During the Easter holidays, Mr Rayson, Mr Farrer, Mr Richmond, Miss Brennan and Miss Rusling took 41 GCSE students to the battlefields of World War One. The purpose of the trip was to help GCSE students gain a better understanding of the key battles on the Western Front, the conditions that men fought in on both sides and how they are now remembered. The trip included site visits to the untouched battlefield at Newfoundland Park, the stunning memorial to the missing at Thiepval and the replica trenches and dugouts at the Passchendaele Memorial Museum. At Tyne Cot Cemetery, we were able to add a local dimension as we lay a Poppy Cross where James Poole of Byron Street, Runcorn is memorialised on the wall to the Missing. The students were also able to explore Ypres itself, including its stunning cathedral and chocolate shops to buy gifts for home.
Dedication of the Chapel at
St Chad’s Catholic and Church of England High School
Wednesday 20 April 2016
‘Thank you so much for last evening’s welcome and the service. It was just delightful to be at St Chad’s and to see what God is doing. It was the most beautiful service.’
The evening began with a time to talk with friends old and new and moved into a beautiful service to dedicate our new Chapel.
As he walked around the Chapel Bishop Keith from Chester Diocese claimed the space for worship and prayer and a special Papal blessing reaffirmed that Christ is at the heart of all we do. We were delighted to have with us friends from the churches throughout Halton and to thank them for their prayerful support of our school.
The singing from the choir was simply inspiring and brought a sense of awe and wonder to our worship. The balance between serious occasion and laughter and enjoyment was just right.
Please vote for your favourite art work from the 3 selected Year 9 students
The Dot art panel of experts have selected their top three pieces of artwork from each school and public voting is now open until Saturday 30th April 2016. The winners will be announced on the Dot Art web site Tuesday 3rd May 2016. The first-placed entry from each school will be included in an exhibition at St George’s Hall in Liverpool running from Friday 27th May to Saturday 11th May.
Following several weeks of hard work it was extremely rewarding to perform to a sell-out audience on the final night of the performance of our school musical. It took a lot of dedication from everyone involved (on and off the stage) to piece together this classic musical that is currently on tour in the UK. It is rare that a Year 7 will work alongside Year 11 students, but being part of the show has meant that everyone from a range of year groups have worked together to showcase their amazing acting, singing and dancing talents.
During the Easter holidays Miss Pemberton, Mr Maltby and Mr Blackburn took 20 Year 11 students on a ski trip to Arosa in Switzerland. Most of the students had never skied before and by the end of the week all students were enjoying skiing down the blue, red and black runs in the Swiss mountains. Our GCSE PE students were filmed, as part of their practical assessment, carving and parallel turning with ease down the black runs after excellent tuition from the Swiss ski instructors.