Every year at Haydock High School the Art, Drama and Music departments commemorate Remembrance Day. Given that Haydock High School’s Art block is a War memorial, it is a poignant event. In the build up to Remembrance Day, students create art work around the theme of ‘conflict’. All Year 8 students were set homework tasks to do research about relatives who have served in the armed forces. Some amazing stories have been shared about the students' relatives.
One revealing story was from Madelynne Gough, a student in Year 8. She did research about her Great Uncle, Lance Corporal John Lodge, who was unfortunately injured by chlorine gas during World War I. It was in a hospital in Plymouth, whilst he was receiving treatment, that he was to meet his future wife Martha Hutchings, who was working there as a nurse. Martha was trained by nurses who worked directly under a nurse named Edith Cavell. Edith Cavell was a British nurse who is celebrated for saving soldiers in Brussels. Edith, along with colleagues, helped over 200 allied soldiers escape form German-occupied Belgium in World War I. She was arrested and executed for this on the 12th October 1915. The 12th October 2016 marks 101 years since this heroine’s execution by firing squad.
Sadly, John died of tuberculosis in 1924, an illness he developed through complications with his injuries from chlorine gas. However, he and his wife Martha had a daughter called Melita Edith Cavell Lodge, a fitting tribute to the peaceful heroine of World War 1. Mrs Fletcher, Madelynne’s Art teacher, commented: “It has been amazing to read this real life event and bring this important part of History to life in the classroom.”
Everyone at Haydock High School would like to thank Madelynne and her family for allowing us to share this important and poignant piece of her family history.
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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.
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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.