January 2019: Hectic Christmas week of activities at Haslingden High School

STUDENTS and staff had a hectic week at Haslingden High School with a host of Christmas celebrations.

The week began with scores of hampers being distributed to residents living near the school and also to Rochdale Dogs Home.

Year 7 Progress Manager, Miss Southee said: “We delivered about 40 hampers to individuals and presented Emmeline’s Pantry with £100 along with new toys and women’s presents.”

“We also gave lots of goodies, coats and hats to homeless project, Coffee for Craig and provided two foodbanks,  the RAFT foundation and Maundy Relief in Accrington, items of food. The school have also provided donations and gifts to a local women’s refuge”

Christmas music abounded as a concert was held involving the school’s Big Band, Brass Band, guitar solo, piano solo, a cappella group, flute group, staff band and school choir.

Staff served a free Christmas meal to all of the students with a competition for the form tutors to see who could create the best decorated table.

Whilst Year 7s went off to watch Cinderella at Preston Guild Hall, the rest of the lower school showed off their talents with two days of the Xmas Factor.

The last day of school saw a special show by staff and a non-uniform, ‘wear something blue day’ for a £1 donation towards the Youth Enterprise Challenge team fundraising for Rossendale Hospice.