At Penwortham Girls’ High School, we know that schools have a far bigger role than simply teaching your daughter the knowledge needed to pass their GCSEs.
As set out in our mission statement, we want our students to become articulate, independent, questioning, and tolerant young people; ready to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of life.
As such, we have an ambitious and carefully planned wider opportunities programme of clubs, societies, visits, residential trips and in-school experiences. This programme is closely aligned with our termly festivals.
During the Autumn term, we hosted our Festival of Literature and Languages, a fortnight crammed with acting, debating, writing and reading related events. In the final weeks of the Summer term, our school production of ‘The Sound of Music’, along with Sports Day and our annual Passport Walks, will be the highlight of P&A22 (Festival of Performance and the Arts).
This term, we are hosting our first STEM festival, from Monday 28th February to Friday 11th March. A celebration and exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. As well as an extensive in-school programme of activities, we are also offering every student in Years 7 to 10, the opportunity to experience a school trip; which sadly due to Covid has not been possible for the past two years. Visits range from trips to Blackpool’s Sealife Centre and Zoo, to opportunities to learn at The Holocaust Exhibition and Lancaster University.
As we only received the Covid ‘green light’ for these visits in the past week, we need to confirm bookings with all of the venues and coach companies as soon as possible, ideally before the half term. To ensure all these trips go ahead as planned, we are asking parents to return reply slips and make payments as quickly as possible.
Mr Ward, Senior Assistant Headteacher, Personal Development Lead.