Wizarding Tricks, Flashes and Bangs and Do You Dare ‘Come Dine With Me?’

Wizarding Tricks, Flashes and Bangs and Do You Dare ‘Come Dine With Me?’
Siddal Moor host an Open Evening

On Thursday 14th September parents and carers of many year 6 and 5 children attended Siddal Moor to experience life at this Heywood based secondary school. As children in the borough settle into year 6 many parents’ thoughts are turning to the next stage of their children’s education.

All the local secondary schools in the borough hold an Open Evening to allow potential students to get a flavour of the school environment and meet the staff and students. Siddal Moor also invites year 5 students as the period between open evenings and the closing date for applications is a short one and for some children change can be a difficult concept. Ms Bracken, Special Educational Needs Coordinator at Siddal Moor said: “Inviting year 5 students to our open events has been welcomed by many parents, for those children who find change difficult, this means they can take a look around school without the pressure of having to decide and apply until the following year, helping them to prepare for how a high school feels by the time the decision year comes around.”

An exciting range of activities were available to try on the evening including 3D pencil creatures and monster mask painting in art, Harry Potter literacy activities in English. Do you dare ‘Come Dine With Me?’ in History, where World War I trench food and a typical mill workers lunch was on the menu … yummy! There was also the chance to experience a taste of France in Modern Foreign Languages and join in with a game of badminton, table tennis or golf in the sports hall with the P.E. Department. The Technology Department showcased electronics and robotics. Visitors also had the the opportunity to make graphic products and sample dishes from the food technology curriculum. The ever popular 'flashes and bangs' science demonstrations were back, and for those who weren’t squeamish ‘The Variety of Life Display’ in the biology room was not to be missed.

Visitors had the option of a student guide to show them around the school. Mr Baker, Headteacher said, “Many visitors commented on their student guide, complimenting them on their friendliness, approachability and professionalism. We are so proud of our students and we thank all those who gave their time to help. We fully enjoyed the evening and the opportunity to welcome potential students and their families to see and feel what Siddal Moor has to offer.”
If you missed Open Evening, or came along but would like to visit the school during the school day please contact Mrs Barton on 01706 362256 to arrange an appointment.

The closing date for secondary school applications is Tuesday 31st October 2017.

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