19th January 2018
VOLUME 34, NUMBER 17
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.
All Year 7 and 8 students eagerly awaiting the Earl’s arrival…
Welcome to Trinity! The Earl is greeted by Trinity students and staff…
The Earl is introduced to our Duke of Edinburgh Coordinators, Mr Davis and Mr Kirsten and two DofE student representatives, Lydia Green and Toumai Rouse…
Our Sixth Form played host to the event, and the Earl was led around the building, speaking to all of our DofE students about their expeditions, listening to their experiences and seeing some of the skills they have learnt as part of the award. It was a marvellous occasion in the life of the school and the first time Trinity has hosted a member of the Royal family! Earlier this week we received the following message from the Greater Manchester Lieutenancy Office about the visit...
“On behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant, thank you very much for all the work you put in for the visit last week. The feedback from the Earl during the visit and subsequently the household has been exceptionally positive; it was a truly great visit.”
Our thanks go to Mr Davis and Mr Kirsten, and to Paul Griffiths and Laura Fenney, from the DofE office, for putting together such an enjoyable range of activities and displays to present to the Earl.
Last Friday was also a memorable occasion for our Year 11s, as they received their mock exam results. As our students opened their results, there was an abundance of smiling faces in the room. We hope our students are working hard and concentrating on their revision, as the end of year GCSE examinations are now only a few months away.
...last Wednesday, we welcomed Revd George Reeves, from St Peter’s and St Mark’s, Levenshulme, to lead our Epiphany Eucharist.