Ricky takes a bite out of art

Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson is to switch the microphone for a paintbrush in new CBBC show, Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam as part of the BBC’s Lockdown Learning. Each episode sees the former art teacher invite a celebrity friend into his art studio to chat about their lives and art passions.

Rainford High’s teaching assistant wins prestigious award

A teaching assistant from Rainford High was recently named School Support Star of the Year at the Educate Awards.  Miss Greenway was nominated by her colleague Kate Thomas, assistant SENCO at the school. In her nomination, Mrs Thomas wrote how Miss Greenway is one of the most supportive, approachable and proactive members of the

Meet Ms Hussain – the region’s Teacher of the Year

Suaad Hussain, from the Academy of St Francis Assisi (ASFA), was crowned the Teacher of the Year at the Educate Awards, last month. Teacher of RE, Ms Suaad Hussain, has been at ASFA since 2014 and was nominated by the academy’s Senior Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Andrea St John. The nomination detailed how

Giorno Della Memoria connecting classrooms to bring peace

During this lockdown Alsop High School has continued to develop a partnership with a group of Italian teachers led by Ms Franca Gambari, who teaches in Modena, Northern Italy.  Alsop students sent their Holocaust Memorial Day film to Italy, where the film was edited with Italian subtitles. This week the Italian

Rainford High students secure place on prestigious law programme

Five Year 10 Rainford High students are celebrating after being granted a place on Liverpool John Moore's University's (LJMU) Law Factor Programme 2021. Following successful submission and school support of their applications, students Amy Moss, Laura Kenny, Faith Hampson-Gleave, Georgia Keogh and Rachael Arnold have secured a place on the prestigious