This year’s Open Evening was once again a fantastic event, as visitors sampled a wide range of activities showcasing all Culcheth High School has to offer.

Fantastic activities took place all across the school with every department highlighting the exciting learning that takes place at Culcheth High School. Visitors were invited to play instruments, participate in dances, and compete in maths activities, Scrabble challenges, and robot programming.

Guided tours of the school took people to the Art Department’s ‘World of Pure Imagination’, a French and Spanish café, and a Drama Department bringing the music and movement of the West End here to Culcheth. Current students were keen to explain their roles in projects like ‘Future in Mind’ and ‘Duke of Edinburgh’, whilst others demonstrated their aerial acrobatics on the trampolines.

The Science Department was alive the sights, sounds and smells of incredible experiments that mesmerised our visitors. Explosions were not just confined to this area of the school however, as a pulsating ‘lava’ erupted from a volcano constructed by students in the Geography department. Just across the corridor, the History Department invited people to enter their World War 2 bomb shelter and reflect upon the experiences of those who coped in the Blitz.

In both Technology and Food Technology, the subjects were brought to life with a range of activities, including cooking and laser cutting, to challenge and excite those who took part. The RE Department asked visitors to contemplate ideas of Buddhism whilst developing sand art, and the Music Department was filled with the banging of drums, the crashing of cymbals and the tinkling of piano keys.

Our younger visitors were able to get to know their way around the school by completing a quiz where the answers could be discovered throughout the evening. It was extremely popular, with all correct entries entered into a draw to win an Amazon Echo Dot. The lucky winner will be revealed in the next edition of our newsletter.