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24th April 18
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Creative Arts Evening

On Thursday 15th March, over sixty students participated in the annual Creative Arts evening. Parents and family members packed the hall and were wowed by a wonderful variety of performances by students from all year groups.

Year 10 Music students impressed with not one but three, band performances whilst the Year 10 and KS3 drama groups played extracts from plays they have been studying. The audience gasped at our talented cheerleaders performing stunts, beautiful dance routines and the harmony of the school choir, as well as individual songs, instrumental pieces and a polished performance from a Year 7 band (above).

Tasty cakes and pizzas were provided by the GCSE Cooking & Nutrition students with Friends of All Saints’ also providing refreshments. The art department also provided a colourful display of work, showcasing even more of our students’ talents

The standard of performance was excellent and our Year 10 compère, Joshua Campbell (above), did a fantastic job of keeping everyone amused. Well done everyone!

Miss J Roddy
CL Music & Performing Arts

Upcoming Theatre Trips

Blood Brothers at the Manchester Palace - 17th May 2018
Tickets are sold out! The final payment of £10 is due by Friday 4th May.
This is always a popular trip, and pupils love seeing such an entertaining GCSE text brought to life on stage.


War Horse at the Lowry Theatre, 28th June 2018
There are limited tickets available to pupils in Y7-10 to experience a much-loved Michael Morpurgo novel as a live action play. The production has received rave reviews since it first premiered in 2007 and is still an extremely popular show across the country. Don't miss out on your chance to watch it! See Miss Schofield if you're interested

Macbeth at the Lowry Theatre, 4th October 
Open to pupils currently in Year 9 and Year 10, come and watch the National Theatre's latest re-imagining of this thrilling Shakespeare play. This is studied at GCSE by all pupils for their Literature exam, and watching this performance will really enrich your understanding of the play and its language.  Tickets are limited, so make sure you see Miss Schofield if you want to find out more!

Table Tennis

The Year 8s competed in the Rossendale Schools' Table Tennis competition held at All Saints’ High School.  The team consisted of four girls; Hayley Bekier (8A), Leonie Coyle (8MT), Mairead Graham (8R) and Ruby Roberts (8MT).  Each girl played a variety of singles games against BRGS.  Everyone in the All Saints’ team worked fantastically with each individual winning a number of games - with Mairead Graham winning the most games in her category.  Unfortunately, the All Saints’ team finished second but each member of the team demonstrated an excellent level of focus, co-ordination, determination and sportsmanship

The Under 13s table tennis tournament was hosted at All Saints' and we entered Year 7 and 8 teams who performed superbly on the night. The teams finished first and second in their respective groups.  Unfortunately, the Year 7s lost out to Whitworth in the final but the Year 8s beat BRGS in the third/fourth play-off meaning that All Saints’ secured the silver and bronze positions!  Well done lads!

Year 11 Football

The Year 11 football team were the last ones remaining in this year’s Lancashire Cup but were knocked out in their last sixteen clash with All Hallows from Preston.  The team fought hard before eventually losing 5-2.  Octavio Antonio (11MT) scored both goals whilst Tyler McCracken (11R) put in a man of the match display in centre midfield.

Year 7 Indoor Athletics

The Year 7 boys’ indoor athletics team finished second in the Rossendale Schools’ event which was a superb achievement.  The lads performed consistently well in a range of running, jumping and throwing events so well done to; Kyan Van Der Merwe (7T), Tommy Broadhurst (7T), Joe Ormrod (7T), Callum Thomson (7MT), Zack Jackson (7A) and Callum Thomas-Hardman (7T).

The Year 7 girls took part in the Rossendale Indoor Athletics Schools’ competition.  Lucy Quinn (7A), Hannah Winfield (7A), Mollie Melia-Miller (7R), Lauren McTernan (7T), Freya Brett (7R), Sophie Barron (7R), Farrah Coleman (7T) and Isabel Grime (7R) all worked fantastically as a team.  The girls competed in various events including; short distance sprints, long distance endurance runs, relays, throws, jumps and an obstacle relay.  Each pupil gave it their best on both the track and field finishing in fourth place

Under 13s Indoor Cricket

The Under 13s indoor cricket team competed in a competition organised by Lancashire County Cricket Club and finished fourth overall thanks to some excellent individual and team performances.  Jack Storey (7MT) was consistent with the ball, whilst Jack Thomson's (8R) six-hitting with the bat was a highlight.  Kyan Van Der Merwe performed superbly throughout the tournament.

Basketball

The Year 7 basketballers had two teams in the Rossendale Schools’ event hosted at All Saints'.  The blue team finished fifth and the red team were runners up thanks to some excellent shooting and organised defence.  The red team included; Kyan Van Der Merwe, Kii Batey (7T), Ethan Fourie (7T), Jake Cropper (7T) and Billy Urwin (7T).

The Year 8 basketballers also entered two team s with similar results.  The 'A' team finished runners up on baskets scored after not losing a match all evening and the 'B' team also competed well in what, for some lads, was their first taste of competitive basketball. 

The Year 9 basketball tournament was held at BRGS and the team performed well to win three and lose three of their six matches.  Jenson Jakovlevs (9T) and Jaydon Hoyle (9MT) were the team's major attacking threats whilst Oli McDonald (9R) and Harvey Taylor (9A) tirelessly, re-bounding well under both baskets.

Lancashire Under 14s Football

Year 9 pupil Elliot Haworth has been selected to represent Lancashire at football as part of their Under 14s squad. Elliot was nominated by Mr. Parkes, Head of P.E. at All Saints' Catholic High School and attended three separate trials with other footballers from schools across Lancashire. Elliot made the final squad and had a huge impact on his debut against Bolton Schools, scoring one and assisting a further three goals in a 6-0 victory. Elliot is also currently playing for Bolton Wanderers and we will watch his progress with keen interest.

 

Rossendale Schools' Cross Country

On Thursday 19th October 2017 over 30 All Saints' pupils participated in the Rossendale Schools' Cross Country running event at Marl Pits. The runners were a credit to the school and showed great resilience and determination in some torrential conditions. The two stand out performers were Holly Pegg and Joe Ormrod who both finished runner-up in their respective races. Nell Edmondson also put in a fantastic performance to finish 4th in the Year 9 girls’ Cross Country competition.

Martin Parkes, Head of P.E.