As a result of rising wholesale costs the school’s governing body has reluctantly decided to apply a small increase to the cost of school uniform with effect from March 1st 2017.
The online ordering facility will be unavailable on February 28th 2017 as prices are updated. All orders made before that date, either on line or in school, will be honoured at current prices.
Grey jumpers, white t-shirts and white ankle socks will no longer be available to order, once existing stock have been sold, as they are readily available on the high street.
Helsby High School
Rotary Young Chef Competition at Parrs Wood High School, Didsbury.
Eva and Abbi presented their fantastic three course meals at the district finals on Thursday 16th February. They had two hours to prepare, cook and serve their meals to the judges who were chefs from The Marriott Airport Hotel . They commented that the standards were extremely high and the skills of our young chefs were outstanding. The students were presented with certificates and trophies. We were very proud of how they independently produced the time plans, costing sheets and menus. In addition to this, they presented their meals in a creative and professional way….and they tasted delicious!
As a school, Helsby always prides itself, amongst other things,on our work with the local community and our sporting genes. On Thursday we were able to combine both when the local Police came for the day armed with a 10ft cage, a couple of footballs and a tone of enthusiasm which not even the drizzly February weather could dampen.
Students were invited to take part in the new craze know as ‘panna football’ where a mini 2 v 2 football match takes place inside a caged area. The concept focuses highly on team work, skill and stamina with an even stronger focus on enjoyment.
Helsby student Libby said “It was brilliant, I’ve played football all my life but never played that before, I’m tired now though!”
It even caught the imagination of those who may not have been keen on football previously. Ellie said “I don’t really like football but that was so much fun!”
Those students who chose not to take part in the Panna Football engaged with local PCSO’s and talked about various issues within the community.
PCSO Neil Flanagan said ” I have been coming into Helsby High School for a number of years now and am always pleased at how polite and well-mannered the majority of pupils are, but today myself and my colleagues in particular where amazed at how engaging and polite the pupils where. They were all a credit to the school from Year 7 right through to sixth form students. I hope we continue our positive relationship between the Police and Helsby High School”
Due to the successful nature of the event a further session has been place for the Easter term. A decision which has been well received by the students of Helsby.
Three Year 9 students took part in the Rotary Club’s ‘Youth Speaks’ public speaking competition this month. On the 9th of February, the students went to Lymn to compete against students from other schools in the region. Helsby’s team consisted of George H (Chairperson), Emilia L (Speaker) and Aaron B (Vote of thanks). The team crafted their own speech that explored sexism in the media, through an analysis of the representation of men and women in film and advertising.
Although they did not win, the team conducted themselves extremely well at the event. It is clear that they have developed as public speakers during their time working on this project. They represented both themselves and the school to a high standard and their contribution to this event has been very much appreciated.
On the 13th Feb 2017 students from the Technical Theatre course at West Cheshire College brought their equipment to Helsby High School to teach year 12/13 and 2 selected year 10 Drama students about the use of lighting and sound in theatre.
The workshops were both exciting and informative and students were able to take away knowledge that would be very useful for their written and practical exams.
Mrs Cross was very impressed by the professionalism of both the West Cheshire Technical students and by the conduct of her own Drama students.