The new headteacher at a borough school says he hopes to turn it into a “beacon of excellence”.
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.
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.
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.
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.