On Friday 12th December that staff and Post 16 Centre students got in the festival mood by dusting off their Christmas Jumpers in Aid of Save The Children. The school was adorned with Reindeers, Santa’s and Christmas trees while donations poured in to a tune of £131.60. With the Government’s generous doubling, the Staff and Post 16 Students have raised nearly £300.
On Thursday the 8th of January Ed Miliband, Labour Party Leader and Prime Minister hopeful selected Hucknall as the venue for his opening salvo in the first round of what he called ‘the end of the phony war’. He launched his People’s Question Time sessions and Holgate sixth Formers were invited to attend.
Mr Lees took a small group of interested pupils to see politics in action. The John Godber Centre in Hucknall town hosted the event. Pupils from both year 12 and 13 listened intently as Ed Miliband fielded a whole host of questions on topics that were of direct interest to them!
On 18th December 28 Year 10 students went to Nottingham University’s Physics department to experiment with some undergraduate practicals. The students listened intently to a short lecture about interference patterns, before trying to figure out the wavelength of laser light, and looking at how different coloured light would change their observations. After a quick lunch students then got to try out some very sensitive equipment – one slight knock meant they had to start again – even Mrs Brewster and Mr Bailey struggled to set it back up again.