Events & Activities Week Ending 9 March 2018



Parents: we hope you enjoy keeping up to date with events and activities in school.

National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week 5-10 March

There were lots of re-tweets during the week on Bedford High School twitter @Bedfordhighsch with some good careers information, advice and guidance for students and parents.   Please follow us.

 The Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

Mr Calwell shared the success of our Youth Speaks team who were placed 3rd in the District final in Frodsham. Our girls narrowly lost out to second place which would have taken them through to the North National final. The team consisting of Lucy, Nicole and Emily spoke passionately and eloquently about gender inequality. The judges gave great feedback to our team and they awarded Emily as the best in her role in the competition.  GCA also thanked teacher Kim Blackburn for her fabulous work to ready the team and for her expert coaching.


Year 8 Celebration Assembly

Year 8 Celebration Assembly was held on Friday with lots of awards presented.

Joel – Congratulations to year 10 student and Leigh Harriers runner, Joel, who came 2nd in the under 20s category Trotters 5 mile race last Sunday in Bolton.


Keegan, MP for Wigan & Leigh Youth Parliament

Following a fiercely fought contest and some serious campaigning from Keegan we are delighted to announce that Keegan gained 1,918 votes and has been re-elected as a member of Youth Parliament for Wigan and Leigh from 2018 to 2020. This is an amazing achievement that means so much to Keegan and the whole school community is very proud. In July, Keegan will be travelling to the University of Nottingham to debate what should be on the ‘Make your Mark’ ballot for 2018. Keegan will be campaigning in particular for Wigan Borough to be Autism friendly, the ‘Safe Zone’ campaign which aims to help young people feel safe and have a safe place to go to if they feel they are in a dangerous situation and also to make sure young people’s voices are heard in the ‘Believe in Leigh’ consultations.


GCSE Food Technology Students visit to Wigan & Leigh College

 The Catering Department at Wigan & Leigh College kindly provided a Bread Workshop at the College on Tuesday.  


Big Book Quiz at Byrchall High School

Year 8 students Rachel and Liam represented Bedford High School at the Big Book Quiz this week. This is a reading competition for Wigan Schools and was hosted by Byrchall High School.  Despite being the smallest team, with only two members, Bedford came a very respectable fifth place out of nine teams. Liam and Rachel were a fantastic representation of Bedford High School and teachers from other schools commented on their professionalism and determination.


International Women’s Day, Thursday 8th March

Wigan Council invited students and staff to mark International Women’s Day and 6 GCSE Dance Students performed at this event.  The day celebrated 100 years of the Suffragettes, since some women were able to vote and included a drama production by local theatre company On the Go Theatre, interaction with the actors, talks from the archives service on the suffragette movement, food from the past and presentations, discussions and workshops on democracy, voting and equality.

Bedford Arts production team

In preparation for the performance at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Sunday, 13th May, students had a workshop with Max (a producer with the Royal Exchange Manchester).


Business Lunch with Students

Thank you to Governor, Lynn Hayes, for having a business lunch with students  to talk about working for a Charitable and Community Organisation.






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