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Our Echo contributor badges have arrived!

You can now earn a badge by contributing to the site.

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What could I contribute?

-Reviews of games/apps/books/albums/concerts/holiday destinations/revision websites/topics you have studied

-Reports on school trips you have been on


-Work you have completed in school/out of school that you are particularly proud of

-Submit a question to Head Teacher’s corner

-Share your news

(We are open to ideas. Echo is all about you. So if you can think of something that you would like to share with our school community, just let us know!)

Where can I submit my contribution?

-The post box on the door of L2


How does the badge system work?

1 contribution= Bronze badge

5 contributions= Silver badge

10+ contributions = Gold badge

We are looking forward to seeing lots of you wearing the contributor badges and getting involved.

by Apr 19, 2016 No Comments

English Faculty- Shakespeare competition

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To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the English Faculty are running a competition for all students.


Design a poster to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Your poster can be A3 or A4 in size and could include quotations, facts or images related to Shakespeare.

All posters can be submitted to Mrs Dolman in Room 4 or to your English teacher.

The closing date for entries is Friday 6th May.

Good luck!

by Apr 19, 2016 No Comments

Student reps reward trip

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On Tuesday 12th April, student representatives from the Echo team, The Student council and The Eco team were invited to have lunch at Frankie and Benny’s as a reward and a thank you for all their hard work.

All year round our student reps are working tirelessly behind the scenes, attending meetings (often in their own free time), completing some of the less desirable tasks (like picking up your litter!) and they make sure your student voice is heard. They come in over weekends to help with FROTHS events, prepare and deliver assemblies and do a lot of tasks at home (and that’s on top of their homework!). To that end, we thought it was only right that these students had a nice afternoon out of school.

All of these students were an absolute credit to our school whilst out and about in Bury. They were polite to members of the public (Harrison King very kindly offered his seat on the bus to an elderly lady) and their behaviour was commended by the staff at Frankie and Benny’s.

If you have yet to get involved in one of our student bodies, applications will be going out next half term, so have a think about whether you would like to be involved in one of our great teams.

Here are some of our student reps enjoying their lunch…


by Apr 13, 2016 No Comments

Year 10 & 11 Drama- Physical theatre workshop

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Year 10 & 11 Drama classes took part in a physical theatre workshop during the last week of half term which was run by freelance practitioner, James Edgington. The aim of the workshop was to help improve student’s range of performance skills and to give them some different perspectives and ideas about performance techniques, all of which will help them in their final exams.

The students undertook a range of activities designed to encourage them to consider how to tell stories through their bodies rather than their words. Physical theatre is (as the name would suggest) very physically and mentally demanding, so students worked on focus and trust exercises to begin with and then moved on to more physical activity. They were asked to consider how to demonstrate a range of emotions, using only their physicality, and how they could do this without it becoming a pantomime. To do this, they used the idea of performing as themselves taking a journey which they knew quite well (e.g Going from home to school). They then had to consider how to demonstrate five different emotions at different points of the journey without words. James encouraged the students to think about different percentages of emotion. How can you show irritated at 10% and irritated at 80%? This was a difficult concept as of course, the natural response is to ‘over-act’, however the James guided students to consider how to make these emotions more realistic- for example, we don’t all stamp our feet when we are very, very angry, but we might quicken our walking pace.

At the end of the workshop the students were asked to perform in front of each other and reflect on their experience.

As an observer of the workshop, I felt privileged to be able to watch these students working in such focused and controlled ways, as well as producing thoughtful and dynamic pieces of drama as a result of the techniques learnt. The group were respectful of James and his processes, supportive of each other and open and willing to learn and try out exercises which would put some adults out of their comfort zone. For this, I am both impressed and proud of the students involved and look forward to seeing the Year 11s final GCSE performances taking place on April 21st. I hope that many of you can come to watch and show your support.

by Apr 2, 2016 No Comments

Winner of the Parent/Guardian photography competition

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Once again, congratulations to Claire Groves, our Parent Photography competition winner.

Here is Claire collecting her Slattery’s voucher and she is holding the winning entry which is now framed and ready to be displayed in school.



We will be running another Parent competition again soon, so keep an eye out!

Students, we are currently running an Easter themed student competition where you can win this giant Easter egg…so get snapping! Send us your pics to


by Apr 2, 2016 No Comments