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.
Major changes have taken place over the years such as the controversial boundary changes in 1974 when Tyldesley became part of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council and the change of status to a comprehensive school in 1976. There have also been some exceptional achievements in terms of performance by the school. These include being awarded Arts College status in 1997, hitting the top 10% of schools in Britain in 2002, being judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2010 and receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2013.
A global conference took place in Qatar from 9 to 11 December 2013, to which our Deputy Headteacher, Pete Hodkinson and School Based Police Officer, PC Andy Wright were invited.