The latest issue of the BCHS with Crosshill school newsletter - One Voice, is available to view here
I am so proud of the students and my staff for their achievements this year. BCHS have exceeded by 3% their overall target set based on the students’ performance at Key Stage 2. This in itself demonstrates the hard work and commitment by all.
Individual exceptional performance goes to Safwaan Khan who achieved 11 A*/A grades along with Ayesa Imran and Billy Maxwell who achieved 8 A*/A grades each.
From a young age Billy has supported his mother and taken on the head role at home and is a role model for his younger three siblings. He has continued to sustain high grades at school, even though he spends much of his time looking after his siblings at home.
Furthermore, Billy recently travelled to Slough to represent SLYNCS, a Lancashire based organisation built on the foundations that young people deserve an opportunity to be heard, learn new skills and discover the world all whilst making a difference to their local community.
Alien Encounter at BCHS
2014 will be recorded as the year that alien life finally made contact with the students of Blackburn Central High School, when local girl Samantha Taylor and Bla the alien visited to raise awareness of the Big Local App.
This free smartphone app contains everything you need to know about the Blackburn & Hyndburn area; from local news, council information, dates and times for the local Cinema and theatre to the local schools’ timetables and events. The information is fully searchable and users can also take advantage of money-off vouchers across the borough.
The Big Local App - Blackburn and Hyndburn is now rolling out across our towns’ local schools. The latest newsletters, timetables, school closures, exam timetables and other important dates are available at the touch of a button making communication even easier between schools and parents. The Big Local App team can also teach the children how the apps are created which includes showing them how SEO works and how to hyperlink.
With Key businesses using the app such at The Ice Arena, The Mall, and with our local schools encouraging parents to download the Big Local App, businesses are able to showcase their services, products and offers to the heart of the local community. Businesses and schools can have a mini app of their own within the Big Local App where they can add photographs and updateable content, and thru GPS technology the app will even guide people to their door. The Big Local App is an essential marketing tool in the Blackburn and Hyndburn area.
“Strictly Come Bollywood” arrives at Blackburn Central High School
Another spectacular evening of music and dance was recently held by students at Blackburn Central High School; the theme of the evening was Bollywood meets Strictly Come Dancing which brought glamour and glitter to BCHS with Crosshill in abundance.
The night included demonstrations of Bollywood dancing came from Neetal Parekh of Kreative Production and BCHS graduate Maryam Ghaffar. There was a Strictly Come Dancing style competition for the girls from various year groups at BCHS with Crosshill. A special mention must go to the team from Crosshill School, who were superb and really got into the spirit of things.
The evening was the brainchild of two Year 9 students, Yasmin and Farha who worked tirelessly to bring together a really superb event. Pastoral and Progress Coordinator for Year 9, Alison Deaville said “It was an amazing evening. The girls worked so hard to plan the event, from designing posters, selling tickets and managing to get rehearsals organised. They really are fabulous ambassadors for BCHS with Crosshill.”
As the evening was based around empowering women, it was ladies only. Special guests included Colonel Myszka Guzkowska, Deputy Commander 42 (North West) Brigade, and Dot Thomson, School Improvement Officer for Blackburn with Darwen, who said “What a fabulous evening. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Thank you to the students and staff for this very special event”.
Colonel Myszka Guzkowska gave a very motivational talk about the value of grasping opportunities that come your way in life, including the chance to travel and making the most of a good education.
The response to the appeal was unwanted clothing, books, toys, food and toiletries, which were then passed on to Maundy Relief in the last few days of term December 2013.
Maundy Relief is a non-judgemental source of immediate help to anyone who may need it. This could be in many different ways, such as food parcels, helping the homeless, counselling, free meals cooked on site, benefit advice and help with addiction. Many different people from diverse walks have life have benefited from there, regardless of gender, race or religious belief.
Blackburn Central High School with CrosshillHaslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HJtel. 01254 505700 fax. 01254 505701 eml. BCHS@blackburn.gov.uk Facebook Twitter YouTube