Helsby students compete in Warhammer semi-finals

“For the first time from Helsby, 4 students competed as a team which made it through the regional round to participate in the Warhammer ‘Kill Team’ semi-finals. They performed extremely well and were very supportive of each other, as well as supporting other less experienced students to compete against them as opponents. They achieved a strong score and only narrowly missed out on progressing to the final round!

Isaac S explains “The semi-finals competition was held at Games Workshop’s Warhammer World in Nottingham. We played on gaming tables in a huge hall with 200-300 students from all over the UK. The staff were really friendly and helped us to learn to play better. Competing against people from other schools – not knowing how good they were going to be or how they might play, was really exciting!’ Isaac S.

All students are very welcome to come and try out the Warhammer Club, which meets in C18 after school every Thursday until 4.30pm. See Mr Jankowski for further details.

SkiClub@Stoke 2018

Three full evening ski sessions have taken place this winter on the dry ski slope at Stoke Ski Centre this year. Students from Years 7,8,9 and 11 have learnt skiing skills including slalom gates and freestyle.

Watch out for possible further opportunities in the summer term…!

Year 11 PPE Results Afternoon

As part of our process of preparing our Year 11 students for the summer examinations, we held a very successful PPE results afternoon on Thursday 14 March. Students received envelopes with their PPE results in the Break Out Space and then took part on a workshop to reflect on the grades received. A large number of students achieved excellent results, showing that preparation for the exams pays off.

A number of staff delivered sessions that covered growth mindset, revision techniques, managing stress and planning for the exams. The afternoon was overwhelmingly positive in nature and all students gained useful advice that will allow them to face the exams successfully.

Resources provided for students can be found here.

Mr J Cooney
Assistant Headteacher

Bronze LORIC Award

Well done to our most recent group of Year 7 students who have complete the Bronze LORIC Award. Headteacher Mr Hill was delighted to be able to celebrate their excellent achievement and present them with their certificates.

At Helsby High School we want to do everything we can to support our students learning and personal growth. It is for this reason that we have launched LORIC with our year 7 students. LORIC is designed to help students to develop the skills desired by employers and that are necessary for future success.

PiXL Edge helps students to develop the LORIC attributes:
• Leadership
• Organisation
• Resilience
• Initiative
• Communication
Levels of challenge

PiXL Edge has three levels of challenge, Apprentice, Graduate and Masters. It is designed so that students start on the Apprentice level in year 7 with most completing this by the end of year 8. In years 9 and 10 students will then work towards the Graduate level. Some students will go even further and in years 11 to 13 complete the Masters level.

Click the link for further information on LORIC.

Mr Callaghan