On Monday 19th December 2016, Haydock High held a community Christmas event throughout the day which involved students, primary school children and the wider Haydock community. In the morning, primary school children came to partake in a variety of different Christmas activities. They began with an English workshop, led by Mrs Fletcher and four of our English department, teaching the children about ‘A Christmas Carol’. After this they watched a Drama performance and were then able to shop for crafts in the Christmas market. Their visit was brought to a close with a visit from Father Christmas, where the children were all given a gift.
The wider Haydock community was also invited to come along, where they also saw a Drama performance and some Music performances as well. The markets were then open for the community to browse before Christmas Bingo began in the LRC.
Haydock students were given the opportunity to peruse the stalls during an extended lunch break. The students could purchase homemade items such as paintings, cupcakes and candle holders from the market; they were given a warm cup of Christmas Vimto and biscuits upon entry to the markets.
Mrs Barker, PE teacher and KS2/3 Transition Manager at Haydock High, said: “The Christmas Markets yesterday were amazing. I want to say a massive thank you to Mrs Fletcher and her team. She has worked extremely hard to organise such a lovely community event. The primary school children were treated to some wonderful activities and all went home with happy little faces as well as lots of chocolate! I can’t begin to imagine how much work went into this and the feeling of the Haydock community spirit was overwhelming. Thank you so much.”
Everyone at Haydock High would like to thank Mrs Fletcher for organising the event, as well as everyone who contributed to the brilliant execution of a day that exemplified the Christmas ideals of community, fun and charity. We would also like to thank Lansbury Bridge School for coming to the markets, Winstanley College for running a stall for our students and community, as well as St Helens College and Warrington Collegiate for donating food and pamper vouchers as prizes for our Christmas Bingo.
A special mention must also go to Year 8 student Harley Chadwick, currently fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust, who raised nearly £50 for the charity yesterday at the Christmas market. He is about £150 away from his £1000 target. All profits from yesterday raised by the school and the students as a collective will be donated to the Trussell Trust.
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.