On September 27th a memorial was dedicated to the young men of Farington who gave their lives in the defence of our country during the Great War.
In the summer of 2015 Year 9 students had an out of this world experience when they were involved in Space Week. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (the STEM subjects) led the way by offering a whole range of lessons based on the exploration of space.
Many congratulations to Year 8 Science students for their excellent habitat models.
Nine girls, from Year 7 to 9, were invited to attend the National Squash Champs as a reward for taking part in the Sport England Girls Racketball course which took place at Leyland Leisure Centre in November/December 2014.
On Thursday 7th May our U16s Athletics team travelled to Preston Sports Arena for the South Ribble Athletics competition.
Despite the weather not being brilliant there were huge crowds at our Spring Fair on Saturday 9th May.
Over the past few months senior members of Balshaw’s eco-team, have been conducting research in to Ground Source Heating for our school.
As part of our Science and Engineering week we had some visitors at Balshaw’s!
High flying visit to Balshaw’s organised by Mrs Wilson
In years nine, ten and eleven, students at Balshaw’s Church of England High School learn about the Holocaust. During the Holocaust eleven million people were killed, of which six million were Jewish people.
On Monday 2nd February, a large number of students from Balshaw’s Church of England High School went on a trip to watch a live performance of A View from the Bridge at the Bolton Octagon Theatre. The play, written by Arthur Miller, focuses mainly around the story of a married couple and their niece, as well as the two Italian immigrants that they take into their home.
Some of our Pupils were lucky enough to go along and watch a Thunder Netball game in Manchester. They met some of their players too.