Headteacher’s Welcome

Maghull High School is proud of its ethos and standing within the community. Our talented and committed staff is dedicated to enabling each pupil to reach his or her full potential and to become mature and responsible citizens. We have a vibrant extra-curricular life not only through our specialist status as a Performing Arts College but also through our extensive sports programme and much more besides.

Joint Music Concert

We would like to say a big thank you and well done to the year five pupils who joined us recently from Aintree Davenhill Primary school.  After a visit from our Head of Music Mr Dutch to their school, the whole of year five spent a morning with us in rehearsal and then many of them came back the following evening to sing for parents and staff.  They performed as part of a concert involving Maghull High pupils, peripatetic music teachers and our own staff.  After singing two beautiful numbers of their own, they then took part in the finale rendition of One Direction’s ‘That’s what makes you beautiful’, singing alongside our own pupils.  Thank you to all of the staff, students and parents who supported the event, particularly to Ben Delaney and Ross Carrigan in Year 13 who organised and ran the sound and lighting. The evening was enjoyed by all who attended and we look forward to our next joint venture.

GCSE PE inspired Sports Project

Working alongside SKY and the Youth Sports Trust, twenty Year 8 students have been involved in a GCSE PE inspired sports project. Welcoming athlete mentor and Championship boxer Courtney Fry to the school, students have been looking at the ‘Six Keys to Success’ and challenging themselves to set themselves goals for the future. In a recent visit to the school Courtney introduced the students to some boxing skills. During this workshop we discovered the hidden talents of Kaitlyn Grearly who achieved her black belt in Kick-Boxing at the age of eleven! The next phase of the programme will involve the students planning and delivering sports sessions to some of our feeder primary schools.

 

Coca-Cola Real Business Challenge 2016

Last month six students from our current year 11 competed in the regional finals of the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge 2016 in Manchester. They earned a place in the finals after beating thousands of other students across the North-West during a business challenge during our Enrichment program at the end of Year 10. Our students were up against nine other teams and although they didn’t come away with the win – they were very close and did tremendously well.  Their job was to design, plan and market an anti-litter campaign in their local area.  During a full day of competition the girls experienced working together as a team on a real business project working alongside a Coca Cola business manager

This is the first time in three years of entering the competition that students from Maghull High have made it to the finals - we are exceptionally proud of them!!!!!

The team are:  

Sian Burns, Lauren Cairns, Lauren Comaish, Emma France, Jess Holding and Rebecca Ingham

 

Robotics day 2016

 

 

 

 

 

In February the Computer Science department were delighted to welcome staff from the University of Liverpool to deliver a session on Robotics. Groups of year 8 pupils were given the opportunity to program 'Lego Mindstorms' robots, and learnt how to control them using different motors and sensors. Everybody involved made a great effort, and the University staff were impressed that some teams managed to get their robots to sense when they were approaching a barrier and to turn around. We discussed links with real world Computer Science, such as the use of artificial intelligence in self-driving cars. Pupils were also encouraged to think about the wide range of careers that use the skills and knowledge gained by studying Computer Science and ICT.

Maghull High School and Granada TV

The school has forged strong links with Granada TV, our students having featured in 3 political debates in the lead-up to the 2015 General Election. Recently, 2 of our Year 13 students, Emma Bentley and Aaron Boileau, were invited to take part in a round-the-table discussion of current political issues. They were chosen to represent first-time voters in the North West. Other panel members were Professor Jane Green (political expert from the University of Manchester), Qassim Afzal (leading Muslim community leader), Daniel Hewitt (ITV political correspondent) and an undergraduate from the University of Salford. The discussion was featured in Granada's weekly politics show.