Well done to our students who have been awarded with a Good Citizen Award for Kindness, Generosity and Caring acts around school. We are very proud of you!
School falls silent for act of remembrance. Students at Westleigh High School marked two minutes’ silence on Friday 11th November as part of our collective act of remembrance. The anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the First World War, was an opportunity for students and staff to remember the sacrifice made in both World Wars and in other conflicts. Each year students create a display, which provides a focus for remembering. This year, students shared their thoughts on poppy wreaths, writing on them the reasons why they wish to remember. The wreaths by each class were used to create an outstanding Remembrance exhibit. Poppies and images of remembrance were also included. Y7 students and staff also visited St Paul’s Church for a Remembrance Service. Students from across the year groups had the opportunity to perform readings and reflect upon the important of remembrance in our 21st century community. Aaliyah Pitchford, Ellie Blood and Niamh O’Connor from Y8 also contributed to the service with outstanding vocal performances. Students who are members of the cadet armed forces also visited the church in uniform to pay their respects. Head of History Mike Cunliffe said, “Students appreciate how important it is to learn about and remember what people went through in war. It is about more than studying History, giving everyone a time to remember what older generations and current service members of the armed forces have been through in the wars.”
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Oscar Night was yet again another huge success! Over 300 parents turned up to see the students walk down the red carpet.
Y9 students took part in a Lionheart Challenge Enterprise Day on Friday 29 April 2016.
Congratulations to Y8 student, Keoni Hamilton who attended a Wigan Athletic home match to be presented with his Entry Level 3 qualification in Business and Enterprise. Keoni met Jonathan Jackson (Chief Executive) on the pitch at half-time where he received his certificate.
We are so proud of our Y9 dancers who have won the KS3 Dance Festival and the "School's Choice Award". This nomination was made by their fellow students from other schools which makes the Award so special.
Our BTEC Dancers were asked by Wigan Council to help promote The Deal initiative in Leigh Town Centre recently. Our students put on a great show and made a fantastic impression on everyone in the Town Centre that day!
Y8 student Kyle Parr is a member of Leigh Boxing Club and has been crowned England Schoolboys’ National Champion for the 2nd time. Kyle goes to Birmingham to train with the England Schoolboys squad and hopes to be selected for the European Championships. We are extremely proud of Kyle and wish him every success in his future boxing career!