Huge success at our annual Year 5 & 6 Open Evening
On Thursday, 16th September 2021, we held our annual Open Evening for Year 5 and 6 students and their families. It was fantastic to see our staff and students welcoming so many families to our school, and we are overwhelmed by the positive comments and enthusiasm.
Throughout the evening, prospective students and their families had the opportunity to explore our school grounds and fantastic facilities and chat with teachers and students about the learning and life at Rivington and Blackrod High School. There were two Head Teacher talk's throughout the evening, and senior staff were available to answer any questions.
Our students, and the biggest advocates of our school, provided guided tours around the different faculty areas where visitors had the chance to find out more about some of our subjects, participate in a range of activities, and discover how we deliver our school values.
We also unveiled our newly-renovated Sixth Form, which served a range of food and drinks, displayed our Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme, and had colleagues from Bright Leaders UK.
On Friday, 17th September 2021, we invited parents to visit and participate in staff and student-led tours around our Lower School site. The day was a huge success, and our Year 7 ambassadors showed that they are already proud, confident members of our school community.
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A snapshot of the different activities in each department
Art and Photography
Visitors took part in a range of drawing and light painting activities.
The Business Studies staff and students delivered a range of quizzes, games and puzzles in addition to the prevalent taste test.
Our Computing department was bustling throughout the evening and ran a range of interactive activities. Visitors even had the chance to experience our drone.
The Design Technology Department showed students how to make and design a range of products with various materials, including our 3D printer. They even made some delicious brownies in Food Technology.
The Drama Department was a hive of activity throughout the evening and entertained everyone with their performances (and hats!).
Our English Department engaged visitors in their range of literature-based activities, including Shakespeare and An Inspector Calls.
Geography was as popular as ever, with many displays and activities relating to maps, global connections and even more photo opportunities.
The impressive and terrifying History Department wowed the crowds throughout the evening and delivered a guide to medicine through time.
Our inventive Maths staff and students had Year 5 and 6 students building tetrahedrons, completing online puzzles and solving a murder mystery.
Media and Film Studies
The Media and Film Studies staff and students gave our visitors a fantastic insight into some creative film-making equipment and techniques and showed some inspiring displays.
Modern Foreign Languages
Our MFL staff said "Hola" and "Bonjour" to many families and gave them all chance to take photos, eat in the Spanish cafe, and make animal models.
Our school choir delivered a fantastic performance during the Head Teacher's Talks, and visitors had the opportunity to listen to our rock band, play the drums and even a ukulele in our vibrant Music Department.
The energetic PE staff had many student helpers demonstrating a wide range of activities, including trampolining, badminton, table tennis and rowing.
The RE Department had a range of thought-provoking activities, including a fabulous artefact hunt. Visitors also had the chance to explore our impressive school chapel.
The Science Department was very busy throughout the evening with shows, experiments and activities that engaged visitors of all ages.
Our fantastic Social Science department had a range of exciting and engaging activities covering Psychology, Sociology, Child Development and Health & Social Care.