Many of you will be aware from national news that a teachers’ strike has been called by two unions, NASUWT and the NUT, to take place on Thursday, 27th June, 2013.
On the day, the two unions will be calling on sixty two teachers at Trinity to come out on strike.
Because of this, we will not be able to offer meaningful education and the school will be closed to our students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Our Year 11 leavers’ assembly will, nevertheless, still go ahead.
On Tuesday afternoon, Dr Alnuamaani in the science department organised for the University of Manchester's famous "flash bang" lecture to come to Trinity.
The show, presented by Dr Frank Muir from the University's Chemistry Department, entertained the whole of Year 9 with reactions, illuminations and explosions that literally rocked the drama studio.
The students were buzzing with excitement and cheered and applauded every flash and bang that Dr Muir produced. Let's hope it gives them a taste for studying chemistry in the future.
Boys and girls returned to school on Monday for the final half term of the school year, the seven weeks of study between Whitsuntide and mid July. Business, as usual, though, as the above photographs show:
Joel McBeath displaying his U-14 “Supremo” award at the Regional Final of the UK Regional Chess Challenge and students attempting the impossible - a sponsored silence! The event was to raise money for ‘Turn the Tap’, a campaign organised by the ‘Samaritan’s Purse’ for clean water in the developing world. Gurmeet Singh is shown displaying a poster.
In the bottom photos, boys and girls around the campus seem happy to be back at their favourite place of work: Trinity Church of England High School.
A good many students recently took part in the annual spelling quiz, held in the interactive lecture theatre.
Each contestant earned "House points" and the winner, runner-up and third placed earned vast numbers of points towards the House competition.
According to the quiz, the best spellers at Trinity are:
The pictures, right, illustrate a week in the life of Trinity Church of England High School students.
The top photograph shows a 'Cineclub Production Masterclass'; the bottom photograph shows a fund raising activity in aid of "Comic Relief".
Confirmation, therefore, that education is more than "reading, writing and arithmetic" and the associated National Curriculum subjects, and that school can be an enjoyable as well as a hard working experience.