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THS Pupils at GM School Games

THS Pupils at GM School Games

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Over 2,200 young people compete at GM School Games

The opening ceremony saw a celebration for the city of Manchester after the recent attacks at the Manchester Arena. Support was shown for Manchester through Parrs Wood choir performing ‘My Everything’, the ‘This Place’ poem being read by pupils from Tottington High School, the school which Manchester attack victim Olivia Campbell attended, and Street Shakers dance group dancing to Ariana Grande’s ‘One Last Time’ sung by singer Tasia Sky and 14 year old guitarist from Salford Josh Hart.

World class facilities from around the county were utilised for the games, including the National Cycling Centre and the National Basketball Performance Centre where competitions took place.

There were 24 competitions taking place in Athletics, Basketball, BMX, Netball, Football, Rounders, New Age Kurling and many more. A full list of the sports and the results can be found here.

Nearly 200 young volunteers came together to form the School Games crew this year. They underwent training before the event, with some gaining qualifications to ensure they could help deliver the events with the National Governing Body of their sport. Responsibilities of the volunteers on the day included refereeing, officiating and team management.

The Games also welcomed councilors, mayors, previous Olympians and young volunteers to celebrate the city of Manchester.

The event was GreaterSport, on behalf of the local organising committee for the event. CEO, Yvonne Harrison commented:

“What a fantastic day of school sports competition and a great opportunity to celebrate the city of Manchester. We are proud to be remembering those involved in the Manchester attacks as we know so many of the schools who attended have been affected. Our Greater Manchester Summer School Games event brought schools from all 10 boroughs together for an Olympic style competition, with high performing young athletes from across the county. We are delighted by the hard work of all involved including young leaders and volunteers.”

Photos from the day can be found here.

Huge thanks go to the School Games Organisers in each area who organise the local events throughout the year.

Article originally appeared on Greater Sport website on 6th July 2017. Click here to view original article.

by Jul 7, 2017 No Comments
Water Safety Advice

Water Safety Advice

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As temperatures rise, it’s tempting to cool off with a swim in a river, canal, lake or reservoir. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is regularly called to rescue people who have got into trouble in the water.

What are the dangers?

  • There is no supervision.
  • The cold water temperature can claim your life in minutes – even if you are a strong swimmer.
  • It’s difficult to estimate the depth of the water. It may be much deeper or much shallower than expected.
  • There are often no suitable places to get out of the water due to steep slimy banks or sides.
  • There is no way of knowing what lies beneath – there could be weeds, pipes, shopping trolleys, sharp metal or broken bottles.
  • Swimming in open water can lead to a variety of serious illnesses.
  • There may be hidden currents. Flowing water or swimming in the sea can be especially dangerous.
  • Alcohol and swimming don’t mix – perception and capability are both affected by drinking.

What should I do if I see someone in difficulty?

  • Alert someone, preferably a lifeguard. Or, dial 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Explain your location clearly and describe any landmarks.
  • Swim somewhere safe – the swimming baths.
  • Obey the warning signs around reservoirs, lakes, canals, rivers and at the beach.
  • Value your own safety first – jumping into the water to rescue pets or belongings can be highly dangerous.
  • Know what to do in an emergency – ring 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Explain your location clearly and describe any landmarks.
  • Enjoy organised water sports in a safe environment – with the correct equipment and a qualified instructor.

For further information on water safety visit:

Download the Water Safety leaflet

Water Safety Leaflet

Now watch the video ‘Filling Up’ by the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service:

by Jun 27, 2017 No Comments
School Closure

School Closure

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Tottington High School will be closed to students on Tuesday 20th June in a mark of respect for our student Olivia Campbell-Hardy whose funeral service will be that day. This will allow those in our school community the opportunity to attend.

The funeral service will be at St. Anne’s Church Tottington, commencing at 1.30pm. Following the funeral, a service will be held at East Lancashire Crematorium in Radcliffe and then an event will be held at Bury Football Club.

The school office will be open until 1pm for normal school enquiries. GCSEs and GCSE Revision sessions timetabled for that day will go ahead as planned.

Thank you

by Jun 16, 2017 No Comments
Year 11 Leavers’ Rules

Year 11 Leavers’ Rules

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The information below has been reiterated to Year 11 students this week. This is for reference and just in case clarification is needed:


The uniform expectations for exams remain the same. Students must have either a school sweater or blazer. Your new hoodie is not a replacement for that but you may wear the hoodie in school over your sweater or blazer.

Attendance in school:

As instructed on several occasions and in a letter, attendance to exams, revision sessions and lessons in subjects not yet examined is compulsory. Exceptions to this are only permitted by senior staff. Some individuals are on an alternative timetable which has been individually arranged. Failure to follow this attendance instruction will result in being withdrawn from the Prom as has been communicated to you all.

Signing In:

Students must sign in and out of the main office at all times except for the days when they are attending exams as a register is taken in the exam room. This is especially important on days when students are leaving to return later in the day.

 Private Study in school:

Students who want to remain in school to complete private study during the periods when the subject lesson has been examined or it is not an examined subject (games, cwl, careers) may report to the Library where they can complete silent personal revision. This will be supervised by Mrs Moore and a subject teacher. If students do not comply with personal silent study they will be asked to leave and will have to leave the site and return for any scheduled exams/lessons/revision sessions later in the day.

If you are signing out to return later, possibly going into the village or nearby areas, please ensure you continue with the respectful good behaviour that we expect.

Shirt Signing:

It is a tradition to bring in shirts to sign for each other and that can take placeafter the Chemistry revision session on 13th June (pd3) at lunchtime. Not before please. For those who will be in Mrs Ashburner’s History pd5 and Mr Jackson’s RM pd5, please bring a clean shirt to wear.

For all other students you will be leaving at lunch but if staying to study, a clean shirt must be brought.


Attendance and conduct throughout the exams so far has been great and we are confident it will continue. Please ensure you turn up for all revision sessions and relevant lessons. Staff will be expecting you.

by Jun 6, 2017 No Comments



Our school community would like to thank our wider community for the support and condolences received over the recent period following the passing away of one of our students, Olivia Campbell-Hardy. This has meant a great deal to our students, staff, governors and families.

We have now removed the floral tributes in readiness for our return to school and these flowers will be scattered on our school garden. Any plants which had been placed will be planted on our school grounds.

Once again a thank you from all at Tottington High School.

Mr. B. Duffy

by Jun 4, 2017 No Comments