Prep Art Festival 2018

A huge congratulations to all pupils for the absolutely superb art work produced on the theme of Dreams for the House Art Competition this year.

It was such a pleasure to see the effort and detail in the work submitted. The ideas were so creative and original and the work was a very high standard. Purpose, passion and challenge was in full display!

All pupils have earned points for their houses and the following pupils received prizes for particularly outstanding work: Leilani B, Mikey R, Daniyal O’N, Hannah W, Jamie B, Katy W, Isla M, Shanzay J, James C, Finn S, Elyn S, Lucas B, Tilly A, Holly W & Lena A.

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Thrills and Skills at Awesome Walls and Shiverpool

This weekend our boarders had a tough choice between a clip and climb skills test at Awesome Walls, where 30 foot high walls are graded in climbing difficulty by the colour of the route chosen on ascending, or a walk in the dark in the Georgian quarter of the city where visitors are escorted to some of the spookiest haunts to hear sinister stories, like the one about William MacKenzie's lost poker game, that led to him being entombed in a pyramid on Rodney Street, playing his cards very close to his chest!

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Parliament of Houses

The League of Nations first met in January 1920 and the body, not the meeting, lasted until 1946. Following in their steps today, all our school councils met together for the first time as a Parliament of Houses. Our delegates ranged from seven year old Noel to quite a few 18 year olds. And each pupil sat in silence and listened thoughtfully and respectfully to the ideas and points delivered across a generation, with the one aim to improve our College. Our delegates all displayed the characteristics of our learner profile: Purpose, Passion and Challenge.

Positive developments were discussed first and the pupils really enjoy and appreciate the range of activities on offer. Our teachers were thanked for taking some pupils away to the Isle of Man for a ruby trip over the weekend. We also looked into how we can improve and develop our environment and our education, and these ideas will be shared with the senior leadership of the College. But first we have a water fountain to repair…

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Remembrance Service and Parade

Thank you to Major Ridley (CCF Contingent Commander), our Chaplain, Mr Hammersley and all the CCF staff and cadets for Sunday’s Remembrance Parade and Service. The day was truly outstanding and a fitting tribute from the cadets. There cannot be many other schools that run such an inclusive and impressive Remembrance Sunday service.

In addition to the parades and service, there was also an art installation in chapel, a reading of the role of honour by cadets, a spine-tingling performance of ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’ from Gabby M (Brook’s) on the trumpet, a Chavasse display, pupil artwork, and a bake sale that raised over £650. With the addition of the money raised through selling poppies, we will be able to make a donation of almost £800 to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. 

It was an incredibly positive experience for everyone involved and for the parents, members of Liverpool College Foundation, governors and other guests who attended. It was also a great opportunity to show and remind parents and guests what the CCF does and why we do it.

 

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Learning in Reception

Last week, pupils in Reception have been reading “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson and have been writing ingredients for a spell!

In Mathematics, we introduced the pupils to the “part whole model” as a method of addition.

We have also had lots of fun using paint to create our own firework art and Reception 2 pupils have been making Diwali lamps.

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Teacher Training Through School Direct

Our 2018-19 School Direct trainees have completed the first half term of their programme. One of our trainees, Miss Daffern has provided an update on her progress:

I started my School Direct PGCE in September through Hope University in alliance with Liverpool College. I have felt extremely supported through the school and feel the School Direct scheme has been extremely beneficial to me.

The teaching staff have really helped me by providing me with yearly, termly and weekly planning which has allowed me to plan a lot of my work in advance. My weekly meetings have really helped me to focus on where I need to be progressing within my teaching and have allowed me to develop my skills. I really love the balance of school and University compared to that of a normal PGCE as it has allowed me to gain confidence within my teaching sooner. My mentor has been amazing at providing me with all the relevant information that I have needed and allowing me to contact her out of school hours. This has been great when I feel a bit stuck with my planning or need a bit of guidance as I always have her support.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is wishing to go in to teaching as I feel it has allowed me to flourish. I am really enjoying my time on the course and have felt as though my creativity within teaching has progressed.

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What is School Direct?

The School Direct teacher training programme allows postgraduate trainees to work closely with a school to gain a teaching qualification, while still having the benefits of university support and study. If you choose to train with Liverpool College School Direct Alliance, you will participate in the PGCE programme offered by Liverpool Hope University, having your subject training delivered by Liverpool Hope tutors, whilst your professional development will be provided in school by experienced teachers from across the alliance. You will also have the opportunity to take part in PGCE conferences and other events organised by Liverpool Hope University. We feel that this mixture gives our trainees the best of both worlds – practical training led by professionals who really know the challenges of school life married with high quality academic input and the opportunity to mix with trainees from across the city region at Liverpool Hope University.

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Sixth Form Open Evening 14th November 4-6pm

We are holding the first of our Sixth Form Open Events on Wednesday 14th November from 4pm - 6pm.

The evening will start in the Dining Hall from where you will go on a tour of the College and visit the various departments to meet staff and find out more about the subjects on offer. The Head of Sixth Form will give two presentations in Mossley Vale Hall at 4.45pm and 5.30pm and the Principal looks forward to meeting you over tea and coffee in the Dining Hall throughout the evening. 

There is no need to book an appointment but if you have any questions please contact Sally Loveridge on 0151 724 1611 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To download details please click here

 

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