This week has once again been one of celebration with Kyas in Year 10 and Mrs Collard both winning Manchester Healthy Schools Awards. Kyas won the Pupil Voice Award for his poem on ‘No Smoking’ and here is what Manchester Healthy Schools had to say about his work:-
‘In March this year, Healthy Schools facilitated a citywide campaign called the No Smoking Day Challenge. The challenge invited pupils to take the lead in educating their peers about smoking in a range of creative ways.
Kyas wrote a thought-provoking, insightful poem that was selected as first place for this year’s challenge.
The poem was shared with other schools in Manchester and with students across the city. Congratulations to Kyas for showing initiative and creativity to educate other young people about smoking!’
Mrs Collard won a Special Commendation Award for her work promoting positive Mental Health and Wellbeing. In their release, Manchester Healthy Schools stated:-
‘Mrs Collard has shown great commitment and dedication to the Wellbeing for Education Return Programme, and in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their whole school community. As part of the mental health consultation carried out by Mrs Collard, the WER Programme Lead was very impressed with the work that she has undertaken, especially in addition to her everyday teaching role.
Mrs Collard has gone above and beyond to respond to the mental health needs of pupils within Wright Robinson College, whether it’s asking for advice and guidance, or requesting training and resources. Thank you Mrs Collard for all of your hard work – it has not gone unnoticed!’
I am sure that you will all join me in congratulating Kyas and Mrs Collard on their excellent work. Well Done to you both!
As the curtain falls on the 2020-2021 academic year I would once again like to take this opportunity to thank all parents, carers and students for all of your hard work throughout the last eleven months. Thank you for all of the support that you have shown to me and the staff and particular thanks to those of you who have written to me personally to thank the college for everything that we have done this year. It has been refreshing to receive so many positive messages.
I would also like to publically thank my dedicated staff who have shown an unparalleled commitment throughout the pandemic to provide the best possible education at all times regardless of the circumstances. Often this has meant adjusting to ‘remote’ teaching at very short notice.
Our ‘Team’ ethos has shone through and we have continued to demonstrate what makes Wright Robinson College the special place that it is.
I hope that this summer’s End of Key Stage 4 Results bring the rewards that our Year 11 students deserve and wish them well for the future. I think this year more than ever before our successes can be judged on much more than external examination results. Together we have worked tirelessly to overcome all adversity. I appreciate that we have not seen the end of the pandemic but I hope that if we proceed with caution we can avoid future lockdowns and restrictions.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all well for the holiday. Enjoy the break, please stay safe and I look forward to seeing all of our students back at Wright Robinson in September.
Changes to Transition Days
Parents and carers of Year 6 students joining us in September please read the information about changes to our Transition Days in the letter below.