Parklands Activities and Clubs Guide

ActivitiesParklands runs many extra-curricular activities inclusive to all our pupils. These activities run at lunchtimes and on most days after school. The new all weather pitch is now supervised during all lunchtimes and is available to use by all years on a rota. This information and notices regarding all other extra curricular activities and clubs are available from the picture link.

Update from Mrs Hollister

Week Commencing –  20th April 2015 (Week 1)

Please note that the behaviour policy for students has been reviewed, an updated copy can be found under the drop down menu information (policies)

Wednesday 22nd April – Year 7 Parents’ Evening 16:15 – 19:00

Please note our recent OFSTED report has been withdrawn and republished. You can find a copy under the drop down menu “School Information”

Vacancy – Business Support Officer

WSP Job VacanciesWe are seeking to appoint a flexible, well organised and enthusiastic Business Support Officer to join a lively and well-experienced Finance and Payroll team, who work in an extremely busy office environment where accuracy and the ability to work to strict deadlines is crucial. This would be an ideal career opportunity for someone who is either new to or currently positioned within a school setting.

Enrichment Trip to Manchester Museum

MOSIOur current Year 9’s were fortunate to visit the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry during Science week as part of the school’s Enrichment programme. The students were able to explore the museum which gave a fascinating insight into a multitude of both historic and current innovations. The main attractions included the 3D printing exhibition where students were able to discover how 3D printing is revolutionising the fields of medicine and engineering. Also the Sewers of Underground Manchester gave an insight to how water has affected out lives over time. The interactive Experimental Zone and 4D Theatre were also very popular with the everyone. There was a quiz to complete while the students travelled around the different zones, the winners were Harry Livesey and Harry Martin who both received high street vouchers for their great efforts. The trip was a great success, with all students displaying exemplary behaviour.​

Enrichment Trip to The Lowry and Imperial War Museum

Lowery TripYear 8 had a fantastic educational visit to The Lowry and Imperial War Museum this term. Students were taken on a tour of The Lowry theatre and also got to look at the largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry in the world. Alongside that students also visited the War Museum, focusing their learning on the First World War and how it affected the people who lived in the North of England. It was a superb trip and we know our students enjoyed the experience. They represented themselves and Parklands superbly and we hope they go back to visit again and learn more.

Enrichment Trip to Brockholes

BrockholesYear 7 enjoyed an enrichment trip to Brockholes this term. The trip gave students the opportunity to learn bushcraft skills, build a shelter, animal handling and take part in an orienteering challenge. The weather was kind to us and all students really enjoyed developing their outdoor survival skills and getting up close with creepy-crawlies, lizards and snakes!

American Spirit

American SpiritThis year we had our fourth annual dance production and the chosen theme was American Spirit. With over 220 of our students involved we visited Oklahoma, New York, Las Vegas and Peru to mention just a few. We had Western styles, Street dance styles and even show girls.

The Solar Eclipse

Solar EclipseStudents at Parklands spent a few minutes checking out the solar eclipse on Friday. Various viewing devises were used, with the clouds parting just at the right time. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.

Table Tennis Success

Table Tennis MatchParklands had great success in the district table tennis competition with Parklands Year 8 girls winning gold the Year 7 girls achieving silver. The Year 7 boys also won gold, The girls will now go on to represent Chorley in the Lancashire School Games! Well done everyone!

Digital Parenting

Digital ParentingIssue 3 of the Digital Parenting magazine is now available from school. Digital Parenting contains advise about how to keep your children safe and still have fun in the brave new, connected world of technology. The advice for parents and carers is given on a number of levels and for all age groups. All the key issues are addressed and this issue focuses on; risky selfies, setting up parental controls and advise on on-line bullying. Contact Mrs Fairhurst for a free copy.

Celebration of The Best in Youth Music

BandA celebration of The Best in Youth Music is on 21st March at The Guildhall Preston and involves the best young musicians from many schools in the Preston and surrounding areas, including Parklands. Tickets are £5 and available in school from Mr Willsher.