On Thursday 17th December Haydock High School held a Community Christmas event throughout the day which involved students, primary school pupils and the community. In the morning primary school children took part in an English class based around Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Year 10 students Hannah Ranson, Hanni Thwaite, Melissa Travis and Jamie Crawford helped the pupils to learn all about Scrooge from the story. They also thought about what Christmas meant to them and made gift boxes and decorated them to spread love and happiness. This was to show the pupils that Christmas isn't always about presents but about being with your family and friends. In the Drama Theatre Year 11 students performed a piece based on the hit TV show 'Gogglebox' and some Year 8 students danced to Michael Buble's 'Holly Jolly Christmas'. Pupils were able to purchase homemade items such as paintings, cupcakes and candle holders from the market. Finally, a school at a time, the pupils were able to meet Santa and his elf, where they were given a small present.
During lunchtime Haydock High students were able to visit the market and buy items and there was also a small music and dance performance. At 2pm members of the community arrived and they sang along to 'Silent Night' and 'Hark the Herald' accompanied by the brass band. After the performances they made their way into the LRC for sandwiches and drinks followed by a game of bingo. The market stalls offered various crafts items for sale including, candles, decorations, Christmas cards, bookmarks, cakes and keyrings. It was well supported by staff and students alike and helped to get everyone feeling that little bit more Christmassy. The event was able to go ahead thanks to Year 11 students Joshua Killilea and Caitlin Corrigan who were successful with their 'Community Christmas' project with O2 Think Big and secured £300 funding for the event.
Many thanks to all those who supported the event which raised over £600. Students are now in discussions about where the money will be used for the next community project.
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At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.
The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.
Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress.
Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.