.
Year 9/10 Girls’ Rugby
– The Year 9/10 Girls Rugby Team have followed the success of the Year 9 Boys Team by qualifying for the Lancashire finals, representing Greater Manchester. Playing their first ever competition, the girls won one and lost two but they managed to qualify for the finals due to the scores in other games. This is a fantastic achievement for a team participating in their first ever fixture. Congratulations to: Olivia Storto, Chloe Dring, Courtney Hubbard, Grace Mortlock-Schofield, Hannah Mills, Sofia Christoforidis, Lydia Entwistle, Jessica Harrison, Beth Chadwick, Sophie Charlton and Shannon Doyle.
Year 8 Boys’ Football
– The Year 8 Boys Football Team resumed their league campaign last week with a very credible 0-0 draw against a strong Holy Family side. The students who took part were: Harry Toogood, Aadam Latif, Muzamil Bashir (Man of the Match), Luis Andrew, Connor Roscoe, Saif Zulfiqar, Oliver Godwin, Gavin Nyoni, Sulayman Qadir, Joe Golden, Max Taylor and Haaris Farooq.
U14 Boys’ Football
– The U14 Boys’ Football Team drew 1-1 with St Cuthbert’s in their first fixture back after the mid-season break. The students involved were: Babar Malik, Danny Devine, Matthew Greenwood, Jack Turner, Marcus Welsby, Abdul Akram, Deen Imran (Man of the Match), Bailey Turner, Dayne Stewart, Tom Tobias, Hakeem Gbajabiamila, Lewis Hamer and Jordan Parkhill.
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