As some of you may have noticed there is a new display board along the main corridor in school. This display shows three small litter bins in the different house colours which represent the real life sized bins placed around the school. This board is going to show which house is the most eco friendly as it will be a record of which house is putting the most rubbish into their coloured bins. The amount of rubbish collect into the coloured bins will be tallied on to the display and the board will show which house is winning by having the tubes slowly fill up depending on how much litter each house fills their bins with. Points will then be awarded to the house which puts the most rubbish in their bin as they will be the most eco friendly house and a prize will be awarded to that house.
On Thursday 11th February, Year 7 learnt about disabilities and hate crime during their immersion day.
Report by Georgia Platt 7R
Firstly, we had an assembly in the Lofthouse building, led by Lesley from Bury Council and Christopher, Cath and Chris from Bury People First. They told us about people with disabilities and how it affects their lives.
Secondly, we were paired with a Maths teacher per form and watched a short film called “Make them go away” about a boy with disabilities and how it affected his life. We then filled in a sheet about the film and drew pictures of what we think people with disabilities look like. Also, we compared positive and negative words about disabilities.
Next, we watched another short film called “Zack’s Story” about a boy called Zack with Cerebral Palsy, expressing his views on anti-disability bullying.
After break, we looked at celebrities with disabilities and what hate crime and disability mean and watched another 3 short films, titled “Family Ties”, “Off to the shops” and “Journey To Work”, about how having people with disabilities in your family or being someone with a disability.
Also, we created posters, leaflets, billboards, television adverts and radio adverts to promote anti-disability bullying.
After lunch, we showed our adverts and visuals to our teachers and a few were chosen from each form to perform them in the Lofthouse at the end of the day.
Overall, I think the day was a total success and it helped to raise our awareness of different disabilities.
Venue: The Bury Met Theatre
Date: Wednesday 9th March at 7.00 p.m.
We are planning to take our Year 11 Performing Arts group to watch Little Shop of Horrors at The Bury Met. As this is a direct link to their own course we feel that this not only beneficial but absolutely vital that they attend as some students are yet to produce a theatre review for their portfolios.
Pupils are to make their own way to and from the theatre and must meet at 6.30 p.m. prompt to collect their tickets. The cost of this trip will be £11.00 (cheques payable to Tottington High School)
Should you be happy for your child to attend this trip please fill in the slip on the letter (available on our Letters Home page by clicking here) and return it with your payment to the school by the 12th February at the latest.
Year 9 had a Culture themed immersion day today!
Students rotated between Art, where they learned to draw Manga; Food Tech where they experienced pizza testing; P.E where they had a go at belly dancing and ball drumming; Resistant Materials where students built spaghetti structures; Languages where they took part in a series of quizzes; Music allowed students to have a go at drumming and finally Drama gave them the opportunity to have a go at stage combat!
We imagine Year 9 will certainly be ready for half term after that lot!
Take a look at some of the action from the day.
Manga Art- photos courtesy of Mrs Arthington and Miss Parnell
Fitness Drumming- Photos and videos courtesy of Mrs Wright