New Designs & Celebrating Success

This week sees the launch of our new web site, which I hope you’ll all agree is an improved platform for keeping everyone informed about what’s going on in school!

Alongside this new  initiative, which I hope everyone will find useful, there’ve been other significant things happening in school.

Some of our students have kicked off the advent period in eco-style by creating their own take on a reusable advent tree. Our Design Technology Department run a yearly enterprise initiative during which the school’s Most Able student leaders are challenged to raise money by creating a range of seasonal gifts. This year pupils in Year 8 have been creating laser cut and engraved decorations and personalised Christmas Eve boxes. However, students Jack and Joe decided to get ahead of the game by designing a well thought out advent tree which they carefully researched, even down to how it would flat-pack for storage. The tree was raffled to staff and the local community, and you won’t be surprised to learn that it was much sought after, with tickets selling out rapidly. Well done boys!

It was also a week where, apart from celebrating new skills, we also recognised “old” talent, as we welcomed many of our ex-students for refreshments and a chat whilst they came into school to collect their hard earned exam certificates and see their teachers. We have tried to move with the times and make this a less formal, and more personal, event for our young people, so they can spend more time mingling with old friends and teachers. Nevertheless, we also gave out some special awards. Star student Damian was presented with two awards, one of which was my award for best overall exam results in the year group, and the other was The James Hatton Award for Mathematics. However, success was not Damian’s alone, as the Fleetwood High School class of 2018 achieved some of the best results Fleetwood High has ever had. Students did particularly well and achieved some stunning results in English, Science, PE, Design Technology and Performing Arts.  The staff and I are incredibly proud of our ex-students and wish them every success in the future. Many have excellent prospects and we look forward to hearing all about them in years to come!