On Tuesday this week, we were absolutely delighted to celebrate our first ever Character Evening with students, families and staff at Mossley Hollins. Our Character Pillars initiative is a marvellous opportunity for our Year 7 students, and it has been a joy to see how they have engaged so brilliantly. Over 120 students and parents were invited, so high were the numbers of the students participating we had to limit invitations to one family member per student.
Our excellent Year 7 Brass Band entertained the family members whilst the students waited to take their seats.
Our students were then presented with their certificates and badges. We awarded ‘Apprentice’ level to over 60 students. This was followed by another superb performance by our Year 7 Band who then serenaded the audience with the Titanic theme tune and Super Trouper by ABBA – a surprising number of students were able to identify the band from the song title – some songs are timeless!
We swiftly moved on to all those students receiving two, three or four certificates – this is a wonderful achievement early on in the year, highlighting the dedication and engagement shown by our students.
We finished the night with a brilliant picture of all the award winners with their certificates stood next to the pillars in the drum.
A massive thank you to the site and administration team who set up and ensured the smooth running of the evening. Thank you to Mrs Din, Miss Allwood, Mr Taylor and Miss Humphreys for their support on the evening. Also a huge well done to our Year 7 school band for performing six pieces during the evening. This was the first time that the band has played for such an event in school and their standard of playing was excellent. We look forward to seeing them in the Senior School band as from September 2020.