Andy Burnham joins us for our 50th birthday celebration
Friday 7 March 2014 was a very special occasion as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the school, which was officially opened on 7 March 1964. The school held a celebration assembly attended by Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, who also unveiled a timeline created to mark the Golden Anniversary.
Students and staff dressed up for the occasion by wearing outfits from the Sixties through to the Noughties and some lessons were also based on the respective decades. The assembly continued with the theme of the last five decades and was a showcase of music and dance performed by students from all year groups. Andy Burnham was on hand to present certificates and prizes to the best dressed student and member of staff on what was an overwhelmingly successful and entertaining day.
A Piece of Cake
Thursday 27 February was a great day for a group of Year 9 and 10 students when they competed in the ‘Great Wigan Schools Bake Off’ final at Haigh Hall.
The competition was hosted by MetroFresh as part of the 7th Wigan Food and Drink Festival and heats had been held at a number of schools in the run up to the final.
The brief, although a little quirky, was to design and make four cupcakes using a vegetable as the main ingredient and the first heat was a complete success with 32 outstanding Fred Longworth entrants with five pairs being selected to advance to the final.
Freddie’s Will Rock You
Wednesday, January 29 brought about the opening night of Fred Longworth High School’s production of the West End smash hit musical ‘We Will Rock You’. Since early September last year, a 70 strong cast of talented pupils had been working tirelessly alongside our dedicated staff to perfect every line, song and step in time for the big night. Needless to say, audiences at one of the show’s three evening performances, as well as a matinee for our local primary schools, were treated to an outstanding performance, a wonderful atmosphere and a fantastic night out.
Fred Longworth High School celebrates its 50th Year!
The school was officially opened on its Printshop Lane site on 7 March 1964 when it was known as Fred Longworth County Secondary School.
The past 50 years has seen many changes for the school and its community and there are a string of events planned during 2014 to celebrate the golden anniversary.