Our annual Presentation Evening, held last Friday at the University of Manchester’s Whitworth Hall, was a great success. Almost a capacity audience as GCSE certificates and special prizes were presented to our “Class of 2013” by Lucy Powell, M.P for Central Manchester.
Twenty five students received a “High Achievers Certificate” for gaining eight or more A*-A grades.
Trinity’s ‘Quiz Competition’ was a huge success, writes Head of House, Mr Carter, with over twenty teams of more than eighty students taking part. Using two adjoining RE classrooms as the venue, the Year 7, 8 and 9 quiz was held on Tuesday
On Thursday, it was the turn of Year 10 and 11 teams to display their talents.
On Friday 15 November, there was a marvellous response from Trinity students in aid of the Children in Need appeal. When the final amount was worked out, every Trinity student had donated £1 in exchange for wearing clothes of their choice.
In addition to this, the sale of cakes, organised by Miss Barclay and other staff, meant that a total of £1,380 was raised. A first class effort from everyone. Thank you and well done.
On Monday 11 November, a “loose change” collection was organised in support of the Philippines typhoon disaster appeal.
On Monday 2 September 2013, we began a period of eight weeks consultation during which parents, students, schools, colleges, churches, and other "stakeholders" were consulted regarding the addition of a sixth form at Trinity. If, by the end of the period of consultation, there is significant support, then a 'Business Case' and an application for capital funding will be made to the Department for Education.
At the moment, we are working with a firm of property consultants and architects to develop designs and trying to generate additional funds from the local and wider community. The cost of the project will be between £3-4million, and the more we can raise ourselves the greater the likelihood of success. At the moment, we have approximately £1million available.
If we are successful, then a Trinity Sixth Form would be built for September, 2016. This means that students currently in Years 7, 8 and 9 would be able to continue their post-16 education at Trinity before progressing to university or full time employment.
This project will be a great step forward for the school and we value the support of as many individuals and organisations as possible.