The appalling attack at the Manchester Arena on Monday night is currently being treated as a terrorist incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones or been injured or traumatised. The police, hospitals, and emergency services are doing all they can to support them.
We appreciate these terrible events will be distressing for your children and the school community. We will remain open as usual and we appreciate your support in keeping the situation as calm and normal as possible for the children. We have access to Educational Psychology Services should anybody require this.
There are an increased number of police, including armed patrols out in communities following the incident. These are general patrols aimed at providing community reassurance.
There is no intelligence relating to a threat to schools and GMP are not advising any schools to close. As we receive further information from the City Council, we will update parents/carers via our website.
David S Ainsworth
The photograph, above, shows a birds-eye view of one of our Year 10 examinations held earlier this week in the sports hall. A busy time of year, also, for our Year 7, 8 and 9 as they completed their English, science and mathematics “progress tests”. These tests are taken by other similar aged students throughout the country. More photographs of students deep in thought, working hard and writing furiously under exam conditions can be found further inside the newsletter.
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Our learning resource base (L.R.B) was busier than usual last week with our Spring book fair. Many popular books were for sale and students of all ages turned up to browse and consider their purchases. Coincidentally, the event took place during the week in which the “reminder for the week” for students was literacy - highlighting the importance of literacy across all subjects, not just English. Reading promotes a good vocabulary, correct spelling, punctuation, sentence and paragraph construction. More details about the book fair can be found on the following page.
We have some very good sporting individuals and teams at Trinity, none more so than the Year 8 girls’ football team, shown above. Last Thursday, for the second year running, the team won the Manchester schools’ girls football cup by defeating Newall Green High School, 7 - 1. The game was played at the Platt Lane complex, formerly the Manchester City F.C training ground. At this level, the games are nine a side and all the girls played well. Although it was an exceptional all round team performance, special mention must be made of the goal scorers - Taylor Gunn with 4 and Khiara Keating with 3.
Recently, Church of England Schools in the Manchester Diocese received a request to send photographs of any school stained glass windows for inclusion in a Diocesan publication. The above photograph shows the Trinity chapel window, directly adjacent to the visitors’ entrance to the school. The window apparently dates from the mid-nineteenth century and was transferred to the school in the 1980s from a church in North Manchester following “de-consecration”. When we opened our new school in 2011, we made sure that the window was transferred intact to our new chapel.