Parklands High School News LEARNING DAY! - Year 7<p>Tuesday 19th September saw staff and learning ambassadors putting on a full morning of enrichment activities for year 7 students. Activities included sessions on becoming better learners, friendships, E-learning and leadership of learning. Below are a few pictures from the day, and a range of quotes from student feedback forms. This is clearly an extremely valuable day, and provides one part of a package up-skilling students to get as much&nbsp;from&nbsp;life at Parklands&nbsp;as&nbsp;possible!</p> <p>{gallery:SuperLearning Day 2017}</p> <div> <p align="center"><strong><u>Comments on the leaders of the sessions</u></strong></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <p>&ldquo;They were very nice, enthusiastic and helpful&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;They were very good at teaching for pupils&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Dottie was an excellent teacher, she gave me the best session&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Being taught by students made the learning fun&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;For a new leader, Malaika was brilliant&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Chloe had a lovely clear voice&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;All my leaders were excellent&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Isaac, Cameron and Sam explained things really well&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;They were kind and helped you if you were stuck&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s more interesting listening to pupils&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I thought the leaders were proud&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I liked seeing the head boy and head girl teach me&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;They put loads of effort in&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;They should be teachers&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Keep up the good work&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;They were extremely well prepared&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;The leaders were really brave to talk in front of everyone&rdquo;</p> <div> <p align="center"><strong><u>General Comments</u></strong></p> </div> &nbsp; <p>&ldquo;Each lesson was varied&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I learnt new and interesting things&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;There was a lot of choice for the leadership sessions&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It was the best experience and day ever&rdquo; (Alex Fogg)</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;d love to teach year 7s next year&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I liked learning about people I didn&rsquo;t know before in my year&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;They were amazing lessons&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I learnt loads I didn&rsquo;t know before&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It was really fun and I definitely enjoyed my day&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;The resources were excellent&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I liked learning about different behaviours that can stop me going on trips&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;The green screen was really interesting&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Everything was unbelievable&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It was just amazing&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Everything was perfect&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to be an ambassador&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I enjoyed seeing the year 11s&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It was a nice change&rdquo;</p> <div> <p align="center"><strong><u>Improvements?</u></strong></p> </div> &nbsp; <p>&ldquo;Speak a little louder&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;d like a Music or Drama choice&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;d like the sessions to be longer&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;d like more sessions for potential leadership opportunities&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Make it a 5 period day - maybe 2 leadership sessions&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Bigger rooms for some sessions&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Talk to us individually&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;d like to make things in a session&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Sometimes the teachers took over when the pupils were doing a great job&rdquo;</p> </div>, 29 Sep 2017 07:56:20 GMTParklands PGL WaterSports Holiday 2017<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This summer, 36 pupils and 5 staff headed to PGL Mimosa where they took part in exciting beach watersports, they also went to a water park and did a 3 day descent of the Ardeche river in France. The weather was glorious the entire time and pupils had a fun filled and packed itinerary. <strong>Places are now available for next year!