School is back in session, and we've rounded up the latest headlines from classrooms thoughout Cheshire.
We Can Be Heroes
Local literacy charity Beanstalk has launched a new campaign for 2018 to highlight the extraordinary difference members of the community in Cheshire can make by volunteering in primary schools to support children who struggle with reading.
By working with children who have either fallen behind with their reading, lack confidence, or struggle with their fluency or comprehension, Beanstalk reading helpers provide one-to- one sessions with the children they support, helping them to progress and encourage reading enjoyment.
In 2016-2017 Beanstalk reading helpers supported approximately 1,855 children in the north west of England with their reading and they want to grow this number for 2018. So, why not become a reader superhero this year and help develop the confidence and reading enjoyment of the next generation?
Brilliant Buxton violinist Georgina Bloomfield has been awarded the Dame Ruth Railton Memorial Prize for services to the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.
Georgina, from King's School, Macclesfield has been a member of the National Children’s Orchestra since the age of seven and was their longest-serving member when she left. Now 14, Georgina practises for at least an hour every day, often with her mum Helen, a professional violinist but also under the eye of one of the country's leading teachers Catherine Yates, at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music.
Principal of King's Girls' Division, Helen Broadley, said: “Listening to Georgina play is always a privilege and reaffirms that no matter how young you are, if you show determination and dedication and practise, you can reach for the stars.”
Five sixth formers from The Queen’s School, Chester recently headed to Berlin to take part in an international debating conference. Queen’s was one of only two UK schools to be invited to the prestigious Berlin Model United Nations conference held at Jon F Kennedy School in Berlin the BerMUN.
The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Women’s Empowerment: A Key to Good Governance and Socio-Economic Prosperity’, a theme that resonated strongly with everyone at Queen’s. After many years of successful participation in regional and national conferences, the sixth formers were delighted to be able to take their skills to the next level at this international conference.