Bus Service 36 & Helsby High School

The school are pleased to advise parents and carers that following a request to Cheshire West and Chester, the local authority have agreed with GHA coaches to change the commercial bus afternoon timetable by 10 minutes. This will mean that the bus will now collect students travelling towards Elton at 3.17 rather than 3.07, ensuring that students are not waiting for an unreasonable amount of time.

This change will take effect from November 3rd, the first day back after the half term break.

Year 7 Disco

Thursday 23rd October

6.30 – 8.30pm in the Main Hall

Tickets £3 in advance

Please drop off and collect at Main Entrance

All profits to support our Afritwin partner school,

Hector Peterson High, in

Wallacedene Township, Cape Town.


STEM workshop.

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A “Tomorrow’s Engineers” event was held for some year 9 students on Wednesday 15th October. The two hour workshop had a number of activities including a quiz on careers in Engineering, problem solving activities and using mechanical robots to model the remote collection of material samples. The students enjoyed working with the presenters from Learning By Design who conveyed their enthusiasm for engineering and the exciting possibilities it offers in finding practical solutions to problems around the world.

Their website is http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/

Competing in the Karate World Championships

On the 15th October, Finley from Year 8 at Helsby High School, will be travelling to Poland to represent England in the Karate World Championships. He is very optimistic that he will perform at his best in a knock-out competition that could see over 200 competitors in his age category. Undeterred by the fact that at 1m 52cm he is just into the upper height category (above 1m 51cm), he reckons that he performs better against taller opponents and that having a low centre of gravity is an advantage for him.

Whilst Finley comes across as any other cheery Helsby student, he prepares relentlessly in his spare time and is completely dedicated to his sport. During the week he trains with his Dad in their garden and he then attends further ‘training camps’ at weekends in Manchester. This photo shows him with one of his trainers “Sensei Mo” who is the current World Champion for Karate.

Finley already has an outstanding track record in this sport, having come fifth in the European Championships back in April. In the early rounds of each competition he carefully watches each of the other competitors to ‘suss out’ their techniques and possible weaknesses. When he finally enters the ring, Finley says that it is by concentrating and staying fully focussed, as well as controlling each physical move that helps him to win. We all hope he has a successful trip and wish him the very best of luck for this competition!

World Marathon Challenge 2014

Wednesday 1st October saw 35 Yr. 8 and 9 students compete in the World Marathon Challenge at Sportcity Manchester. The aim being to run the marathon distance in the quickest time possible in 200m legs. Our team completed the race in 1h 54:59, breaking the school and stadium record and placing us 2nd out of the 122 teams competing across the world. Countries represented outside of the UK included: Czech Republic, Canada, Estonia, Norway and France amongst others. Over half the team and 14/16 of the boys will be eligible to run again next year.

It was a fantastic effort from all involved and the team never allowed their effort and intensity levels to drop even as they started to tire, pushing each other on more and more as the race continued.

Full details are available at: http://www.competitioncentre.net/


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