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{youtube:sPJukhLTx88}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{youtube:J5QXoeBO6Tk}</p>, 06 Sep 2017 12:33:24 GMTDuke of Edinburgh Success 2017<p>We recently had 49 pupils successfully complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, this is the largest Parklands have ever had! Students completed their practice route around Rivington and Anglezarke and their qualfiying route round Clitheroe and Waddington. It was a challenge, but all pupils were commended by their assessors.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0491.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 800px;" /></p> <p>Well Done to all those involved, and a huge thank you to all the staff supporters.</p> <p>{youtube:BqHZZlBO99A}</p>, 10 Jul 2017 15:13:54 GMTParklands Cheer<p>We recently took 101 parklands students, making up 9 different teams, to the national schools cheerleading competition in Manchester. Students put in a sensational performance, with the following fantastic results!<br /> <br /> Y10&amp;11 Cheer - 1st<br /> Y10 &amp; 11 Pom dance - 1st<br /> Y10 &amp; 11 Street cheer - 1st<br /> Y 8 &amp; 9 A team Pom - 1st<br /> Y 8 &amp; 9 Cheer - 2nd<br /> Y7 &amp; 8 Street cheer 2nd<br /> Y7 Cheer - 3rd<br /> Y7 Pom - 4th<br /> Y8 &amp; 9 B team Pom - 6th</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_2650.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/Winning_banner.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 400px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_2645.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_2628.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_2619.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_2623.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_2579.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_2603.JPG" style="width: 250px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_2596.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/FullSizeRender.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><br /> The competition organisers also contacted us the week before to say they were running a best banner competition. I emailed our students about it and was overwhelmed by their responses, staying late, taking resources home and generally working together. In total we took 12 different banners to the competition and also won this.<br /> <br /> The final award of the day is the spirit award, this awarded to the team that shows the best spirit of the day. They have to display excellent sportsmanship to other teams, cheer and encourage all performers and just keep working hard to support others as well as perform. We have worked hard for this for the last 7 years and they students were made up (many even cried) to hear we won this too.<br /> <br /> Overall, a very successful day that couldn&#39;t have happened without Ms. Sorbie who now takes the y7 teams. Thanks also to Ms. Johnson, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Greaves, Ms. Williams, Ms. Bland and Mr. Altham who also gave up their entire Sunday to come along and help.</p> <p>Jun 2017</p> <p>Miss. G. Marr&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{youtube:LigBk0R4GUM}</p> <p>{youtube:VCa8FjLq6gg}</p> <p>{youtube:457yrrLF2TA}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 28 Jun 2017 12:13:42 GMTNational Anti-Bullying Day 2017<p>Please follow <a href="/files/News/June_2017_Stand_Up_to_Bullying_Day.docx">this link</a> to see the information that tutors and students will be reviewing as they discuss bullying and its impacts. There are several useful links in the document providing support and guidance as part of raising awareness nationally about this issue.</p>, 21 Jun 2017 08:38:02 GMTParklands High School General Elections 2017<p>On Monday the 19th of June we held our Parklands High School General Election. It was a fascinating afternoon and it was heartening to see our pupils conduct themselves in a serious and mature manner, they clearly considered this to be a very important event. We have spent several weeks preparing all pupils for the event, with carefully designed resources being presented during our SECURE programme lessons. There are many important aspects to be considered when delivering a programme like this to young people, neutrality being paramount. An important aim was to inform them of the policies and ideologies of the 5 main UK political parties. We also wanted to give them an authentic voting experience that was as close as possible to the real thing.