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Black History Showcase - Thursday 25th October 2018: 5pm-7pm: Venue -Drama Studio

posted Oct 3, 2018, 4:33 AM by J Grant   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 4:42 AM ]

Enrichment at Holyhead - Pulse Magazine

posted Jul 17, 2018, 12:35 AM by J Grant   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 6:29 AM ]

The Battle of the Bands 2018

posted Jul 13, 2018, 1:36 AM by J Grant

What a fantastic end to the school year; Holyhead’s Extravaganza and Battle of the Bands 2018. This was an event like no other, for the first time ever, all Colleges joined forces to create something very very special. On Thursday 5th July Holyhead held the biggest event in the school calendar, tutor groups set up stalls including all different types of food, drink, games, face painting and inflatables. There were also special visitors from Handsworth Cycling Club who offered students the opportunity to learn to ride a bike, some for the very first time! The ice cream van went down a treat as did the mocktails, waffles and pancakes. 

Well done to all the students who helped run the stalls, you did a fantastic job! The Battle of the Bands was superb all the students did really well and impressed everyone in the crowd. Well done the KS3 and KS4 winners who were crowned champions after the crowd voted for them. A fantastic time was had by all, we raised over £1000 for our college charities. We can’t wait for our next event which is coming up in December; Winter Wonderland.

Natural History Museum

posted Jul 13, 2018, 1:27 AM by J Grant

On Thursday 10th May 2018 the Humanities department took some students on an exciting trip to the Natural History Museum in London for a reward for working exceptionally well for the whole year. It was an amazing experience seeing and learning, and also how we came to learn all about the ancient dinosaurs.

When we first arrived at the museum we were all amazed at the grand, beautiful building and even more amazed at what was in it. As we stepped inside we saw an astonishing skeleton of one of my favourite animals a giraffe. Its long, majestic neck contained so many bones! The first thing we did was watch an interesting show called Rocks the House organised by the Natural History Museum. It was really fascinating learning about the earth and really funny when some of the students volunteered to help.

After that, we went around the museum seeing breathtaking animals and volcanoes. My favourite part was when we experienced an earthquake with the floor shaking and the objects in the rooms rattling, it was very nerve-racking but fun. Also, I loved the part where we went into the red zone elevator, that was so stunning. It was such a great trip as we got to experience things we probably wouldn’t have done like seen the enormous dinosaur fossils and mammals.

Overall it was one of the best trips I have been on as it was a spectacular, sensational and mind-blowing experience. I hope there will be more trips like this that are educational and entertaining. Thank you to all the Humanities teachers that organised such an incredible trip.

By Kiran C1

Royal Marines Education Awareness Team Event

posted Jan 28, 2016, 11:50 PM by J Grant   [ updated Jul 3, 2018, 6:55 AM ]

On Tuesday 19th June the RM EAT team were in school to carry out some work with Food and Nutrition and BTech Sports students. The day started with a presentation in the studio to all students.

Commander Sergeant Mike Beaton used food as a tool to discuss a range of issues with the students such as nutrition, career choices, food for combat, energy drinks and mental health. He was also able to share his own life experiences of his time with the Royal Marines. Accompanying Mike, was was his colleague Shaun. He discussed with the students his experience of being posted and the body armour, tools and equipment that they used.

Mike and Shaun then delivered practical workshops to Year 9 and 10 Hospitality and Catering groups, respectively. Mike recapped on the importance of a healthy balanced diet, and the types of food needed when participating in physical activity or when entering combat. Whilst discussing this, he demonstrated a simple dish that would tick all of the boxes. Students then went into the kitchen and prepared this for themselves, demonstrating a range of food preparation techniques that they had learned in lessons. Mike and Shaun both circulated the class answering the range of questions put them.

On completion of the chicken and vegetable dish, Mike discussed the 24 hour ration packs that the marines are given when in combat. It was amazing to see the types of foods that they were provided with. Everything they were given with had a calorific value, the meals were all dehydrated so when made up they would just eat out of the foil packet. Students asked how come they were given sweets if they’re unhealthy. It turned out that often they would give these away to children who interacted with them whilst on patrol. The ration pack also contained some luxury items e.g. hot chocolate, to remind them of home or take their mind off some of the horrific scenes that they had encountered.

Another of the practical activities that the students were engaged in was making breakfast smoothies. This led to a whole discussion around the importance of breakfast, for everyone and an easy way of incorporating fruit, vegetables, and dairy was to drink breakfast smoothies. Students were given the opportunity to sample these too. In additon to this the sugar content of energy drinks was discussed. The students were shocked to discover that a can of Monster drink contains as much as twenty four cubes of sugar!

All of the activites Mike and Shaun delivered has the students engrossed, and prompted a range of sensible and thought provoking questions. Everyone who feedback enjoyed the day and we hope to get Mike back in again. But we would also like to send our good wishes to Shaun, who will be leaving the Marines at the end of September to take up a Project Management job in construction.


posted Dec 15, 2015, 1:54 AM by J Grant   [ updated Jul 17, 2018, 12:43 AM ]

The Performing Arts Faculty have been busy planning and preparing numerous performances, from the Police Commissioners Performance, to our very own Performing Arts Showcase taking place on the 5th July, which will be showcasing Drama and our new event “Battle of the Bands”. 

Our music students have been fortunate to take part in an RSA Song Cycle project. Where they have worked together with a composer to create a song that represents their feelings and their views of the community they live in. We also have our London Residential trip departing in the next couple of weeks, where students will experience watching the Lion King in the West End, as well as take part in a Workshop with the cast. Well done Performing Arts at Holyhead! 

Access Extended Learning Resources

posted Oct 15, 2015, 1:47 AM by Mark Giudici   [ updated Oct 15, 2015, 1:48 AM ]

All the Extended Learning Resources are now available from one single location:-

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