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Students give generously to yuletide appeal

Students give generously to yuletide appeal

Parent News

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!

Ms Al-Bejawi

 

by Dec 18, 2018 No Comments
Bury Athletics Championships

Bury Athletics Championships

Sports News

Some of our pupils took part in the Bury Athletics Championships today at Bury Athletic Club. Here’s a few photos and updates of our amazing students!!! Awesome results so far against the 12 other Bury schools!!

Kaiden Babb 3rd in 100m final
Leon Hodson 3rd in 100m final (PB 11.89 running a year young!!)
Daniel Ahern 3rd in 100m final (PB 12.03)
Jack Andrew 3rd in long jump (a year young!)
Charlotte Larkin 1st bury champion in 100m (PB 12.84)
Hannah Gill 2nd in 200m final (PB 29.09)
Carys Kay 4th in 200m final
Charlotte Clarke 4th in 300m final (PB 52.3)
Chloe Berry runner up (2nd) in shot and javelin
Chloe Chapman runner up (2nd) in 1500m (PB and running a year young!!)

by Jul 6, 2017 No Comments
Water Safety Advice

Water Safety Advice

Parent News

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
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