</p> <p>783 Students turned out to cast their vote in our recent General Election with Labour receiving 54% of the total votes.</p> <p>To see some of the resources students have been using, and more details on the event please follow the following links:</p> <p><a href="/files/News/Aspire_British_Vales_Lesson_5-_General_Election.pdf">Aspire Lesson 5 - The General Election</a></p> <p><a href="/files/News/Aspire_British_Values_Lesson_6_General_Election.pdf">Aspire Lesson 6 - The General Election</a></p> <p><a href="/files/News/PHS_General_Election_Results-_Parents.pdf">General Election results - Information for parents</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/splash/Summer2017/PHS_General_Election_Results-_Parents.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 281px;" /></p>, 20 Jun 2017 14:52:58 GMTPretty Mudder 2017<p>On Saturday 17th June, Miss Greaves and Miss Burrill took their Girls Active Group to the Pretty Mudder Preston. The girls had a fantastic time and as you can see by the photos they really were Pretty Muddy!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0299.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0276.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Watch the youtube video here! {youtube:QqYKx-7NFm4}</p>, 20 Jun 2017 09:29:55 GMTHouse Competition Update<p>As we move into the final leg of the academic year it is still all to play between the Houses. There is still plenty going on... the Numeracy competition, the Safer Travel leaflet, the Scratch competition, the GCSE pod competition, PPoints, and Sports Day is on Thursday.</p>, 13 Jun 2017 12:31:22 GMTElectrifying Board-Games!<p>As part of an extended homework the scientists of 7XTR have prepared some really great board-games. Following a brief to design a game that would &#39;test and extend&#39; the knowledge of the topic for a year 7 class next year. A few initial ideas were discussed, with&nbsp;students then working&nbsp;on these creations in thier spare time. Some lovely work here, some featuring working lights and circuits too! All games were&nbsp;well thought out and included&nbsp;key subject content questions and instructions.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0015.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0016.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0013.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0014.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0008.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0010.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/IMG_0007.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p>, 05 Jun 2017 13:59:11 GMTSupport for Manchester<p>Today the students at Parklands showed their true community&nbsp;spirit with a mass demonstration of support for the recent Manchester bomb attack. Students rallied together brilliantly&nbsp;and&nbsp;the scenes here took less than 10 minutes to coordinate! A minutes silence was also observed in respect for those affected.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/MCR02.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 225px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/Summer2017/MRC03.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 711px;" /></p>, 25 May 2017 12:03:39 GMTSupport following the Manchester attack.<p>The pictures show some display work created today as students discuss the recent attack in Manchester. If you are struggling to come to terms with this event, and the range of emotions it has generated please speak to a member of staff you feel comfortable talking to. There is also support and advice at the <a href="">government site.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/20170524_153145.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/20170524_153102.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p>, 24 May 2017 16:26:00 GMTGirls Football Success<p>A team boasting great talent, they&#39;ve had a fantastic journey to their final game!<br /> <br /> Their semi-final game saw them drawn against local rivals Southlands, where Parklands came off on top with a 4-2 victory. Parklands then progressed through to meet Lytham High school in the final held at Darwen Football Club.<br /> <br /> The final was a tense and close game throughout. The girls battled through exhaustion to finish 1-1, meaning extra time and unfortunately penalties (that eventually went to sudden death!) Both teams deserved the win!</p> <p>It was heart-breaking for team Parklands who really did play their legs off!<br /> <br /> Huge well done to the girls involved, especially the year 11 who played their final game for Parklands!