23 Mar Wargrave House Newsletter 7th March 2022
I hope our newsletter finds you all safe and well.
We are delighted to be able to develop our strategy of ‘living with COVID’. We will retain our ongoing risk assessments and management of C19 and encourage you to support us with twice weekly testing of our young people in the hope of minimising infections particularly for vulnerable young people and staff. With effect from next week we will be inviting visitors on site this will be a welcome return to enable us to collaborate with all our key partners and stakeholders who we have missed.
I was delighted on Friday morning to welcome all our guests to the official opening of Lyme & Wood Learning Hub on Vista Road. The St Helens Mayor, Cllr Sue Murphy, officially opened this new learning provision for our Post 16 students. This provision will enable our young people to develop their skills in horticulture, crafting and upcycling. I was particularly proud of Alicia Roberts, who presented the Mayor with a bespoke hand painted terracotta pot filled with hyacinths symbolising new growth. It was great to see a number of community partners including Lyme & Wood, Earlestown Cricket Club, Mecure Hotel, The Griffin pub. We were pleased to also host Kim O’Brien from Educate Magazine and Rachel Newman from Open Awards (Higher Education). Phil Round represented the Governing Body through his Post 16 and Careers Link.
My sincere thanks goes to Julliet Doherty, Head of Post 16, who ensured everything went according to plan. I would like to thank our students who provided warm hospitality onsite via Cosy Corner Café. Last but by no means least thanks to Chris Mooney for providing a musical theme to the morning highlighting his DJ skills.
Warm wishes for the week ahead,
I hope this edition of our newsletter finds you all well, looking forward to some improved weather and Spring time!
I’d like to echo Robin’s praise for the successful opening of our post-16 Learning Hub, based at Lyme & Wood. We look forward to our college students and young adults being able to use this facility for experiential activities.
Last week saw us celebrate World Book Day. Learners and staff dressed as their favourite characters and completed fun learning activities throughout the day. Take a look at our class pages for some fantastic pictures. I would like to thank in particular Joan Beddows and Sarah Wilson for organising a very vibrant and uplifting World Book Day. Both staff and students went to so much effort creating costumes of their favourite literary characters.
Although the next edition of our newsletter is Friday 15 March, please save the date for a Cosy Corner Café Coffee Morning on Friday 25 March 10.30am.
Wishing you the best week possible,