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Hands Face Space

posted by Lucy Forster September 11, 2020 0 comments

Please find following a link to the latest government information on how we can all play our part to reduce the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.

Gov.uk Hands Face Space Campaign

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GCSE Results 2020

posted by Lucy Forster August 20, 2020 0 comments

Formby High School was delighted to welcome back our Year 11 students today who were collecting their eagerly anticipated GCSE results.  Inevitably, results day this year feels very different to former years and recent headlines have made the anticipation of this day even more nerve-racking for our students than usual.

Despite the somewhat chaotic backdrop, students at Formby High School have received very impressive results today.  Their grades, largely determined through internal assessment, reflect the excellent work and commitment shown during the last five years.  The outcomes they have attained place our students above national expectations and will set them up well for the future, whether that is at the Formby High School Sixth Form or elsewhere.

Mr Mackenzie (Headteacher) commented:

The grades that have been awarded today speak for themselves.  They are genuinely pleasing and all of our students deserve a good pat on the back.  More impressive, though, is the way they have conducted themselves over the last five years.  Having this group of young people as members of the school community has been a pleasure.  They are talented, enthusiastic and have approached all aspects of school with positivity and determination.  The last six months of their lives have undoubtedly been a challenge that they have confronted with characteristic resilience and this bodes well for their very bright futures.

 

Mrs Grieveson (Chair of Governors) added:

Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE results today and, on behalf of the Governing Body, I would like to extend our very best wishes to each one of you as you embark on your next chapter. Your hard work and resilience over the past five years will serve you well as you move on to your chosen pathways and I am sure the friendships and memories you have made along the way will stay with you.  We know many of you will be returning to Sixth Form and we look forward to welcoming you back in September. Whatever you are choosing to do next, hold your head up high and be very proud of everything you have accomplished at Formby High School – as we are very proud of you!

 

Any students needing advice on Sixth Form enrolment, post-results services or next steps, please visit our Examination Results 2020 page which provides full information.

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Love from the Live Lounge

posted by Lucy Forster July 27, 2020 0 comments

Following the success of our Virtual Choir rehearsal in May, which generated a fantastic £1600 for Alzheimer’s UK, our Music Department has carried on their fundraising work with a virtual concert just before the end of the academic year.

Following 10 weeks of weekly Zoom gigs, the team  set aside a two hour window for a ‘Lockdown Live Lounges: Greatest Hits’ season finale. The evening featured a whole host of performers who had taken part so far who performed their favourite tracks.

We had a ‘star-studded’ line-up of students from all years, staff, parents and friends who are really brilliant – all performing live and unleashed from home – everything from classical harp, folk fiddle, ukulele, guitar, piano, clarinet, cello … and singers from all genres – jazz, blues, pop, soul, musical theatre and stunning original singer-songwriting!

Thanks again to everyone involved for their amazing support over the past few months – we are really grateful and touched by the response from our online audiences. It has meant so much to so many people!

Donations can still be made using the following link:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Formby-High-Music-Department1

Parent feedback…

Music is such an amazing gift, isn’t it? What a fab amount has been raised for Alzheimer’s… over £700… wow! It’s a cause very close to our hearts, as you know. I really hope you’ll have a chance for a good rest over the summer. I can’t imagine how difficult this term has been for you and all the staff at Formby High. Let’s hope things are back to a relative normal in September.”

We can’t thank you enough for all the hard work you’ve put into Lockdown Live Lounges!

Having the weekly event has given everyone something to focus on during this truly difficult time!  What will we do on Wednesday evenings now?”

Just a very quick message to say thank you for organising the Lockdown Lounges over the recent weeks. We’ve loved being a part of it all … so many of the lovely performances! Thanks, especially, for the fundraiser last night. It’s a cause which is very close to home so bravo for surpassing your target so comfortably!”

 

2020 was the year that was so crazy that a Harry Connick tribute act, a Mamma Mia homage and a rapping RSE education teacher were cherished as moments of sanity.

Pure escapism – A weekly reminder that there’s plenty to smile about.

Great diversity in the singing/music. Some really talented youngsters too. All in all great entertainment.

Fantastic weekly Zoom rendez-vous experiences for sharing a breadth of musical talents, whether they be from the more experienced performers or unearthing the less confident ‘give a go’ participants! All-in-all, a HUGE well done to everyone involved!

Thank you so much for the weekly ‘Live Lounge’, you’ve been lockdown heroes, bringing music, entertainment and connection to people whilst we’ve been forced to be distant.

The lockdown live lounges kept me sane during lockdown!! I really looked forward to everyones performances each week and everyone was so supportive. One of my lockdown highlights!!

For me it was like The Royal Variety show beamed into our living rooms! (Chloe Taylor – FHS Alumni – West End Musical Theatre performer, pictured above)