</p>, 24 May 2017 09:17:27 GMTBoarding School Success<p>The sixteen boys and sixteen girls that experienced the boarding school worked really hard all week and were a great &nbsp;to both themselves and the school. The feedback was really positive from both the girls and the boys and they have clearly benefited in multiple ways. Many highlighters and packets of crisps were consumed in the process, but in quite different ways.</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>{gallery:Boarding School 2017}</td> </tr> <tr> </tr> </tbody> </table>, 16 May 2017 20:39:11 GMTExam Preparation - with a difference.<p>It&#39;s another Parklands adventure. Thirty two intrepid pupils (and four staff) crossed the frontier into Wigan to spend a week... preparing for exams. There&#39;s a full English breakfast (if you can manage all that food first thing in a morning), access to the gym, a great evening meal, and of course work and erm, more work.</p>, 10 May 2017 10:09:17 GMTProud Letters<p>Parents and staff were asked to write a letter to each every one of our Year 11 pupils. They were given out on Monday and there were some tears! Oh, and one or two doughnuts were eaten.</p>, 09 May 2017 12:35:04 GMTYear 7 Football<p>The year 7 football team bet Bishops 9-1 in the final after going a goal down after 20 seconds. Matt scored 4 goals in the first half and had to be subbed so he didn&#39;t score anymore. The other goal scorers were Jonny and Alex with 2 and Max with 1. Tyler did a great job in nets, making lots of great saves.</p>, 26 Apr 2017 17:55:23 GMTNew Head Girl and Boy<p>Congratulations to our new Head Girl and Boy. &nbsp;Chloe and Tom will head up our exceptional student leadership team in the next academic year.</p>, 25 Apr 2017 15:06:11 GMTMFL Spelling Bee Regional Finals<p>Three of our Year 7 pupils were invited to compete in the regional finals of the National MFL Spelling Bee competition. Remy, Malaika and Sayeda all attended with Malaika winning the competition and Remy coming third. Both girls will go on to represent Parklands in the National finals in July. All three girls did brilliantly well and were fantastic ambassadors for the school - several other schools commented on how impressed they were. A huge credit to Parklands - well done girls.</p> 2017/IMG_0608_(6).JPGFri, 31 Mar 2017 14:39:29 GMTFootball Hospital Cup Victory<p>After an exciting final against an excellent Balshaws team our Year 7 football team were victorious. The boys won 4-2 after extra time, with outstanding goals from Alex Kier, Jonny Bennison and two from Matt Thompson.</p> 2017/image1.JPGThu, 30 Mar 2017 10:58:00 GMTTomorrows Engineers' Challenge<p>A huge well done to the boys who went out on this challenge today! They all did amazingly and were a huge credit to Parklands. Whilst we didn&#39;t win overall the boys did win best robot design which was a massive win in itself as 18 schools across the north west competed.</p> 2017/image2(1).JPGFri, 10 Mar 2017 11:20:58 GMTYear 10 Netball<p>The Year 10 Netball team came second in the District competition. The team played brilliantly throughout the competition, which, in the end, had to be decided on goal difference. Parklands missed out on the top spot by one goal! Roll on next year&#39;s final competition!&nbsp;</p> 2017/IMG_6749.JPGWed, 08 Mar 2017 10:51:49 GMTIndoor Cricket Finals<p>On Monday our Y7 and 8 combined indoor cricket team qualified from the Regional West Lancashire Finals for Indoor Cricket after already winning the District Tournaments in December. They are now in the County Finals later this month.</p> 2017/images_c2cc_Team_photos_Park_St_Mich.JPGFri, 10 Mar 2017 12:19:40 GMTHouse Competition Update<p>As we move closer to the end of the first half term of 2017, how are the House competitions going? These are the latest House point totals following the Year 8 and 9 table tennis and the MfL spelling bee. Africa House were first in both table tennis tournaments, securing a lead they have held since 22nd September 2016 - practically half of the academic year so far. Can they be challenged? Let&#39;s hope that the other Houses don&#39;t make it too easy in the second half of the year!</p> 2017/House_Point_Leaderboard.pngWed, 08 Feb 2017 18:08:46 GMTInteresting Logo Idea<p>Mr Mitchell was delighted to receive an email one&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;from a year 7 pupil, who had designed a new school logo!&nbsp; The year 7 boy&#39;s talent is clear to see and it&#39;s a very impressive design!&nbsp; He got a special mention in the whole-school assembly on Monday, 6th February and his design was shown to the rest of the school.