Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sacred Heart Presentation Evening

I was delighted to be back at Sacred Heart College. I was their guest speaker at their Presentation Evening. I was very impressed on my first visit. You can tell a lot about a school by the things they put on their walls. It was really good to see a visual presentation of the breadth of the schools endeavours. The real temptation is to narrow down the curriculum to the few subjects that Ofsted or league tables concentrate on. Here I saw art, excellent music, sports and community service finding its proper place alongside high academic achievement. All this has been achieved at a state comprehensive school. As its name implies Sacred Heart is a RC school and its demonstrates that best that tradition as to offer. The school lives up to its motto 'caring and achieving excellence within a Christian Community'

During the evening we had two musical interludes one each from the choir and the string ensemble and the College tweeted part of the performance .

In addition they had two students who achieved 10 A* Grades at GCSE and nine further who got 10 A* or A Grades.

Sadly on the night of my visit news began filtering through of Sacred Heart's 'oldest old girl' Brenda Murray. Brenda had a wealth of local historical knowledge which I know she was determined to pass on to future generations

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