Amie’s interactive display wins geography competition

Amie’s interactive display wins geography competition

Year 7 geography students were set the task of researching an amazing ‘superlative’ place of their choice.

This means that they had to mix and match superlative adjectives like ‘tallest’, ‘longest’, ‘deadliest’ with place words like ‘mountain’, ‘river’, ‘city’, etc.

They were given this as homework and given the option to display their work however they wished to, as long as it featured facts, maps, places and pictures.

We have received some fabulous display boards, cakes, models, posters, presentations and more!

This year’s winner Amie has produced an outstanding interactive display board with models to show her research into plate tectonics and the most tectonically active area of the planet.

Congratulations Amie – this is the best project we have ever seen in year 7!

Mrs Hugo, Head of Geography.

Archie walks for autism charity

Archie walks for autism charity

Tottington High School year 7 pupil, Archie G recently raised over £500 for the National Autistic Society by walking over 5 kilometres around his local area in a sponsored event. We caught up with Archie’s mum, and she told us:

“The walk was supposed to take place in Manchester City centre, in an event called the Spectrum Night Walk. It’s arranged through the National Autistic Society which I have used a lot since Archie’s diagnosis in May 2018. We gathered our sponsor money through a Just Giving page and managed to raise £565 in total, which is fantastic seeing as we only put in an original target of £100!”

“Anyone who knows Archie, knows he doesn’t have the best stamina, so doing a 5km walk was quite a task for him, and he wanted to raise money for people who were just like him and raise awareness for autism too. Unfortunately, due to Covid, the walk was cancelled but we were encouraged to complete it within out local area. So that is exactly what we did. We had to track it on the running and cycling app Strava, and then I emailed the Spectrum Night Walk organisers a screenshot as evidence we had completed the 5km. Archie received a medal and t-shirt for completing it which he wears with pride.”

As a school we are immensely proud of Archie (pictured here with his medal), and he has met and chatted with our Headteacher, Ella Brett who congratulated him and rewarded him with a box of chocolates to enjoy over the half term break.

Well done Archie!!

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