We have been successful in our application to MCBF for funding and have been awarded the generous amount of £35,000 towards the development of community tennis and netball courts.
On behalf of the students, staff, parents and governors we would like to thank MCBF for their generosity and look forward to celebrating the work with everyone during and post completion. We are a local authority school at the heart of the community. By resurfacing our dilapidated outdoor netball and tennis courts we will be able to encourage members of the Helsby, Elton and Frodsham communities to participate in active recreational sporting activities. As a direct result of this grant we will be able to bring all of our outdoor courts back to use and enhance our facilities to provide accessible, competition standard tennis and netball facilities for our students to use.
Above are some students involved in our Key Stage 3 & 4 Netball Teams who have now been informed about this exciting development, some quotes of thanks direct from students themselves include:
We will be including the Netball and Tennis Courts as a regular feature in our Student Newsletter over the coming months. We will also use our social media and website to publicise the development of the courts. Once the work has been completed we will welcome MCBF to come into school to celebrate!
“I play the game as honestly as I can. If the referee gives a penalty, there is nothing you can do”. Wayne Rooney
Year 9 and 10 students at Helsby High School lead at a mini-kickers tournament at Frodsham Leisure centre and were commended on their understanding of the game. Primary teaching staff attending the event were very impressed by their mature manor and how they refereed each of the games. James P was recognised in particular for his outstanding referee skills. Well done everyone involved. Mr Callaghan
Helsby High School have made it to the final stage of a regional radio advert competition! Please support the school’s entry in the Cheshire Police Safer Schools media competition by scrolling down the playlist to no. 7 and then viewing and liking the ad: the advert with the most views wins, so please watch (listen!) more than once and share with friends, family and colleagues! This excellent radio advert was devised and performed by four Year 10 Media Studies students (Emma H, Josh M, Sophie P & Jessica S) who have successfully conveyed a powerful and important message aimed at educating their peers about online safety.
Primary School Orienteering Leadership
Students from Year 10 lead and supported at the primary school orienteering event held at Helsby High School. Armed with a compass and a map, competitors must use their navigational skills to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at speed. Although the terrain is flat students still needed to use a range of skills to complete the challenge. This was helped by out outstanding leadership team which was coordinated by Emma W. Emma who is an orienteering champion in her own right was recognised as an excellent ambassador for our school. Well done everyone involved. Mr Callaghan