A review of Term 1

It’s been an incredibly busy first half term at Rainford Sixth form. Back in September our Y13 football team travelled to Denmark to continue our strong relationship with Danish sports college Sportefterskolen Sine. In total 19 students travelled to play an international football match and take part in the foreign exchange visit. As well has having the opportunity to sample what life in a Danish school is like, students also spent two nights living with students and their families in both Denmark and Germany. It was an amazing experience for the students involved who have also formed strong bonds with the international students and their families. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the staff and students from Sportefterskolen Sine back to Rainford in March for the second part of the exchange visit.

Students enjoy a morning mountain biking in Denmark

The football team before kick off

Students take in the sights in Hamburg, Germany.

It has also been an incredible first term for some of our other students. Josh Taylor fought off competition from all over the country and won the boxing Junior National Development title! It was an outstanding effort from Josh and we cant wait to see him take the boxing world by storm. As well as this, our MD productions dance students, Kofi Wheatley, Jessica Smith and Ellie Mulhall traveled to Abu Dhabi and performed at the Grand Prix. Speaking about the project, Jess Smith said:  “Ever since a young age Performing Arts has been my passion. During my time at Rainford High I knew I wanted to go onto Sixth Form and study this exciting course which offers endless possibilities for students.” Ellie Mulhall added:  “The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was incredible and such a surreal experience for us. We put in a lot of extra work in the lead up to it which made it all worth it in the end.”

Josh Taylor

MD Productions

Our Sixth Form council have done a fantastic job this term both organising charity events and making the Sixth Form an excellent place to be. Form the amazing Halloween decorations to pumpkin carving, the hot chocolate morning and fundraising ideas, the council have lead the way over the first few months of this academic year.

The Sixth Form have also continued their passionate support of both local and national charities this term supporting causes like, children in need, world aids day and anti-bullying week. Every year the Sixth Form participates in the St Helens rotary club shoebox appeal and this year was no exception. Our year 12 students rallied together to provide toys, gifts and warm clothing for the charity to distribute over the Christmas period. The Sixth Form also contributed to the Rainford High Christmas fair. It was an fantastic community event, you can read more about it here:

Christmas Fair

We have so many more exciting things planned for this half term! Thank you to the Sixth Form staff and students for a fantastic start to the year.

Christmas spirit

Shoe box appeal