On the 31st January 5,655 pupils in Bury exercised their democratic right to vote. Bury Council Youth Participation Worker, Adele Crowshaw contacted the school today to officially announce that our Head Girl, Elle-Sue Calderbank was voted in as 1st Deputy Leader for Bury Youth Parliament. Other successful students in the elections were Emma Greenwood from Woodhey High School who was elected as the new Member of Youth Parliament, and Josh Harcup from Prestwich Arts College who was voted as 2nd Deputy Leader for Bury.
Elle will represent the voice of students in Bury and campaign for issues close to the hearts of our young people. Mrs McCool, Head of Year at Tottington High School said, “We are so pleased and proud of our Head Girl who has worked very hard for this opportunity and we would like to congratulate her on a fantastic achievement.”
What a fantastically generous bunch of students we have at Tottington High School! At this time of year when most young people are writing lengthy Christmas lists, Tottington High School students were busy tirelessly donating to those less fortunate then themselves. A short letter home and a few words of encouragement from form tutors was all that was needed to spur them into action. In less than two weeks we had boxes and bags that were overflowing with donations – which varied from essentials such as shower gel and toothpaste, to luxury items such as make up and gift sets.
Students were mindful of the weather conditions that the homeless recipients might have to face, and donated a plethora of thermal items such as socks, scarfs and gloves. They were also aware that at this time of year everybody deserves a treat! Therefore biscuits, chocolates and sweets were among the edible treats donated.
All these items were gratefully received by Mick Priestley on behalf of Time4change. This charitable organisation offer a free breakfast club each Tuesday and Wednesday morning in Bury where service users receive a hot meal and copious amounts of tea or coffee, as well as the opportunity to have a friendly chat. Ms Al-Bejawi, along with Ms Ward and two Year 11 students, Zoe and Ruby, delivered the donations to the very grateful attendees of the breakfast club on Tuesday 18th December with whom we had a brew and a chat.
Mick and all the volunteers at Time4change, along with the recipients of the donations, wanted to pass on their best wishes and thanks to Tottington High students, parents and teachers for their overwhelming generosity. I would like to second that…well done and thank you!
On the 1st November, Tottington High School converted to academy status and we are now part of The Shaw Education Trust.
We are focused on improving the outcomes for our pupils, and the support and expertise that Shaw Education Trust can provide us in achieving this is invaluable. We feel that now is the right time for us to join the trust, while being able to maintain a good relationship with the local authority. Joining the trust enables us to broaden horizons and push pupils’ educational landscapes that little bit further, ultimately improving pupils’ life outcomes.
Congratulations go to our Year 11 and Year 7 boys’ football teams who this week saw off the competition from a local Bury school and a Manchester grammar school.
In the first round of the English Schools’ Competition, our year 11 squad comfortably beat St Monica’s RC High School 5 goals to 2; and a team of Year 7s from William Hulme Grammar ended up conceding the match following a relentless onslaught from our boys in red and black.
There were goals a-plenty too during a Year 7 friendly against Elton High School, which ended in a closely fought 3 – 3 draw.
A massive well done to all our footy teams for their efforts this week!