</p> 2017/pa.pngWed, 08 Feb 2017 11:05:53 GMTCareers Fair - 2017<p>There were 54 stands this year, showcasing careers in banking, law, engineering, IT, catering, public services and retail, amongst many others. All the local colleges and sixth forms attended, along with a number of universities and specialist sports academies. Apprenticeship and training providers were also well represented, with opportunities in many different fields. The Mayor of Chorley was welcomed by our Head Boy and Girl, and Governor Mark Perks also visited the fair.</p> <p>We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the careers fair in any way - here&#39;s to next year!</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>{gallery:Careers Fair 2017}</td> </tr> <tr> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2017/Careers_Fair.JPGMon, 06 Feb 2017 10:59:30 GMTHolocaust Memorial Event<p>As part of our commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day, each form group has contributed to a display board which was presented at Chorley Town Hall as part of the borough&#39;s commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day.</p> <p>Our Head Boy Daanish and Head Girl Ellie attended a commemoration event on Saturday 21st January to present the display for a Holocaust Memorial event organised by Chorley Council with the aim of building tolerance and understanding of different faiths and cultures throughout Chorley and the wider world. This began with a service in Astley Park, followed by a gathering at the Town Hall remembering the victims of the Holocaust, alongside those who suffered from Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>{gallery:Holocaust Memorial Day 2017}</td> </tr> <tr> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2017/IMG_0631.JPGWed, 01 Feb 2017 16:46:18 GMTShow Tickets on Sale - Update<p>If you are still hoping to get tickets for the school dance show Musical Madness, please be aware that Friday has now completely sold out! We still have some left for Wednesday and Thursday, but if you want to see the show, please contact the school as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.</p> 2017/Sold_out.pngThu, 26 Jan 2017 18:04:19 GMTFootball Tournament<p>Some of our girls represented Preston North End in a friendly tournament against Manchester United and Liverpool. As you would expect they represented the school brilliantly and played really well. Some of the games were very&nbsp;close and a great experience for our girls.</p> 2017/IMG_6322.JPGMon, 23 Jan 2017 18:03:36 GMTShow Tickets on Sale<p>Tickets are now on sale for the annual dance show and this years theme is musicals. For those new to the school, we perform&nbsp;a themed dance show every year and usually have around 300 students in the cast as well as a staff dance and a staff choir. The dates this year are 22nd, 23rd and 24th March and the show begins at 7pm. Tickets are &pound;5 for adults and &pound;3 for u18s.<br /> If you would like any tickets then please&nbsp;contact the school as soon as possible. Please note that Friday does sell out fast.</p> 2017/School_Production_Advert.jpgSat, 21 Jan 2017 10:24:26 GMTHouse Competition Update<p>These are the latest House point totals following the Year 9 Boys and Girls football. Next week it is Year 10 Boys on the astro 7 a side. Please come along and support your house! Forthcoming competitions are PPoint Certificate for Years 7, 8 and 9 to Mr Snell and Table Tennis with Mr Salisbury starting next week with Year 7.</p> 2017/Leaderboard_210117.pngSat, 21 Jan 2017 09:54:37 GMTStaff v Pupils Basketball<p>After an exciting, close run and sometimes controversial game of basketball, staff at Parklands just managed to hold on to their champion status by winning this first event.</p> 2017/Basketball.jpgFri, 20 Jan 2017 16:39:09 GMTSalford Quays GCSE Photography Year 10<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-e6793f1b-d184-1118-93d5-37ebbf5046c2">On Wednesday 18th January our year 10 photography students visited Salford Quays with a focus of photographing the urban environment. Students photographed a range of urban themes including reflections, leading lines, urban surfaces and abstraction. The photo shoot is an important stage in the development of students&rsquo; unit 1 portfolio of work. Here are a selection of photographs taken on the trip. </span></p> <p>{gallery:Salford Quays GCSE Photography Year 10 - 2017}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><meta charset="utf-8" /></p> 2017/Picture1(1)(1)(1).pngTue, 24 Jan 2017 17:27:46 GMTSuperhero Science Competition<p>This&nbsp;competition was run at Runshaw College on Euxton Lane to promote their new science building. Around 10 schools entered the competition which consisted of one&nbsp;team of four&nbsp;year 10 students. Our students where Megan, Charley , Rebekah and Charlotte. The competition was across all disciplines within science. The aim of the competition was to investigate superhero&#39;s, such as how did Spiderman become spider-like and how to create superhero&#39;s and villains using elements.