During the late afternoon of Friday, 2nd October, we took possession of the Sixth Form Centre following a “walk around” in the company of representatives of Seddons Construction and Mr Stephen Eccles, representing our Project Managers, Cowans and Company. That weekend, moveable furniture was installed and this week all I.T needs including “smartboards” will be put in place. Everything will therefore be ready for our Sixth Form Open Evening starting at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 14th October. Year 11 students and their parents are invited to attend. Inside this weeks newsletter, please find Part One of a three part series entitled ‘The Sixth Form; Frequently Asked Questions’.
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In recent weeks, as the above photographs show, Trinity students have been doing good in their local community through a Macmillan “bake sale” and the annual harvest collection. A member of the public also wrote to school with the following message: “Yesterday morning I was paying for my items in Tesco on Piccadilly Gardens and two girls from your school were at the self-service checkout next to me. They scanned and paid for a meal deal, and we left at the same time. As we left the store, the girls gave the meal deal to a homeless man sat outside the shop. His face lit up and he thanked them profusely. I walked the opposite way from them at this point, but wish I’d had a chance to say thank you too.”
Last Thursday afternoon, Year 11 students had a presentation in the main hall regarding the soon to be completed Sixth Form Centre. Details were provided by Mr Nicholls (the curriculum), Mr Butt (pastoral and study support), Mr Westmoreland (progress and expectations), Ms Tattum (life in the Sixth Form) and me. All students were given a copy of the Sixth Form Prospectus, and that evening a presentation was given to parents as part of the Scene Setting meeting. The £3 million purpose built facility, exclusively for Trinity students, will take Trinity’s outstanding education package into the Sixth Form and provide the very best for the 300 students who wish to stop on at Trinity.
As a Church of England High School, but with boys and girls of different Christian denominations attending Trinity, our monthly Eucharist services are particularly important. The first Eucharist of the new school year was led by Rev’d Penny King from St Elizabeth’s CE Church in Reddish and supported by our school Chaplain, Rev’d Steve Birkinshaw. Our next service according to the monthly cycle will begin promptly at 8.30am on Wednesday, 21st October; the very thought provoking ‘One World’ Eucharist. On arrival, boys and girls are asked to ‘sign in’ so that their attendance at school is registered. Eucharist services are always well attended by students and form part of the school’s “Christian character”.