Baroness Newlove visits to see Year 11 students perform the drama piece ‘Newlove’
Fred Longworth High School received a very special delegation of visitors on Friday 21 March 2014 when the Government Champion for Active, Safer Communities, Baroness Newlove, and Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, Tony Lloyd, were invited to school to watch the GCSE Drama piece ‘Newlove’ being performed by a group of Year 11 students.
They were invited to the school by the School Based Police Officer, PC Andy Wright, who also runs the Nowt2Do project for young people.
Baroness Newlove is a member of the UK House of Lords, and Champion for Safer Communities. She was appointed as Victims’ Commissioner of England and Wales in March 2013 and her role is to promote the interests of victims and witnesses and encourage good practice in their treatment. As Government Champion she is passionate about community engagement, tackling problem drinking and anti-social behaviour.
Tony Lloyd, who was elected by local people in November 2012, is accountable for how crime and community safety is tackled throughout the region. He is responsible for finding out what local people think about policing and crime and sets priorities for Greater Manchester Police.
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.