Lancashire Under 14s Football
Year 9 pupil Elliot Haworth has been selected to represent Lancashire at football as part of their Under 14s squad. Elliot was nominated by Mr. Parkes, Head of P.E. at All Saints' Catholic High School and attended three separate trials with other footballers from schools across Lancashire. Elliot made the final squad and had a huge impact on his debut against Bolton Schools, scoring one and assisting a further three goals in a 6-0 victory. Elliot is also currently playing for Bolton Wanderers and we will watch his progress with keen interest.
Rossendale Schools' Cross Country
On Thursday 19th October 2017 over 30 All Saints' pupils participated in the Rossendale Schools' Cross Country running event at Marl Pits. The runners were a credit to the school and showed great resilience and determination in some torrential conditions. The two stand out performers were Holly Pegg and Joe Ormrod who both finished runner-up in their respective races. Nell Edmondson also put in a fantastic performance to finish 4th in the Year 9 girls’ Cross Country competition.
Martin Parkes, Head of P.E.
We celebrated Valley Mass on 26th October and welcomed all of our feeder Primary schools and Priests from the Valley. Many thanks to Fr Broadley, Fr Thorpe and Fr Boast for concelebrating this Mass.
We were welcomed by Our Lady and St Anselm's, led in the readings by All Saints', St Mary's Haslingden and St Veronica's led us in the Responsorial Psalm, St James the Less led the Gospel Acclamation, St Joseph's led us in the sign of peace and St Mary's Bacup led the offertory.
It was a wonderful occasion and all pupils performed their roles beautifully. We were able to commission new students to become Pupil Chaplains for their schools.
Everyone enjoyed the Mass and we were led in our hymns by Miss Padwell, the Choir, Mrs Starkey and her band, 'Revelation'. Particular thanks to Josephine Braithwaite, Tegan Calderbank and Charlotte-May Tomlinson for their beautiful solo during the offertory.
Thankyou to all staff, students and parents from all schools who joined us at All Saints'. It was a lovely occasion and opportunity to worship together as a Valley community.
Mr A. Sidlow
RAFT Foodbank Collection
Students at All Saints' Catholic High School have collected and created food hampers as part of their charity work this half term. The hampers have been donated to The RAFT foundation who operate the only Rossendale foodbank service. Pupil Chaplains have done a wonderful job collecting the food and creating the hampers. Many thanks to all students, parents and staff for the donations that have been received.
Year 9 Girls Netball
All Saints' Catholic High School Year 9 girls' played in the Rossendale Schools Netball Competition on Tuesday 10th October 2017 which took place at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School. The girls played 5 games, drawing 3 matches against Haslingden B Team, BRGS B Team and Alder Grange and losing 2 games against BRGS A Team and Haslingden A Team.
The girl's are to be commended on digging deep throughout the competition and they never gave up despite 2 defeats. Olivia Bromley and Nell Edmondson showed fantastic team work in the semi-circle scoring 18 goals in total in the competition. Holly Pegg and Olivia Taylor were a tough defence duo to get past making it difficult for the other teams to score. Finally, Amelia Potts and Saskia Wilding demonstrated excellent passes and control down court to get the ball in our attacking third”. A superb performance all round.
European Day of Languages
At All Saints' Catholic High School there were a number of activities that children and staff took part in throughout the school.
Classes greeted each other in the language of many European countries including Latvia, Poland and Finland to name but a few!
During time in Forms children listened to and took part in modern pop songs in a range of languages including a French versions of Ed Sheeran and Adele songs.
Even the staff got involved with a week long competition running on the ‘Memrise’ website to learn as many Italian words as possible during the week!
MFL Teacher Mrs Nicole Whillace said that great fun was had by everyone involved across school and we look forward to celebrating the even again next year!
Year 10 Girls Netball
Year 7 Boys Football
After a shaky start the boys fought from two goals down to level the tie at 2-2 thanks to goals from Jake Cropper and Callum Thomas-Hardman before Westholme went back in front. A late charge with numerous goalmouth scrambles couldn't force the equaliser but it was an extremely positive start to the season. Final result was 2-3 to Westholme School but a superb display from both teams made for a very enjoyable match!