Last Tuesday saw our first “Modern Foreign Languages and International Links Presentation Evening”. Key guests were Mr Handrick Kabozo from St Marys CE High School in Odibo, Namibia, and Ms Mercedes Antrobus from Manchester City FC Communication Department. Mr Kabozo currently has a full itinerary which includes speaking in assemblies and teaching a number of classes. Also, last week, we welcomed international visitors from schools in Pakistan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, who are in England as part of the Manchester Diocese’s overseas partnership link. The picture, bottom right, shows our Diocesan visitors accompanied, at the meeting, by Diocesan Director, Maurice Smith and Trinity’s Katy Walker.
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The Trinity Mock Election held last Thursday, the same day as the General Election, was a great success. Students were invited to put forward their Party name and their three key policies, shown above. Presentations were made in assemblies and posters displayed around school. All students and staff were eligible to vote, and the result was as follows;
A couple of weekends ago, Year 7 students were invited to attend the annual Christian “Retreat”, organised by our Chaplain, Rev Steve Birkinshaw. In all, thirty three boys and girls attended the event which was based at the YHA Edale Activity Centre. A great opportunity for participants to think about and discuss their faith and to take part in outdoor activities such as climbing, high ropes and archery, as the above photographs illustrate. An enjoyable two days, therefore, combining faith, adventure and, equally important, good weather! Later this year, a number of our senior students will be attending the Christian Retreat at Taizé, France.
Our primary school visits, organised by Assistant Head, Ms Sills, continue throughout this term and upto July. The photographs, above, show lessons in physical education delivered with the assistance of Year 10 Trinity Sports Leaders. In the background can be seen the steel structure of the Sixth Form Centre, which is now almost complete. Two signs, therefore of the future of Trinity; the children who will be joining us in September, 2015, and our Sixth Form which opens in September, 2016. Our lessons for primary school children are not just for the Year 6 boys and girls who will be joining us this September, but for Year 4 and 5 children from a range of schools locally and further afield.