Dear Parents and Carers
Parrs Wood EPA students made a huge contribution to Didsbury Arts Festival this weekend with street theatre in the village and a music recital at Christ church – both attended by large audiences who were highly impressed by the talent of our students. A big thank you to all parents who went along to support.
As part of their GCSE Citizenship Studies three Parrs Wood students organised a tombola stall at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival in St Ann’s Square last Saturday. The students, Seun Seriki, Holly Slater and Jess Ward were raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and had spent weeks contacting over 200 local businesses to get donations for their stall. The stall had to be set up at 8.30am and the students worked hard all day and did not pack away until 6pm. All the other stalls were run by local businesses and the tombola was organised and run as professionally as any of the other stalls at the event. This wonderful event raised over £400.
This year’s forthcoming school production is `Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with a 1960s theme. Productions will be held from Wednesday 14th November to Friday 16th November at 7:00pm in the Main Hall. Tickets are available from the school reception or from Mr Keyes and Ms Wrigley.
The production will also showcase at the National School Shakespeare Festival on Friday 9th November at the Contact Theatre Manchester. Tickets are available for the showcase via the contact theatre website at www.contactmcr.com.
Football results up to Sept 29th.
Staff Football A good start to the season with an unbeaten run of four games with goals galore in the first three matches. The last game was a very close tense encounter. Staff football really does make use of the term squad rotation. The squad is of infinite size, with different teams picked for each game, but this is mainly due to not knowing the unavailability of players until who turns up.
Staff v Bramhall won 8 – 3
V Hazel Grove won 8 – 3
V AEGS won 9 – 2
V Xavarian won 2 - 0
Boys Saturday football fixtures v St Monica’s
Yr7 v won 6-4
Yr9 v drew 3-3
Yr10 v drew 1-1
Yr11 v won 3-0
1st X1 v Wilmslow lost 9-3
2nd X1 v Wilmslow lost 5-2
1st X1 v Crompton House lost 4-3
1st X1 v Ashton upon Mersey ESFA Cup 1st round lost 6-1
1st X1 v William Hulme Manchester League drew 1-1
Yr 7 v Barlow won 5-0
Yr10 v Barlow won 3-0
Yr8 v MEA ESFA Cup 1st round lost 9-2
Yr11 v Little Lever 1st round GMSFA Cup won 2-1
Yr11 v Matthew Moss 1st round ESFA Cup won 5-0
Yr11 v Haslingden 2nd round ESFA Cup won 2-1
Manchester School’s Badminton Doubles Finals
Eight students from KS 3 and 4 represented the school at the Manchester School’s Badminton Doubles Finals held at Whalley Range HS. All students performed well in some very closely fought games.
Congratulations goes to Seun Seriki and Charlotte Taylor who became the U/16 Girls Doubles Champions.
Osman Butt and Tyrell Bell were losing finalists in the boys KS 3 competition. Ben Grant / Hasseb Ahmed KS4 and Annabelle Webster/ Shazeen Hussain KS3 came joint 2nd in the group stages but just lost out on a semi- final place on points count back.
South Manchester Team badminton Championships
Congratulations to the KS 3 and 4 Girls Badminton Teams who became the South Manchester Champions and now represent the school in the City wide finals in December.
The teams were
Seun Sereki, Meredith Franny, Charlotte Taylor, Heidi Taylor Wood.
Annabelle Webster, Shazeen Hussain, Emily Hoyle, Ellie Hargreaves
Parrs Wood hosted the U/15 Manchester School’s Handball Competition. School’s from all over Manchester took part in both the girls and boys competitions. All players represented the school well performing with enthusiasm and determination. The Girls A team and Boys B Team came 3rd gaining the bronze medals, But our congratulations goes to the Boy’s A Team that won all their games to become the Manchester School’s U/15 Handball Champions and will now represent the City in the Greater Manchester Finals later in the Year.
The winning team was ;- Ali Mahmood, Jisaad Mohammed, Abdul Hakeem Morafa, Adam Quinn, Johnny Bennett, Adil Ahmed, Umar Jamil, Praise Eze.
Anyone interested in practicing for handball practice times are;- Monday lunchtime years 7,8 and 9. Tuesday lunchtimes years 10/11.
Yr 10 won 8-7
Yr11 won 12-1
Yr11 won 14-6
Yr10 won 5-1
Yr10 won 7-3
Over 50 students have been representing the school at the Manchester School’s XC League competition which has taken place over the last three Fridays at Wythenshawe Park and Boggot Hall Clough.
There were some outstanding individual performances which culminated in some excellent team results.
The race for 1st place was a classic as Kieron Morrisey went head to head for the title with a boy from Newall Green but unfortunately missed out by one point to finish 2nd overall and gain the silver medal. Matthew Flemming also ran well and finished in 8th place.
The girls performed well with Eloise Hall gaining the 2nd place (silver medal) and Freya Waddington just missing out on an individual medal finishing 4th.
In this competition it was very hard as most of our runners were from year8. However the best performing students were Sam Devine 8th and Emily Hoyle who finished 3rd in bronze medal position
Some great performances in this competition with Beth Greenlee and Adam Quinn finishing 5th and 6th respectively. Our congratulations goes to Carmel Townend for gaining the bronze medal finishing 3rd and Ben Grant, who having just played football for the school for two hours just before his run, finished 2nd on the day and overall Manchester school’s League Individual Champion.
The team results were;-
Year 7 Boys Runners Up 2nd silver medalist
Year 7 Girls Runners Up 2nd silver medalist
Year 8/9 Boys 3rd bronze medalist
Year 8/9 Girls 6th
Year 10/11 Boys Runners Up 2nd silver medalist