showcase their spectacular talents
OVER 140 students took part in Formby High
School's recently held performing arts showcase at The Atkinson
Theatre in Southport.
The school's choirs G:Force Juniors, the KS4 acapella vocal group
and Mundo Afrika all performed along with the House Band and newly
formed Samba Band on the night in front of the 450-strong audience.
Students from Years 7 to 10 drew on a range of themes and
experiences for their dance numbers on the night and two local
primary schools were invited to be special guest performers.
Redgate Primary School did a fantastic street dance routine while
Trinity St Peter's CE Primary School collaborated with Formby's
Works Orchestra performing Viva la Vida and with Year 8 students
Jimmy and Emma Alderson on their take on the disco classic 'Saturday
The event drew to a close with a whole cast performance of 'Man
in the Mirror' by Michael Jackson and 'We Found Love' by Rhianna which earned the young performers a standing ovation.
Dominic MacKenzie, Headteacher of Formby High School said:-
"The event was an incredible success and offered a wonderful
opportunity to showcase the incredible array of talent from our
school and beyond. I would like to thank everyone involved in the
performances and production for their time and commitment to the
arts at Formby High School. Well done."
Performing arts is one of Formby High School specialism's, to find
out more please visit:-
for excellent GCSE results
FORMBY High School has
received national recognition for the high attainment of pupils in
last year's GCSE examinations.
It qualified as one of the top 20% of non-selective schools in
England for the high average grades achieved by students.
Every school in the country has been ranked on how well they perform
by The Schools Network (SSAT), the representative body for schools.
This was done by counting students eight best GCSE subjects to
create an average score for comparison.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:- "Formby High
School has proved itself to be one of the best schools in the
country at securing superb GCSE outcomes for their students. There
is plenty that other schools could learn from Formby's success."
Dominic Mackenzie, Headteacher of Formby High School said:-
"These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of our
students and staff. This accreditation is a fantastic achievement
and I am very proud to be headteacher of this outstanding school."
To find out more about Formby High School visit:-
Police release CCTV image
after teenage girl touched inappropriately; Freshfield / Formby
Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) have released an image
of a man they want to speak to in connection with an indecent
assault on a teenage girl on Tuesday, 26 June 2013. PC Ian
Williamson, investigating the incident explained:- "The
victim, a 17 year old girl from the local area, was on the Liverpool
bound platform at around 6.50pm. A man got off a Southport to
Liverpool service at the station and, as he walked past the victim,
touched her indecently before walking out of the station."
Officers are carrying out several lines of enquiry and have now
released an image of a man they believe could assist with their
investigation. PC Williamson continued:- "The young victim was
understandably left shaken by the experience and we are determined
to find the man responsible. Although the image isn't as clear as we
might wish, we believe that people may recognise the man's
distinctive clothing, which includes a two tone hoody and a green
backpack." Anyone with information should contact
British Transport Police by calling:- 0800 40 50 40 or text:- 61016
quoting:- B6/NWA of:- 16/07/2013. Alternatively, information can be
passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on:-
0800 555 111.
Euro MP candidate predicts U-turn
PETER Cranie, who is the
Green Euro MP candidate for the North West of England, has predicted
that the trickle of U-turns on HS2 will turn into a stampede in the
next few months. This follows reports that the cost of HS2 has leapt
a further £10 billion. Peter Cranie, who works in Skelmersdale, the
second largest Town in the UK without access to a rail station,
believes growing opposition will force the cancellation of the
project within the next 2 years. Peter Cranie said:-
"HS2 was backed by politicians from Labour, the Liberal Democrats
and the Conservatives in a wave of euphoria about big infrastructure
solving all of our economic problems. Only the Green Party stood
against this project at the beginning. We pointed out then, as we do
now, that this money would be far better spent on local transport
infrastructure. We have already wasted more than £250 million on
project. How many millions or
billions will this coalition government spend before it will
recognises it has got it wrong? Peter Mandelson's U-turn in his
support for HS2 is just the start of a stampede, as politicians from
all sides recognise this is will be a monumental waste of money that
will benefit only very rich business commuters. I fully expect many
other politicians to reverse their position on this issue, despite
having voted it through in
Parliament." The Greens are
clear that they do not simply want to see the money go unspent. The
right infrastructure projects can create jobs and help revive the
regional economy. In the North West, the restoration of the Halton
Curve and connecting up Skelmersdale to the rail network are 2
projects that should be prioritised.
Letters to the Editor:-
"Southport Open Top Bus Tours"
ON 17 July 2013, Andy Rigby
has told the:- "I am pleased to announce that the Merseyside
Transport Trust will be running open top tours of Southport on
summer Sundays for 2nd year. After a successful and popular 1st year
we are going to be operating tours from Sunday, 28 July 2013,
through to 25 August 2013, and also on August Bank Holiday Monday,
26 August 2013. Due to demand, there is an extra timetabled
departure this year with tours running at 1200, 1300, 1400 and 1500.
Starting from the traditional location of Southport Pier, the tours
will operate as a free-of-charge circular service taking in the
sights of Southport, on a tour that has proved a popular tourist
attraction for many decades. These tours will be provided entirely
by volunteers. After a very popular 1st year the, the tours are to
be operated using historic Leyland Atlanteans that have been
operating these tours in past years and are now in preservation;
1449 (GKA 449L) and 1551 (OLV 551M). A closed top vehicle will be
substituted in adverse weather conditions. The tours take in such
beautiful Southport attractions as the Marine Lake, Marine Bridge,
Royal Birkdale Golf Course, Hesketh Park, Lord Street Boulevard and
the Botanic Gardens." For more information, consult the
MTT's website at:-