On Friday, 12th January, we were honoured to welcome His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, to Trinity CE High School. The Earl’s visit was to recognise the outstanding work that is done at Trinity through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The morning began with the Earl attending a special breakfast at Gorton Monastery for supporters of the award. At the breakfast, Year 10 Trinity student, Dylan Creighton, met the Earl and gave a wonderful speech to all those in attendance about his experience of the award. Following the breakfast, the Earl arrived at Trinity and was greeted by our very excited and enthusiastic Year 7 and 8 students! After I welcomed the Earl, he spoke to our students outside whilst listening to our steel pan band. More details about the Earl’s visit can be found in the latest newsletter.
On Monday, 8th January, we welcomed back our students following the Christmas holidays to the start of a new calendar year at Trinity. We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing break and that our students are ready to work hard and succeed in the new term. It has been a busy first week back for the school, with today, Friday, 12th January, of significant importance. Not only is today the mock exams results day for our Year 11 students, but we have also had the honour and delight of welcoming a very special guest to Trinity - a member of the Royal family! Full details and photographs will be revealed to our readers in next week’s edition!
On Monday evening, there was our traditional array of musical talent on display, as our students performed at the annual Trinity CE High School Cathedral Carol Service at the magnificent Manchester Cathedral. The congregation was in awe of the ranges of performances by our choir, chamber choir, gospel choir, string group, brass group and orchestra. We were also delighted to welcome some special guests to the service: the Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Michael Greenwood, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr June Hitchen and the Diocesan Director of Education, Canon Maurice Smith. Our thanks go to all of our students and staff involved who made the occasion such a memorable evening for the many parents, governors, staff and friends of the school who attended.
From Head of Tiger House, Ms Maxwell: “Last week saw the conclusion of this year's Christmas Appeal organised by the House Leaders. This year, students were asked to donate items to go in gift boxes to be distributed to patients at local hospitals. Form tutors helped students to wrap and fill boxes with the items they had brought in. These were delivered on Wednesday to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in the case of Year 7-11 donations, whilst gift boxes from our Sixth Form students targeted older patients in the dementia unit at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. House Leaders were delighted by the generosity of the whole Trinity community, and we were able to donate 128 gift boxes for patients staying in hospital over the festive period. Many thanks and a huge well done to all involved!”