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Colleges Visits

In June and July Y10 students will have the option to visit 2 colleges of their choice from the 6 we normally supply to.

Consequently next week they will have an assembly each morning to listen what each college has to offer.

  • Monday- St John Rigby
  • Tuesday- Wigan and Leigh
  • Wednesday-St Helens
  • Thursday- Winstanley
  • Friday- Warrington/Carmel

They will then have till the following Tuesday 8th May to choose and give in their acceptance to the colleges in the gym at dinnertime.

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Apprenticeship Evening

Leading up to National Apprenticeship Week we held our own evening for our Y10 and Y11 students and their parents. Tim Rowbottom from the Department of Work and Pensions gave a presentation about apprenticeships which was followed by the students and parents investigating what opportunites their are with colleges, training providers and employers from the local area.

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A sweet recipe for business success for Cansfield pupils

A group of young entrepreneurs have secured a sweet success after their unusual idea for new donuts scooped a business challenge. The team from Cansfield High School in Ashton won the competition set by St John Rigby College by coming up with a set of gluten-free Krispy Kreme donuts.

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Charity Committee

In September of 2017, Cansfield High School’s Charity Committee of the Student Parliament determined charities in which individual year groups could support and raise funds for, for the following year to come.

It was decided that Year 7 would support Help the homeless

As a result of this, on Friday 9th February, year 7 and students from other year groups took part in The Big Hush, a sponsored silence for two lessons.

Due to Year 7’s efforts, and the kindness of the school as a whole community, we managed to raise an amazing £3,636. The committee decided they wanted to help homeless people in and around the Wigan are so they decided to give their fundraising to the Rebuilding Lives Campaign at The Brick which is working to raise £75,000 to make sure no one in our community is left behind

As a school, we are incredibly proud and grateful to both our students and their families for the generous support they have given us with our charity work. We would like to thank everybody who has contributed to this event.

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Staff Team show the pupils how it’s done!

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Cansfield Elite Gymnast Squad

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Cansfield’s First African Adventure – Team Uganda 2017

Cansfield’s First African Adventure – Team Uganda 2017

Meet the Team: Deon Tagg, Amy Jones, Ellie Rafrey, Rhea Ashworth, Tegan Bramhall, and Emily Joseph –Hughes with Miss Fleming and Mr Beaney as Team Leaders.

Through World Challenge, 6 of our Year 9 and Year 10 students have signed up for an 18-month programme to take part in a 2-week educational expedition to Africa, which will involve trekking through Uganda and working on a community project. The community project will involve teaching alongside the local people and renovating a local school by helping install toilet facilities to encourage more children to attend school to further their education.

This opportunity is a challenging expedition that will not only significantly benefit the local community but also teach our team valuable life skills such as leadership, communication and team work.

The team have the task of raising £2,600 each through fundraising to cover all the costs for the expedition. In order to raise the funds they have organised several events as a team, which include a school variety show, hot drink breaks and a Valentine’s Day card postal system. As well as this, each member of the team have been individually raising funds by making and selling arts and crafts goods, party bags and setting up enterprise activities such as printing services.

Do you shop online? Do it through easyfundraising.org.uk via the link and raise a free donation for Team Uganda Uganda every time you shop! There’s over 3000 retailers already signed up!

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Lord Sharkey’s visit to Cansfield

Lord Sharkey’s visit to Cansfield

On Friday, 25th November, members of the Year Council had the opportunity to hear directly about the work and role of the House of Lords. Lord Sharkey visited Cansfield as part of the ‘Peers in Schools’ programme. The life peer spoke about his life and the talk was aimed at encouraging students to engage with the political and parliamentary process.

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