Student-Led Meetings Prove to be a Success on Progress Review Day
Progress Review Day – December 2014
A huge thank you to everyone who attended our last Progress Review Day in December. It was extremely successful and in the case of Y7 and 10 students, we saw students beginning to take control of their own interviews by sharing a piece of work that they were proud of. Our aim as a school is for the Progress Review Day to eventually become more ‘Student Led’ enabling our students to take the lead in discussing their learning, progress and next steps.
The day itself is an extremely valuable way of celebrating each child’s achievements. It is an opportunity for every child to receive some quality ‘one to one’ time with their Form Tutor and use their interim feedback to identify key areas for development. We greatly appreciate the support of all parents and carers who attend on the day as it provides an opportunity for communication and focus upon celebrations and ways forward in term of your child’s learning. Your support is greatly appreciated by staff and students alike. Our next Progress Review Day will be on Friday 10 July 2015. We look forward to another successful day.
Freddie’s School Brass Band Perform Christmas Carols At Westminster
On Monday 15 December, the Fred Longworth High School Brass Band, conducted by Head of Music Helen Robinson, performed carols at The Houses of Parliament, Westminster. The reigning National Champions were invited to perform by Andy Burnham MP and they played carols for the MPs at the foot of Big Ben during the lunchtime period. The public were also able to see the performance as they lined the street next to the River Thames and they provided lots of applause and cheers!
The band then experienced the London Eye; ice skated under the Eye and then enjoyed a meal together before coming home. It was an early start leaving school at 5am and returning at midnight. The band had also played 6 shows during the previous week for the school production of A Christmas Carol as well as having concerts during the week of the visit – but it has all been more than worth it.
In the new year, the Brass Band are going to record a CD with all proceeds going to the Millie’s Trust, a local charity chosen by the band. Read more …
Freddie’s Heroes and TV stars raise over £4,000 for charity
Stars of the small screen clashed with a Freddie’s Heroes XI from Fred Longworth High School in a match that raised over £4,000 for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
The game against a star-studded All Stars team was part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations and attracted a crowd of over 3000 at Alder Lane, home of Atherton Collieries FC.
Amongst the All Stars team were some very familiar faces including actor Ralf Little, soap stars Chris Bisson, Andy Whyment, Anthony Quinlan and Chris Fountain and Rhodri Giggs, brother of Manchester United legend Ryan.