’60’ themed video as planned, filmed and edited by the pupils from Class 11, Mr Cooper (Part 1 of 2)…
Thank you to everybody who contributed to the great success of Friday’s 60th anniversary of the school celebrations. The evening was superbly attended and was enjoyed immensely by all. Over the next few days we will post videos of some of the pupils’ work which was screened on the night. We hope this serves as a fitting memory of such a wonderful evening!
Recently, our Nursery visited Smithills Open Farm in Bolton. The children had a great day learning about the different animals, how they are fed and who looks after them. We all had a fabulous time! A big thank you to all the parents that came; without your help, this school trip wouldn’t have been possible.
On Friday the 17th June, St. Philip’s celebrated ‘Empty Classroom Day’ where each class held at least one lesson outdoors! Class 8 explored street art. Firstly they looked at examples of 3D street art from around the world for inspiration. Then they worked in groups to compose a creative design idea which they could produce on an outdoor surface and in which they would be part of. They worked together with chalk to produce scaled outlines and then added colour. Finally they inserted themselves into their art so that a photograph could be taken.
As part of the RE module, ‘Solidarity and the Common Good,’ Classes 9 and 10 have been working hard to organise a fundraising event to raise money for Caritas. Caritas is an organisation that works hard to help rebuild the lives of people who face many challenges and hardships.
Below is a video appeal to help raise awareness about these challenges and to advertise our fundraising event, ‘Crazy Hair Day,’ which will take place on Friday 1st July. The children used the app Spark Video to bring their research to life. Please watch the video to find out more information.
Last half-term the Nursery class learnt about the artist Jackson Pollock. After studying his work and exploring some brush techniques, they decided to have a go at the methods he used. The children had great fun splashing, flicking and squirting the paint, even if it did get a bit messy at times!
Today marked the 60th anniversary of St. Philip’s. A special commemorative mass was held in the hall to replicate the event which marked the opening of the school all those years ago. The mass was attended by past pupils, teachers, head teachers, governors and parents. We hope the videos below serve as memorandum of such a special day…