&nbsp;The girls did really well but unfortunately did not win on the day!!</p> 2017/20170118_092314.jpgFri, 20 Jan 2017 16:55:47 GMTFamilies needed for a new ITV Good Food Show!<p>Paul Martin is a TV Casting Researcher who is currently working on a new TV show for ITV1 entitled &lsquo;The Money Saving Good Food Show&rsquo;.<br /> He is currently looking for families from Lancashire to take part in the show. The show gives local families the opportunity to help reduce their food shopping bill and learn some tasty new recipes along the way.<br /> Please feel free to get in touch with Paul if you have any questions at all.</p> 2017/image001.pngMon, 16 Jan 2017 17:51:13 GMTPE House Competitions<p>There are plenty of ways of earning House points this term. Two competitions scheduled this month are year 9 girls and boys football. Support your House by participating in or supporting your House team.</p> 2017/House_Comps_-_This_term!.jpgSat, 14 Jan 2017 10:48:33 GMTWelcome Back<p>Welcome I hope you have all had the chance to recharge your batteries and are looking forward to 2017 and keeping your New Year&#39;s resolutions!. A reminder that school is closed on&nbsp;Friday 10th February&nbsp;for an INSET day. The following week will be half term and school will re-open on&nbsp;Monday 20th Februaryback to Parklands after the Christmas break. As far as House points go, the New year starts with a small lead for Africa House from South America House. Australasia House need to make up ground on the other houses, but there is plenty of time and plenty of competitions yet!</p> 2017/Leaderboard.pngTue, 03 Jan 2017 10:28:34 GMTHamper Deliverys<p>The final hamper delivery went out today. Everybody in a form group is asked to contribute to one or two form hampers which are delivered in the weeks before Christmas. We deliver them over five days with each House having their own delivery day. Our deliveries are to the elderly people in the local area who will benefit from a few extra goodies and a friendly face (or three). If you know of anybody who may be in need of cheering up with a hamper next Chrsitmas, please let us know so we can add to our list. Also a big thank you to all our contributes, without who this would not be possible.&nbsp;{gallery:Christmas Hampers 2016}</p> 2016/DSC_1931(1).JPGWed, 21 Dec 2016 11:25:59 GMTChristmas Jumper Day<p>Both pupils and staff were encouraged to dig out their Christmas jumper early so that they could support National Christmas Jumper day 2016. This event was organised by the charity Save the Children and all donations will go to this fantasic cause.</p> 2016/Christmas_Jumpers.JPGSun, 18 Dec 2016 13:40:36 GMTMoney Raised for Lancashire Mind<p>Mrs Eastham and her family raised &pound;560 for the charity Lancashire Mind when they all ran a sponsored 5k (Mental Elf) race. Lancashire Mind campaign to make mental wellbeing a local priority, and help people to manage, maintain and improve their mental wellbeing.</p> 2016/IMG_1205(1).JPGSun, 04 Dec 2016 19:36:46 GMTRefurbishment of the Food Technology Area<p>The refurbishment of the Food Technology area began before half term and completed at the end of last week. The new design is much more ergonomic than previously and gives us a much more practical and functional space in which to cook.</p> <p>{gallery:Refurbishment of Food Technology}</p> <h2>Many thanks to the Savoy Educational Trust for their generous funding.</h2>, 04 Dec 2016 18:43:55 GMTHouse Competition Update<p>This is the House leader board following the competitions on Friday, which saw Africa House take the maximum six points. Next week it&#39;s Year 8 Girls Football, and there&#39;s still the Christmas card&nbsp;and the History blog competitions running. So all to play for.</p> <p>Hampers will also be part of the competition, so&nbsp;please participate.</p> 2016/House_Competiton_28.pngMon, 21 Nov 2016 20:18:53 GMTGirls Football Team<p>Congratulations to our Year 7/8 Girls football team who competed at the Blackburn Rovers 6 a-side competition. They faced tough competition, but played with skill and determination and in the end only lost one game!&nbsp;</p> 2016/Girls_Football(1).JPGSun, 20 Nov 2016 15:01:11 GMTHouse Competition Update<p>This is the House leader board following the Year 7 girls&#39; football competition on Friday and the P point bonus week.</p> <p>From the last three competitions Europe and South America &nbsp;have taken 14 points, Asia have taken 13. Africa 12 and Australasia only 7 points.</p> <p>It&#39;s all to play for this Thursday with the Year 7 Boys&#39; Football. There are also two competitions still running. One in History and an Art Christmas Card competition running until 28th November.