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Speech Day

The Guest of Honour, Steve Cunningham from ‘blindvision’, delivered sessions to Middle School pupils to increase their understanding of blindness. After a question and answer session, pupils had to make a jam sandwich blindfolded. In the evening, he gave an inspiring...

Senior School Sports Day 2017

Senior School Sports Day was a wash out in Activities Week last week.  Fortunately, after a few drier days and with a lot of extra work by the ground staff and other helpers, we were able to put on the full programme in the last week of term.  The overall results have...

A Valedictory Cross

All those who leave Silcoates, both students and staff, are offered a small wooden cross to take with them to remind them of their time at our school. Here are some photos of Junior pupils and staff receiving their valedictory crosses at the end of this term. We send...

Valedictory Service

All those who attended the Valedictory Service this year appreciated the contributions of the students who took part. Our chapel stewards, Tim Lee (U6) and Alex Grace (L6) welcomed people to the service. We had three organists: George Bentley (Yr 7) played the opening...

Preschool

Preschool are growing up. They came to Chapel to sing their song and give Revd Lees some of the jam tarts and cookies they had made. We had a few hugs and off they went to grow up still further in the...

Cricket Festival Report

Silcoates cricket 1st xi enjoyed their end of season festival at Bolton School. For the first match Silcoates were playing the hosts. We batted first and reached 117 on a difficult wicket. Silcoates then bowled and fielded superbly well to restrict Bolton to 106 all...

A Special Baptism

On Tuesday afternoon we held a service of baptism for Mr Fenn. He has been at Silcoates for 35 years and retires at the end of this week. Most recently he has been Head of Middle School. Before leaving Silcoates he wanted to be baptised, as the Chapel services and the...

Photography Trip to the Sculpture Park

In preparation for their trip to the Sculpture Park on Friday, Year 7 were introduced to the basics of Photography by Mrs Coll. While there, they had many opportunities to put their newly acquired knowledge to good use and each tutor group elected a winner from the...

Challenges Day – Photography Challenge

Students had the opportunity to learn how to take a good photograph and enjoyed capturing the moments of their fellow students as they undertook their own challenges during the day. The photographs were edited using Picasa 3 and Fireworks and a large display of the...

A Play in a Day: ‘Lord of the Flies’

A group of 15 students were given the challenge to audition, rehearse, design and perform ‘The Lord of the Flies’ in only one day! Students created a storyboard of the key scenes and then auditioned for their favourite characters. The lead actors were Ryan Duval (Year...