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Well Done Year 7

Huge congratulations to the Year 7 cast of Sleeping Beauty, this year’s panto extravaganza, for a truly outstanding production.  After four separate performances to nearly 500 people in total, the cast will no doubt feel weary but should be very proud of their performances. The hilariously funny prodcution whisked us away to King Floristan’s castle, where the evil Witch Carabosse has cursed poor Princess Aurora and only Fairy Lilac’s magic could save her from a terrible demise. Everyone deserved the rapturous applause for their outstanding performances, particularly Ioannis as the Dame Nanny, Oliver as the formidable King Floristan, Alexandra as Fairy Lilac and Kate as the wicked Carabosse, not forgetting Jake as the Prince and Emily as the Princess Beauty.   It really delights us to see how these young people (who started FHS less than four months ago) have already grown in confidence and developed such strong teamwork.  A massive thank you to the Drama department (and their army of little elves) who make these wonderful end of year festivities possible and invest much energy and humour along the way!

Presentation Evening 2018

On Thursday 29 November over 500 people, including students, parents, staff, governors and VIPs, attended the annual awards evening at the Floral Hall in Southport. The evening was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2018 GCSE cohort and present special achievement awards to students across all year groups for academic, citizenship and sporting endeavours. The GCSE cohort of Summer 2018 were worthy of great celebration, having navigated increased rigour in examinations to achieve outcomes which placed them in the top 15% of schools nationwide in the P8 progress measure. Former student, Helen Robinson, was our Guest of Honour for the evening. Helen spoke to the audience about her career since leaving FHS and how she finds wealth and reward not through monetary or material gains but by using her skills to change lives. 49 students collected special achievement awards (a full list is available on our website) receiving rapturous applause from the audience. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the evening and, most importantly, congratulations to all the certificate and award winners!


And the winners are…

Junior Girls’ Sports Award
A Murphy-Worrell & F Thornton

Junior Boys’ Sports Award
J Shaw & H Wright

Senior Girls’ Sports Award
O Ambrose

Senior Boys’ Sports Award
Z Mwanyae & D Pavkovic

Sports Leader Award
J Honour

DofE Journey Stone Award
Gold Group A
C Brewer, T Dalley, J Hickey, C McKinnon, J Stuart, J Viggars 

Paul McParlan Triple A Award
F Mountain

Jenny Cator PTA Award
M Henderson

Bruce McGrath Progress Award
E Robinson

Nicola Foley Art Award
S Owens

Design and Technology Award
C Dixon & C Salcedo

Modern Languages Award
F Cunningham & C Cowey

RAVE Award
J Hall

Key Stage 3 Prize for English
R Miah & Lukas Proudfoot

Key Stage 3 Prize for Mathematics
D Smith & G Wilson

Key Stage 3 Prize for Science
B Pott & E Ward

The Dalton Prize for Science
K Fraser

Marysia Ogilby Award for Geography
C Doyle

Alex Littlejohn ICT Award
M Print

Brian Rourke Award for History
A Lawler

Margaret Eva James Award for Music
E Bocker

Simon Harris Performing Arts Award
D Mahoney

Governors’ Team of the Year Award
FHS Cross Country Team & FHS Site Team

Steven Swarbrick Award
Z Richardson

Headteacher’s Award
A Swain-Velasco

Cross Country Update

On Saturday 10 November the FHS Junior and Inter Boys’ Cross Country teams travelled to Cartmel Race Course to compete in the North West regional Finals of the English Schools Cup. The course was extremely challenging but this didn’t put the boys off. Our Inter Boys finished 12th overall and the Inter Boys narrowly missed out on the final by one place finishing 4th. Well done to all!