</p> 2016/House_Competition_16.pngMon, 14 Nov 2016 11:51:54 GMTRemembrance Sunday<p>Parklands was represented by Year 11 student Jodie at Chorley&#39;s Remembrance Sunday commemorations on&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;13th November. Alongside other schools in Chorley, Parklands was part of the mayoral procession and the remembrance service at St Lawrence&#39;s CE Parish Church, followed by a service at the cenotaph in Astley Park, including the laying of a wreath in memory of those who have given their lives in times of conflict.&nbsp;</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>{gallery:Remembrance Day 2016}</td> </tr> <tr> </tr> </tbody> </table>, 14 Nov 2016 19:36:59 GMTRugby Team News<p>A team of year 7/8 boys attended a rugby competition on Tuesday 11th of October at Central Park in Wigan. This was for emerging schools in rugby league. The team played 4 matches against other schools and won 2, drew 1 and lost one. They did extremely well to achieve this against a tough referee and as the Wigan schools are very good with most the players playing with Wigan clubs teams unlike our team. All the boys were a credit to the school as they played like gentlemen and did not argue with any of the decisions. I would usually pick a man of the match but all the players played extremely well and feel that it would be too close to call. A great start to the season and hopefully they keep up the hard work and sportsmanship for the rest of the year. Well Done boys</p> 2016/Rugby_1(1).JPGWed, 12 Oct 2016 16:17:49 GMTNetball Team News<p>The year 7 netball team has their first taste of success in the District Skills Tournament. Both the A and B team played fantastically well, coming very close to a win but eventually taking a well deserved came second place overall! Fantastic!&nbsp;</p> 2016/Netball_1(1).JPGWed, 12 Oct 2016 16:10:45 GMTBowness Field Trip<p>On Friday 30th September 81 Year 9 pupils and 5 staff had a lovely day in Bowness in the Lake District National Park. Pupils practised their questioning and surveying techniques to find out the opinions of both the locals and tourists on how Bowness was being affected by tourism. They also conducted a survey of their own design along with an environmental survey and pedestrian/traffic count. Mrs Eastham.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Autumn 2016/Geography_Field_Trip_1.JPG" style="margin: 10px; float: left; width: 40%;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Autumn 2016/Geography_Field_Trip_2.JPG" style="margin: 10px; float: right; width: 40%;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Autumn 2016/Geography_Field_Trip_4.JPG" style="margin: 10px; float: left; width: 40%;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Autumn 2016/Geography_Field_Trip_5.JPG" style="margin: 10px; float: right; width: 40%;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Autumn 2016/Geography_Field_Trip_6.JPG" style="margin: 10px; float: left; width: 40%;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Autumn 2016/Geography_Field_Trip_8.JPG" style="margin: 10px; float: right; width: 40%;" /></p> 2016/Geography_Field_Trip_7.JPGTue, 04 Oct 2016 20:41:41 GMTHouse Competition Update<p>This is the House leader board after the Year 8 Basket Ball on Friday, with points available for participation. Africa and Europe made a big effort and were the best represented Houses!</p> <p>It&#39;s Year 9 Basket Ball on Friday and again, the more the merrier!!</p> <p>There is still time for the MFL League of Champions which finishes at 3.30 pm on Tuesday and there&#39;s another week for the Drama competition!</p> <p>Next week during registration the HALs will be leading each Year group in a house competition with a seasonal theme.</p> <p>Year 7 Monday<br /> Year 8 Tuesday<br /> Year 9 Wednesday<br /> Year 10 Friday&nbsp;</p> 2016/House_Competition_13.pngTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:13:30 GMTHouse Competition Update<div>Our competition next week is Year 8 basket ball shoot out for boys and girls. Teams are a minimum of 10 pupils with bonus points for those Houses who have more people involved!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>There is also the Drama competition which is running for two weeks. Further information is available from Mrs Gray.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A short video showing&nbsp;last weeks&nbsp;competition (Year 7 Boys Wacky Races), is available <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</div> 2016/House_Competition_12.pngMon, 26 Sep 2016 10:38:19 GMTGeography Field Trip<div><img alt="" src="/images/news/Autumn 2016/Formby_Field_Trip_2(1).jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: right; width: 40%;" />A fantastic day was had by Year 11 Geographers who visited Formby Point National Trust Nature followed by Liverpool Albert Docks. The aim of the visit was to enhance students&#39; understanding of the Changing Urban Geography and Coastal Zone GCSE Units. It has certainly helped them seeing &#39;real life examples and case studies&#39;!