Year 9 Team win ‘I Am Creative Final’

Year 9 Team win ‘I Am Creative Final’

Student News

A massive congratulations goes to Ellie, Mille, Maxine and Madison in Year 9 for coming first in the I Am Creative project last week. The project was run by the Ideas Foundation and the task was to create a digital product to advertise the BBC’s Big Weekend and then pitch the idea, in true Apprentice/Dragon’s Den style to representatives from the BBC. The judges were the animation team from CBBC and CBeebies.

Five teams from Tottington High School were entered into the competition and our teams competed against many other schools from the Greater Manchester area. Three of our teams made it into the final in which they competed against 3 teams from Derby High School.

Here are a few photos from the day, and there is also the chance to watch the winning animation by Millie and the team.

 

 

by Jun 11, 2018 No Comments
Breightmet Library Homework Club

Breightmet Library Homework Club

Parent News

There is now an after school homework club at Breightmet Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 3.30pm- 6.45pm and every Saturday 9.00am- 4.45pm. They give students free computer time to complete their work, surf appropriate websites and use the library resources (online and shelved stock). They are also entitled to unlimited free homework printouts.

Students do not need to be members to access this service. If you are interested, just pop into the library and ask at the counter and staff will log you onto a computer.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Breightmet Library,
Breightmet Health Centre,
Breightmet Fold Lane,
Bolton. BL2 6NT

Tel no: 01204 332353
Email: breightmet.library@bolton.gov.uk

Opening times:
Monday 9 – 12.30pm
Tuesday 9 – 7.00pm
Wednesday 9 – 12.30pm
Thursday 9 – 7.00pm
Friday 9 – 1pm
Saturday 9 – 5pm

by Apr 30, 2018 No Comments
New Bus Service Tottington Line

New Bus Service Tottington Line

Parent News

There is a new bus service, Tottington Line operating up/down Tottington Road, which is owned by Rosso. If students are purchasing a First Bus ticket, the Tottington Line service are not honouring this pass (you won’t be allowed on).

Students need to purchase a System 1 pass, which allows travel on any bus regardless of operator. The 1-day and the weekly passes can be purchased on any bus. However, the monthly pass has to purchased from the interchange.

1 day any bus = £2.80
7 day any bus = £9.25  or £9.00 if IGO pass is shown

by Apr 17, 2018 No Comments
Bronze and Silver D of E Training Weekend

Bronze and Silver D of E Training Weekend

Duke of Edinburgh

Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh candidates had a weekend of intense training ready for their training expeditions at the Yorkshire Dales.

On Saturday morning our year 10 Bronze Award trainees set off from Tottington High School in the morning split into two groups, one group headed towards Holcombe Hill along with Miss Harvey and Miss Duke and the other group in the direction of Affetside with Mr Cudworth, the 11 kilometre route crossed over halfway and the groups enjoyed dinner together, with the weather on our side we continued back towards school throughout the afternoon arriving back shortly after 2.30pm.

Compass navigation, map reading, measuring distance were amongst topics covered on the day and everyone enjoyed themselves taking away many new skills in preparation for their next challenge, two days with overnight camping. Well done to everyone involved.

On Sunday morning our year 11 Silver candidates arrived early at school and we set off to climb Pendle Hill at a height of 557m, all our students had to carry rucksacks with appropriate weight to replicate expectations on expeditions that are planned shorty over three days with overnight camping.

We arrived at Barley in Pendle early morning and split into two groups, both groups set off to navigate approximately 10 kilometres to climb the mighty Pendle Hill and along the way practiced many skills that they had mastered last year throughout their Bronze Award along with leaders Mr J Cudworth and Mr M Wilson.

Everyone managed to summit the hill and enjoyed lunch in perfect weather conditions for the time of year, perfect visibility allowed our students to look over towards Holcombe Hill and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in the distance.

After dinner everyone descended back towards Barley and some of us enjoyed ice cream before heading back to school after a challenging day.

Well done to everyone involved and thank you to all staff who volunteer and give up their weekends, Duke of Edinburgh would not run without your kindness.

Mr J Cudworth (Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator)

by Mar 28, 2018 No Comments
890 Bus Service Temporary Diversion

890 Bus Service Temporary Diversion

Parent News

If you use the 890 bus service, you need to read the following information:

From Monday 16th April 2018 for approximately 3 weeks, Watling Street in Affetside will be closed for highway repairs: http://www.bolton.gov.uk/sites/DocumentCentre/Documents/TC-Watling-160418-070518.pdf

 

As a result, the 890 (Harwood – Woodhey HS/Tottington HS/St Gabriels HS) will not be able to serve Lea Gate (AM only), Tottington Road and Watling Street through Affetside and will be on diversion via Bradshaw Road (A676) between Bradshaw Brow/Lea Gate and Ramsbottom Road.

 

AM route: https://goo.gl/maps/D2ct6ojR4h32
PM route: https://goo.gl/maps/cdJ7Yjpcs7N2

 

If you use the 890 service, and if you are affected by the temporary diversion, please make alternative arrangements if necessary.

by Mar 28, 2018 No Comments
Manchester Bee now on display in school

Manchester Bee now on display in school

Student News

A small group of friends have designed and created an amazing Manchester Bee picture made almost entirely from tissue paper. The Bee is now on display on the library corridor in school and is the result of 7 weeks of hard work carried out by Year 9 students Rebekkah, Emma and Jack during lunchtimes in our L9/10 lunchtime club. We all think it is a fantastic effort and we hope you do too!

Picture with their Manchester Bee tissue paper creation, Jack, Emma and Rebekkah

by Mar 16, 2018 No Comments