On Thursday 26 September 2019, Helsby High welcomed hundreds of families into the school to meet with staff and pupils.
Families heard from the Headteacher, Mr Hill and the Transition Coordinator, Mrs Tobin who explained the Key values on which the school prides itself and some of the support offered to parents, carers and Year 6s as they transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3.
In addition to hearing from Mr Hill and Mrs Tobin, a hall full of families listened to the experiences of a Year 7 and Year 8 student who talked about how the transition process and extra-curricular opportunities have helped them to develop their soft skills. The talks were concluded by 2 members of our 6th Form Leadership team who spoke positively about their experiences, both socially and academically at Helsby High School. All four students who spoke were a credit to themselves, their families and us.
As well as listening to the talk in the Main Hall, families were treated to interactive activities in all curriculum areas. Upon leaving the school that evening, many spoke about how they had enjoyed producing artwork, or carrying out scientific experiments. Lots of our visitors complimented the students on the cakes they had produced as part of the European Bake-off and which were consumed by our visiting families in the MFL department.
It was lovely to welcome back so many former pupils, now parents themselves, here to look at how Helsby can support their children.
We appreciate that evenings like these are only successful because of the visitors who take the time to come and look around, and so our thanks go to everybody who attended.