Well Done to all Year 11 Student Leaders – Class of 2019
With the Year 11 class of 2019, a record number of students applied for the role of student leader and, after a thorough application process and trial period, we are delighted to announce that over 40 students have been awarded with a student leader role.
Their key responsibilities range from supporting our new Year 7 students, leading anti-bullying campaigns and initiatives, preparing the Yearbook and Prom as well as continuing the positive community and charity work that is such an important aspect of life at Helsby.
Well done and Good Luck to all the Year 11 Student Leaders.
Mrs Turner (Year 11 Year Leader) and Mr Cooney (Assistant Head Teacher)
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Inspiring IAG Gold (full) award for Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance.
The award, which recognises quality provision in schools for careers information, advice and guidance is available to all schools, with only the best receiving the Gold. It has been designed to enable organisations who work with young people to not only deliver and be recognised for good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance, but to also assist them to meet legislation, prepare for inspection and provide a better service. It is awarded by Inspiring IAG which is a Licensed Awarding Body for the national award.
Inspectors commented that Helsby High School ‘seeks to raise aspirations and develop those essential skills needed in careers and life. There is a real sense of links with the community and partnerships with a wide range of providers, including employers.’
More information can be found at http://www.inspiringiag.co.uk/
At the end of this year our Biology class went on the annual trip to Anglesey, which was brilliant! The purpose of the visit was to practise using data collection techniques and analysing statistics, as well as learning in a totally different environment to school.
We stayed in the Tyn-Y-Felin Residential Centre, which was a short walk from Silver Bay, a beach where we spent quite a lot of time, collecting data on limpets and dog whelks as well as looking for toads to race at night-time!
The days were split between short lessons in the classroom, collecting data from the beaches, and relaxing – we were lucky enough to have brilliant weather for the whole trip which made it even better. We would definitely recommend the trip to anyone studying Biology!
The organisms we studied were limpets, dog whelks, barnacles, different species of seaweed, as well as all the creatures we saw and read about in the sea zoo.
The trip was very useful, we learned lots of analytical methods to interpret data and how to present and use statistics, all skills needed for the A-level course, and we are continuing to work on these back in school. We found the chance to take some of our study outside a brilliant opportunity and such a change from working in school.
Eleanor J & Niamh W