</div> <div>The weather was kind to us and our National Trust guide Sonia was really interesting and knowledgeable. Thanks to Mrs Fox for the images.</div> <div>Mrs Eastham</div> <div>CL Geography</div> 2016/Formby_Field_Trip_1.jpgThu, 22 Sep 2016 14:56:01 GMTYear 7 Super Learning Day<p>Super Learning Day went fantastically well. All pupils enjoyed themselves and got a taster of different leadership opportunities, as well as learning some important lessons in relationships and how to learn effectively. Our year 7s commented on the confidence, enthusiasm and support of our student leaders in the feedback forms from this day which is brilliant to see. Some pupils even asked to be taught by the student leaders more often as they were so amazing! All in all it was a huge success and we are very proud of both our leaders and our year 7 pupils.</p> 2016/Y7_Super_Learning_Day.JPGThu, 22 Sep 2016 12:15:21 GMTHouse Competition Update<p>Our competition for next&nbsp;week is the &nbsp;Year 7 Boys Wacky Races. This takes place&nbsp;on Friday lunchtime at 1.30pm in the Sports Hall. All Houses must have 10 pupils per team, otherwise penalties will be imposed.</p> 2016/House_Competition_6.pngMon, 19 Sep 2016 13:22:58 GMTWatersports 2016<p>In the summer 43 pupils and 6 staff headed to the South of France for a week of watersports! There was lots of action including cliff jumping, white water rapids, sailing, banana boats, windsurfing and fantastic weather!</p> <p>If you want to go on next years trip, get a letter from Miss Greaves in PE.</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" src="/images/Video_Icon.jpg" style="float:left;width:2%;" />&nbsp;</a><a href="" onclick=", '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Watersports 2016</a></p>, 12 Sep 2016 15:05:14 GMTHouse Competition Update<p>Following the first competition of the year on Friday for the Year 7s, here are the results! South America&#39;s highest position for a while! The two competitions running this week are Geography Kahoot on Thursday in the hall and Year 7 Girls wacky races in the gym on Friday lunch time. Details below!&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Geography House Quiz</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">House Competitions this Term</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 12 Sep 2016 10:37:37 GMTYear 7 House Competition - The Shootout<p>The first House competition of the year took place on Friday in the Sports Hall. There was a great turnout for the Year 7 shootout and competition was intense, but in the end an &nbsp;Asia team, full of tenacity, won out.</p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" src="/images/Video_Icon.jpg" style="float: left; width: 2%;" />&nbsp;</a><a href="" target="_blank">Year 7 House Competition - The Shootout</a></p>, 12 Sep 2016 10:52:33 GMTPE Extra Curricular<p>The PE department run a number of extra curricular activities both at lunchtime and after school. These include netball, dance, football, rugby, cheerleading and badminton. Please contact Mr Salisbury or any of the PE staff, with any questions regarding these activities.</p>, 12 Sep 2016 20:50:54 GMTMusic Extra Curricular<p>The music department run&nbsp;a number of extra curricular activities both at lunchtime and after school. These include vocal ensembles, brass workshops, junior band, saxophone ensemble and orchestra. Please contact Mr Willsher or Mr Penketh, in the music department, with any&nbsp;questions about music tuition or joining any musical activity.</p>, 12 Sep 2016 19:59:52 GMTYear 11 Prom<p>Our Year 11 said their (almost) final farewells at the Rivington Barn event. Vehicles bringing our ex students to the event ranged from vintage motorcycles to a horse box (no helicopters this year).&nbsp;</p>, 06 Jul 2016 14:46:45 GMTGeography Field Trip<p>The geography field trip to Formby and then Southport was a great success, partly due to the great weather, but mostly down to the enthusiasm and hard work of the students involved. Students used table tennis balls to simulate off shore drift and clinometers to collect data to enable them to create profiles of the Formby dunes. The day enabled students to appreciate the difference between the two beaches of Formby and Souhport and to formulate their own hypotheses as to why the different land formations had occurred.</p>, 06 Jul 2016 14:27:17 GMTSports Day Winners<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The winning House on Sports Day was Africa, The student&nbsp;Heads of House and Sports Captains are pictured with the House Achievement Leader for Africa House, Mrs Haslam. Well done to all students who partisipated on&nbsp;the day.&nbsp;</div>, 16 Jun 2016 20:45:05 GMT